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Sunday, 14 January


Batwing Sweater Top FREE Pattern Cosy Outfit For Winter So Sew Easy

batwing sweater topThe Batwing Sweater Top Pattern comes in sizes S to 3XL and can be made using a serger only.  It is a super easy outfit to sew and even easier to wear.  My preference would be stockings and high boots if worn as a mini dress.  Leggings and fur slipper boots Continue reading


Welcome Back To Craft Schooling Sunday! creative jewish mom

Welcome back to Craft Schooling Sunday, thanks for joining me here! I hope everyone had a great holiday season, and are now ready to charge ahead in the new year with lots of plans for carrying out all those creative...


Shawl Pins Jewelry Making Journal

by Michelle Bates. (UK) Shawls are lovely, they are cosy and warm. But they can be annoying when they wont stay where theyve been put, falling off the shoulder all the time. I made these brooches as an attractive solution to that problem. The actual pin was purchased online and they came in a pack []


Rustic Avant Garde Pendant Necklace Jewelry Making Journal

by Christi Uliczny. (Michigan) I used one of my big bold polymer clay pendants as the centerpiece for this design! A mix of amethyst chips and turquoise barrel beads were wire wrapped to complete the necklace. Christi Uliczny Cabin Fever Clay


A Tribute to Miriam Haskell Jewelry Making Journal

by Paula Trehey. (Weeki Wachee, Florida) I entered a contest for Miriam Haskell design jewelry. (Miriam Haskell was a designer of costume jewelry from the 1920s to 1960s.) This was my submission. The best part is I learned so much making these pieces. You cant imagine how many times I took the necklace apart because []


Fading Alcohol Ink on Copper Even Though Coated Jewelry Making Journal

by Cheryl Ware. (Lake Charles, Louisiana) Has anyone had experience with alcohol inks on copper fading, even though the pieces have been spray coated? The earrings in the set have faded within a month while the pendant seems fine; the earrings have been worn more. I used a Krylon acrylic spray. Id appreciate any help []


Wire Wrapping Unique Iceland Lava Jewelry Making Journal

by Jean Forman. (United States) I usually create jewelry with sea glass that I beachcomb around the world, but recently I was in Iceland and found another interesting and beautiful element for my designs lava from a volcano. I was on a cruise, and asked the ships geologist if he could find some volcanic []


Kumihimo and Glass Necklace Jewelry Making Journal

by Charlene Thiessen. (Tempe, Arizona) I created the pendant first. This is a piece of black glass on the bottom, a piece of clear glass with a white streak, and piece of red glass on top. I fused it until it all melted together and then I added the glued on bail. I didnt have []


Jewelry Designs for the Holidays Jewelry Making Journal

by Chris Rehkop. In between preparations for a busy holiday season, I found some time to express my creative side with some sparkly designs, and a couple lariat necklaces that reflect my faith. I received some nice compliments on these, hope you and JMJ readers will too. Chris Rehkop Chris Closet


A Tip for Gathering up Beads Jewelry Making Journal

by Margaret Hobbs. (Peterborough) I use a plastic lid, covered with felt, to work on when creating a new beaded design. When I finish, there are often several beads left to clear away, before starting a new creation. I use a piece of thin cardboard, folded in three, to gather up the beads and pour []


My Precious Metal Clay Adventure Begins Jewelry Making Journal

by Dana C Smith. (Ocean City, MD) I have been pondering my foray into creating with metal clay for over a yearI bought several books by makers last winter, and read and read and read. So this fall a supremely talented jewelry-maker friend and I decided to wade into this new discipline; we went halfsies []


Tree of Life Jewelry Set Jewelry Making Journal

by Linda Lohraff. (Berrien Center Michigan) I learned how to make the Wire Tree of Life from you Rena. I just love making it!! I try to change it a little each time. I particularly love the peridot chips in the tree. I made this set and you can see peridot and copper are beautiful. []

Saturday, 13 January


Embroidered Monogram Tote Bag DIY Flax & Twine

This embroidered monogram tote bag DIY is just the thing you need to create a beautiful handmade gift. Transform a humble cotton bag into your new favorite tote with a fresh and modern hand-stitched monogram. Clean design and a typewriter font bring this simple initial in a contemporary direction using French knots and the satin stitch. READ MORE

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To Subscribe or Not To Subscribe, That Is the Question: Craftsy Unlimited So Sew Easy

craftsy unlimitedI've borrowed a bit from Shakespeare's Hamlet for the title from the famous soliloquy to be or not to be.  But that is indeed the question I've received from many, many readers regarding the new Craftsy Unlimited subscription product. Craftsy is by far the favorite video tutorial site for the Continue reading


DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 410 Funky Junk Interiors

Welcome to DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 410 Every Friday, 7 PM through Wednesday 11 PM Pacific Greetings everyone! Who else is missing the outdoors these days? Im jumping up and down with my hand held HIGH. Watching storms the past couple weeks nearly did me in. So when the ice and snow was almost all gone, []

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Bohemian Shawls Little Treasures


Finally. Here they are. I made these shawls more than 2 months ago while I was shaking with the larksfoot fever. All three have been started with different sizes of yarn and finished with the gradient yarn I am currently obsessed with.
And with these I am really going to retire the larksfoot for a while and focus on some other patterns.
Signing off for the weekend! May it be wonderful for you!


How to Make a Scrunchie Simple Simon and Company

Today we are showing you how to make a scrunchie in just a few easy steps.

Lets get started:

Step #1.

Cut your fabric into a strip that measures 24 long and 3 wide.


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