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Crafty Bastards

Sep 22 '14
motleymakery:

Make your own Foldover Tote:
Great Sewing Tutorial from:
Palak Shah on The Sewing Rabbit.

motleymakery:

Make your own Foldover Tote:

Great Sewing Tutorial from:

Palak Shah on The Sewing Rabbit.

Aug 2 '14

fuckyeahcraft:

I was sent this gorgeous tutorial by LDP (follow her blog! It’s gorgeous!) and new exciting things got in the way of posting for a while, so here you go, finally!  She has loads of other fab tutorials on her blog too, such as how to make amazing Dr Who converse!

I would highly recommend this tutorial!  Books are the most commonly thrown away item given to charity shops in the UK.  If you are UK based there’s a great charity called Healthy Planet with various Books for Free shops across the UK, see locations here!

https://healthyplanet.org

"DIY: Recycled Book Planters

This tutorial came complete with a mild existential crisis. I’ve wanted to make a craft project with books for ages now, however the thought of slicing up a tiny universe for my own selfish needs has always been too traumatic for me to bear. I eventually convinced myself that my charity shop book discoveries were only going to sit on a shelf until someone else threw them away if I didn’t buy them and use them, so why not turn them into something beautiful?
1. Start by smearing wood glue along the sides of the book, to secure the pages together. If you plan on using more than one book for the planter, glue them together without putting glue in the area you intend to cut, as this will make it more difficult to cut through.
2.Mark the area you intend to cut out, where your plant will go.
3.Use a craft knife to cut out the marked area. It may be hard to cut through the cover of the book initially, but just keep going - it’ll slice through eventually. :)
4.Once the area is as deep as you want it to be, glue the piece of plastic bag into the cut area, and trim the edges to be level with the cover of the book. This will stop water and dirt leaking into the book once your plant is inside.
5.Put your plant into the book, and look after it as your new pot plant.
http://ld-p.blogspot.co.uk/
Jul 10 '14
Jun 29 '14
motleymakery:

DIY Easy Embroidered Lunch Bag & Napkin:
Lovely tutorial from Sew Mama Sew.

motleymakery:

DIY Easy Embroidered Lunch Bag & Napkin:

Lovely tutorial from Sew Mama Sew.

Jun 25 '14

reckless-aband0nment asked:

Hey, I have lots of scrap yarn and don't know what to do with it, do you have any crochet patterns or ideas please?

holycrapyarnandstuff:

Here are some things I found:

Jun 22 '14
stitcherywitchery:

Ghislane Gloves, a free knitting pattern by Sara Varty.

stitcherywitchery:

Ghislane Gloves, a free knitting pattern by Sara Varty.

May 31 '14
motleymakery:

DIY “Mom’s Favorite” Apron:
Free pattern & tutorial, from:
Sew4Home.

motleymakery:

DIY “Mom’s Favorite” Apron:

Free pattern & tutorial, from:

Sew4Home.

May 4 '14
Apr 9 '14
carmanitaknits:

jovski:

Look at these cute little knitted tortoises :D Someone i know made them and shared the pattern, so i figured i’d share it here for you :D I dont understand any of it, so its copied and pasted.
Pattern requires oddments of yarn and a small amount of stuffing. I used seed beads for eyes although French knots would suffice. Requires 3mm needles and dk (I used 2.75mm). Lets get started… 
Shell - co 8 and p 1 row
- Inc kwise in each (16)
- P 1 row
- (k1, inc in next) x 4 , (inc next, k1) x4 (24)
- P 1 row 
- (k2, inc in next) x4, (inc in next, k2) x 4 (32)
- P 1 row
(k3, inc next) x4, (inc next, k3) x 4 (40)
- St st 3 rows
- P 1 row 
Beg p st st 5 rows - the extra p row is your guide for attracting the shell edge later on 
- (k3, k2tog) x 4, (k2tog, k3) x4 (32)
-P 1 row
- (k2, k2tog) x4, (k2tog, k2) x4 (24) 
- P 1 row
- (k1, k2tog) x4, (k2tog, k1)x 4 (16)
- P 1 row
- K2tog to end (8)
Pull yarn through rem sts. Sew inside out leaving small gap for stuffing.
HEAD - co 10sts, beg p, st st 6 rows. Pull yarn through
LEGS - 4 Alike, co 7sts. Beg p st st 4 rows. Pull yarn through
EDGING - co 46 sts and work 2 rows in k1 p1 rib. Cast off pwise.

SO CUTE!!

carmanitaknits:

jovski:

Look at these cute little knitted tortoises :D Someone i know made them and shared the pattern, so i figured i’d share it here for you :D I dont understand any of it, so its copied and pasted.

Pattern requires oddments of yarn and a small amount of stuffing. I used seed beads for eyes although French knots would suffice. Requires 3mm needles and dk (I used 2.75mm). Lets get started… 

Shell - co 8 and p 1 row

- Inc kwise in each (16)

- P 1 row

- (k1, inc in next) x 4 , (inc next, k1) x4 (24)

- P 1 row 

- (k2, inc in next) x4, (inc in next, k2) x 4 (32)

- P 1 row

(k3, inc next) x4, (inc next, k3) x 4 (40)

- St st 3 rows

- P 1 row 

Beg p st st 5 rows - the extra p row is your guide for attracting the shell edge later on 

- (k3, k2tog) x 4, (k2tog, k3) x4 (32)

-P 1 row

- (k2, k2tog) x4, (k2tog, k2) x4 (24) 

- P 1 row

- (k1, k2tog) x4, (k2tog, k1)x 4 (16)

- P 1 row

- K2tog to end (8)

Pull yarn through rem sts. Sew inside out leaving small gap for stuffing.

HEAD - co 10sts, beg p, st st 6 rows. Pull yarn through

LEGS - 4 Alike, co 7sts. Beg p st st 4 rows. Pull yarn through

EDGING - co 46 sts and work 2 rows in k1 p1 rib. Cast off pwise.

SO CUTE!!

(Source: team-seaslug)

Mar 21 '14

Skein

stitch-please:

geekgirlfibers:

knitsies:

geekgirlfibers:

thetwistedpixie:

deezknitz:

'skeen'? or 'skane'?

I just say yarn.
But I am a smart ass. ;)

Skeen for me.

Definitely skeen.

i say skein as in skayn. i checked on merriam webster and thats the pronunciation :)

It’s the fiber arts version of GIF.

I believe the word is of German origin (an honest guess to say the truth). In the German language you pronounce the first vowel when two appear together. “E” is pronounced like “I” so hence sk-eye-n. (Or sk-ein, thinking like the German word for one: eins).

This said I still say skeen.

I always thought it was pronounced the German way anyway. I was inadvertently pronouncing it right! Woop :P