Best Drawing Paper For Your Arts and Crafts Projects

What’s The Best Paper To Use With Copic Markers? Check out all of these great tips from these amazing artists and drawing bloggers. Here is what they use… When investing in top quality markers such as Copics. You want to find paper that will show off the beautiful artwork you’ve created. As Copic Markers use

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Valentine’s Day is next month, so there is plenty of time to create something special. Create a decoration or make a gorgeous gift to celebrate the day of love. Here are some ideas to get you started… Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #valentinesdaycrafts #knitting #crochet #sewing

On My Needles Yippee!!  I finally found some yarn to knit with! I bought the 100% cotton 50g ball of Hilaza Fantasia by Omega 8 at a haberdashery store. I happened upon it on a recent walk. Such a serendipitous encounter! The color is turquoise (turquesa in Spanish) and reminds me of the Caribbean Sea.

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Best Drawing Pencils for all your arts and crafts projects

After getting a number of requests from readers, we have put together this huge drawing guide for you 🙂 Learn, Perfect and Master Looking for something specific? See our table of contents below. In a hurry? Check out our Key Takeaways and top recommendations at the bottom of this post. Something we forgot? Leave a

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Markers for all your arts and crafts projects.

Welcome! Prepare to become well informed! After getting many requests from readers, we have put together this colossal markers guide for you. We can guarantee this post will help you become a guru! In this post, we share a wealth of information on best markers for drawing, sketching and illustrations. We have a comprehensive guide

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The Top 25 Best Drawing Books

This week we’re all about choosing the best drawing books to help you improve. Practicing your drawing is always fun and enjoyable. Added to that is the joy of seeing your progress over time, with practice you become better. We have scoured top recommendations from professional artists and novices alike to create this list of

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The Beginning is the most important part of the work

On My Needles I will be honest, knitting and yarn are featuring in my dreams. As I have no project at present, my unconscious is telling me to get my act together and get knitting. I’ve even asked my daughter if I can take some of the yarn she is using. The answer was no

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Top 100 Drawing Blogs

Drawing is a creative and enjoyable hobby, and there’s no doubt about it. It’s no surprise that so many people love doing it. However, with many other creative pursuits, it’s easy to run out of ideas! Added to that, drawing doesn’t come like magic! It takes practice and lots of it. So, that’s why we

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Many people often find they get on a roll when it comes to crafting. They just keep on going because being creative is rewarding. I have really enjoyed the creative space, my knitting provides in my life. Recently my youngest has got into reading the Harry Potter series. Hence the theme for this week's roundup...Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #knitting #crochet #harrypottercrafts

On My Needles Nothing on my needles at the moment, still 🙁 I have traveled to Mexico and where I am right now is hot and humid. My youngest has a knitting project on her needles, and I have been helping her a tiny bit. It takes all my resolve not to take over, as

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Relaxation and knitting. This quote, sums it up beautifully… “Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn’t hurt the untroubled spirit either.” - Elizabeth Zimmermann. Whenever life starts to feel overwhelming, taking time out for some craft may just help. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #pineconecraft #knitting #crochet #diy

On My Needles What I have been doing this week, is adding some new goodies to my Gifts For Knitters post. I am feeling very neglectful of my knitting lately. Where I am at the moment in Spain, doesn’t have a yarn store, so I haven’t found any yarn that inspires me. I just have

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In crafting there are no mistakes just unique creations Penguin Crafts

On My Needles I have found some knitting inspiration this week. My needles are still empty, but this shawl is something I dream about making.   The Forest Grove Shawl by Mara Catherine Bryner (Orange Knits) is stunning. I came across this design when reading Jamie’s post on Knitsophy Designs. The center reminds me of

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Thinking about bringing in the New Year, I am excited by the possibilities of 2019. Guests will be so impressed by your own efforts if you manage to create any of these New Year Eve Crafts. I know Christmas is only weeks away and that in itself is exciting!! I hope you are looking forward New Year’s Eve and to a thoroughly inspirational and creative 2019!! Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #newyears #newyearseve #diycrafts

