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Draft Blocker

A version of this pattern was previously published on Think Crafts! We’re deep into winter and the air is chilly. If you live in an older house you may have doors that let in the cold. Make this easy draft blocker to keep your home cozy warm. DIFFICULTY LEVEL Beginner MATERIALS Fabric Stuffing Ribbon DIRECTIONS Measure the width of your […]

Knit Gift Purse

A version of this pattern was previously published on Think Crafts! The holidays are here. Need a quick handmade gift? I had a last minute gift to make and managed to crank this purse out over a weekend. If you need a gift and have little time make this purse. I wrote this pattern as simply as possible to help […]

Crochet Flower Ring

An earlier version of this tutorial was published on Think Crafts! Winter is here but you can still keep summer blooms alive with this crochet flower ring. CRAFT Crochet DIFFICULTY Beginner MATERIALS Yarn (Whatever type reminds you of summer) Crochet Hook (Appropriate for chosen yarn) Button Yarn needle Elastic Thread PATTERN NOTES CO: Cast on Ch: Chain SC: Single crochet […]

Renovare Monstrum

I’ve created a new monster pattern! This time it’s a sewing pattern kit that comes with instructions and all the materials you need to make your own monster. The precut fabric is made from upcycled sweaters. The felt, yarn, ribbon and buttons are all upcycled as well. I’ve chosen the name of this kit to reflect these materials being reused […]

Swift Bag Holder

This post was previously published on Think Crafts! If you knit or crochet you likely have a lot of yarn. I know I do! Skeins of yarn are pretty to look at but yarn cakes are great to knit with and easier to store. I use my Swift every time I buy new yarn. Swifts are great but they’re an […]

Crochet Cat Bed

An earlier version of this tutorial was published on Think Crafts! Want to make a special present for that beloved furball in your life? While this cat bed won’t guarantee your cat will stop napping on your computer (mine hasn’t) it will give your cat a special place to sleep all her own. Craft Crochet Difficulty Beginner Materials Fun Fur […]

Nalebinding – Viking Knitting Technique

A previous version of this tutorial was published on Think Crafts! Want to knit like a Viking? Recently I had the pleasure of researching nalebinding for a school project. Nalebinding, also called Nalbinding or Viking knitting, is a fiber technique that predates both knitting and crochet. Egyptian socks from the 4th century were made using nalebinding. The Vikings also used […]

Fridge Magnets

This post was previously published on Think Crafts! Need a special gift for a graduate this month? Fridge Magnets make a great present. Collect images from magazines and specialize a set for friends. Of all of my handmade gifts these magnets get the best reaction. Materials Glass Marbles Magnets ½” Eclectic Adhesive E6000 Miscellaneous magazine images Cardstock Pattern Find small […]

Yarn Needle Case

This post was previously published on Think Crafts! Sewing needles are essential for crafters but they can easily get misplaced. Tired of pricking my finger when another needle fell out of the paper package, I came up with a yarn needle case to store my needles safely. Using yarn, plastic canvas and fabric this case will keep your needles in […]

Ruffle Bowl

This post was previously published on Think Crafts! Invited to a party and need a gift? A crochet gift bowl is a quick project that leaves an impression. Make one in a pastel color and fill it with baby socks and pacifiers for a baby shower. Make one in a cotton yarn and fill with washcloths, fancy soap and hand […]