Filed under: quick crafts
Kind of feeling like we’ve got one of those hanging over our heads. So, I thought that it was important to make some pillow props! I made one big cloud pillow and one baby one. One side is grey and the other is soft white. Milo thinks they should match the days’ weather. Today is cloudy and grey-Milo runs to the couch and flips them to the right side.
I thought it would also be neat to make a little pocket or zipper in the pillow and do some little raindrop shaped bean bags in them. Keely wanted some Velcro lightening. I didn’t have the time for those endeavors though. Maybe someday. Until then- it’s just two reversible Mama and baby cloud pillows.
February 29, 2012
I haven't done this in awhile, huh?
Here a few links I've seen around the crafty world, if you wanna look and bookmark a few for yourself.
A pretty good mix of helpful links here. Ideas, tutorials, explanations etc.
A little more of a commercial site, some corny projects and some o.k here at Craftbits.
A few, well…maybe just 2 decent projects: here
I'm sure you've seen a lot of these cute fabric cuffs around blogland, but here are the cuff links at Whip Up if you missed it.
And, I don't think was is quick but, one neat reversible tote bag tutorial from craftster.
August 30, 2006
In the last week or so I've seen a few of the fabric balls around and some kind readers have also spotted a few patterns and such. I thought it'd be nice to post them all here for you, in case you want to make one. I'll post a few tutorial-esque photos in a day or so if anyone needs it.
First, if you haven't been to HeatherBailey's site. Go. It's pretty and she can make flawless pretties, including a perfect fabric ball. She also has patterns for headbands, and baby booties. Two Straight Lines made this cute little pea (basically a ball with a face) to go with "The Little Pea" children's book here.
Here are a few links to the wedge shapes used in the balls. Pattern and instructions . This is pretty much how I made mine. One other, this is a MS pattern for a fabric covered ornament. It is the pattern I used for mine though. There was one other that Laurie sent me but I can't find it now! Laurie? She sent it to me. It's here.
June 30, 2006
*A tutorial for those bags that are kinda cut from one piece….I don't know what their called but they are neat looking….oh I'll just borrow the craftster photo for ya.
*And then this is just a long list of mad links to a billion tutorials from craftster.
*And then these photocuffs are nifty bracelets that you can slide a photo inside of. I think they are pretty neat although I think it'd be too bulky for me to want to wear. I also have a few ideas of how to use this idea in some sort of sewing project….material and a vinyl window for sliding a photo in perhaps….
*and these are some of the pretty lillies outside that have been spared by Keely.
June 1, 2006
I ripped out this page from Real Simple 11/05 (It's not illegal to use the picture if I reference it right?) issue during our lazy weekend on the porch. I immediately thought of that sushi bag that Stardust Shoes
made and obviously, of all you knitters. Isn't this a neat idea? I don't knit, but I really like this thing. It's like a crayon roll
wrapped around a bag. I'm sure I could come up with some uses for this design. Just thought I'd share.
Lately I've had this strange desire to get some oilcloth, so this page didn't help matters. Look at all the funky summery stuff to make with that freaky plastic material! (Click photo) See that weird long bag? I like how the handle attaches. I could do that. Maybe that is why
I like it. What would you do with a bag shaped that way though? Gather long-stemmed wild flowers? Boy, do I have lots of those around. HA! Also, see the dog leash in the right hand corner? Well, a few days earlier I was getting our dog leash out and I thought….."I bet I could make a better dog leash. This thing is fugly." Tilt head, eyes looking upwards, pointer finger resting on left side of chin. "Ah yes…I could kinda use Autum's ribbon keychain method
…just make it waaaaay longer."
Like these I made.
I mean, yes we have a bitty toy poodle and we could really just use some thread for his leash, but a cool ribbon or funky fabric leash made by moi! That'd be swell. I'm thinking on it.
*the reference: oilcloth page from Country Home:Apr/04 now please don't sue me.
May 23, 2006
I thought I'd share these few things with you. Also, I post these links so I can save them in the crafts category (over on the right side there) and easily find them when I decide to make them and so can you.
