I Made It Myself : Love Handmade

I Made It Myself. There is something very gratifying in saying these words. Knowing you have used your own creative skills to produce something handmade. Receiving praise from others on your handmade efforts is always welcomed. However being proud of yourself is even more important. In this week’s roundup there are some truly gorgeous projects to try. Enjoy!Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #craft #knitting #crochet

I Made It Myself

There is something very gratifying in saying these words.

Knowing you have used your own creative skills to produce something handmade.

Receiving praise from others on your handmade efforts is always welcomed.

However being proud of yourself is even more important.

In this week’s roundup there are some truly gorgeous projects to try. Enjoy!

Summer Weight Fringe Cowl

Summer Weight Fringe Cowl. No reason to stop wearing cowls just because the weather is warming up, so Lindsey believes from Winding Road Crochet. Her fringe cowl design uses light, airy mesh stitch. Take a look at Lindsey’s free pattern. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #crochet #crocheting #crochetpatternNo reason to stop wearing cowls just because the weather is warming up, so Lindsey believes from Winding Road Crochet.

Her fringe cowl design uses light, airy mesh stitch.

Take a look at Lindsey’s free pattern.

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Ten Ways To Improve Your Knitting As A Beginner

Ten Ways To Improve Your Knitting As A Beginner. Some excellent advice provided for newbie knitters in Emily’s post on Knitted North. Tip #1 is sage advice - use bulky yarn and big knitting needles :) Please share. You will always look forward to Mondays, with our craft inspiration roundups -CraftyLikeGranny.com #knittingguru #knittingstitches #knitting

Some excellent advice provided for newbie knitters in Emily’s post on Knitted North.

Tip #1 is sage advice – use bulky yarn and big knitting needles 🙂

Interview with Ravelry Founders Jessica and Casey

Interview with Ravelry Founders Jessica and Casey. I found Andrea’s interview with Ravelry founder Jessica and Casey on the Fruity Knitting podcast, really interesting. From very secret beginnings to what Ravelry is today is quite amazing. Please share. Join now for creative craft inspiration. The best in craft delivered to your inbox every Monday - CraftyLikeGranny.com #knittingguru #knittingstitches #knittingI found Andrea’s interview with Ravelry founder Jessica and Casey on the Fruity Knitting podcast, really interesting.

From very secret beginnings to what Ravelry is today, is quite amazing.

Butterfly Amigurumi Free Crochet Pattern

Butterfly Amigurumi Free Crochet Pattern. How adorable do these butterflies look? Jillian at Spin A Yarn Crochet shares her free pattern and tutorial, with helpful tips for you to make these cute critters. Please share. Make Mondays more manageable and sign up for our craft inspiration newsletter. Delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #crochet #crocheting #crochetpattern #amigurumiHow adorable do these butterflies look?

Jillian at Spin A Yarn Crochet shares her free pattern and tutorial, with helpful tips for you to make these cute critters.

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Interview Shannon Downey of Badass Cross Stitch

Interview Shannon Downey of Badass Cross Stitch. Craftivism is an avenue for people’s voices to be heard. Abby from While She Naps interview with Shannon covers how Shannon’s has used cross stitch and embroidery to organize people around political and social issues both on and offline. Please share. The best in craft delivered to your inbox every Monday - CraftyLikeGranny.com #crossstitch #stitching #needleworkCraftivism is an avenue for people’s voices to be heard.

Abby from While She Naps’ interview with Shannon Downey, covers how Shannon’s has used cross stitch and embroidery to organize people around political and social issues, both on and offline.

Handy Box Zippered Pouch Sewing Tutorial

Handy Box Zippered Pouch Sewing Tutorial. Follow Melanie Ham’s sewing tutorial to make this handy pouch. Melanie recommends using it to store your phone and is a great beginner’s project. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #sewing #sewingtips #sewingpatternFollow Melanie Ham’s sewing tutorial to make this handy pouch.

Melanie recommends using it to store your phone and is a great beginner’s project.

Tropical Swing Tank for Little Ones Free Knitting Pattern

Tropical Swing Tank for Girls Free Knitting Pattern. Knitting garments for little ones is such a joy. Especially when you see them wearing your finished item. Love Knitting have a free pattern for this cute summer dress for young ones. Please share. You will always look forward to Mondays, with our craft inspiration roundups -CraftyLikeGranny.com #knittingguru #knittingstitches #knittingKnitting garments for little ones is such a joy.

Especially when you see them wearing your finished item.

Love Knitting have a free pattern for this cute summer dress for young ones.

