Tagged: DIY

Use Old Tights For Headbands

Use Old Tights For Headbands

One of the biggest concerns people have for me when I tell them about the Compact is, “What about headbands!?” I find it funny that this is the FIRST thing people think of… I used to go through about a pack of thick black hairbands (aka ponytails, in my house)...

Free Knit Pattern: Four-Square Mitered Dishcloth

Free Knit Pattern: Four-Square Mitered Dishcloth

Featuring the simplicity of garter stitch with the visual interest of mitering. You will need: Small amount of variagated crochet cotton, I used Sugar n’ Cream Lily Cotton US Size 8 knitting needles, or size needed to obtain gauge of 4.5 knit stitches/inch To Begin: CO 36. Row 1: (WS)...

Dollar Bill Bow Origami

Dollar Bill Bow Origami

I often comment (ahem, complain) to my mom that my siblings treat me like a sweet old aunt as opposed to a fun partner-in-crime.  Probably because I do things like this: What, I take crappy pictures with my digital camera? No, I send cash in cards for special occasions. In...

Simple Crocheted Necklace With Beads

Simple Crocheted Necklace With Beads

Samster Mommy is a blog that I just love. She makes the best high-end-inspired jewelry. When I read her stuff I always think, “Hey, I could do that!” So when a nice lady came into work the other night wearing a beaded crocheted necklace I thought, “Hey, I can do...

Recycle T-Shirts To Make Cloth Diapers

Recycle T-Shirts To Make Cloth Diapers

As mentioned in an earlier post, my mom and little sister are layette-making machines.  They transformed flannel sheets into 149 cloth diapers in one weekend.  Now I’m not quite that amazing, but once upon a time I rescued 12 shirts from Spencer’s Goodwill bin and made 12 cloth diapers.  Mom...

Oh How I Wish I Had a Compost Bin…

Oh How I Wish I Had a Compost Bin…

Or a garden to use the compost, for that matter.  Look at all of this food that will go into the garbage… But if you are one of the lucky people in the world who lives a real life beyond college apartment living, I found a great compost bin for...

Crocheting for a Cause

Crocheting for a Cause

I’ve recently discovered the joys of “real yarn.” Where I grew up my yarn selections were limited to Red Heart from Walmart.  Later on I used Vanna’s Choice, which is nicer but still acrylic.  After discovering yarn shops with luxurious fibers I’ll never go back to acrylic yarn again.  But...