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The Pallet Desk Build Posted by:timchilcott

Posted on : February 19, 2012 14 Comments

o ! "anted to #o a little more in de$th on "hat it takes to make a handmade $iece o% %urniture %rom $allets& 'ost o% the other thin#s ! ha(e seen on the "eb that had been built %rom $allets "as missin# one o% the most im$ortant ste$s in the $rocess to me& They don)t really re%ine the "ood to make it beauti%ul& They take it s$linters and all *ust the "ay it is and build somethin# out o% it& That is not "hat "e aim to do& +e "ant to build a $iece o% %urniture that you "ould be as $roud to sho" o%% as any other $iece in your home& ,ere is a sim$le break do"n o% the basic ste$s in(ol(ed "ith this build& This $ro*ect started "ith a bi# $ile o% old oak $allets& The %irst ste$ re-uired only $lyers, a hammer, and a cro"bar& .et the deconstruction be#in& !t %i#urati(ely took %ore(er to take them a$art "ithout breakin# them&

The messy a%termath o% ri$$in# out nails and the stack o% boards ! "as able to sal(a#e a%ter se(eral hours&

! decided to come u$ "ith a -uick sketch o% "hat ! ho$ed to build& /%ter ! had the idea on $a$er, ! started runnin# some boards throu#h the $laner& The "ood "as already turnin# out beauti%ully&

Be%ore and a%ter shots o% some ne"ly $laned "ood&

/ closer look sho"s ho" nice it is all startin# to look& For some $ieces ! clam$ed se(eral boards to#ether be%ore runnin# them throu#h the $laner&

0lued se(eral o% the $laned boards to#ether and clam$ed them& +e ha(e le#s1 /%ter $lanin# %or se(eral more hours ! $icked out the $rettiest $ieces %or the deskto$&

tartin# to #et the %rame $ut to#ether&

.e#s are on and #roo(es are cut %or the cross $ieces& Then ! %it the side $ieces in to #i(e it some stren#th& The to$ is still *ust stra$$ed on %or no"&

2ne by one #ettin# the to$ #lued in and clam$ed do"n&

Built some make shi%t clam$ e3tenders to hel$ kee$ e(erythin# held do"n "hile it dried& 0ot some o% the skirtin# details $ut in to add some more stren#th& /%ter ! #ot e(erythin# clam$ed do"n ! had some u#ly ed#es due to usin# im$er%ect $ieces o% "ood&

Took a little risk and used a router to clean u$ the u#ly #a$s, then ! inlayed a small $iece o% oak& .ooks like ! meant it to be that "ay&

4e3t u$ is a ton o% sandin#& .ike the most sandin# e(er& ,ere it is all sanded and ready %or stain1

! ho$e you #uys en*oyed a little behind the scenes look1 +e should ha(e some really nice $hotos o% the %inished $iece u$ sometime this "eek1

Pallet Bench Project by Chadifornia


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Intro: Pallet Bench Project


This is a simple pallet bench project I wanted to share with everyone I was ma!in" this for a family ni"ht we will be hostin" Thou"h it is a bit cru
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Step 1: materials
$ou will need a few tools to "et the job done Drill% drill bit and phllips bit% hand saw &or power saw'% ()#*( + , inch screws% tapemeasure% pencil%
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Step 2: Cutting the pallet as needed


The pallet I am usin" is -- . ,( inches I cut a small portion of the pallet to use for the bac! rest /ith drill*screw "un drive ,% , inch screws anc
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Step 3: Side support


I also found small scrap (.# inch wood for side supports To be honest I held them into place and mar!ed the future pilot holes as well as mar!ed the
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Step 4: A lil sanding

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I wanted my bench to be #62 from the "round I measured and cut each (.- at #62 then attached them to the sides both on the front and bac! for support
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/hen complete this should be a S03ID bench seat for your home $ou can also add stain and a pad for more comfort Feel free to contact me with any 4ue

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Pallet Coffee Table


5uly 26, 2012 By 7elsey 1 Comment

+e did it oursel(es a#ain1 ! am so ha$$y my boy%riend has %ound a ne" lo(e %or makin# $allet %urniture "ith me1 Buildin# somethin# to#ether is really a true test o% a relationshi$& !t really causes you to hear each other and "ork to#ether to create somethin# beauti%ul& ,e is also buildin# a bar at his house no" "ith $allet "ood and it is turnin# out #reat1 +e ha(e slo"ed do"n our condo hunt, so by the time "e do %ind a $lace, it "ill be com$letely %urnished "ith $allet "ood1 Can you say bar#ain sho$$ers8 !% you can, you ha(e to say it like this& ,aha B.s1 /ny"ays, here is another D!9 "ith lots o% $ictures1 The only thin#s "e bou#ht at ,ome De$ot %or this $ro*ect "as:

: 4;4< = %t& Post >cut into 4, 1 1?2 %t& $ieces@ : Bo3 on 2 in& "ood scre"s : Aed 'aho#any tain B(erythin# else "e either had at home, or used Pallet "ood1 First you ha(e to decide ho" bi# you "ant your table& +e based ours on ho" lon# the one o% the $alletCs "ood "as& +e then took 2 o% the le#s >the $osts %rom ,D@, and scre"ed on a side a$ron to both sides& +e took a drill bit to it %irst, then scre"ed in our scre"s&

+hen "e added these side a$rons, "e le%t enou#h room %or our %ront and back a$rons to %it& Then "e attached those& +e also added some #orilla #lue bet"een the $ieces to ensure they stay $ut1

!t is already lookin# like a table1 yay1 4o" you "ill be to add some su$$ort beams& The amount is really u$ to you& +e had some $ieces o% "ood %rom the middle o% a $allet and thou#ht they "ould be #ood su$$orts& +e *ust used t"o and think it "ill be enou#h su$$ort to hold our drinks and our %eet1

+e scre"ed them in throu#h the side su$$ort&

Then "e did some more measurin# o% our middle to$ $ieces and ho" much room "e had to add our end $ieces, and started scre"in# e(erythin# in1

Then "e %reaked out %or about 10 minutes because it "as really comin# to#ether1 >the cute do##ie@ "as so e3cited too1 Then "e sanded and stainedD

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Then "e let that dry, and later on "e added a coat o% $oly urethane to make it shiny and %inished& This $icture "as taken and ni#ht and ! realiEe no" it is a"e%ul1

This mornin# "e brou#ht it inside to sit in its tem$orary home1

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This diy step by step article is about patio table plans Euildin" a wood patio table is a simple wee!end project% if you use proper plans and the ri"ht tools and woodwor!in" techni4ues If you have a lar"e patio or a per"ola% you should ma!e everythin" possible to build a table% especially if we consider the simplicity of this project If you master several woodwor!in" techni4ues and you have wor!ed before with lumber% this project should be strai"ht forward and you should not face any issues Select the lumber with "reat care% as it has to be desi"ned for outdoor use and shouldnLt have any visible si"ns of dama"e

There are many plans to choose from% as the patio tables come in many shapes% siMes and desi"ns If you donLt have enou"h time to underta!e the project by yourself% you could buy a !it or hire a professional to "et the job done for you >evertheless% ta!in" into account that buildin" a patio table re4uires just a few basic woodwor!in" techni4ues% you could save money by choosin" to build it by yourself

/or! with "reat care and with "ood jud"ement if you want to obtain a professional result Ase a circular saw to cut the wooden boards and a chisel to clean the surface If you choose to loc! the boards to"ether with screws% you have to drill pilot holes% to avoid the wood from splittin" 0n the other hand% if you install wood dowels you should use a drill bit and drill machinery to ma!e a few holes In order to build a patio table% you need the followin"B

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7atio table le"s First% you have to build the le"s of the patio table% from -O- posts >evertheless% you can also "et the job done by usin" (.-s% if you want to !eep thin"s simple Eefore cuttin" out the top of the posts% select the lumber with "reat care Ase a circular saw and a chisel to notch the top of the posts Set the blade of the saw at # #*(N and ma!e several cuts alon" the top of the posts Clean the recess with a chisel

Euildin" patio table After you have build the wooden le"s % you should decide the siMe of the table% as to fit your needs and tastes If you li!e our free plans% we recommend you to use the dimensions that can be seen in the ima"es% alon" with the appropriate woodwor!in" techni4ues If you need a bi""er table% as you have a lar"e family or many friends% you should !now that you can adjust the dimensions% as to satisfy your needs

<ow to build a patio table >e.t% you have to build the rest of the parts% as to secure the le"s in a ri"id structure In order to build the frame of the patio table% we recommend you to use (O-% ma!in" sure the lumber is perfectly strai"ht and in a "ood condition Eefore drivin" in the screws throu"h the apron% you have to plumb the posts and loc! the parts to"ether with several C)clamps @a!e sure the corners are ri"ht)an"led% by usin" a framin" s4uare

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In order to loc! the wooden components to"ether% you can either use screws or dowels =ach of these approaches has its pros and cons% but it is easier to use screws% especially if you are an amateur handyman If you want to obtain a professional result% drill pilot holes before insertin" the screws &to prevent wood from splittin"' @a!e sure you drill the holes at least #*(N from the ed"es

Attachin" the top boards >e.t% you should use a spirit level% to ensure the frame is perfectly horiMontal Afterwards% you should build the top of the table% from (O6 or 1*-O6 boards% accordin" to your needs @a!e sure you place the boards e4ually spaced &#*-)#*(N' $ou can obtain a symmetrical result by installing the middle board first Continue the process by attachin" the rest of the boards until you complete the top of the table

7atio table plans After you have assembled all components of the patio table% you should chec! a"ain if they are plumb and level Fill the "aps with wood putty and smooth the surface of the table with medium "rit sandpaper @a!e sure you sand the ed"es of the wooden boards and donLt for"et to apply several coats of varnish% to protect the patio table a"ainst water dama"e and decay

0utdoor table plans There are many outdoor table desi"ns you can choose from% but in this article we show you simple patio table plans As you can easily notice in the ima"e% you have to build wooden components and to loc! them to"ether with screws

Smart tip: Drill several pilot holes in the components before insertin" the screws% to prevent wood from splittin" Ase wood plu"s to fill the screw holes

Than! you for readin" our article about patio table plans and we recommend you to chec! out the rest of our projects DonLt for"et to share our articles with your friends% by usin" the social media wid"ets

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Pallet offee Table


5uly 26, 2012 By 7elsey 1 Comment

+e did it oursel(es a#ain1 ! am so ha$$y my boy%riend has %ound a ne" lo(e %or makin# $allet %urniture "ith me1 Buildin# somethin# to#ether is really a true test o% a relationshi$& !t really causes you to hear each other and "ork to#ether to create somethin# beauti%ul& ,e is also buildin# a bar at his house no" "ith $allet "ood and it is turnin# out #reat1 +e ha(e slo"ed do"n our condo hunt, so by the time "e do %ind a $lace, it "ill be com$letely %urnished "ith $allet "ood1 Can you say bar#ain sho$$ers8 !% you can, you ha(e to say it like this& ,aha B.s1 /ny"ays, here is another D!9 "ith lots o% $ictures1 The only thin#s "e bou#ht at ,ome De$ot %or this $ro*ect "as:

: 4;4< = %t& Post >cut into 4, 1 1?2 %t& $ieces@ : Bo3 on 2 in& "ood scre"s : Aed 'aho#any tain B(erythin# else "e either had at home, or used Pallet "ood1 First you ha(e to decide ho" bi# you "ant your table& +e based ours on ho" lon# the one o% the $alletCs "ood "as& +e then took 2 o% the le#s >the $osts %rom ,D@, and scre"ed on a side a$ron to both sides& +e took a drill bit to it %irst, then scre"ed in our scre"s&

+hen "e added these side a$rons, "e le%t enou#h room %or our %ront and back a$rons to %it& Then "e attached those& +e also added some #orilla #lue bet"een the $ieces to ensure they stay $ut1

!t is already lookin# like a table1 yay1 4o" you "ill be to add some su$$ort beams& The amount is really u$ to you& +e had some $ieces o% "ood %rom the middle o% a $allet and thou#ht they "ould be #ood su$$orts& +e *ust used t"o and think it "ill be enou#h su$$ort to hold our drinks and our %eet1

+e scre"ed them in throu#h the side su$$ort&

Then "e did some more measurin# o% our middle to$ $ieces and ho" much room "e had to add our end $ieces, and started scre"in# e(erythin# in1

Then "e %reaked out %or about 10 minutes because it "as really comin# to#ether1 >the cute do##ie@ "as so e3cited too1 Then "e sanded and stainedD

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Then "e let that dry, and later on "e added a coat o% $oly urethane to make it shiny and %inished& This $icture "as taken and ni#ht and ! realiEe no" it is a"e%ul1

This mornin# "e brou#ht it inside to sit in its tem$orary home1

Succulent !ined "I# Pallet Table


7osted on 0ctober ((% (8## by Jac!yA

3ast wee! I showed you some "reat and ine.pensive diy pallet seatin" And now hereLs a diy succulent pallet table I found at Far 0ut Flora that I fell in love with at first si"htP

They used , found palletsC two for the actual pallet and one for practice &loo!s li!e pullin" a pallet apart is not such an easy tas!' They then put the two deconstructed pallets bac! to"ether creatin" a basic frame to which they added some scrap table le"s

>e.t% they created a center hollow plant bo. to house the succulents Ey drillin" some holes and usin" a fast drainin" cactus mi.% they ensured proper and 4uic! draina"e 0nce placed% the succulents ma!e the finished product that much more amaMin" ?isit Far 0ut Flora to learn how to ma!e this beautiful table% with a step by step tutorial

TipB Succulents tend to not li!e very much water &they will rot in no time when over watered' If you live in an area where it rains a lot itLs probably best to either !eep this table under shelter or plant more water)lovin" plants

$ake your own furniture using pallets


by imona 0anea , $osted in Furniture, on 'ay 2Fth, 2012 /d(ertisement Pallets are easy to %ind and usually $ercei(ed as "aste& ,o"e(er, i% you kno" ho" to use them, you can create amaEin# items& For e3am$le, you can make your o"n %urniture usin# nothin# but $allets& +e ha(e three articles that "ill sho" you ho" to make doEens o% di%%erent desi#ns, %rom stora#e units to beds, loun#e chairs, tables, (ertical #ardens and many other thin#s& ome $eo$le e(en ha(e entire rooms made o% $allets&

!tCs im$ressi(e ho" somethin# so common as a $allet can be used to create somethin# as ori#inal and com$le3 as a $iece o% %urniture& The idea o% usin# $allets is based on the conce$ts or recyclin# and autoconstruction& The #reat thin# about it is that you donCt ha(e to $oses s$ecialiEed kno"led#e nor to be a $ro%essional desi#ner to be able to make your o"n $allet %urniture& They already ha(e de%ined sha$es that can be (ery hel$%ul sometimes& !n some cases, all you ha(e to do is $laces t"o $allets on to$ o% each other, $aint them and your $ro*ect is done&

/%ter you do that youCll end u$ "ith your o"n table, chair, bed, etc& !t "ill be somethin# that you ha(e created by yoursel% and that you can be $roud o%& ometimes usin# $allets "onCt be enou#h& 9ouCll also need some additional materials and youCll ha(e to im$ro(ise and to be creati(e& !% you need some ins$iration you can check out our articles and thereCs e(en a ma#aEine that s$ecialiEes in $allets& ThereCs youCll %ind instructions on ho" to create a $articular $iece o% %urniture but you can also ada$t and chan#e it to make it more ori#inalG%ound on behanceH&

Making a table from discarded pallets


Posted by James Higginson on June 8, 2012 at 11:00 View Blog

I ha e a number of !uite decent pallets that ha e been stored outside since 2008, they are sturdy, the ones used to deli er concrete blocks rather than the light"eight type# $hey%% e taken on a nice patina of age and yesterday I used a fe" of them to make a table# &ou should be able to pick up pallets at your local tip or %decheterie%# If you decide to ha e a go, please post your pro'ects on ()* as a blog post, or 'ust here in the comments belo"+ ,ere%s ho" I did it-

$he ra" materials, I actually used three in the end#

)irst I cut the pallets using a table sa", this isn%t strictly necessary, you can disassemble them "ith a hammer and bolster#

$he I tried remo ing the nails "ith a cla" hammer, this "as useless as most of the rusty heads stripped off and I "as left "ith 'ust the body of the nail still intact#

It "as much easier and faster to cut them off "ith an angle grinder# $here are loads of them+

I ran e erything through the table sa" to trim the edges so that all the boards "ere e.actly the same "idth, again this step could be skipped if you don%t ha e a table sa"# $his is the timber I "as left "ith from t"o pallets, I had to do a third in the end as I "as making it up as I "ent along# I had no initial design, I "anted to ha e a look at "hat I had to "ork "ith before making and style decisions#

I made a rough sketch primarily so I had some dimensions to "ork "ith that "ould suit the si/e of the timber I had a ailable and assembled the frame#

(till not decided on ho" the legs "ould look, I scre"ed some on any"ay to make "orking on the table top easier# I% e added an inner frame 20mm lo"er "hich "ill hold the boards in place for the top# I "as initially intending to place the boards across the table, that "ould ha e been easier as they "ould all ha e been the same length# I decided they "ould look better long "ays though, so I added a couple of supports#

$hen I began gluing and nailing the boards to the inner frame and lateral supports, some scre"ed from beneath too#

I cut the center ones thinner, so I "asn%t left "ith really narro" strip on one side#

I mo ed the legs to the inside of the frame and added to braces, they do offer some strength to the table but they are mainly cosmetic# 0ept the moss that "as gro"ing on one of

the boards too+

I ga e the top a !uick sand "ith 120 grit paper, not too much though as I "anted to retain the patina and ga e the "hole thing t"o coats of 122 3!uastop# 4one+

