When experiencing a little hiccup in your crafting project this is a good quote to remember. Mistakes are part of a crafter’s journey and not getting too upset is the key. The craft inspiration for this week is all about ease and a reminder that there are some serious crafters out there, who no doubt also have made their share of mistakes! Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #craft #craftideas #knitting #crochet

Keep Calm and Craft On

When experiencing a little hiccup in your crafting project this is a good quote to remember. Mistakes are part of a crafter’s journey and not getting too upset is the key. The craft inspiration for this week is all about ease and a reminder that there are some serious crafters out there, who no doubt also have made their share of mistakes! Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #craft #craftideas #knitting #crochet

Keep Calm and Craft On 🙂

When experiencing a little hiccup in your crafting project, this is a good quote to remember.

Recently I attempted a knitting hat where I made a rather large mistake where I decreased too many stitches in one row and I couldn’t go back and fix it.

I needed to pull out all the rows and start again, what’s affectionately known as ‘frogging’ in the knitting world. It was a very frustrating experience.

This quote came to my mind and I realized, mistakes are part of a crafter’s journey and not getting too upset is the key 🙂

I tried to remain calm and got stuck back into beginning the hat again 🙂 This time not making any mistakes, (that I couldn’t fix) and the final hat was lovely.

The craft inspiration this week has some wonderful projects and stories.

Take a look…

How To Make A Pinata Photo Frame

How To Make A Pinata Photo Frame. All the effort that goes into making Pinatas, this idea means the Pinata doesn't get smashed. Rather they are used as colorful decoration, still with treats inside. Use them as a centerpiece or to hang on the wall. See Kathy from Crafty Chica’s video tutorial to learn how to make one. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #Craft #CraftForKids #CraftForTeens #DIYAll the effort that goes into making Pinatas, this crafty idea means they don’t get smashed. Instead they are used as colorful decoration, still with treats inside. Use them as a centerpiece or to hang on the wall. See Kathy from Crafty Chica’s video tutorial to learn how to make one.

Knitted Camouflage

Knitted Camouflage. Wow! This is knitting design on a whole different level! The knitted garment blends into the art scene which is then photographed by the artist. Take a look, the Knitted Camouflage images are fascinating. Please share. You will always look forward to Mondays, with our craft inspiration roundups -CraftyLikeGranny.com #knitting #knittingprojects #knitting_inspirationWow! This is knitting design on a whole different level! The knitted garment blends into the art scene which is then photographed by the artist. Take a look, the Knitted Camouflage images are fascinating.

Animal Inspired Quilt Designs By Violet Craft

Animal Inspired Quilt Designs By Violet Craft. I came across these stunning quilt designs by Violet Craft using the English Paper Piecing technique. Based on Animals they would make unique wall hangings. Please share. Join now for creative craft inspiration. The best in craft delivered to your inbox every Monday - CraftyLikeGranny.com #quilting #quiltingpatterns #quiltingideasI came across these stunning Animal quilt designs by Violet Craft using the English Paper Piecing technique. Based on Animals they would make unique wall hangings.

A study shows Knitting Reduces Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Pain and Slows Dementia

Study shows Knitting Reduces Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Pain and Slows Dementia. Many knitters would certainly agree with the findings in the latest study published by Knit For Peace. "According to Knit for Peace, a network of over 15,000 knitters in the UK who knit for people in need, there is substantial evidence that suggests knitting is beneficial to a healthy mind and body.” Read more about their findings in Chelsea Ritschel’s article for the Independent. Please share. Make Mondays more manageable and sign up for our craft inspiration newsletter. Delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #knitting #healthylifestyle #healthbenefitsMany knitters would undoubtedly agree with the findings in the latest study published by Knit For Peace.  “According to Knit for Peace, a network of over 15,000 knitters in the UK who knit for people in need, there is substantial evidence that suggests knitting is beneficial to a healthy mind and body.” Read more about their findings in Chelsea Ritschel’s article for the Independent.

