A few cheerful things to welcome the sunshine and warmer weather this week. I promise the narwhal pattern is coming, as soon as I finish the final papers for the semester in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, here are some fun patterns if you’re looking for something to work on :D
Chevron curtain pattern by Moogly. Will totally make one if I ever have a craft room.
Crochet heart shaped bowls, so sweet. By My Poppet.
Brilliant idea. I think I’m going to make some t-shirts with this. From Petit à Petit and Family.
I think of summer picnics. Pocket bag by Snappy Tots. (there’s a matching tote pattern too, super fun!)
Most beautiful socks ever. Spotted on Knitty.
Beautiful impressions created by crocheted flower stamps. They look like plant prints. By Melmaria.
Have an awesome rest of the week, everyone!
Impressive cat blanket! From As Receitas de Croche.
I love Celtic knots. Bracelet by Jennifer E. Ryan on Ravelry.
A giant Loch Ness monster stuffed toy! I want one too. Pattern from We Lived Happily Ever After.
Can’t wait to give this a try, looks doable and so delicious. Mushroom (and bacon!) ragout recipe by Melmaria.
Not sure what an Adipose is, but he’s cute. Adipose plush pattern on Tuts+.
How awesome are these pom pom strawberries? From Mr. Printables (there’re instructions for making kiwis and watermelons and other fruits too!)
A beautiful rendition of the Foliage Wrap on Ravelry.
Japanese Quince flowers from Attic 24. It reminds me that the trees will bloom again, very soon!
More spring flowers. I think this granny square will make a lovely coaster. From Bigu Handmade.
Revoluzzzionary Monster, love it’s little heart and little arms. Pattern by Suse Revoluzza on Cut Out and Keep.
The bunny is so marshmallowy, and with a scarf *squeal* From the Giving Bunny Project by Stitch Punk, a very neat idea. I love the idea of leaving bunnies in public places for people to find. I would just worry that the bunnies I make would get thrown out or rained on, or even stepped on, that would be really sad. Maybe I can make a few for people I know.
Have a happy week! :D
A bit bummed that I don’t have new art or craft projects to report, but I am working on a knitting project, it’s just going to take me quite a while longer to get done, so in the meanwhile, here’s another awesome find post! :D
Maybe I’ll try making soap gifts again. Last time it didn’t turn out so well with the dinosaur toys, but Lego people might work better because they lay flat. From Craft Test Dummies.
The sweater I’m making is in moss stitch. Need to make another one in stockinette stitch so I can put on a teacup pocket :D From Colorful Stitches.
Felted dryer balls, practical and hilarious. From Petals to Picots.
I’d love an octopus sweater. Video tutorial on Craft.
Love this fox and its green eyes. Clever bookmark from Wake and Whimsy.
This looks super fun to make! Crazy paper hats from Make and Takes.
One can leave hotel staff with an extra token of appreciation by leaving a hand-folded bunny in the room. Or these will make very cute gift basket items for baby showers. Or one could impress people by whipping out a napkin version of the bunny at dinner. Bunny-folding is indeed a must-have skill. From Rocket News 24.
Have an awesome Wednesday, everyone!
I really like the look of garter stitch. Might have to make a pair soon. Mitten pattern form Martha Stewart.
Awesome retro-looking chevron clutch. Pattern from Fiber Flux.
Cat cupcakes! Adorableness overload. Pattern by Stuff Susie Made.
Also in garter stitch, I really like this skirt. Maybe in less bright colours, but I would totally wear it. From Knitty.
This is so awesome! OctoMitts! On sale on Ravelry by SpillyJane Knits.
Sweetest hand muffs ever. Free Ravelry download by Mizpah Thomas.
Have an awesome week, everyone!
Brilliant! I imagine there’s shredded coconut in the jar too so one could shake it and make it snow :D Snow globe cookie jar spotted on The Crafty Crow.
Last year we made a granola nut mix for our families (we called it the “happy health squirrel mix” :D I can’t remember what recipe we used though). We didn’t have time to do that again this year, but this looks delicious! Definitely saving it for next year. From Make and Takes.
A pom pom wreath! Awesome way to use up small bits of yarn and so very festive. Spotted on Do Stuff.
Magical acorn ornaments from Lil Fish Studios. They make great pendants too I think!
Templates for paper stars on Minieco. I love that they can be put over string lights.
Love how quaint these tiny Santas are. Follow the link on How About Orange for the origami diagram.
They made a brief appearance in my friend Nancy’s blog post on The Pickled Herring, posing with the beautiful and delicious Krumkake (check out the post if you want to learn to make krumkake!). And then Nancy pointed out to me that they’re called Korknisse and there’s a pattern for them on Ravelry by Manne!
Happy Christmas crafting! :D
Taking in the festive sights and sounds around the city :D
Last week a friend and I made it to the Christmas market at the Distillery, but it was really cold! I think it was -20℃ with windchill. But everything was so pretty and magical. I managed to take a few blurry pictures.
And there was a giant Christmas tree!
This past weekend I went to the City of Craft show. The organizers are the best at festive decorating! I can only imagine how much work (and love) went into cutting out these paper rabbits.
And they make lovely shadows…
All the vendors were amazing, my friend and I were ooh-ing and ahh-ing at every booth. And the wonderful thing about the internet is that you, too, can visit these shops even if you couldn’t come to the show! :D I especially love the absolutely adorable miniature animals by Jenny Wren, I wonder if she would sell the lovely necklaces displayed at the show when her shop reopens, there was this fuzzy squirrel with a mushroom sitting in a tiny bell jar pendant!! And the super cute needle-felted animals by Lesley-Ann Green! Her business card has a really cute and kind-looking fox on the back, I propped it up on my desk and it makes me smile every time I look at it. It’s going to help me get through all the papers in the winter term I think.
Hope you have a cheerful day!
Yup, I’m still here. I don’t think I’ve ever let so many days go by between posts before. But then I don’t think I’ve ever been so busy in my life with school work… It should quiet down a little closer to the holidays, and I will be able to finally finish and show you a project that I’ve been working on since the summer. But in the meanwhile, awesome finds! :D
Aren’t these so cute? From Kiddley.
I love acorns. Lovely acorn necklace tutorial by Erica from Caught on a Whim.
Brilliant idea for winter-themed centrepieces! Ice pots from Family Chic.
Beautiful sheath dress, tutorial by Cotton & Curls.
I’m going to make this as soon as the last paper is done! I picture it with a sparkly yarn… or maybe a greyish teal. Lace tunic from Lion Brand Yarn.
This made me so happy today, I can’t wait for the pattern to come out. A mushroom pen cozy! I will need it for the winter semester. From Twinkie Chan.
I hope to be back in a week or so with a crochet project to show. Until then, have a wonderful Sunday and an awesome week!
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
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!
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