Take Life One Stitch At A Time…
We sometimes rush through our days, with everything we have to do.
The idea of taking life one stitch at a time, helps my mind race less.
I approach tasks a little more calmly.
The hand stitching I am doing on my daughter’s quilt is soothing.
I am mindful of this approach to life and feel more able.
Here’s our crafty goodness for this week. Enjoy!
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Editor’s Note – All of these crafts and images belong to their original owners. I didn’t create them, I just wanted to help showcase their amazing work to you, my lovely readers. And also please pin the images from the owner’s site.
Summer Poncho Crochet Pattern
Jessica from Mama In A Stitch definitely believes that crocheting is not just for the cooler months.
The warmer weather inspired her to create a lovely lightweight and open stitch poncho.
Her free Casablanca Poncho pattern is just lovely.
Easy Fringed Tie Dye Beach Blanket
A very comfortable and cool looking beach blanket.
It could also quite easily be used for a picnic blanket.
Follow Anne from Orange Bettie’s tutorial to tie die and sew your own blanket.
Knitting Tutorial – Old Norwegian Cast On
If you are familiar with the long tail cast on method, the Old Norwegian cast on is similar but with more stretch.
Ellen from The Chilly Dog finds it works especially well for sock, mitten and glove cuffs.
Watch Ellen’s video tutorial on how to do this particular cast on.
Simple Origami Wall Art
Paper Art can look so effective and this simple origami wall art is no exception.
The paper folding is simple to do and you could choose any colors that you love in your home.
Follow Emma from Gathering Beauty’s step by step instructions to create your own.
Modern Macrame – Natalie Miller and her world of color
A lovely insight into one artist’s world of color and use of macrame.
Read the full article and be amazed at the photos of her glorious designs on Modern Macrame.
Leafy Washcloth Free Knitting Pattern
These are a lovely knitted alternative to the square dishcloth.
Megan from Tricksy Knitter suggests her Leafy Washcloth Knitting Patterns are a “good project for the beginner knitter who’s ready to move beyond the square.”
DIY Yarn Bowl
Using a recycled plastic ice cream tub forms the basis of this yarn bowl project.
Follow Maro’s tutorial on Akamatra for full photo step by step instructions.
How To Use The Chain Stitch As A Fill Stitch
Follow Beth’s video tutorial to first learn how to embroider the chain stitch if your new to this stitch.
Then find out how you can use this stitch to fill in shapes.
DIY Origami Shirt Card For Father’s Day
This is such a cute card for Father’s Day and something that anyone can do.
Taking just 5 mins, follow Holly from Club Crafted’s tutorial to make one.
Woman Makes Scarves Out Of Teabag Strings
The patience required for creating this craft!
What a woman!
Sheer dedication to the reduction of waste.
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.
Learn To Quilt A Simple Baby Blanket
Craftsy Instructor Amy Gibson steps you through how to make a simple baby quilt.
After 7 online lessons, which you can do at your own pace, you will have a quilt to be proud of.
Knit Like A Master
Learn from knitting expert and well renowned author; Ann Budd in this online Craftsy course.
Week one covers Mastering Your Gauge, such an important skill to have when knitting.
Other sessions cover Casting On, Successful shaping, binding, seams and tips and tricks.
All the lessons can be done at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home.
Crochet Patriotic Tote Bag
Have this crochet project ready for the Fourth of July!
Sarah at Repeat Crafter Me has a tutorial and pattern for this gorgeous tote.
Fourth Of July Quilled Paper Toppers
Paper quilling is simple to do and looks so effective.
Chica and Jo have a detailed tutorial, for making Cake toppers for Fourth of July celebrations.
The Wonderful World Of Needle Felting
Learn all about needle felting and the amazing designs that can be created.
Teresa from Bear Creek Felting & Design, has an excellent tutorial to learn more about this delightful craft.
Natural Solutions to Keep Away Flies
Anna at Woo Hoo Cuties has an amazing amount of suggestions for keeps those pesty flies out of your home.
Hope you enjoyed this week’s craft inspiration roundup?
Please make sure to let me know any projects you have on the go, via the comment section below.
Yours in Craftiness Jodie