Saturday, September 13, 2014

5 ways to upgrade your ponytail

[Tease the top and add Dutch braids to the sides (tutorial)]
[Create a wrap effect (tutorial)]
[Cinch it (tutorial)]
[Make a double knot (tutorial)]
[Add a Fishtail braid to the top (tutorial)]
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Friday, September 12, 2014

Bow headband [knitting pattern]

Today I'm going to share with you a pattern I created bow headband. This only takes a few hours to make and it's perfect for keeping your ears warm when the cold weather hits!
Pattern-
Needles size US 10 1/2
Yarn- Loops & Threads Charisma yarn in charcoal
Headband
Cast on 13 sts. Work in Garter Stitch (knit each side) until piece measures 20 inches. Bind off and sew the seam closed.
Bow
Cast on 13 stitches. Work in Garter Stitch until piece measures 9 1/2 inches. Bind off.
Band for bow 
Cast on 7 sts. Work in Garter Stitch until piece measures 8 inches. Bind off. Position bow on front of headband. Place the band over the headband and bow and sew in place.
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Friday DIY Favorites

[Left- DIY tutorial shows you how to make these pretty, pearl knuckle rings, Right- Upgrade a plain planter by wrapping it in fabric]
[Here's a couple of great DIYs for Halloween! Left- Make this awesome spiderweb necklace using puffy paint Right- Turn one of those decorative skulls they sell at the craft stores into a succulent planter]
[Left- Those cat trees in the stores are so overpriced! Learn how to make your own for a fraction of the cost. Right- Make this pretty, nature-inspired coasters using dried flowers]
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

DIY Cage bra top

Bra tops with multi straps are everywhere right now and they're the perfect piece to wear under open back tops. If you don't have a sewing machine you could always hand sew the elastic in place,
Supplies-

Monday, September 8, 2014

Ribbed Arm Warmers [knitting pattern]

I love a good pair of arm warmers! They're easy to make and they up the cozy factor of any outfit. 
[Don't forget to check out my video tutorials if you need any help brushing up on your knitting basics]
Knitting needles size US 10 1/2 Yarn: The yarn I use to make these is discontinued but any worsted weight yarn will do.
Arm Warmers (make 2) Cast on 26 stitches. Work in K2 P2 ribbing for 2 inches (this is the bottom of the arm warmer). Change to Stockinette Stitch and knit until pieces measures 11 inches from beginning. Change back to K2 P2 ribbing for 3 inches. Bind off, leaving a long yarn tail. Finishing Fold knit piece in half lengthwise. Thread yarn tail into yarn needle. Sew sides of Cuff together for about 2 inches. Leave next 1 in. unsewn for thumb opening, then sew the rest of the seam closed.


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