As Halloween nears, young minds drift toward costumes and candy, and parents often find themselves at wit’s end in the attempt to calm those young enthusiasts into near-normalcy. Directing their attention and energy into Halloween arts and craft activities can help both young and old alike. This year, steer their imaginations and energies toward fun and creative pastimes that have a Halloween theme.
Amy Butler has come out with another great new FREE pattern. It’s called the Sexy Hexy Love Quilt. The pattern looks complicated but is rather easy to assemble. The example is using Amy Butler’s newest line of fabrics Love.
Amy Butler’s website has many free sewing patterns, including everything from quilts to yoga bags.
Here is the link for the instructions and measurements to create your own Sweet Greetings – Large and Small Portfolio. You will need to have an AdobeÂ® ReaderÂ® to be able to view the pattern.
Wire rings are hot this year! This is one of my favorites and is sure to attract attention. Bead Studio has a step-by-step picture tutorial for creating your own wire wrapped ring.
Craftbits has put together a wonderful tutorial on how to create a Sock Monkey. It has very clear pictures showing each step clearly. Click here to go to CraftBits Sock Monkey tutorial!
These mittens are absolutely adorable and with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, they would be perfect to knit up for you and your mate. Read more
I had to share this scarf with all of you whether you knit or not. It is so gorgeous just to look at! It knits up quick and is so much fun to watch the colors take shape. I knit the one in the left picture with yarn purchased from
I recently made these washcloths. I needed a fun washcloth because the ones in the store are just too plain. Here’s the pattern so you can make your own Fun Washcloths!