Our community of makers is vast and varied and that’s what makes it so unique!
Whatever you love to make, may it always bring you joy.
The making, creating, gaining skill and knowledge is a big part of a crafter’s life.
Some of us started out young, with family members sharing their knowledge with us.
Some of us find our creativity later in life.
However you came to craft, doesn’t matter.
What matters is the making.
Hope you enjoy what we’ve found for you this week…
Learn How To Create The Fern Stitch
An effective and simple embroidery stitch to do.
Let Pam from Pam Ash Designs show you how in her How to do the Fern Stitch Tutorial.
How To Make A Faux Fur Pillow
Create a fluffy feature pillow for your couch or bed.
Brittini has this super quick sewing project outlined in her tutorial.
Thanks for your support 🙂
Chesapeake Shawl Free Crochet Pattern
Lindsey has a lovely design for a triangular crocheted shawl.
Spring hasn’t quite arrived where she lives, so she’s created this pattern for when it does finally do so.
Folding Silk Ribbon To Create A Tiny Rose
The Hearty Craft Store in their Folded Silk Ribbon Rose tutorial how to create the roses pictured above.
It only requires ribbon and some thread to stitch the folds in place.
A lovely embellishment for all sorts of crafting.
Minimal Triangles Quilt Pattern
If you are relatively new to quilting, this pattern is suitable for beginners.
Using simple to make triangles to create an effective look.
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Simple Knit Pillow
This simple knitted pillow pattern involves multiple knit stitch rows.
Perfect for beginner knitters.
Make it up in any color that will suit your taste and room decor.
This stunning Sunset Highway knit design by Caitlin Hunter is very popular.
A number of the knitting bloggers we featured on Knit Like Granny have knitted up Caitlin’s design.
Leslie from A Friend To Knit With showed off her beautiful work in progress of the Sunset Highway Pattern.
Have you knitted it or have plans to knit it? I’d love to have a go when I’m slightly more confident in my knitting ability!
Boho Style Mosaic Shawl
This gorgeous shawl was the first big mosaic stitch project for Kristen, and she loved making it.
The pattern is by Irene Lin.
Kristen explains the ‘color work is made with slipped stitches, only working with one color at a time. It mimics fair-isle knitting but is much easier.’
Half Moon Oracle
Courtney from Knit1 Make 2 shares her story of creating this stunning Half Moon Oracle Shawl by Kristin Lehrer using Swift Yarns.
As Courtney describes, the colors she’s chosen make such a happy shawl.
The Solace Of Finishing Things
It is such a good feeling to finish projects that you’ve been working on.
Do you agree?
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.
Makers Gonna Make
This is so very true don’t you think?
For crafters making something by hand is their joy!
There will be lots of Mother’s Day gifts being made this year.
If you are wanting to make something handmade for Mother’s Day, here are some great ideas 🙂
Big Knitting – Knit Up Fast
Knitting with big needles and chunky wool is super fun to do.
As the knitting is done on big knitting needles, it makes for quickly finished projects.
Take a look at Sue from Woollymondo easy to follow videos.
Crochet Your Own Sparkly Fishnet Socks
I came across these funky socks and just had to share! Crochet as art it seemed to me and such fun 🙂
Tiam at Knit Safari believes knitwear doesn’t have to be frumpy.
Take a look at her pattern.
Spring Ribbons and Bows Table Runner
Bring a breath of Spring Air into your home with this gorgeous quilted runner.
Bev at Flamingo Toes has created a wonderful tutorial to make this fabulous project.
A Cross Stitch Pattern for Mother’s Day
A simple free cross stitch pattern that looks easy to do by Cheryl at the Tiny Modernist.
Mothers will be thrilled to receive this handmade gift 🙂
Rhubarb and Ginger Muffins – A Treat for Mother’s Day
Ruby red Rhubarb and the spice of ginger 🙂
A lovely treat for Mother’s Day, perfect with a hot cuppa.
Jamie Oliver’s recipes are simple to follow and are extremely tasty.
Create a Galvanized Bucket Hanging Succulent Planter
This planter idea for succulents is visually stunning!
Michelle at Our Crafty Mum has a simple tutorial to make it.
Wouldn’t this make a gorgeous mother’s day gift!
Hope you found our Makers Gonna Make post helpful and inspiring ?
Please make sure to let me know any Mother’s Day projects you’ve got in mind via the comment section below.
Yours in Craftiness Jodie 🙂