Friendship bracelets are back!
I’ve spent hours of my childhood making friendship bracelets… and now hours of my adult life knotting away. But this time I’ve added a twist– crimped ribbon ends and a toggle clasp connected by a few jump rings. I consider this bracelet to be part of the next generation of friendship bracelets.
[Jewelry parts from Toho Shoji NY]
I inherited a great vintage suitcase a few months ago and decided to make it into a mini dresser for winter hats and scarves. I had extra sofa legs on hand, so all I needed were some nuts and washers. Check out the final product!
Okay, full disclosure: The original intention for this suitcase was for it to be a cat bed. Sadly, it was not accepted and became a mini dresser.
For your Friday enjoyment!
seahorse origami print
Thomas Paul Seahorse Shower Curtain
vintage seahorse illustration
seahorse textile by car martin
seahorse iphone case
seahorse crest from Fairbairn’s Book of Crests
I came across a simple baby sun hat pattern while looking through the Purl Bee’s website and decided to make one for Sylas, my friend’s adorable newborn baby. Unfortunately, Sylas’ head is about the same size as the glass that’s holding up the hat in my photo, so it might be a few months before he can rock it.
The greatest thing about these crocheted coasters is that you don’t really need to know how to crochet. You only need to know how to make a crochet chain, which is basically a series of slip knots. I like this quick tutorial. To make these coasters, you will need the following materials:
- Thin yarn for crochet chain (embroidery thread or slightly thicker is best)
- Thin cork board
- Craft glue
Step 1. Crochet a very long chain (several yards long).
crochet chain stitch
Step 2. Cut out 3″ to 4″ diameter circles from thin cork board.
Step 3. Glue the crochet chain to the cork. Start from the center and circle out until the entire surface of the cork is covered by the crochet chain.
Here are my final products! I used two colors of yarn for my chain– double up the thread when crocheting the chain to achieve the same look.
I have always been intrigued by needle felting. Check out some of these clever creations!