Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hibiscus Hummingbird Paint-by-Numbers Kit

Hibiscus Hummingbird Paint-by-Numbers Kit

Hibiscus Hummingbird Paint-by-Numbers Kit

Looking into new hobbies I came across this pretty paint-by-numbers kit and thought that this would be a fun to do project for my next craft plus once it's completed I have the perfect room to hang it in.  The colors are just right to match a beautiful bedroom, living room, kitchen or even a vibrant bath!  The acrylic paints are included in this and it comes on a pre-printed textured art board that measures 14" x 11". The subtle shading of the background is created by using a dry brushing technique all the instructions are included.
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Cricut's new Design Space app for iPad!

NEW Cricut iPad app
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Now there's a new way to help make your ideas come to life with the Cricut Design Space app for iPad! Design Space makes it super easy to move, size, and rotate images with your fingertips. You can even zoom, weld, slice, and more. All you need is your iPad and wi-fi and you're good to go! Cricut Design Space gives you access to all of your images and projects from any compatible computer - plus, it's cloud-based, so your projects are always synced across all your devices.

If you're ever feeling inspired at random moments, then you'll love the Cricut iPad app.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Let's Make Some Wind Chimes in Plastic Canvas Patterns

Wonderful Whimsical Wind ChimesWonderful Whimsical Wind Chimes
Here's a cool idea for wind chimes to put on your porch or patio or even indoors so they stay dry! Make some wind chimes using plastic canvas and yarn. If you want cut costs buy some inexpensive wind chimes at the dollar store and modify them using these patterns. There are eight designs in all to make and you can easily download the pattern to get started on them right away!
Wonderful Whimsical Wind ChimesDesigns include an angel fish, mermaid, teacup, flamingo, lighthouse and more!
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Monday, February 23, 2015

Learn How to Use a Cricut with Creative Die Cutting with The Cricut Online Class

Discover functions you never know existed on your Cricut.  If you have a new Cricut or an old one that you haven't used in a long time this class is just what you need to start making great paper crafts.
Easy to read cutting guides and five rules for Cricut that every crafter can use. Learn to create beautiful stencils, craft cards, and work with unique materials.  Whether you are looking for basic information and tips to get you started or want to learn more about what you can do with your Cricut this class will be very useful in doing so.

Cricut Crafts: Get to Know Your Machine by Natalie Malan
Get inspired to use your Cricut Expression® in new and exciting ways! Discover Cricut functions you never knew existed, for die cut images that are anything but one-dimensional!

How to Make a Portable Baby Changing Mat

PDF Pattern for Fold Up Baby Changing Mat Instant Download
Make a baby changing mat to carry with you wherever you go. Convenient and portable this mat that can be made using two different options as a clutch or a satchel pattern.
Best of all this changing mat can easily be wiped cleaned when finished using it.  It's easy to sew even if you decide to make with vinyl or fabric. Using about 1 yard of fabric and vinyl plus some batting just follow the quick to make pattern and sew up a few for yourself and friends!

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Cross Stitch for Spring a Basket of Flowers Pattern

Craft Kits  Embroidery Starter Kit w/ Floral Pattern

I think most of us can't wait for spring to arrive so to get ready here is a beautiful free cross stitch basket of flowers pattern that you can start working on for your next project.  Vivid colors of flowers along with a butterfly make this great for any time of the year. There are about 20 colors of floss used in the pattern and it can be stitched on 14 count Aida Cloth or 16 Count Aida Cloth. The pattern has full, half and straight stitches. 

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Leisure Arts originally had this a free Friday pattern but it's available on their blog as a digital download.  The cute kittens to cross stitch in a basket can be made into pillows, cross stitched on to pictures, blankets, clothing or whatever item you wish. The free download is easy to print and you can refer back to it time and time again to make these cute kittens. They look really nice on a pillow to keep or give to someone special.

ePattern Toad-aly Awesome Cross Stitch Pattern

Free Knitting Pattern Christening Dress, Booties & Bonnet

ePattern Christening Dress, Bonnet, & Booties
ePattern Christening Dress, Bonnet, & Booties

Designs by School House Design Studio.

Gauge - the number of stitches and rows per inch - is the key to a well-fitting garment. In each pattern, we have specified a gauge; it is essential that you achieve this gauge in working the garment. Before beginning any garment, take the time to work a gauge swatch in the pattern stitch and with the yarn and needles specified. Change to larger or smaller needles if necessary to achieve gauge.

beg       begin(ning)
BO       bind off
CO        cast on
dec        decrease(ing)
inc         increase(ing)
K           knit
oz           ounce(s)
P           purl
patt        pattern
rem        remain(ing)
rep         repeat
rnd         round
sl           slip
SSK        slip, slip, knit
st(s)       stitch(es)
stock st  stockinette stitch
tog         together
yd(s)       yard(s)
YO        yarn over

Size: Infant to 6 months

eBook Expanded Timeless Knit Christening Sets
eBook Expanded Timeless Knit Christening Sets

Materials: Baby weight yarn, 7 oz white; for dress and bonnet, size 3, 10" straight knitting needles and 26" circular needle; for booties, size 4, 10" straight needles (or sizes needed for gauge); 1 large and 2 medium stitch holders; 11/2 yds, 1/4" wide white satin ribbon; three 3/16" white buttons; 1 stitch marker.

