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Crafting to Cope

A place where crafts and self-healing combine. Come join me as I craft my way through anxiety and a changing life.
Jul 23 '13
exercisepsych:

DIY Bowl Covers
Get rid of the saran wrap, and make these easy (reusable!) bowl covers with a bit of leftover fabric!

Choose any lightweight cotton or cotton blend fabric you like.
1. Spread the fabric wrong side up on your worktable. Invert your bowl on the fabric.
2. Measure out from the rim 1 1/2 inches and mark a circle all the way around the bowl. Remove the bowl and cut out the fabric circle.
3. If you wish, bind the edge of the circle with bias tape. (Bias tape is not necessary, it just gives the covers a more finished look). Then place the circle wrong side up in your sewing machine, with the edge under the presser foot. Lay a narrow piece of elastic on top of the edge and sew a few zigzag stitches over it. Stretch the elastic and continue to  zigzag it to the edge, adjust the elastic and your hands as needed until you’ve sewn all the way around.

exercisepsych:

DIY Bowl Covers

Get rid of the saran wrap, and make these easy (reusable!) bowl covers with a bit of leftover fabric!

Choose any lightweight cotton or cotton blend fabric you like.

1. Spread the fabric wrong side up on your worktable. Invert your bowl on the fabric.

2. Measure out from the rim 1 1/2 inches and mark a circle all the way around the bowl. Remove the bowl and cut out the fabric circle.

3. If you wish, bind the edge of the circle with bias tape. (Bias tape is not necessary, it just gives the covers a more finished look). Then place the circle wrong side up in your sewing machine, with the edge under the presser foot. Lay a narrow piece of elastic on top of the edge and sew a few zigzag stitches over it. Stretch the elastic and continue to  zigzag it to the edge, adjust the elastic and your hands as needed until you’ve sewn all the way around.

Dec 21 '12
Nov 20 '12
rainbowsandunicornscrafts:

DIY Woven Friendship Bracelet Using a Circular Cardboard Loom. Very easy, cool jewelry craft for kids weaving a seven strand friendship bracelet. Tutorial from Michael Ann Made here. 

rainbowsandunicornscrafts:

DIY Woven Friendship Bracelet Using a Circular Cardboard Loom. Very easy, cool jewelry craft for kids weaving a seven strand friendship bracelet. Tutorial from Michael Ann Made here. 

Nov 12 '12
truebluemeandyou:

DIY Anthropologie Inspired Crochet Spliced Loop Scarf Tutorial from Two Butterflies here. Left Photo: $58 Anthropologie Crochet Spliced Loop here, Right Photo: DIY by Two Butterflies.If the instructions aren’t clear enough on this easy DIY go to the comments section for more info. First seen at Flamingo Toes here.

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Anthropologie Inspired Crochet Spliced Loop Scarf Tutorial from Two Butterflies here. Left Photo: $58 Anthropologie Crochet Spliced Loop here, Right Photo: DIY by Two Butterflies.If the instructions aren’t clear enough on this easy DIY go to the comments section for more info. First seen at Flamingo Toes here.

Nov 12 '12

whaatnext:

thank you hayat.

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(Source: whaatnext)

Jun 11 '12

quasimodoinglasses:

KAWAII PI CROCHET PATTERN!!! “I Spy Pi”
courtesy of Alicia Kachmar
Patten available below or via

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Supplies

G hook
blue worsted weight yarn
two black beads and embroidery thread
fiberfil

Directions

(This forms the horizontal part)

**With G hook and yarn, ch 14.
Make a hdc in the 3rd ch from hook and all the way across.
Ch 1 turn and hdc across.
Do not turn work: Ch 6 and make a hdc in the 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, dc in next ch, dc in next space, which is the edge of the 2nd row made, then tr in the next space, which is the edge of the 1st row made, hdc in this same space. Skip a hdc on the top row and sl into the next. Finish off.**

Repeat between ** ** one more time so that you have two pieces.

On one of the pieces, sew on eyes and a mouth, using pictures as a guide. Put two pieces together, face facing you, and join with yarn at the bottom right-hand corner. Sc together until you hit the pointy part of Pi on the far left, to where you made the first hdc, in bold above. Ch 3 here and slip in next space (to make it pointier!). Continue to sc pieces together until it looks like the below picture:

(see image 2)

With G hook and yarn, now it’s time to make the left “leg”!
Ch 2 and make 6sc in 2nd ch from hook.
Make 2sc in each (12sc).
Sc for 3 rounds.
Decrease once, sc the rest.
Decrease once, sc the rest.
Sc for 7 rounds (or until it’s about 3.5 inches tall).
Finish off leaving a 6-inch tail for sewing.

With G hook and yarn, right “leg” time. Leave a 6-inch tail at beginning slip knot.
Ch 2 and make 3sc in the 2nd ch from hook.
Sc for 2 rounds.
*Make 2sc in first sc, sc the rest* (4sc).
Repeat * (5sc).
Repeat * (6sc).
(2sc, sc) around (9sc).
Sc for approximately 10-11 rounds.
Finish off, leaving a 6-inch tail.

You should have the following three pieces (which I took a bad picture of) and can now stuff them with fiberfil:

(see image 3)

Sew on left leg using leftover tail by joining the open sides of the horizontal part to the 2nd round from the leg’s top:

(see image 4)

(Leave tail hanging there for now).

(see image 5)

Using the long tail at the beginning/bottom of the right leg, you will now do some gathering so that the point right “foot” sticks up: on the inside of the “leg”, stitch from the 4th round to the 6th round and pull really tightly. Is the “foot” going up? Hehe. Finish off and tuck inside.

Using the tail at the top of the right leg, sew onto the horizontal face piece in the same way.

With either one of the leftover tails, sew the few stitches in between the “leg” together, to seal it up!

Celebrate Pi Day with your happy little crochet Pi!

(Source: frankblues)

Jun 10 '12
crochetmesomelove:

Free Wallflower Pattern. 

crochetmesomelove:

Free Wallflower Pattern. 

Jun 3 '12
szmoon:

These seem to be getting popular so I decided to do a simple how-to while I was making my own~

The materials are very inexpensive~ Hope you enjoyed it! You can see past tutorials here. c;

szmoon:

These seem to be getting popular so I decided to do a simple how-to while I was making my own~

The materials are very inexpensive~ Hope you enjoyed it! You can see past tutorials here. c;

May 16 '12
doubtwiselyknits:

The beginigs of a crochet chain necklace.I’ve only made 3 links so far, but it actually looks quite lovely attached to a silver chain.

doubtwiselyknits:

The beginigs of a crochet chain necklace.

I’ve only made 3 links so far, but it actually looks quite lovely attached to a silver chain.

May 14 '12
scissorsandthread:

How To Make Paper Pencils | Scissors Paper Wok
What a fun craft! I always prefer using pencils over pens. I have tons of scrap paper I’ve been hesitant to use because it’s too pretty! Though if you’re planning on making your own, the thinner the paper the better so it will roll.

scissorsandthread:

How To Make Paper Pencils | Scissors Paper Wok

What a fun craft! I always prefer using pencils over pens. I have tons of scrap paper I’ve been hesitant to use because it’s too pretty! Though if you’re planning on making your own, the thinner the paper the better so it will roll.