Suzanne Tan

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Tara Jacket pattern by Ashley Rao

Published in<p>Craft<p>Knitting<p>Category<p>Published<p>September 2013<p>Suggested yarn<p>Yarn weight<p>Bulky (7 wpi)<p>Gauge<p>21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches<br>in k1, p1 rib on …

Enchanted pattern by Ayako Monier

<b>Feb, 2018 - The pattern has been revised. It is now version 3.</b><p>September 2015 - The Pattern has been edited by Corrina Ferguson.<p>The moment I worked …

You Don’t Have to Like Dolls to Enjoy This Kokeshi Doll-Making Video

Yasuo Okazaki is an amazing woodworker that makes naruko kokeshi dolls. If you are unfamiliar with these toys, Collectors Weekly has a great write-up about them. Kokeshi dolls are originally from “rural Tohoku, in northeast Japan, during the Bunka-Bunsei eras (1804-29).” Since the second world war, …

Photos: The world’s most impressive outdoor mazes and labyrinths

Outdoor mazes and labyrinths have captured our imagination for centuries, harking back to King Minos of Crete’s elaborate, winding structure to corral the hulking Minotaur in Greek mythology.<p>Corn mazes, especially plentiful in the US, provide farmers an additional source of revenue. From the 14th …

Northern Ireland

Summer Style: Cut-Off Jean Shorts with a Cute Knotted Fabric Hem

Have worn-out jeans in your closet? Or maybe your kid’s favorite pair of pants are getting a bit short? Whatever the reason, you can give old denim a fun and colorful summertime makeover by transforming those pants into a pair of super-cute cut-off jean shorts with a knotted fabric hem!<p>All you’ll …

10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-The-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it has been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan. But instead of the usual suspects (lookin' at you, London and Paris), why not try one of these under-the-radar spots that are far less crowded but …

European Travel

Perfect Project Carrier: Crochet on the Go Bag

Keep your crochet or knitting projects organized and within easy reach with this handy over-the-arm Crochet on the Go Bag portable project carrier with free printable sewing pattern!<p>This handy bag, inspired by a wine bottle tote, will hold two skeins of yarn, several crochet hooks, pattern, stitch …

Sewing Tips: Sew Bias Binding with a Sewing Machine

Pre-packaged and handmade bias binding (also known as bias tape) is a great tool for neatly finishing the edges of garments and other sewing projects, and it’s one of my favorite ways to add a splash of contrast color to collars and hems. But, every once in a while—especially when I’m sleepy—I …

How-To: Block Zip Pouch

Sew your own elegantly simple and infinitely useful block zip pouch with this wonderful tutorial from Minki’s Work Table!

How-To: Vintage-Inspired Cross-Stitch Purse

Create your own lovely vintage-inspired cross-stitch purse with this tutorial and cross-stitch pattern template from Muhaiminah Faiz on Instructables!<p>Click here to see how it’s done.

How-To: Frozen-Inspired Chrocheted Princess Anna Hat

Have a <i>Frozen</i>-obsessed kid in your life? Make that little gal’s day with this super-cool <i>Frozen</i>-inspired crocheted Princess Anna hat pattern from Laura on Over the Apple Tree!<p>It’s the perfect touch of cool-weather whimsey to get your own little princess’ autumn started out right.<p>Want to make one? …

Sewing Tip: 5 Ways to Hand-Stitch a Hem

While machine sewing is almost always faster, some fabrics or garment styles call for a hand-sewn finish. Give your next sewing project a touch of beautiful old-school elegance with this photo-filled guide from The Coletterie that will walk you through 5 ways to hand-stitch a hem!<p>Think you’re too …

Sewing Tip: 2 Methods for Hemming Jeans

At just over five feet tall, it’s pretty much a given that any pair of pants that I buy off the rack will need to be hemmed. A lot. If you’re in the same boat, here are two great methods for adjusting the length of your jeans!<p><b>Method 1: Sewing a New Hem</b><p>This easy-to-follow jeans hemming tutorial from …

