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this week’s awesome finds

In case you’re looking for costume ideas… for Halloween, or costume parties any day :D

Spotted this on Make. I have a soft spot for jelly fish, but wouldn’t you say this is the cutest ever?

 

Last minute dandelion, creative, fashionable and brilliant! From Hands Occupied.

 

This is a bit more involved, but totally worth the time! Especially with the donut hole bucket! (we call them Tim bits around here…) From Studio DIY.

 

This is not really a costume, but I love the eye ball pom poms! From Mr. Printables.

 

And why not dress up a cake as ramen? No joke, it’s linked to a video that shows you how to make a ramen cake. Actually seems doable. And I love that the “broth” part of it is made out of tea jello. Check it out on Kotaku!

 

Finally, Mike highly recommends the tea bag costume (watch for it in this awesome video!).

 

Have an awesome week! :D

 

 

 

 

 

 

this week’s awesome finds

Anyone want to attempt this life size Totoro costume this coming Halloween? Pretty amazing! Step by step photos of how it was built on Imgur.

 

Very neat braided cotton belt from How did you make this?

 

So very pretty. plaster-dipped flower votives from Design Mom.

 

These lace leaves would make such beautiful pendants or earrings. Such detailed tutorial too. Also from How did you make this? (such an amazing blog!)

 

A super awesome knitted octopus! Follow the link on Make for the pattern!

 

One lovely barn owl. Pattern on Great Grey Crochet.

 

I love these twine coasters. Perfect for fall. Pattern by Melmaria on Ravelry. If you don’t know how to crochet, she sells these in her Etsy shop too :D

 

I’m heading to a wedding in a castle! Woohoo!! Hope to bring back photos, especially levitating ones :D Have a happy weekend, everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

this week’s awesome finds

Fried honey bananas – such simple ingredients, and they look so good! Recipe by Rachel Schultz

 

Polka dots with corks. I love the subtle textures that the corks make. From Maria João.

 

So grumpy, and soooo adorable! Grumpy octopus coffee cup sleeve pattern by Twinkie Chan.

 

:D Cat shoes!! How-to found on Kittenhood (fittingly so).

 

Cutest knitted bunny ever! Free Ravelry download by designer Sara Elizabeth Kellner.

 

Ok, now all these cute animal patterns are making me want to learn to knit with tiny needles in the round, which I currently suck at. But look at the whole gang of them! With scarves!! Spotted on Ravelry, by designer Barbara Prime.

 

Also from Ravelry, an absolutely gorgeous lace collar by designer Melody Maria Fulone. I might have posted this in another awesome finds post before, but I follow Melody’s blog and saw the photo again and thought I MUST sharing it. This will make any plain old shirt fitting for fancy tea parties :D

 

And finally, ohmygoodness, A SUSHI ROLL PENCIL CASE!!! (I know all-caps get overused but I’m very careful about all-cap use and know that when I use all-caps, I’m screaming like a fan girl on the inside). So grateful for the pattern shared on Green, Broke & Living in Kits!

 

Have an awesomely inspired crafty week! :D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

this week’s awesome finds


That’s pretty indeed! And cheerful :D Pineapple lamp by Now That’s Pretty.

 


I’d have a hard time eating its cute little face but I bet it’s delicious! 1-up mushroom pizza roll from Kitchen Overlord.

 


Pretty blouse made from a pillow sham! From the ever awesome C&C.

 


Maybe I’ll be able to tackle this one day! Whale shark phone cover by Reuben Briskie on Ravelry.

 


I’ve tried sun printing with fabric paint before, but this post by Craftiments has a scientific explanation of how it works! With regular acrylic paint! Might try that again and maybe make a tote bag with it :D

 


This chicken pot holder makes me grin :D Pattern by Crochet Again.

 


Such cheerful bunting for the bike basket! Also great for the home. Also makes nice pockets! Pattern by Greedy for Colour.

 


Oh my, a raincoat made of Ikea bags! Genius! By Scasper on Instructable.

 


Isn’t it beautiful? Pattern by Creadoo (it’s in German, so I hope Google Translate does a good job!). I really love this monochromatic version (spotted on Pinterest). Reminds me of the woven potholders we had when I was a child.

 


These owls are simply fabulous. By Decoideas.

 

Happy crafting! :D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

this week’s awesome finds

Summer crafting! :D

Beautiful giant doily rug from Creative Jewish Mom.

 

Origami bags for trips to the farmer’s market :D Pattern on Whip Up.

 

Scarf to shrug for breezy summer nights. How-to on Scarves dot net.

 

I think I might try to make this summery dress! Tutorial on Merricks Art.

 

Ice cream pillows bring cool thoughts. Pattern by Twinkie Chan on Michaels.

 

From plain t-shirt to fabulous shrug – like magic! By Aunt Peaches.

 

Have always been intrigued by crocodile stitch. Might start by making these lovely flowers from B Hooked.

 

Horchata Milkshake! Looks so delicious! Made with coconut milk! :D another must-try. Recipe on Henry Happened.

