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Sewing Lesson: Knot Dress #114 05/2017

Follow this sewing lesson to make our "Knot …

Sewing

Scrappy Rag Rug

Last month I started knitting a rag rug from my bin of scrappy strips. What a fun project. Using a tutorial from Crazy Mom Quilts, I cast on about 35 …

Over the Rainbow Hat Knitting Pattern

(Last Updated On: November 10, 2017)<p>Knit up this adorable Over the Rainbow Hat with my newest knitting pattern, it has a cute rainbow on top and cute …

Christmas Present Bow Hat Knitting Pattern

(Last Updated On: November 10, 2017)<p>Wrap your sweet little one up like a gorgeous gift with this adorable Christmas Present Bow Hat Knitting …

To-Die-For Churro Cupcakes

An easy cupcake recipe that combines two of celebrity chef Marcela Valladolid's childhood favorites, this is a mashup of epic proportions.<p>There might be nothing better in the world than churros and cupcakes. My mom made cupcakes from boxed cake mix on the regular. Often they’d be breakfast before …

An Heirloom Recipe for Zingy, Herby Iranian Chicken

<i>Every so often, we scour the site for cool recipes from our community that we then test, photograph, and feature. This one comes from Farideh (cookingProf), who learned how to make this celery and chicken stew from her grandmother. Here, she shares few key notes about how to modify the recipe to</i> …

Onions

No-Waste Tacos de Carnitas With Salsa Verde Recipe

<b>Carnitas.</b> The undisputed king of the taco cart. The Mexican answer to American pulled pork, at their best they should be moist, juicy, and ultra-porky with the rich, tender texture of a French <i>confit,</i> and riddled with plenty of well-browned crisp edges. Our version is easier than the traditional …

25 Cocktails Everyone Should Know

We who like to mix drinks at home do it for many reasons: First, it's cheaper than drinking out. Second, it's fun to mix your own drinks at home. Third, it's even more fun to mix drinks for other people at home. Any self-respecting home bartender should have a mental<p>RolodexExcel spreadsheet of …

The Panwaffle Is More Glorious than Pancakes or Waffles Could Ever Be

The panwaffle is here to tell you don't have to settle. It wants you to know that just because something is convention does not make it <i>best.</i> And that, yes, you can dare to put pancakes and waffles together, pour syrup on them it, and go about your day happy (yes!), proud (yes!), and full (we hope …

Breakfast

9 Delightful Knitting Patterns You Should Try Right Now

Cast on, and on, and on...<p>You're now a member of the coziest, kindest cult in existence.<p>First order of business: if you haven't already, sign up for an account on Ravelry. It's a social network, pattern database, and all-around home for people who dig yarn, and you'll only be able to access some of …

Knitting

Fold These Amazing Geometric Animal Masks from Cardstock

If you’re ready to get crafty this Halloween, but you don’t quite feel like you have the prowess to proceed without a guide, consider making a papercraft mask from an easy to follow template.<p>These animal masks made by Steve and Marianne Wintercroft are a perfect example. You just download a …

Crafting

Super-Easy Socks That You Knit Flat

Does the idea of knitting a pair of socks stress you out? Knit ’em flat instead of in the round with this super-easy sock technique!<p>Don’t let the idea of knitting in the round or turning a heel intimidate you. With this simple sock knitting method, whipping up a pair of socks becomes as easy as …

Knitting

Flashback CRAFT Pattern: The Gregories – Convertible Knit Mittens

<b>By Kristin Roach</b><p>These convertible knit mittens will keep your hands toasty and warm during the cold of winter. To free your fingers, simply open the convertible flap!<p>Materials<p><b>50g bulky weight wool yarn,</b> I used Mauch Chunky from Kraemer Yarns <b><br>50g worsted weight merino wool yarn,</b> I reclaimed some …

Make Some Fun Knitted Cat Toys for Your Feline Friends

Have yarn-obsessed kitties who try to steal your knitting? Delight your playful felines with some cute knitted cat toys to call their own!<p>Transform a few jingle bells and some leftover yarn scraps into hours of pet-friendly fun! Your fuzzy pals will definitely adore these quick-knitting triangular …

Cats

Handmade Kids: Knit Linen Vest for Babies

Make a comfy multi-season top for your little one with this sweet and breezy knit linen vest for babies!<p>Lightweight, soft, and sturdy, linen and linen blends are perfect for creating practical, versatile handknits. A perfect example: This simple and classic knit linen vest for babies pattern from …

Back-To-School Fashion: Sew a Pleated Linen Skirt

Send your little gals back to school with some crisp and clean DIY style. Sew up a few pretty pleated linen skirts, and get creative with the fabric to add a modern twist to a classic look!<p>A pleated skirt is a wardrobe staple that never goes out of style, and using linen fabric gives it a …

