Sunday, November 27, 2011

Mix-and-Match Amulet Bags

 This is a trio of neck bags known as amulet bags. Decorative and beaded, these tiny bags are worn like jewelry and often hold a charm or talisman. Each bag has different stitches and decorations that you can combine as you like.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Sweater Bag

Approx 11" (28cm) tall x 18" (46cm) wide (at widest point), 8" (20cm) wide (at top), without handle

3 skeins (3.5 oz/121 yd/100 g per skein) any #5 bulky yarn

Used in this project: 
Patons Shetland Chunky 75% acrylic/25% wool yarn in Taupe (Substitute: Bernat Softee Chunky, Moda Dea Tweedle Dee or Patons Rumor)
Sizes J/10 (6mm) and G/6 (4mm) crochet hooks
1 brown purse handle with metal rings at ends, any size; handle shown is approx 13" (33cm) when folded
Yarn needle

Petunia Quilting Pattern

Silk Ribbon Embroidery Borders

Cats And Kittens Cross Stitch Patterns

Wire Bead Green And Light Crochet Bracelet

So green and light, you'll love making—and wearing—the Leaf Cuff.

Level Easy
Finished Size
 (1.3 cm x 21.5 cm)

Hot Textures Crochet Hat

Chunky, stylish hats are easy to make with today's textural yarns. This hat has twice the texture, since it's made with a smooth ribbon yarn and a nubby acrylic yarn hooked together.
For even more surface interest, the pattern creates a ribbed effect by working single crochet stitches through the back loop on every row.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wonderful Flowers In Embroidery

Bunny Bouquet Tissue Topper In Plastic Canvas

 You'll want to hug this friendly bunny every time you see him bringing you a pot filled with fresh daisies from his garden! Stitch this topper to add springtime charm to your home!

Skill Level: 
Fits boutique-style tissue box

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Filet Crochet Shelf-Edgings With Patterns

 Shelf edgings are a simple way to add charm and beauty to kitchen and dining areas.

Approx 6'' wide. Each pat repeat is approx. 4.75".

Crochet cotton thread. Steel crochet hook U.S. size 7.


Gauava Quilting Pattern

 Making the block 

I. Cut base square of background fabric measuring 15'' X 15'' (38cm x 38cm). including (1.3cm) seam allowance. 

2. Using templates and adding (0.3cm) seam allowance, lightly outline pattern onto base. 

3. Sew pieces A and B onto base 

Crochet Heart Pattern

- This pattern consists of:
Single crochet stitches (sc), increases (m2), and decreases (sc2tog)
- Crochet tightly to receive a firm and substantial heart, if you tend to crochet a bit loose, try going down a needle size or two, if necessary.
- Stuff firmly, this way your heart will pop up quite nicely and remain of good shape 

- If you use a 3.5 mm hook your heart will be app. 4" / 10cm in diameter
- Before we start, another helpful tip. To prevent holes at the beginning of your work make a
double ring (dr)
- tTo make a double ring wrap yarn around your finger two times, remove resulting loops from

Floral Alphabets Cross Stitch Patterns ( part 2)

Monday, November 21, 2011

A Simple Crochet Hat

An open-work mesh cap has lots of attitude. If you love this downtown look, hook it in lots of colors including natural cotton.

Medium-weight cotton/rayon blend yarn
Shown: Cotton Twist by Berroce. 70% cotton/ 30% rayon, 1.75 oz (50g) 85 yd (78 m): Creme Fraiche #8374, 1 skein


6/G(4 mm)


Single crochet
Double crochet

A Set Of Lariat-Style Necklace And Earrings

The extra-long, lariat-style necklace of sparkling jet beads is an elegant and versatile accessory. Make it a set by adding long, twisted earrings.

Beaded Lariat Necklace
Finished Measurements
• Length (before tying) approx 49''/124.5cm (including tassels)
• Width approx 3/8''/ I cm

• 1 spool (approx 101yd/93m) of Gudebrod Champion Silk Thread Size FFF in black

Filet Crochet Doilies With Patterns

Saturday, November 19, 2011



Rows of half double crochet and a decorative border form this basic shawl triangle. Make it in a sablelike yarn and lend a touch of luxury to any outfit.  

Crochet Dress With Flair

M (L)
Instructions are written for the smallest size with changes for the larger size given in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to both sizes. Note: For ease in working, circle all numbers pertaining to the size you're making. 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Fabric-Covered Bead Necklace

THIS IS a great no-sew project that features batik dyed fabric strips (i.e.. bias-cut fabric fiber). This necklace would look great when paired with cotton or linen fabric, perfect for a casual summer party or any time you want a great accessory with a soft, earthy look.

How to Wet Felt

It's remarkable that a little agitation, soapy water, and wool make the wonderful material called felt. Have you ever accidentally washed one of your wool sweaters? If you have, you probably noticed it was now too small for you but could possibly fit a child.

Floral Alphabets Cross Stitch Patterns ( part 1)

Great Friends Pillow


Monday, November 14, 2011

A Cute Fawn Crochet Toy For Your Kid

Straight out of children's fairytale, this sweet fawn's eyes will melt your heart.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Fabric Layered Corsage

THIS DELICATE CORSAGE IS MADE BY LAYERING AND then cutting back fine silk fabrics. Fabrics with differing textures, such as chiffons, organzas, habotai, and dupioni silks, are all appropriate.

ABC Knitted Blocks

These ABC blocks look fantastic and are fun for a baby to stack up and knock down. The base is a simple cube of furniture foam. It's as easy as A, B, C! You could even make more to spell out the baby's name. 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sweet Pea Plastic Canvas Box

Puffs Baby Blanket

In the 1930s there was a craze for making a decorative patchwork from gathered circles of fabric, called Suffolk puffs or yo-yos. This pretty baby blanket echoes that style with ingeniously constructed, double ' thickness, two-round crochet puffs in pastel shades.  

Wire Bead Bracelet

Friday, November 11, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Beaded Napkin Ring

Antique Oak Table Cover

The unique feature of this table cover is that it is made with a 'quilt as you go technique. When the piecing is finished, the project is finished!

Rose And Diamante' Corsage

THIS IS ADAPTED FROM A 1950S magazine . Its vintage charm has been given a kitsch look with the addition of diamante stamens.You can make a large and a small rose and placed them together to wear as a corsage, but there is no reason why you shouldn't make several roses as a posy for a hat, or even a whole bunch for a wedding bouquet.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Pollywood IPod Case

THE INSPIRATION FOR THIS PROJECT CAME from watching Bollywood films and from the materials available in Asian fabric stores—a great source of fabrics, sequins, and embellishments. This pouch has a felt inner lining and so will help to protect your iPod and its earphones, while the hanging cord will keep the iPod handy around your neck.

Garden Tissue Topper In Plastic Canvas

Catch up on the latest garden gossip by joining these busy-body flowers having a chat at the garden fence! Stitch it to add a touch of whimsy to your home!

Long Crochet Shopping Bag

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Corded Necklace

THIS IS A STUNNING PIECE THAT WOULD BE wonderful for a special occasion, though is quite an investment in time and materials. Strips of fabrics are fed under the sewing machine to produce cords that are then embellished with beads of various sizes. I have chosen a striking color combination of turquoise and red and a variety of beads, some of which are genuine turquoise and bamboo coral. You could easily reduce the number of strands to just a few, or even one, to make a simpler necklace, or make the cords without the beading. A bracelet using the same process, but shorter strands, or earrings made from just a few fine strands sewn to ear wires, will complement the necklace beautifully.


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