Being Crafty Is Not a Hobby It is a Way of Life
Being Crafty is not a hobby, it is a way of lifeCrafting is varied and wonderful. For some people it is their life.Many people have started out with craft just as a hobby. Then it’s become their way of earning a living.How fabulous that their crafting passion
has lead to bigger and better things.Do you dream of making your crafting passion a way of life? If so tell us about it in the comments below.Here’s your crafting inspiration
for this week. Enjoy :)
Log Cabin Knit Mittens
Karen Templar of Fringe Association shares her clever log cabin knit mittens pattern
.Perfect for small amounts of yarn you’ve got in your stash.
Simple Knit Sweater
This easy to knit sweater would make a great beginning knitters first sweater attempt.Ashleigh at Sewrella has the free pattern and video tutorial
for you to follow.
Crochet Colorful Bunting
Alessandra from Homemade at My Place shares her tutorial for colorful crocheted bunting.
It looks fantastic and is simple to do.
Sew An Amish Puzzle Ball
Allison Dey shows you how to sew an Amish Puzzle ball
which is a great educational toy.Great for using up fabric scraps of all types, preferably woven materials.You can use felted wool, old blankets, sweaters.Stuff with wool, cotton, or other natural stuffing if you can.
A beautiful kaleidoscope effect is created in this quilt.The first for Liz at Savor Every Stitch for this year.Isn’t it beautiful? Read more here.
Miniature Embroidered Foods
Wow! The extremely detailed miniature embroidery by Japenese artist Ipnot
is incredible.Just look at what she’s created here.
Heart Shaped Pillow Crochet Pattern
Check out Alnaar from Lee Lee Knits gorgeous heart shaped pillow crochet pattern and tutorial.
Just puts a smile on your face :)
Knitted Bliss Nephele Sweater WIP
Julie at Knitted Bliss shares her journey of making a Chocolate Nephele Sweater
.Looks like it will be a warm and toasty sweater, love the chocolate color.
You Are My Jam Embroidery Hoop Art Tutorial
What a gorgeous design, something that would look great on a kitchen wall!.Follow Bev at Flamingo Toes tutorial
to embroider one yourself.
Pom Pom Valentine Wreath
Love the use of yarn and fabric poms poms in this design.Using up left over yarn and fabric scraps you too could create this wreath.Vicky from Vicky Myers Designs has step by step instructions
on how to create it.
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.
Fabric Bias vs Grain
An easy to understand sewing tutorial about fabric bias
by the talented Lisa at Cucicucicoo. This guide, complete with helpful photos teaches you about bias. Why you would use bias and how to use a pattern to cut on the bias.[caption id="attachment_415" align="aligncenter" width="692"]
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Pink Pussyhat On Display
Knitting in the news.. On International Women’s Day the Victoria and Albert museum in London, announced the addition of a Pink Pussyhat to it's collection
How to Start a Herb Garden for Cooking and Crafting
Some excellent suggestions by Crafsty on what to do to create a herb garden
. Whether the herbs are grown in your own patch of soil or in pots, these ideas will be very helpful.
Hanging Herb Holder Salena Baca Crochet has a gorgeous free hanging herb holder pattern.
Her blog post offers the entire instructions and materials you’ll need to use.
Healthy Sewing - How to Be Pain Free
Alison from Cluck Cluck Sew reminds us of ways to keep healthy whilst at a sewing machine
. A timely reminded if you are spending long periods sitting to work on your crafts.
Embroidery Setting the Scene for Spring Fashion
Maya from Little Treasures has a lovely article on the latest Japanese fashion trends
showcasing embroidery. The designs are exquisite. A lovely feast for the eyes.Hope you have a fabulous week being crafty 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.Or via our contact page
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Yours in CraftinessJodie 🙂