Japanese Girl

Summer Beauty Tips for Asian Hair & Skin

Bag Snob and Snob Essentials cofounder Tina Craig shares her beauty secrets.<p>Whether you choose to spend your next couple months by land, sea, air, or all three, summer is the season most important to take care of your precious skin and tresses. Scorching rays, salty waves, and sky-high humidity: it …

Skin Care

TINY Tea Leaves Cardi pattern by Melissa LaBarre

a simple and cozy cardigan pattern, knit from the top down, in one piece,with subtle garter stitch trims and softly rippled neckline.<p>this pattern is …

in threes: a baby cardigan pattern by Kelly Herdrich

<b>Frequently Asked Questions:</b><p>1) You will receive both the French and English version of the pattern with your purchase--they are two separate PDFs and …

Knitting

Rosarian pattern by Melinda VerMeer

Portland has more nicknames than any small city should have. Stumptown, Rip City, Bridgetown, Portlandia, Beervana and on and on. But probably the …

Gooseberry Cardigan pattern by Hannah Fettig

Craft<p>Knitting<p>Published<p>September 2009<p>Suggested yarn<p>Yarn weight<p>DK (11 wpi)<p>Gauge<p>22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches<br>in Stockinette Stitch<p>Needle size<p>US 6 - …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

夏 – Xia (Summer) pattern by Kessa Tay Anlin

A fun and casual blouse for the warm summer months. 夏- Xia(Summer) is suitable for any summer activity - a day at the beach, a picnic in the park or …

Knitting

23 Children's Books You Need To Read Again As An Adult

With help from The New York Public Library's Youth Materials Specialist, Betsy Bird, we put together a list of 23 books worth giving a second read.

Books

Big in Japan: A Guide to the Films of Animation Master Hayao Miyazaki

The revered director earned an Oscar nomination for his controversial 'The Wind Rises'<p>On February 21st, <i>The Wind Rises</i>, director Hayao Miyazaki's …

crooked paths pattern by Melissa LaBarre

Published in<p>Knitting School Dropout<p>Two Lace Hats<p>Craft<p>Knitting<p>Category<p>Hat → Beret, Tam<p>Published<p>March 2010<p>Suggested yarn<p>madelinetosh Tosh Vintage<p>Yarn …

Knitting

How to Throw a Chinese New Year Dumpling Party

From wrappers and fillings to dipping sauces, all you need to know to make dumplings for Chinese New Year, courtesy of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen<p>Even before the metaphorical Chinese New Year's ball drops this Saturday night, families across China (and around the world) will already be stuffed …

Food & Dining

Larch Cardigan pattern by Amy Christoffers

A hip length cardigan with a shawl collar and 2-button closer that can be worn comfortably open or closed.<p><b>Finished Measurements</b><br>Chest: 32 35, 38, 41, …

Knitting

Elijah pattern by Ysolda Teague

An adorable elephant toy knit without seams on double pointed needles. Elijah was designed to be round and cuddly but still easy for little hands to …

Knitting

Levenwick pattern by Gudrun Johnston

MATERIALS<br>Approx. 860 (950, 1020, 1120, 1190, 1280, 1350) yards of Brooklyn Tweed SHELTER<br>7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 10) skeins; Sample shown in …

Knitting

Chicken Soup for the Chilly Soul: 20 Comforting, Warm Recipes

Try one of these comforting chicken soups, from classic chicken noodle to khao soi.<p><b>Like sweaters, chicken soup is a warm, wintry comfort.</b> Chicken soup, however, is infinitely tastier. Check out our wildly different takes on chicken soup in the slideshow, and decide which style you're going for …

Cooking

Make a Wish pattern by Joji Locatelli

<i>Make a wish!<br>I wish for a cardigan that will hug me, and warm me… I wish for something luxurious, but yet easy to wear, a piece that I can dress up or</i> …