Wednesday, March 14, 2012

My ever unfolding crafty-goodness collection on Pinterest

Pinterest is more than an amazing place to collect great ideas that inspire, or images of things you desire.  It has also become a wonderful place to showcase the amazing works of crafters and artists around the world.

A screen shot of  my Craftilicious page.

Its a place to have collections of collections! The perfect idea storage solution. An infinite possibilities vision-board generator. The potential is endless...

Saturday, March 10, 2012

I Heart Pincushions

A collection of my favorite homemade pincushions...

I like having pincushions everywhere, so there is always a pin or needle handy :)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Mushroom Sampler

I love teaching hand-sewing and embroidery! There is something very satisfying about creating art with colored thread. This sampler is an easy and fun way to make 'vintage style' wall art. I have listed all the stitches used on the next picture, with links to stitch instructions. You will have to draw and cut your own mushroom shapes out of felt, I haven't figured out how to do the PDF template thing. This embroidery hoop is 7"

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Fresh Stitch Fingerless Gloves

Free glove pattern!

I scoured Ravelry for the perfect pair of fingerless gloves, and just couldn't find exactly what I needed. Of course Ravelry had a wonderful selection of gloves, but I needed something specific, something very fitted to keep my hands warm while typing or knitting. Something pretty, but with minimal difficulty. So I decided to make my own pattern. 

I love the Double Seed Stitch (also known as the Double Moss Stitch), but realized the decrease would be a challenge to figure out. I frogged my first glove twice before getting it right. Please feel free to leave questions in the comments if anything is unclear and I will do my best to answer.

Yarn: Malibrigo, Silky Merino, Smoke
Needles: 4 DPN size 2

Take me back to Ravelry.