Tuesday, January 31, 2012

DIY - Baker's Twine I am SO doing this

I found a tutorial at
Yeah I am pretty much gonna Bakers Twine for My Heart Garland
Whoop Whoop

I am also going to try to Re-Create somethings I found at Anthropolgie

But first things first Baker's Twine

tangled happy: Hearts-On-A-String

tangled happy: Hearts-On-A-String: Hearts-On-A-String... How perfect! Scissor Quirk will show you how to make this ADORABLE crochet heart garland. Love!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

DIY Hair Ties

DIY Tie Hair Ties



  1. I cut my elastic ribbon in strips measuring 8" for my 8 year old, and  10" for mine. 
  2. Tie a simple knot leaving about 1" for the tails
  3. Trim tail ends at a diagonal or straight across
  4. Seal the raw edges with {Fray Check} or as in this video you could do it with clear nail polish. With great care and caution and Adult Supervision the ends of the elastic can be run thru a flame there by heat sealing the ends.



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Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Magic Heart a Crochet Thing by Cheryl

"The Magic (Adjustable) Heart"

Pattern Directions:

Form an "adjustable circle" aka magic loop and now known to me as Adjustable Magic Heart

 Chain 2

1 Round: Work 9 Double Crochets into the adjustable circle, Chain 2 - Do Not Join to first chain 2 stitches

OR - Chain 2, 4 Double Crochets, 1 Triple Crochet, 4 Double Crochets, Chain 2 - Do Not Join to fisrt chain 2

Slip Stitch into the heart to finish round

Bind off & slip loose end thru the center of the heart to the back of your work

With adjustable loose end pull heart closed

Tie the loose ends together in a simple knot

Trim off  excess


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Fairy Jar

Annabelle & I are SO making these this weekend

This Beautiful Photo is not mine BTW
But isn't it enchanting !

The items neeeded to make this project are
 A Jar
Glow in the dark craft paint
Yellow, Pink & White Craft Paint to tint the glow in the dark paint
Paint Brush

So you paint lots of dots on the inside
Expose the painted jar to light
and when it gets dark
You have yourself faires in a jar YaY!

I will post photos of my project on Sunday : )

Friday, January 20, 2012

Free Crochet Flower Pattern The Perfect Posey

Ring around the Rosie
These are my Perfect Posies
( well atleast I think they are perfect )
If you like to crochet or want to learn
These sweet little appliques would make the perfect project
 My simple pattern combines 2 of my favorite things

Flowers & Crocheting

I hope if you try my pattern, that you understand my directions
 Have fun making perfect poseys

Perfect Posey ©

Simple Crochet Pattern by Cheryl aka ILuvSandals™ @ Raverly.com and Flower Girl Cottage™ BlogSpot and askcher™ @ etsy.com

Stitches & Materials Needed:

Adjustable Circle Method
Single Crochet
Double Crochet
Slip Stitch
Chain 1 stitch
Simple Knot

Any size hook & yarn


Form adjustable circle

Round 1: Using the adjustable Circle Method, Chain 1, work 10 Single Crochets into the circle and join to first chain 1 stitch, pull circle closed with loose end

{Petal 1}
Round 2: Chain 1, then work 5 double crochets into 1st  single crochet stitch from round 1, chain 1, slip stitch into same stitch – { First Petal  Formed }

Then into every other single crochet stitch in round 1 - Slip stitch, chain 1, 5 double crochets, chain 1, slip stitch all into 1 stitch as before

Do this until you have a total of 5 petals
Ending with a slip stitch Bind off, pull loose end to the back of work
Give the center loose end another pull to tightly close the center
Tie both loose ends together in a simple knot
Trim off excess  -  Finished  -  Enjoy
Adjsutable Circle Method Tutorial

Color Inspiration

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Simple and Cute Crochet Heart Pattern Free

Simple & Cute
Little Crochet Hearts
Make a Rainbow

I am not sure, but my tiny brain may have invented a new crochet technique
"The Adjustable Heart"
Pattern Directions:
Form an adjustable circle {Adjustable Heart}
(Adjustable Circle Help Below)

 Chain 2

1 Round: Work 9 Double Crochets into the adjustable circle, Chain 2 - Do Not Join to first chain 2 stitches

Slip Stitch into the Circle to finish round

Bind off & slip loose end thru the center of circle to the back of your work

Pull the Circle (Heart) closed with the other loose end

Tie the loose ends together in a simple knot

Trim off  excess


You have yourself a cute little heart
I made bobby pins with mine
In addtion to the bobby pins...
I plan on making simple little Valentine cards

I used an E size hook and thread yarn to create my little heart

Any size hook or yarn can be used for this pattern and you can play around with the stitches to create different sizes and effects

To create a point add a larger size crochet stitch to the center of featured pattern directions
Example (Chain 2, 4 Double Crochets, 1 Triple Crochet, 4 Double Crochets, Chain 2, Slip Stitch)
Check out Lorraine's Directions for changing up my little heart & her SUPER Cute Bobby Pin Project http://gratefulprayerthankfulheart.blogspot.com/2012/01/crochet-heart-bobby-pins.html

To make a SUPER tiny heart replace the first and last chain 2 with a chain one then replace the 9 double crochet stitches for a Single Crochet stitch
{To Create more of a point to a super tiny heart add a half double crochet stitch to the center}

To make a tiny heart replace the 9 double crochet stitches for a Half  Double Crochet stitch
{To Create more of a point to a tiny heart add a double crochet stitch to the center}

To create a slightly larger heart replace the first & last chain 2 with a chain 3, then use a Triple Crochet Stitch in place of the 9 double crochet stitches.
Creating a point for larger heart - Triple crochet the center stitch and add an extra chain before completeing the stitch , then continue with Triple Crochets, chain 3, slip stitch.

XL Heart using the adjustable heart method:
Double or triple up your yarn and use a an extra large hook to create a chunky super size heart, adding a size up stitch in the center works out really great for this method too

Bobby Pins: Cut a small piece of craft felt poke a hole in the center slip bobby pin thru the hole and hot glue to the back of heart.
You can also apply Modpodge or craft glue to stablize the back of  the applique.

Adjustable Circle Help

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