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!
Secret Pocket Hanger For Travellers Sewing Tutorial
These would make a great gift for traveling friends and family.
Follow Libby’s sewing tutorial on how to create a secret pocket hanger.
Tassel Basket DIY
A cheap and cheerful craft idea to jazz up a basket.
Simple and easy to do, follow The Vintage Mills tutorial.
How To Piece Quilt Backing
So many creative options for quilt backing suggested by Lindsay and Cindy in their post on Craftsy.
Beneficial tips on what fabrics to use for quilt backing, plus beautiful ideas to try.
How To Crochet The Star Stitch
A versatile crochet stitch to have in your skills knowledge base.
The stitch is very useful for creating table decor; think placemats, coasters.
Follow Jen’s easy to follow tutorial on Jen Hayes Creations.
DIY Leather Laptop Sleeve Tutorial
A very cool looking laptop sleeve that you can create yourself!
Follow Rachel’s tutorial on how to put together one made from leather.
Offer ends 1st August 2018
Creative Play With A Punch Needle
Have you tried Punch Needle embroidery?
Betz White has been playing around with this type of embroidery and shares her latest projects.
The revamped vintage sewing box has come up beautifully.
Sewing A Holy Grail Pattern
Tasha’s discovery of a vintage dress pattern she’d wanted to try makes an excellent sewing success story.
If you look through the styles and trends of yesteryear, there are some amazing patterns and ideas to be found. Like this one.
The style suits her so well and the fit, let her tell you about it.
Read more in her blog post.
One Year Of Stitches and Buttons Embroidery Hoop
I am in awe of Ashley’s stunning embroidery with buttons masterpiece.
It took her a whole year to complete! In her post, she shares her design process.
I loved seeing the photos of each stage and the brilliant color scheme she used.
A craft project I am adding to my “want to do” list 🙂
Wherever Wrap – Free Knitting Pattern
Using a simple lace motif design, Heidi from Hands Occupied shares her free Wherever Wrap knitting pattern.
Easy to customize and of course use colors that you love.
Heidi is a big fan of primary colors.
Patchwork Crochet Dog Pillow
Such a great looking pillow!
Follow Casey’s steps to crochet squares and put them together in the shape of a dog.
Such a clever design 🙂
Editor’s note: Our readers have said, in their free time, they love going back over previous editions of our roundups.
– So we’ve kept the crafty goodness below from this time last year.
How to Crochet the Basket Weave Stitch
The Make and Do Crew have you covered if you’ve ever wanted to learn how to crochet the Basket Weave Stitch.
Doesn’t it look lovely 🙂
Late Summer by Little Cotton Rabbits
Julie’s post about her knitting projects and the photography of the wonderful happenings in her garden is glorious.
Julie invites you into her creative life with beautiful, heartfelt writing.
DIY Punch Rug Artwork for Beginners
With the popularity of latch hook and punch rugs returning to the craft scene, this is an excellent tutorial for beginners.
Learn how to make Punch Rug Artwork by Francesa at Fall for DIY.
Rug making techniques are going to be seen more and more in the crafting space this fall 🙂
Dot-to-Dot: Quilting With Piecing as Your Guide
Learn how to create this superb technique, with Craftsy Instructor Angela Waters.
Her online course covers quilting a range of geometric designs using the dot-to-dot method, which requires little to no marking. (Affiliate Link)
The ‘Waiting For Bluebells’ Winter 1915/16 day dress
Leimomi Oakes, a textile and fashion historian, sewing teacher, writer and speaker has lots of historical sewing inspiration on her site.
Fascinating reading and viewing about sewing patterns/projects in a bygone era.
Ideas for Cooking In The Fall
There are some great wellness ideas and recipes for the upcoming fall season in this article.
Knitting In The News Around The World…
The call has gone out to knitters and crocheters from around Australia to help create 60,000 poppies to mark the hundredth anniversary of the end of World War I in November 2018.
Read the full article here.
Photo credit: Siobhan Heanue – ABC News
Hope you enjoyed this week’s craft inspiration roundup.
Please share any projects you have on the go, via the comment section below.
Yours in Craftiness Jodie 🙂