Gauge: For dress and bonnet, in stock st, 8 sts = 1"
                                                                 10 rows = 1"
          For booties, in garter st, 71/2 sts = 1"
                                                  12 rows= 1"

Pattern Stitches 
Lace Knot Pattern (Multiple of 4 + 2)

Row 1 (wrong side)Knit even loosely.

Row 2: K1, * (P1, K1, P1) loosely in next st, K next 3 sts tog; rep from * across row, ending K1. Mark this row as right side.

Row 3: Knit even.

Row 4: K1, * K3 tog, (P1, K1, PI) loosely in next st; rep from * across row, ending K1.

Note: K3 tog is directly over the (P1, K1, P1) in one st of Row 2. Rep Rows 1-4 for pattern.

Fleur-de-Lis Pattern (Multiple of 22)
In this pattern the abbreviation “SSK” means to sl 2 sts, one at a time, as if to knit (Fig. 1); then insert left hand needle into fronts of these 2 sts, from right to left; knit them tog from this position (Fig. 2).

Rnd 1 (right side): * YO, SSK, K 20; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 2: Knit to last 2 sts, K2 tog.

Rnd 3: YO, K1, YO, SSK, K 17; * K2 tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K 17; rep from * ending K 18.

Rnd 4: Knit.

Rnd 5: K1, * YO, SSK, K 20; rep from * ending K 19.

Rnds 6-25: Knit.

Rnd 26: K 12, * YO, SSK, K 20; rep from * ending K8.

Rnd 27: Knit.

Rnd 28: K 10, * K2 tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K 17; rep from * ending K7.

Rnd 29: Knit. Rnd 30: Rep Rnd 26.

Skirt Border
Beg at lower edge, with circular needle, loosely CO 262 sts. Work back and forth in rows, do not join work. Work Rows 1-4 of Lace Knot Patt until piece measures 2" from beg, ending by working a wrong side row. Do not break yarn. Cut another piece of yarn about 9" and thread into tapestry needle. Weave ends of border tog from right side; this seam becomes lower right edge of dress. You will now join and work in rnds; place a marker on needle to indicate beg of rnd; sl marker at end of each rnd.

Rnd 1 
(dec rnd)K 10, * K4, K2 tog; rep from * around 42 times: 220 sts.

Rnds 2-20: Knit.

Rnds 21-50: Work Rnds 1-30 of Fleur-de-Lis Patt. Rnds

51-70: Knit.

Rnds 71-100: Rep Rnds 21-50.

Note: If longer skirt is desired, rep Rnds 21-50 required number of times for length. Additional yarn will be needed for a longer garment.

End of Fleur-de-Lis Patt

Rnds 101-108: Knit.

Rnd 109: Change to straight needles, knit 110 sts. These 110 sts form back of dress; 110 sts are left on circular needle for front of dress, to be worked later.

Note: You will now work back and forth in rows.

Right Back
Row 1 (wrong side): P 55, place these sts on holder for Left Back. K4 (these form button band at center back), P 49, P2 tog. Row 2: Knit. Row 3: K4, purl to last 2 sts, P2 tog. Rows 4-19: Rep Rows 2 and 3, 8 times: 45 sts. Row 20: Knit. Row 21: K2, YO, K2 tog (buttonhole made), purl across. Row 22: K1, * (K3 tog) 3 times, K2 tog, rep from * 2 more times; (K3 tog) twice, K5: 20 sts. Sl rem 20 sts to holder. Finish off.

Left Back
Row 1: CO 4 sts (band), K 53 sts from first holder, K2 tog: 58 sts.

Row 2: Purl across to last 4 sts, K4.

Row 3: Knit to last 2 sts, K2 tog.

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Rows 5-22: Rep Rows 3 and 4, 9 times: 48 sts.

Row 23 (dec row): K4, * (K3 tog) 3 times, K2 tog, rep from * 3 more times: 20 sts. Sl rem 20 sts to holder. Finish off.

Pick up circular needle with 110 sts and work back and forth in rows.

Row 1: K2 tog, knit to last 2 sts, K2 tog.

Row 2: Purl.

Rows 3-22: Rep Rows 1 and 2, 10 times: 88 sts.

Row 23 (dec row)K3, * (K3 tog) 3 times, K2 tog, rep from * 6 more times, ending K3 tog, K2 tog, K3: 36 sts. Leave these sts on needle.

