When you craft, are you in your happy place?
Working with your hands, being creative and producing beautiful items brings happiness.
That’s what we crafters are all about 🙂
Makers are happiest when crafting.
Hope you enjoy the crafting inspiration gathered for you this week 🙂
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The diversity of Knitting Models
Kelly from Knitigating Circumstances highlights the wonderful diversity of knitting models in her post.
Our knitting community is a beautiful space.
Riviera Top Crochet Pattern
Tanya’s lightweight Riviera Top is great for the warmer weather.
Made from cotton, it’s simple design is made up of 2 rectangles, seamed at the shoulders and sides.
Take a look at her free crochet pattern on Little Things Blogged.
Have You Heard Of Yarn Dyeing Cyanotype Knit Swatches?
This method of yarn art is new to me.
What about you?
Studio Knits steps you through this fun summertime craft project.
Using the penetration of the sun and a unique solution applied to the yarn, you can create beautiful designs.
Follow Studio Knit’s tutorial.
The Real Cost Of Pattern Design – A Quilt Designer’s Perspective
Jen from Patterns by Jen shares what the real cost of a quilt pattern.
It’s a reminder to us that we need to appreciate the time and effort that goes into creating patterns, and what they are worth.
The Knitting Truck Driver
Adam’s story of giving up smoking by taking on knitting is not what interested me most about this article.
It was that he is teaching his son the skill of knitting and how is has fallen in love with yarn.
Three Patriotic Garland Ideas
Any of these quick and straightforward garland ideas could be used in decorating your home for Fourth Of July Celebrations.
Follow Adventures in Making’s tutorials.
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Expression Fiber Arts Beach Martini Knitted Wrap
Inspired by a shawl seen on a cruise ship, Expression Fiber Arts have published this gorgeous knitted wrap sweater pattern.
Available for $5.50 from their pattern store.
Stars and Stripes Reversible Monogram Tote Sewing Tutorial
Keeping with the patriotic theme, Megan from The Homes I Have Made shares her Stars and Stripes Reversible Tote sewing tutorial.
It’s like having two bags in one!
Eleana Moart Embroidery Artist – Designs Inspired By Charming Home Interiors
The embroidery designs by artist Eleana Moart featured in MyModern Met are stunning!
The details are incredible.
A feast for the eyes 🙂
How To Use Metallic Threads in Embroidery Super Easy
Lord Libidan shares his tips and tricks to using metallic threads in Embroidery.
Being a somewhat tricky thread type to use, his solutions should help you use metallic threads more often.
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.
DIY Flowerbox Door Hanging
Spruce up your front door and welcome your guests, family, and friends with this stunning feature.
Amy from Positively Splendid has an easy to follow tutorial including great pics.
Crochet Your Own Shrug
The Painted Hinge has a free crochet pattern with step by step instructions to make this gorgeous shrug.
It would be a lovely addition to your wardrobe 🙂
Hand Lettered Canvas Quote Wall Decor
Angela Jose at The Crafty Angels shares how to make your own hand-lettered wall decor.
Create something to suit your home with your favorite quote.
How to Make Memory Wire Beaded Bracelet
A simple-to-make bracelet by Adrianne Surian.
A project to take on if you are new to jewelry making.
Beginner Sewing Project – Oven Mitts
Melissa over at Frugal And Thriving has a project where you can learn how to make an oven mitt. See her tutorial here.
It’s excellent for using up scraps of material and is simple to make.
Sweet and Savory Food Gifts
Learn to make delicious sweet and savory food gifts with Craftsy instructor Diane Morgan.
Your friends and family will love your tasty handmade gifts.