Many people often find they get on a roll when it comes to crafting.
They just keep on going because being creative is rewarding.
I have finally finished a crocheted Granny Square blanket for my daughter. It has been a long time in the making 🙂 It felt so good to complete it and see her smile, knowing she could use it.
This time last year I attempted some knitting projects, a couple of cowls and my first ever knitted hat.
It was a real challenge but with a little help from fabulous online tutorials, the hat worked out 🙂 I want to keep trying new simple patterns.
Hope you enjoy this week’s creative inspiration…
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Felt Poinsettia Christmas Ornament
Poinsettias are very popular decorations. Create your own ornament with the help of Jessica’s tutorial from Cutesy Craft. A gorgeous addition for the holiday season.
How To Fold A Rosebud Napkin
Wow your guests with this stunning napkin fold. They would make a lovely addition to any table setting. Wendy at My French Twist makes it look so easy to do. I’ve tried folding one and I am excited to use them at my next special gathering.
Guinea Pig Cushion – Just Too Cute!
Even if you don’t have a guinea pig as a pet, this Guinea Pig cushion is adorable. Mollie from Wild Olive shows you how to create on in her tutorial.
Recycled Newspaper Gift Bags
Love this idea of using recycled newspaper and cereal boxes to make gift bags. Kim from Too Much Time On My Hands has an easy to follow tutorial on how to make them.
Tinsel Weave Wall Hanging
It seems textured wall hangings are a thing 🙂 What a fabulous way to use tinsel to create a fun and unique wall hanging. Victoria’s tutorial at A Subtle Revelry gives easy to follow instructions on how to make one. Create one for Christmas or New Year’s Eve 🙂
Crocheted Harlequin Blanket
I love Pip at Meet Me At Mikes designs and I fell in love with this Harlequin Blanket. Her thorough tutorial is wonderful and shows how much work is involved in providing tutorials!!
Citrus Rind Diffusers
I can just imagine how lovely these would make a house smell. A great way to use citrus rind and other simple ingredients to freshen up your home. See how to make them at Hello Glow
Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar
What a fabulous idea for an Advent Calendar. Instead of treats for kids it incorporates random acts of kindness. Chelsea from Lovely Indeed has the step by step instructions for you to follow.
Fat Quarter Apron
Love to sew for friends and family? This would make a lovely handmade gift. Jaime at Pretty Prudent as a tutorial to follow
Woven Hopi Eve Yarn Christmas Ornaments
My children love to make these. They look so effective and make lovely handmade gifts for friends and family. Lisa at Cucicucicoo has a tutorial to follow. Great way to use up scraps of yarn.
Editor’s Note: Readers have told us that when they have time, they like to revisit the craft we’ve featured this time last year. So here it is…
Best sewing tools for happy sewing (part 2)
This week I am sharing Part 2 of Lisa from Cucicucicoo’s post, about the best tools she recommends to make your sewing projects easier.
Messy Bun Hats | PonyTail Hats
Lots of people are going crazy for Messy Bun Hats. Also known as a pony tail hat, these hats/beanies have a hole at the top for your hair to hang through. These gorgeous Mother and Daugther patterns by Repeat Crafter Me are so sweet.
A Guide to Basic Quilting Tools
You don’t need every tool available to get started on your first quilt. There are a few quilting tools that will make a significant difference. Here is a fabulous guide to the basic Quilting supplies by Amy at Diary of a Quilter.
Divine Pavlova for New Years Celebrations
New Years celebrations are coming up. Most people love Pavlovas:) Check out this stunning Peach and Almond Pav with Berry Coulis by Rosie at Notes of Bacon.
Spruce up your walls with this fabulous handmade idea
Handmade Hanging Wall Vases are a lovely idea to spruce up your walls. Such a simple idea to add some colour with cut flowers.
Popular Fashion Photographer now knits to make a living
Knitting Read about how a fashion photographer living in Athens, Greece reignited her passion for knitting and hopes to make it a full time job.
DIY Countdown to 2017 Balloon Game
Make the countdown to 2017 a fun game with lots of balloons, fun for everyone 🙂
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you are looking forward to being creative in the festive season
Yours in Craftiness – Jodie 🙂