Free Knitting Pattern…Strawberry Jam Neck Wrap!

Strawberry Jam Neck Wrap The Strawberry Jam Neck Wrap is a pretty and festive accessory that adds a punch of color to a gray day.  A simple five row stitch sequence is super simple for beginners, but is equally engaging for seasoned knitters as well.  A pretty eyelet row adds to the visual appeal, and this project has no purling whatsoever!  Worked with larger needles, the result is a very quick project that is warm, lofty, and beautiful.

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Monday Mini Project ~ TP Pumpkin Decoration;-)

Pumpkin Toilet PaperAren’t these pumpkins cute? Call me cheap. Or frugal. But they are made by wrapping a roll of toilet paper with fabric. The girls are wanting to decorate for fall. I was going through our fall decorations and realized we needed some new ones but didn’t want to take a ton of time to actually make any or spend the money on buying some. So I came up with these.

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Wire-Wrapping Tutorial ~ Button Necklace

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If you’re drawn to vintage style and antiques, chances are you have a jar or two of pretty old buttons. Carved mother of pearl buttons are especially popular to collect. With just a little wire and a few jewelry making tools, you can make an easy button pendant with basic wire-wrapping techniques. In this post, I’ll show you how to wire-wrap buttons with a technique that can also be used for lampwork discs and other flat components.

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Book Page Pumpkin Tutorial

book-page-pumpkinI love decorating with book pages. I love decorating with pumpkins. It was only natural that I combined the two together to make Book Page Pumpkins. This is such a simple craft project, but the results are stunning. Everyone who sees my book page pumpkin comments on it!

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Pumpkin Patch Pillow

Pumpkin Patch PillowThis is a seriously adorable crochet pattern, available

[here]. You do have to sign up, but becoming a member is free and will allow you access to a plethora of patterns;-)

Annndddd, there is still plenty of time to whip up one or two of these before turkey day! Enjoy.

Sock Yarn Knit Scarf

Favorite Scarf

This pattern is available for free: favorite-scarf-ever.pdf

I thought this gorgeous skein of Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Sock Yarn (that was my birthday gift to myself) deserved to be used for something more visible than socks – so I did some stitchy pattern math and came up with this easy to memorize pattern to make a lightweight drapey scarf that is perfect for fall and springtime. The pattern is perfect to show off all the colors of a variegated yarn.

I hope you enjoy it!

Pattern by: Lisa Bruce

Washer Necklace Tutorial

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Hardware stores aren’t just for DIYers to pick up supplies; they are a great source of materials for crafters too. Washers make great jewellery, this necklace is a simple design and really easy to make (but they do take a couple of days to dry so you’ll have to be patient, and as they take so long to dry it is a good idea to make several at the same time). You’re going to love this project and once your friends see your new necklace they’ll want one too.washer necklaces make great presents, just wrap one in tissue paper and place in a gift box and you’ll have an inexpensive but impressive gift. [read more]