A few weeks ago while sauntering through West Elm, I saw some cute, felted Christmas package ornaments and a how-to was inspired. They’re a little gift, to be sure, but my version would make a big impression on, say, those co-worker friends of yours because, not only are they darling, they will be hand-made by YOU.
What you’ll need:
Styrofoam (chunks of packing material will work swell for this) cut into about 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ x 3/4″ pieces.
A chum of mine has just finished this lovely bit of loveliness:
It’s a blanket made of knitted circles with crocheted edges. Joy has been working on it for an age, and says that while the pattern (which she learnt at The Knit Cafe here in Toronto) is simple it is labour intensive, as it takes 300(!) circles to make a good-sized blanket. But what a great, fun, and elegant way to use up scraps of yarn. Continue Reading
Betz White turns old sweaters into the most beautiful things. Case in point: this fabulous wreath! She made dozens and dozen of flowers, using her brooch technique and then fixed them to a straw wreath using florist pins. Time consuming? Yes, but it just might be worth it! Via Craftzine.