Fiber & Yarn Crafts (Page 9)

Just another teaser… Over break I have been working on some new projects too. The first one I am sharing is this cute sweater I came up with for our 12" homemade dolls. Fairy had found a sweater on a stuffed bear and switched it to her doll (although it wasRead More →

In another couple of weeks Michelle and I are starting a knitting group. To begin with, we’ll be meeting once a month for a little knitting, a little chatting and a little wine. What could be lovelier, right? Most of the women are new to knitting. A couple know theRead More →

Easy to make, a dream to use, and wonderly quick to give as gifts. Materials: 1 skein Lily “Sugar ‘n Cream" 100% cotton yarn (4 ply – 2 oz.) Knitting needles US 7 (4.50 mm) Yarn needle Directions: Cast on 44 stitches. Bottom border: Rows 1 – 6: k row.Read More →

  Anyone else feel like it is now a race to the finish line for Christmas gifts? This is the Airy Fairy from Knitted Toys: 25 Fresh and Fabulous Designs. Isn’t she adorable? She is for my Fairy Girl… a specific request on her part. Now to finish up theRead More →

    I’ve learned 2 very important things in the past 24 hours. First, I’m as allergic to alpaca as I am to wool, and second, apparently my pictures turn out just as good when I’m blindly flailing the camera around as when I painstakingly try to control focus and lighting! Yesterday,Read More →

When Michelle posted her blog on the Mitered Bowls, she called me up and asked if I was up for getting the directions together. Okay, I put the afghan aside, and dug through my files to find the directions I’d written up this past summer. A quick read through convinced me that aRead More →

The mitered bowl is knitted in a square shape, but after felting and blocking, it will be round. Each bowl will be unique since color changing is random. Embellish with recycled buttons to make a truly one-of-a-kind bowl!   Caution: This pattern is in Beta Testing. Although we think theRead More →

Here is a fun twist on a traditional gift basket… use a homemade felted wool bowl. My mom came up with this mitered square design bowl this past summer and we have since both made several. I love how the squares come together. It is also cool how this ‘square’Read More →

Remember those Dragon Scarves I mentioned awhile ago as Christmas gifts for my nephews? Well, I finally finished them this evening… along with matching hats and mittens so I can check this project off my list! These make my first fully completed Christmas gifts. Now to wrap them and shipRead More →

Okay, NOT a typical WFA entry, BUT I saw this and was fascinated! And it’s a Sunday, and we normally don’t blog on the weekends, so this is just a extra! I am not a machine knitter…I need needles in my hands. But today Tim shared this video with meRead More →

Everyone has a secret wish list. You know, the things that you can’t justifying splurging on when there are groceries to be bought and electric bills to be paid, but they still tug gently on your heart. Personally, I don’t yearn for designer shoes or jewelry, splashy cars or fashionable evenings out. It mightRead More →

Bean bags or coasters, this is a fun, quick and lovely project for gift giving or family use. It uses crocheting and felting. Once you get the hang of it, you can turn out several in an evening. Have fun and remember to save all your yarn scraps to makeRead More →

Making these beanbags is a snap! As a novice crocheter I can attest to their ease of construction. This is not a “how to” crochet site so if this is your first attempt at crocheting, check out any of the wonderful books and websites that can talk you through gettingRead More →

I found a little time this weekend to finish up the bean bag project I’ve been working on. (Also got in some time to muck with the gnome house and came up with totally cute gnome trick or treaters but I’ll get to them later in the week!) Anyway, as I mentionedRead More →

Look at what I’m working on for my nephews for Christmas. Aren’t they cute? These are actually the ones my mom made last year for my kiddos. She got the original kit from Morehouse Farm and we have made several since. I don’t have a photo of mine atm (itRead More →

I generally see myself as a rather accomplished crafter. I pick up things quickly, and before you know it, I’m dinking around with patterns and projects, making them my own. So you can imagine my surprise…nah, my disbelief, when I picked up a BEGINNER’S GUIDE to thread crocheting and foundRead More →

Pixie, our playful imp, modeling her new Elf Hat knit with Felici Self Striping Sock Yarn from KnitPicks.com using the pattern from Not Just Socks for Kids.Read More →

There are many crafts that I do, most of which provide immediate gratification. Scarves and mittens, wee folk and dishcloths, skirts and sweaters, can all be finished in a relatively short amount of time. But there is something so rewarding in taking on a “big” project. I always have atRead More →

It’s not a shocker that both Michelle and I would embrace the same craft at the same time. We seem to travel in pairs, so we’re exposed to the same things, at the same time. I happened to be born with a pair of knitting needles in my hand, whichRead More →

I just finished one of Pixie’s Birthday gifts last night, a sack full of froggies! I fell in love with some of the cute free Amigurumi toy patterns on the Lion Brand site, namely the frog. Of course they were all crocheted so I decided it was time to embraceRead More →

About this time each year, I begin to fill a basket with homemade Christmas gift items. While making them, I don’t have a particular recipient in mind. They are usually things I can make in an evening or two, and ultimately they find their way into stockings or as aRead More →

I had been eyeing the book “Knitted Toys” by Zoe Mellor for some time. When the latest KnitPicks catalog came out they featured several toys made up from the book including the Floppy Dog done up in blue. It made me think of Blue’s Clues and my 23mo old lovesRead More →