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 goodness for this week.
It will be definitely a ‘To Craft’ answer for me!
How about you?
Knitting Tutorial – How To Yarn Over YO
Ellen at The Chilly Dog has a video tutorial and handy tips on how to do a Yarn Over YO in knitting.
She shows common stitch combinations that involve the yarn over.
It’s very clear to understand and will make the Yarn Over much easier.
Keeping Up Appearances Installation – Oversized Crocheted Doilies As Art by Artist Ashley V Blalock
The crocheted art that Ashley V Blalock has created is truly amazing!!
To explain the meaning of her work she says this…
“The doilies themselves represent a certain desire to keep up the appearance of gentility to the outside world expressed through the arrangement of objects in the domestic setting.
Inherent is a compulsion to arrange and place and decorate in order to control or influence a perceived outward appearance.
The red color gives away the futility of such an act and hints at the unease that lurks below the surface of an obsessive need to control and arrange.”
See more of her art on her website.
Fabric Basket Sewing Tutorial
Cat from Mary Martha Mama steps you through how to sew a storage basket made of fabric.
It is a sewing project that would suit beginners.
DIY Yarn Fringed Throw Pillows
These throw cushions are delightful!
Using Yarn Fringes add that pizzazz and they are a great way to use up some leftover yarn.
Hippo Hooded Towel Sewing Tutorial
How adorable is this hooded towel?
Amber from Crazy Little Projects has a number of hooded towel designs and this one just stood out!
Follow her sewing tutorial.
Everyday Crocheted Triangle Scarf
Using fun colored yarn, this free scarf crochet pattern by Celina at Simply Collectible Crochet is a good project for a beginner.
Using one skein of *Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable Worsted Weight Yarn
How To Applique By Hand Video Tutorial
You can create some wonderful designs using applique.
Watch Jessica from Cutesy Craft’s video tutorial showing her tips and tricks.
A Special Quilt For A Special Mom
Lee From Freshly Pieced made this beautiful quilt for her Mom, who was recovering after donating her kidney to her husband.
How To Make A DIY Geometric Wooden Clock
This is an excellent tutorial for a beginner woodwork project.
Knitting Sock Blanks
Well this is something I’ve never heard of before! Knitting a sock from a sock blank.
I came across this fun project in one of Knitting Sarah’s posts entitled “You’re Knitting..From Your Knitting?”
Sarah explains what a sock blank is and shows the socks she’s making using one.
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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.
10 Tips to Prevent Frustration When Sewing
Beth at Sew DIY shares her very helpful tips to prevent blowing your stack when sewing! One that stood out was, take a break and then return to the project later. Beth also suggests to do lots of research before you start a sewing project.
Dropstitch Baby Blanket Pattern
This delightful and easy to follow free pattern, by Laura at Peace But Not Quiet, would make a great gift for that special baby in your life. Laura provides handy video instructions to help with the knowing how to complete the Dropstitch.
Crochet The World’s Easiest Tea Cosy
I love a good cup of tea and particularly from a teapot 🙂 This fun and colourful tea cosy by Pip at Meet Me At Mikes based on granny squares, looks easy to do.
Squashed Fly Biscuits
Kate from The Little Library Cafe Blog features recipes from literature and little stories to go with them. The recipe for Squashed Fly Biscuits is inspired by the book ‘Murder Most Unladylike’ Be intrigued and find out what the ingredients are in Squashed Fly biscuits. Very delicious! Perfect with a cup of tea (from your teapot that is adorned in the World’s Easiest Tea Cosy you have made!!)
Best Ways to Get Kids Gardening
Kids getting their hands dirty, using all the senses and being outdoors, is an education in itself. Little Veggie Patch Co’s wonderful article on ways to get children interested in gardening, is worth the read.
Free Beginner’s Guide to Beautiful Hand Embroidery
Craftsy have created a wonderful free downloadable guide for creating beautiful hand embroidery for beginners. Detailed photo tutorials for 10 embroidery stitches.
Hope you have a fabulous week and you enjoyed our crafting inspiration ?
Please make sure to let me know any projects you’ve got in mind via the comment section below.
Yours in Craftiness