Wow, it’s 2016 already! That was a quick year. Here are some things I want to learn more about or try for myself in the New Year.
I am in love with these gorgeous pillowcases and finally found a great tutorial. The series extends over several weeks, and covers creating the pillowcase and adding the edging. You could start with a purchased pillow case if you want to get right to the edging.
Here is the foundation for the edge. The actual crochet edging is the next post.
I would love to put pretty edges on white pillow cases. Perhaps my lovely sister will do it for me. Linda, are you reading this?
I’ve been abusing my hands, wrists and elbows lately by knitting a big entrelac project and spinning yarn. I tend to grip everything quite tightly in my quest for control, so I get very sore. This is very common among knitters, crocheters, spinners, painters, anyone who does a lot of hand work. Some of you will be happy to find this great site full of Finger Yoga. Click on poses and explore! Very simple stuff and your hands and arms will thank you.
Would you like to live in a house like this?
Yes, please! Can you believe it’s created from a used shipping container? Apparently there are heaps of these just rusting away on the east coast. Wouldn’t it be great if these could be repurposed into inexpensive housing for retirees, young people just starting out, or people who’ve been affected by natural disasters?
Here is a Buzzfeed blog post about shipping container homes that shows how fabulous they can be. I dream of creating one for myself someday.
And a fiber picture to inspire your creativity.