DIY Hanging Organizer Sewing Pattern

DIY Hanging Organizer Sewing Pattern. These hanging organizers have generous half-circle baskets that can hold all kinds of things. Caroline from Sew Can She steps you through how to make your own Hanging Organizer, with helpful images and instructions in her post. Please share. Join now for creative craft inspiration. The best in craft delivered to your inbox every Monday - CraftyLikeGranny.com #sewing #sewingtips #sewingpatternThese hanging organizers have generous half-circle baskets that can hold all kinds of things.

Caroline from Sew Can She steps you through how to make your own Hanging Organizer, with helpful images and instructions in her post.

Embroidery Art – What Is Thread Painting?

Embroidery Art - What Is Thread Painting? Sara Barnes in her article on My Modern Met says “Thread painting, also called needle painting, is an approach that uses a combination of long and short stitches and a variety of colors to produce embroidery that has the same qualities of a painting. Artists from all over the world use this creative technique to create amazing art. Sara shares what you need to try this form of embroidery. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #embroidery #stitching #needleworkSara Barnes in her article on My Modern Met says “Thread painting, also called needle painting, is an approach that uses a combination of long and short stitches and a variety of colors to produce embroidery that has the same qualities of a painting.

Image of Thread Art by Emillie Ferris.

Artists from all over the world use this creative technique to create amazing art.

Sara shares what you need to try this form of embroidery.

How To Press Quilt Seams

How To Press Quilt Seams. Lindsay, Dianne and Karen, all experts on quilting share their fabulous tips on how to press quilt seams. Pressing your seams correctly will affect your finished quilt. Learn about when to use different pressing techniques in their article on Craftsy. Please share. Sign up to our craft inspiration roundup newsletter and make Mondays more manageable. Fabulous Crafty ideas and projects delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #quilting #sewing #sewintipsLindsay, Dianne and Karen, all experts on quilting share their fabulous tips on how to press quilt seams.

Pressing your seams correctly will affect your finished quilt.

Learn about when to use different pressing techniques in their article on Craftsy.

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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.

All About Knitting For Beginners

Well known knitting expert Susan B Anderson has created a knitting course for beginners. You will learn how to make three cozy accessories — a pair of hand warmers, a bulky cowl, and a pom-pom hat. Enrol in her online Craftsy class. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #knittingguru #knittingstitches #knittingWell-known knitting expert Susan B Anderson has created a knitting course for beginners.

You will learn how to make three cozy accessories — a pair of hand warmers, a bulky cowl, and a pom-pom hat.

Enrol in her online Craftsy class here

Crochet a Dreamy Dreamcatcher

Meg over a Meg Made With Love has a free pattern and tutorial to make this gorgeous dreamcatcher. Plenty of handy pics to guide you through. Please share. You will always look forward to Mondays, with our craft inspiration roundups -CraftyLikeGranny.com #DIY #craft #homedecorMeg over a Meg Made With Love has a free pattern and tutorial to make this gorgeous dreamcatcher.

Plenty of handy pics to guide you through.

Citrus And Mint Baby Quilt

Craft Buds has a free pattern and tutorial for this cute baby quilt. The colors are lovely together :)Please share. Join now for creative craft inspiration. The best in craft delivered to your inbox every Monday - CraftyLikeGranny.com #sewing #sewingtips #sewingpatternCraft Buds has a free pattern and tutorial for this cute baby quilt.

The colors are lovely together 🙂

Non Alcoholic Raspberry Mojito

Over at A Sweet Pea Chef they have a recipe for this lovely drink. Fresh summery goodness with flavors of mint lime and raspberry. Perfect for summer drinking and non alcoholic too :) Please share. Make Mondays more manageable and sign up for our craft inspiration newsletter. Delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #summer #drinks #recipesOver at  A Sweet Pea Chef they have a recipe for this lovely drink.

Fresh summery goodness with flavors of mint lime and raspberry.

Perfect for summer drinking and non alcoholic too 🙂

The Making Of A Sampler

Stunning images of stitch designer Karen Barbé’s and some of her student’s journey of making a sampler. Please share. The best in craft delivered to your inbox every Monday - CraftyLikeGranny.com #stitching #needlework #craftStunning images of stitch designer Karen Barbé’s and some of her student’s journey of making a sampler.

Paper Strawberry Surprise Ball

These handmade paper strawberries make a lovely gift. Fill with trinkets, a nail polish or mini lotion. More interesting than just paper wrapping! Please share. Look forward to Mondays with our craft inspiration newsletter. Crafty goodness delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #papercraft #DIY #CraftThese handmade paper strawberries make a lovely gift.

Fill with trinkets, a nail polish or mini lotion. More interesting than just paper wrapping!

Hope you enjoyed this week’s craft inspiration roundup.

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