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CRAFT Flickr Pool Weekly Roundup

Here are some cool things we saw in the CRAFT Flickr Pool this week:<p>materico Magenta – paper mache, by Djaliforyou<p>5/325 Quilt, by Entropy Always Wins<p>Free Headband Pattern, by The Little Treasures<p>tiny city, by Natalia Araya<p>Snowflake 1, by Polly’s Lady

Crochet It: Broomstick Lace Scarf

Crocheted broomstick lace may look super-fancy, but it’s actually quite beginner-friendly—you only need to know a few basic stitches! And, once you’ve mastered the technique, you can make lovely items like this broomstick lace scarf from Joanne at Craft Passion that are sure to bring you and your …

Yarn

Knitting and Crochet Basics: How to Read Yarn Labels

So, you’ve recently started knitting or crocheting, and now you’ve got to know your yarns. At this point, you’ve probably started to be able to tell the difference between inexpensive yet durable acrylics and fancier fibers like wool blends, bamboos, cottons, and silks by feel, but, once you get to …

Yarn

Recipe: Bowtie Pumpkin Pasta with Sage Butter

Impress your dinner guests with homemade pasta that’ll make you look like a pro! Whip up a batch of handmade bowtie pumpkin pasta, then pair it with savory sage butter in this delicious-looking recipe from Emma on A Beautiful Mess.<p>Making your own pasta certainly isn’t for the complete kitchen …

Bow Ties

Have Your Cake And Drink It Too With This Birthday Cake Martini

Got a birthday coming up? Optomize the efficiency of your birthday celebration by combining your cake with your drinks in this innovative birthday cake martini by Michael Wurm, Jr. over at Shari’s Berries!<p>Seriously though, that sprinkled rim is a real martini game-changer. While the recipe suggests …

Martinis

Scrappy Zippered Pouch and The Noun Project

If you’ve been saving up your pretty little sewing scraps, this project is the perfect way to use them up. I have to say that one can never have too many zippered pouches, and they make fantastic gifts. I use them for bathroom organization, and to corral multiples of smaller craft supplies like …

Sewing

Turn Your Quilt Into A Coat

So far, winter here in North America has been a real humdinger! So, if you’re still hiding indoors for lack of proper cold weather apparel, then get out from under that quilt and turn it into a stylish coat!<p>All you need is quilted fabric, blanket binding, and some sewing tape to put your own coat …

Weather

Cold Weather Knitting: Reversible Cowl

I don’t know how the weather is where you live, but here in Brooklyn, it has been stupid cold for more than a week. Like, well below freezing cold. Curse the fact that you’re living in a drafty old brownstone cold. Zip a hot water bottle into your hoodie cold. (I’m not kidding. Even as I write …

Knitting

How-To: 4-Step Leather Tote

Creating your own durable custom leather bag might seem like an intimidating idea, but it’s actually pretty darn easy. Armed with a leather-specific needle and a sewing machine, even beginners will find it quick and easy to stitch up a simple tote!<p>Despite sometimes having the reputation of being …

Sewing

Sew Lucky: Four-Leaf Clover Quilt Block

Green is my favorite color, so it’s no surprise that St. Patrick’s Day projects always catch my eye. There’s just something so uplifting about seeing all of those green-hued projects as March approaches—it reminds me that, even if it’s still snowing outside, spring is right around the …

Quilting

Winter Basics: Simple Wool Blankets

When it comes to sewing projects, sometimes simple is better. This is especially true when your project showcases materials that are so gorgeous and high-quality on their own that they really don’t need any extra dazzle to make them stand out.<p>Case in point: These simple yet luxurious wool blankets …

Sewing

DIY Beauty: Homemade Deodorant

Homemade deodorant is one of those projects that I’ve always wanted to try, but I’ve never quite gotten around to it. I like the idea of using natural, body-friendly ingredients—especially since several of my loved ones have struggled with breast cancer, and I’d rather avoid applying potentially …

Homemade

Crochet This Zippered Pouch For All Your “Junk”

Been indoors so long that you’ve already turned your yarn stash into hats and scarves for all your friends and neighbors? Why not give your junk some wooly love with this handy crocheted “junk” pouch hooked by crocheter extraordinaire Patricia of Pops de Milk!<p>Keys, wallet, and cell phone are pretty …

Sewing

Warm Up Like An Italian Fisherman With This Caffeinated Concotion

Photo: Emiko<p>Got a chill that needs a vigorous shaking off? If you need more than your average hot toddy to warm up, then give yourself a hearty infusion of heat with a traditional drink called ponce Livornese, which originated in the Italian port town of Livorno, where it was used to warm cold …

Faux Stained Glass Jewelry

Get the look of beautiful stained glass with this clever crafty cheat. You can make these one of a kind jewelry pendants using a few simple supplies: tissue paper, clear resin, and soft wire. This technique is really neat and I could see it being applied to all kinds of projects other than jewelry. …

Crafting

How-To: Shrink Plastic Flower Pins

These adorable glass head pins were created with the help of a craft punch, some shrink plastic and colored markers.<p>You could certainly take this idea to the cork board by using a shorter push pin as the center, or create a small bunch of flowers to attach to a hair barrette. Once you start, I’m …

BlueSand Cardigan pattern by La Maison Rililie

<i>20% DISCOUNT if you buy four or more of my patterns at once!<br>You just need to place four patterns in your cart and the purchase price will</i> …

Hey, Little Songbird pattern by Bristol Ivy

<b>This pattern is no longer available.</b><p>Instead, please see my collaboration with Mason-Dixon Knitting and Jade Sapphire, Nesting Wrap, knitted in …

Spring Kerchief pattern by Sachiko Uemura

Published in<p>knittimo's ravelry downloads<p>Craft<p>Knitting<p>Category<p>Neck / Torso → Shawl / Wrap<p>Published<p>September 2013<p>Suggested yarn<p>Malabrigo Yarn Lace<p>Yarn …

Tempress pattern by Heather Larkin

Knitting

JULIA SWEATER pattern by Wool and the Gang

Knitting

Tumbledown Cardigan pattern by Bristol Ivy

Bristol’s Tumbledown Cardigan begins with a half-circle “skirt,” an homage to Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Pi Shawl. The top of the cardigan is picked up …

Tutorial: The Conversation Bag

2e. With the Main Panel pattern piece, cut 4 each on the fold. These will be your Interior Main Panels. <br>2f. Using the Flap pattern piece, cut 1 on …

Printing on Fabric at Home Q & A - The Sewing Loft

Last week I shared easy techniques for printing on fabric at home and the response was amazing…. But you had questions, <i>many</i> questions. So, I wanted …

Pot Holder Pattern - A Spoonful of Sugar

We have had heaps of requests over the past couple of years for the Pot Holder Pattern (in a tutorial format) for our Heart Pot Holder. We finally …

Relaxing, Therapeutic Neck Pillows-A Fan Favorite!

These little bow-tie shaped neck pillows are super for proppin' up your noggin as you watch TV or read in bed, as well as for supporting your neck …

Bow Ties

Laney Hobo Bag | Pellon® Projects

• 1 yard Exterior fabric (44″ quilting weight)<br>• 1 yard Lining fabric (44″ quilting weight)<br>• 3 yards Pellon® SF101 Shape-Flex®<br>• Coordinating thread

Bow Tie Patchwork Pillow with Derby Style Fabric

You can now purchase a <b>PRINTABLE PDF Copy</b> of this pattern bundled with 2 of our most popular pillow patterns!<p>This post first appeared on Riley Blake …