On My Needles Having finished my Honey Cowl, there is nothing on my needles at the moment. I will be sure to share my next knitting project with you when I decide what I will make 🙂 If you have a work in progress, I’d love to see a pic. My eldest has been busy

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The days and weeks ahead may get just a little hectic with celebrations. Taking sneaky moments of knitting helps keep me a little calmer :) The rhythm of the needles is indeed like soft music playing. Hoping that whilst you craft in the coming weeks, music plays to you too. Here’s what we’ve found for you this week to inspire your crafting ventures. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #knitting #knittingpatterns #knittinginspiration

On My Needles I finished the Honey Cowl made from Angora Wool and it is super snugly and soft. It is shedding, so that it not so great 🙁 When I wear it, the turquoise fibers get stuck to whatever else I am wearing. I searched in Ravelry to find out if there are any

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To Shop Or Not To Shop What A Silly Question

It’s nearly that time again… To help you get into the spirit of the upcoming holiday, we’ve shared some fabulous Thanksgiving craft ideas. Thanksgiving will soon be upon us and no doubt you are busy getting organized for the celebration. Something else that may be on your mind is the sales following Thanksgiving! Black Friday

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The Christmas Craft Inspiration shared this week include some lovely ideas to try It’s so easy to get flustered and bothered with preparations for Christmas and gift giving. As a maker taking the time to create those handmade Christmas gifts is something you love to do. Doing craft allows you to just relax and enjoy the making. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #christmascrafts #christmas #craft #diy

On My Needles The yarn I am working with is 100% Spanish Angora goat yarn. Super soft and dare I say it, hairy 🙂 There is some shedding going on as I knit. The pattern is the Honey Cowl by Antonia Shankland/Madeline Tosh I have used this pattern before and it is very easy to

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Be Kind Be Thoughtful Thanksgiving Crafts

On My Needles I stayed up late one night this week and finished knitting the Ridged Shawl by Vanessa Ewing (Plymouth Yarns) After blocking, I realized that the edges were not as straight as I thought they would be. I have learned from other lovely knitters that I didn’t pick up enough stitches on one

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The times I have been knitting lately made me think of this quote. I’ve shared articles on the health benefits of knitting and how some people find knitting is their meditation. I can get to a place of stillness and sanctuary in my mind when I knit. It’s a wonderful space. How about you? Do you find knitting is your quiet time?Here is the crafty goodness for this week… Enjoy! Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #dinosaurcrafts #knitting #crochet #sewing

On My Needles My Ridged Shawl is coming along, and I have enjoyed seeing the colors change. As the repeating lace pattern is easy, I am finding that my knitting is getting a little quicker. I am a little concerned about when the pattern asks for me to pick up stitches for the edge that

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Only 3 more weeks until Halloween!! Still plenty of time to get busy with crafting. This week we’ve found the Top 10 Best Halloween Crafts For Kids. Decorate your home with handmade Halloween themed craft by by the little ones in your life. We know that Halloween is fun for the whole family! Please share. Sign up to our craft inspiration roundup newsletter and make Mondays more manageable. Fabulous Crafty ideas and projects delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #halloweencraftforkids #halloweencrafts #kidscraft

On My Needles This week I planned to sew in the ends of my daughter’s scarf. Then I found a Yarn shop close to where I am living. Of course, this meant I could start a new project! Yippee!   I bought Katia Merino Baby Plus yarn, it is so soft, and I love the

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This week it’s all about inspiration for your creative space. I was encouraged to write about this topic having seen Jennifer McGuire’s introduction video. Her craft room and craft table are spectacular!! And suddenly after some considerable amount of time searching online, I found all these amazing creative spaces for crafters. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #crafttable #craftroom #craft #DIY

On My Needles I finally finished knitting my daughter’s scarf! I’m hoping that it will be softer after washing it by hand. (Not in the washing machine! Like last time. Oops.) When it’s wet, I will block it. For those of you who have joined me for the first time, the knit stitch is Crest

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Top 100 Craft Blogs Crafty Like Granny

This week we are celebrating those fantastic and hard working craft bloggers that give us so much inspiration and joy. We asked our lovely readers, and they are currently voting for their favorite Craft Bloggers. As you can see, there are not quite 100 yet. Votes from our lovely readers are still coming in. I

