Some of the most rewarding projects, are those that we’ve labored over for a long time.
The utter joy experienced when sewing up the final stitch on a quilt.
Finishing up the last row on a sweater and seeing the end in sight.
Watching the beaming smile of the person who has received your gift.
(knowing full well they have no idea how long it took you 🙂
It is true, no great thing is created suddenly.
Take the time to craft and don’t stress on how long it takes you.
Read on for this week’s craft inspiration…
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Editor’s Note – These crafts and images belong to their original owners. I didn’t create them, I wanted to showcase their amazing work to you, my lovely readers. Please pin the images from the owner’s site.
DIY Cactus Canvas
Such a fun craft project for some home decor or a teen bedroom. Check out Courtney’s tutorial on A Little Craft In Your Day.
Mini Bud Vases – Repurpose Salt and Pepper Shakers
What a great idea to re-purpose small salt and pepper shakers! Rachel at The Everyday Mom Life shows you what to do.
Jute String Lanterns
These lanterns look gorgeous. Lindi from Love Create Celebrate shows you how to create them using Jute String
Phone Case Pop Socket Hand Spinner
It never ceases to amaze me what some crafty people can create! This short video from Stephania is worth a look 🙂
Pom Pom Bird Craft
These adorable birds are a simple project to take on. Kids would love getting involved too. Follow Michelle’s tutorial on Molly Moo Crafts.
Painted Rocks DIY Tic Tac Toe
The team at Consumer Crafts have a tutorial for making this fun game with painted rocks. Follow their tutorial on how you can make it.
Crochet Bohemian Scarf – Free Pattern and Tutorial
A crocheted scarf pattern more suited to an intermediate crocheter. Love the design! Follow Maya’s pattern on The Little Treasures blog.
DIY Flower Pen and Terracotta Pot for Valentine’s Day
Kids will love to get involved with making this nifty craft project for Valentine’s Day. Take a look at Melissa from Kid Friendly Things To Do instructions on how to create them.
How to Make Paper Roses
These large Alora Garden paper roses are stunning! Follow Linda from Burlap and Blue’s tutorial. Please note, this project requires practice, time and patience 🙂
How To Count Your Gauge
Kay at Mason and Dixon Knitting has written a very clever piece about counting your gauge. Some very sage advice to be found. Read the full article here. 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 around this time last year.
Knitting for Beginners: The Stockinette Stitch
Stephanie shows you how to tackle the basics of knitting. See her “Simple Knit Series” tutorials. Learn how to cast on stitches using the long tail cast-on. Learn the knit stitch (garter stitch), and cast off stitches. Then try the Stockinette Stitch. Stephanie’s excellent photos give you guidance on what your knitting should look like.
A Scarf with Pockets – What a great idea!
Perfect for the cooler weather. A Chunky crocheted scarf with pockets at the end. Brilliant! Bethany from Whistle and Ivy has provided a free pattern and a tutorial. When you look at the link for the pattern, a Crochet Pattern e-book will display. The book includes other great ideas and the Chunky Crocheted Pocket Scarf is the 3rd pattern.
When Crocheting and Quilting Meet In A Beautiful Way
Joined together by crochet, this is a stunning quilt by Fanny Lu Designs. There are easy to follow instructions aided by beautiful photography and videos. Each of the blocks has a blanket stitch edge. There is a very clever trick included to ensure your blanket stitch is neat.
Subversive Cross Stitch
Interesting thoughts about crafting, politics and activism on Julie’s Subversive Cross Stitch blog. The in your face cross stitch designs are worth a look.
Baklava Wafers with Raspberries, Lemon Curd and Greek Yogurt
Winning combination for a gorgeous dessert by Garum Factory. Some of my favorite desserts combined in one. The tanginess of Lemon Curd, the crunchy sweetness of Baklava and served with raspberries and greek yogurt. Fantastic!
Warning: The food photography in this post is likely to make you very hungry 🙂
Make Your Own Smudge Stick
What is a Smudge stick I hear you ask and what do they do? Read all about them here at You Grow Girl and how you can make one from plants found in your garden.
Hope you have a fabulous week and enjoy some craft ?
Please make sure to let me know any projects you’ve got in mind via the comment section below.
Yours in Craftiness