Happy summer crafting! :D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

this week’s awesome finds

Lots of wonderful things for the middle of spring! 

 

Rain painting! Perfect for today, actually, a rainy day here in Toronto. I love the pattern it makes when paint reacts to water. By Views From My Window.

 

A knit octopus plush from the ever wonderful Purl Bee. Love the texture on the underside of the tentacles. 

 

Ohmygoodness can anything be cuter than this? Pancake blanket with butter pat friend!!! *squeal* Pattern for sale by the always fabulous Twinkie Chan! (I’m a huge fan!!)

 

I don’t know where to buy the spray dye kit but love the way that awesome twist pattern is made! From I Love to Create.

 

Mike’s wonderful co-worker forwarded this to me (thank you, Anne!) – a neck kraken scarf! Pattern for sale on Knit Pick. Check out the rest of the Cryptozoology collection too! I downloaded the kraken wallpaper for my phone :D

 

Isn’t this so pretty? Pattern generously shared by Handy Kitty on Ravelry.

 

Fuzzy animals, by wrapping yarn around plastic animals. Isn’t that brilliant? And very cute! Look at the grey dog with the party confetti on him! From Homework.

 

Lovely leaf print pendant by Happy Hour Projects.

 

Simple and sweet! Watermelon coaster pattern by Make and Takes.

 

 This has a Life After People kind of feel to it. Toy truck planter spotted on Junk Market Style.

 

And finally, have a look at Fiddle Oak’s photostream. Has many of my favourite things – flying, origami, acorns… It’s wonderfully imaginative and simply magical.

 

May your weekend be filled with wonders and crafty goodness!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

this week’s awesome finds

Sweet! Luscious chiffon cake tissue cozy free pattern by the awesome Twinkie Chan!

 

A very stylishly crocheted chevron sweater, on my to-make list :D From Make My Day Creative.

 

Treasure! A myriad of mushroom knitting patterns, generously shared on Kathryn Ivy.

 

The most lovely cake boxes, by Ravelry designer CGW Joanita Theron.

 

Sweet twine-wrapped washer necklaces, on Design Mom.

 

*squeal* A needle-felted Totoro! Video tutorial by fiber artist Jackie Huang on Make.

 

I was thinking maybe making a collar like this and sew it to a plain top – wouldn’t it be sweet? Pattern can be adjusted to fit child or adult. From Lulu Loves.

 

Such neat idea, wine cork pendants! From Fiskars.

 

Looks like a knitting project I can handle :D Love its simple design. From Kollabora.

 

Wishing you a lovely week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

this week’s awesome finds

Love these super cute jam-filled cookies :D from According to Matt.

 

Turkish flat bead crochet – ever tried it? I’m intrigued… from Bead Crochet Snakes.

 

Aren’t this such a brilliant idea? Pressing plastic insects into cookie dough! Perfect for a dinosaur-themed party :D Fossil cookies from Martha Stewart Living.

 

These owls just have an adorably silly look to them. Pattern from Bunny Mummy.

 

I love that these pretty birds are made of crocheted circles! Also from Bunny Mummy.

 

The loveliest ballet slippers from Green Dragonfly.

 

On the lookout for twigs… Spring branch necklace from Plan B.

 

These made out of perler beads! Simply stylish. From The Southern Institute.

 

Have an awesome weekend, everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

this week’s awesome finds

Very cute felted wool rings from Dans le Townhouse.

 

Love the burnt meringue on top! Spotted on Ravelry.

 

A painting a day, on a petri dish. Each a stunningly beautiful universe. By Klari Reis.

 

Perler bead bow tie! :D From Morning Creativity.

 

Stylish t-shirt dress for tots. My niece would look so adorable in it. I’m sure I can also modify the pattern to make one big enough for me :P From Pardon my Chaos.

 

This is hilarious and so awesome, makes great party hats! From Having Fun at Home.

 

Cheerful bike seat cover from And Sew We Craft.

 

May your weekend be filled with peace and the hope of growth and new life that the spring season brings!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

this week’s awesome finds

 Awesome yarn-bombing idea. More on Carmichael Collective.

 

 So CUTE! Makes a great pocket on a coat or cardigan, I think. From Repeat Crafter Me.

 

 Best thing ever! I’m going to have to make this before my next road trip. Sewing pattern for tentacle neck pillow from Tally’s Treasury.

 

 Very hip and elegant single stem rosette necklace, from Bored & Crafty.

 

 Bunny gloves! I love the bow tie. Pattern from Devin Cole.

 

 This sheep needs to live on my couch. Knitting pattern from The Purl Bee.

 

 I didn’t know about the apparently really widespread grumpy cat meme before coming across this, but I just LOVE this grumpy cat pin from LDP! I think I have to make one to keep me company when I’m feeling grumpy.

 

 How awesome is this party hat from Oh Happy Day? You can even add the candle to make it extra extra festive :D

 

Have a happy week! :D

 

 

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