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Do you get excited about creating for Halloween? I will never forget my first experience of being invited to a Halloween Party. I was completely blown away by the spooky bats, spiderwebs, ghosts and glowing pumpkins! Such fun :) This week’s crafty goodness is all about amazingly easy Halloween crafts. Enjoy! Please share. Join now for creative craft inspiration. The best in craft delivered to your inbox every Monday - CraftyLikeGranny.com #halloweencrafts #craft #diy

On My Needles I spent time this week sewing in the ends I had so far on my daughter’s scarf. Hoping that will make it easier when I have finished the knitting. Do you sew in your ends as you go or do you wait until you’ve finished all the knitting?   Crafty Tools –

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Being true to what is important to you is what matters. I’m making my own roadmap. Sure, there are bumps and unexpected potholes but I see them as challenges I can learn from. In case you were wondering when these moments of reflection happen, it is when I am quietly knitting :)Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #knitting #craft #crochet #sewing #quilting #DIY

On My Needles I’ve made little progress on my daughter’s scarf lately. Sneaky moments of knitting have been few and far between this week! After scouring Pinterest for inspiration, *cough* (procrastinating), I’m still no closer to choosing what is next on my needles. There is so much choice; it can be hard to make a

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Do you give yourself permission to simply stop and take time for yourself? Perhaps 'your time' is when you craft, I hope this is so. I love the quote above because it encourages me to get out in nature and enjoy the beauty. Do you love watching the falling leaves too? Here's your dose of craftiness for this week...Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #knitting #crochet #sewing #craft

What’s Next On My Needles I have been thinking about what to make next in my knitting journey. There is indeed too much to choose from when it comes to fabulous knitting patterns. How do you choose? Do you fall in love with a particular yarn and then find a pattern to suit? Or do

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Inspiration from the crafting world, is found this week from the fall season. Fall is my favorite season, as it is a chance to knit for cooler weather. The changing colors in the trees is always so glorious to watch. There is a change in light outside, it is softer somehow. Hope you looking forward to the fall season and the crafting opportunities it brings. Here are some fabulous Fall Craft Ideas. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #fallcraftideas #knitting #crochet #sewing

On My Needles The scarf I am making for my daughter is coming along slowly. I was excited to hear from a reader; Vicki who asked how the scallops were made. I explained that the lace pattern repeats create them. The crest of the wave lace pattern and the colors remind me of the bottom

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Seasons change and some of us welcome them with open hearts and creative minds. New colors in our midst, inspire us, motivate the maker in us. Somehow I get a new perspective on my crafting journey, in the fall. So many ideas for projects to complete for now and to be ready for the winter months. A selection of fall craft goodness to inspire you. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #knitting #crochet #sewing #quilting

On My Needles After my recent knitting disaster, I thought it best to keep on keeping on. I am making my youngest daughter a scarf 🙂   The stitch pattern is Crest of the Wave lace stitch, and it has been easy so far. The repeats for the lace stitch are the same, so I

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Lifelong Learning of Craft is something I strongly believe in. It keeps the mind active and the heart full. Lifelong Learning is part of a crafting journey. It is so satisfying when you are learning something new and it actually turns out! Here are some ideas for your Life Long Learning crafting journey.Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #knitting #crochet

My Stormy Lace Cowl Update… Oh what a disaster 🙁 I managed to sew up the ends of my Stormy Lace Cowl and revel in its glorious softness. (if you didn’t see last weeks update here is the link for the start of this story) Then disaster struck! I unwittingly collected my cowl in clothes

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Crafting is my kinda thing. Yours too? There are so many fabulous craft ideas to be inspired by. Whatever work in progress you have going on, may it continue to bring happiness. If you've recently finished one, relish that sense of achievement and by all means do a little happy dance!! Hope you enjoy this week's crafty goodness...Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #knitting #crochet #sewing

Crafting is my kinda thing. Yours too? There are so many fabulous craft ideas to be inspired by and only so many you can undertake, but that’s okay 🙂 When you do finish a craft project, it’s such a feeling of accomplishment and joy. I am edging closer to finishing off a colorful crocheted blanket

