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 differently about happiness and how it’s threaded throughout life.
Sure there are times when we can be unhappy but as my very wise Mom says “You’ve got to hold on to the good”
I am trying to do just that. My crafting makes me happy, how about you?
Hope this week’s roundup of craft inspiration brings you happiness 🙂
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Editors 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.
Sewing A Cutlery Holder From A Japanese Tea Towel
Celia was inspired by a friend to take her own cutlery to her favorite cafe.
Buying something relatively inexpensive to carry the cutlery was the issue but she came up with a clever solution.
Follow her sewing tutorial using a teatowel.
Science Inspired Knitted Toys – Handmade Seller Interview
Do you know someone who loves all things science?
Fern at Crafterholic interviewed Dawn who makes handmade knitted items inspired by science.
A very interesting read.
I particularly love the knitted atom 🙂
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New Essential Rules For Knitters
As Andrea explains in direct contradiction of the title of her post, there are no rules to knitting.
However Andrea’s four new essential rules for knitters are certainly ones I agree with.
How about you?
Felt Rug Made From Recycled Sweaters
I love that crafters out there offer ideas for recycling materials to make functional and practical projects.
A rug made of recycled sweaters that are felted, is one such project.
Follow Claire’s tutorial on Pillar Box Blue for how to create one.
How To Make a Waterproof Picnic Blanket
Using a shower curtain for the backing of this blanket is so clever.
Hannah from The Homesteady shares how to sew a waterproof picnic blanket in her tutorial.
Tips For Washing Handknits
Looking after your knitwear that you’ve spent so much time in creating is essential!
Beehive Pincushion and Honeybee Pins
What an adorable pairing of craft, a beehive pincushion and honeybee pins.
A delightful collection of crocheted cactus patterns. No need to worry about these beauties being prickly!
The team at Yarn Plaza have created 4 different crochet cactus patterns and shared the instructions.
Simple Knitted Top For Summer
Purl Soho’s Over The Top Top is great for the warmer weather.
Using the simple stockinette stitch, it is knit up the back, over the top and down the front.
The top is also reversible.
Retro Look Crocheted Pillow Pattern
Popcorn circles are used to create Beverly from Flamingo Toes crocheted pillow pattern.
She loves how the design has a ‘retro look’.
Beverly shares the pattern in her post here.
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.
Colourful Taco Salad With Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
Delicious and healthy, perfect for summer eating.
Love the combination of so many ingredients in Amy from The Ideas Room’s recipe.
Intricate Paper Cut Designs – Interview With Creator Zara Olivia Noble
Fern from Crafterholic’s interview with Zara is definitely worth a look.
The pictures of Zara’s hand cut paper designs are inspiring.
Something I’d love to try.
DIY Marble Clay Ring Dish
Aren’t they gorgeous!! Laura Gummerman’s tutorial for these beauties has a video and step by step instructions with pics. Using coloured oven baked clay!
Quilling Paper Cherries
Meredith at The Papery Craftery finds inspiration in fruit and vegetables for her quilling designs.
Learn how to quill these delightful paper cherries with her very thorough tutorial.
Katie Makes a Dress Swimsuit Journey
I loved reading this blog post about Katie’s sewing a swimsuit.
She has a great sense of humor in what she writes and her images are fantastic.
Top 1o Cross Stitch Tips
Peacock and Fig have 10 excellent tips for creating cross stitch projects.
Featuring expert ideas that you might not have considered.
Hope you enjoyed this week’s craft inspiration roundup and I’d love to know what you think of the quote.
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Yours in Craftiness Jodie