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Crochet – Hearts and Flowers

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Yarn crafts are amazing and a lot of fun to make.  The craft I’m sharing today is great for decorating just about anything. Whether it be gifts, planners, room decor, or hair clips. These small little hearts and flowers are great for all your decorating needs.

Crocheting is something I’ve just recently started getting into. If you’re like me then knitting came much easier to learn. But crocheting allows you to do more shapes and so I’ve been trying my best to learn how to crochet. And I believe I’ve been able to pick it up now, due to the fact that my knitting skills have greatly improved since I first started knitting. I’m not a knitting master by any means, and crocheting is still a mystery to me but I’ve managed to crochet these little hearts and flowers, so these are great for novice yarn crafters or even novice crafters in general. A while back I showed the knitted hearts that I learn to make, but the crochet ones are flat and you can adjust the size depending on the size of hook you use.  These can also be used to make garlands that you can hang on the wall.  The paperclips are fairly new, I’ve noticed the planner community post something similar on instagram and had to try it out myself. I’ve kept one in my planner for the whole week and it hasn’t moved or gotten in the way. It’s just something small to decorate your planner pages and also be used as a paperclip. Bonus points!

Check back here for some more crochet projects, maybe next time I’ll even make some DIY tutorials and show you how I knit or crochet. Until next time…..

Thanks for reading and commenting.

 

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Kim works as a museum Copywriter and helps out with events from time to time. When she isn’t working or blogging, she is probably off taking a nap. Feel free to email her at kim@mind-speaks.com

Circle Skirts

Circle Skirts

I’ve only dabbled in sewing clothing here and there, last October I actually tried my hand at making my costume. I was happy with the results but my pattern/sewing skills could definitely use some work.

ms-skirtsIf you’ve read our recent posts you will have noticed that Mind-Speaks had the honor of being apart of a craft fair known as Pop Shop. I took this upon myself to create a half apron for the occasion and also a circle skirt for Sunday, it was Star Wars Day so I of course had to make something to celebrate. However, I did it the night before and didn’t have enough fabric so I know I could have done better if I had more time. Circle skirts sit high on the waist, but with my Halloween costume I made it sit right on my hips. I believe this skirt took 2 yards to make, the other one was probably less than a yard. If you fold it just right you will be able to get the full skirt without any seams. I on the other keep making the same mistake and always get two halves. skirtpatternHopefully the next time I attempt this pattern I will get it right. Not that the seams get in the way, it just means you would have an extra step of sewing the two halves together. For the Star Wars skirt, seeing as I didn’t have enough fabric, I had to use a different one for the front half.

TIP: Buy trim in bulk, it’s annoying to have to make your own, but sometimes you have to. Kudos to you if you already do. :3

I’m terrible at making patterns, so this part is always the worse for me. Along with cutting the pattern out so make sure your rotary tool is sharpened. This video helped me a lot when making my pattern. Circle skirts are really fun to wear, so I know you will have fun making/wearing one. That’s all I have for this entry. Until next time…

Thanks for reading and commenting.

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kimKIM VERA - (view all posts by Kim)
Kim works as a museum Copywriter and helps out with events from time to time. When she isn’t working or blogging, she is probably off taking a nap. Feel free to email her at kim@mind-speaks.com

Tea for Two

Tea for Two

Have a tea fanatic in your life? Then this is the craft idea for you.

Great gift for Valentine’s, birthdays, or even anniversaries. This simple yet adorable gift will be sure to melt the heart of your loved one. Warm them up with a spot of tea. <3

Here are the materials you will need:

  • teabags or tea leaves
  • coffee filters
  • Scissors
  • needle
  • Thread
  • Craft Paper
  • Chalkboard labels (optional)

I just bought a box of different tea samples, and deconstructed the bags.tea I then cut hearts out of the coffee filters and then sewed them up, filling each with different tea leaves. I love how the peppermint tea smelled. After sewing them closed, I left a long thread tail and then added a tag so that I could label each tea. In the sample box there were at least three of each type of tea, and there were I believe five different flavors.

Honey Chamomile, Sleepy Time, Lemon, Peppermint, Chamomile 

I also knitted a heart as an added decoration, along with a necklace that I had bought for my boyfriend to wrap around the jar. The artist is named Yamin, and you can find his work here. He is amazing. I also opted for a dollar chalkboard labels, obviously the chalk will rub off when the jar is handled. But it was just too cute to pass up, I’ve boarded the chalkboard train. XD  Hope you enjoyed my version of the heart teabags. Let me know if you tackle this project. Would love to see your take on it.

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Until next time, thanks for reading and commenting.

This post was written by:

kimKIM VERA - (view all posts by Kim)
Kim works as a museum Copywriter and helps out with events from time to time. When she isn’t working or blogging, she is probably off taking a nap. Feel free to email her at kim@mind-speaks.com