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DIY – Candy Cane Carpet

It’s the first time I’m using spaghetti yarn for a crochet or knitting project. I love the way this project is turning out, it’s going to be a bedside carpet for my kids’ room. It’s very soft to walk on and the neon pink is really popping out, it will fit the style of their room very well. The yarn reminds me of Candy Cane Sweets… Anyway, spaghetti yarn was so much easier to work with than what people told me. I have already bought 8 rolls of black and white of which I will make a carpet for our kitchen. Spaghetti yarn is very easy to make by yourself too: get a hold of a couple of old and worn out t-shirts and follow this really easy tutorial on Craft Passion. polkagrismatta polkagrismatta1


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DIY – Infinity scarf

Here is a quick tutorial how to change a boring old scarf into a much easier to wear, infinity scarf!
You’ll need:
* A long second hand knitted scarf
* A thick needle (for yarn)
* Yarn (same color as the scarf or close enough)
Here is how to make it:

1. Grab an arm’s-length of your yarn, thread it through the eye of the needle.

2. Pin the ends of your scarf together, edge to edge, right side to right side!

3. Just like always when you sew by hand, start by securing the thread; sew 4-5 times at the same place. You have to do this in the end as well.

4. As evenly as possible, sew small diagonal stitches along the edge, in and out basically. This will give small straight lines, hardly visibly at the front. Try to only stitch in the first few rows of the knit. Not too deep, really on the edge. Got it? Remember to secure the end!! (Step 3 again).

5. VoilĂ ! My new infinity scarf. Just wrap it around your neck a couple of times, no more loose ends hanging flappy, just neat and nice. Good luck!


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Etsy Embroidery Assignment

A while ago I was invited to be a part of an Etsy Assignment. We are going to make a little textile art piece of something that describes our craft on Etsy. I chose to make a little embroidery of my silk chiffon dress. I’m so curious to see the finished result of this little assignment!