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With Back To School in the air, sharing this quote from Dr Seuss with my own kids, helped them to get excited about going back to school. Many families will be experiencing back to school and to make it more fun, incorporate some fabulous craft!! Our inspiration this week focuses on Back To School Crafts that are super fun and easy to do. Enjoy! Please share. You will always look forward to Mondays, with our craft inspiration roundups -CraftyLikeGranny.com #backtoschoolcrafts #kidscrafts

Hi there Crafty Friend First off this week… I am introducing a new feature – Crafty Tools – Making Your Everyday Better In this section we are going to include useful items to make your workday easier and your time away from work more enjoyable. To kick things off, something we have been using since

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‘Clean out a corner of your mind and creativity will instantly fill it.’ Crafting and being creative is such a pleasure to fill your mind with, don’t you agree? This week we are sharing some fabulous crafty goodness, that’s sure to make a happy place in that corner of your mind. Enjoy and happy crafting! Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #knitting #crochet #sewing #embroidery

I love this quote! Crafting and being creative is such a pleasure to fill your mind with, don’t you agree? This week there is some fabulous crafty goodness, that’s sure to make a happy place in that corner of your mind 🙂 Enjoy and happy crafting!

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Once you gain confidence in a particular craft, things become more interesting and exciting. The inspiration we’ve found this week will be sure to get your craft ideas flowing. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com

This is so true of craft pursuits; there are so many ideas to try! Once you gain confidence in a particular craft, things become more interesting and exciting. The inspiration we’ve found this week will be sure to get your craft ideas flowing.

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There is so much we can learn about our chosen crafts and so many willing to teach us. We have more ability to access knowledge from around the world than ever before! It is the knowledge that we retain that builds our wisdom. As always our aim is to help inspire you in craft, enjoy what’s on offer this week… Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #knitting #crochet #crafts #DIY #Sewing

There is so much we can learn about our chosen crafts and so many willing to teach us. We have more ability to access knowledge from around the world than ever before! The knowledge that we gain is certainly important but wisdom is powerful. It is the knowledge that we retain that builds our wisdom.

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This article features 10 fabulous crafting projects to make. Particularly beneficial for those of us who love to make and are looking for inspiration. Whether you knit, crochet, sew, or embroider. There's something to get your creative juices flowing. -- Repin this and click through to read about these 10 great craft projects. Make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #knitting #crocheting #sewing #DIY #crafts

Creativity can be expressed in so many ways. I’ve been enjoying learning to knit a lace pattern with baby alpaca yarn. So gorgeous and soft and I love seeing the lace design evolve with each row. It always amazes me, how many creative projects and people there are online. As always, we’ve spent hours searching

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When you craft are you in your happy place? Working with your hands, being creative and producing beautiful items brings happiness. That’s what we crafters are all about :) Makers are happiest when crafting. Hope you enjoy the crafting inspiration gathered for you this week. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #knitting #crocheting #craft #sewing #DIY #4thofJuly

When you craft, are you in your happy place? Working with your hands, being creative and producing beautiful items brings happiness. That’s what we crafters are all about 🙂 Makers are happiest when crafting. Hope you enjoy the crafting inspiration gathered for you this week 🙂 P.S Prime Day on Amazon is coming very soon.

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3 Ps for Craft Practice Patience Persistence

These life skills are beneficial for many areas of life, including Craft pursuits. Practice helps us to develop our chosen craft skills further. Patience gives us the opportunity to slow down and take your time working on our craft. Persistence means that no matter how long it takes you will finish a project. Hope you

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I Love Handmade and I am sure you do too! As part of the crafting community, you get a sense of the sheer talent that’s out there. I love finding fabulous craft projects for you. I hope you enjoy this week’s crafty goodness. Please share. You will always look forward to Mondays, with our craft inspiration roundups -CraftyLikeGranny.com #knitting #quilting #craft #DIY #sewing

I love handmade, and I am sure you do too! As part of the crafting community, you get a sense of the sheer talent that’s out there. I love finding fabulous craft projects for you. I hope you enjoy this week’s crafty goodness 🙂 P.S Amazon Prime Day is coming so I’ve recently written a

