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.
Editor’s Note – All of these crafts and images belong to their original owners. I didn’t create them, I just wanted to help showcase their amazing work to you, my lovely readers. And also please pin the images from the owner’s site.
Simple Sewing Project For Kids
As part of ‘Sew a Softie,’ Trix from Coloured Buttons introduces you to ‘Harriet’ a little critter that loves to be around when any sewing needs to be done.
Follow her tutorial which includes easy to follow instructions with images and a video.
Embroidery artist Justyna Wolodkiewicz’s creations are like mini alien landscapes.
Made with a mix of traditional embroidery techniques plus 3D polymer clay shapes.
Truly unique and inspirational.
See more in Katie’s feature on The Fiber Studio.
Water Lily Washcloth
A great way to practice shaping in knitting.
Sybil Ra from Knitting and So On shares her free knitting pattern for these delightful washcloths.
As she suggests, they could also be used as pot holders or coasters.
A Breezy Modern Crochet Top
Toni of TL Yarn Crafts shares her summertime Crochet Top pattern.
A flattering design for any shape and casual enough for any event.
Follow Toni’s pattern on her blog.
Weaving Loom Basics
Patti from Hearth and Vine shares her experiences of trialing different weaving looms.
There are some helpful hints included in her post.
I look forward to creating some weaving of my own.
Crochet Chevron Blanket Pattern
Using Bernat Blanket Stripes yarn, Sarah from Repeat Crafter Me was inspired to create a crocheted Chevron blanket.
In her post, she shares a free pattern and instructions for a car seat size and also how you can make a larger blanket.
A delightful modern knitted wrap created with uneven stripes and eyelets.
Alexandra from Two of Wands shares her free knitting pattern.
I love the inclusion of the tassels 🙂
Three Ways To Block Yarn
Mandy from Red a Gape Blog shares three ways to block yarn.
Learn the techniques of immersion blocking, steam blocking, and spray blocking.
I am going to try one of these techniques to block my Stormy Lace Cowl I am working on.
Stripe Tassel Knitted Washcloth
If you are a beginner knitter, washcloths are a great project to try.
My Poppet Makes shares a simple knitted washcloth pattern with stripes and tassels.
Flour Sack Towels For Embroidery
The why and wherefore of flour sack towels for embroidery.
The history of these embroidered towels is fascinating.
Mary from Needle N Thread shares her tips on what to look for when creating your own embroidered flour sack towel.
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.
Japanese Knot Bag Sewing Tutorial
On the Cutting Floor shares a tutorial on how to make this simple Japanese Knot bag.
It is reversible, so you’ll have two bags in one!
French Inspired Cowl – Free Pattern
Two-toned cowls look fabulous, don’t they?
The Feminine Touch Designs share their free knitting pattern for this colorful french inspired cowl.
Urban Chic Cocoon Sweater
This gorgeous crocheted sweater is a clever and easy to do pattern.
Take a look at Hooked on Homemade Happiness.
How To Make A Granny Square Block
AGF has a collection for easy to create quilting blocks.
This is the tutorial for their Granny Square block.
Great for beginner quilters, this article has easy to follow instructions.
Spanish Sangria Recipe
Sangria is such a lovely summer drink.
Kim at Today’s Creative Life, inspired by her recent family holiday to Spain, found Sangria was easy to put together and very easy to drink too!
Troubleshooting Tomato Problems
Homegrown tomatoes are so good.
They have the most fantastic flavor and come in wonderful varieties.
Growing tomatoes does have its fair share of problems.
Over at Grow Veg, they have some excellent troubleshooting tips.
Recent Good News Knitting Story…
90 Year Old Grandmother Has Made Over 2000 Tiny Hats For Newborns
Barbara Lowe; a 90-year-old grandmother has knitted over 2000 tiny newborn hats for a hospital, right across the street from her senior complex home.
Barbara finds knitting to be her ‘therapy’. What a wonderful woman 🙂 Read the full article on ABC News.
Hope you enjoyed this week’s craft inspiration roundup and you’ve got some more craft ideas to try.
Please make sure to let me know any projects you have on the go, via the comment section below.
Yours in Craftiness Jodie