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Found this Friday! – 27/11/10

27 Nov

I want to share with you this wonderful blog I found all about crochet and punch needle work.  It’s called Planet June.

In this blog you’ll find help with Amigurumi, including how to make a magic ring which gets rid of that ugly hole you have when crocheting into a stitch.  You’ll also find free crochet patterns, free punchneedle patterns and tutorials on a wealth of subjects!

Head on over and have some fun!

Watch this Wednesday – 24/11/10

24 Nov

Time for a Watch this Wednesday! Showcasing great art and craft videos.

This week I’ve been mostly interested in altered art and pamcarricker has a wonderful series on making altered art journal pages.

Here’s a very detailed tutorial on altered tags.  This looks fun, I think I’ll have to give it a go!

TerriSproul has a great series on how to make an altered book.

And finally I found a tutorial on weathered backgrounds for art journalling.

Happy watching!

Weekend Links – 21/11/10

21 Nov

It’s time for this weeks round up of cool links from around the internets!

I found a really fun website that has loads of really neat tutorials for easy craft projects!  Take a look.

I always hesitate to throw away the cardboard inner tubes from loo rolls and kitchen rolls.  Thanks to this lens on squidoo I have plenty of ideas on what to do with them.

Here’s a cool idea from disney family fun, felt book blankets!

Being as I have a chronic illness myself, I found this podcast on crafting through illness very interesting.

Well thats all for this week.  Check back next week for more interesting links!

Tiny Whale!

18 Nov

Here’s a little whale amigurumi pattern I found on ravelry:

I made it for my son who was going on about whales that day (he wanted to fish for one!).  It’s very simple to do but the result is so cute!  Here is the link to the original pattern.

Making Journals

15 May

An craft that I have become interested in more and more over the past few weeks is that of making your own journals.  I love to journal.  I have many different kinds and find that with my memory being vague as it is they are invaluable to preserving information and thoughts.  Some of the journals I keep include: dreams, thought, inspiration, recipe and family history.  The thought of being able to apply my own creativeness to the actual journal itself makes me want to get started right now!  I’ve scoured the web to find a range of journal making techniques and tutorials to help create that extra special journal.

Here’s a great site on art journals.  Lots of tutorials and great pictures!

This is a great post on making mini journals.  It is even adapted to every skill level of crafter.

You can find information here about  fabric art journals there’s some excellent examples.

Here’s a great tutorial on how to bind pages of your journal.

Another binding tutorial I found.

Altered journaling is the art of taking a regular journal and adding to it to make it your own.  I have yet to find a tutorial on this but I found an article that explains it reasonably enough.  Here.