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 skill, reading a pattern from a chart.
Looking forward to tackling some more complex designs as I build in confidence.
This week’s roundup has some excellent tutorials for beginners.
Plus ideas to aspire to, take a look….
Also do you have any crafty friends that may need some inspiration?
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Gloucester Widow Sent 25,000 Knitted Hearts for Malvern Show Garden
What an amazing response from the wonderful knitting and crocheting community around the world!
This is just makes your heart fill with gratitude, I just had to share.
Read more about Clare Young’s Work Of Heart Garden Community Project
Fruity Knitting Podcast – Edinburgh Yarn Festival 2018
In Andrew and Andrea’s latest episode, they share all the joy and excitement that is the Edinburgh Yarn Festival.
What an amazing event and one which I would love to attend.
I thoroughly enjoyed all the mini interviews,with clever designers and fiber enthusiasts, yarn dyers and suppliers of tools and accessories for the knitter.
How wonderful is our global knitting community.
P.S Congratulations to Andrew and Andrea for their 50th Episode milestone!!
Craft Organization and Storage DIY
When I came across this project by Ginger at Ginger Snaps Crafts my first reaction was Wow!
This is just so super organized!!
Learn how Ginger made her own Giant Pegboard Craft Organizer in her DIY tutorial
DIY Rug Hook Pillow
Erin at Francois et Moi has shared her fabulous Rug Hook Pillow tutorial over on Sugar and Cloth.
As a kid I was so excited to receive a latch hook kit.
With the help of my grandmother I made a groovy floor mat for my bedroom.
Interpretations Vol 5 by Joji Locatelli and Veera Välimäki
Have you ever fallen in love with a knitted design?
I would love to attempt Veera Välimäki’s Chasing Light shawl, featured in her and Joji’s latest Interpretations collection.
Their short film showing their beautiful designs is a real delight.
Velvet Lips Pillow Sewing Tutorial
How cute and adorable is this pillow?
Follow Holly’s sewing tutorial over at Club Crafted.
She assures us that it is easier to complete than it looks!
Neon Fabric Coil Bowl DIY
This could be a great way to re-purpose colored t-shirts you no longer wear.
Follow Lisa’s tutorial on We Are Scout for the step by step instructions on how to make a fabric coil bowl.
When The Work Is Done
This is a wonderful read written by knitwear designer Kate Davies.
She discusses the process of creating her latest book Knit Read Walk: The West Highland Way.
The photography by her husband is beautiful and shows off the stunning landscapes they call home.
She Conquers Tassel Scarf – Free Knitting Pattern
Lindsey from Chesapeake Needle has created this gorgeous Tassel Scarf knitting pattern.
The instructions she has shared on The Hook Nook Life, are easy to follow and she has tutorials for a number of the stitches she uses in the design.
Eight Spring Yarns
Just beautiful 🙂
Toni over at TL Yarn Crafts features some gorgeous yarns that she’s recommending are perfect for Spring.
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.
Baby Quilt Made With Receiving Blankets
Following on from a previous roundup where I shared about easy to do piecing technique – this is another quilting project for a baby blanket including a step by step tutorial.
Christy from Confessions of a Serial DIYer is super easy to follow.
Knitting Creations to Aspire To
As your knitting skills progress, there are some wonderful techniques to try.
Techniques such as Brioche, Stranded colorwork, Double Knitting, Magic Loop and many more are covered in this article by the team at Craftsy.
V Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial
This is such a lovely crochet stitch.
The V Double crochet stitch can be worked into a colorful blanket.
Take a look at Alison’s V Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial, over at Dream A Little Bigger 🙂
A Classic Dessert Certain to Wow Your Friends
This is such a superb dessert and a definite crowd pleaser 🙂
Stephanie Alexander’s recipe for Crepe Suzette is easy to follow and delicious!
DIY: Heart Embroidery Sampler (For Beginners)
Learn how to create a beautiful Heart Embroidery Sampler.
Learn seven easy to do stitches.
Adventures in Making have a comprehensive step by step guide to help you 🙂
5 Clever Gardening Hacks (For Beginners)
Having difficulties with getting on with your garden?
Tiffany at Don’t Waste The Crumbs, has some great tips for making edible gardening easier 🙂
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