Jenny over at All Sorts posted a great tutorial about how to make these cute coasters. It is an older post, but I hadn’t seen it. Maybe I’m behind the times. Maybe some of you are too. So if you haven’t already made a billion of these great little ladies, […]
This great project was put together by Racheal H. She said she made so she wouldn’t get needles in her arm while embroidering in her fav chair. I too tend to stick my needles in the side of my chair and forget about it until I get poked later on! […]
This one hits a special place in my heart. I love this stuff and if I could, and heck why not, I would put it all over everything! You can find ideas for creative ways to use rickrack over at Primrose Designs. I found a link to her site over […]
Okay folks two things.1. I have finally put together direct links to the Craft Leftover patterns in the side bar. It’s the Pattern Archive! Check it out! I had no idea there were so many!2. I’m having so much fun looking around for tutorials/projects/makers that exhibit the CL aesthetic. Just […]
This is a super great idea for cozying up the kitchen with an old felted up sweater. There a quite a few ideas here too. Find it here over at Wise Craft. It’s an older post (2006), but pretty amazing idea all the same.
I know it’s the summer and all, but I’m thinking bonfires here, not fire places. Danny Seo over at Simply Green has a great idea here. I really hate those “fire starter” logs. They seem, somehow, not so great. It’s kind of sad most of us don’t know how to […]
I saw this over at CRAFTzine and just had to go check it out. What a great way to use up scraps of fabric and leftover buttons! You can see the tutorial here over at Little Thing Tutorials. And then in a related post there was this little tutorial on […]
Ann from over at the Sewing Geek made this great little purse. What a great idea to use a placemat as the body of the purse!
Here’s another great tutorial from Etsy Labs. It’s on how to make your own dress form (something I have always wanted, but resisted because of the price tag) out of duct tape and a large t-shirt. I am so going to try this one out this weekend!
Amanda L. from over at Etsy Labs posted a great tutorial on how she makes fabulous totes out of shopping bags. I really love this (wish I would have thought of it!) because plastic bags seem like one of those unending resources that are hard to reuse. They rip and […]
So I completely changed my mind on the pattern today, which caused an extra delay. It turned out for the best there because what I had planned on, well, I had no idea how to explain it, so it wouldn’t have been posted at all! Geeze. I did have a […]
Well yes. Choices sure are hard. Sometimes, like today, I do get hit with guilt that I should be working on my school work. I have been pretty good about it so far, but this week, what with breakdowns, studio refashioning, and working extra hours, I don’t have nearly enough […]
I just found this tutorial on a do it yourself without fancy supplies screen printing. No photo emulsion, no crazy cutting of stencils. Just some old fabric, embroidery hoop, water proof glue, and fabric paint. Fantastic. Go check it out here. This was put together by Threadbanger over at Curbly! […]
Edited in: Okay, I re posted the pattern with the corrections. I had added in an imaginary round in the base! Sorry about that. There were some other smaller errors that I fixed too (spelling and such). I also added in my gauge and the yarn that pattern was written […]
Nothing quite welcomes summer (or winter for that matter) guests like a handmade welcome mat. I’ve had a ratty looking carpet sample since I moved in and with all this crocheting going on I couldn’t help but whip up a new welcome mat with some craft leftovers that I had […]
I really hate having to do this, but it seriously cannot be helped. Because of time constraints there will be no Craft Leftover pattern this Saturday. But. There is a but. I will post twice next week. I’m looking at Tuesday most likely for this week’s make up and then […]
For one of the first times of the year I sat outside on the front stoop with my drink to work on some research stuff on my laptop. As I put my drink down I had a deep seated fear that I was going to put my glass down to hard and crack the bottom on the concrete… no good. So what to do? How about crochet my own little spot for my sun tea.
It’s also heating up around here, finally, and condensation is getting everywhere, so they will be coming in handy for that too!
And so this week’s Craft Leftover pattern was born.
Unfortunately, today is not one of those “sit outside in the glorious bliss of the sun” so here it is keeping my external from getting wet.
I’m really depressed by this April winter that has interrupted my spring riding joy. Didn’t mother nature get the memo, winter was to end promptly on March 20th and spring to start March 21st! Anyway, regardless of missing memos I’m sure she will get around to it in the next […]
First off I want to thank everyone for the super nice comments that were left the past couple of days, it’s what makes posting these patterns worth it. Also, thanks for ordering more kits too! I’m super excited about the response they are getting. Now I do have some bad […]
This sweet little bunny was first published in the spring of 2008. It’s a unique construction because the base of the little hopper is knit like a heel flap. The first time I made him, I used some vintage acrylic and the last few times I used leftover cotton. You […]