$otal costv33 Aquastop 522 ,andful of scre"s and nails, about a fi er+

Baby Christmas Chair gift with Duct Tape


DECEMBER ! "# " B$ %&H'EE ( "# C)MME*T&

This is a &ponsored post written by me on behalf of Duc+ Brand, for &ocial&par+- %ll opinions are ##. mine/hen 0 got an email as+ing if 0 wanted to try out the new holiday Duc+1R2 Brand 0 3umped at the chance4 0 ha5e always lo5ed Duc+ Tape,! 0 used to ma+e wallets bac+ in the day! and my sister &T0'' has a Duc+ Tape, wallet4

/hen the tape arri5ed my +ids saw it and as+ed if they could ma+e something too4 They lo5e to craft as much as 0 do-

0t was the same day 0 made a Costco trip and they had made a chair for the baby out of a mo66arella bo7 filled with pillows- He lo5ed it! so we decided to ma+e a full holiday chair for him444

10 had my iso off for the first few images8 sorry2 &o we pic+ed our fa5orite Duc+ Tape, from their ama6ing holiday collection- Then we grabbed the bo7 and some used some 9 inch foam we had in the garage4

we started out by cutting the foam down to the e7act shape we wanted them- The Reader actually helped with all of this! but with the 0&) off so many of the pictures were unusable that 0 don:t ha5e any of her4 boo- &he was e7tremely helpful4

Then we co5ered the foam with the Duc+ Tape, creating cushions- /e o5erlapped the design for the seat and bac+- /e wanted to be able to flip it too! so the other side of the cushions are all red; /e ran out of the pol+a dots so we co5ered both sides with all red-

Then we used the green to co5er the bo7 1yes it was already green! but now it:s plain-2 The Reader did this entire part herself! 0:m so proud of those straight lines; she totally has my )CD ness4

Then we put all our new cushions bac+ into place44 /hat do you thin+< 0 lo5e the red=pol+a dots against each other- /e doubled the foam seat cushion so it:s e7tra soft- %nd because of the Duc+ Tape, it:s also water proof; so no worry for lea+y diapers 1lets face it! he:s the >th so he doesn:t always get changed asap2

/e put it under the tree and the baby saw it when he wo+e up from his nap4 E5eryone was &) e7cited for him to see it4

he ran &TR%0?HT for it! and 3umped right in4 He was so so &) e7cited4 he has barely left his chair since he wo+e up yesterday4

&ee this face< He is so happy with it- He carries it around the house and uses it e5erywhere! for e5erything- He:s sitting in it in my office ne7t to my computer right now&o what would you do if you had a few rolls of holiday Duc+ Tape,< 0 still ha5e some left4 /e used it to bo7 of Christmas presents to mail to family members! as well as reattach my husbands side mirror my @0' bro+e off when he got to close bac+ing up 1my in laws aren:t +nown for being good dri5ers@or more ideas head o5er to the Duc+ Tape, @aceboo+ page

Crochet Baby &ummer &andals

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0:m so e7cited about these crochet baby sandals4 0:5e been wanting to ma+e some for awhile! there are lots of cute patterns out there! but they are all so e7pensi5e! so 0 played around and made my own- 0 matched them to the ones 0 B)A?HT the older boys for the summer-

0 lo5ed ma+ing these and 0:m totally going to ma+e a few different styles as well4 Maybe e5en another si6e4<4 %ny reBuests< 0 lo5e these sweet fat an+les and those cute chubby toes4 Don:t you wish you had these toes +ic+ing you all night long< 0 lo5e it-

He:s not a fan; yet! he doesn:t li+e to stand in them! but 0 adore them4 %nd 0:m sure he:ll get used to them444 He +eeps +ic+ing them off! but they sure are cute4 0 lo5e the heel as well4 0:m 3ust so tic+led with how they turned out4

Ba1! sandals: materials: 'ion Brand Baby &oft $arn in " colors 'ion Brand Martha &tewart E7tra &oft /ool Blend for trim small buttons ?C8 D-"> mm hoo+ 1To go down a si6e use a ?8Dmm! to go down a second si6e use a f89-E>mm hoo+2

a11re2iation: ch 1chain2 sl st 1slip stitch2 sc 1single crochet2 hdc 1half double crochet2 dc 1double crochet2 sc"tog 1single crochet " together2 sc9tog 1single crochet 9 together2

3irst sole 1color you want under their feet=top side: in the first color ch "

row 8 9sc in "nd ch! sc C times! hdc 9 times! Ehdc in last ch! finish the rest of the round wor+ing along the bac+ of the chain! hdc 9 times! sc C times! "sc in the last=first ch! sl st to the first sc 19#2

row "8 ch ! sc in same sc! "sc! sc C times! hdc D times! "hdc 9 times! 9hdc! " hdc 9 times! hdc D times! sc C times! "sc! sc in &%ME stitch as the first sc! sl st to first sc 1D 2

row 98 ch"! "hdc in same sc! hdc! "hdc! hdc D times! "hdc E times! hdc D times! "hdc! hdc! "hdc! sl st to first hdc 1>"2 finish off

*ow the +ey to getting these to loo+ li+e sandals 1with an edge of the sole stic+ing out2 wor+ in the P)&T& rather than the top of the stitches- &ee where the toothpic+ is< Pic+ up " stitches in the P)&T! this will lea5e that ED?E around the shoesshoe: in a second color count o5er > stitches and sl st in the P)&T

row 8 ch9! "dc in the same post! dc! "dc! ch9! s+ip > posts! "dc in ne7t post! dc! ch9! s+ip D posts! "dc in ne7t post! dc! chC! s+ip " posts! dc in ne7t post! "dc! ch9! s+ip D posts! dc in ne7t post! "dc! ch9! s+ip > posts! "dc in ne7t post! dc! "dc

row "8 ch"! turn! hdc in the ne7t > stitches=ch! sc9tog 1this includes the last " dc on the right side of the shoe %*D the first ch across the toes2! Dhdc in ch across the toes! sc9tog 1this includes the last ch from across the toes and the first " dc on the left side of the shoe2! hdc in the ne7t > stitches and ch to the end! chD! sl st in first hdc! finish off

le3t shoe (counting from the sl st in row 2) sl st in the R0?HT side th stitch on the

ch 9

row 98 hdc in >th ch 1creating a button hole2! hdc in ne7t E ch! sc9tog 1this includes the last ch and first "hdc in from row " after the sl st2! hdc "# times 1this includes D across the ch D2! finish off

right shoe (counting from the sl st in row 2) sl st in the >th stitch on the 'E@T side 1counting the chD as D stitches2

ch 9

row 98 hdc in >th ch 1creating a button hole2! hdc in ne7t E ch! sc9tog 1this includes the last ch and first "hdc in from row " after the sl st2! hdc "# times 1this includes D across the ch D2! finish off

+rim: in the first color again, or third contrasting color

sc across the edge of the toe and along the heel! wea5e the ends through the sole-

sc around the top of the shoe! using sc"tog in the corners! and > sc in the button hold ch! sl st and finish off

pull all the ends through to the bottom of the solesecond sole: in the second color again or the contract color

ch " row 8 9sc in "nd ch! sc C times! hdc 9 times! Ehdc in last ch! finish the rest of the round wor+ing along the bac+ of the chain! hdc 9 times! sc C times! "sc in the last=first ch! sl st to the first sc 19#2 row "8 ch ! sc in same sc! "sc! sc C times! hdc D times! "hdc 9 times! 9hdc! " hdc 9 times! hdc D times! sc C times! "sc! sc in &%ME stitch as the first sc! sl st to first sc 1D 2 row 98 ch"! "hdc in same sc! hdc! "hdc! hdc D times! "hdc E times! hdc D times! "hdc! hdc! "hdc! sl st to first hdc 1>"2 $,*4+ I*IS- ,

place against the first sole! matching up the " soles

sl st the two soles together all the way around!

this will create a thic+er stronger sole as well as add a contrast trim around the edge

&eriously< Could they be any cuter<<<< 0 considered not ha5ing the top strap button! but be permanent! but then it:s tric+ier to get them on! and 0 lo5e buttons;

0 wanted to ta+e these pictures in good light! so 0 too+ them when 0 only had one finished 1that:s why there is a bare foot in the bac+ground2- Remember my baby is a hobbit and has HA?E! @%T feet! so if these don:t fit your baby there are places to tighten up the pattern! smaller hoo+s! less chains! etc--

Print This4 Ba1! sandals: materials: 'ion Brand Baby &oft $arn in " colors 'ion Brand Martha &tewart E7tra &oft /ool Blend for trim small buttons ?C8 D-"> mm hoo+ 1To go down a si6e use a ?8Dmm! to go down a second si6e use a f89-E>mm hoo+2 a11re2iation: ch 1chain2 sl st 1slip stitch2 sc 1single crochet2 hdc 1half double crochet2 dc 1double crochet2

sc"tog 1single crochet " together2 sc9tog 1single crochet 9 together2 3irst sole 1color you want under their feet=top side: in the first color ch " row 8 9sc in "nd ch! sc C times! hdc 9 times! Ehdc in last ch! finish the rest of the round wor+ing along the bac+ of the chain! hdc 9 times! sc C times! "sc in the last=first ch! sl st to the first sc 19#2 row "8 ch ! sc in same sc! "sc! sc C times! hdc D times! "hdc 9 times! 9hdc! " hdc 9 times! hdc D times! sc C times! "sc! sc in &%ME stitch as the first sc! sl st to first sc 1D 2 row 98 ch"! "hdc in same sc! hdc! "hdc! hdc D times! "hdc E times! hdc D times! "hdc! hdc! "hdc! sl st to first hdc 1>"2 finish off *ow the +ey to getting these to loo+ li+e sandals 1with an edge of the sole stic+ing out2 wor+ in the P)&T& rather than the top of the stitches- &ee where the toothpic+ is< Pic+ up " stitches in the P)&T! this will lea5e that ED?E around the shoesshoe: in a second color count o5er > stitches and sl st in the P)&T row 8 ch9! "dc in the same post! dc! "dc! ch9! s+ip > posts! "dc in ne7t post! dc! ch9! s+ip D posts! "dc in ne7t post! dc! chC! s+ip " posts! dc in ne7t post! "dc! ch9! s+ip D posts! dc in ne7t post! "dc! ch9! s+ip > posts! "dc in ne7t post! dc! "dc row "8 ch"! turn! hdc in the ne7t > stitches=ch! sc9tog 1this includes the last " dc on the right side of the shoe %*D the first ch across the toes2! Dhdc in ch across the toes! sc9tog 1this

includes the last ch from across the toes and the first " dc on the left side of the shoe2! hdc in the ne7t > stitches and ch to the end! chD! sl st in first hdc! finish off le3t shoe (counting from the sl st in row 2) sl st in the R0?HT side ch 9 row 98 hdc in >th ch 1creating a button hole2! hdc in ne7t E ch! sc9tog 1this includes the last ch and first "hdc in from row " after the sl st2! hdc "# times 1this includes D across the ch D2! finish off right shoe (counting from the sl st in row 2) sl st in the >th stitch on the 'E@T side 1counting the chD as D stitches2 ch 9 row 98 hdc in >th ch 1creating a button hole2! hdc in ne7t E ch! sc9tog 1this includes the last ch and first "hdc in from row " after the sl st2! hdc "# times 1this includes D across the ch D2! finish off +rim: in the first color again, or third contrasting color sc across the edge of the toe and along the heel! wea5e the ends through the solesc around the top of the shoe! using sc"tog in the corners! and > sc in the button hold ch! sl st and finish off th stitch on the

pull all the ends through to the bottom of the solesecond sole: in the second color again or the contract color ch " row 8 9sc in "nd ch! sc C times! hdc 9 times! Ehdc in last ch! finish the rest of the round wor+ing along the bac+ of the chain! hdc 9 times! sc C times! "sc in the last=first ch! sl st to the first sc 19#2 row "8 ch ! sc in same sc! "sc! sc C times! hdc D times! "hdc 9 times! 9hdc! " hdc 9 times! hdc D times! sc C times! "sc! sc in &%ME stitch as the first sc! sl st to first sc 1D 2 row 98 ch"! "hdc in same sc! hdc! "hdc! hdc D times! "hdc E times! hdc D times! "hdc! hdc! "hdc! sl st to first hdc 1>"2 $,*4+ I*IS- , place against the first sole! matching up the " soles

sl st the two soles together all the way around! this will create a thic+er stronger sole as well as add a contrast trim around the edge

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Thread Crochet Rose Ring pattern


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0 lo5e thread crochet! so when 0 saw these cute thread crochet rings on Pinterest last year 0 H%D to ma+e them4 0:5e already made all three in e5ery color of thread 0 ha5e and si6es for me and for my girls4

This is ring

done with a smaller hoo+ to create a smaller flower

%nd ring " using the hoo+ the pattern calls for

0 actually used the techniBue from the first rings 1creating longer loops and connecting them in the bac+2 with this doily earring flower4

Then 0 found this %M%G0*? and totally gorgeous ruffled ring4 &ER0)A&'$ 0:m going to ma+e about 9 do6en of these4

&o 0 thought my crochet rose would be perfect as a thread crochet ring4 0 lo5e it4 +hread Crochet lo5er ring

A& E hoo+ 1 ->mm2 H up or down a si6e or two is fine! it will 3ust change the final si6e a bit crochet thread This flower can be rolled tight or as loose as you:d li+e it! so the si6e also depends on that-

Chain >9

Row : DC in >th Chain from hoo+ ICH ! s+ip

1DC8CH8DC2 in

ne7t ch 1J stitch made2- repeat from I across to end! turn-

Row ": CH 9 1counts as DC2 > DC in CH space! I&C in ne7t CH8 space! C DC in ne7t CH8 space 1shell stitch made2- Repeat from I! ending in C DC in last CH8 space- @asten off! but lea5e a good ')*? tail for anchoring the flower- Cinches or so-

@inishing &tarting at that end roll the flower up! this should ha5e a natural twist so it should be easy4

Threading the tail onto the needle and wea5e across the base creating 7:s all around- ma+e sure not to pull T)) tightly4

%dd it to a blan+ ring base4 and Joila4 Done4

Ha5e you made anything inspired by Pinterest recently< Come post it up on our Pinterest Challenge lin+ party4 Print This4 +hread Crochet lo5er ring

A& E hoo+ 1 ->mm2 H up or down a si6e or two is fine! it will 3ust change the final si6e a bit crochet thread This flower can be rolled tight or as loose as you:d li+e it! so the si6e also depends on thatChain >9 Row : DC in >th Chain from hoo+ ICH ! s+ip 1DC8CH8DC2 in ne7t ch 1J stitch made2- repeat from I across to end! turnRow ": CH 9 1counts as DC2 > DC in CH space! I&C in ne7t CH8 space! C DC in ne7t CH8 space 1shell stitch made2- Repeat from I! ending in C DC in last CH8 space- @asten off! but lea5e a good ')*? tail for anchoring the flower- Cinches or so@inishing &tarting at that end roll the flower up! this should ha5e a natural twist so it should be easy4 Threading the tail onto the needle and wea5e across the base creating 7:s all around- ma+e sure not to pull T)) tightly4 %dd it to a blan+ ring base and done-

Rainbow Che5ron Crochet &carf


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0 lo5e this scarf4 0 was inspired by this E#Ks inspired scarf! that 0 pinned bac+ in *o5ember- 0 whipped out two the night before my Disco %bba Party and they were a hit4 The crochet che5ron patter is super simple and easy to adapt4 My parents were gi5en a full si6e che5ron crochet blan+et for their wedding that 0 still remember fondly4 /hat ha5e you made lately that was pinterest inspired< Come lin+ up to our March Point of Jiew Party

materials: medium weight yarn F8 C-> mm hoo+ 1or any other hoo+ for a tighter or looser scarf42 a11re2iation: ch 1chain2 sl st8 1slip stitch2

dc 1double crochet2 dc"tog 1double crochet " together2

written pattern: ch " ": Row H dc in 9rd chain from hoo+ 1first " ch count as first dc here and throughout2 dc in ne7t D ch! dc"tog in ne7t ch Idc"tog in ne7t ch! dc in ne7t D ch! "dc in ne7t to ch! dc in ne7t D ch! dc"tog in ne7t chI repeat between II across to the last E ch! dc in ne7t D ch! dc"tog in ne7t " ch! finish off and cut yarn with a long tail-

Row "8E 8change color8 sl st in first stitch! ch "! dc in the same stitch as the sl st! dc in ne7t D stitches! dc"tog in ne7t stitch! Idc"tog in ne7t stitch! dc in ne7t D stitches! "dc in ne7t to stitches! dc in ne7t D stitches! dc"tog in ne7t stitchI repeat between II across to the last E stitches! dc in ne7t D stitches! dc"tog in ne7t " stitches! finish off and cut yarn with a long tail-

The pattern in pictures! with some other tips and tric+s thrown in: Ch " " 1this is the length of the scarf! you can do any length you li+e! 3ust in groups of D plus "! for the tutorial 0:m showing you " che5rons! so "L M " 0 started with a ch 9#2

@or Row 8 dc in 9rd ch from hoo+

@or Row "8E we:ll be changing color e5ery row8 sl st in first stitch! ch "! dc in same stitch that you 3ust sl st from 1*ow EJER$ row2: dc in ne7t D stitches! dc"tog in the ne7t stitch

This is where the repeat starts: Idc"tog in ne7t stitch! "dc in ne7t " stitches!

dc in ne7t D stitches! and dc"togI repeat between II across the ch or row until you get to last E stitches- End with dc"tog! dc in D stitches and "dc in the last stitch finish off e5ery color for e5ery row4

0 did the tutorial piece with an 08>-> hoo+! but the actual scarf with a F8C-> hoo+- $ou can see the difference- @eel free to use any hoo+ you want to get the loo+ you desire4 %lso you can use any yarn you ha5e! mine are all left o5ers from other pro3ects! with e5en slightly different brands and weights and feels and it loo+s 3ust fine-

