I Sing of You. by *th3krimzon1 at deviantart here. I know I say “lovely” or “love” or “great idea” over and over again, but really, how genius. Make your own poem or write your favorite one down. You can even get the sheet music here so you don’t have to go scrounging for some! Note: if you do want to use your own you can stain it with coffee.
mountain meadow (by lilfishstudios)
Brooch made by needlefelting wool. Base of a piece of antler. Amazing!
DIY Chalkboard Pendant from Henry Happened here. This tutorial makes me happy because it’s easy and she lists online links to the bezel pendant if I can’t get it at Michaels. Again super easy (I don’t like posting hard things I would never do myself - unless the outcome was absolutely spectacular), and I can see these being given as gifts.
Etsy: The Silmarwen Súrion Hooded Cropped Mozzetta Pattern. Find the pattern here for $5. From the Jane Victoria Etsy Store (ignore scary model).
A beautiful, very “Morgana,” Celtic-styled hooded mozzetta pattern is all in one piece and has a high ribbon-laced turtle-neck collar and a generous hood that sweeps the shoulders. It stays up on its own but for windy days you can use a hairpin to secure it without losing the silhouette.
Another confession: I have sewn, knitted, done marbling, beaded, made altered art, collaged, photoshopped for fun and my job, quilted (sewing, I know), made jewelry and on and on… but I do not crochet. I post a lot of crochet because I wish I did (and if my friend who owns a yarn store was to read this…). I am extremely choosey about what I knit because I am choosey about what I do with my time. I would knit this.
Also, because I have done so many crafts (thank you 4-H for starting me down this road) I only pick the ones I think all of you can do at almost any skill level (except for knitting and crochet!).
This, or a variation, would make the most fantastic fabric.
DIY Paper Bead Jewelry. From Better Homes and Gardens here. Best, simplest tutorial I’ve seen yet. It may even inspire me to get off photoshop and do it.
truebluemeandyou: Because to look at these Enchanted Dolls and their accessories makes me feel like their are true crafts people in this world that live in an entirely different realm of creativity than I do.
Eztravagance Shoes at the Enchanted Doll site here. Earlier I posted the “Cathedral Doll” by Marina Bychkova. Here are some amazing shoes that she makes for her dolls in sterling silver and gold plated bronze. These dolls are a work of art and one limited edition doll is close to $20,000
DIY Machine Embroidered Steampunk Lace Mask. Now I do not have a sewing machine that does embroidery, uploads files or any of that so I couldn’t do the actual mask part. But I could buy the mask and do the rest of the tutorial. The pattern is from Urban Threads here and the tutorial is on their blog here.
Bracelet tutorial using bangles:
After painting my bathroom, it looked better, but it needed something more. So I decided to stencil a wall with pearl paint so that you can only see the stenciling when light shines on it! And I made a DIY light fixture (below) + DIY covering for the outlets (which I might change out bc I don’t…
Here’s a free pattern for a little crochet strawberry hat! Cute right?
Source: Knotty Knotty Crochet
DIY Cut Off Jean Lace Shorts. Another easy and pretty tutorial from Clones & Clowns here. EDIT: hippoplatypus asked where to buy this type of lace and my response is here.