Statement Piece: Necklace

There’s nothing I love more than DIY and more importantly — DIY on a Dime!!! 🙂 I happened to stop by one of my favourite fashion bloggers tonight and found that she’d used knotting to create an awesome statement piece.  If you’ve ever made friendship bracelets as a tween/teen, you can make this.  She was even more gracious and created an instructional video on how she did it. 

For the fibre artists out there who can’t be bothered to wrap the material, doesn’t it look like garter stitch?  In my mind, another easy way to achieve the look is to knit 4 – 6 rows, fold the fabric into a tube and stitch the back tightly.  Then work the ends the way she did.  Or … wouldn’t it be awesome to make this with yarn using i-cords.  Owweeee!!!!  😀

This is definitely something I’m going to try in the near future.  I already have colour combos in my mind.   Can’t you see this with a long sleeve tee or a light sweater in the fall?!!!  And it’ll totally rock in bright colours during the drab days of winter!!!!

You betta work!!!!  😀

source: Shirley B. Eniang

Here’s the video:

Be inspired!!!

New Series: Stuff On Sunday

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Since I’m junk with timelines and challenges (except those I MUST do) let’s see how this works. 😛

The point — since I started seriously crafting — a whopping 35 days ago, I’ve gotten a lot of inspiration from other craft bloggers.  It’s hard to bookmark every single one and “pinning” is so time consuming to me.  I don’t know how the chronic pinners do it; they have my eternal gratitude.  To that end, I’m adding my inspiration to this here craft diary.   That way, I’ll spend less time with my absent-mindedness trying to track down what I’ve seen, loved, but didn’t save.  My goal is to spend less time online, more time crafting and living.

Some things you’ll see — an inspiration picture (taken by me or some other source), a quote, a video, a tip, some links, a project, a blog — something that inspires … on Sunday … so you and I can have a head-start to our crafty week.  How about it? 

That’s rhetorical … you don’t HAVE TO answer ….  😛  But you can if you want to.  😀

This week’s goodies is for ALL you granny square loving, afghan making crafters out there ( yes Opal, I’m talking about you 😀 ). I got this list from Stix On The Beach: Tales from the Happiest Hooker On Earth:

 Now go knock some squares or start a knitted afghan out this week!!!  Be quick … Fall’s almost here!!!