Recycle – t-shirts – The Desk Lawn

Materials: *Cotton T-shirts - I used two extra large t-shirts in two shades of green. *A 6 1/2" square of craft styrofoam - I bought a circle and cut it with a razor blade into a square (just in case you can't find a square) *Scissors *Hot Glue *Some brown felt Step 1 Make your t-shirt into yarn - see here for a great tutorial on a nice and fast way to cut your t-shirt yarn (by Polka Dot Pineapple) Step 2 Cut your t-shirt yarn into 5" pieces and start pushing them…Read more …

Colors

I have a deep and wide love for the colors....all the colors....except maybe that color you get when you mix purple, red and green. I don't like that color. Pom Poms for MySillyBear - beau-tee-full Gorgeous baby blanket from AtalierAfra - I wants it - A blanket like this is on my to do list.  Pretty Pretty glass eggs from Schemata  I never thought I would like to do try mosaics until I met this shop: Sigmosaics What an exciting idea - so fun! from kristimcmurry Wow, I think this is soooo pretty!…Read more …

YoYo’s From Heaven

I have a tell to tale - ( : A long long time ago....about 2 summers ago ('08) ( : my new mother-in-law was having a garage sale and had a very beautiful, very old, yoyo quilt for the finding. It would have been mine if I had only known - the only and last I saw of it was while watching a very happy garage sale-er walk away with it. I don't know for sure but I was probably drooling. I had never seen a yoyo quilt before but it was love…Read more …

What to do with our yarn SCRAPS

Don't Throw away your scraps, love your scraps! Idea #1 - Yarn Scraps Wall Art What you will need: *Yarn scraps in many pretty colors *Scissors *Hot glue *Shadow box I used a 12" by 12" Shadow box that looked about 1" deep Step #1 Take your scraps, pick out the colors that you would like (Colors that will work well with your home decor) and roll them into small balls that will fit inside your shadow box. Make enough balls to tightly fit inside your box Step #2 Super/hot glue ends to…Read more …

Rainbow Necklace – Skill Level: Easy Peasy

Materials: *G hook *Worsted weight yarn in 12 colors I used Cascade 220 solids (see photos for colors) *Stitch Marker (optional) *Yarn Needle *Fiberfill *Scissors Finished ball has a 1 1/4" diameter Pattern: (Make 24 - 2 balls in each color) Ch 2. Rnd 1 - Work 6sc into 2nd ch from hk. Rnd 2 - 2sc in each st around. (12) Rnd 3 - (sc, 2sc) around. (18) Rnd 4 through Rnd 6 - sc in each st around. Rnd 7 - (sc, sc2tog) around. (12) Stuff ball Rnd 8 - sc2tog…Read more …

Summer Gayle

So I've put together this blog in hopes that I would do a super job keeping up with it and alas...I haven't done the best job of it so far. I've come to explain why. I believe that you will agree with me that my excuse is a pretty good one....not one you get to use everyday. I had baby #3 on Feb 18th. A beautiful, healthy baby girl that we named Summer (a name my husband and I liked - Summer is also are first child - not born in the summer)…Read more …

Jute Coasters – EASY Crochet Project

I think its fitting that my first EASY project is a crochet project because crocheting really is my first love in the crafting world. This project is very EASY, has a function (very important) and works up nice and quick. Its always fun to find a new fiber to work with too....jute is lots of fun to work with. Hope you enjoy! Skill Level: EASY Hold one strand of Jute and one strand of yarn together for whole coaster. You will be working in the round throughout pattern. Coaster: Ch 2 Rnd 1…Read more …