Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Crafty Blog Tutorials to Make Your Life Easier

(crossposted at BlogHer)

Crafting it up. Below are several useful programs and tutorials to add some excitement to your crafting life, whether you're an experienced knitter, a thrifty crocheter, or looking to make your crafting/blogging life better.

Design Sponge shares a fast and simple pattern for crocheted cotton dish scrubbers.
In going through our supplies, we’ve discovered tons of leftover yarn from previous projects. instead of trying to mix and match it all into one larger thing, we’ve discovered the joys of making little things—projects we can whip up in 30 minutes or so these dish scrubbers are a good example: quick and easy to make, a great use of cotton yarn scraps, and they make great gifts. plus they’re a great alternative to stinky, disposable sponges. use these, toss them in the laundry, and use them again and again and again.

Thinking about redoing your sewing/crafting room? Crafting a Green World's Julie Finn shared a fun tutorial for covering boring cork tiles with t-shirt art.
Today, however, we’re getting our inspiration board on. We are going to cover a ratty corkboard with a rockin’ T-shirt (Funny story: I never lost the baby weight after my second baby, and now my entire pre-baby rockin’ T-shirt collection basically gets to be turned into other stuff. Sigh). With a rockin’ T-shirt corkboard, you get to remember your rockin’ days, and not have to see how teeny-tiny slim your T-shirts used to be.
If you're a quick knitter, there is still time to make up a Shamrock Hat for St. Patty's Day. The PDF pattern can be found at polarknit. (ht:WhipUp)

Now that you're inspired to make something, do you need a little help in photographing your finished items? Craftshock published a great tutorial to help you Make a Light Box.

I also blog at: Weight for Deb and BlogHer on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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