Over the last years I have made a couple of winter and christmas related things. Here they are all in one place, so that you can find it easily. The list contains DIYs from tutorials/patterns made by me and some other sites, some free, some for purchase. I don't receive anything in return for listing something, these projects are all made with the excitement of trying something out. I will continue to add current christmas related projects to this list to keep this page updated.Blogged here. Pattern. 5. & 6. Beeswax candles. Blogged here.
A while ago I got my hands on a sheet of beautifully woven cotton fabric. I wanted to do something embroidered with it, because the woven structure was simple yet interesting enough to take a closer look. I ended up cutting it into pieces of roughly 15x10cm/6x4inch then embroidered some simple motifs on it.
To turn it into a pouch sew together the sides and bottom but leave 2,5cm/1inch open at the top of the side seams. Fold these towards the middle and stitch it in place. Then fold the top of the pouch twice and sew it at the bottom line of the fold. This makes a tunnel for the drwastring you then add.
I use mine for various herbs from the garden and the meadows. I......
Cut 2 circles of cardboard. For this hat we need a size of 8cm/ 3.15inch in diameter. The hole in the middle must be centered and measures 2,5cm/1inch.
Cut long pieces of yarn and fold it in the middle twice. Then begin to wind it around the cardboard donut. Repeat until you the middle hole is too thin to pull the yarn through. Use a crochet hook to get the yarn through the hole when it's to thin to pull it with your hands.
With sharp scissors cut the threads along the two cardboard circles.
Wind a sturdy thread around the pompom between the cardboard circles. Pull it really tight and knot together.......
It's that time of the year again. Hearts popping up everywhere. My gift for you today is a geometric-style heart card you can make for your sweetheart!
- 6stranded embroidery floss in red (DMC 321)
- blank card or folded card stock
- embroidery needle, scissors, sewing pin
- heart motif: 13.5x9cm/5.3x3.5inch (download PDF here)
My chicken are molting right now and the upside to their nakedish new look is I have a lot of feathers to make stuff from. When my little daughter got the chance to work with pigeons in the circus her school organized, I knew I wanted to make a tiny accessory for her to wear at the show. So this feather hairclip was proudly worn when she made her tricks with the pigeons in the arena.
How to make a feather hairclipMaterials: 2 feathers 1 hairclip circle of felt about 1x1cm / 0.4x0.4inch in diameter several sequins and beads scissors, glue, needle & thread 1. Choose the right size of your feathers and flatten them with the scissors or pliers where you want to glue them to the hairclip. I chose a rimmed hairclip so I had to......
I know this is probably not as exciting for you as it is for me, but I made two shelves completely on my own. Armed with a driller, a screwdriver, screws and a lot of boards I made the addition to my already existing shelf this weekend. Usually a let my hubby do things like this, but he has more stuff like this to do right now which is more important and I thought - hey, I helped last time, I know how it's done technically, let's give it a try.
So this the new storage for my wool and fabric. It's crazy that the content of all the bags and boxes laying around the room fit in these two shelves.
- paper goods to stamp on (envelopes, notebooks, craft paper)
- acryl paint
- paint brush + something to mix your colors on (I use a small cutting board for this)
- stamp carving rubber or a big rubber eraser
- carving tools and a cutter
- a glass of water
- a pencil
I confess: I
sometimes often embroider things without a clue what to do with it afterwards. Additionally I have lots of embroidery I created for patterns but obviously I don't hang them ALL on the walls at home. It happened to me in the past, that I found a carefully stitched piece somewhere totally wrinkled up because most embroideries I make are square and not rectangular so nothing fits into the usual paper filing things.
So where should I store all of the embroidery without getting it wrinkled and lost? Some storage device is needed here!
A while ago (like 12 years ago...) I made a lot of drawings in larger format and had the same problem with my paper storage. I sew my own folder to hold the quantities of the many formats I was using. Looking at this folder I realized: that's exactly what I need for embroidery,......
A new double knitting scarf in progress. I call it the green arrow as a working title, no real name candidates in sight yet. You want to give double knitting a try? Here is a tutorial.My daughter wanted a weaving frame and I just made up this wonky, wobbly thingy. We switch places when the yarn of the other is finished. I always wanted to weave and now I can at least show off my kindergarden skills again :) Still dreaming of a future working space where an actual loom would fit in - oh the possibilities! But for now it's rugs for teapots and tiny houses.
I stumbled over this great tutorial on how to make a God's Eye. I immediately thought this would be awesome to stitch. Here is how I did it:
Mark a cross with even lengths for each arm.
With stem stitch embroidery the cross. I used my thread doubled for stability. Repeat the next 5 steps over and over again until your God's Eye has the desired size.