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09/08/2013


Art Journal Pages with YTLB Stamps


Art Journal Pages
Featuring You Taste Like Birthday Stamps
by Jenny Doh

rubber stamps1. Stamp images onto journal page with a black inkpad.

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2. Add color with acrylic paints and a small paintbrush.

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3. Add accents with a white gel pen. Add journaling with a fine-point black marker.
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Find You Taste Like Birthday stamps here.

07/07/2013


Keep Calm & Shoot Straight


Keep Calm & Shoot Straight Card
Featuring Crafting Katniss Clear Stamps
by Jenny Doh

IMG_2851Stamp target image onto a square piece of watercolor paper with a dark inkpad.
Stamp arrow image onto a piece of torn ledger paper with a dark inkpad.

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Watercolor the stamped target.

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Add lettering with Sumi ink.

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Crafting Katniss stamps available here.

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01/03/2013


Bib-Style Doily Necklace by Melody M. Nunez


Bib-Style Doily Necklace
by Melody M. Nuñez

NecklaceHangingI made this necklace using a vintage doily from my art stash, in addition to a few other simple supplies.  You can use just about any size, shape, or color of doily for your base – whatever appeals to your sense of style.  The examples below show the doily bib embellished with new red buttons, vintage silver buttons, and white/rhinestone flowers harvested from costume jewelry earrings.  This project is very versatile and is easy to customize…

Materials
Doily
Electric iron
Silver ball and chain necklace with closure clasp
Embellishments (buttons, rhinestones, costume jewelry pieces)
Sewing needle
Thread to match the color of your doily
Adhesive, if you decide to glue your embellishments on instead of sewing them on

Before Instructions

  1. Decide which way your doily will hang on the necklace chain (if it’s not round).
  2. Iron the doily flat, then fold in half and iron again.  The chain will run underneath your fold when you hang it.
  3. Run the chain between the two sides of your doily, so the doily’s hanging from the ball and chain necklace.
  4. Stitch the two sides of the doily together in 6 or 7 places to keep it from shifting when wearing.  Keep your stitches small and match your thread exactly with the doily if you want these joined places to blend in.
  5. Attach your embellishments to the doily bib piece.  Consider sewing them on, or glue them on with hot glue.

Sewing

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SilverButtons

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12/20/2012


Triangle Stitch Hemp Purse


Triangle Stitch Hemp Purse
by Cynthia Shaffer
Featuring Crochet Hemp

Materials and Supplies Needed:

  • Worsted Weight Crochet Hemp (Bleached) 12 strand
  • Needles: size 7  (18”) long circular knitting needles
  • Crochet hook: size 5 (3.75mm)
  • Large-eye needle
  • 1 ¼” metal ring

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What You Do:
Cast on 72 stitches.
Set-up row: Knit 1 row connecting stitches in the round.
Row 1: *  K 6, P 1, K 5 *
Row 2: *  K 5, P 3, K 4 *
Row 3: *  K 4, P 5, K 3 *
Row 4: *  K 3, P 7, K 2 *
Row 5: *  K 2, P 9, K 1 *
Row 6:   K all stitches
Row 7: *  P 1, K 11 *
Row 8: *  P 2, K 9, P 1 *
Row 9: *  P 3, K 7, P 2 *
Row 10: *  P 4, K 5, P 3 *
Row 11: * P 5, K 3, P 4 *
Row 12:  K all stitches
Repeat rows 1-12 three more times

Cast off the top edge in I-cord:  Cast 3 stitches onto the right needle. Transfer these stitches to the left needle. Knit the 1st stitch, knit the 2nd stitch then knit the 3rd and the 4th stitches together in the back. You have just cast off one stitch in I-cord. Continue until all the stitches have been cast off. Weave in the ends with the large eye needle.

Using the crochet hook, single crochet across the bottom to close up the bottom of the purse. Weave in the ends using the large eye needle.

Making the strap:
Cast on 8 stitches.  Knit these stitches then push them across the cable to the left needle. The yarn will now be coming off of the back of the last stitch on the left needle. Knit these stitches onto the right needle and repeat the above sequence until the strap measures 40”. Cast off the 8 stitches.  Use the tails that are left from the cast on and cast off and the large eye needle and stitch the strap at the sides of the purse.

Closure:
Using the crochet hook make a chain that is 40 stitches long leaving about 10 inches of yarn at the ends.

Single crochet around a metal ring until the stitches are tight and so that you can no longer see the silver metal showing through.  Fold the chain piece in half and insert the loop just under the ring and then insert the chain ends into the loop and pull it around the crochet ring.  Find the center back of the purse and using the large eye needle and the ends left from the chain, sew the chain/ring closure onto the inside of the purse and then weave the ends into the purse.

12/06/2012


3-Ring Crocheted Necklace with Crochet Hemp


3-Ring Crocheted Necklace
by Jenny Doh
{Featuring Crochet Hemp}

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  • 3 metal rings (I used rings that I found in the jewelry supply aisle at my craft store. Each ring has a 1/2-inch diameter. However, any ring of any diameter will work.)
  • Crochet hook: D
  • Crochet Hemp:
    • 3-ply natural (A)
    • 3-ply bleached (B)
    • 12-ply natural (C)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

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  1. Draw out enough A to fold in half so that the folded double strand of yarn measures approximately 10 inches. Place the folded yarn at the back of the ring.
  2. Insert the hook to the center of the ring from front to back. Place folded yarn on hook and draw the fold to the front. Bring hook over the ring. Yarn over with the double strand and draw the double strand through the loop on the hook.
  3. Insert the hook to the center of the ring, yarn over with double strand and draw loops to the front.
  4. Bring hook over the ring. Yarn over with the double strand and draw through loops on hook.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until 10 stitches have been worked to cover the ring.

