Friday, January 27, 2017

Mini Greeting Cards & Envelopes!

New tutorial! This week we're making these adorable miniature cards and envelopes!

You can make any kind of card, but in this video, I show ideas for a birthday card, pop-up card, and valentine!

Here are the patterns you'll need:

Click here to watch :)

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Loom Knit Hat Tutorial!

New tutorial! Learn to create this hat with a round knitting loom!

This video shows how to loom knit a hat from start to finish. We'll go over the e-wrap/knit stitch and the purl stitch. Even if you are a beginner and have never knitted before, you can make this!

Making this was a throwback to elementary school where we used to make these hats all the time! I'm definitely not an expert on knitting, but I just had to show you this easy and fun way to knit a hat!

The loom I used
The whole set of looms

A written summary of this video:

•Alternate between knitting and purling each row until it reaches about 5 inches long. Bring first row up and put them back onto the pegs. Knit these together.

•Tie a knot to create a loop in a new color of yarn. Put this on first peg and wrap and knit this row.

•For the rest of the rows, follow the pattern of knitting 4 stitches, and purling 2, knit 4, purl 2. Continue until the hat is about 9 inches long.

•Cut the working yarn, leaving about a two foot tail. Run this yarn through each loop on each peg, and remove them from the pegs. Pull tight to gather the top together and tie some knots through the first loop to secure. Put leftover tail inside hat or weave through.

Click here or the video below to watch :)

Friday, January 13, 2017

DIY Birthday Cake Cutout Card!

This week's tutorial shows how to create this birthday cake cutout card!

Here is the free pattern for the Xacto Knife method:

Purchase the .SVG pattern for Cricut or other cutting machines HERE