Crochet Car Seat Belt Cover

Crochet Car Seat Belt Cover. What a great idea! Christine from Winwick Mum steps you through how she made a crocheted seat belt cover. Perfect for using up scraps of yarn you’ve got hanging around. Please share. The best in craft delivered to your inbox every Monday - CraftyLikeGranny.com #crochet #crochetpatterns #crochetforbeginnersWhat a great idea! Christine from Winwick Mum steps you through how she made a crocheted seat belt cover. Perfect for using up scraps of yarn you’ve got hanging around.

Floppy Bunny Bag – Free Knitting Pattern

Floppy Bunny Bag - Free Knitting Pattern. How adorable is this knitted bag? Amanda Saladin shares her free knitting pattern with a list of materials and instructions on her website. Please share. Look forward to Mondays with our craft inspiration newsletter. Crafty goodness delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #knitting #knittingpatternsfree #knittingpatternsHow adorable is this knitted bag? Amanda Saladin shares her free Floppy Bunny Bag knitting pattern with a list of materials and instructions on her website.

Crochet Slang Explained – Kirsten Holloway Designs

Crochet Slang Explained - Kirsten Holloway Designs. Do you know what HOTH or FOTH mean in crochet ? This is a great resource for understanding Crochet slang. Kristen has a list of explaining some common crochet slang. Some of them made me giggle! 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 #crochet #crochetforbeginners #crochetDo you know what HOTH or FOTH mean in crochet? This is an excellent resource for understanding Crochet slang. Kristen has a list of explaining some common crochet slang. Some of them made me giggle!

How To Bind Angled Corners Sewing Tutorial

How To Bind Angled Corners Sewing Tutorial. Rachel Rossi created a free pattern for a Oven Octo Pot Holder. In her tutorial she shows you how to bind angled corners. A really helpful sewing tutorial for this technique. Please share. You will always look forward to Mondays, with our craft inspiration roundups -CraftyLikeGranny.com #sewing #sewingforbeginners #sewingpatternsRachel Rossi created a free pattern for an Oven Octo Pot Holder. In her tutorial, she shows you how to bind angled corners. A beneficial sewing tutorial for this technique.

Helping To Reduce Fabric Waste – FabScrap

Helping To Reduce Fabric Waste - FabScrap. Caroline from Sew She Can recently visited a not for profit organisation; Fab Scrap in New York City. What an amazing initiative! It’s a real insight into how much fabric can go to waste from the Fashion Industry. Fortunately with passionate founders and wonderful volunteers FabScrap are making a difference. Read more in Caroline’s post on her blog. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #fabric #fashion #recyclingCaroline from Sew She Can recently visited a not-for-profit organization; Fab Scrap in New York City. What an amazing initiative! It’s a real insight into how much fabric can go to waste from the Fashion Industry. Fortunately, with passionate founders and wonderful volunteers, FabScrap are making a difference. Read more in Caroline’s post.

Woven Finger Knitting Hula Hoop Rug

Woven Finger Knitting Hula Hoop Rug. This fabulous project really caught my eye and I just love color. Anne Weil at Flax and Twine is famous for her Knitting Without Needles projects. This rug was made with a massive ball of finger knitting. In Anne’s tutorial she shares how you can make the rug and how to finger knit. Please share. Join now for creative craft inspiration. The best in craft delivered to your inbox every Monday - CraftyLikeGranny.com #fingerknitting #craft #DIYThis fabulous project caught my eye, and I just love the color. Anne Weil at Flax and Twine is famous for her Knitting Without Needles projects. This rug was made with a massive ball of finger knitting. In Anne’s tutorial, she shares how you can make the rug and how to finger knit.

When experiencing a little hiccup in your crafting project this is a good quote to remember. Mistakes are part of a crafter’s journey and not getting too upset is the key. The craft inspiration for this week is all about ease and a reminder that there are some serious crafters out there, who no doubt also have made their share of mistakes! Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #craft #craftideas #knitting #crochet

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.

