Mistakes are just unique creations.
The above is a good quote to remember when beginning any new craft skill.
Having a sense of humor when starting out is essential.
There are plenty of excellent tutorials and craft ideas this week shared by those who have been crafting for a while.
No doubt they also have had their fair share of Unique creations!
Take a look…
English Paper Piecing – Where To Begin
Florence from Flossie Teacakes has a very informative post on what English Paper Piecing is and how to learn to do it.
Typically used for quilt or pillow designs, where a crisp shape is required that will then be sewn by hand.
Little Gnome Knitting A Heart Wins Top Gif Award
You can understand why, he is just adorable! Take a look 🙂
Holiday Charm Set
Knit Susan B Anderson’s delightful Holiday Charm Set.
The knitting pattern of a tiny Tree, the wee sweater, the mini-mittens and the little sock ornaments are all in one
Tea Cup Pin Cushion Tutorial
A wonderful handmade gift for those who love to sew or something just for yourself.
Kate at Crafts On The Sea has a step by step tutorial for you to follow.
Duffle Bag Sewing Tutorial
A roomy bag that is very versatile. Something you could use for any number of outings.
Take a look at Torie Jayne’s sewing tutorial
Two Rectangles Earwarmer
Now this is my kind of Winter knitting project! Simple and easy to knit, practical and functional.
Sarah at Crafts From The Cwtch has the instructions 🙂
Turn A Plain Sweater Into A Novelty Christmas Sweater
Laura at Bugs and Fishes gives a plain sweater a makeover with a gorgeous Reindeer Novelty design.
Follow her tutorial for how to make one.
Origami Gift Boxes
I’ve made these with my children and they delight in making them.
We’ve used them for our Christmas table, each guest has a little gift box at their place setting, containing a little handmade gift.
Take a look at Emma’s tutorial on how to make them at Gathering Beauty.
Easy Christmas Slime Recipe
Children would delight in receiving this Christmas themed Slime as a gift.
Or even better, get them involved with making some to play with 🙂
Make Your Own Snuggly Slippers
Warm feet are essential in the cold months.
Make your own fleecy faux fur snuggly slippers with Tilly from Tilly and The Buttons tutorial.
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Hurry, this deal ends 12/12 at 11:59 PM MST!
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.
Best sewing tools for happy sewing
“The best sewing tools for happy sewing” This week I am sharing Part 1 of Lisa from Cucicucicoo’s post, about the best tools she recommends to make your sewing projects easier.
Getting started with Crochet- The chain stitch
A very easy to understand video on how to get started with crochet and to make a chain stitch.
It also has a great pictorial about all the steps too. Take a look here
Cross stitch Basics
Cross Stitch Basics.
This informative list of the basic supplies you will need thanks to little lovelies by allison
Handmade Chocolate Stir Sticks
Over at Merriment Design, Kathy has a lovely handmade chocolate stir sticks recipe with beautiful pics showing the process.
One to make with the kids..
A beginners guide to gardening with an amazing list of resources by Gayla Trail at Grow Girl.
Gayla’s writing is inspiring, as are her tips for beginning a garden.
Origami Christmas Tree ornaments
A fun way to use up origami paper to make sensational christmas tree ornaments.
Amy at DIY Candy shows you how here
A guide to Knitting Abbreviations and a Simple knitted hat pattern
A great reference for Knitting abbreviations from Noble Knits.
It will help with this simple hat pattern by Felicia at The Craft Sessions that I am going to attempt to make.
What have you been crafting this week?
Please share in the comments below about what has given you inspiration 🙂
Until next week
Yours in Craftiness 🙂