Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Coffee Cozy


I've been enjoying making these coffee cup cozies and I love this yarn. It is made by Red Heart called Earth and sky.

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Free Pattern!

My life seriously resembles this motto. This embroidery hoop wall art was created on white muslin and only 3 shades of embroidery floss. Perfect for beginners because it is complete with only two stitches – a back stitch and French knot!


If stitching isn’t your thing, you can purchase the finished project in my Etsy shop,
http://www.etsy.com/listing/77806917/caffeine-makes-my-world-go-round

Or Make It Yourself! You will find this Free Pattern at: http://hubpages.com/hub/freepatterncaffeine

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Tip for Stringing Beads

Designer Beadwork: Beaded Crochet DesignsBead Crochet: A Beadwork How-To Book
Here is a great tip if you have ever struggled with stinging tiny seed beads on to crochet thread. Create a line of white glue on the pointer finger of your left hand (right if you are left handed.) Place the end of your thread in the glue and use your thumb to work it in completely. Allow to dry. I hang the end of the thread off a table edge so it won't adhere to anything. When dry, the glue will give the thread a sturdy body that will allow you to easily string your beads. If you still have difficulty or if the end becomes frayed, take scissors and cut the tip on a diagonal. This will create a nice point for you.