Hi there! I’m back with another scratch paper project, which I just learn the correct name for this technique is “sgraffito”. The truth is I made this BEFORE the Beauty and the Best stained glass thing, and it was a very useful way to learn the technique and see all the possibilities this color paper could offer.
I’m very excited with the new Beauty and the Beast live action Disney movie and, to celebrate it, I made this piece with scratch paper copying one of the stained glass scenes from the original animated movie.
One can say many things about the crocheter community, but no one can say crocheters are not committed. Every time there’s a cause when someone asks for crocheted stuff, crocheters are there to flood the world with yarn, no matter if it’s to help the refugees, the penguins or the homeless. All it takes is a quick look at the Crochet Guild of America’s webpage to see a glimpse of all the charity projects they work on.
But every now and then, some cause gets viral and suddenly everyone (EVERYONE) is crocheting octopuses for premature born babies. Continue reading
If you are looking for a quick project to crochet before winter is over, these comfy stay-at-home socks are a good way to give use to odd skeins that may have remained from bigger projects, and they also make great gifts.
One small skein like these ones from Flying Tiger stores makes for one sock for small woman’s feet (about 36 in Spain, which according to this website would be like a 5.5 in US and a 3.5 in UK)
Using this hairy yarn adds a plus of difficulty because you need to literally feel (with your fingers) where the stitches are, since it’s impossible to determine with your eyes where are you supposed to insert your hook next… This can be quite discouraging at first… but this also means it won’t show if you make any mistakes… 😉
The pattern itself is not difficult, and you can follow video instructions in my previous post about socks from (can’t-bellieve-how-quick-time-goes-by) two years ago.
This Christmas I made some of these envelope clutches as a gift.
Winter winter… Today I bring you a knitted pattern that is a classic in my family. Every one we’ve ever cared about (specially old women) has received (or will receive in a near future) a scarf made with this pattern.
Although it’s made mainly with garter stitch (all stitches are a knit), I’d say it’s an intermediate level project because it involves increasing, decreasing and separating stitches.
I must admit I’ve never watched an episode of Star Trek. I did watch a movie, some years ago, the reboot they made with that guy who was the villain on Heroes, and I remember it bored me a lot. But my cousin just became father, and he’s been a huge fan of the series since… forever, so I thought he would appreciate that her daughter had a little Spock doll to play with.
So, here you have a Christmas tree that’s eco-friendly, fits all apartment sizes and is fun to make.
Here’s a Christmas project that can be done in less than an hour and with very few supplies. All you need is felt, thread an your imagination.
I know I know, some of you may think it’s yet too soon to think about Christmas, but it’s not, really… If shops can have their Christmas stuff already displayed, why can’t I? ☺
This candle holder is a very quick and easy thing to do, and it really gives a Christmassy coziness to any room. All you need is an empty and clean glass jar and a white pen that paints on glass, easy to find in any craft store. Alternatively, you could use white acrylic paint and a thin brush if you have a steady hand… ☺
It’s really so silly that I don’t think this post needs a “keep reading” jump.
Basically, you just need to start drawing and let your imagination guide you. Once you are done, place a little candle inside and that’s all.