My daughter, like many kids her age, is waiting on Christmas. I decided to make this simple "countdown" by using blocks (which was in a package of 9) and a small tin from the Dollar Tree. My daughter helped me as well.
July 22, 2017
July 11, 2017
June 11, 2017
April 12, 2017
This craft project was both fun and simple. I purchased the red glass vase at my local Salvation Army Thrift Store a few weeks ago knowing I would find a use for it. Red is my favorite color. Recently, I purchased a new desk and decided this vase was to be included in the desktop decor. I purchased three bags of glass stones in the craft section of the Dollar Tree. Then I purchased the flowers at Walmart, with the help of a fellow customer's opinion.
March 15, 2017
You either love them or hate them.
What is the importance of taking the time to make one? Why can't I just do the project?
Swatches are important for a few reasons, especially to new loomers.
- With swatches you can determine the best yarn thickness for the loom you want to use. For example, by doing a swatch on a smaller gauge loom, like the All In One, with a bulky type yarn you will find out that you may not want to use a bulky yarn--that the project works up harder and more tight. Or you may simply need to change the stitch you use with the yarn. The same goes with a thinner yarn on a bigger gauge loom.
March 8, 2017
Remember this is in video from as well. Click here.
This is designed for a small wrist with a circumference of 6 inches.
Set up your Sock Loom 2 (or All In One Loom) to 18 pegs in a round.
Before casting on, place 20 ponybeads on the yarn. I did two black, then two blue but you can do whatever colors you want.
- Ewrap cast on.
- Row 1-4: Rib Stitch (K1P1)
- Place Stitch markers as shown below:
February 28, 2017
Recently I received a wonderful gifts from a fellow loomer. She has watched my videos for quite some time now and has even inspired a few. We both believe in the idea of "pay it forward". For her, it was paying it forward to me for the videos I make available to fellow loomers. I don't always get to purchase new items for my crafts so it warmed my heart that she thought of me. I was quite surprised at what I received!
February 15, 2017
I haven't posted a thrifty find in a while. This one comes courtesy of my daughter's school. On Mondays and Thursdays they have a book cart where kids can purchase books for $0.25 a piece or they can trade in a book from home for a "new" book. It's a great program to raise awareness of reading and provide the school with some extra funds most likely geared at reading as well.
Besides books for children, they have a section of books adults can purchase for $0.50 a piece. I found a book recently that caught my eye.
Labels: thrifty find
January 21, 2017
My daughter decided on what button I would put on and I know it is a little big. She ended up taking this to use as a collar for one of her smaller stuffed animals. I know wristbands aren't too popular but I think there is potential. There is a little different design on the side not shown. This, of course, works up very quickly.