15-Minute Pillowcase {with French Seams} ~ Tutorial

This tutorial is a great sewing beginners idea. I loved the Lindsay at Cottage Mama’s idea about making a pair to gift to house guests after they stay with you. Take a look at this easy to follow sew a pillow case tutorial. Please share. You will always look forward to Mondays, with our craft inspiration roundups -CraftyLikeGranny.com #sewing #sewingforbeginners #sewingpatternsThis tutorial is a great sewing beginners idea. I loved Lindsay at Cottage Mama’s idea about making a pair to gift to house guests after they stay with you. Take a look at this easy-to-follow sew a pillowcase tutorial.

How To Make The Best Handmade Sourdough Bread

Take a class online with one of Craftsy’s expert bakers. Michael will step you through how to make a sourdough starter and then prepare a baked sourdough loaf. Mmm delicious homemade bread, your friends and family will love you for making it :) Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #baking #sourdoughTake a class online with one of Craftsy’s expert bakers. Michael will step you through how to make a sourdough starter and then prepare a baked sourdough loaf. Mmm delicious homemade bread, your friends, and family will love you for making it 🙂

Human Hair Hat and Coat!!

I saw this in a Facebook thread on one of the many knitting groups that I follow. It’s an old article but one I hadn’t seen before. Okay I was intrigued...knitting with human hair?? I mean come on how much time does a person have? Well, it took this woman 11 years. If you are needing some light entertainment this article is a good one :) Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #knitting #knit #knitting_inspirationI saw this on a Facebook thread on one of the many knitting groups that I follow. It’s an old article but one I hadn’t seen before. Okay, I was intrigued… knitting with human hair?? I mean, come on, how much time does a person have? Well, it took this woman 11 years. If you are needing some light entertainment, this article is a good one 🙂

Craft up a Crocheted Easter Wreath in an Afternoon

Sarah at Repeat Crafter Me has created a tutorial for Easter. Craft up her Crocheted Easter Wreath in an afternoon and enjoy all the wonderful compliments that you’ll receive, when people arrive at your front door :) Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #crochet #crochetpatterns #crochetpatternsfreeSarah at Repeat Crafter Me has created a tutorial for Easter. Craft up her Crocheted Easter Wreath in the afternoon and enjoy all the wonderful compliments that you’ll receive, when people arrive at your front door 🙂

Learn a quick and speedy quilting technique

Jeni at In Colour Order shares a fast and simple quilting technique which is great for beginners. Chain Piecing saves time and thread and can make a gorgeous and colorful quilt. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #quilting #quiltingpatterns #quiltingtechniquesJeni at In Colour Order shares a fast and straightforward quilting technique which is great for beginners. Chain Piecing saves time and thread and can make a gorgeous and colorful quilt.

Step by Step Guide to Cross-stitch

This step by step tutorial by Red Gate Stitchery is easy to follow and gives you the confidence to begin cross stitch. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #crossstitch #crossstitchpatterns #crossstitchhowThis step by step tutorial by Red Gate Stitchery is easy to follow and gives you the confidence to begin cross stitch.

Hope you have a fabulous week and you enjoyed our crafting inspiration and remember the quote ‘Keep Calm and Craft On.’ 🙂

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Yours in Craftiness

Jodie 🙂

Jodie- Editor Crafty Like Granny

About Jodie- Editor Crafty Like Granny

Hi my name is Jodie. Thanks for stopping by 🙂 I am an Australian, currently living in Spain with my family. I love crafts and have met so many other fabulous crafters through this site. I love learning and helping others discover the joys of handmade. I have recently got back into craft after a lapse of a few years. The aim with our website is to reduce the amount of time people have to search for fantastic, helpful information, inspirational reading and craft news.

4 Comments

  1. Susan on May 18, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Thanks for including my cross stitch tutorial! I’m having fun browsing through your site!

    • Jodie - Editor Crafty Like Granny on May 18, 2017 at 10:52 pm

      Our pleasure Susan, it’s a great tutorial and glad your enjoying our site 🙂 Cheers Jodie.

  2. Kirsten on March 22, 2018 at 11:51 pm

    Thank you for sharing my crochet slang terms article! I’m glad it made you giggle. 🙂

    • Jodie- Editor Crafty Like Granny on March 23, 2018 at 11:21 am

      It’s a wonderful resource Kirsten. Our readers will love it! Cheers Jodie

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