30 November, 2018

Christmas Gift Guide for Makers

Stuck for gift ideas for Christmas? I've got some fun suggestions for you … especially the last one on the list!!  

There is still lots of time to snail mail your Christmas cards and these fun ones are from Able & Game.
Why not wrap those gifts in a re-useable wrapping cloth! This one is from Tabitha Eve Co.


Make & hang this adorable Santa stocking from FTH International.
Decorate your tree & house with cute felt ornaments, make them yourself with this pattern from Noia Land.
Bake some cookies and gift them in this cute Christmas tree box from Cookie Box Store.
Hook a Santa to snuggle up with from this pattern by Storyland Amis.

And if you want to really score points with the best present ever .. then do what I did and get your guitar loving bloke a 'build your own guitar kit'!  I bought one for my hubby for his birthday, it was declared the Best.Gift.Ever. and has been 'playing' with it every night for months!  Grab a kit from here ...you can thank me later!!


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28 November, 2018

Dr Who Scarf









Ok, I got just a little bit excited to see that the 'new' Dr Who has a scarf!  I'm a big fan of the original Dr Who Scarf but this new one is just as pretty...and much more me!  
So I've done up a rough colour chart of yarns (see above) so I can try to make myself one and if you want to make one too then please feel free to use my draft!
Colours are from here & the colourways are as follows: 
  2 - #390
  3 - #115
  4 - #192
  5 - #128
  6 - #398
  7 - #114
  8 - #516
  9 - #386
10 - #208
11 - #245
12 - #212
13 - #241
14 - #253
15 - #401
16 - #509
17 - #527 (used twice) 
18 - #124
19 - #413
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So I'm thinking it would look best as a crochet scarf, made lengthways and probs best in single crochet and you can create the fringe/tassles as you go.   
Whatchya think?
Are you a Dr Who fan?
Did I come close with the colours?
Are you going to make one?
Image credit: BBC.co.uk
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23 November, 2018

All the best sales!


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Don't get overwhelmed by all the sales on at the moment. I've compiled a list of ALL the BEST CRAFTY sales that are on the internet right now!
So go on, admit that you love a bargain, sit down with a hot cup of tea and happy clicking!

I've broken the sales into categories: General, Sewing & Yarnie so scroll on down to find the one the best bargains for you!

General:
AccuQuilt - lots of great deals 
Etsy -  so many great bargains especially in the Craft section
Craftsy  - up to 85% off: classes, supplies, subscriptions
CreativeBug -  $1 mega deal! 
Amazon - amazing discounts in the Art & Craft dept!

Cricut - BOGO on accessories & materials.
Annies Catalog - 20% off 
Beadaholique - 25% off and free gifts!!!
C&T Publishing - 30% off crafty books & site wide

Sewing:
5 out of 4 - 40% off patterns
Bella Sunshine Designs - 40% off 
Black Snail Patterns - 20% off 
Braid Craft - 20% off patterns, kits, fabric etc 
Chezvies - 20% off patterns & fabric 
Connecting Threads - 20% off fabric, patterns etc 
DIBY Club - buy one get one free
Dog Under My Desk - 25% off patterns 
Dollphinwing - 20% off patterns
Dongo Design - 30% off patterns 
Ellie and Mac - 20% off use code: BFCM20
Fabric Garden - 20% off patterns & fabric
Fat Quarter Shop - 20% off fabric, notions & free gifts!
Genycartes Sewing Patterns - 40% off patterns 
Ginger Cake Patterns - 20% off 
Halla Patterns - 40% off patterns use code: BLACKFRIDAY
Hold It Right There - 20% off patterns 
Jennuine Design - 40% off patterns use code: BLACKFRIDAY18
Little Adventures - up to 50% off 
Made By Me Patterns - 25% off 
Max Pattern - 50% off patterns 
Merge Bag designs - 15% off bags
Miss Matabi - 30% off fabric 
Nata Patterns - 40% off 
New Horizon Designs - 50% off patterns, use code: BLACKFRIDAY
Noia Land - 20% off patterns
NordiKatja Patterns - 10% off 
Oh Albatross - 40% off patterns 
Our Lady of Leisure - 50% off 
Pattern4Kids - 20% off                      
Patterns for Pirates - 
Pickle Toes Patterns - 70% off Use code BLACKFRIDAY2018 
Picolly - 25% off patterns 
Rebecca Page Designs - lots of Black Friday bargains!
Ric Rac Sews - 20% off patterns, enamel pins
RLR Creations - 30% off patterns using code: THANKS18
Seamingly Smitten - 40% off patterns 
Seamwork - $20 off!
Shaka Laka - 30% patterns 
Schnipp Schnapp designs - 20% off patterns 
Spencer Ogg Patterns - 10% off 
Swellegant Design - 20% off 
Swoon Sewing Patterns - 30% off using code: blackfriday2018
Sulky - save up to 63% 
The Freckled Pear - 20% off
Wardrobe By Me - 35% off using code: BFCM2018
Whimsy Couture - 40% off 
Winter Wear Designs - 35% off use code: THANKYOU2018

