Super Slouchie Beanie Pattern Now Available for Purchase

My Super Slouchie Beanie pattern is now available for purchase for $2.99.

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The pattern was previously featured in Happily Hooked magazine.  My daughter was the inspiration for this pattern. As I mentioned in a previous post about this design, she selected the colors for this design.  She loves the hat and wears it on a regular basis.

The pattern can be purchased from Amazon, Raverly, or Craftsy.  Click on the link below for the Ravelry link.  The Amazon and Craftsy links will be active within the next 24 hours. Just search for the pattern by “Super Slouchie Beanie.”

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Wrapped in Garland Scarf

The December 2014 issue of Crochet World magazine just came out and in it you will find a lot of great designs. Just check out Terry Day’s adorable Playful Penguins blanket on the cover!

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You will also find my Wrapped in Garland Scarf in this issue.  Made with Caron SImply Soft yarn, the rows are made to resemble holiday garland. I also included pockets to keep your hands toasty warm. It’s a fun design and makes a great gift:-)

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Easy Macrame Pumpkin Hangers

I saw a great pumpkin hanger on a website call Fall For DIY.  It’s super-easy (and fast) to make.  I envisioned a handful of pumpkins hanging from the tree in my front yard. I found some fake pumpkins at the dollar store and used some jute that I had on hand. It took me less than five minutes to make each hanger!

 

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Rather than trimming the bottoms of the hangers, I left the bottoms with rough ends.  I like the way they look left long and the ends different lengths.  They have more of a rustic look.

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If you want to know how to make these hangers, just visit the Fall For DIY website for the tutorial.

Autumn Burlap Wreath on a Budget

It was a busy, but productive day today. After getting the leaves raked and bagged, my daughter actually wanted to craft today–something she hasn’t wanted to do in a long time.  So while she painted, it gave me the perfect opportunity to make this wreath:

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The wreath form was purchased for 25 cents at a re-store (I was thrilled at this find), the burlap I found for 50 cents at a church sale (another super deal, especially with burlap being so popular right now), and the rafia I purchased at a dollar store.  The beads came from my crafting stash.  Total cost = $1.75!  I’m pretty happy with how it came out.

Felt So Good: 70+ Felted and Plain Wool Designs for You and Your Home

Felt So Good: 70+ Felted and Plain Wool Designs for You and Your Home by Tone Rørseth

When I was a little girl, my mother had these macramé owls that she had made that were hanging on the walls. One of them was 5 feet tall.  She also had a couple smaller ones ranging from probably 18 inches to 3 feet.  For some reason, I was immediately reminded of my childhood and these owls when I saw the cover of  Felt So Good: 70+ Felted and Plain Wool Designs for You and Your Home.

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Anyway……I never really knew much about felting except that it required a needle and it seemed very tedious.  Norwegian designer Tone Rørseth shows us that you can upcycle your old wool garments. UPCYCLE! Now we’re talking!  Learn how to upcycle slightly worn or damaged sweaters into new items.  Don’t have an old wool sweater to upcycle?  No worries.  You will also learn about different types of wool felt to buy.  And it turns out that it’s really easy and maybe not at tedious as I thought.

The book is full of a lot cute projects that are pretty quick to make—yet another thing that’s right up my alley! My absolute favorite item is the owl on the front cover, but some of my other favorite projects in the book include a bar stool cover, a purse, and a square floor pillow.

So grab a wool sweater, embellish it, or turn it into something else, like a handbag, mittens, scarf, toy, pillow, or any number of other whimsical charms or holiday decorations.

Now, I’m off to find that wool sweater that shrank when it went through the dryer! I think I have a use for it!

(But then again, I’m also tempted to head off to the second-hand shops and see if I can hunt down some wool sweaters with some really cool patterns, because I have a drawer full of purse handles just waited to be used!)Felt So Good Back Cover

Charity Yarn Bombing – Part 2

Carrie:

Love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just had to share:-)

Originally posted on thegrangerange:

The seaside scene was really spectacular but I found it was the hardest to photograph because of the size. To give it some perspective the stretch of railing that it s dressing is 4 metres long. To get the whole thing into view it lacked detail so I will have to ask you to use your imagination a bit. I really regret not taking more close-up shots.

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I had to wear a wrist support for a week after making two thirds of the sea blanket and was extremely grateful to Debs for taking over and finishing it. She made the wonderful pennant and ball bunting and the magical giant jellyfish too.

Sorry that the light doesn’t show up on the lighthouse but it really does work, honestly, the top lifts off and you just have to press down on the bulb and hey presto, it lights up! With a bulb top and bottom it gave…

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