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Composition with threads and sewing accessories on grey background

Amazon Prime Day Is Coming!! Update: Amazon have announced that Amazon Prime Day 2018 will on July 16 be from 12pm PT/3pm ET, for a day and a half!! That’s 36 hours of deals!! (please note this post contains affiliate links) Here are some fab Amazon Prime Day deals  for crafters but be quick they

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Take Life One Stitch At A Time... We sometimes rush through our days, with everything we have to do. The idea of taking life one stitch at a time, helps my mind race less. I approach tasks a little more calmly. The hand stitching I am doing on my daughter's quilt is soothing. I am mindful of this approach to life and feel more able. Here's our crafty goodness for this week. Enjoy! Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com

Take Life One Stitch At A Time… We sometimes rush through our days, with everything we have to do. The idea of taking life one stitch at a time, helps my mind race less. I approach tasks a little more calmly. The hand stitching I am doing on my daughter’s quilt is soothing. I am

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I Made It Myself. There is something very gratifying in saying these words. Knowing you have used your own creative skills to produce something handmade. Receiving praise from others on your handmade efforts is always welcomed. However being proud of yourself is even more important. In this week’s roundup there are some truly gorgeous projects to try. Enjoy!Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #craft #knitting #crochet

I Made It Myself There is something very gratifying in saying these words. Knowing you have used your own creative skills to produce something handmade. Receiving praise from others on your handmade efforts is always welcomed. However being proud of yourself is even more important. In this week’s roundup there are some truly gorgeous projects

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Happiness Is A Way Of Travel Not A Destination. With diligence and effort we believe we will somehow get to a point of happiness. This quote made me think differently about happiness and how it’s threaded throughout life. We experience moments when we are unhappy, which is okay. My very wise Mom says “You’ve got to hold on to the good” My crafting makes me happy, how about you? Hope this week’s roundup of craft inspiration brings you happiness. Please share. #knitting #crochet #DIY #sewing

I saw this quote during my readings on the internet this week – “Happiness is a way of travel, not a destination” ~ Roy Goodman It got me thinking about how one aims for happiness. With diligence and effort we believe we will somehow get to a point of happiness. This quote made me think

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I cannot count my day complete 'til needle, thread and fabric meet. I am thinking of the warmer weather and this is where I’ve drawn inspiration, for this week’s crafty goodness. Crafters seem to gain creative spirit in late Spring, early Summer. Plenty of wonderful ideas included below. Enjoy! Please share. You will always look forward to Mondays, with our craft inspiration roundups -CraftyLikeGranny.com #knitting #crocheting #craft #DIY #sewing #quilting

I cannot count my day complete ’til needle, thread and fabric meet. I am thinking of the warmer weather and this is where I’ve drawn inspiration, for this week’s crafty goodness. I love late Spring and early Summer with it’s bright cheeriness 🙂 Crafters seem to gain creative spirit around this time. How about you?

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Too many ideas not enough time is something that I think about regularly!! There are so many wonderful projects to create. Time is not always on our side but when you do take the time to craft, it is so worth it. Here are some more ideas to add to your list of possibilities. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #knitting #crochet #knittingstitches #knittingpatterns

Too many ideas not enough time is something that I think about regularly!! There are so many wonderful projects to create. Time is not always on our side but when you do take the time to craft, it is so worth it 🙂 Here are some more ideas to add to your list of possibilities…

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Take Time To Do What Makes Your Soul Happy is something that as crafters, we can completely relate to :) There needs to be joy in life. Crafting brings us that joy and makes our soul happy! Here's our roundup of some crafting joy for this week. Take a look... Make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #knitting #crocheting #sewing #embroidery

Take Time To Do What Makes Your Soul Happy is something that as crafters, we can completely relate to 🙂 There needs to be joy in life. Crafting brings us that joy and makes our soul happy! Here’s our roundup of some crafting joy for this week. Take a look…

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It is the little things that make life big, sometimes we need to celebrate this more. Yes it can be frustrating when a craft project is just waiting to get finished! However, even a little progress is one step closer to completion. Our inspiration this week is focusing on craft that makes our lives big :) Please share. Join now for creative craft inspiration. The best in craft delivered to your inbox every Monday - CraftyLikeGranny.com #craft #DIY #knitting_inspiration #crochet

