Sites: Crafts


http://www.unitednotions.com/un_main.nsf/free_patterns

modaleaves37 cheerful, unusual quilt patterns with high-quality directions and 

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color photos.   I like that piecing guidelines are shown in diagrams as well as words.  Also includes 2 bags, 1 bib, and graph paper.  I especially like the Strawberry Lemonade Throw (not shown), probably because the final instruction is “decorate”!

Whether you’re proficient at counting stitches or just like to muck around with felt and glue, ber_owleasy1you can probably make some sort of cute toy out of soft stuff.  Berroco Yarns offers a free owl pattern which seems to make lumpiness part of its charm; I’m thinking I could probably turn that into a few cute creatures if I tried.  And these days its easy to get handsome knitted socks from the craft store or Job Lot, ber_puppetso I could probably fake a puppet like this adorable dog.  Where’s my handmade pride?  I don’t know; it seems to take a hike when the knitting needles come out.

Below: Butterfly Doll

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