Every week I am amazed at the heaps of creative ideas that crafters share.
In this post, I am sharing inspiration with the thought in mind “Hand Made Craft Rocks!”
Some of my most treasured items are handmade.
My Grandmother’s embroidered tablecloths, with such intricate work.
The beautiful knitted baby dress and jacket my Mother made for me when I was a baby, and subsequently, my daughter wore when she was a baby.
I love that my kids enjoyed the quilts and knitted/crocheted blankets I have made for them.
I am sure you also have treasured handmade items. I’d love to hear about them.
Hope you enjoy all the crafty goodness this week…
The Swatcher’s Manifesto By Clara Parkes
If you ever wanted to understand the importance of knitting swatches, Clara Parkes has a wonderful post on her swatching experiences.
A very enjoyable read from a very experienced knitter.
Little Lamb Needle Keeper
Kathleen at Floss and Fleece has a template to sew your own cute Little Lamb Needle Keeper.
These come in very handy 🙂
DIY Travel Chinese Checkers Game
A clever DIY game to make using magnetic paper and wooden balls with magnets, so all the pieces stay together.
Makes for a great activity while traveling as it hardly takes up any space.
DIY Sharpies Mugs 7 Do’s And Dont’s
This is a great resource to check out before attempting your mugs using Sharpies.
Fallow Fawn Roll Neck Sweater Crochet Pattern
A gorgeous crocheted sweater design by Olivia at Hopeful Honey.
Check out her free pattern and instructions for the Fallow Fawn Roll Neck Sweater.
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DIY Yarn Art Wall Hangings
So great to see people’s creativity using yarn.
Balloon Girl Embroidery Tutorial
Such a lovely embroidery design used in a patchwork cushion.
DIY Painted Canvas Sneakers
Art for shoes 🙂
The ideas are endless for painting your canvas shoes.
Sunglasses Case Sewing Pattern
Forget those dull cases from the Optometrist for your sunglasses!
DIY Granny Square Crochet Top
Emma at Gathering Beauty created Maria Valles’ Granny Square crochet top.
Emma shares her modified free pattern.
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.
Crochet Heart Basket
A beautiful heart design crocheted yarn basket by All About Ami looks adorable.
Using chunky yarn, this project crochets up quickly and looks fantastic!
How to Find More Knitting Time: 2 Powerful Time Management Strategies
I was particularly excited by this “ research has found that when we take the time to engage another part of our brains, especially in an inherently relaxing way, we perform nearly if not all our other tasks better.”
Fabric Button Tutorial
I love buttons and they can be a real conversation starter!
Perfect for your handcrafted items.
Learn to Quilt a Cozy Throw Quilt
Learn all the steps to create your own visually dynamic cozy throw.
Craftsy Quilting instructor Amy Gibson has a comprehensive online class with heaps of handy hints and easy to follow instructions.
Apple and Almond Cake
The Little Library Cafe is a delightful blog about food and literature.
Kate’s recipes inspired by the books she reads are delicious.
Beautiful food photography and words.
This cake was inspired by The Secret Garden, a book I loved as a child and have recently re-read 🙂
DIY Metal Planter Makeover
Brittni over at PapernStitch has an excellent DIY tutorial on how to makeover metal planter pots.
Don’t they look fabulous?
And so easy to do with some spray paint!
I am sure that you agree that Hand Made Craft Rocks!! 🙂
Please make sure to let me know any projects you have on the go, via the comment section below.
Yours in Craftiness