It is the little things that make life big, sometimes we need to celebrate this more. Yes it can be frustrating when a craft project is just waiting to get finished! However, even a little progress is one step closer to completion. Our inspiration this week is focusing on craft that makes our lives big

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Whatever you love to make, may it always bring you joy. The making, creating, gaining skill and knowledge is a big part of a crafter’s life. Some of us started out young, with family members sharing their knowledge with us. Some of us find our creativity later in life. However you came to craft, doesn’t matter. What matters is the making. Please repin. Make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #knitting #crocheting #sewing #embroidery

Our community of makers is vast and varied and that’s what makes it so unique! Whatever you love to make, may it always bring you joy. The making, creating, gaining skill and knowledge is a big part of a crafter’s life. Some of us started out young, with family members sharing their knowledge with us.

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Receiving something hand made on Mother’s Day is always a delight. In this week’s craft inspiration I’ve found some fab projects that would make wonderful gifts for Mom. Some of the crafty ideas tie in with this year’s Earth Day Theme of Reduce Plastic Pollution. Reuseable hand made items instead of using plastic. And other super handmade gifts to try. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #Craft #DIY #Mothersdaygift

Love to Craft – Gift Ideas For Mom This week is all about craft inspiration for gifts to give to your Mom. Receiving something handmade on Mother’s Day is always a delight. My kids have often secreted themselves away before Mother’s Day, to make a crafty project for me. Their handmade cards and little sewing

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Receiving something hand made on Mother’s Day is always a delight. In this week’s craft inspiration I’ve found some fab projects that would make wonderful gifts for Mom. Some of the crafty ideas tie in with this year’s Earth Day Theme of Reduce Plastic Pollution. Reuseable hand made items instead of using plastic. And other super handmade gifts to try. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #Craft #DIY #Mothersdaygift

This week is all about craft inspiration for Mothers Day Crafts. Receiving something handmade on Mother’s Day is always a delight. My kids have often secreted themselves away before Mother’s Day to do a crafty project for me. Their handmade cards and little sewing or knitted projects bring a smile to my face. In this

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"Hand Made Craft Rocks!" Some of my most treasured items are hand made. My Grandmother's embroidered tablecloths. The beautiful knitted baby dress and jacket my Mother made for me. I am sure you also have treasured hand made items. I'd love to hear about them. Hope you enjoy all the crafty goodness this week...Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #knitting #crochet #craft #DIY

  Every week I am amazed at the heaps of creative ideas that crafters share. In this post, I am sharing inspiration with the thought in mind “Hand Made Craft Rocks!” Some of my most treasured items are handmade. My Grandmother’s embroidered tablecloths, with such intricate work. The beautiful knitted baby dress and jacket my

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Do you get so engrossed in your crafting, that you are in your own world? No matter what gets your creative juices flowing, craft with happiness and a sense of humor. I've really enjoyed learning a new knitting skill, reading a pattern from a chart. Looking forward to tackling some more complex designs. We share some excellent tutorials for beginners plus more. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #knitting #crochet #DIY

Do you get so engrossed in your crafting, that you are in your own world? Craft Like No One’s Watching 🙂 No matter what gets your creative juices flowing, craft with happiness and a sense of humor. My dishcloths that I’ve been knitting up have worked out well. I’ve really enjoyed learning a new knitting

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To Craft or Not to Craft? What a silly question!!I love this quote, it makes me smile :) Crafting is such a big part of many people's lives and it provides such joy. I love being part of a creative community where people share their ideas.It will be definitely a 'To Craft' answer for me! How about you? Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #knitting_inspiration #Knittingpatternsfree #crochet #craft #sewing

To Craft or Not to Craft? What a silly question!! I love this, it makes me smile 🙂 Crafting is such a big part of many people’s lives and it provides such joy. I really love gathering together all the crafty ideas, for the Top 10 In Craft inspiration for you. Here is the crafty

