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Make a Fabulous and Super Cozy Infinity Scarf in 30 mins!

Originally posted on ShinyHappyMorePlease:

This looks absolutely luscious and cozy warm –and scraping frost from my windshield this morning made it even more appealing!

Here are the instructions from Audra at The Kurtz Corner:

12 stitches wide
20-25 links long

Brand: Lions Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick
Super Bulky #6
Colors used: Lighter scarf – Oatmeal
Maroon/Red scarf – Spice

– 2 skeins of yarn are necessary
– The tail goes around your thumb as you are casting on and will get shorter as you go which is why we start with a really long tail.
– You can use 2 different colors!
– My scarf was 12 stitches wide and about 25-30 links long
– You can use less bulky yarn, but to achieve this look you will need #6 bulky

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DIY Make-up Bag

Originally posted on Do It And How:



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Six Ways To Tie Your Belts

Originally posted on The Fashion Foot:

Not all of us are fashionistas, and when it comes to completing an outfit with cute accessories some of us may be left standing there by the mirror scratching our heads wondering what to do next. Of course, there is nothing wrong with rocking the basic look. Jeans and a shirt, high-waisted pants and a tucked in blouse, or skirt and a sweater. However, there is nothing wrong with taking it up to the next level and adding just a touch of pizzazz.

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In the past belts were used only for utilitarian purposes. That means you put it in to hold up your pants, and that was it. The fashion world has taken the belt and made it an accessory, it no longer holds up your pants but compliments them. A belt can completely change the way a dress looks on your body. There is an infinite amount of ways…

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How To Felt Basics, and Felting FAQ Part 1:

Originally posted on Stale Bread into French Toast:

What is Felt, and How Do I Get Started Making it?


felted hats with patternA hat I made early in my felting experiments (top) and a commercially felted hat.  The hats are sitting on the pattern I used to lay out the wool . . .

As I mentioned in the post about my magic purple mittens, felting is probably the fiber technique I have the most claim to be an “expert” on, and, until now, I haven’t posted much about it here at all.  Most of my deep explorations into felt happened before I started this blog, and as I’ve been digging into my research and photo archives, compiling what I want to say as an intro to felting, it’s clear there’s enough material here for a least two posts.

I’ve organized this roughly as a list of felt FAQ.  I could go on at length from any one of these…

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How I: oxidize sterling silver w/ eggs

Originally posted on Inspiration MYCreation:

How to: oxidize sterling silver w/ eggs   Oxidizing jewelry is something I find myself doing a lot lately. I find it fun and easy. Simply follow along with the photos and simple steps. Step 1: Buy a couple dozens of eggs (I used way too many eggs for my project in the beginning.. I recommend not wasting food). Using boiled eggs can be hard work but it is rather safe than some of the other chemicals used for oxidizing jewelry. In another post I will show you how I oxidize by using Liquid of Sulfur. For this project I used 2 eggs for about 6 rings, two Ziploc medium sized bags, two paper towels, a small size sauce pan for boiling the eggs, string, scissors, and foil. Step 2: Boil the eggs in about 2 cups of water for about 15-20 minutes. Put the eggs in the pot before you add the water to avoid…

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DIY: Add Texture To Your Necklace with Studs & Rhinestones

Originally posted on Cinnamon Spring:

It has been a while since I last posted a ‘Project Revamp’ post, as most things I now make from scratch! However, revamping things was what really got me started in DIY-ing. I love looking out for old pieces of trinkets, and figuring out ways to update its look to suit my taste.

I was at the Kuala Lumpur Vintage Festival (KLVF) a few weeks ago and scored some cheap accessories – though I only bought them because I had ideas of adding my DIY touch to it!

This revamp I’ll be showing you is simple – all you need is a little patience and steady hands! I wanted to add a little more depth and texture to a plain triangular necklace – the idea was to give a rougher look to it and one of the ways to achieve that was to add spiky stuff! It’s true…I am still…

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DIY Series: Swants

Originally posted on The Fashion Foot:

Ugly Sweaters have become all the rage these last couple of years when it comes to holiday fashion. The trick the best sweater is getting one that is over the top with the holiday spirit, or just plain ugly. Nowadays any holiday-esque sweater is in high demand, and my prediction is that they are going to be in even higher demand if this new DIY project from Westknits takes off.


Westknits is the creation of Stephen West. Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, West moved to Chicago and it was there that he found his passion for knitting. After that he started creating his own patterns, and West went on to make books and teach knitting classes. He currently resides in Amsterdam, and Westknit books can be bought by those who are interested in using the patterns made by West. If you are someone looking for a craft that isn’t as involved…

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Unexpected Ways to Repurpose Your Old T-Shirts

So amazing thanks for sharing

DIY Patterned Phone Cover

Originally posted on ALL THINGS INDULGENT:

Everywhere I look I see “tech-sessories” – every brand has their own line of phone covers, laptop bags, tablet cases. I am loving this – any excuse to further accessorize and I am there! That being said, I love taking inspiration and making something truly “my own” so how could I possibly resist creating my own phone cover?!
My personal style probably errs a bit on the boho side so anything a bit tribal/aztec/ikat and I am all over that like white on rice so it’s no surprise what the inspiration for this DIY pattern is…

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What you need:

DIY Phone Case Materials

  • Clear phone cover (could work on a white cover too)
  • Permanent Marker pens

How to:

  1. Wipe the phone cover to get rid of any dirt, marks or fluff.
  2. Start drawing! Mix it up with block lines, zig-zags, dots, stripes, chevrons, circles – the more random the better! If you’re using a…

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Why Jewelry?

Originally posted on Mary's Little Creations:

For as long as I can remember I have always loved doing crafts.  I’ve tried just about everything over the years Crocheting, Knitting, Sewing (Which I am HORRIBLE at), painting (no good there either) but finally one day I was wandering around a store and found their bead section and thought eh, why not lets see what happens… It’s been almost two years now, and I am addicted! I love everything about making jewelry, I love working with wire, bead stitching, bead weaving, stringing… Everything. There is truly no limit on what you can make.

Everyday I find something new that I want to learn how to make. It’s amazing! And I am so thankful for all the people that I’ve met during the short time I’ve been doing this. I’ve met some amazing people who also make jewelry and I am blessed that they have been willing to help me…

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