$ou can choose to start on the same side e5ery time or go bac+ and forth as if you were wor+ing with the same yarn and turning at the ends of the rows- 0 did the turning! but wish 0 had started on the same side e5ery time! 0 thin+ it would ha5e made the rows more e5en- &ee how the green and orange rows loo+ thinner< 0t:s because these are the NwrongO side while the red! yellow and blue are the NrightO side4

Crochet magic ring start


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Most people probably start a rounded crochet pro3ect in a chain! li+e ch"! sc in the "nd ch- 0t:s great! but it tends to lea5e a big hole! or gap in the center- But if you li+e your center T0?HT you:ll need to use a Magic ring4 Then there will be no hole or gap in the center li+e this-

materials: %ny yarn %ny hoo+ a11re2iation: $) 1yarn o5er2 ch 1chain2 sl st 1slip stitch2 sc 1single crochet2

- /rap the yarn around your finger once or twice 10:5e always preferred twice! but it:s hard to pull tight later2- @ront to bac+ cloc+wise"- &tic+ the hoo+ into the circle and $) and pull it bac+ through

9- Ch once 1or more for a larger stitch2 D- &c around 1or any other stitch you are using2

>- *ow pull the short end! until you close the circle up tight4 C- &l st to the first sc and your first row is done4
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Crochet wrap around button infant boots8 girls and boys


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)+ay! after some confusion 0:m separating out the patterns- Here is the one for the 0*@%*T si6e4 0 reali6ed after ma+ing a second set of these that 0 ha5e two ? hoo+s and they are different si6es<<< &o for the larger Baby si6ed shoes 0 used a ?8Dmm for these infant shoes 0 used ?D-">4 &o if you:r loo+ing for an infant si6e boots4 1or #89 month2 boot your in the right place4 @or a larger 1closer to si6e D2 shoe go to the crochet wrap around button baby

The pictures are still the same as before! for the larger si6e! 0:ll try to substitute out smaller pictures when 0 ma+e another pair4 0nfant wrap around boots materials: caron simply soft yarn large buttons ?C8 D-"> mm hoo+ 1To go up a si6e use a larger hoo+! or a larger pattern! to go down a si6e use an ?8Dmm hoo+2 a11re2iation: ch 1chain2 sl st 1slip stitch2 sc 1single crochet2 hdc 1half double crochet2 dc 1double crochet2 sc"tog 1single crochet " together2

dc"tog 1double crochet " together2 dc9tog 1double crochet 9 together2

sole: ch row 8 sc in "nd ch! sc > times! hdc 9 times! Ehdc in last ch! finish the rest of the round wor+ing along the bac+ of the chain! hdc 9 times! sc > times! Dsc in the last=first ch! sl st to the first sc 1"L2 row "8 ch ! sc in same sc! sc E times! hdc! "hdc 9 times! 9hdc 1 in one stitch2! " hdc 9 times! hdc! sc L times! "sc 9times! sl st to first sc 19P2

shoe: row 98 ch ! wor+ing in bac+ loops! sc around! sl st to first sc 19P2 rows D8>8 ch ! sc around! sl st to first sc sc 19P2

row C8 ch ! sc in same sc! sc P times! sc"tog! dc"tog! dc! dc9tog! dc! dc"tog! sc"tog! sc around! sl st to first sc 1992 row E8 ch ! sc in same sc! sc E times! sc"tog! dc"tog! dc9tog! dc"tog! sc"tog! sc around! sl st to first sc 1"E2 row L8 ch ! sc in same sc! sc > times! sc"tog! dc! dc9tog! dc! sc"tog! sc around! sl st to first sc! cut yarn wea5e in ends- 1"92

Boot cu33: for the right boot sl st in the Eth stitch from the seam! for the left boot sl st in the th stitch from the seam

ch "

row 8 hdc in 9rd ch from hoo+8 ch" counts as hdc! hdc in ne7t P ch! hdc in first sc 1the same one you sl st in2! hdc P times 1there will be 9 spaces left2! s+ip " spaces! sc in last space- 19"2

row "8 ch" 1counts as hdc2! turn! hdc in first hdc and around "L times! ch s+ip one hdc! hdc in last " 19 8 with a ch space2 row 98 ch" 1counts as hdc2! turn! hdc! hdc in ch space! hdc around 19"2

row D scallops 1girls28 turn! >dc in second hdc! Is+ip hdc! sc in ne7t hdc! s+ip hdc! >dc in ne7t hdcI! repeat around 1L shells2! sc down the side 10 fit >2! continuing around sc across the bottom along the original chain 1 2! sl st! cut yarn and wea5e in ends

row D simple 1boys28 ch ! turn! sc across top 19"2! down the side 1>2 and across the bottom chain 1 ends 2! sl st! cut yarn and wea5e in

%nd both the boys and girl 5ersions 1again these are the larger si6e2

Don:t forget to add a button where e5er you li+e and your done4 0 placed mine at the bottom of the >th hdc o5er from the front8 0 might go lower ne7t time; or maybe two smaller buttons<

%nd one final picture! 0 thought you might want an inside shot so you can see how it wraps a bit; 0:m still so 5ery much in lo5e with these bootsPrint This4 0nfant wrap around boots materials: caron simply soft yarn large buttons ?C8 D-"> mm hoo+ 1To go up a si6e use a larger hoo+! or a larger pattern! to go down a si6e use an ?8Dmm hoo+2 abbre5iation: ch 1chain2

sl st 1slip stitch2 sc 1single crochet2 hdc 1half double crochet2 dc 1double crochet2 sc"tog 1single crochet " together2 dc"tog 1double crochet " together2 dc9tog 1double crochet 9 together2 sole: ch row 8 sc in "nd ch! sc > times! hdc 9 times! Ehdc in last ch! finish the rest of the round wor+ing along the bac+ of the chain! hdc 9 times! sc > times! Dsc in the last=first ch! sl st to the first sc 1"L2 row "8 ch ! sc in same sc! sc E times! hdc! "hdc 9 times! 9hdc 1in one stitch2! " hdc 9 times! hdc! sc L times! "sc 9times! sl st to first sc 19P2 shoe: row 98 ch ! wor+ing in bac+ loops! sc around! sl st to first sc 19P2 rows D8>8 ch ! sc around! sl st to first sc sc 19P2 row C8 ch ! sc in same sc! sc P times! sc"tog! dc"tog! dc! dc9tog! dc! dc"tog! sc"tog! sc around! sl st to first sc 1992 row E8 ch ! sc in same sc! sc E times! sc"tog! dc"tog! dc9tog! dc"tog! sc"tog! sc around! sl st to first sc 1"E2 row L8 ch ! sc in same sc! sc > times! sc"tog! dc! dc9tog! dc! sc"tog! sc around! sl st to first sc! cut yarn wea5e in ends- 1"92 Boot cuff: for the right boot sl st in the Eth stitch from the seam! for the left boot sl st in the ch " row 8 hdc in 9rd ch from hoo+8 ch" counts as hdc! hdc in ne7t P th stitch from the seam

ch! hdc in first sc 1the same one you sl st in2! hdc P times 1there will be 9 spaces left2! s+ip " spaces! sc in last space- 19"2 row "8 ch" 1counts as hdc2! turn! hdc in first hdc and around "L times! ch s+ip one hdc! hdc in last " 19 8 with a ch space2 row 98 ch" 1counts as hdc2! turn! hdc! hdc in ch space! hdc around 19"2 row D scallops 1girls28 turn! >dc in second hdc! Is+ip hdc! sc in ne7t hdc! s+ip hdc! >dc in ne7t hdcI! repeat around 1L shells2! sc down the side 10 fit >2! continuing around sc across the bottom along the original chain 1 2! sl st! cut yarn and wea5e in ends 2! sl st! cut yarn and wea5e in row D simple 1boys28 ch ! turn! sc across top 19"2! down the side 1>2 and across the bottom chain 1 ends

Fnit Reindeer Beanie


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0 ha5e been on Buite the yarn +ic+ lately- 0 ha5e been lo5ing both crocheting and +nitting again! and especially hats- %fter our pump+in beanie and then the Tur+ey leg Than+sgi5ing hat 0 had to come up with something for winter4 0 actually finished this 3ust a few days %@TER Christmas! bummer! but 0 did ma+e the hat bigger so M%$BE he:ll fit it ne7t year 1or my sisters new baby will<4<42- 0:m thin+ing about adding big round eyes and a big red nose if it fits anyone ne7t Christmas-

But for now it:s a cute winter hat! esp since he spends most of his time in the Moby wrap and his head is the only thing people e5er really see4 %nd could be be any cuter< 0 can:t BE'0EJE he:s 9 months old already! the time goes /%$ to fast for my li+ing-

Baby Beanie Materials: Baby soft yarn8 brown for this hat 10 li+e Caron &imply soft2 si6e C double pointed needles 10 use a long needle for the cast on2 %bbre5iations: +8 Fnit p8 Purl +"tog8 Fnit two together 1decrease2 ss+8 slip one +nitwise! slip another +nitwise! insert left needle into front of both slipped stitches and +nit 1decrease2 ?auge: # stitches per " inches Cast on: E" 1C months8 LD! " months8 PC! toddler8 #L2 0 prefer to use the long tail cast on for hats! it lea5es a clean and fle7ible edge-

di5ide stitches e5enly onto double pointed needles and 3oin @irst L rows a simple rib pattern: +"! p" around +nit around until the hat is as tall as you want it- 0 stopped mine at D 9=D inches and it:s a tad bit too long! 0 wish 0:d stopped at D =D or D ="- But some basic si6e estimates is newborn8 D->R! C months8 >->R! " months8 CR and toddler8 C-> inches now to start decreasing for the crowns! the +"tog then ss+ creates nice e5en lines up to the crown instead of ha5ing your decreases cur5e around your beanie- 0t:s a bit tric+ier! but totally worth it in the end in my opinionCrown: row 8 +D! +"tog! ss+! +D around 1so there will be +L in between the decreases2 row "8 + around row 98 +9! +"tog! ss+! +9 around 1now +C between the decreases2

row D8 + around row >8 +"! +"tog! ss+! +" around row C8 + around row E8 + ! +"tog! ss+! + around row L8 + around row P8 +"tog! ss+ cut the yarn with se5eral inches left- /ith a needle pull the yarn through all the remaining loops! secure and wea5e in end%nd the beanie is done4 % great base for any baby hat4

@or the antlers you ha5e two choices! using double pointed needles you can ma+e them separately and attach them later or! li+e me! +nit them directly onto the hat4 Pic+ where you want your antlers 1mine centered on each side! D rows down from the center8 in hindsight 0 /0&H 0:d done my antlers more forward from the center2 and slide D needles through 9 stitches on each side

creating a sBuare- /e want to start with " stitches- &tuff it as you goMaterials: baby soft yarn8 tan 1caron simply soft2 si6e D double pointed needles filling %bbre5iations: +8 Fnit p8 Purl +"tog8 Fnit two together 1decrease2 ss+8 slip one +nitwise! slip another +nitwise! insert left needle into front of both slipped stitches and +nit 1decrease2 +fb8 +nit front and bac+ 1increase2

Rows 8P8 + around 1 " stitches2 starting on the right side! then the bottom! then the left side! and finally the top

row #8 +P! +fb! + ! +fb 1 D2 row 8 + around row "8 +9! +fb! + ! +fb! +9! +fb! +9! +fb 1 L2 row 98 + around row D8 + ! +fb! +>! +fb 1"#2 row >8 + "! cast on " s+ip E! + 1 >8 with E left on a separate needle for later2 1don:t forget to stuff as you go2 row C8 +9! +fb! +9! +fb! +E 1 E2 row E8 + around row L8 ss+! +P! +"tog! +D 1 >2 row P8 +nit around row "#8 ss+! +E! +"tog! +D 1 92 rows " 8"98 + around row "D8 +"! ss+! + ! +"tog! +C 1 row ">8 + around row "C8 +"tog! +9! ss+! +D 1P2 cut the yarn with se5eral inches left- /ith a needle pull the yarn through all the remaining loops! secure and wea5e in end 1remember the stuffing2going bac+ to the s+ipped E! add the cast on " stitches for a total of P and spread out e5enly o5er 9 double pointed needlesrows 8D8 + around 1P2 row >8 +"! ss+! + ! +"tog! +" 1E2 cut the yarn with se5eral inches left- /ith a needle pull the yarn through all the remaining loops! secure and wea5e in end 1don:t forget to stuff20 had some wide holes where 0 +nit the first row! so when 0 was done 0 too+ some e7tra yarn and sewed it a bit! tightening up the gaps! you can:t e5en see the gaps anymore4 2

0 did the same thing here that 0 did for the antlers! +nit right onto the hat- 0 slipped one of the double pointed needles right into the hat- 0 started my ears D rows below the antlers Ear Materials: baby soft yarn8 brown 1caron simply soft2 si6e D needles 10 3ust used the double pointed ones 0 was already using2 %bbre5iations: +8 Fnit p8 Purl p"tog8 purl two together 1decrease2 +"tog8 Fnit two together 1decrease2 ss+8 slip one +nitwise! slip another +nitwise! insert left needle into

front of both slipped stitches and +nit 1decrease2 pfb8 purl front and bac+ 1increase2

slip needle into C stitches of a column on the beanie where5er you want the ears row 8 +C row "8 p"! +"! p" row 98 +"! pfb! pfb! +" row D8 p"! +D! p" row >8 +"! pfb! p"! pfb! +" row C8 p"! +C! p" row E8 +"! pC! +" row L8 p"! +C! p" row P8 +"! p"tog! p"! p"tog! +" row #8 p"! +D! p" row 8 +"! p"tog! p"tog! +"

row "8 p"! +"! p" row 98 + ! ss+! +"tog! + row D8 pD row >! ss+! +"tog! binding off as you go /ea5e in ends

%nd it:s done444 0 lo5e it4 0:m sure there are better ways to create this! and 0:m still a newbie! but 0:m so tic+led it turned out so well4

%nd here you can see what 0 was tal+ing about earlier on the crown of the beanie- The +"tog! ss+ creates these beautiful and straight ribbed lines instead of a cur5ed line from using 3ust +"tog each round- 0t:s personal preference! but this totally fits my style4

%nd one last picture! 0 can:t help it- 0 3ust lo5e this sweet little boy so so &) much4 He:s getting to be so big and so fun- He laughs now! and his smile melts e5ery part of my being- He:s found his thumb! and finds it often! but 0 can:t seem to get a picture of it yet4 He:s still an ama6ing baby! so happy all the time! rarely upset! 5ery easy going and he ma+es all our li5es better4 0:m so glad he:s a part of our family4 Print This4 Ba1! Beanie Materials: Baby soft yarn8 brown for this hat 10 li+e Caron &imply soft2 si6e C double pointed needles 10 use a long needle for the cast on2 %bbre5iations: +8 Fnit

p8 Purl +"tog8 Fnit two together 1decrease2 ss+8 slip one +nitwise! slip another +nitwise! insert left needle into front of both slipped stitches and +nit 1decrease2 ?auge: # stitches per " inches Cast on: E" 1C months8 LD! " months8 PC! toddler8 #L2 0 prefer to use the long tail cast on for hats! it lea5es a clean and fle7ible edgedi5ide stitches e5enly onto double pointed needles and 3oin @irst L rows a simple rib pattern: +"! p" around +nit around until the hat is as tall as you want it- 0 stopped mine at D 9=D inches and it:s a tad bit too long! 0 wish 0:d stopped at D =D or D ="- But some basic si6e estimates is newborn8 D->R! C months8 >->R! " months8 CR and toddler8 C-> inches now to start decreasing for the crowns! the +"tog then ss+ creates nice e5en lines up to the crown instead of ha5ing your decreases cur5e around your beanie- 0t:s a bit tric+ier! but totally worth it in the end in my opinionCrown: row 8 +D! +"tog! ss+! +D around 1so there will be +L in between the decreases2 row "8 + around row 98 +9! +"tog! ss+! +9 around 1now +C between the decreases2 row D8 + around row >8 +"! +"tog! ss+! +" around row C8 + around row E8 + ! +"tog! ss+! + around row L8 + around

row P8 +"tog! ss+ cut the yarn with se5eral inches left- /ith a needle pull the yarn through all the remaining loops! secure and wea5e in endAntlers Materials: baby soft yarn8 tan 1caron simply soft2 si6e D double pointed needles filling %bbre5iations: +8 Fnit p8 Purl +"tog8 Fnit two together 1decrease2 ss+8 slip one +nitwise! slip another +nitwise! insert left needle into front of both slipped stitches and +nit 1decrease2 +fb8 +nit front and bac+ 1increase2 @or the antlers you ha5e two choices! using double pointed needles you can ma+e them separately and attach them later or! li+e me! +nit them directly onto the hat4 Pic+ where you want your antlers 1mine centered on each side! D rows down from the center8 in hindsight 0 /0&H 0:d done my antlers more forward from the center2 and slide D needles through 9 stitches on each side creating a sBuare- /e want to start with " stitches- &tuff it as you goRows 8P8 + around 1 " stitches2 starting on the right side! then the bottom! then the left side! and finally the top row #8 +P! +fb! + ! +fb 1 D2 row 8 + around row "8 +9! +fb! + ! +fb! +9! +fb! +9! +fb 1 L2 row 98 + around

row D8 +

! +fb! +>! +fb 1"#2

row >8 + "! cast on " s+ip E! + 1 >8 with E left on a separate needle for later2 1don:t forget to stuff as you go2 row C8 +9! +fb! +9! +fb! +E 1 E2 row E8 + around row L8 ss+! +P! +"tog! +D 1 >2 row P8 +nit around row "#8 ss+! +E! +"tog! +D 1 92 rows " 8"98 + around row "D8 +"! ss+! + ! +"tog! +C 1 row ">8 + around row "C8 +"tog! +9! ss+! +D 1P2 cut the yarn with se5eral inches left- /ith a needle pull the yarn through all the remaining loops! secure and wea5e in end 1remember the stuffing2going bac+ to the s+ipped E! add the cast on " stitches for a total of P and spread out e5enly o5er 9 double pointed needlesrows 8D8 + around 1P2 row >8 +"! ss+! + ! +"tog! +" 1E2 cut the yarn with se5eral inches left- /ith a needle pull the yarn through all the remaining loops! secure and wea5e in end 1don:t forget to stuff20 had some wide holes where 0 +nit the first row! so when 0 was done 0 too+ some e7tra yarn and sewed it a bit! tightening up the gaps! you can:t e5en see the gaps anymore4 &ar Materials: baby soft yarn8 brown 1caron simply soft2 2

si6e D needles 10 3ust used the double pointed ones 0 was already using2 %bbre5iations: +8 Fnit p8 Purl p"tog8 purl two together 1decrease2 +"tog8 Fnit two together 1decrease2 ss+8 slip one +nitwise! slip another +nitwise! insert left needle into front of both slipped stitches and +nit 1decrease2 pfb8 purl front and bac+ 1increase2 slip needle into C stitches of a column on the beanie where5er you want the ears 0 did the same thing here that 0 did for the antlers! +nit right onto the hat- 0 slipped one of the double pointed needles right into the hat- 0 started my ears D rows below the antlers row 8 +C row "8 p"! +"! p" row 98 +"! pfb! pfb! +" row D8 p"! +D! p" row >8 +"! pfb! p"! pfb! +" row C8 p"! +C! p" row E8 +"! pC! +" row L8 p"! +C! p" row P8 +"! p"tog! p"! p"tog! +" row #8 p"! +D! p" row 8 +"! p"tog! p"tog! +" row "8 p"! +"! p" row 98 + ! ss+! +"tog! + row D8 pD

row >! ss+! +"tog! binding off as you go /ea5e in ends

'it up can5as wall decor8 Elmers loo+ for less


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% few months ago 0 got to wor+ with the wonderful people at Elmer:s and throw a craft party4 /e had a B'%&T4 Then last month they in5ited me to participate in a Nloo+ for lessO challenge- 0 was so e7cited! 0 had a hard time narrowing down the Nloo+O 0 wanted to create my own 5ersion of- But 0 finally found something 1on Pinterest of course2-

