• Basic Knit Stitches – Knit & Crochet – Inspiration & How-To  

    Following a knitting pattern can be simple once you learn the basics. If you are new to knitting, try making a practice swatch following the...

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    Following a knitting pattern can be simple once you learn the basics. If you are new to knitting, try making a practice swatch following the steps below before starting a project.   How to Cast On—Long Tail Method The first step of knitting is to cast on stitches onto your needle. The number of...
  • CROCHET A CACTUS

    Crochet a cactus – Trend alert! The cactus is totally hot and a must have in your designed interior. If you do not like the prickly, colourless beauty, you should...

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    Crochet a cactus – Trend alert! The cactus is totally hot and a must have in your designed interior. If you do not like the prickly, colourless beauty, you should love this gentle alternative. These crocheted cacti are soft, cuddly and colourful and easily made by following this free pattern! Cute, small cacti are very trendy at the moment. To just follow the trend...
  • 20 Ways To Recycle Old Clothes in 15 Minutes Or Less

    This post may contain affiliate links for products I love and recommend. Who knew it could be so much fun to recycle old clothes? For...

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    This post may contain affiliate links for products I love and recommend. Who knew it could be so much fun to recycle old clothes? For the vast majority of the year, I’ve been working on slowly making a handmade closet I’m crazy about instead of shopping for more, poorly-made, overpriced clothing. It’s been so rewarding...
  • Cactus Pillow

    This cuddly cactus pillow comes prick-free! Just choose your favorite fabrics from our Hancock Fabrics page and we’ll show you how to stitch up your own....

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    This cuddly cactus pillow comes prick-free! Just choose your favorite fabrics from our Hancock Fabrics page and we’ll show you how to stitch up your own. It’s all in our instructions – including the pattern – so read below and make it! STEP 1 Project Note:For this project, all seam allowances should be ½”.Tape the tiled sheets...
  • Fringe Benefits: A Fringe Jean Jacket DIY – Paper and Stitch

    I love the idea of adding simple embellishments to staple clothing pieces to make a statement. And fringe,  especially, has been on my list as...

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    I love the idea of adding simple embellishments to staple clothing pieces to make a statement. And fringe,  especially, has been on my list as of late. Don’t get me wrong, patches and embroidery projects are good options too. But I thought fringe would give this stiff jean jacket a lot more movement. And now...
  • Blushberry Plaid Tartan Wrap Crochet Pattern

    Monday, 11 November 2019 Edit I’ve been a fan of tartan and plaid since I was a teenager. I owned plaid skirts, scarves, handbags, etc....

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    Monday, 11 November 2019 Edit I’ve been a fan of tartan and plaid since I was a teenager. I owned plaid skirts, scarves, handbags, etc. So why wouldn’t I attempt to crochet something with a plaid pattern? I’ve seen some crocheted blankets and scarves made using the gingham plaid style and while I like the...
  • Nine Ways To Keep Children Busy On A Long Trip

    Whether you’re planning a long road trip or have a long flight ahead of a vacation, keeping children occupied on long journeys can be difficult....

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    Whether you’re planning a long road trip or have a long flight ahead of a vacation, keeping children occupied on long journeys can be difficult. If you’re worried about how you’re going to keep them quiet, try a few of these ideas. Image – free for commercial use Pack a box of treats and fun....
  • RESTYLE DIY | Custom Sofa Fabric Design

    Yes, the day has finally come where it actually isn’t hard or way expensive to give your living room a giant DIY update! And what...

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    Yes, the day has finally come where it actually isn’t hard or way expensive to give your living room a giant DIY update! And what is the biggest statement piece in most living rooms: The Sofa!It has been bugging me for years that whenever I moved to a new place I could basically make anything I...
  • HOW TO MAKE A POMPOM WALL HANGING

    Pompoms are all the rage right now, they’re easy to make and you’d be surprised by the different ways you can make beautiful creations out...

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    Pompoms are all the rage right now, they’re easy to make and you’d be surprised by the different ways you can make beautiful creations out of pompoms, like this wonderful pompom wall hanging! This blog post we’ll show you step by step how to create this simple DIY pompom decor project. In order to make...
  • 20 Of The Easiest Handmade Accessories To Try This Year

    This post may contain affiliate links for products I love and recommend. Regardless of how far you are in your creative journey and how experienced...

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    This post may contain affiliate links for products I love and recommend. Regardless of how far you are in your creative journey and how experienced a crafter you are, it’s always fun to get inspiration. Today, I thought it would be fun to look back on some handmade accessories from the Creative Fashion Blog archives...
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