Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tutorial - How to Make a Globe Clock

Unique clock shows off a penchant for travel

Tutorial at Molliepop Blog

"Just so it’s clear, this post is not in honor of Christopher Columbus because he was pretty much the worst person ever. You can check out this awesome comic by The Oatmeal if you want the full story but I’m warning you, the details are gory. Instead, I’m taking a page out of Mathew Inman’s book and dedicating this project to Bartolemé de las Casas who was a much more decent fellow. History aside, this is a sweet little project that would fit perfectly in a class room or travel themed bedroom. For extra puniness, add alphabet stickers to spell out “Time To Travel".... Read more

Monday, October 20, 2014

Tutorial - How to Make a Cloche

Cloche will work through all the seasons

Tutorial at Sew for Soul Blog

"Our Halloween theme this year is 'Victorian Gothic' so, not surprisingly, bell jars, cloches, apothecary jars and other weird and wonderful curiosities all feature prominently. We've collected lots of great items but something exciting happens when 'treasures' are placed under glass, as they instantly become even more special!  Our displayed specimens also have authentic looking museum labels, which I created in a gorgeous copperplate script, adding to the Victorian curiosities feel.   I love cloches and bell jars but found them shockingly expensive in the shops and I needed loads to transform our home into the abode of a slightly eccentric Victorian family, so I set about making my own".... Read more

Tutorial - Refashion a Camisole into a Onsie

Sew a sunsuit with this easy refashion

Tutorial at XOXO Grandma Blog

"Right before my daughter's family left to live approximately 6,443 miles away from me, she went through some of the things she was leaving behind. She threw away a couple of old black camisoles, as well as the cute mint sunsuit (pictured below in step one) because her baby girl (the same one pictured above) had grown out of it.  Of course, I thought what can I do with these camisoles she no longer wants?  Knowing my granddaughter would be living were it was warm and humid the majority of the year, a new sunsuit was the most practical answer".... Read more

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Tutorial - How to Make a Mini Tag Bunting

Mini Bunting can be used as a cake decoration

Tutorial at Ella and Nesta's Little Room Blog

"In my last post I promised a tutorial for making the Mini Tag Bunting I used in my Autumn mushroom box decoration. This is a really fast project and no sewing is required. It's fun to make and you can use this sweet little bunting (or banner!) for any occasion. Here is what you need to make the Mini Tag Bunting".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Handkerchief Doll

Use markers or embroider a face on your doll

Tutorial at Sussex Mouse Blog

"Church Dolls have been made for centuries by mothers wanting to pacify young children in Church. They were taken out of Mother's pocket when the Sermon started and didn't make a noise if they were dropped. I have been asked many times how I make my Church Dolls so I have taken step by step photos of how I made this little lady ".... Read more

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Tutorial - How to Make a Square Knot

Video tutorial on making a basic square knot

Tutorial at Curly Made Blog

"Probably most of you already know to make this simple square knot, but I'm planning on making a couple of bracelets using this technique, so for those who are not sure how to make it I've created this quick mini tutorial. Take the pink left cord, cross it over the middle orange cord and under the right blue cord. Take the blue right cord, cross it under the middle and through the loop".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Hair Scrunchy

Super simple, quick to crochet pony tail holder

Tutorial at Simply Shoe Boxes Blog

"Years ago my youngest daughter wanted a football themed birthday party--she was turning 8 I think.  So we invited a couple of her friends to spend the night and I asked each to pick their favorite football team.  I crocheted team colored items like little footballs and pony tail holders for each girl (all the patterns I invented for myself--this was pre-internet)".... Read more

Friday, October 17, 2014

Tutorial - Fabric Napkin Ring with a Cutout

Cutout a simple shape of your choice

Tutorial at Straight Grain Blog

"Sometimes, I get ideas in my head which I have to give a try, just to see if they are technically possible. A recent one is a napkin ring with a cut-out. Don't ask me why. I never use napkin rings. Like, never ever.  But maybe some of you do... so here is a tutorial. The tutorial uses a star as an example, but of course you can use whichever shape you prefer. Why not use a fish, for when you're eating fish".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Quilted Tissue Holder

A vintage button closure adds a special touch

Tutorial at Leland Ave Studios Blog

"It’s that time of the year again. . . where my mind skips ahead to the holidays and all of the fun gifts I can make for the special people in my life. I know you may have seen tutorials for tissue holders in the past — but this one is kinda kicked up a notch — to make it a slightly more elegant and (in my humble opinion) gift-worthy option! I love to make these to have on hand for teachers, friends, and any other last-minute gifting that might come up. So let’s get started".... Read more

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tutorial - Six Ways to Paint Pumpkins

Instead of carving, try painting your pumpkins

Tutorial at A Mom's Take Blog

"It’s time to start pulling out your big bucket of Halloween decorations and setting up your home. One of the fun traditions of Halloween is carving pumpkins. Well, carving pumpkins is a messy and very time consuming job. Let me suggest another way you can decorate your home with pumpkins this year – I’ll show you how to paint pumpkins with 6 different styles to inspire you to get creative this year! To get started painting pumpkins, you’ll need a few basic and inexpensive supplies".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make an Autumn Wreath

Embellished with pumpkin and owl stickers

Tutorial at My Crafting Nook Blog

"Autumn is already here which means it's time to change some of that spring and summer décor I have around the house. I decided to start with the front door's wreath. By now you know I'm all about reusing and saving money so I'm going to take apart the spring wreath I made in this tutorial and transform it into my autumn wreath. Let gets started".... Read more

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tutorial - How to Make a Crocheted Scarf

A great project for leftover yarn

Tutorial at Little Treasures Blog

"On the Cut Out + Keep blog  for the Technique Tuesday I have a tutorial for making a double crochet stitch. If you are a beginner, hop over there to learn the stitch because I have a great scarf for you to make using a double crochet. What you need to make this scarf: - 50 (or 100 gr) yarn depending on the length you want for it and adequate hook. For my scarf I used a DK yarn and 3 mm hook. I recommend you use bulky(er) yarn. Sport and fine yarn would make a small(er) and thinner scarf".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Cutting Board

Two shapes, one with a handle and one an octagonal

Tutorial at Sisters What Blog

"I made a Leather Accented Cutting Board. I've been wanting to try to make a cutting board for a long time, but I finally decided to give it a try. I'm very proud to say that I did this COMPLETELY without the husband's help. I lost patience waiting for him to be available, so I finally worked up the courage and just made the cutting boards myself. And guess what? they were ridiculously easy".... Read more

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tutorial - Doll purse and shoes from an old wallet

Upcycle a wallet into cute shoes and a bag for a doll

Tutorial at XOXO Grandma Blog

"Ever heard the old adage, "Waste not, want not?" My mom used to say that to me all the time. And it stuck. In the case of this doll purse and shoes, never throw away an old wallet even if it's looking worn. After I purchased a new wallet and emptied my old wallet out, I looked at the fabric and decided that it was only the edges that were worn so why not use the other parts to make a doll purse and coordinating shoes?  Waste not, want not".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Travel Wallet

Hold passports,boarding pass, and cards during travel

Tutorial at A Kaleidoscopic Dream Blog

"I made this for my mom and she found it really handy while travelling from US to India. Do you know that US-India is one of the most exhaustive and tiring travel? Oh yea, it takes almost 20 hours with one transit in between!Okay, that is totally a different story. So let me get back to the wallet. You can use this to hold your passport, boarding pass and urgent cash/card/IDs and the best part is it is water-proof!  So,what are you waiting for? Let’s get started".... Read more