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Friday, 27 April 2012

from Craftty Stuff...few tutorials

Posted: 26 Apr 2012 12:53 AM PDT
A few tutorials on crocheting that i found that you might enjoy :
photo tutorial : How to crochet a granny circle

Photo Tutorial : How to crochet a granny square

click here http://purlbee.squarespace.com/granny-square-project/

I had a request for info on bead crochet and I found this cool website that gives loads of information. 

and here are some simple starter patterns that you can do, like the bracelet in this picture

and more articles from Beading Daily herehttp://www.beadingdaily.com/topics/bead-crochet.aspx
and a facebook page on bead crochet herehttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Bead-crochet/115383601808070

a lovely scrap material crochet "rag bag" also on Articrafti Blog
See here how to make it. :http://petrow-articrafti.blogspot.com/2012/04/from-crochetcom-rag-bag.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Articrafti+%28articrafti%29

Great Step by step picture pattern for a stretchy headband on Ravelry. (you may have to sign up with them but its free)
See the pattern here :http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/headband-pattern-the-genius-headband
Posted: 26 Apr 2012 12:42 AM PDT
Some great Recycle ideas that I have posted on Facebook... enjoy :)

Seen on pinterest.. gorgeous flower lampshades. You could do something similar by using a glue-gun to stick flowers to an old shade. 

pinned here 

ok I know I have said it before... Im a sucker for garden chimes! This is a cute one made from clay pots, and made with kids in mind.... see the tutorial herehttp://blog.hgtv.com/design/2012/03/06/hgtv-how-to-create-a-colorful-kid-friendly-wind-chime/

Update old accessories with a little paint. Even give cheap market or sale items a new look... lovely as a gift.
See how to here : http://www.home-dzine.co.za/crafts/craft-2x.htm

10 ways to refurnbish an old filing cabinet. Great for a home office, kitchen or bedroom!
See the blog ideas here http://blogs.babble.com/the-new-home-ec/2011/08/11/refurbish-a-filing-cabinet/

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