Yarn dyeing

Yarn dyeing

Ever since hand dyed yarn started to become “a thing” on Pinterest and Etsy I wanted to do it myself. All that beautiful colourful and unique yarn – just gorgeous. In the beginning doing it myself was a way to have exactly the colours and shades I wanted, and to have hand dyed yarn at a price I could afford. What I’ve learned in the […]

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Three part infinity scarf (pattern) third part

Three part infinity scarf (pattern) third part

For the first 2 parts of my infinity scarf read my post here. The third part of my scarf I’m knitting a lace leaf pattern. This is a pattern I found at this website (which is in Russian…. and unfortunately I can’t read Russian, but fortunately I can read knitting charts, and this one is not too hard!) I did make a translation to English […]

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Three part infinity scarf (short pattern instructions)

Three part infinity scarf (short pattern instructions)

This is the short version of my pattern for the 3 part infinity scarf, for more details read my blog posts about this pattern here and here. Cast on 48 stitches and knit two rows. k: Knit p: Purl k2tog: knit 2 together ssk: slip slip knit p2tog: purl 2 together p2togtbl: purl 2 together through the back loops c16f: cable 16 forward Part 1 […]

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Three part infinity scarf (pattern), first two parts

Three part infinity scarf (pattern), first two parts

This infinity scarf came about kind of by accident – it was one of those occasions when I happened to be out shopping, happened to come across some irresistible yarn, accidentally bought it, and then had nothing to make with it. I did what I always do, which is scour ravelry to find something to do with it, but came up short. I knew I […]

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Adventures in Soap Making

Adventures in Soap Making

With Christmas craft planning getting underway I have been looking for fun drop in crafts to do at our Christmas open day at the Craft Room. Soap making is something I always wanted to try so I gave it a go. So, there’s one thing about soap making from scratch – and that is lye. All soap is made with lye, and it’s a nasty […]

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Lace Knitting Tips

Lace Knitting Tips

Knitting lace patterns is both wonderful and can be difficult. Over the years I have gone from being scared of it, to being able to do it, to actually really enjoying to do it. And the difference is really in the tips I learned for how to make it easier and how to fix mistakes along the way. Every lace pattern is made with a […]

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Making Tiny Unicorns

Making Tiny Unicorns

When I first started looking into making charms from Fimo, I admit the size of those tiny little things was a bit daunting. But making tiny unicorns – well who doesn’t want to do that?! I just had to try, and if it was too fiddly well at least I would have tried once in my life to make an actual tiny unicorn. In the […]

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Decoupage

Decoupage

One of my favourite ways of bringing new life to an object is decoupage. A bit of glue and some carefully selected paper and you’ve got a brand new look! There are two kinds of decoupage, one called simply ‘decoupage’ (or d√©coupage, if you’re feeling fancy) and the other ‘3D decoupage’. Both involve building up layers of paper to create an effect. In 3D decoupage, […]

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Stamped Sugar Cookies

Stamped Sugar Cookies

The Craft Room had their stall at the Expat Expo, Basel – Did you visit us? If you passed us, hopefully you were able to grab one of Helen’s home made sugar cookies! The beauty of sugar cookies is that you can stamp them with images and they keep their shape once they’re baked. You can personalise them depending on the occasion, just stamp them […]

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Bullet journals

Bullet journals

Bullet journals have been all over Pinterest for a while now and frankly I’ve never really thought much about them. I mean, it’s just writing lists right? I’ve always had notebooks and written lists. Lots of them –¬† otherwise I would forget more things than I remember! Years ago when scrapbooking became an adult past-time rather than something you did as a kid after a […]

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