Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Adventure Time Felt Applique How-To

I don't make handmade gifts for just anyone, but I knew Alex would appreciate anything I made him for his birthday this year. Making the gift Adventure Time-themed ensured its success, even if my craft skills failed me. Luckily, they did not!

This was my first-ever felt applique project, and I learned many lessons along the way. To save you from felt applique anxiety, I'm sharing those lessons here in an easy little tutorial. Adventure felt applique time!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Free Download: Knitting Stitches You Need to Know

Sometimes you're in the mood to try something new, yeah? Me, too. Whether you're a beginner knitter or a more advanced one, this new downloadable from Craftsy is awesome for introducing you to knitting stitches.

Waffle stitch, anyone? Mmm, waffles.

7 free knitting stitch tutorials from Craftsy
Two of my tutorials --  the waffle stitch and the seed stitch pictured below -- are both included in the download, plus there are tutorials from Craftsy writers Lisa and Andrea. Download Knitting Stitches You Need to Know for free and start knitting something new!

How to knit a seed stitch