It really made me happy all the nice comment you gave me on the Cable Cast On How To, so I decided to follow up a little ahead of schedule with why it’s so great to use, especially when just learning. Like I said, the cable cast on is such […]
I was delighted when Debora of Storey Publishing asked me if I would like a copy of the The Sweater Chop Shop: Sewing One-of-a-kind Creations from Recycled Sweaters by Christina Ffrench. Would I ever! This book is lovely in every way. I really enjoy how instead of models, this book […]
by Alyssa Devanny from Refashion
My addiction to fabric means I have accumulated quite a stash of leftover scraps; pieces too small for most projects but too lovely to throw away.
All this leftover goodness can be utilized by making a table runner. As well as making your table look chic, a table runner is useful for protecting your table from hot pots.
This month’s issue of Craft Leftovers Monthly is all about drawing, so when I saw this flashback to issue 6 of Craftzine I just had to link up. In fact, using this method is how I made the coloring pages in the zine! I used watercolor pencils for the first […]
Drawing is my primary language. I have been drawing since before I can remember and before I could read or right most definitely. I am so happy to present this issue to you because it’s all about drawing. Yes of course there will be some instruction on drawing, but there […]
If there ever was a classic instant-gratification craft, it’s the venerable felt flower. I was playing around one day, and stumbled upon this method for making an interesting zinnia-style design. Hope you like!
This great new book by Diane Gilleland has 5 great projects for weaving without a loom. Each project is unique and interesting. It covers a lot of bases too, it’s not all one style or one type of project, each project uses a different method. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ It’s the perfect thing […]
Remember how I posted forever ago about wanting to try to make my own charcoal? (link) Well, on Sunday I finally gave it a shot and it worked out great!
This past week I have been doing a lot of crocheting in the round and so when I would go through my rss feeder it seemed like every post about crochet seemed to jump out and yell “pick me, write about me, read me!” I picked my favorite tutorials and […]
Annette of CraftStew wrote up a great article on how to earn money from Crafts – ideas for businesses and income flows. She writes: “With today’s problematic economy, folks everywhere are searching for alternative ways to bring in extra income. For crafters, our hobby provides an obvious source of extra cash. Four popular […]
Jenny Ryan has been showcasing some great tutorials every Tuesday. This last Tuesday’s post had to do with using up long strips of fabric by making them into beautiful necklaces. The tutorial is complete with how to add in the metal chain and clasps too! [link] Long skinny strips have […]
While walking around San Francisco it struck me how much my camera looked like everyone else’s on the street. Lame. My nikon was no different from every other camera toting tourist. I think my camera deserves better than that. I mean, after all, it’s through its lens that all my […]
I’m not sure if you remember, but awhile ago I posted a quick tutorial on how to make your own polymer clay croissants. Since then I have had many other little fun pastries floating around my studio. It’s so fun and easy to play around with clay when I’m feeling […]
This issue of Craft Leftovers Monthly has a lot to do with making your own books. Ideas, inspirations, tutorials, resources, and of course my own adventures with putting together my own zine each month. One thing I don’t mention (in full) is how I put together Craft Leftovers Monthly. What […]
Ann from All Things Paper sent me links to three great tutorial that she has put together and are free for us to use and make! ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ On Folding Trees :: Filigree Pendants On Heart Handmade :: Fringed Flower Card On All Things Paper :: Simple Filigree Flower Card […]
After the great success of the Laundry Detergent – clothes are clean and smell nice – I’ve been thinking that I should check out how to make my own dishwasher detergent. It’s not that it’s insanely expensive, but it still does add an extra $6 or so to the monthly […]
Enter the Maker’s Apron. It’s a studio apron, cooking apron, garden apron, and painter’s apron. Calling it a Maker’s apron just made sense. Put it on and you are ready to go. The plan was just that it would be a little apron for wearing in the garden and I was going to give it away. Well, I tried it on and wore it around (just to see if it felt right on you know) and before I knew it, it was filled up with my phone, pencils, pens, erasers, paper, scissors and all sorts of other things. And I wore it the rest of the night. Then I was like “crap, I don’t want to give this away. I like it to much!”
I was planning on getting this posted yesterday, but it took 6 hours of handwork on this great little guy and it’s was around 12:30 when I finished up. I thought it would just be like 2 hours of hand sewing, oh how I underestimate things like that. So here […]
I really love my stash socks and now that it’s getting warm again, I’ll most likely be making another pair. I’ve been making a lot of market bags lately from Hempathy yarn and have some leftover- perfect for some stash socks for the summer!