*First, check out this cool necklace made from fabric scraps! I hope it is ok to use the crafter's picture here, but I wanted you all to see it. Neat idea, no? She made a tutorial for it here. I don't think I'd wear it, but it is awesome and I think it looks good on her.
*Then, this is an old craft, but I just saw it in a few blogs last week and was reminded of them- Shrinky-Dink pin heads. Look here at Wee Wonderfuls. I'm gonna try this out soon.
*Also I came across the cool site What the Craft? They have a lot of tutorials and sewing tips for beginners.
May 19, 2006
I got one bib made using the pretty chenille. I am so pleased with these bibs. They are quick and easy. Here are some quick craft links for ya…
Bitty flowers made from foil candy wrappers (or any other small piece of foil) found here.
Make a tote bag from placemats maybe? Well, check it out here if you like.
A quick embellishment for your wee ones clothing, or anything else really-bags, blankets?, from Babybug here. *Where are you babybug? We miss you.
Traditional pillow cases with a little prettiness. If nothing else, this tutorial gives you the right measurements for making some pillowcases of your own.
I won't link the freezer paper stencils, because I'm sure you all have caught wind of that craft by now.
And lastly, very similar to the crayon roll is the purse organizer. Bessilu made one here. She has links to others in her post.
May 10, 2006
*Most of these are geared to the little ones:
Did you see Wee Wonderful's spool animals? So cute. I though making these for a nativity scene or even some barnyard creatures for your kiddos to play with would be dandy.How 'bout some characters from your kids favorite books? A little Maisy spool? A big red Clifford? Three Little Pigs? Come one! THAT would be cute!
How 'bout All Sorts pin spinners? I think it would take me awhile to make one, but probably not more than an hour.
Molly Chicken gave a good little tutorial on how to make a papier mache bowl here.
*And these may take a bit longer to make, but still….not too complicated.
Make sure to look at Autum's beautiful skirts she's been making. She says the easy drawstring one took about 30 min. That's quick! It would take me way longer I know, but I am going to try it soon. She gave me the link to a crafster tutorial here . It's for making a pillowcase into a little skirt!
And lastly there is Capello's very nice tutorial on how to make a pillowcase/cover.
April 25, 2006
It's a little slow going over at our Flickr QuickCrafts, but there is some good stuff there. Thank you to all who have posted.
Here are a few more quick crafts I came across last week:
Happythings has made some lovely tutorials on drawstring bags, which means, I don't have to now! Thanks Amy! Hers are really nice. You must try some. The link is to the lined bag but she has several others too, from simple to a little more difficult. I think the simple drawsting bag could be done in less than an hour, thereby qualifying it for the quickcrafts title!
I was eyeing these in MS April and then I saw that Wee Wonderfuls had made them and how pretty!
Then Craftlog made these awesome bottom sashed shirts.
And then BellaDia offered up a tutorial on making pom-poms. Very nifty indeed.
April 3, 2006
Happy Spring! First off, thank you for posting your quick projects to the Quick Crafts pool. I really hope we can get a lot of people to post. It'd be nice to have ideas with their links/descriptions all in one place. As it is, I bookmark pages I like and then forget what they were called or I see something on a blog and then can't remember whose blog it was. I drive myself nuts doing this. Anyway. Spring is in the air, so here are flower related crafty things… A Yo-Yo: I've seen people making yo-yo's lately and I couldn't really think of anything to do with one if I did make it, until I saw one used on a bag by Turkey Feathers. I thought that looked kinda neat like a flower. She has a link to a how-to page found here if you wanna try one. Anyone else have good ideas for a few yo-yo's? A Fabric Flower: Whip-Up had a link to Blair Peter's tutorial on how to make her fabric flowers. They could be neat on a gift tag. Make it removeable and useable of course. A Paper Flower: And one more flower related craft, although not a tutorial, it is a kit. At the Paper Source they have several paper flower making kits that are just groovy. I don't know what you would do with the paper flower, but it is pretty. I'd like to figure out how to make it without spending the loot though. hmmm.
March 21, 2006