Crafts & Projects

Turquoise and Leather Bracelet

So i saw this bracelet on Pinterest that I loved – and thought – hey I bet I can make that….so I gave it a whirl.

Bracelet on Pinterest & Obaz

Mine is not identical – but it uses the same thought process.  I kinda like mine better – I used better beads and its really comfortable to wear.

I will say the suede-like straps I used are not the best choice.  I think they’re not sturdy enough.  I think I might try this again with a better leather cording and see what happens.

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Rolled Fabric Flowers – Quick & Fun

I love flowers.  This spring I’ll start planting and sharing pics of my flowers.  In the winter I like to WEAR flowers.  They make me feel happy and “spring-y” while things are kind of grey and drab.

I found a great video tutorial that will show you how to do it – this is probably the easiest one I’ve found out there,and I looked at a lot of them.  I think each flower takes less than 5 minutes – you just need fabric and a glue gun, or fabric glue.  Here are the flowers I made:

Recycle old tshirts in to fabric flowers

The video tutorial will be after the jump.  It’s a little shaky but bear with her, this is the best technique I found for making these.  Let me know how it works out for you!

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My Favorite Scarf

My friends will be quick to tell you that I am one of the most impatient people they know.  In this world of “instant gratification” of high-speed Internet and “buy it instead of make it” I’ve had to really work hard to be patient when starting projects.

That being said, I LOVE to crochet, but I hate to spend weeks or months getting a project done.  I like 2 – 4 hour projects.  I’m a big fan of starting something that I can finish wile I’m watching a movie or two on a Sunday.

This scarf came about for two reasons.  One, I cant ever seem to keep one around my neck.  Long or short I end up tripping over the end or dropping it in the slop on the ground; and two, I didn’t want the project to take all day, let alone weeks.

I tried quite a few different patterns and hated them all, they take too long.  Then I started messing around with Lion brand Hometown USA yarn and a HUGE crochet hook.  I’m talking a size P hook.  They are normally plastic and as big around as my thumb.


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