My first tiny hex pincushion! I see them on instagram all the time and love them. I was wondering how they’re made and once I started in it became immediately clear, oh those are just the outer hex’s folded under. So quick and clever. I filled it with crushed walnut shells for that nice crunch. (here’s a link to the ones I have in my amazon shop)… More
Is your Make-Along doll feeling mischevious this season? Use this free pattern to make her own jaunty elf hat complete with ears! Also included, a pointy collar and boots to complete the transformation.
Use fleece or felted wool to make accessories that don’t need finishing and have a little stretch to them so they’ll fit easily.
We’re on pattern number 10 of 12 of the Make-Along subscription, which is a nice stack of patterns. If you have a printer you can print the PDFs out on card stock to make a lovely gift for the crafty person on your list. And then as a fun bonus to the gift they’ll get two more patterns emailed to them.👏 If you’re buying as a gift just leave a note on the order and I’ll put the recipient’s name … More
Chicago is trying to break records with most gray days in a row. I’ve hardly taken any photos of holiday crafting or merriment because it’s so dreary. What I wouldn’t do for a sunny or snowy day. I don’t even care if it’s 20 below! And I don’t even care that I’m jinxing us! I’ll be warm because all I’ve been doing for the last 2 months is knitting/crocheting. I’ve made my first pair of mittens, 4 scarves, 2 blankets, … More
Phoebe and I made our first batch of handmade ornaments last week. We’d never made clothespin skiers before. Seems like an oversight. I saw these on pinterest with washi tape shirts and giant pom hats and thought they’d be cute. Of course it didn’t turn out I had any giant poms but Phoebe came up with cute ideas for our tiny poms instead.
It's a little panda for the Christmas tree. Every year I want to make a bunch of little stuffed toy ornaments and I get distracted. Maybe this is my year. I sorta want to bedazzle him up with glitter glue. First I'm going to try to make a little group of them and then see if they want to be glittered.
Another adorable freebie pattern from Gera