Puff Sleeves
Change to straight needles and CO 51 sts.

Rows 1-6: Knit.

Row 7: Inc one st in each st by knitting into front and back of each st: you should have 62 sts. Work Rows 1-4 of Lace Knot Patt until piece measures 4", ending by working a wrong side row.

Next Row (right side): K1, *K4 tog; rep from * to last st, K1.

Next Row: K 17, sl 17 sts to holder; finish off.

Make second Sleeve in same manner, do not sl to holder.

Sl the 17 Sleeve sts on straight needle to the circular needle which holds the Front sts; sl the 17 sts of other Sleeve from holder to opposite side of circular needle; sl the 20 sts of the Right Back to correct side of circular needle; sl the 20 sts of Left Back from holder to opposite end of needle. With right side facing, sts should be on circular needle in this order: Left Back section, Left Sleeve, Front section, Right Sleeve, Right Back section. You should have 110 sts. Be certain all pieces face in the same direction.

With wrong side facing, join yarn at center Back opening; work back and forth in rows.

Row 1: Knit to last st of Left Back section, knit this st and first Sleeve st tog; knit across Sleeve to last st, knit this st and first st of Front section tog; knit across to last st of Front section, knit this st and first st of second Sleeve tog, knit across Sleeve to last st and knit this st and first st of Right Back section tog; knit across rest of Right Back section: 106 sts.

Note: On all rows of Yoke, K4 sts at beg and end to form back button band.

Rows 2-22: Work Lace Knot Patt starting with Row 2 of patt. On Row 13 of Yoke, work buttonhole as before on Right Back. Continue in patt; Yoke should now be about 21/2" deep.

Row 23 (wrong side)K4 (button band), * K2 tog; rep from * to last 4 sts, K4: 57 sts.

Rows 1-3:
 Change to straight needle; knit.

Row 4: Work buttonhole, knit across.

Row 5: Knit.

BO loosely.

Finishing: From front, weave tog 1" of Lace Knot Patt at underarm Sleeve seam. Sew Sleeves to dress up sides of armhole. Sew back button band at lower edge, lapping the right side over the left side. Steam dress lightly. Sew on buttons.

Beg at top with size 4 needle, CO 30 sts.

Rows 1-5: Knit.

Row 6 (right side)K1, *(P1, K1, P1) loosely in next st; K next 3 sts tog, rep from * to last st, K1.

Row 7: Knit.

Row 8: K1,* K3 tog, (P1, K1, P1) loosely in next st, rep from * to last st, K1.

Row 9: Knit.

Rows 10-12: Rep Rows 6-8.

Rows 13-16: Knit.

Row 17: K1, purl to last st, K1.

Row 18: Knit.

Rows 19 and 20: Rep Rows 17 and 18.

Row 21: Rep Row 17.

Row 22: K1, (YO, K2 tog, K1) twice; (YO, K2) 9 times; YO, K2 tog, K1; YO, K2 tog: 39 sts.

Row 23: Purl.

Instep Shaping
Row 1: K 26, turn (rem sts are left unworked on needle).

Row 2: K1, P 11, K1, turn.

Rows 3-12: Beg with knit row, work in stock st over these 13 sts, knitting first and last st of each purl row; end by working a purl row. Finish off.

With right side facing, join yarn at beg of Instep at right. Pick up and K 11 sts along right side, K 13 sts across Instep, pick up and K 11 sts up left side, K 13 sts from end of needle: 61 sts. Beg on wrong side, K1, K2 tog, knit across row. Knit 10 more rows on these 60 sts.

Foot Shaping
Row 1: 
(K1, K2 tog, K 24, K2 tog, K1) twice.

Row 2: K 26, (K2 tog) twice, K 26.

Row 3: (K1, K2 tog, K 21, K2 tog, K1) twice.

Row 4: K 23, (K2 tog) twice; K 23.

Row 5: K 22, (K2 tog) twice; K 22. BO loosely. Sew back and along bottom of foot. Cut two 10" strands of ribbon; thread through eyelets at ankle.


With size 3 straight needles, CO 98 sts. Work Lace Knot Patt for 4". BO.

CO 16 sts.

Rows 1, 3 and 5: Purl.

Rows 2 and 4: Knit.
Row 6: Inc one st in first st, knit to last st, inc one st in last st. Rep Rows 1-6, five more times. Continue in stock st, knitting the first 2 sts and last 2 sts tog on each knit row for 18 rows. BO. Sew to Crown on inside with back st far enough in from edge to hide inc and dec togs.

Bottom Band
Note: Pick up all sts on needle and then knit. Do not knit each st as you pick it up.

With right side of work facing, and neck edge at top, pick up 30 sts across Lace Knot Patt rows; 16 sts across Back, and 30 sts across pattern rows on other side: 76 sts in all. Join yarn and knit 5 rows even. BO. Cut two 15" pieces of ribbon and sew at sides.
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