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Bows

Bows

More hair ties!!!! They are the easiest things to make. And frankly, its the only thing I can make with the supplies I have. :/ Bows are super easy to make, if you aren’t a flower person these are a great alternative.

Materials

  • two different fabrics (I recommend one pattern and one solid)
  • scissors
  • thread
  • hot glue gun
  • starch (optional)
  • hair tie/clip
  • Sewing machine (optional)

One of my favorite bloggers posted a great version of  hair bows.

You will need two rectangles of fabric to construct the bow and then one thinner piece for the middle part. The two hair tie bows  measure 6 X 3.5 the hair clip one measures 8 X 3.5. But just play with different sizes, I would recommend starching the fabric the larger you make the bow.  (and be careful using the hot glue gun)

Next time I plan to update with something more creative. >.<

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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

Knit 2 Purl 2

Knit 2 Purl 2

It is FINALLY COLD!!! I love wearing warm jackets,stockings and….SCARVES. Recently I learned how to knit, but I only know how to make scarves and fingerless mittens. XD

Materials…

  • Size 8 US knitting needles
  • yarn
  • knitting needle
  • scissors
  • row counter (optional)

I followed this video, but since I had different size needles I had to changed it to work with what I had. The video calls for 24 chains, but I had to cast on 32 for the finished glove to fit my hand. The more chains you cast on the bigger the glove will be. Just make sure it is an even number. After you cast on 32 chains you knit 15 rows of rib stitch, (knit 2 purl 2) then 12 rows alternating between knit and purl rows. Lastly, return to the rib stitch with 6 rows (remember you can adjust these numbers to the size of glove you want). It might take a few times to get it just right but when you figure out your numbers the finish product is great.

I first learned how to finger knit which was an easy alternative to actually knitting with needles. But I taught myself over the winter break, I’m so happy that I finally learned. My next step is to learn how to knit hats. Then from there its on to crocheting. I want to learn how to make the amigurumi dolls. But so far I am stuck, so until I can learn how to do that I will strengthen my knitting skills. ;D

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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

Flat Roses

Flat Roses
  • Fabric(I suggest double sided fabric)
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread

I learned how to make  this flower from this video; it also shows you two other fabric flowers. One of which I have introduced before. (The kinzashi flower) I have yet to learn the 3D rose but give me time and I will. 🙂 The flat roses were somewhat tricky at first. Use a fabric with either another print on the back or a solid color. No faded wrong sided fabrics. I think the flowers will come out better that way. I love this flower, I plan to make the ones I have made so far  in to some more hair accessories. But you could use this project for a number of things. That’s what I love so much about this flower.

I hope they resemble roses and its not just me hoping they do. -.-

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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