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When experiencing a little hiccup in your crafting project this is a good quote to remember. Mistakes are part of a crafter’s journey and not getting too upset is the key. The craft inspiration for this week is all about ease and a reminder that there are some serious crafters out there, who no doubt also have made their share of mistakes! Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #craft #craftideas #knitting #crochet

Keep Calm and Craft On 🙂 When experiencing a little hiccup in your crafting project, this is a good quote to remember. Recently I attempted a knitting hat where I made a rather large mistake where I decreased too many stitches in one row and I couldn’t go back and fix it. I needed to

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Crafting makes everything better even Mondays!! We hope that our Top 10 in Craft inspiration that’s delivered every Monday, gets your week off to a great start :) This time of year brings renewed vigor and creativity, as we are surrounded by new life and growth in the nature around us. Check out what we've got for your craft projects. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #craft #knitting #knitting_inspiration #crochet

Crafting makes everything better even Mondays!! We hope that our Top 10 in Craft inspiration that’s delivered every Monday, gets your week off to a great start 🙂 This time of year brings renewed vigor and creativity, as we are surrounded by new life and growth in the nature around us. Thanks to Anna, one

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Spring is in the air! Spring is such a lovely season, we say goodbye to those really cold days and look forward to more sun and warmth! Easy Easter Craft Inspiration is the theme of our Top 10 in Craft this week. Easter is a lovely time for the whole family. We hope you enjoy all the wonderful crafty ideas below and that you too are looking forward to Easter. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #EasterCrafts

Spring is in the air! Spring is such a lovely season, we say goodbye to those freezing days and look forward to more sun and warmth! Easter Crafts Inspiration is the theme of our Top 10 in Craft this week. Easter is a lovely time for the whole family. We hope you enjoy all the

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Crafting Is My Therapy. I’ve shared about crafting and the health benefits it can have. For many of us Crafting is our Therapy. Doing something with our hands centers us, makes us calmer. To help you along with your Craft Therapy, here are some fabulous craft ideas. Check out the free knitting patterns, sewing tutorials, St Patrick Day Craft ideas and more. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #Craft #knitting #crochet

Crafting Is My Therapy I’ve shared about crafting and the health benefits it can have. For many of us Crafting is our Therapy. Doing something with our hands centers us, makes us calmer. To help you along with your Craft Therapy, here are some fabulous craft ideas. 

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Eat Sleep Craft Repeat Yes! Most definitely! This is the way to live! Eating, Sleeping, doing some craft and then the next day, repeating it all again.For some of us this might be very much our daily life! Some of us have to just squeeze some craft in :) Take a look at the fabulous crafting ideas for this week. #Knitting #Crochet #Embroidery #Sewing #Art Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com

Eat Sleep Craft Repeat Yes! Most definitely! This is the way to live 🙂 Eating, Sleeping, doing some craft and then the next day, repeating it all again. Take a look at the fabulous crafting ideas for this week.

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Being Crafty is not a hobby, it is a way of life. Crafting is varied and wonderful. For some people it is their life. Many people have started out with craft just as a hobby. Then it’s become their way of earning a living. How fabulous that their crafting passion has lead to bigger and better things Here’s your crafting inspiration for this week. Enjoy! Please share. You will always look forward to Mondays, with our craft inspiration roundups -CraftyLikeGranny.com

Being Crafty is not a hobby, it is a way of life Crafting is varied and wonderful. For some people it is their life. Many people have started out with craft just as a hobby. Then it’s become their way of earning a living. How fabulous that their crafting passion has lead to bigger and

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"The Desire To Create is One of the Deepest Yearnings of the Human Soul"Does the quote above resonate with you? When life gets busy and you can’t find the time for craft, do you yearn to be creative? Just taking even a few moments here and there, can make a difference. Finding inspiration this week, includes a little something for Valentine’s Day.Enjoy!Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #craft

“The Desire To Create is One of the Deepest Yearnings of the Human Soul” Does the quote above resonate with you? When life gets busy, and you can’t find the time for craft, do you yearn to be creative? Just taking even a few moments here and there, can make a difference. A sense of

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Pin Cushion that looks like a starfish on a table with quilted star pieces and blue cotton thread.