0 fell in ')JE with these pieces by Jalerie Boy 1as seen on %partment Therapy2- My 5ersion; and Jalerie8Boy:s- Her:s is made of powdered metal cut and bent! mine is Can5as! paint and lights4 Her:s cost an arm and a leg 1and a first born2 and mine was a grand total of S">4

0 had a weird wall space 0 wanted to co5er so 0 went with a long and narrow can5as that 0 pic+ed using a >#. off coupon4 This is "DR 7 DLR that 0 got for S"> 1the only thing 0 had to pay for424 The perfect si6e for my pro3ect*e7t 0 used the T8%CT) Designer &eries ?ripster Fnife and cut flowers out of blac+ cardstoc+ that 0 had on hand 1so 0 could see it through the paint2! then using CraftBond Repositionable ?lue &tic+ 0 stuc+! 1and remo5ed and re8stuc+ until 0 li+e the

placement2 the flowers onto the can5as4 %/E&)ME! 0 am already in lo5e4

*e7t 0 used some thic+ %crylic paint all o5er the front! in " coats0 used big stro+es going for a thic+ chun+y loo+- But you could paint it on pretty smooth if you wanted- 0 +ind of wish 0:d gone for 9 coats! but 0 wanted to peel off the flowers while it was still wet! and before they were stuc+ on for good*e7t! ob5iously! 0 peeled up the blac+ paper- There was something 5ery satisfying about peeling it all up4

0 let it dry o5ernight4 0 was planning on using a fancy e7pensi5e light to light up the bac+! but then 0 laid eyes on my icicle lights 1in a pile of throw away8 no more icicle lights for me8 what were we e5er thin+ing< &o messy loo+ing2- %nyway 0 used some nails to attach the lights 10 nailed them half way in then bent them o5er the lights2 in a criss8cross pattern to co5er the whole bac+-

%nd they wor+4 *ot UA0TE the loo+ 0 was going for! but the bac+ is lit! and it:s MACH cheaper than buying some fancy! hea5y lights trying to get them to wor+- 1notice this is with a flash2

&o my weird wall space! between two doors 0 ha5e this narrow space with this HA?E! ugly electrical panel- 0 ha5en:t found anything to co5er it with so this was the perfect chance4 0 lo5e it there- 0t:s off centered for " reasons! 2 to co5er the panel and "2 to lea5e the light switch unco5ered- 0 don:t want it to fall off the wall as the +ids try to turn on lights4 1no flash but the middle of the day2

%nd all light up in the dar+4 0 lo5e it4 )f course it:s hard to really capture lit up pieces with cameras4 &) come on by and chec+ it out4 1no flash at night2 0 finished my pro3ect a few wee+s ago BAT with all my computer issues 0 ha5en:t been able to post it! so 0:m the '%&T blogger whose participating to get my pro3ect up4 ?ah; my computer issues are a pain! but when they mess up something 0:m doing for someone else it frustrates me to no end4 'uc+y for me Elmer:s not only has wonderful products! but they also ha5e ama6ing people wor+ing there! they ha5e been so patient with me I was given free product to review and use for this project, but all opinions are my own

thread crochet con5erse infant tennis shoes


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These crochet shoes wal+ the line between N)h my holy cutenessO and Nwhy in the world would anyone ma+e thoseO- 0:m leaning towards the cute side myself; But if you don:t agree! 0 get it- Crochet NclothingO is always a bit iffy- But personally 0 totally adore them and am e5en thin+ing of getting a new thread color to ma+e him another pair44

&o 0 first saw this on Pinterest 1of course2 and used this pattern from 3osicroche- The pattern is in Portuguese! but an ama6ing reader translated it into English so 3ust scroll all the way down&he has step by step pictures as well so it:s a great place to start-

My problem<<< 0 gi5e birth to Hobbits- Truly! their feet don:t e5en fit onto their birth certificate444 &o when 0 followed the pattern for the sole it only made it M%$BE "=9rd up his foot- &o 0 started o5er1and of course 0 didn:t ta+e any pictures of me ma+ing it because 2 0 was ma+ing it up as 0 went! and "2 0:m holding a sweet baby "D=E8 0:m typing this one handed so forgi5e any mista+es please2-

The second problem< The angle of the sides- His feet are not only ')*? but s+inny and narrow- &) e5en tied super tight it was still too loose 1again8 no picture2- &) 0 also had to ma+e up the sides 1also ma+e the tounge longer! the lace holes different! etc;2 for for me the pattern was a ?A0DE! but that was it-

0f you li+e yarn more than thread crochet 0 saw this con5erse high top pattern on Ra5elry4 0 RE%''$ need to update my ra5elry page8 it:s li+e o5er D years behind right now4 &ince 0 didn:t try this one 0 can:t tell you if it would fit my little boy or not! but loo+ing at the pictures 0:d ha5e to ma+e a lot of the same changes there as well-

step by step instructions for my 5ariation thread crochet super long con5erse shoes for pictures please see original design by QosiCroche Material: Cotton thread in white and your choice of color Hoo+ -E>mm Hoo+ -"> mm 1for the laces2 &titches used: chain 1ch2 slip stitch 1ss2 single crochet 1sc2 single crochet decrease 1sc"tog2 half double crochet 1hdc2 double crochet 1dc2

double crochet decrease 1dc"tog2 triple crochet 1tc2 the sole8 using white thread Chain " Row : sc in "nd chain! and in each of the ne7t > chains! hdc in the ne7t E chain and the ne7t C chain! dc in the ne7t C chain- 0n the last ch dc in sc in the ne7t C

ma+e Pdc- ?o bac+ on the other side of the ch! ma+ing hdc in the ne7t E chain and

chain- 0n the last ch 1where you made the first sc2 ma+e 9 sc@asten with sl st- Do not turn- 1> stitches2 Row ": wor+ in circular rows- Ch9 1counts as dc here and throughout2! dc in same sc as chaindc in the ne7t P stitches! " dc in the ne7t P dc! Row 9: ch9! dc in the ne7t P stitches! " dc in dc in

the ne7t 9V sl st on ch9 1CD stitches2 dc in the same dc as chain! " dc in ne7t dc! the ne7t "# stitches! I" dc in the ne7t dc ! dc in the ne7t dc! repeat from I twicedc in the ne7t dc!

repeat from I twice! " dc in the ne7t D dc! I dc in the ne7t dc! " dc in the ne7t "# dc! " dc in the ne7t C dc-V sl st on ch9 1L" stitches2 Row D: &till using white thread! start ma+ing the sides! still circular rows- Ch9 and stitches2 Row >: repeat Dth row- @asten off 1L" stitches2 Row C: Asing red thread ma+e sc on each dc- @asten off with sl st- 1L" stitches2 Row E: Asing white thread! ma+e sc on each sc- @asten off with sl st- 1L" stitches2 between the 9rd row 1sole2 and the Dth row 1side2 ma+e a row of dc on each stitch- @asten with sl st- 1L"

sc on each stitch! to ma+e the sole well defined- @asten off 1L" stitches2 toe top and tongue toe top Row : @ront- Asing white thread! ch D 1counts as first dc2! then C dc in the Dth ch from the hoo+- 1E stitches2 Row ": Ch 9 and turn! dc in same dc as the chain! " dc in each dc 1 D stitches2Row 9: Ch 9 and turn! I" dc in the ne7t dc ! dc in the ne7t dc! repeat from I oncedc in the ne7t dc! repeat from I once! " dc in the ne7t D dc! I dc in the ne7t dc! " dc in the last dc! chain and sc across the bottom of the half circle! 9 sc! ss fasten off 1"" stitches M 9 stitches across the bottom2 tounge Row : %ttach your colored thread with a ss to one side of 9 stitches across the bottom- Ch 9 1first dc2 and dc in each sc across 1 9 stitches2 Row ": Ch 9 and turn 1first dc2 and dc in each sc across 1 9 stitches2 Row 98 stitches2 Row 9: repeat row "! fasten off attaching the top=tounge @ind the center stitch of the front of the bottom of the shoe! count o5er stitches and mar+- Asing a needle and white thread starting on one side of the top=tounge and sew it onto the bottom starting at the stitch you mar+ed- &ew around in e5ery stitch 1""2 and tie off4 : repeat row " 1 9 stitches2 and turn- sc in first dc and e5ery dc across 1 9 Row ": ch

&ides row : starting in the same stitch as where the top of the shoe is attached sl to attach! ch 9 1counts as first dc2 dc"tog! dc in e5ery sc around the shoe until you get to the last 9 sc 1the last one is the same stitch as the other side of the top of the shoe2! " dc"tog and dc in last stitch- 1C# stitches2 row ": chain D 1counts as tc here and throughout2 and turn! s+ip ne7t dc and sc in e5ery dc around until you get to the last " dcs+ip "nd from last dc and tc in last dc 1>L stitches2 row 9: turn! sc"tog 1the tc and dc stitches2! then sc in e5ery stitch around until the last two and end with a sc"tog 1in the last sc and top of chain D2 1>C stitches2 row D8P: repeat rows " and 9 H three times 1row P H DD stitches2 row #: Chain D and turn! dc in the ne7t sc and e5ery sc around until the last sc- End with a tc in last sc- 1DD stitches2 row : repeat row 9 1D" stitches2 row " repeat row # 1D" stitches2 row 9: repeat row 9! ss and tie off 1D# stitches2 'aces switch to hoo+ -">mm Ch P 1an appro7imation is o+ay2 sc in second ch and sc in e5ery ch to the end @asten off 1 P# stitches2Con5erse logo row : ch D 1counts as ch hoo+- sl row ": ch ! sc in each sc around! close with ss and fasten off using your colored thread create a star howe5er you thin+ loo+s and first dc2! P dc in Dth chain from

best&ew the circle onto the outside of each shoe4 Print This4 step by step instructions for my 5ariation thread crochet super long con5erse shoes for pictures please see original design by QosiCroche Material: Cotton thread in white and your choice of color Hoo+ -E>mm Hoo+ -"> mm 1for the laces2 &titches used: chain 1ch2 slip stitch 1ss2 single crochet 1sc2 single crochet decrease 1sc"tog2 half double crochet 1hdc2 double crochet 1dc2 double crochet decrease 1dc"tog2 triple crochet 1tc2 the sole8 using white thread Chain " Row : sc in "nd chain! and in each of the ne7t > chains! hdc in the ne7t E chain and the ne7t C chain! dc in the ne7t C chain- 0n the last ch dc in sc in the ne7t C

ma+e Pdc- ?o bac+ on the other side of the ch! ma+ing hdc in the ne7t E chain and

chain- 0n the last ch 1where you made the first sc2 ma+e 9 sc@asten with sl st- Do not turn- 1> stitches2 Row ": wor+ in circular rows- Ch9 1counts as dc here and

throughout2!

dc in same sc as chain-

dc in the ne7t P

stitches! " dc in the ne7t P dc! Row 9: ch9!

dc in the ne7t P stitches! " dc in dc in

the ne7t 9V sl st on ch9 1CD stitches2 dc in the same dc as chain! " dc in ne7t dc! the ne7t "# stitches! I" dc in the ne7t dc ! dc in the ne7t dc! repeat from I twicedc in the ne7t dc!

repeat from I twice! " dc in the ne7t D dc! I dc in the ne7t dc! " dc in the ne7t "# dc! " dc in the ne7t C dc-V sl st on ch9 1L" stitches2 Row D: &till using white thread! start ma+ing the sides! still circular rows- Ch9 and stitches2 Row >: repeat Dth row- @asten off 1L" stitches2 Row C: Asing red thread ma+e sc on each dc- @asten off with sl st- 1L" stitches2 Row E: Asing white thread! ma+e sc on each sc- @asten off with sl st- 1L" stitches2 between the 9rd row 1sole2 and the Dth row 1side2 ma+e a row of sc on each stitch! to ma+e the sole well defined- @asten off 1L" stitches2 toe top and tongue toe top Row : @ront- Asing white thread! ch D 1counts as first dc2! then C dc in the Dth ch from the hoo+- 1E stitches2 Row ": Ch 9 and turn! dc in same dc as the chain! " dc in each dc 1 D stitches2Row 9: Ch 9 and turn! I" dc in the ne7t dc ! dc in the ne7t dc! repeat from I oncedc in the ne7t dc! repeat from I once! " dc in the ne7t D dc! I dc in the ne7t dc! " dc in the last dc! chain dc on each stitch- @asten with sl st- 1L"

and sc across the bottom of the half circle! 9 sc! ss fasten off 1"" stitches M 9 stitches across the bottom2 tounge Row : %ttach your colored thread with a ss to one side of 9 stitches across the bottom- Ch 9 1first dc2 and dc in each sc across 1 9 stitches2 Row ": Ch 9 and turn 1first dc2 and dc in each sc across 1 9 stitches2 Row 98 stitches2 Row 9: repeat row "! fasten off attaching the top=tounge @ind the center stitch of the front of the bottom of the shoe! count o5er stitches and mar+- Asing a needle and white thread starting on one side of the top=tounge and sew it onto the bottom starting at the stitch you mar+ed- &ew around in e5ery stitch 1""2 and tie off4 &ides row : starting in the same stitch as where the top of the shoe is attached sl to attach! ch 9 1counts as first dc2 dc"tog! dc in e5ery sc around the shoe until you get to the last 9 sc 1the last one is the same stitch as the other side of the top of the shoe2! " dc"tog and dc in last stitch- 1C# stitches2 row ": chain D 1counts as tc here and throughout2 and turn! s+ip ne7t dc and sc in e5ery dc around until you get to the last " dcs+ip "nd from last dc and tc in last dc 1>L stitches2 row 9: turn! sc"tog 1the tc and dc stitches2! then sc in e5ery stitch around until the last two and end with a sc"tog 1in the last sc and : repeat row " 1 9 stitches2 and turn- sc in first dc and e5ery dc across 1 9 Row ": ch

top of chain D2 1>C stitches2 row D8P: repeat rows " and 9 H three times 1row P H DD stitches2 row #: Chain D and turn! dc in the ne7t sc and e5ery sc around until the last sc- End with a tc in last sc- 1DD stitches2 row : repeat row 9 1D" stitches2 row " repeat row # 1D" stitches2 row 9: repeat row 9! ss and tie off 1D# stitches2 'aces switch to hoo+ -">mm Ch P 1an appro7imation is o+ay2 sc in second ch and sc in e5ery ch to the end @asten off 1 P# stitches2Con5erse logo row : ch D 1counts as ch hoo+- sl row ": ch ! sc in each sc around! close with ss and fasten off using your colored thread create a star howe5er you thin+ loo+s best&ew the circle onto the outside of each shoe4 and first dc2! P dc in Dth chain from

seatbelt purse tutorial


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%ccessories- 0 lo5e them- 0 ma+e them! 0 sell them! 0 wear them- 0n all their shapes! colors and si6es- 0 ha5e been on a ma3or hair accessory +ic+! but secretly 0:5e been in lo5e with purses4 Especially uniBue purses- 'ast year 0 started ma+ing Continuous Gipper purses for myself and all my family!and now< &eatbelt purses4 %nd today 0:m going to share with you H)/ to ma+e one-

&upplies C $ards &eatbelt! "R wide 1or more yardage for a larger purse2 DR grosgrain ribbon matching color "R 6ipper Hea5y duty! or upholstery thread Hea5y duty sewing machine needle 10 used a leather one! it wor+ed great2 =D yard fabric for lining "R thic+ foam Matches! to burn and seal the cut edges of the seatbelt

To start with 0 cut the foam to the si6e we need it to be- &ince this purse is going "R7 #R7ER 0 cut the "R foam # inches wide4

*ow cut 9 1or more for a taller purse2 stripes wide enough to go around your foam with an e7tra =" inch o5erlap- 0f your seatbelt is " inches wide it will be "D =" inches long 1the width of "

straps2- 0@ your seatbelts 1li+e mine2 are a bit 'E&& than " inches ma+e sure you ta+e that into account- My strips ended up needing to be "9 =" inches each- This is important so ma+e &ARE you measure the width of your straps- @inally cut one more piece an e7tra =" inch longer for the top-

