Knit night was last night and I had to dig out an older unfinished sock project because the knit-a-long cowl is finally done!
I’m so happy with the way it turned out in with just two hanks of Malabrigo worsted. The wide section of blue was a risk for me, and I’m hoping the color-block style stays on trend.
It will be so cozy once the weather turns…. in 3 months or so. The pattern is Honey Cowl by MadelineTosh and available as a free download.
I think Pavel approves.
Summer blooms in the garden
Over on CraftyPod, Diane had a fantastic idea: Link Love Fridays. In August she is hosting a theme for each week, this week is for favorite tutorials.
Here’s some fabulously crafty and brilliant ideas from some of the blogs I follow:
DIY Washi Monogram Art on Lia Griffith’s Handcraft Your Life
There’s so much potential for customizing a monogram like this. And it will give me more ideas for using up my washi tape stash.
Recycled TShirt Canvas Arty by Kim over at The Trashy Crafter
I have a ton of t-shirts I don’t wear but can’t part with because of the sentimental value. Making them into art is a brilliant way to use them. I’m thinking about seasonal decor – football season in particular.
DIY Summer Cocktail Set over at Remarkably Domestic
Charming set is made with stencils and glass paint. The technique could be used with so many different themes.
Purl Bee’s Whit’s Knits: Crocheted Balls
I look at these and think “Kitty toys!” Plus they’re pretty with the embroidery floss stripes. As always the Purl Bee’s photo tutorials are gorgeous and easy to follow.
Origami Spirit: Origami for Beginners: Butterfly Tutorial | Mariposa
Leyla Torres’ video tutorial takes you step by step to create beautiful butterflies. Her blogpost has some wonderful advice on being a beginner and perseverance.
Head over to Crafty Pod and look at a bunch of other great crafty tutorials.
I made some red-white-and-blue flag-things for fun. You could put them in cupcakes, or as bookmarks or whatever.
Download the pdf and print on card stock. Cut, fold, glue. Easy peasy.
Here are some other fun things people have made:
At Somewhat Simple – Two super simple and adorably patriotic milk carton-style treat boxes!
At Tatertots & Jello – Patriotic Medallion Party Printables for parties or decor.
The two above are part of a blog hop so you find lots more inspiration there.