Flashback CRAFT Pattern: Knit Bow Headband

<b>By Stefanie Fail</b><p>This was a little bow that I created a while back for a friend’s birthday present, but now I’m thinking of creating these little bows for everything. Necklaces? Bracelets? Bow ties?<p>The knit bow headband pattern is pretty simple here, and you really only need the idea to make your …

Sewing Tips: Install A Truly Invisible Zipper

If you’re in pursuit of sewing perfection, installing an invisible zipper that blends seamlessly into the background of a perfectly matched fabric pattern will definitely take your garment stitching skills to the next level!<p>I swear by the humble glue stick for all kinds of sewing projects …

Sewing

DIY Kid-Friendly Bath Paints

Want to make bath time a bit more like super-fun playtime? Your little ones will love these kid-friendly bath paints—and the clean-up is easy, so you will too!<p>Creative kids and toddlers can paint to their heart’s content, then wash the mess away while washing themselves with this fun corn starch …

DIY

Clever Crochet: DIY BMO Tablet Case

Know an Adventure Time fan in need of an appropriate sheath for their tablet? It looks like Patricia of Pops de Milk has you covered with this cleverly crocheted BMO tablet case!<p>The tutorial calls for a tapestry crochet technique for changing between colors in the pattern, and she even lined the …

Stay Golden: DIY Gold Branch Hair Pins

Are you a nature-loving gal who enjoys a bit of bling? Summer is the perfect season for a set of gorgeous gold branch hair pins!<p>I’ve seen a ton of twig-inspired jewelry pieces and accessories lately, but this is one of the first projects that I’ve seen that actually uses the real thing.<p>Whip up a …

Write with Patchwork: Half-Square Triangle Alphabet

Send a creative message with your next quilt! This half-square triangle alphabet will help you say it with stitches.<p>Create a custom love note or share words of inspiration with half-square triangles!<p>Put together your own quilt blocks—or practice your appliqué skills—with this half-square triangle …

Quilting Basics: EPP Quilting with Curved Shapes

Attention lovers of English paper piecing: If you’re ready to put down the hexies and try your hand at something new, you’ll definitely want to learn the basics of EPP quilting with curved shapes!<p>With an easy-to-folow step-by-step photo tutorial and accompanying video, Diane from CraftyPod makes …

Quilting

Marbling Magic: Make Faux Turquoise Rings with Nail Polish and Rocks

I’ve seen tons of faux turquoise polymer clay projects, but I’m really loving this marbling technique as a gorgeous alternative to clay. These faux turquoise rings look fun to make and fabulous on your fingers!<p>Nail polish is a fantastically versatile crafting tool, and, because it sticks to so many …

Nails

Knit It Pretty: Mosaic Blanket

A few special knitting tricks can turn two contrasting yarn colors into a truly gorgeous patterned mosaic blanket that you’ll be proud to gift or use in your own home!<p>Finding color work’s bobbins and multiple strands of yarn cumbersome, she [Barbara Walker] developed a slip-stitch technique she …

Knitting

Summer Style: DIY Double-Layer Pencil Skirt

Stitch a flattering, simple pencil skirt with no hemming necessary!<p>I love the double-layer construction of this skirt—it creates a much smoother silhouette than just a single layer of knit fabric alone!<p>Ready to get started?<p>Make your own cute, summertime fashion statement with this DIY double-layer …

Sewing

Flashback CRAFT Pattern: Crochet Tiger Kitty

<b>By Kristin Roach</b><p>Aww…so sweet when this little tiger kitty is sleeping, you better hope to never meet him awake. Don’t let that sweet sleepy face surprise you; he’s the fiercest little tiger I know.<p>Materials<p><b>10g – Fingering Weight Yarn, Color A<br>10g – Fingering Weight Yarn, Color B<br>10g – Fingering</b> …

Stitch It: Turn a Pair of Pants into a Sassy Refashioned Skirt

Are your favorite pants getting worn at the knees? Grab your sewing machine and transform that old pair of trousers into a cute refashioned skirt!<p>Upgrade your summer wardrobe using those torn or sendom-worn pants that are just taking up room in your drawer! As long as they fit through the waist and …

Sewing

Summer Knits: Over-the-Top Short Sleeve Sweater

Knit up a cute, breezy top that’s perfect for spring and summer with this Over-the-Top short sleeve sweater project!<p>Get started on a pretty, simple warm weather-friendly fashion staple with this Over-the-Top Top knitting pattern from Laura’s Loop on The Purl Bee.

Sewing

Fun with Fiber: Crocheted Owl Cell Phone Cozy

Whoooo likes super-cute crocheted crafts?<p>Look smart while protecting your prized gadgets with this quick and charming crocheted owl cell phone cozy!<p>Ready to give it a try? All you’ll need is a 6mm crochet hook (US size J) and some medium weight yarn to get started.<p>Make one today! The easy-to-follow …

Yarn