Some of the most rewarding projects, are those that we’ve labored over for a long time. The utter joy experienced when sewing up the final stitch on a quilt. Finishing up the last row on a sweater and seeing the end in sight. Watching the beaming smile of the person who has received your gift.

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Has your creativity experienced renewed vigor, being a reader of Crafty Like Granny? :) Love this quote. Creativity is contagious. Pass it on - Albert Einstein. Start with something small and eventually you will be tackling bigger projects. We are passing on the creativity found in the inspiring crafty articles below. Enjoy :)Please share. Look forward to Mondays with our craft inspiration newsletter. Crafty goodness delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #Craft

Creativity is Contagious, Pass it On!! I love this quote! Have you ever been to a class to learn a new crafting skill and been infected by the creativity of others in the room? Has your creativity experienced renewed vigor, being a reader of Crafty Like Granny? 🙂 Creativity is contagious. Start with something small

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Being creative is so rewarding and it sure does make one feel happier. The joy experienced when projects come together is wonderful. It doesn't matter how big or how small the task is, just doing a little is lovely. Picking up my knitting needles and click-clacking away brings a smile to my face. How about you? What's your crafting happiness? To help stimulate your crafting happiness and bring a smile to your face :) , here is this week’s inspiration.#craft #Knitting #crochet #DIY #kidscraft

Craftiness is Happiness! Being creative is so rewarding and it sure does make one feel happier. The joy experienced when projects come together is wonderful. It doesn’t matter how big or how small the task is, just doing a little is lovely. Picking up my knitting needles and click-clacking away brings a smile to my

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Have you ever been doing a task and thinking “I would rather be crafting”? I am sure there are many times that this thought has come into your mind. Particularly when doing something unrelated to craft, that you are not particularly enjoying :) We share some excellent tutorials for fabulous crafting inspiration. Here, here to dreaming about craft! Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #craft

Have you ever been doing a task and thinking “I would rather be crafting”? I am sure there are many times that this thought has come into your mind. Particularly when doing something unrelated to craft, that you are not particularly enjoying 🙂 Below are some excellent tutorials for fabulous crafting inspiration. Here, here to

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New crafts to learn... “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” —Plato All crafting projects have a beginning. It is in those initial stages where the excitement is. Choosing the project and searching for the required materials. Gathering everything together. Then finally starting. Whether it be the first stitch cast on, the threading of a needle, the folding of paper. (Whatever your chosen project requires at Step one) May you also find the thrill in beginnings.Please share. You will always look forward to Mondays, with our craft inspiration roundups -CraftyLikeGranny.com #craft

New crafts to learn… “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” —Plato All crafting projects have a beginning. It is in those initial stages where the excitement is. Choosing the project and searching for the required materials. Gathering everything together. Then finally starting. Whether it be the first stitch cast on, the

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You Know You Knit Too Much When.

Happy Holidays! If you have made hand crafted gifts for loved ones, may you relish their big appreciative smiles. You know you knit too much when… I know when I am knitting too much – my family says “You really love knitting don’t you. It is all you seem to do!” As I’ve mentioned before,

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Relaxation and knitting. This quote, sums it up beautifully… “Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn’t hurt the untroubled spirit either.” ― Elizabeth Zimmermann My very first Crafty Like Granny newsletter linked to an article about the health benefits of knitting and a recent study has shown that knitting, crocheting and jam

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In Crafting there are no mistakes just unique creations. Please share. Sign up to our craft inspiration roundup newsletter and make Mondays more manageable. Fabulous Crafty ideas and projects delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com

Mistakes are just unique creations. The above is a good quote to remember when beginning any new craft skill. Having a sense of humor when starting out is essential. There are plenty of excellent tutorials and craft ideas this week shared by those who have been crafting for a while. No doubt they also have

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Many people often find they get on a roll when it comes to crafting. They just keep on going because being creative is rewarding. I have finally finished a crocheted Granny Square blanket for my daughter. It has been a long time in the making 🙂 It felt so good to complete it and see

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Crafty Like Granny begins… I’ve just got back into craft after a long lapse. My own Mum is the inspiration for this site. ‘Granny’ as she is now known to my daughter,  has been doing creative things all her life and taught me many crafty skills. My reasons for starting this newsletter was to save

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