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Destashing with some cute little Ellies

16 Jul

Today while roaming around on Facebook I found these sweet little Elephants

They come from Jen over at Jam Made. The Minimen saw them and just like me fell in love and of course both demanding one to be made for each of them.

So this afternoon I got started destashing some of my grandma’s yarn (I knew I would find a use for bubblegum pink yarn!)

Here’s how I am going so far…..

.Photo: Here's the beginning of the first ellie

I’ll keep you updated as I go.

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T-shirts, Pouffs and Entry ways.

26 Apr

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Recently I saw this sweet entry way on Pinterest, and immediately I was in love.

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I thought, “when I eventually get an entry way in my house this is how I want it to look.”

Then, through a bit of Googling, I found these cute little crocheted pouffs

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and another site on tshirt yarn.

The next logical thought was, “I am going to make one of these little pouffs out of t shirt yarn to put in my non existent entry way.”

Yesterday I cleaned out Duckmans clothes so I had a bag full of little t-shirts  with which to practice making t-shirt yarn.

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First, you need to cut off the bottom hem and the top bit just under the sleeves.

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Then fold the shirt in half leaving about an inch allowance.

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Then you need to cut strips, probably about and inch or so wide, if it is too thin the fabric will snap later on, and don’t cut the allowance.

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Now, open it up so that the uncut bit is in the middle.

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To turn this into one long strip of fabric make diagonal cuts from one strip down to the next one.

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After this you should end up with one long continuous strip.

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Now for the fun part….pull and stretch the strip so that it lengthens (extra yarn…yay) and curls in on itself.

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It is best to use t-shirts with out side seams if you can, otherwise you will end up with bumpy bits like these…

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but since this was just a practice run I wasn’t  worried.

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This was quick and easy to do. I think I will now be scouring the op shops for some old seamless t-shirts to upcycle so that I can get started on my pouff. Oh and I also might have to get Mr Minx to finish renovating the front of my house so that I have an entry way to put it in!

Impromptu Easter Bunny ears

29 Mar

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Last night when I turned up at work I found everyone wearing bunny ears. So in true crafty minx style, I quickly fashioned some impromptu ears from the coloured paper conveniently located in the stationary cupboard, just for emergencies like these, I’m sure.

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I particularly like the little chicks in grass that accent what otherwise could have just been some boring paper bunny ears.

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This took me all of 5 minutes to create and provided me with some super cute one of a kind festive bunny ears.

Why don’t you have a go at making some for yourself or the kids!

Happy crafting and Happy Easter!

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