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9 Amazing Ideas for That Special Skein of Sock Yarn

If you are anything like me, you have a lot of fingering weight or sock yarn. And mostly single skeins of a colorway. I love hand-dyed yarn, whether …

Knitting

How To Make Fabric Flowers From Old Bed Sheets

First cut a random piece of fabric from your bed sheet about 2ft square, and iron it flat.<p>Next cut several lengths of the craft wire about 30cm in …

Crafting

Remodeling 101: A Guide to the Only 7 Types of Tile You Need to Know

Europeans have long had a love affair with tile. Walk into almost any café in Paris or Seville or Lisbon and you’ll see glorious tiled surfaces, …

Home Improvement

A Super Simple Way to Correctly Place Buttons on a Cardigan

I have this knit coat (a Tilted Duster, if you remember that long-ago pattern) that’s been finished where the knitting is concerned for about a month …

Cardigans

10 Fun DIY Backyard Projects to Make Your Neighbors Jealous

At this time of the year we want to spend as much time outside as possible. That of course depends on where in the world you are and if it’s warm and …

Landscaping

Waterfall Baby Blanket

Woohoo!! Another free baby blanket pattern for my amazing followers! With spring so close (just a few mores weeks!!), I decided to make something a …

Knitting

Not Just a Souvenir: The Untold Story of Turkey’s Iznik Tiles

Detailed, colorful Iznik ceramics are a popular Turkish souvenir. So much so that mass-produced replicas—with printed rather than handmade …

Ceramics

Google Translate

33 Incredible Things You Can Do With Your Family Photos

These are way better than just leaving them on your hard drive.

Tutorial: Scissors case

It’s always tricky when I carry my sewing scissors with me to a sewing date or class. They don’t have a carrying case and the sharp point can be …

Tutorials

29 amazing things to do in London this weekend

Finally, those sweet 48 hours of freedom are back. Time to clock off, wind down and get your weekend on. Make every hour count by stepping away from …

England

Quick Tip: Fighting Finger Fatigue

<i>Ellen Kong shares a tip she developed after attending a sgraffito workshop. Using cheap and readily available materials, she came up with a way to</i> …

Fighting
Sewing

DIY Kimono Wrap – Sew a Swim Cover From Scarves

Confession: the first time I saw a girl wearing a sheer kimono with her cut offs and boots, I rolled my eyes and thought “only in Austin.” Little did …

Sewing

5 Tips for Creating the Best Gift Baskets | Times Square Chronicles

5 Tips for Creating the Best Gift Baskets<p>Gift baskets are an excellent present for loved ones, like your family, children, or best friend, and they …

Crafting

The Heart Guy

One of the fabulous, fabulous things in the clay world is how many clayers spend a lot of their time and resources making clay pieces for charitable …

Interviews

The New Ceramics Is Embroidery

We’re several years into the ceramics craze — an era that kicked off in earnest around 2013, when, seemingly at once, all entrées began arriving in …

DIY Painted Canvas Tote Bag

01 of 06<p>Upgrade Your Basic Tote<p>There’s no reason to spend a ton of money on a pretty tote when you can make one you love yourself! This project can …

How to Customize a Plain Rug with Embroidery (DIY)

I’ve had this simple runner sitting at the studio for months, that was begging to be DIY-ed. I like the simplicity of the rug on it’s own and all, …

Crafting

How To Apply Fusible Interfacing - Sewing Tips

Here's a quick how-to for applying fusible interfacing to your fabric. Fusible interfacing is great for when you need to add stability to your …

Shopper’s Diary: No. 56 Shop on the Cornish Coast

A reader recently clued us in to No. 56, a small boutique in Penzance, Cornwall, in England, perched by the coast on a street lined with 18th-century …

Ceramics

Arts and crafts ideas in London: 10 places to get crafty in the capital

Ever fancied yourself as a crafty little sew-and-sew?<p>If there ever was a time to get your hands dirty (and sticky, and fluffy, and glittery) then …

frankie exclusive diy: marbled trinket bowls

Smoosh some polymer clay together to make these very pretty trinket bowls. Hurrah for small-scale organisation!Do you have an excess of whatsits and …

Frankie

Office Organization

I spent all of New Year’s Day taking down the Christmas Decorations and organizing some closets and my office that had become a bit cluttered and …

frankie exclusive diy: an introduction to eco-dyeing

Nice job, Mother Nature.Once you discover this simple, earth-friendly dyeing technique, we guarantee you’ll never look at nature the same way again. …

Crafting

5 ways to carry yarn up the side of the work

<i>When I started to research this topic, I never expected to find so many different ways to tame those multiple strands of yarn. And I am happy I did</i> …

15 Easy Ways to Turn T-Shirts into Jewelry

You know we’ve got a weakness for repurposing just about anything. Today’s foray into style hackery comes in the form of t-shirts! With help from a bit of copper tubing, a few brass rings, and our trusty needle nose pliers, see how we turned 3 t-shirts into 15 pieces of jewelry, perfect for …

Jewelry

Fruit Fly Repellent Ideas That Are Natural & Safe For You

Fruit Fly Repellent Ideas<p>Natural fruit fly spray<p>This fruit fly repellent uses stuff that’s safe for your family and the environment and is good not …

Snowboarder Chunky Hat

Watching the Winter Olympics is always a treat for me. Not just because it is the greatest example of human competition and perseverance, but because …

Flower Crochet Earrings - free pattern

Happy Friday guys! <br>I have the perfect weekend project if you could spare a little time. We are going to make flower crocheted earrings spiced up with …