This weekend is the Project for Awesome. It’s a giant charity fund drive involving YouTube videos and Indigogo perks. It’s an insane 48 hours.
This is the first year I decided to make a video and the “charity” I decided to support was crocheting hats and donating them. It’s finals week at KU and I have a lot of down time (that I should probably should be spending studying, but whatever), so I’ve been crocheting a lot.
I have some baby weight/light yarn leftover from some adult sized hats I made over the summer, so I was looking for patterns that used that instead of worsted weight yarn. However, there weren’t many available, so I whipped up a pretty simple design. Hats are basically a base circle with sides, like a cylinder.
It has been quite a long time since my last post here. School is pretty annoying. I have been crafting, I just didn’t take the time to type up a tutorial. I also lost quite a few pictures of the processes of making some projects. Anyways, I have a few posts lined up; tutorials and one picture explanations.
Here’s the first: a bowl made with crochet thread and clothesline.
Every year my scholarship hall does a bigs and littles program (kind of like in sororities). It’s customary to give a small gift to welcome them at the beginning of the year. Some people just do a cork or marker board, but I like making stuff.
Our old neighbors used to have a hummingbird feeder in their backyard. They moved away this year, but the birds are still looking around for food. During dinner this week we spotted this little guy around our lablab vine and snapped a few good pics of him.
I wear buns. A lot. And sometimes I like to dress them up a bit with some home-made bows. They may make the bun look more dorky/preppy, but I like ’em.
These wristlet key fob things are pretty popular, but I couldn’t find one in stores. They’re pretty easy to make, so I decided to do just that. And it was so simple, I didn’t photograph it very well, or maybe the pics are on my other camera. But here’s what I got now. Continue reading
Upcycling an Altoids Mint tin is a pretty popular project these days. From survival kits to electronic bits, they can be made to do anything. Altoids now makes smalls, which come in a smaller tin and are perfect for holding small items. I decided to use mine to hold all my hair accessories together in my purse or backpack. Continue reading
The YouTube channel HGTV Handmade had a cute how-to for a bow bracelet (linked here). I made one of these, but then I thought about creating a patriotic version for the upcoming holiday.
I don’t own that much jewelry, but I still needed some way to keep it organized and untangled. My sister got a cute jewelry pouch with divided pockets for her birthday one year, and I thought it would be simple enough to remake. All you need for this project is two fat quarters of your fabric, a small amount of 1/8th inch ribbon, and a sewing machine.
Recently I’ve been into making jewelry. I love the delicate look of lace bracelets, so I raided my mom’s stash and found a few inches of this adorable daisy chain lace. I decided to pair it with some sheer, slightly sparkly, ribbon for some extra stability to help keep it from twisting.