Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Make a Yarn Wreath Using Scrap Yarn

Winter Pales Pom-Pom Wreath (Crafts)

Making a wreath out of yarn can be made several different ways. Some can be made out of hangers and yarn while other can be made with yarn and craft balls. This project makes a great gift for a knitter or crocheter.

Select yarn colors of your choice. Use scrap yarn or purchase inexpensive yarns that coordinate well with each other to use for wreath decoration. You can easily make a wreath to match a room, holiday wreath with reds and greens, a summertime or spring wreath with bright colors, or a autumn wreath with the colors of fall. Leaves Of Yarn Wreath (Crafts)
Leaves Of Yarn Wreath (Crafts)

Using a Styrofoam ball in the size of your choice as a base. Choose a yarn and begin to wrap the yarn around the ball. (The Styrofoam ball is used instead of a full ball of yarn to be more conservative and to make the wreath lighter).

After the ball is completely wrapped fasten is securely with a pin or hot glue.

Using your wreath form estimate how many balls of yarn you need in order to complete your project. Try and make at least 20-25 depending on the size of the wreath. Be sure to make enough in order to cover the form.

Layout a pleasing pattern using different size balls of yarn to make your wreath attractive and to your taste.

After completing all of your balls of yarn you can fasten the balls on to the wreath base by using hot glue to glue each ball to the form or using wire.

You can use galvanized wire to create a base form and make a wreath the size of your choice. Be sure to leave a few inches for fastening. With this method you can poke each ball of yarn through the wire and string them onto the wreath form. End by hot gluing the ends together.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

How to Create, Design and Print Fabric

If you ever wanted to design your own fabric patterns and print them there is a web site that helps you do this. Create custom printed fabric and even enter in a weekly design contest.

Orders of $35 & up Ships Free.

Turn on your computer and go to the web site address
Click on the button that says Design and print your own fabric Get Started Now.

Before signing up you may want to read the FAQ section about designing fabrics. Here you can learn about design and creating fabrics. When designing fabrics you have to make sure that you images will print clearly and what type of background you are using.

Choice of colors plays a role in designing a fabric. Also choices of colors and shapes.

Create a Spoonflower account by registering or if you can't wait upload a design to get started creating beautiful fabric right away and then register at a later date.

Upload designs and print fabrics it is all free to use. Your designs are private unless you make them public and want to sell them. There is no minimum set up fee or order and you are allowed to order a swatch of your design for as little as $5.

Change your design repeats and preview the fabric online in a variety of choices.

Once you choose your design and would like to print the fabric you can choose from a variety of natural fiber fabrics.
Fabric can be purchased and used in a sewing, quilting, and patterns of your choice.

Use a computer art program to design your fabric. You can check out some free ones recommended on the spoonflower web site. This will help you design fabrics.

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The FAQ section also provides copyright information and lots of other useful tips.

Quilted Symphony--A Fusion of Fabric, Texture & DesignQuilted Symphony--A Fusion of Fabric, Texture & Design

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Unique Garden Ideas Large Old Truck Planter

Solar Metal Truck Planter

This Solar Metal Truck Planter have a vintage design that looks just like the classic pickups you still see on farms today. Made of metal with a distressed finish, these small decorative accents feature a solar panel at the top of the cab that powers the headlights when the sun goes down. Give your space a touch of classic style.
Mattapoisett 3 ft. x 1.5 ft. Raised Garden

If you find your alfresco ensemble in need of a color boost or live in a place where space is at a premium, this planter is here to help! Crafted from plastic, it features traditional detailing and two tiers – the upper of which is a planting space that holds 1.25 cubic feet of potting soil, and the lower of which is an open shelf perfect for stashing already potted succulents, flowers, and more.
Adamsdale 3-Piece Ceramic Pot Planter Set

Adamsdale 3-Piece Ceramic Pot Planter Set

Turn any boring corner into an indoor botanical garden with this three-piece ceramic planter pot set! Crafted of ceramic, each matching planter strikes a bowl-shaped silhouette with a painted lip and base, while each planter’s sides are lined with a tribal-inspired geometric motif. Including one small (4.75'' H x 6.4'' W x 6.4'' D), one medium (6.5'' H x 8.75'' W x 8.75'' D), and one large (8.5'' H x 12'' W x 12'' D) pot, this set can be clustered together or spread throughout your space for a cohesive ensemble.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Experienced Seasoned Knitters Needed to Volunteer to Knit Chemo Caps for Kids

Do you knit and would like to volunteer your skills for a non-profit organization?
Kozy Kaps 4 Kids  is looking for volunteers to knit a variety of sizes of Chemo Caps for kids to wear while going through cancer therapy. 

They have already delivered over 7000 caps to patients in many hospitals and with volunteer efforts they can continue to do more.  Whether you would like to knit a cap or donate money to the cause check out the Web site for more information...

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