&ew each of the D pieces you:5e 3ust cut into circles with the half inch o5erlapping-

*ow slide the three smaller circles onto your foam-

/e:re going to start wea5ing the rest of the purse now- &tarting with the sides- 0t is JER$ important that the bottom of the side

wea5ing go )JER the bottom strap circle- 0 used pins to hold the ends in place and +eep the straps tight-

*ow you can attach your carrying strap howe5er you:d li+e! 0 decided not to use e7tra hardware but to sew it directly to the sides- To hide the seam lines and sewing lines 0 decide to tuc+ them into the second strap down- 0 slid off the middle circle and mar+ed where 0 wanted to sew the straps on-

0 sewed them on and then slid the middle circle bac+ on4

*ow start wea5ing the sides! pinning at the top of each side 10 lea5e about =" inch e7cess at each end2- 0 started on the outside wor+ing my way in- Ma+e sure you co5er the seams of your circles with your wea5ing

0f you measure your circles right it will be a nice snug fit /hen your done wea5ing you:ll want to unpin and tighten each of the straps- %nd ma+e sure all the hori6ontal loops are pressed firmly down-

Ma+e sure it:s all smoothed and then pin all the 5ertical straps to the top hori6ontal circle strap-

)nce you ha5e them all pinned you can slide the foam out of the purse and it should stand on it:s own4

Cut the lining to fit the inside of your purse- /ith right sides together sew the seams- Then fold the corners! sew! cut and open the lining! fit it into the purse4

*ow we:re going to put the body of the purse aside and wor+ on the top part of the bag- &tarting with the 6ipper4

Remember the larger circle from earlier< This is going to be our top edge! to co5er the seam we:re going to co5er it with the grosgrain ribbon- &ewing it into place-

*ow using a 6ipper foot add your 6ipper to one side of your circle-

*e7t comes the M)&T difficult part- &eatbelts are thic+ and hard to fold! but that:s e7actly what we:re going to do4 Put the 6ipper side of the circle inside our bag! fold the circle o5er the outside and sew around the top of the bag4 0t would be nice to ha5e an industrial sewing machine for this! but my sewing machine did almost the whole circle by itself- 0 did ha5e to hand sew the thic+est part! where the grosgrain ribbon was co5er the o5erlap0t was too thic+ to fit under my sewing machine foot444

%nd @inished444

Pom Pom hair clips


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% few wee+s ago 0 was luc+y enough to get to attend a coo+ie e7change at Qen:s house 1of Tatertots and Qello fame2- There 0 met the adorable %my of %meroonie Designs- &he had this %/E&)ME felt flower on her purse- %nd she has a great tutorial for it4444

0:m not really a purse gal 1but 0 want to be! 0:m 3ust not yet2 but 0 %M a hair band! hair clip gal; This is so easy and so fun to ma+e 0 made three different si6es- The first two are made from the same sheet of felt-

@irst 0 cut the felt page 1mine is P inches wide2 into 9 inch strips- 0 first tried ma+ing a flower with all three strips! but it was a B0T to big for hair! and too small for a bag- &o 0 switched to using one strip for the small headband si6e pom pom flower! and the other two strips for the medium si6e flower- %'TH)A?H 0 did cut the last 9 inches off the second strip of the medium flower first and use that little sBuare for bac+ing both the small and medium flower-

)nce you cut the stips! fold them in half and cut strips e5ery =" inch from the folded side! but don:t cut all the way through- 0 put my plastic cutting thing o5er the bottom =D inch and then used my rotary cutter! but if you ha5e nice sharp scissors that will be 3ust as fast- 0t:s all about preference- Ma+e it easy on $)A-

&ee<<< This is what it should loo+ li+e when your done-

To ma+e it easier 0 tried using a hot glue to glue it closed! or you could 3ust s+ip to rolling it- 0 tried it both ways and decided which

way 0 li+ed it better- Different effects! so you might one better than another-

Then starting on one end start rolling; 0 tried rolling tight and loose- 0 prefer it a little loose! but try it and see what you thin+- 0 first tried layering all the strips together and then rolling! but 0 found that 0 li+ed it better rolling one strip at a time-

this is what the bac+ loo+s li+e 1medium2

)ut of the e7tra sBuare 1remember to cut 9 inches off the last strip before you cut the strips and roll the flowers to use for bac+ing2 cut a circle the si6e of your bac+- Cut a slit and slid you clip of choice through it- 0 li+e these snap clips! they wor+ well in my hair; add your glue;

and add it to the bac+4

there you go! medium flower4 1the one abo5e is the three strips rolled tightly- The one below is the two strips rolled loosely-2 0 prefer it! not so T0?HT or bunchy-

@or the 'arger flower 0 used two sheets! this time in two different colors- /hite and red-

0 started by cutting the sheets in half! D-> inches wide each-

Then 0 did the strips e5ery =" inch! li+e before! but of course this time they are longer- *ow 0 glue the two colors together and started rolling-

Here is the bac+! you can see how pretty it is! and 0 lo5e the two colors together- )f course this would also loo+ great in one color! but 0 wanted something for my coat for the winter months-

%nd the front4 0t:s HA?E! li+e the ones on %my:s bag:s- Personally 0:5e been wearing it on my coat and getting complements e5erywhere- 0f you ha5e that perfect bag it would loo+ great on it too! but this flower is about twice the si6e of my small denim purse4 %nd too much for my 6ipper purse4

Here:s computer girl modeling it on her coat- 0t:s 3ust too hard to ta+e pictures of myself! and 0 ne5er ha5e anyone around to ta+e pictures of me4 &o 0 +now it:s way too big for her coat! but it loo+s great on mine 1at least 0 thin+ so2 %lso; My camera died! died died died4 &o now 0:m stuc+ sharing tutorials of things 0 already ha5e pictures of! and 0 C%*:T replace it any time soon-

Crochet button nec+lace or bracelet


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0 was inspired by this %ma6ing piece of Qewelry from Tom B3orn Designs on Etsy- 0 thought: N0 can T)T%''$ ma+e this myself;O &o " wee+s ago when The Reader and 0 were flying to Dallas 0 decided to gi5e it a try4 0 didn:t bother with all of the smaller beads 1they totally add to the nec+laces! but 0 didn:t ha5e any matching ones2- 0 couldn:t belie5e 0 was allowed to ta+e this small crochet hoo+ onto the airplane- %s well as a small set of scissors- %nyway! 0 ended up ma+ing to different styles- The "nd one! as seen abo5e! is by @%R my fa5orite! but there is a place for both-

This couldn:t be easier to ma+e- 0f you +now how to ma+e a chain in Crochet you can ma+e this- 0 ha5e a ton of this gorgeous thread for the beaded toddler soc+s 0 li+e to ma+e and 0 found these fun buttons at Qo8ann:s last time 0 was there- 0 wasn:t sure what 0 wanted to do with them! at the time! but when 0 saw the nec+lace 0 was inspired4

@irst +not your thread! and chain #-

Crochet your button into the chain! chain another #! add another button! Repeat4

Do this until your nec+lace or bracelet is as long as you want it to be4 0 li+e mine about >#M inches4 Fnot the ends together and using a needle thread the ends into your chain- *ow the Tom B3orn *ec+lace actually uses a nice 3ewelry closure! but this was fast and easy and cheap4

The end4 0 had a hard time getting a nec+lace shot on the plane! but got a decent bracelet shot- &orry about all the coloring issues- Correction bad airplane lighting is a T%D bit difficult$ou:ll notice that all the buttons are @'%T because of crocheting them into the chain-

@or the "nd one 0 made 0 actually threaded all of the buttons for the nec+lace )*T) the thread before crocheting- &o as 0 wor+ed

only one side of the button got caught in the chain- This way the buttons are stic+ing out rather than flat in the chain- MACH better 0 thin+! don:t you agree<<< 0 am in ')JE; 0:5e gone a bit cra6y and ha5e made about # in the past few wee+s! with more to come-

Ruffled @elt @lower Hair Clip


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0:m sure there is a more NrightO way to ma+e these! but since 0 had a hard time finding a tutorial 0 3ust made it up- 0 thin+ they are a little too full! so 0:m going to try to ma+e it with a few less petals and see if 0 get the desired results ne7t time! but since we wore these with our Costumes 0 wanted to get this up4

$ou want to start out with some felt! and a stencil4 0 used a plastic round lid- Remember the flower will be the same si6e as your petal so pic+ the si6e you want4 0 doubled up my fabric and mar+ed it up4

Then cut them out4 0 cut a T)* of petals! +nowing 0 might not get it right the first time!and also wanting to ma+e three flowers at least- &o 0 3ust cut and cut and cut4

*e7t we begin the folding to create the ruffled felt petal shape@irst you want to fold it in half! pretty easy-

*e7t we want to fold it in half again! so we ha5e this folded Buarter circle-

%t this point you can go on to ma+e flowers! ruffled pillows! ruffled wreaths! etc; 0n fact this was so fun 0:ll probably ma+e a few of those myself4 'o5ely- But for me it:s time to stitch the bottom of the folded petal to hold it:s shape- Most places suggest you hand stitch- BAT ha5ing my machine R0?HT here 0 figured 0 might as well try sewing it4 &o 0 ran the bottom =D inch though the machine

*ow 0 thought 0 can pull out the thread and sew another petal and then later sew them together )R 0 could sew them together /H0'E 0 was stitching the bottom of the petals- &) 0 turned the first petal and added the second one-

&o 0 made a circle! sewing D petals together- Then 0 made a second circle of four to place as a second layer-

stac+ing these two layers together it was clear that 0 needed a center of some +ind- % single petal didn:t seem right- &) 0 sewed two together to try that-

*ow 0 folded those two together- 0t seemed to fill in the gap 0 was ha5ing in the other layers- *e7t time 0:m going to try one in the center! 9 in the middle and D on the bottom- 0 thin+ that might sol5e my too full feeling 0:m getting from these flowers-

0 placed the center two petals in the middle of the middle round of four-

now 0 used my machine again to stitch the center and the middle row together- This was &APER thic+ and hard to sew! BAT 0:m ama6ing and 0 did it4 This was the last time 0 was able to use the machine! because it:s so thic+- 0 might ha5e stopped right there! maybe 0 should ha5e- 0 wasn:t sure it was Buite big enough! so 0 got ready to add the other layer-

This layer 0 had to hand sew of course- *ow it:s HA?E4 &till debating the right si6e for hair clips 5s pin 5s bag decorati5e attachment- The ne7t step is adding some greenery! cut out a leaf shape! cut a slit so you can o5erlap it to create a 9D effect-

&ew the leaf to the bottom of the flower and now is a great time to also sew your hair clip=pin=rubber band=headband on4 )r sew it to a purse! or other accessory-

%nd your done4 /ear howe5er=where5er you:d li+e and ha5e fun4 0:m still not ##. in lo5e with these! BAT in lo5e enough for now4 %nd they loo+ed great with the girls ponytails4

*ew Gipper flower hair clip


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&o 0 recently made a T)* of purses for orders- 0:m out of half of my colors and need to order more- BAT 0 did ha5e 3ust a bit left o5er and thought 0:d try ma+ing a Big bow out of it- /hat do you thin+< To much< )r cute- 0 can:t decide4

Fnit ear warmer with Crochet flower4


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'ast winter 0 saw these e5erywhere- But 0 3ust can:t bring myself to pay for one4 *ot when 0 +now how to +nit myself4 But finding a pattern was tough- 0 +new 0 could ma+e one up if 0 wanted to! but it:s easier to start with one- E5entually! after mi7ing a few different patterns 0 found what wor+ed for me- *ow remember e5eryone has a different gauge so if you need to ad3ust it to fit your gauge then do that4 This is more of a guide than a pattern0:m a more intuiti5e +nitter! changing and Nfi7ingO patterns as 0 go- &o if something doesn:t ma+e sense to email me and 0:ll try to clarify4 Hopefully this NguideO will ma+e sense to you and it will clic+ as you wor+ on it4 This fit my daughters and me 3ust fineThe +nit stretches a bit so it:s +ind of one si6e fits all4

-ead1and &ar5armer Materials: &i6e C or L +nitting needles 10 went with si6e L needles2 @a5orite medium weight yarn 1about a s+ein2 &i6e Q Crochet Hoo+ 1optional2I Button ?auge: E stitches per " inches @inished &i6e: ""R8"DR long 1your preference2 and DR wide at widest part /e:ll be wor+ing a Fnit=Purl rib pattern across e5er rowCast on E stitchesrow : Fnit=purl=+nit=purl cont;

row ": ne7t row purl=+nit=purl= cont; repeat until you ha5e D rows*ow we:re going to start our increase- /ell increase e5ery odd row! and repeat the rib pattern on e5ery e5en row- *ow after e5ery other increase you:ll ha5e two +nit:s or two purls in a rowDon:t worry about it- 0t will be fi7ed on your ne7t increase- row >: Repeat your rib pattern until the center stitch- Ase your fa5orite increase here- then repeat the rib pattern C: rib pattern E: rib pattern until you get to the center- when you hit the double +nit 1or purl2 in the center pic+ up the loop between stitches and purl 1or +nit2 to continue the patternL: rib pattern Repeat >8L until the patterns is about D inches across- Ma+e sure your repeating a nice +nit=purl pattern all the way across 1no double stitch in the center8 0t will be an odd number of stitches on your needle2- *ow the decrease will be the same length as the increase so figure out how long you want your headband- /hen it:s half as long as you want it to be notice how long you:5e been stitching the D inch wide center- 1in my case about 9 inches2 and finish the center by adding the same length again 1another 9 inches2-

Time to start the decreaseRow 1of decrease2: repeat the pattern until you get to the center stitch- Decrease by +nitting 1or purling2 together the center and the ne7t stitch 1creating whate5er the second stitch is eg- if your center stitch is a +nit your middle will be a purl and purl together2- Repeat the rib pattern": Rib pattern across 1there will be a double +nit=purl in the

center8 e5en number of stitches2 9: Rib pattern to the center! +nit 1or purl2 the double stitches togetherD: Rib pattern across 1bac+ to an odd number of stitches2 /hen you get bac+ to E stitches bind off lea5ing one stitch on the needle- %t this point 0 transfered that stitch to a crochet hoo+ and /or+ed a chain of C- 0:m sure there is a way to do a chain on +nitting needle! but the crochet hoo+ is the Buic+est- %t this point you can attach it with a single crochet to the other side of the bottom edge- )R if you want a more decorati5e edge you can crocheting around the edge- 0 used a single crochet around the edge all the way bac+ around the button hole bac+ to where 0 started the crocheting- &ecure the end and wea5e in the tail4 %dd a button to the first side and try it on4 Decorate howe5er you:d li+e- 0 li+e this crochet flower4

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Q Hoo+ 1or whate5er your preference to get the si6e you:d li+e2 $arn 1same color or other2 This flower can be as tight or as loose as you:d li+e it! so the si6e depends on thatChain >9 Row : DC in >th Chain from hoo+ ICH ! s+ip 1DC8CH8DC2 in ne7t ch 1J stitch made2- repeat from I across to end! turnRow ": CH 9 1counts as DC2 > DC in CH space! I&C in ne7t CH8 space! C DC in ne7t CH8 space 1shell stitch made2- Repeat from I! ending in C DC in last CH8 space- @asten off! but lea5e a good ')*? tail for anchoring the flower- # inches or so@inishing Threading the tail onto the needle and wea5e it into the base of

the last stitch- &tarting at that end! roll the first shell tighly to form the center bud- &titch this one tightly- Feep rolling and stitching as you see fit- $ou can roll loosely or tightly depending on your preference-

Print This4 -ead1and &ar5armer Materials: &i6e C or L +nitting needles 10 went with si6e L needles2 @a5orite medium weight yarn 1about a s+ein2 &i6e Q Crochet Hoo+ 1optional2I Button

?auge: E stitches per " inches @inished &i6e: ""R8"DR long 1your preference2 and DR wide at widest part /e:ll be wor+ing a Fnit=Purl rib pattern across e5er rowCast on E stitchesrow : Fnit=purl=+nit=purl cont; row ": ne7t row purl=+nit=purl= cont; repeat until you ha5e D rows*ow we:re going to start our increase- /ell increase e5ery odd row! and repeat the rib pattern on e5ery e5en row- *ow after e5ery other increase you:ll ha5e two +nit:s or two purls in a rowDon:t worry about it- 0t will be fi7ed on your ne7t increase- row >: Repeat your rib pattern until the center stitch- Ase your fa5orite increase here- then repeat the rib pattern C: rib pattern E: rib pattern until you get to the center- when you hit the double +nit 1or purl2 in the center pic+ up the loop between stitches and purl 1or +nit2 to continue the patternL: rib pattern Repeat >8L until the patterns is about D inches across- Ma+e sure your repeating a nice +nit=purl pattern all the way across 1no double stitch in the center8 0t will be an odd number of stitches on your needle2- *ow the decrease will be the same length as the increase so figure out how long you want your headband- /hen it:s half as long as you want it to be notice how long you:5e been stitching the D inch wide center- 1in my case about 9 inches2 and finish the center by adding the same length again 1another 9 inches2-

