Today after work I made my own running tights. They took three hours to make, maybe a new record for me. I had bought a pattern last year and this is my second time using it. I made an awesome pair before but spilled red wine on them. In the past I tried... Continue Reading →
Another snow day! That's two in a row and gives me lots of time for trying new projects. While stuck inside today I decided to make a tank top. I used the purple knit I had left over from my Fleece Lined Neck Warmers. I found a free pattern at onlinefabricstore.net. It's such an easy... Continue Reading →
Happy Valentine's Day! We had a snowstorm today so I took advantage of being stuck inside and spent the day making toddler sized mittens. The Children's Mittens I had made earlier were too big, so I found a pattern for smaller ones. This new pattern was still too big though, so I adjusted it to... Continue Reading →
This weekend past I made a thread catcher. I had found the pattern a while ago but kept putting off making it because I didn't have an embroidery hoop. I finally bought one at Walmart, but it was plastic, so a little more expensive than the wooden kind. Anyway, I'm glad I made the investment... Continue Reading →
Today I made some fleece lined neck warmers. They are so warm and fuzzy, they are my favourite winter clothing to make and wear. Materials: 23" x 10.5" rectangle of fleece 23" x 10.5" rectangle of knit Matching thread Optional: Iron on decal Step 1: Cut out pieces of fleece and knit Make sure the... Continue Reading →
Today's project is crayon cases! They are so fast and easy to make, and are a great way to use up extra fabric as they don't require very much. Check out the free instructions at So Sew Easy.
I've had this idea in my head for a while now but it has taken me a long time to get around to it. I've used iron on transfers in the past so I began to wonder if I could use them with pieces of ribbon to make labels. I tried it with a piece... Continue Reading →
This weekend I've been working on some v-day projects. I made three of these little heart plushies. I used the instructions for heart pillows at Sweet and Simple Living, I just sized it down a little. They are super fast and easy to make.
Today I made a pussy hat. I found the free instructions at Ravelry. You can use any size needles and wool so I chose to use Bernat Roving wool in flint, and size 10.00 mm circle needles, that were 40 cm long. To start I cast on 60 stitches and knit 2 purl 2 for two... Continue Reading →
This weekend I knit some mittens for my little cousin. She wanted pink or purple so I got a ball of wool that had both, and some blue as well. I used Red Heart Super Saver in grape fizz. The free pattern I followed is at psso.blogspot.ca. The only thing I did differently from the... Continue Reading →
This past week I made a hat for my cousin. She asked me to make it for her, but she wanted it bigger than the one in the picture. So I added extra stitches in the beginning and made it longer that the pattern suggests. The link to the original free pattern is at Yarnspirations.... Continue Reading →
Yesterday we had a big snowstorm so I was inspired to make a winter craft. I decided to make personalized hand warmers for the people I work with. There are lots of tutorials for these rice hand warmers but I haven't seen any personalized or hand sewn warmers. You will need: A sheet of felt... Continue Reading →