Yarnie:
4a Song - 25% off 
Amalou Designs - 15% off 
Ater G Crochet - 15% off 
By Rock n Wool - 20% off 
Crochet Milie - 15% off 
Deramores - up to 30% off yarn, notions etc 
Dot Pebbles Knits - 10% (possibly the cutest patterns ever!)
Knit & Crochet Ever After - 40% off patterns 
Knit Picks - 20% off yarn & patterns 
Little Bear Crochets - 30% off 
Love Knitting - 20-50% off yarn
Mama in a Stitch - 30% off 
Moji Moji Design - 20% off 
Nowa Crochet - 15% off 
Posh Patterns - 20% off
Stitch of Nature - 30% off 
Storyland Amis - 20% off 
Sweet Potato 3 Patterns - 40% off, use code: holiday
Violets & Heather - 20% off 

Craftsy Black Friday / Cyber Monday - Up to 70% Off Kits & Supplies at Craftsy.com 11/21 at 2:00pm MST through 11/26/18.
I utilise affiliate links throughout my blog as a way to help me keep crafting. If you click on an aff link, I receive a very small amount from it at NO cost to you. So please help me to keep CraftyRie up and running by clicking on my aff links! Many thanks, Rie

22 November, 2018

Unicorn bag

 
This bag is was a spur of the moment decision to make as I just couldn't resist turning a bag into a unicorn!

Isn't it the cutest!  
My seven year old son keeps asking me if it's for him but nope, it's for me! 

Pattern is this one. Go on, make it!

Yarn is YarnArt Cotton Soft from Hobium Yarns.

Whilst this bag is totally gorgeous, the pattern needs an errata .. so here's my take on the corrections needed & ideas on how you can make it work for you:

Rnd 29 .. work 3 slip stitches back down to the middle of last 5ch, chain 5 THEN single crochet into the first chain 5 of the previous row (effectively 'closing the wings') and then you continue working down the side in the pattern as stated.

Flower Drawstring Tie 
..it states ::  (see Fig.3)  -- but there is NO Figure 3!

The very first line of instruction states make a chain then start 2nd chain from the hook BUT then it states in Row 1 to start in a magic ring!   Come on, make up your mind what you want us to do!
So I just ignored the first line of instruction and started at Row 1.

In row 1, it would be helpful to tell us what an actual petal was made from, rather then just stating at the end [5petals + 59ch] -  that was confusing, so if you're working that row then just ignore that bit in the brackets.

Ears.
Wow, this also states (see Fig.4)  -- but there is NO Figure 4!  
It would also be super helpful to state that you need to make 2 ears!  

Row 4. Ok, this needs some work - so after the first 2hdc in next 2 st, chain 1 (then ignore the next chain from the previous row) then work the 2hdc in the dc (of the previous row).


Horn.
 

Ok, yet another (see Fig.5)  -- but there is NO Figure 5!

Don't get me started on this horn, it just didn't work and I tried 3 times, in the end I just folded over what I had made and sewed it into a horn type shape. Just go with your guts and use a darning needle to finish it off!




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12 November, 2018

The pretty little ornament.

This is a super quick project, it took me less than a day to make, well to be truthful, it only took me an hour or so to hook up! It's perfect for an upcoming Christmas Decoration Kris Kringle.
The yarn is the YarnArt Cotton Soft from Hobium Yarns. It's lovely & smooth and the colours are just gorgeous.  Yep, it's a "new to me yarn" and I love it!
Good news for you.... I've got a discount code just for you. Get 20% off using code: CraftyRie20   but hurry, it's valid for one week only, so click on over to Hobium Yarns now and check out their gorgeous range.

The pattern is a free one from Ravelry, it's actually supposed to be a hexagon motif but I skipped the last few rows to turn it into an ornament.

Do you like handmade Christmas decorations?  I love them, I think 90% of my decorations are hand made!  Do you have a favourite Christmas pattern that you use/love - please share, I'd love to see it!


I utilise affiliate links throughout my blog as a way to help me keep crafting. If you click on an aff link, I receive a very small amount from it at NO cost to you. So please help me to keep CraftyRie up and running by clicking on my aff links! Many thanks, Rie.