Time to start the decreaseRow 1of decrease2: repeat the pattern until you get to the center stitch- Decrease by +nitting 1or purling2 together the center and the ne7t stitch 1creating whate5er the second stitch is eg- if your center stitch is a +nit your middle will be a purl and purl together2- Repeat the rib pattern": Rib pattern across 1there will be a double +nit=purl in the center8 e5en number of stitches2 9: Rib pattern to the center! +nit 1or purl2 the double stitches togetherD: Rib pattern across 1bac+ to an odd number of stitches2 /hen you get bac+ to E stitches bind off lea5ing one stitch on the needle- %t this point 0 transfered that stitch to a crochet hoo+ and /or+ed a chain of C- 0:m sure there is a way to do a chain on +nitting needle! but the crochet hoo+ is the Buic+est- %t this point you can attach it with a single crochet to the other side of the bottom edge- )R if you want a more decorati5e edge you can crocheting around the edge- 0 used a single crochet around the edge all the way bac+ around the button hole bac+ to where 0 started the crocheting- &ecure the end and wea5e in the tail4 %dd a button to the first side and try it on4 Decorate howe5er you:d li+e- 0 li+e this crochet flower4 Crochet lo5er Q Hoo+ 1or whate5er your preference to get the si6e you:d li+e2 $arn 1same color or other2 This flower can be as tight or as loose as you:d li+e it! so the si6e depends on thatChain >9 Row : DC in >th Chain from hoo+ ICH ! s+ip 1DC8CH8DC2 in

ne7t ch 1J stitch made2- repeat from I across to end! turnRow ": CH 9 1counts as DC2 > DC in CH space! I&C in ne7t CH8 space! C DC in ne7t CH8 space 1shell stitch made2- Repeat from I! ending in C DC in last CH8 space- @asten off! but lea5e a good ')*? tail for anchoring the flower- # inches or so@inishing Threading the tail onto the needle and wea5e it into the base of the last stitch- &tarting at that end! roll the first shell tighly to form the center bud- &titch this one tightly- Feep rolling and stitching as you see fit- $ou can roll loosely or tightly depending on your preference-

Rainbow birthday party ruffled tablecloth


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%fter seeing this birthday part at hip hooray blog here! 0 fell in ')JE with her table cloth- But buying fabric long enough to fit around the table in e5ery color< *o way 0 could afford that- &o 0 bought a bunch of those cheap 5inyl birthday party tablecloth and used that instead of fabric- 0t was a fun e7periment- 0 wasn:t sure if it would sew well! or if it would wor+ with the ruffler! but it did and was fun4 0t was really windy and it made the ruffles flow and fly it was really fun to see all the colors4

0 actually had almost an entire roll in blue left o5er from the Dr&euss party so 0 used that as my base- @irst 0 measured my tables- My table is 9PR 7 D>R so 0 added 9PM9PMD>MD>W CLR 1or DK2 so 0 unrolled that amount for around the table- Then 0 cut it to right height! "PR- @or the ruffles 0 cut them C inches tall and 3ust started ruffling- 0:m actually not sure how long they were! since 0 3ust cut off the lefto5er at the end- 0 had my ruffler settings to ruffle e5ery stitch! and at about =9 the full ruffle lengths- %lso 0 had my stitch setting at D! which is the longest stitch my machine will do-

0 started at the bottom of the table 1actually 0 started at the top with the first table cloth! it was a nightmare! so for the second 0 got smart and started on the bottom4 your welcome42 and ruffled the purple the whole length of the blue sheet-

Then 0 did blue! then green! o5er lapping about ="R to an R 1depending on how straight 0 was able to +eep it as 0 sewed42

Then the yellow and the orange- *e7t 0 actually used my regular sewing foot to sew this D feet of ruffles onto the 9PR 7 D>R top of the tablecloth 13ust another length of the blue2- %nd once that was done 0 went bac+ to the ruffler and added the red ruffle- 0n the first tablecloth 0 actually did the red ruffle first! then the rest and THE* sewed it to the top- 0t was really difficult to get it through the machine so 0 figured it 0 sewed the sides and top together before adding the red ruffle it would be easier- 0t was! but not much- Maybe ne7t time 0:ll 3ust tape the sides to the top;< %lthough with the wind we had 0:m not sure that would ha5e wor+ed4

%nd here is what it loo+ed li+e in the end4 0t was on both the craft table and the food table and it turned out &) cute4 0 made both of them in about an hour in the morning before the party so super easy 1the second one too+ half the time! or less! than the first one2To see the entire Rainbow ?arden Birthday party clic+ here4

Ruffled ombre adult shirt

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&ince 0 bought my new toy! the ruffler! 0 ha5en:t had much chance to use it- &o when 0 was at the store the other day 0 decided to grab a shirt to play with- 0 got two of these 5 nec+ ombre shirts thin+ing they:d be fun Here is the plain lrg t8shirt to start with- 0 bought a second in T8lrg to cut up for the ruffles-

0 started on the second shirt by cutting off all the seams- Then 0 cut off the edges! the collar! bottom and bottom of the slee5es so 0 was left with simple fabric-

0n the front 0 cut at a diagonal line to get the ')*?E&T pieces 0 could- @rom the bac+ of the shirt 0 cute on the 5ertical line to get as M%*$ strips as 0 could-

&o 0 had a good range from long to shorter! and a lot of them to wor+ with- They were all about =" inches long- 0 would ha5e li+ed them to be more li+e " inches wide! but 0 +new 0 needed a certain amount of strips to ma+e it wor+ right-

Then 0 laid out! using pins! the shape 0 wanted the ruffles to end up- D)*:T do what 0 did and start on the wrong side- 0 started near the collar! but after one stripe 0 reali6ed that was *)T the way to go- %fter that 0 started on the left side where the slee5e meets the front o5er by the left seam-

&o it:s sometimes hard to get all the pieces into the ruffler- &o

here is how 0 get the strip in without streching it out badely- 0 put a pin along the top that 0 want as the ruffled fabric-

/ith the bottom fabric! in this case the shirt! underneath- Then using the pin as a guide 0 slower wor+ed my way towards the front of the ruffler- Here is an e7ample when 0 was wor+ing on the bottom of the shirt-

%nyway! bac+ to the top of the shirt- 0 had my settings at ruffling

e5ery stitch and in the middle of the ruffle si6e-

&tarting on the left 0 ruffled each strip! and wor+ed my way to the center of the shirt- alternating if 0 started on the dar+ or light side of the ombre pattern- %lso once 0 started at the higher shoulder of the shirt 0 also started adding strip starting at the middle or bottom of the section to +eep the length of the ruffles where 0 wanted them- 0 filled in ruffles until 0 got to the pin:s 0 had mar+ed earlier-

Here is what the first ruffle section loo+s li+e- 0 was happy with it! but when 0 tried it on it seemed a bit top hea5y- &o 0 thought 0:d add another smaller ruffle section to the bottom left of the shirt-

Here you can see me starting this section- 0 was almost out of the longer strips so 0 went bac+ to my shirt and cut a few more diagonal stripes- They were shorter! but perfect for the

section-

Then 0 thought8 Hec+! as long as 0:m doing this the slee5es need a bit of something too- &o 0 pinned where 0 wanted them to start and ran them through the ruffler tooX4

0t:s not much! 3ust a small detail- 0 considered doing a ruffle on top of the slee5e instead of ruffling the slee5e itself! but thought

it would be a bit hea5y- 0:m glad 0 went with 3ust the slee5e- But it still needed something so 0 added a second ruffle 3ust ne7t to the first one-

&o here:s the end product4 0 lo5e the changes in color- 0f 0 was to do it again 0 wouldn:t start Buite so far o5er by the seam- 0 can feel it when my arm is down- But o5erall 0:m happy with it- The only problem now is that the shirt is so thin and the nec+ is so open +eeping it from showing my bra is a bit of a tric+X But 0 lo5e the way it loo+s! 0 li+e the color! and hey! what a safety pins for< 0f 0 was going to do it again 0:d start with a thic+er shirt! with a higher nec+line- 0:ll probably 3ust wear a tan+ underneath

actually- Problem sol5ed4

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*ew +id:s shirt using Elastic threadX


M%$ 9! "# # B$ %&H'EE ( 'E%JE % C)MME*T

0:m not much of a t8shirt +ind of gal- Anless 0:m paining 0:m in Qeans and some nice top- BAT t8shirts are great for turning into something E'&E4 &o while 0 was at a store Ycough8 /almart8

cough2 to day getting wasting time while my oldest was at Theatre class and they! of course! had a bunch of cheap t8shirts%nd 0 had a few ideas 0 wanted to try- &))) 0 got some and brought them home- This one 0 TH)A?HT would be for me! and 0 started with an e7tra large t8shirt- But the elastic thread wor+ed better than 0 thought and it ended up being for my daughter- 0t loo+s good though-

&o 0 started with a plain t8shirt- 0 decided to sew loops into the shirt with the elastic thread to 0 put pins in the shirt where 0 wanted the loops to be- 0 started on one side on the shoulder seam and wor+ed my way around the collar! ma+ing loops as 0 went-

Apdated: Here is what 0 mean by swirls- 0 would twist the shirt around my machine e5er inch or so to create the swirl- 0 would circle the other way e5ery other row! but 0 don:t thin+ that was necessary-

&ee! here is the first row done- $ou can see where 0 made the loops that it puc+ers and bubbles up-

Then 0 made a second row! swirling the loops in the other direction this time- E5en more gathers this time-

%nd finally the third row- 'ots of loops! bubbles and gathers- But 0 didn:t li+e the way it pulled the whole shirt forward so much- 0f 0 was ma+ing my own shirt from scratch 0 would ha5e 3ust made the front twice as big as the bac+-

But since this is a pre8made t8shirt 0 decided to add gathers to the bac+- 0 didn:t want to ma+e it decorati5e so 0 3ust did simple strips with the elastic thread to try to ma+e the bac+ match the front- 0 didn:t li+e the way the collar ruffled so 0 added a strip to the collar as well-

But then 0 still had the ruffle on the collar in the front of the shirt as well! so 0 added another! Dth row! of the swirls o5er the collar-

0t did lay it down finally! but it also made the collar much smaller- 0:m thin+ing about ta+ing it out; we:ll see-

Here is the inside of the front of the shirt- &o you can see the swirls- 0 should ha5e stretched out the shirt a bit more so you can see it better- They aren:t e5en! it was to hard to do that- But luc+ily it doesn:t matter-

%fter ha5ing my daughter try it on 0 decided to add a bit more

detailing- 0 added three rows of the elastic thread to the bottom of the shirt;

%nd to the slee5es-

%nd here it is on4 &till not UA0TE was 0 was going for! but she li+es it and it was a fun e7periment- Cute enough! fun to do and she thin+s it:s comfortable! so that:s a big one4 0 might e5en try to duplicate it for my other daughter so they can match- 0t:s hard

to find matching clothes for girls C years apart-

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@lower Bow

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&o last night my sister emailed me with a picture of this cute toddler flower bow she found- BAT she didn:t want to buy it if she could ma+e it- &o she as+ed if 0! being the )rigami UAEE*! could figure out how it was made- *ow 0 ha5e a to do list longer than my husbands mon+ey arms 1his arms are longer then his height! unusual 0 thin+2 for the party- BAT she piBued my interest- &) 0 started wor+ing on it; 0t was fun and 0 spent /%$ to long on it! BAT 0 figured it out4 /hat do you thin+< 0 too+ a sheet of paper and +ept folding it until 0 got all the folds the picture of the flower clip had- Then 0 cut off the e7cess paper- Then unfolded it to find a; sBuare4 yup each petal is made from a sBuare of fabric- 0 used D inch sBuares for this clip! but thin+ 0:ll try a 9 inch sBuare for one for 'ittle &-

&orry for the bad picture Buality! this is the bathroom mirror and there is *) natural light in that room- But 0 thought a picture would help with the si6e- 0 lo5e ha5ing short hair! but don:t usually find anything 0 can wear in my hair- These were perfect4 0:m ')J0*? them &)MED%$ 0:ll get someone else to ta+e a picture 0 li+e- But for now! here they are 1and my new hairdoX42 0 ha5e a photographer girlfriend who 0:m ?)0*? to get together with someday and get new headshots4 The sewing was actually easy- But showing you how to fold it is a bit harder- 0:ll TR$; Here it goes)+ay start with a sBuare of fabric- 0 was trying different fabric options when 0 made this- 0 too+ pictures of the Qersey! but it didn:t wor+ out right- 0 want something thic+er than the cotton! but not as hea5y as the 3ersey! any suggestions< )+ay! 0 used a > in sBuare for these pictures! but D inches for the ones in my hair and will use 9 inch:s for the one for my toddler-

@irst step; @old it o5er with the right sides out! super easy4

Then fold it in half again! pin the raw edges and sew up the line

Doesn:t that loo+ nice< *ow were going to )PE* up the triangleThis part is hard to e7plain! but the open side is going to open into a triangle and the folded side is going to meet up with the sewn edge- you want the in5isible green lines to match up4

0t should loo+ li+e an elongated +ite- The raw edges underneath*e7t we:re going to ta+e the top raw edge=point and fold it bac+wards pulling it down until it meets the bottom raw

edge=point-

0t should loo+ li+e this with the raw edges touching in the middle of all the other layers- *ow we:re going to fold up the outer sides and this will create our petal loo+-

Joila4 'ast fold the edges in as much as you can down at the

point! sew it together and your done4 Ma+e E of these putting them together to create a flower- Ase a button on the top to co5er the nasty point=edge and add to whate5er you:d li+e! barrette! clip! headband etc;4

0 used 3ersey! cotton! and denim- the 3ersey is )AT! the other two are o+ay- The thic+er denim is nicer than the cotton hancerchief but 0:m not completely sold on either- The search in on for the right material for this pro3ect4 'et me +now what you thin+! and if you ma+e one 1or ma+e it BETTER2 0:d lo5e to see it4

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"I# Pencil Tins: "esk Set


Posted on /u#ust 2I, 2012 by *e"elsathome 2 ! recently $icked u$ some beauti%ul "ra$$in# $a$er at .a(ish in ,ayes Jalley& This is the same store "here ! %ound the $er%ect red and "hite #ra$hic $a$er %or linin# our nursery bookcase& The ne" $a$er ! %ound is %or my cra%t room& !tCs called ,ydran#eas by 7ate K Birdie& This com$any has lots o% (ery s"eet ori#inal $rints L my si3 year old bou#ht himsel% a sheet o% $irate shi$ $a$er "hile "e "ere in the store& They started in +inni$e#, Canada, so e(en dearer to my Canadian e3:$at heart&

,ydran#eas >+P02@ "ra$$in# $a$er by 7ate K Birdie& Click the $icture to see their site& The blue, #reen, and #rey color scheme o% this $a$er %its my cra%t studio $er%ectly1 The blue is *ust the same as the #reat $rint on my ne"ly u$holstered Mueen /nne chairs, and all the colors are %ound in the stenciled lam$shade ! made %or that room& !Cm amaEed "hat a lon# "ay this one sheet can #o& For N4, ! ha(e enou#h $a$er to create se(eral #reat accessories and accents %or my room& ! started a clothes$in "reath and mo(ed on to these $encil tins L and ! still ha(e more $ro*ects $lanned1 ! lo(e reusin# old items, thou#h itCs al"ays a %ine line bet"een cle(er %ru#ality and lookin# like a $reschool art $ro*ect& !C(e de%initely seen more O$rimiti(eP (ersions o% these $encil tins, but ! like to think that mine %it into the %eminine, ele#ant, sli#htly %unky studio ! am creatin#&

Turn used cans into beauti%ul $encil tins %or your o%%ice& This is a (ery sim$le and -uick $ro*ect that needs (ery little e3$lanation& ! started by usin# $liers to %latten any shar$ ed#es alon# the inside o% the can& To cut the $a$er neatly, ! used the -uiltin# ruler and mat ! sho"ed in the %abric #ro"th chart tutorial&

Flatten the shar$ ed#ed on your can& Cut out $a$er and #lue "ith a #lue stick& ! used a #lue stick to a%%i3 the $a$er to the tin& For my kidsC tins, ! also added a layer o% clear contact $a$er to make the tins more durable& Finally, ! use tacky #lue to attach bias ribbon to the to$ o% the tin, %or a $olished look& >! tried hot #lue, but it cools (ery %ast on the metal and #ets lum$y&@

Beauti%ul $encil tins made %rom old cans, decorati(e $a$er, and bias ta$e&

Cra%t room desk set: D!9 $encil tins %it in "ith ceramics on a (inta#e tray&

D!9 $encil tins& +hile ! "as makin# these tins, ! added some %or the boysC home"ork area& These ha(e a layer o% clear contact $a$er o(er the scra$book $a$er, since ! kno" they "ill #et more >ab@use&

Pencil tins %or the boysC home"ork area&

+hat else do ! "ant to decorate "ith my beauti%ul ,ydran#eas $a$er8 / $ennant banner, some ma#nets, ma#aEine %iles, and some stora#e bo3es %or the cra%t studio& ,o$e to share those $ro*ects soon& 'ean"hile, #o raid your recyclin# bin and make some ne" accessories %or your o"n o%%ice1 O5e"elsP

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As I Mipped around Ioller)Iama loo!in" li!e all that and a ba" of chips in my satin jac!et R s!ates adorned with "iant blue pom poms with bells on them% I didnLt have a care in the world $es% the pom pom can do that to a "irl I dare you to try and say pom pom and not smile S itLs impossible

How to Ma+e a Pom Pom with a @or+

#' /rap yarn around for! around 18)68 times then cut yarn &I used lar"e servin" for!s to ma!e bi" pom poms'

(' Cut a small piece of yarn and brin" it throu"h the center for! tines% underneath and up throu"h the bottom of the center tine Fnot it ti"htly

,' Iemove yarn from for! and cut throu"h each side of the pom pom loops as shown

-' Cut off e.cess yarn and "ive it a "ood trim Fluff with fin"ers

1' Simply po!e florist wire throu"h the pom pom &no "luin" needed S and easily removable'

6' Arran"e your flowers in a mason jar% set on your table and watch everyone smile

So ima"ine what ma!in" your own pom pom bou4uet can do for a "irl S itLs almost too "ood to be trueP The pom pom just mi"ht be the thin" to brin" about world peace DonLt have a bi" enou"h for! to ma!e nice bi" pom poms S you can alway use one of these pom pom ma!ers too
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Door turned into a Corner Door &helf

!ts ri#ht at home in my ittin# Aoom1 !Cm doin# tur-uoise and lime #reen in there and !Cm usin# my shel% made %rom a door as the %ocal $oint?statement $ieceD&&/nd it kinda rocks at both *obs1 !Cm still debatin# "hether ! should do a dark "ash o(er the tur-uoise or not& 4ot sure i% it "ill #o "ith the modern:(inta#e look !Cm #oin# %or in the room& ***will post pics of my Sitting Room when its done!*** added later: you can see my entire front room here.

