Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Paper Ball Ornament

paper snow flake
We had great fun making this paper ornament.  I saw a photo of it on the internet and really wanted to make my own. It was fun to make and turned out great.  
Since I'm a visual learner I decided to make a video of the process of making these.  For me, it's much easier to follow a video than it is to follow a description.  So, if you're interested in seeing how these are made, take a look at the video I've posted on YouTube.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Ashton Neckwarmer

This is like a piece of art worn around your neck!  And it will keep you warm and cosy too!  It works up with variegated yarn in no time and is easier than it looks.  I love it in the rose tones, but it looks great in many colors.  The pattern includes instructions for making the flowers too.  The pattern is written out in full English wording without abbreviations and is available for instant download here.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Sewing with Kids

Have you seen this cute little blog called DIY Pocketpals.  It's a blog about adventures sewing cute little pals out of polar fleece.  It's written by their designer who also makes and markets patterns for recreating these adorable little critters  And the designer is...wait for it....a young boy!  His patterns are available for instant download here.
Aren't they adorable?

Read his blog here:

4 in 1 Neckwarmer

This is such a versatile neckwarmer pattern.  If you go to market, this is just about the only pattern you'll need!  You can crochet it in many colors.  And with 4 variations provided in the pattern -- you'll fill your stand in no time!  And did I mention how quickly it works up?  You can purchase this pattern as an instant download here.