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Beer Cap Earrings

First, check out this cool website Cut Out & Keep to find out how to make your very own Beer Cap Earrings as well as various other funky projects.

From this same site I followed a link to Tampon Crafts (I kid you not) where you can make, along with various other things, a Tampon Angel.  

Amigurumi!: Super Happy Crochet Cute

And if making crafts from feminine products isn’t your thing, then check out these beautiful amigurumi from Gourmet Amigurumi. I’ve crocheted a bit (I’m more of a knitter) but would just love to be able to make some of the cute dolls from this book.

So, have you guys found any fun or kooky craft stuff on the internet?

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I Made This Too

Have you guys checked out this nice lady yet? Not only is she crafty, but she has started her own web ring for all of us who like to dabble in lots of different crafts – cooking, scrapbooking, knitting, crocheting, quilting, photography and any other crafty pursuits you can think of! Click on my sidebar button “I Made This Too” to join the fun!

She was also nice enough to not only tell me how to put buttons on my wordpress sidebar, but even take a photograph from my site and make a Me So Crafty button – isn’t it cute! Thanks so much Trish.

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One of my new favorite sites on the Internet is Apartment Therapy. Updated at what seems like a non-stop pace,  Apartment Therapy showcases all the really beautiful interior design and furniture solutions in various cities (the link brings you to Apartment Therapy in NYC – also click on Los Angeles, San Fransisco and Chicago for more cool ideas). And if you have a bit of time, check out the house tours listed on each Apartment Therapy page in the sidebar. It makes me want to sell my house in the country and move into one of those really hip apartments.

Also, check out this: 2-23-crochetTV.jpg

Could you not die for this crocheted TV (with Atari’s pitfall playing on it)? Again, I found this at Apartment Therapy. You can read more about the Artist, Christine Domanic here and can see more of her work here.  

Then I found cuteable, which is tagged as a Monday through Friday dose of cute stuff for you and your home. After seeing the post about these adorable pincushions by Betz White, I would have to agree.

SamplerOver at sublime stitching, you can find all different kinds of unusual and funky embroidery patterns. From embroidered sushi to veggies to pirates, sublime stitching has it all. If you are new to embroidery, you can also purchase starter kits.

   Embroidery Patterns - Craftopia 

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingAre you as addicted to Grey’s Anatomy as I am? Next Thursday make sure you work on your knitting while watching the show, then stop by Grey’s Anatomy KAL to discuss the episode. Even their little button is cute.

Check out Crafty Gear where you can get all sorts of products for the crafty person in your life. I might actually have to get that bag for my Mom!

Shut Up & Knit Magnet Yarn Is My Therapy Throw Pillow

Fat Quarter - Not a Body Part Tote Bag

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Knitting for Peace

I can’t remember the last time I knitted something for myself. Just like a lot of the things I do in my life, I enjoy doing them for other people. The highest compliment that you can give me is to sit down at my dining room table and say “this tastes really good.” When I saw this book yesterday, I knew it was right up my alley. What better way to show how much you care than making a hand knitted blanket for Project Linus or a hat for Chemo Caps.

 

The book itself explains how and why each charity got started and what type of items they need. Along with the beautifully photographed knitting projects, the book includes various sample patterns. A book like this would be a welcome addition or perfect holiday gift for the knitter in your life.

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Someone came upon my blog by typing into Google What tree drop brown balls? Is there even such a tree? If so, I certainly don’t want it in my house at Christmas.

Anyway, here are some pictures of two of the four scarves I have been knitting for Leah’s preschool teachers.  The third one is almost finished and I should be starting on the fourth (that is if I can stop working on these yo-yos).

The second one, made with Lion Brand ribbon yarn is my favorite so far. Not that it will provide much warmth (it is ribbon), but it was really easy to knit up (using the recommended 13 US needles) and it turned out pretty funky.

Oh, here’s a picture of my husband sitting at my Mother’s sewing machine coming up with patterns to make basket liners for our mudroom baskets. I swear, sometimes I wonder if there is anything that man can’t do!

Lastly, if you haven’t already seen this blog, do yourself a favor and take a peek. Aren’t those handbags just exquisite!

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