My main craft is pottery, so there’s not much I can bring with me to make in the car. But a needle and thread are perfect travel companions. So for those of you that aren’t doing the driving, and have hands that want to do some last-minute crafting, we’ve got a few short and sweet embroidery patterns from Fa La La La Felt to keep you busy while you move from state to state.
Just click here for the patterns you see below (plus one more)–and enjoy!
No matter how hard you try to think of the perfect handmade something, sometimes a gift card is the answer. But you can still give with handmade style! These super-simple-to-make felt envelopes, using Cathy Gaubert’s too cute candy cane appliques (from Fa La La La Felt), are perfect for last-minute hand sewing on the road. Find out how to make them after the jump.
Want to see riffs on other designs from the book? Check out our flickr group!
We have a tasty little free project for you today from Fa La La La Felt and fun designer, Laura Howard. This stitched felt ornament is the cutest mini-gingerbread house this side of the North Pole. Warning: As yummy as it looks, don’t eat the felt!
We asked Laura if she has any treasured handmade holiday items and here’s what she said:
Quick! What can you do in 30 minutes? Bake fresh biscuits from scratch. Learn a new dance routine. Wash and groom your pooch, making him even cuter than before.
Or if you’re like jewelry designer Mimi Cheung, you can make a necklace that features the sweetest cloud-shaped charms. Get a PDF of the instructions for Mimi’s adorable necklace by clicking here. The project is one of 60 very cool designs from Lark’s recent release, 30-Minute Necklaces.
It’s time for a needlearts holiday project roundup! I’ve searched far and wide on the webernets to bring you seven cool how-to videos that are sure to get you into the spirit of crafting. This post has crochet, quilting, sewing, needle felting, and knitting projects. I tried to find something fun for all of our needlearts fans, so I hope you like them! Click the images to visit the videos (or video series) and be sure to check the end of the post for links to find more inspiration from the crafty creators of these videos. Vote in our poll, too!
Every year around this time, work starts to settle down for a few minutes–long enough for me to get the hankerin’ to do a little Christmas crafting for my own home and family. This year, I’ve been in the amigurumi ornament mood (hence, the Amigurumi-tree I recently posted on my blog) so I’ve been trolling the interwebs, spying what are my 10 favorite crocheted ornament finds for the season. I thought I’d share what I found with you. Hooky Holidays!