Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Custom Up-cycled Hat Tutorial

Here is another great tutorial from Lindsey, who you met a few weeks ago. She blogs over at Ovenlesschef.

I leave you in her capable hands: 

Lindsey: "Disclaimer: All photos have this atrocious yellow flooring in them, so please view at your own discretion.  Thank you and happy crafting." 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

iPod/ iPhone holder tutorial

My iPod has many scratches on it. It gets dropped often and its home is my chaotic handbag, shared with many sharp objects like lost hairpins and sometimes sewing needles. So for today's tutorial I thought I'd share a quick iPod/ iPhone holder tutorial. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Jersey knit baby quilt tutorial

Today's tutorial was done by a talented friend of mine, Karin. She is the Asst. Prof of Craft Design at a university in Daegu, South Korea. She is someone who inspires me to not just do what others do but to be original and use the creativity that God gave me.
She doesn't have a website/blog for me to link to but if you have any questions for her please leave them in the comments box below and I will pass them on. :)
I leave you in her capable hands.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Crochet 101 and DIY baby booties

Today's post is from a blogger friend of mine, Katelynn. She is super creative and a soon to be mommy. Go and say hi over at Waygooken Housewife.

She was kind enough to not only do a tutorial but also a crochet 101 for people like me who have yet to venture into that area of craftiness - she made it look so easy that I might just have to find those crochet hooks that I was given as a gift...
I leave you in her capable hands.

Hey everyone! I am so excited to be over here today! Gabi is seriously one of the coolest people I know and she is so talented! Some days I just sit at my computer and wait for her to post something because I know it is going to be awesome and inspire me!

Today I want to share with you some super simple, super cute crochet baby booties.

Uh oh, I just saw your eyes glaze over. Come back to me now, it'll be alright.
I've met a lot of people who say they tried to crochet, got one long chain finished and got confused. I FEEL YA! The crochet "code" can be pretty hard to crack, but in reality, it's pretty simple. All you're doing is tying lots and lots of knots using one string and a hook. 

I found the pattern for these booties on and they are FREE! (Don't you love free stuff?) If you want to look at the pattern for yourself you can find it at Bev's Very Easy Booties. I modified the pattern just a little.  

Ok, let's get started. You will need some yarn and a crochet hook.