Saturday, July 28, 2012

What else can we do with a pillow case?

Here are some more great ideas from the blogosphere:

Pillowcase Dress How To (child)

Pillowcase Skirt (adult)


Friday, July 27, 2012

Easy vintage apron projects

Sometimes I am at a garage sale or thrift store and find a pretty vintage pillow case.  JUST ONE. I hunt for the mate but most times, it is long lost. Not to worry, there are still things you can do with just one pillow case. My favorite is to fashion a pretty apron. Plus I feel better about giving a sad orphaned textile a new know...upcycle and repurpose....

Here are some great ideas from the blogosphere to get your creative juices flowing.

10 minute pillowcase apron from Betz White
Upcycle A Pillow Case Into An Apron (The Tutorial Too)

Sweet Apron made from a Pillow Case Tutorial

What else can we make with pillowcases? More tomorrow...
In the mean time, share your ideas or projects with us!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Pineapple crochet for summer

Caron has a great free pattern for a cute coverup. It is crocheted featuring pretty crocheted pineapple motifs.

Click here: pineapple crochet jumper or beach coverup

29 countries....and some small and FREE projects

29 countries and counting....I shipped to Hong Kong, China today!

Do you need some small, "not too sweaty" projects to keep busy this hot, hot summer? Take a look at these cute patterns from Bernat (and they are FREE).

Garden Leaf dishcloth (knitted) and the Garden Flower dishcloth (crocheted).

This Plum blossom dishcloth is crocheted.

Starry Night ornament is crocheted

Reindeer cup cozy is crocheted

Baby booties are knitted

Well, that should keep us out of trouble for a little while! Stay safe and cool.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Real Sock Monkey instructions

I LOVE sock monkeys. I don't know why...I just do.
To make your own iconic monkey, you will find instructions on TIPNUT or FOXSOX

and if you can't find the socks, go straight to the source: Fox River's website.

They even have pink and green socks or the original colors in a MINI size. TOO CUTE!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Estonian lace and hot weather

Man it is hot here is VA! I can't complain since we have electricity and water. Many people here are still without both. With triple digit temperatures forecast for the weekend, we will need to lie really low. So that means staying inside and KNITTING!

Check out this lovely Estonian lace shawl by Nancy Bush. It is a free pattern on Interweave Knits web site. You may need to log in or sign up but there are lots of lovely free patterns on this site.

Stay cool this weekend and keep an eye out for elderly neighbors. They made need food, water, ice or a cool place to stay.


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