2% course ! used milk #lass to accessoriEe it1 the lime #reen %lo"ers in a bud (ase totally $o$& o li(ely and %un1

! chan#ed out the door knob "ith a (inta#e re$licaD&and its sort o% the %rostin# on the cake&

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<ow to ma!e a Door Shelf


supplies: door, circular saw, screw driver, screws, 13-9 degree metal ! "rac#ets, sand paper, door #no"$ 1& First, "e cut the door in hal% usin# a circular sa"& Gdra" lines and measure t"ice1H 2& ecure the t"o door $ieces to be at a 90 de#ree an#le usin# clam$s and a hel$er& Gi "as the hel$er :@ 6& cre" in F:90 de#ree metal brackets to the back to hold the 2 $ieces to#ether& 4& Cut 4 shel(es out o% $article board to %it the measurements o% your door& Gnote: "e rounded the outer ed#e o% the shel(es, but you could lea(e them s-uare&H F& ecure the shel(es in $lace usin# 2:90 de#ree metal brackets under each one& =& and any rou#h ed#es "ith 200 #rit sand$a$er& T& Chan#e the door knob, i% desired& %&': & recommend only putting one side of the door #no" on so that the corner shelf can sit flush with the wall$ (therwise, you would have to leave room "etween the wall and shelf to allow for the #no"$ I& Paint and distress the door as desired& G! used 2 cans o% tur-uoise s$ray $aint %or mineH

o thatCs ho" "e made my corner shel%& ! lo(e this $iece1 !ts so cool and ! still #et loads o% com$liments on it& ! think it "ould be cool to #et di%%erent old doors and turn them into shel(es like this& think o% all the cool door desi#ns1 o many $ossibilities& !% you make a door shel%, ! "ould lo(e to see a $icture1

%ow to $ake a +ag +ug by ,veryday -rt


e$tember 6, 2012 2TT Comments )appy !a"or *ay! +or a fun change of pace today, & have the cute girls from ,veryday -rt here to show us )ow to .a#e a Rag Rug tutorial$ & love their super easy techni/ue! %his is definitely a great craft for fa"ric scraps$ 0don1t ya love scrap "usters23 en4oy! -!inda

How to Ma+e a Rag Rug Tutorial

,i, my name is 5aime and my sister:in:la" Bmily and ! are cra%taholics& :@ +e like to share our creations on our blo#, B(eryday /rt because "e think that e(eryone likes to create a little art e(eryday&

+eCre e3cited to be here at Cra%taholics /nonymous today sharin# one o% our recent $ro*ects& !ntroducin#, the Pink:and:Blue Aa# Au#:

/nd ! must say, $he"1, "hat a lon#, loooon# time this $ro*ect took me1 'any hours sittin# "atchin# sho"s?listenin# to audio books "hile "orkin# on this $u$$y& But, ! ha(e to say, e(en kno"in# ho" many hours >days, "eeks, months@ !C(e $ut into this, !Cm so $leased "ith ho" it turned out& ! lo(e it& :@ +e recently mo(ed and ! $ut my t"o oldest #irls in a shared bedroom& 2ne lo(es blue, the other $ink& o "hat to do but make a $retty blue:and:$ink room %or them8 /%ter com$letin# the blue:and:$ink -uilts %or their bunk beds, $aintin# the "alls blue, and han#in# $ink curtains, ! tackled the ra# ru# as my ne3t $ro*ect& /s you can see, it turned out cute, coordinatin#, and much lo(ed by the t"o #irls&

The ru# really "as sim$le to make, *ust time:consumin#& Basically, ! used stri$s o% %abric >1000s o% them@ cut about 1 inch x 5 inches& ! stu%%ed these stri$s into an old non:skid ru# mat and (oila1 4o need to e(en bother tyin# the stri$s& 9ou can see the ru# mat in this ima#e and about ho" o%ten ! ski$$ed holes& 2b(iously, ! certainly could ha(e made it more %ull by ski$$in# less holes, but there really "asnCt a need to make it any more %ull& ! used le%to(er %abric %rom their -uilts $lus other scra$s and $urchased %abrics&

The ru# has been in the #irlsC room %or about 2 "eeks no" and it easily %lu%%s u$ "ith a little shake and a$$ears to be holdin# u$ "ell& +ith $ro*ects like this, the $ersonaliEin# $ossibilities are truly endlessLany color scheme "ould be %un& Aeady to make one yoursel%8 Rag Rug Tutorial ,ereCs an ima#e:tutorial on ho" to make a ra# ru#:

! ho$e your ru# #oes "ell1 ! think this "as one o% my all:time:%a(orite handmade items& +e also like to e3$ress our e(eryday art in the yummy %ood "e cook and ha(e lots o% other %un ideas and tutorials Thanks .inda %or ha(in# us& :@ .ots o% lo(e %rom the #als at B(eryday /rt

heap.n/ hic Pallet Sofa


Posted by cra$,acker&com on %reda#, *uli 16, 2012 U T Comments Been busy hackin# around the house the last cou$le o% days1 /mon# other thin#s, !C(e hacked the cra$ out o% yet another discarded $allet, no" en*oyin# a bliss%ul a%terli%e as a neat little sofa in my #itchen "ith some e-ually neat ma#ic stora#e, check it out:

The $ro*ect is really an easy:$easy D&!&9, and ho$e youCll #i(e it a #o yoursel%1 !C(e #athered a bunch o% e3$lainin# $ics to #i(e you that boost to #et started asa$ L Good Luck! Ps& !nto $allet hackin#8 Then check out my other $allet hack tutorials, as the DIY Pallet Dining Table Tutorial, the DIY Pallet Bunk Bed K the DIY Pallet offee Table L %ind all o% them under the s!ecial section "Pallet #acks5 ds$

's$ &nto pallet hac#ing2 %hen chec# out my other pallet hac# tutorials, as the DIY Pallet Dining Table Tutorial, the DIY Pallet Bunk Bed 6 the DIY Pallet offee Table 7 find all of them under the s!ecial DIY section "Pallet #acks" ds$

".I.# 012 Pallet "ining Table 3- 413step Tutorial


Posted by cra$,acker&com on tisda#, oktober 4, 2011 U 4 Comments This is my dinin# table L !t cost me a rou#h 60V to make& +anna make one o% your o"n8 Follo" my 10:ste$ tutorial and youWre as #ood as home1

/hat you need to D-0-$4


Tools

cre"dri(er ? Drill /n electrical orbital?Detail ander >like this one %or e3am$le@ andin# Pa$er

Paint Brushes $rin# Clam$s >! use these@ 0o##les K Protecti(e Dust mask >! use these@ a"

$aterials / $allet o% a siEe that suits your needs %or a dinin# table >! used one that measured 220cmWTFcm@ I boards %or a to$ $lank co(er >! used I $ieces that "ere 220cm lon# and 9&Fcm "ide >as TF ?IX9&F@ "hich totals 17,6meters of 9,5cm board) +ood ealant >to a(oid yello"ish leaks %rom the natural "ood@ ,i#h 0loss $aint in a color o% your choice >,i#h 0loss to a(oid stains %rom red "ine and other %oods "ith stron# $i#ments@& 2 bi# $lastic #arba#e sacks / roll o% Protecti(e $a$erY some ta$e to %asten it to the %loor "ith 0lue %or "ood cre"s to %asten the to$ $lanks to the underlyin# $allet >! used Aotadrills Rni(ersal ones in len#ths ran#in# %rom 2cm L Icm& !% you donWt ha(e a scre" kit L #et one1 9ou ne(er kno" "hat kind o% scre"s you "ill be needin#&@ 2F:60 Penny +ashers >to use "ith the scre"s@ mall an#le !rons Trestles >! used !7B/Ws J!7/ .erber# "hich are only ZF?each1@ ,ard"ear to %asten trestles to table to$, see details in tutorial >basically ! used I slotted scre"s, I "in# nuts, 4 nail $lates, 4 double metal $lates, youWll understand "hat they look like %rom the $icures o% ste$ I@&

*ow H 'et]s continue to the practical steps4


Step # Find a Scrap 7allet
ource a $allet o% a dimension suitable to your home K needs& ! sal(a#ed one on my block "hich "ould other"ise ha(e been cho$$ed to $ieces and thro"n a"ay >remember to ask be%ore you snatch L stealin# is not cool1@& The $allet ! #ot a hold o% "as a rou#h 220cm lon# and a$$ro3& TFcm "ide& This dimension "as rather $er%ect %or a PnookP in my li(in# room that ! "anted to turn into a dinin# area&

Step ( !umber #ard


The basic idea o% the table is to use the stability %rom the $allet, and to use it as a %rame on to$ o% "hich to nail a to$ $lanks& ! #ot my $lanks %rom the local lumber yard1 /s the $allet measured 220WTF i needed to %ind boards that "ould co(er this area& &n preparing the purchase & had to consider 3 things$ 1& Firstly, ! ne" ! "anted some kind o% #a$ >about Fmm@ bet"een the boards, basically because ! like that look and because ! think it adds interest to the desi#n& 2& econdly, ! also ne" ! "anted the $lanks to run o(er the entire len#th o% the $allet, some o% you mi#ht $re%er to let the boards run alon# the "idth instead& 6& .astly, ! "anted an e(en number o% boards& /s the table isnWt (ery "ide, ! thou#ht it "ise to make it symmetric to ensure $eo$le on both sides o% the table could %it both a $late and a #lass into a P$ersonal EoneP& ! decided that I boards "ould look #ood& These three considerations made me end u$ "ith the %ollo"in# list %or the lumber yard:

8 "oards 9:: cm; long and 9$<cm wide 9as =< >8?9$<; which totals %&'(meters of )'*cm board. /s "ood isnWt #enerally sold $er meter >but $er unit, "hich are about 4&Fmeters@ you need to be smart "hen cho$$in# a"ay to reduce the s$ill to a minimum& ! bou#ht the chea$est kind o% boards, "hich are $retty Pra"P on the sur%ace&

Step , Sandin"
Be%ore ! started "orkin# on the bi# $ro*ect o% sandin# the boards, ! couldnWt hel$ mysel% and tried out the construction "ith a cou$le o% trestles ! had, $uttin# the $allet on to$ and the boards on to$ o% the $allet& /s al"ays, this kind o% test makes the (ision stron#er >and more real@ and so it #ot me real moti(ated to mo(e %or"ard1

I made good use of the detail sander!

Step 5. )ood Sealer


ome small ste$s be%ore the actual $aintin#& 1&@ @over the trestles with the plastic gar"age sac#s and co(er the %loor in protective carton >you buy that on a roll %rom the $aint sho$@&

2& DonWt %or#et to s"i$e?dust the $lanks %ree %rom the residue %rom the sandin#1 "i$e it o%% or sim$ly use the (accuum cleaner L as "e did1

Rse $rotection "hile "orkin#1 Personally !Wm rather sensiti(e to the "ood sealer so ! use both #o##les and $rotecti(e mask& ! al"ays a$$ly : layers of Aood Sealer >and al"ays im$atiently "ait %or the %irst layer to be all dry be%ore a$$lyin# the second one@

Step 6. Splashing on the Paint*


4o" to the %un bit L The actual $aintin#1

.ea(e the $lanks to dry restin# on the trestles o(er ni#ht& D/9 2: +hen the to$ $lanks are all nice and dry L mo(e on to "ork "ith the $allet %rame& /s ! didnWt "ant the $allet to take le# s$ace or be in the "ay , ! remo(ed some o% the "ooden blocks that normally sit on the back o% the $allet&

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Step 7. 8lue 9 lamp3it


0lue the $lanks to the $allet& Rse clam$s to make %i3 $osition1 Place hea(y stu%% on to$ o% it to %urther add $reasure "hile the #lue is dryin#&

Step K >ail itP


+hen the to$ $lanks and the botton $allet %rame are oneDFli$ the thin# o(er and mo(e by nailin# the to$ $lanks to the underlyin# $allet1 !n order %or the table to look sleek L %asten the $lanks P%rom behindP& Fasten the $lanks on each short side and some"here alon# the middle& ! used $enny "ashers to create a mar#in that ensured the scre"s "ouldnWt run throu#h the to$ $lank, and in as a $rotecti(e measure as the nud#in# %rom the shar$ scre" into the "ood "ill be reduced o(er time&

/n#le !rons are also a #ood idea to %urther add su$$ort to the construction&

Step :. $ounting the top on the trestles*


ok : almost there! ! o$ted %or !7B/Ws J!7/ .erber# trestles, they are made o% la-uered metal and there "as no natural "ay o% %astenin# them to the table to$ so ! had to come u$ "ith an idea to sol(e the $roblem& ! ended u$ usin# nail $lates& +hat ! did "as that ! %astened them to the construction, "ith 2 cou$les o% slotted scre"s stickin# out& The slotted scre"s needed to be $laced be%ore %astenin# the nail $lates&

Step ;. &lip it*

Step 41. ,njoy*

The last step of any Scrap%ack is to enjoy your work* Invite your friends over for dinner< brag about it on your blog or simply admire yourself and how great you are* %ope this tutorial will inspire y".I.# Pallet offee Table = - >3step Tutorial
Posted by cra$,acker&com on %reda#, au#usti 2=, 2011 U 4 Comments

The %irst cra$,ack "as a co%%ee table& +ant one too8 !tWs an easy, no:%uss construction& !% you %ind some #ood scra$ L !Wll hel$ "ith the hack L 5ust %ollo" the $ictures and see ho" ! did it&

Step 4. &ind Two Scrap Pallets


The ones ! used didnWt really match in terms o% siEe, but ! kind o% like that theyWre odd1 2ne "as co(ered and one "as the classic o$enP sha$e&

The Aa" 'aterial

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Filler action

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Step 6. -dd some wheels*

'ountin# a set o% "heels

R$ on its %eet : letWs roll1

Step 7. Paint @ob*

ome $aintin# to do&&&

/ #ood start

Fresh $aint set to dry

Step >. ,njoy*


The Co%%ee Table has lots of room for magaBines1 9ou mi#ht think iWm craEy %or not %illin# the #a$s L but ! sim$ly like the %act that you can see its ori#in&

0reat tora#e %or a 'a#aEine /ddict / #ood idea thou#h, is to ha(e a bi# tray u$ your slee(e as one o% those can come in handy %or times you ha(e #uests that arenWt as used to your table as youWll beD/ bonus "ith this desi#n is restin# your %eet on it is e3tremely er#onomic as your heels %it?rest into the #a$s1 That %act also means you can also use your %eet to mo(e the table around L ha(in# ne(er ima#ined that "ould be somethin# ! a$$reciated, ! no" think ! "ould ha(e a hard time ad*ustin# to ha(in# a static, hard co%%ee table a#ain1

o%a Table doin# its *ob1

SHAR ou to #i(e this hack a #o yoursel%[:D

".I.# Pet Bottle Purse


Posted by cra$,acker&com on l\rda#, december 6, 2011 U .ea(e a Comment

This is a really #reat D&!&9 Christmas #i%t idea1 The PBT Bottle Purse can %ill many e(eryday needs and consists o% PBT bottle cut:o%%s and a Ei$$erDThe $roduct "as desi#ned by ]itta chnitt back in 2004& ,er "ebsite %eatures a #reat D&!&9 ste$:by:ste$ tutorial >a(ailable %or do"nload L here@, #uidin# illustrations %rom her tutorial is %eatured belo"& ]itta $romotes 2$en ource desi#n, and "e are #rate%ul L ! su##est you check out the Pet Bottle Purse Facebook Fan Pa#e and #i(e her your P.ikeP1

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First, cut o%% the bottoms o% the bottles a$$ro3imate, a%ter"ards cut o%% the e3cess material, alon# the burr "ith the small sissor&

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Cut out the au3iliary construction and stick it to the ed#e o% the cut:out bottom "ith adhesi(e ta$e&

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Rse the thick needle to $ierce the bottom, "here the au3iliary construction marks the stitchin#:holes "ith dots& For holdin# the needle us a combination $liers&

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Be%ore se"in#, o$en the Ei$$er& tart to stich ^ "ith the small needle, 6cm a%ter the Ei$$: start and se" the Ei$$er all around the %irst bottom&

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/ttention1 Don_t com$lete se"in# the "hole circum%erence, be%ore %inishin#, o(erla$ the Ei$$:%abric end, thats ho" you build a nice PBT1

Good Luck
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Posted by cra$,acker&com on onsda#, %ebruari 22, 2012 U .ea(e a Comment / hula hoo$ rin#, some old yarn >or old tees1@ K some %in#er knittin# action is all you need to make a ru#1 /nne o% cra%ts blo# Fla3KT"ine made a #reat hula hoo$ ru# ins$ired by a recycled tee hula hoo$ $ro*ect she s$otted at the Disney Family Fun site >see $ic belo"@

/nne "rote a s$lendid D&!&9 tutorial on ho" to make a hula hoo$ ru# o% your o"n, check it out1 /nne used yarn "hilst the Disney Family %un hack used old tees, ! su##est you make use o% "hate(er materials youW(e #ot lyin# around& ,ere are some o% /nneWs $ics to #et your hacker *uices %lo"in#:

!o to the "lax#T$ine DIY tutorial here

!nstructions %or makin# the $lastic ba# `yarn`

4ote: The belo" instructions are %or makin# the double thick `yarn` usin# the $lastic ba#s, you "ill need to use a lar#er hook "hen usin# this method&

.ay the ba# %lat

Cut the handles and bottom seam o%% the ba#

Fold the ba# into a stri$

Cut the ba# into 1 1?2 : 2 inch $ieces

connectin# the rin#s $lace : one rin# o(er the other

Take one end o% the "hite ba# and insert it into the other end

Pull ti#htly but not to ti#ht or it "ill tear, this %orms a knot "hich "ill not be seen "hen you crochet& 7ee$ re$eatin# the abo(e and roll u$ your stri$s into your ne" ball o% `yarn`

