Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hopping on the Band Wagon

There are a ton of tutorials out there for camera strap covers, and a ton more people actually selling these gems.  My thought...if you can sew, even just a little, you can whip one of these puppies right up!  And that's what I did!

Sew easy (haha)!

Maybe I'll post a tutorial on how I did it!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Oh, the throw!

Spruce up any decor for the holiday with a sassy little throw pillow.  These are just pillow covers...I enjoy changing them to match the season.  And yes, I made them!:)

Ain't Love Grand!!!

Here is a Valentine's wreath I made for a friend.  It pains me to get rid of it!  I may have to make one for myself..teehee!  Hope you ♥ it too!!!

Friday, January 13, 2012

A Little Somethin Somethin!

I haven't posted in FOREVER!  And, I haven't crafted in FOREVER!  The two obviously go hand in hand.  To start 2012 off on the right foot, I decided to make a couple of scarves.  I love yarn.  It is the coolest string ever!  So many different colors and textures.  However, I do not knit.  I could probably learn, but it just seems very intimidating to me.  I choose an easier variety of yarn weaving, I guess you could call it.
I have been stalking scarves a heck of a lot.  Although, it is a struggle to remember to put them on as a fashion accessory.  And that is exactly what I decided to make.  There have been so many tutorials on knit scarves/necklaces.  So I thought I would do a little different version using yarn.

This is super easy!  Here are the step by step instructions.

You will need:

1-2 balls of yarn (your color choice...the thicker the better)
(Here I used 1 ball of yarn)

I did not measure my yarn specifically.  I wrapped it around my neck 2 times until I got the exact shape and length.  Then I cut several pieces of equal length to the first.  I am not sure how many I cut, but that makes this so personal.  It's as many pieces as you want.  I wanted mine to be as big and chunky as possible using this particular yarn.  If your yarn is fatter, you may not need as many strands to achieve the look.

Overlap the two cut ends just enough to be able to secure them, making one infinity circle.  I used thread and tied it around a couple of times and knotted it.  Note, if you pull on either side, it will probably slide out.  The next step will stop that from happening.  Trim as close to the thread as you can get.

Use a piece of thread as long as the scarf for the next part.  Tie that piece of yarn around the one bunch.  Start slightly up from where the 2 ends are tied together.  Make sure you knot it. 

Trim the one end and begin wrapping that piece around the bunch.  Keep the wrapped pieces close together so that you cannot see any yarn underneith.  Don't squeeze tight.  Make it nice and even.  Wrap the whole way over the thread tied ends and past it about equal to the distance from the beginning where the wrapping starts.  

After you've completed the wrapping, tie your end.  You can slip it under the last couple of wrapped pieces and then tie to one of the pieces in the bunch.  You will probably need to trim off the end.  Tuck it under and into the bunch and wrapped pieces.

You are done!  Wrap it around twice for the best look.