Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
crocheted peter pan slippers
winter is fast approaching (it's been wicked COLD here in the mornings in connecticut. warms up nicely during the day though)
pic from the posting linked above at josefina y el amanecer
found via craftzine
Sunday, September 27, 2009
how to make a lace knitting chart using excel. it would work for cables too. no doubt about it
pic from the tutoral at chez plum
found via craftzine
by the way, i actually do the OPPOSITE. i am making THIS HAT for a friend for christmas (it's PERFECT because he actually has trilobite tattoos). i'm not a big fan of charts. i tend to knit in places other than sitting on my couch (which means i'm out and about somewhere). so i transfer the chart to knitting stitches in excel. you could just use word, or write it on a piece of paper, BUT the grids in excel make it easier to follow for me. instead of a symbol for let's say c2b, i'll actually TYPE OUT c2b in the excel grid box. like i said, it works for ME.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Kalupsa went and made an incredibly detailed (and frightening) Super Mario Piranha Plant lawn ornament out of modeling clay. And I think we can all agree, it's scary as shit. I sure as hell wouldn't water it, if you know what I mean. I'm talking about try to piss on it. NOT a good idea.....
(couple more EVEN MORE frightening pics at the link above)
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
posted the most wonderful blue rabbit knitted hat pattern
well i didn't have the yarns she used, so i used what i had. here's my version
(i do like hers better, but mine is OK too!)
it's a quick knit and those bunnies are adorable
and i know just which child will be wearing it too
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
(don't know if steve was involved in this or not)
shows us how to craft with for at wine. here's one of the examples
a wine cork wreath
i LOVE this. i think i'll make one
pic from cathie's posting linked above
but to me, it's wonderful! i am ALWAYS and i mean ALWAYS in search of a ruler. i did get an iphone app with a ruler
forget me knit by nathan davis (which i LOVE by the way)
art bead scene
links us to a GREAT tool!!!
pic from the posting above by Jennifer Heynen
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
for kids to bring to school or camp or play dates. for adults to bring to work or on a car trip. i LOVE these and man, they too would make WONDERFUL GIFTS
reusable snack sacks (say that 3 times fast)
and you can get your fabric at the reprodepot store too!!!
pic from the tutorial at reprodepot blog
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
easy norwegian felted house slippers
By Liecel Tverli Scully
pic from the craftzine link above
Monday, September 14, 2009
shows us how to make
at this wicked cool owl bag
well she gives us an IDEA how to make it AND of course the owl chart. that's the coolest part anyway.
teriyakimoto at the craftster link
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Image Credit: patricia soransso
Designed by Mario Irarrázabal in 1982, Then Drowned was initially built as a warning to sunbathers about the dangers of drowning in Punta del Este, Uruguay, and I can imagine the sculpture definitely keeping people away from the water. The piece of art was so well received by the public that Irarrázabal went on to make hand sculptures in Chile, Venice and Spain.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
well if you go on over to etsy storque you'll find the tutorial
on how to make it
picture from the link above - it's the book cover
want a copy of felt furnishings? (i know i do), well here's a link to order
yoga for crafters
Written by Becky Striepe
Craft show season is getting close, and that means all of you green crafty biz owners are probably working overtime to get merch ready for the upcoming fall shows! Any sort of repetitive action is tough on your body, and crafting is no different. Rather than pop an over the counter pain medication, why not take some time to relax and stretch the soreness away with some yoga poses targeted at the places that take the most abuse?
As with any new exercise, please be cautious and consult your doctor before trying anything too terribly strenuous.This week we’re taking a look at the aches and pains that come with hours of knitting or crochet. From what you guys had to say on Twitter, it sounds like all that yarn work hits ravelers hardest in the wrists, fingers, neck and chest. Never fear! Here are some poses to help you recoop a little bit..........
pic from the link above at crafting in a green world
she sure does make a damn fine halloween issue magazine
martha stewart living
and while you're at it.....
check out gothic martha stewart
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
just put out! how cool does it sound? (in case you don't know the answer to that, let me help you, WICKED COOL)
cory from boing boing turns us on to....
They Might Be Giants' awesome new kids' CD: HERE COMES SCIENCE!
Posted by Cory Doctorow,
I am thoroughly smitten with the new They Might Be Giants kids' album, Here Comes Science, which ships with a charming DVD of videos and supplementary material. In the best traditions of awesome educational kids music -- Schoolhouse Rock, the Animaniacs, Electric Company -- Here Comes Science combines top-notch pop music with humor that's aimed at both kids and adults (I once heard the creators of Sesame Street discuss how the inclusion of humor targeted at adults meant that grownups were more likely to watch with the kids, and thus be on hand to answer questions and discuss the material; this should be gospel for everyone who makes media for kids). And, of course, the material is great. Better than great. Perfect. This is the album They Might Be Giants was put on Earth to record: they are genuine science nerds, and it shows...............
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
for men, women and teenagers. i'd keep one at home and one at my desk at work. you could buy a ton of this stuff (tape measures and thread and needles) at the dollar store. dang, you could CRANK THESE OUT. really, this is one swell idea
from creative ramblings (where the picture is from as well
comes a tutorial for a kick-arse
via whip up
Sunday, September 6, 2009
i love this little neckwarmer. i shall make it. no doubt about it. from one of my favorite sites resurrection fern a
knit scarfette with vintage buttons
picture from margaret at resurrection fern
Saturday, September 5, 2009
everyone got a different invitation. this one is mine. they glued fabric to paper (or paper to fabric) with mod podge then glued down some really nice lacy paper, then glued the invitation (with had a picture of amy on it taken by molly's cousin. it was from wolf island in canada).
it was all wrapped up in a purple (my favorite color) bow. i wanted to share it with you since it was so clever
(i love them both!!! if i come i have to wear ninja gear by the way. they specifically requested it)
Friday, September 4, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
a pincushion (but i'd use it as a decoration of some sort). this is so cool. a pattern and tutorial for
toadstool cottage and mushroom house. picture from calypso at the little house by the sea. the posting is a year old but i just came across a link in craftzine
i do so want these. really
(check out calypso's blog period. loads o' great stuff)
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
well, i won't believe you!
from coloured buttons a tiny travelling doll's house (from a matchbox. yes, it's THAT tiny)
pic is from trixi at coloured buttons
and yes, she tells you how she made it!