I'm a knitter since 2013, so I've been knitting for 1 year now and I like it a lot. You can see that for the moment I only knit for babies. I first made a scarf for me but I wanted to learn how to knit clothes and I started with baby clothes because there are smaller and it's a good start for a learner. I read a lot of books to learn and when there was something that I didn't understand I had a look at youtube and checked how to do. Now it's spring so I stopped knitting for a while but there are projects that interest me and I will post updates on this page very soon.
Have a look at the DIY below to get new ideas for yarn storage.
Recently I saw The Great Gatsby (I know it's a little bit late but, it's better than never !), and like in almost every period movie, it's my pleasure to admire the costumes and the photography. The 1920's are one of the most interesting periods for fashion, full of imagination and novelty. They used to wear sequins, beads and feathers on their clothes and on the hair jewelry.
I decided to make a Gatsby-inspired headband like the one worn per Daisy in a party scene. I didn't mean to make the same headband so I drew an inspired headband, with the same jewelry structure, having 3 feathers, a circular jewel and several branches of beads and perls going down near the ear.
The circlular jewel is made with weaven beads on a little piece of fabric. For the headband I assembled two ribbons with textile glue and sewn a sequin cord on it. The pink beads are called "butterfly beads" (from Rayher). They are as big as two regular beads and curved on the ends. To tie the headband I sewed a thiner ribbon at both ends.
I would like to share with you a song, which is part of The Great Gatsby OST.
Lana Del Rey : Young and Beautiful
When I was back to school I loved preparing my new school supplies : my agenda, paper folders and notebooks.
Today I like making such supplies with scrapbooking paper, and I use the folders on a daily basis or on special occasions. For example the last folder I made was a travel paper folder that you can see on the left side. I went to Great-Britain and I wanted something to put the boarding passes and booking confirmations.
What's nice when you make something by yourself is that you can decide to design the perfect folder at the right size for your handbag. That one is a little bit bigger than an envelope.
I made it with scrapbooking paper, an old cardboard packaging to strengthen the folder and some masking tape to protect the edges.
I'm also working on a DIY to show you how to make this folder at home. All the pictures that you can see here are also available on my Pinterest.
Have a nice day and see you soon !
To store your wool yarns and protect them from dust, you can reuse cardboard boxes that you will customize with kraft paper.
If you want to highlight the yarns in your knitting room, you can also arrange yarns per color or brand, and show them through a cut window on the front of the box. For that, use a piece of florist paper (crystal). Use masking tape to maintain it and apply also masking tape on the edges of the box.
According to the box types you will find, you can use different ways to close them, for example using two pieces of ribbon to make a knot, or by making a lid.