Plastic Ba# Tote

!nstructions %or cuttin# the ba#s and makin# a ball o% `yarn` click ,BAB

'aterials 4eeded: numerous "hite, blue and yello" $lastic #rocery ba#s, ' hook Finished iEe: 1F inches hi#h 3 1= inches "ide not includin# the stra$s 4ote: Do not use hook that you don)t "ant to break or be stained& ! ha(e noticed that my hook has numerous stains o% dye on it %rom the ba#s, also this is hard on the hook so you don)t "ant to use your #ood Brittany hooks "hile crochetin# "ith $lastic ba#s ::@ Directions: "ith "hite ba#s ch 2I Aound 1 : hdc in 2nd ch %rom hook and in each remainin# ch, "orkin# around the backside o% the ch hdc in each st, *oin "ith a sl st to 1st hdc >F4 total@ Aound 2:F : ch 1, hdc in each st around, *oin "ith a sl st to 1st hdc at the end o% round F chan#e to yello" ba#s, do not cut "hite ba#s Aound =:T ch 1, "ith yello" ba#s, hdc in each st around, *oin "ith a sl st to 1st hdc, cut yello" ba#s, at end o% round T $ick u$ the dro$$ed "hite ba#s Aound I:10 : ch 1, "ith "hite, hdc in each st around, *oin "ith a sl st to 1st hdc, at end o% round 10 chan#e to blue ba#s, do not cut "hite ba#s Aound 11: 16 : ch 1, "ith blue ba#s, hdc in each st around, *oin "ith a sl st to 1st hdc, cut blue ba#s, at end o% round 16, $ick u$ the dro$$ed "hite ba#s Aound 14:20 : ch 1, "ith "hite, dc in each st around, *oin "ith a sl st to 1st hdc, at end o% round 20 chan#e to yello" ba#s, do not cut "hite ba#s Aound 21 : ch 1, "ith yello", hdc in each st around, *oin "ith a sl st to 1st hdc, cut yello" ba#s, at end o% round 21 chan#e to "hite ba#s Aound 22: ch 1, "ith "hite hdc in ne3t T sts, ch 24, sk I sts, hdc in the ne3t 19 sts, ch 24, sk I sts, hdc in ne3t 12, *oin "ith a sl st to 1st hdc Aound 26 : ch 1, sc in ne3t =sts, "ork 2I sc around the ne3t ch 24 s$ on last round, sc in ne3t 19 sts, "ork 2I scs around the ne3t ch 24 s$ on last round, sc in ne3t 16 s$s, *oin "ith a sl st in be# sc >94 total@

Aound 24 : ch 1, sc in each st around >94 total@

%ow to $ake a +ug from Plastic 8rocery Bags by wal!erbarb


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Intro

Intro: -o5 to .a9e a 'ug 3rom Plastic %rocer! Bags


In an effort to be 29reen%2 I started savin" my plastic "rocery ba"s so that I could return them in lar"e "roups to be recycled I had "athered 4uite
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Step 1: +ools and .aterials


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Step 2: %athering Bags


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Step 3: Sort Bags 1! Colors


>ote B If you donWt want your ru" to follow a pattern% you can s!ip sortin" To ma!e creatin" the colored rin"s in the ru" easier% I too! my ba"s of ba
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Step 4: Choosing a Pattern


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Step 5: Split and

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Step 6: Begin Braiding


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Step 11: Position in !our -ome


/hile this ru" should be rather durable% it is still mainly a showpiece The best place IWve found to put it is under my chair made from nec! ties

In an effort to be 29reen%2 I started savin" my plastic "rocery ba"s so that I could return them in lar"e "roups to be recycled I had "athered 4uite a few ba"s% but !ept for"ettin" to ta!e them to be recycled So I first started usin" them to ma!e plastic 2fabric2 as seen in this instructable% 7lastic Ea" Fabric I then remembered that people used to ma!e ru"s by braidin" strips of fabric% and then spiralin" the braid outward% but I couldnWt find an e.ample of usin" plastic ba"s to ma!e a ru" So I decided to ma!e my own Just a word to the wise% youWll need #18V ba"s to ma!e a similar ru"% so donWt underta!e this project if youWve only "ot a few Also% if you want multiple colors% you must have ba"s of different colors% DuhP

&tep : Tools and Materials

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&tep ": ?athering Bags

This should be the easiest step $ou simply save your plastic ba"s after you "o shoppin" If you want a multi)colored ru"% you must collect ba"s of different colors The easiest way to do this is to shop at different places Sometimes a store will chan"e the color of their ba"s% but this is rare If you use reusable shoppin" ba"s% "atherin" ba"s mi"ht be 4uite difficult If you are really itchin" to do this project% you could as! your friends and nei"hbors for ba"s or you could 2borrow2 some from the recyclin" bin at your local "rocery store% thou"h I donWt condone stealin" The ru" pictured in this isntructable is ,, inches lon" by ,8 inches wide% and contains about #1# ba"s 0bviously% for a lar"er ru" you need more ba"s% and for a smaller ru" you need fewer ba"s

&tep 9: &ort Bags by Colors

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Aote B If you donWt want your ru" to follow a pattern% you can s!ip sortin" To ma!e creatin" the colored rin"s in the ru" easier% I too! my ba"s of ba"s and sorted the various ba"s into separate colors /hile the blue or yellow ba"s can be mostly sorted to"ether% the white ba"s tend to have accent colors that can come out in the finished ru" So I have the 2/hite with 7in! accents2 separate from the 2/hite with Elac! accents and etc See the ima"e below for further e.planation

&tep D: Choosing a Pattern

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&tep >: &plit and @old Bags

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&tep C: Begin Braiding

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If you do not !now how to braid% the followin" Instructable seems to be rather educational% <ow To Eraid I first started by tyin" the first three strips to"ether I then placed a rather heavy dictionary I have onto the !not% and then started braidin" To ma!e my ru"% I braided the initial center white spot The center is only three strips &ba"s' so it didnWt ta!e very lon" Ee sure to leave a tail for each strip This is where you will tie on the ne.t ba" It is actually better if the tails are different len"ths because it will force the continuin" !nots to be in different places &more on this later' As with many projects that become Intructables later on% I missed "ettin" pictures of the very be"innin"% but the pictures below should e.plain it o!ay

&tep E: Pinning the Braid

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&tep L: @use the Bac+ing

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It may be better for you to practice this step first I first learned this fusin" techni4ue from an instructable similar to this one% 7lastic Ea" Fabric 0nce youWve pinned the ba"s into the proper spiral% youWre ready to fuse the bac!in" on The bac!in" is simply another plastic ba" split open $ou should have a lar"e enou"h sheet so that there is overlap all around First% put the spiral pin)side down on an iron safe surface Then lay your sheets of plastic ba"&s' over the bac! of the spiral Aote I put the sheets in! side down so that the in! didnWt have a chance to transfer to any other surface Then lay the wa. paper on top of the plastic sheet The plastic bags will melt to the iron* Be sure to only iron on the waB paper Then iron only on the wa. paper for a short time &The time will vary dependin" on the thic!ness of each ba" i e thinner ba"s will melt faster' @y times varied from a few seconds to a minute or so After you pull away the iron and the wa. paper% "ive the ru" a minute or so to cool and harden If you try to move it around while the plastic is still molten% you may ruin the fusin" 3eave all of the overlap% when you continue the spiral the bac!in" will already be partially in place

&tep P: Continue Braiding! Pinning and @using

As you continue braidin"% pinnin"% and fusin" there are some thin"s you should be aware of /hen you reach the end of a ba"% tie the ne.t ba" on with a s4uare !not &otherwise !nown as a reef !not'% httpB**en wi!ipedia or"*wi!i*S4uareX!not The ba"s will cinch up pretty ti"ht% so most !nots will wor! It is much better if the tails of each ba" come at different times /hen you "o to tie the ne.t ba" on% your !not will ma!e a tiny bump alon" the braid This bump is pretty much invisible% unless all three !nots happen at the same time If necessary% cut the ba" strips so that the tails are different len"ths After the initial cuttin"% the !nots should fall at different times

&tep #: @inishing

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0nce you reach then end of your ru"% you simply tuc! the last tails under the the rest of the ru" and continue with the fusin" process 0nce youWve fused the rest of the spiral% and the last tails% you can trim the e.cess bac!in" off

&tep

: Position in your Home

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this little %igg&


-t least once a wee# 9or two, or three times$$$; it will happen$ AeCll "e in the store, or loo#ing at a magaBine, and my #ids will say Dmom can we "uy that2D Ahether itCs food or anything that can "e turned into a pro4ect, they usually get the same answer$ DEoo$$$$$letCs ma#e it instead$D .y almost-F-year old has perfected his eye roll$ D.om why do you have to ma#e ,G-,R-H-%)&EI2D They ha(e both been "antin# a bi# $i##y bank %or -uite some time and "e %inally #ot do"n to business and made our o"n&&&&&and they .2JBD it >no eye rollin#1@ This is a $ro*ect ! remember doin# %rom =th #rade art&&&&&"hich is really %unny since ! did it "ith my 6 and F year old&&&&it)s su$er sim$le, and they "ere able to do almost all o% it >minus ta$in#, cuttin#@ by themsel(es&

'hat &ou $ill need(


:ne"s$a$er& +e don)t #et the $a$er, so ! sa(ed all the ads %or a %e" "eeks::%or#et about the sli$$ery ma#aEine ty$e $a#es, and *ust use the ne"s$a$er:ish ones& :balloons :an e## carton :maskin# ta$e :%lour :school #lue :tissue $a$er :%oam $aint brush

:lar#e corks :adorable children to hel$

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Blo" u$ balloon& Cut F sections out o% e## carton& Ta$e onto balloon as `le#s` and a `nose` o(er the balloon tie& 'i3 %lour and "ater to %orm a thin $aste& B(eryone has $a$er mache)d be%ore ri#ht88 Cut ne"s$a$er into stri$s and $ut a thin coat o% %lour $aste on each stri$, and smooth it onto ballon&

2(er and o(er and o(er& !t)s messy and it)s %un& mooth do"n the $ieces the best you can >the kids do it a bit slo$$y but you)ll be able to #o back and smooth it do"n@

/%ter $i# is co(ered in $a$er, set to dr& o*er night+ *donCt do too many layers or it will ta#e forever to dry$ *we added a few eJtra strips on the "ottom since weCll "e cutting out a hole$

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Decide on your colors& The boy "anted his $i# to look like it "as on %ire& The #irl "anted hers to look like a $rincess& 2% course, and o% course& Cut tissue $a$er into smaller $ieces::"e did s-uares and rectan#les&

'i3 school #lue and "ater to make a runny #lue that can be `$ainted` on& 0lue tissue $a$er onto $i#& >they)ll need hel$ around the %eet and nose@ This kids lo(ed this $art& They learned -uickly that they needed to start out "ith darker colors, or se(eral layers o% li#hter colors to co(er the ne"s$rint& They also lo(ed seein# ho" colors turned out "hen they combined tissue s-uares& Allo$ to dr& o*er night+

)a& 'ake sure $i# is dry and hardened all the "ay around& Cut a slit in the to$, and a hole in the bottom& 9ou should be able to $ull the balloon out o% the bottom hole&

! cut a cork in hal% so it didn)t stick out too %ar&

load it u%.

the end$

"I# enterpieces $ade Cut of ,gg Buttons


5une 2, 2009 by Christina

artons and Dintage

! made these "himsical D!9 center$ieces %rom e## cartons and (inta#e buttons& 'y Blue Bo3 is nearly al"ays o(er%lo"in# "ith e## cartons& !Cm al"ays dreamin# u$ "ays to turn them into cra%t $ro*ects L and this is one o% my latest&

These "ere ins$ired by my $ost last month on Cute as a Button "eddin#s& !C(e #ot hea$s o% (inta#e buttons and ! couldnCt "ait to $ut them to #ood use& !% you are lookin# %or D!9 center$ieces that are su$er chea$ and easy to make >albeit a bit time:consumin#@, #i(e these a "hirl& /ost( N2 L N6 $er doEen >/ssumin# you already ha(e acrylic $aint and buttons on hand&@ 0aterials( 2ne $a$er e## carton 12 $i$e cleaners 24 #au#e "ire Buttons /crylic $aint in your choice o% colors Floral ta$e cissors Pa$er cli$ Jarnish >o$tional@ 0lue >! used "ood #lue, but re#ular "hite #lue should do the trick&@

Find a $a$er e## carton&

Aemo(e the e## carton cu$s usin# scissors&>! also cut a %e" o% the trian#ular $arts o% the e## carton that are bet"een the cu$s&@

Cut the e## carton cu$s into (arious %lo"er sha$es& >! %rin#ed some, made some rounded and others "ere made into da%%odil sha$es&@

Paint the cu$s usin# acrylic $aint& .et dry& Coat "ith #lossy (arnish& >This ste$ is not mandatory, but i% you "ant them to be #lossy you "ill need to (arnish them&@

Take the end o% a $a$er cli$ and $oke t"o holes into the back o% one o% the %lo"ers&

Take 24 #au#e "ire and $i$e cleaner and $oke them throu#h the bottom o% one o% the holes&

!% you are #oin# to add one o% the trian#les to the center instead o% the button, "ea(e the $i$e cleaner throu#h the other hole&

0lue the trian#ular sha$e to the middle o% the %lo"er and let dry&

!% you are usin# a button %or the center o% the %lo"er, $lace a button on the "ire?$i$e cleaner&

Formin# a loo$, brin# "ire?$i$e cleaner throu#h the other hole&

Take %loral ta$e and be#in "ra$$in# *ust beneath the bottom o% the %lo"er& ! hold the %lo"er in my ri#ht hand >! am ri#ht:handed@ and the ta$e in my le%t& ! s$in the %lo"er "ith my le%t %in#er and thumb until the ta$e co(ers the len#th o% the %lo"er& This is a bit tricky at %irst, but a%ter doin# a %e" you "ill #et the han# o% it&

Presto1 9our e## carton %lo"er is done& Ae$eat 12 times and you and youCre on your "ay to creatin# some "onder%ul and "himsical D!9 center$ieces1

Ean4uette Seatin" Finally AnderwayP Y %ow To $ake -n ,gg arton &lower Pendant !ight

the perfect femine touch for a girl's room!


February 21, 2010 By Kristi Linauer 14 Comments

There are so many fun crafty thin"s that can be done with paper pulp e"" cartons /hen I came across these uni4ue purple ones in the trash at my office &yes% I du" them out of the trash'% I just !new they could be turned into somethin" really spectacular @y ideaZ This paper pulp e"" carton flower pendant li"ht I thin! this flower pendant li"ht would add a pretty feminine touch to a "irlLs room or any room that needs a pretty% feminine touch This pendant li"ht "ives off a soft% beautiful ambient li"ht

Pro3ect Cost:
Appro.imately [,8

Tools ^ Materials:

#1)foot e.tension cord%

0ne strand of 18)count miniature white Christmas li"hts% 7aper pulp e"" cartons &at least H8 cups% plus a few e.tras to allow for errors'% @etal hardware cloth with #*()inch "rid% Appro.imately 18 -)inch Mip ties% Scissors &they need to be sharpP'% Sidecutter wire snips% <i"h temp hot "lue "un

0nstructions:
Prepare the flowers Eyou.ll need a total of 51 flowersF: # /ith your scissors% cut apart the individual cups of the e"" carton

( Iound off the corners% and cut a \?N between the \petalsN

, Asin" your hot "lue "un% assemble the flower usin" ( cups per flower% and arran"e so that the petals are offset

- 9ently bend each petal bac! to open up the flower

1 Asin" your scissors% "ently po!e a hole in the center of each flower lar"e to fit over a li"ht on the strand of miniature Christmas li"hts Prepare the lamp base: # Cut a piece of hardware cloth that is (6 s4uares wide by #, s4uares hi"h Ioll the hardware cloth into a cylinder% overlappin" ( rows of s4uares% and use Mip ties to secure in place ( Feed the strand of Christmas li"hts throu"h the top of the cylinder% and be"in wor!in" on the bottom row Startin" anywhere on the bottom row% po!e a li"ht throu"h one of the holes% and use a Mip tie to secure the li"ht in place , Count over three spaces on the bottom row% and po!e another li"ht throu"h that hole% and use a Mip tie to hold in place Iepeat this all the way around the bottom row - 0nce that row is completed% count up three rows and repeat the process% but be sure the li"hts on the second row are offset from the bottom row See the "rid below as a "uideline The yellow s4uares represent the spaces where li"hts "o

1 0nce you have all of your li"hts in place and secured with Mip ties% place any e.tra li"hts inside the cylinder% and ensure that the plu" is accessible at the top of the li"ht 7lu" the li"ht strand into the e.tension cord

6 Cut a piece of hardware cloth that is H s4uares by H s4uares Then cut the three corner pieces from each corner to form a rou"h circle $ou will also need to cut out the four pieces in the middle to ma!e a lar"er hole See dia"ram below

K Feed the e.tension cord throu"h the middle hole &it will be a ti"ht fit% but it should "o throu"h' 0nce the e.tension cord is fed throu"h% center the mesh circle on top of the cylinder and secure with Mip ties This will hold the receivin" end of the e.tension cord inside the cylinder H /hen the wirin" is finished% it may be easier to han" the li"ht before continuin" : Attach your flowers by slippin" one flower over each li"ht If you have some flowers that wonLt stay put% simply secure them with a bit of hi"h)temp hot "lue on the bottom of the flower #8 0nce all of the flowers are in place% plu" in your li"ht% and enjoyP

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This project is not appropriate for small children The hardware cloth can be difficult to wor! with% and when itLs cut% it leaves sharp ed"es that can injure children &and adultsP' 7lease handle the hardware cloth with caution Due to sharp ed"es on the finished product% please !eep this lamp shade out of the reach of children It

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