Fasten off. With tapestry needle, weave in all ends.
Make two with A and one with B.

Jenny DohPlace double-folded length of C into the center of a ring crocheted with A and thread the tails into the loop. This will be the necklace chain.

Use a piece of C to tie this ring to a ring crocheted with B. Tie this to the other ring crocheted with A. Trim with scissors.
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11/29/2012


Live Makes Love Coloring Book + Journal Tutorial


Life Makes Love Coloring Book + Journal
by Jenny Doh
Featuring Live to Love Stamps and Crochet Hemp

coloring book tutorial
Fold two pieces of ATC-sized watercolor paper (2.5 x 3.75 inches) by Fabriano in half so that the book measures 1.9 x 2.5 inches. Make two holes at the fold and thread a piece of Crochet Hemp into the holes and tie into a bow.

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Stamp cover and interior pages of miniature book with stamps and black inkpad.
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Color one spread with diluted black ink.

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Attach washi tape as desired.

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Add pink spray ink to another spread.

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Add marks with black ink and a paintbrush on another spread.
stamping tutorialContinue to add color, words, tape, and any other thing to fill in the coloring book and journal.

Perfect stocking stuffer project!

NOTE: If you don't have Fabriano paper, any watercolor paper will do. Just start with pieces that measure 2.5 x 3.75 inches and fold those pieces in half.

11/08/2012


Crochet Hemp :: Crocheted & Altered Cardboard Panel Tutorial


Crocheted & Altered Cardboard Panel
by Jenny Doh
{Featuring 12-ply bleached Crochet Hemp}

Crochet Hemp Tutorial

Use a foam brush to apply white gesso to a piece of cardboard. Let dry.

crochet hemp tutorialPunch holes along the edges of the cardboard with a crop-a-dial. Draw up Crochet Hemp at upper right corner, chain 1. Single crochet along the edge.

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When you get to the upper left corner, chain 1, and single crochet into the same hole, to turn the corner.
IMG_6565Single crochet along all other edges, with an extra chain 1 and extra single crochet at each turn. Fasten off and weave in all ends with a tapestry needle.

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Adhere a photo to the bottom of the panel. (I used a photo from my Instagram Feed that I ordered through Kanvess.)

crochet hemp tutorialAdd doodles and hand-lettering.
crochet hemp tutorialAdd touches of color with colored markers. (I used these Copic Markers).

copic markers
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11/01/2012


Gym Towel with Pretty Crocheted Edge Pattern with Crochet Hemp


Gym Towel with Pretty Crocheted Edge
by Jenny Doh
{Featuring Crochet Hemp}

What You'll Need

  • Crochet Hemp: 3-ply Natural
  • Steel Hook: Size 8
  • Hand towel
  • Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • sk = skip

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TECHNIQUE
To begin ::
Pierce the top edge on right corner of hand towel with hook and draw up Crochet Hemp.

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Single crochet all along the edge, piercing the towel with the hook every time, turn.
IMG_6486Row 1 :: Ch 1, *(sc, dc, sc) in next sc, sk next sc; repeat from * across.

crochet hempTo Finish :: Either fasten off at end or add this optional loop: Ch 16, turn, sc in each sc, fasten off.
With tapestry needle, whipstitch the end of work to the edge. Weave in all ends. crochet hempFierce. Feminine.

10/18/2012


Sashiko & Free Motion Stitched Mini Art Quilt Tutorial


Sashiko & Free Motion Stitched Mini Art Quilt
by Jenny Doh
{Featuring Live to Love}

Sashiko art quilt tutorial

Stamp image onto a piece of muslin with fabric-friendly inkpad.

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Stamp top portion onto sheet music. Cut out center of flower and use spray adhesive to attach to the stamped muslin.
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Layer the muslin with a piece of batting and a piece of backing fabric. Free motion stitch petals and flower center with red thread. (Free motion stitching requires a darning foot and feed dogs on your sewing machine to be lowered.) Hand embroider "love" in Korean.
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Add a piece of scrap fabric strip and attach it with sashiko stitches. Continue making sashiko stitches all along the edges of the piece and trim excess fabric.

sashiko tutorialSashiko is a form of Japanese stitching that means "little stabs." Sashiko is usually done all in one color thread, on one solid colored piece of fabric. Sashiko thread and needles can be used or other embroidery needles and floss substituded. It is beautiful in its simplicity and relaxing in its uncomplicated process.

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10/11/2012


Stamped and Washi Taped Mason Jar Journal Tutorial


Stamped and Washi Taped Mason Jar Journal Tutorial
by Cynthia Shaffer

{Featuring Wee Mason Jar Stamp}

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  • Stamp mason jar onto a black journal using white pigment ink.

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  • Emboss mason jar with white embossing powder.

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  • Using a small hole punch, punch holes along the side of the journal.
  • Using a craft knife, cut out the inner portion of the mason jar and the bottom little swirl.


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  • Cut out a small rectangle from a transparency  that is slightly larger than the cut-out mason jar.
  • Using colorful washi tape, create stripes on the transparency.


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  • Stamp fireflies on the washi tape using black ink.

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  • Adhere the transparency to the back of the journal cover using black masking tape.

 

  • Crescendoh gallery mason jar journal-026Thread a large eye needle with off white perle cotton and lace through the punched holes.
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