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Friday, 17 November


White & Grey Chunky Scarflette "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

Hello guys! I present my newest scarflette. Actually, it's not that new. I think I made it last year, but as it happens with a lot of my work, it doesn't get to see the light of day immediately. This one is going to join my bohemian collection of scarves and there will be several other forgotten ones join the pile.
The scarflette is made out of chunky yarn and edged with boucle yarn. It is irregular in shape - a little bit funnel resembling. It closes with a big pearly button and the holes in the pattern allow different buttoning options that add up to the varying looks it can have.  
Well, that would be all for today! Have a lovely weekend. Signing off...


mini pies "IndyWatch Feed Craft"


These mini-pies were made by the girls a bit back and I made extra dough, so I am hoping they will make more for next week. They were delicious. We are having a small low-key Thanksgiving this year with my family. It's rainy and dreary right now, I'm hoping for better weather next week.

I am up to my eyeballs in costume sewing 3 shows are happening in the next 2 weeks (get your tickets for The Portland Ballet's Holiday show here! And Vancouver Dance Theater's Nutcracker tickets here!) all of which I am sewing for.

I've never worked on this many shows at once and even though at this very moment it's a bit bonkers, I still love it and am so happy to be making hats for 5-year old candy lemon drops, researching how to make a bustle, buying prom cummerbunds for a dollar, shopping goodwill and finding just the right thing for my Nutcracker party parents, embellishing 1940s style dresses, finishing mouse pants, wiring tutus, dyeing bodices, and hand-beading ballet headpieces. The 3 shows are all very different and my sewing room looks like a a crazy mad house.

Keeping me company during all of this has been Parks and Rec, which I had never seen. I'm up to season 5. I mostly listen, I can't actually watch, so I know I am not seeing a lot of the best stuff, but even listening to it is making me so happy. It's so greatthe perfect thing to have in the background so I can both focus and not get all moody and weird which can happen when I think something is taking too long. I'm getting a lot better at reminding myself "it takes as long as it takes" and letting it go.


Emporia at Tenterden Christmas Market "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

This time next week well be set up on the streets of Tenterden and taking part in their fabulous Christmas Market. Running over Friday 24th and Saturday 25th November, the Tenterden Christmas Market kicks off the festive season in that little corner of Kent, with a lantern parade and the big lights switch on taking []


sewing: flannel christmas pajamas "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

This post is written by Brooke of Olivers Fancy.

We have a tradition every year where I try to make handmade pjs for Christmas Eve. I was doing some research on what fabric I wanted to use this year when I came across this Kaufman mammoth flannel. And the lightbulb went off- flannel Christmas pajamas would be perfection!

I love all the Mammoth flannel but this flannel in red is particularly perfect for Christmas.

I used the Parsley Pants pattern for all three boys pants. This is a great basic kid pants pattern, and I love using it. It does start at 2t so I did some guestimating on sizing it down to an 18 month size pant for Charlie, and it mostly worked.

I should have allowed a little more room for the big diaper bum so theyre a bit tight in his hip area but not unwearably so.

The big boys are wearing a size 5 and 7 I did size up for each of them because I want these to fit all winter. You can tell theyre nice and roomy, but I think they look super comfy! I love this little patch pocket I added to the back for some fun contrast.

Oh, and Rachael even sent me some elastic for the waistbands. Did you know she has elastic in her shop? I didnt and now Im super pumped to know that because its so convenient to just order the elastic with my fabric!



The Refashioners 2017 And the winner is. "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

So here we are! At the end of another series and about to announce the winner of The Refashioners 2017. Yet again its been jaw droppingly brilliant. So many great refashions. So much creativity and skill on display. So many suits given a new lease of life and hopefully.many more people discovering the rewards that

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Gentle Giant Blankets in New Colors "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

We are so taken with our new Gentle Giant colors that we want to recreate every project weve ever made in the new palette. Alas, we are dreamers but even more so, doers. So weve made choices and among them, our Granny Square Blanket in Gentle Giant and our Colorful Corner Blanket came out winners.

Gentle Giant Blankets in New Colors | Purl Soho

The original versions had a soft, vintage look, while this seasons blankets combine bright bursts of neon with warm outlier shades. Together, they bring out the best in each other, a bouquet of total happy!

Gentle Giant Blankets in New Colors | Purl Soho

Sometimes the gray days of winter beg for a playful touch, whether in one corner or at the center of a square. Injecting jolts of color into these big-stitch blankets give them a thoroughly modern feel and and a get-through-winter-with-a-smile power.

Gentle Giant Blankets in New Colors | Purl Soho

Our soft and cozy 100% merino Gentle Giant is pure pleasure and now comes in 21 colors! Weve dipped into our six new colors to put together some new Gentle Giant Blanket Bundles: a new 12-color Bundle for the Granny Square Blanket, plus seven new 9-skein Bundles for either the Granny Square or Colorful Corner Blanket. The original collection of Bundles is still available, too, so lots of choices to make: Crochet or knit? Playful or serious? Lots of colors or a few? All of the above?

Gentle Giant Blankets in New Colors | Purl Soho

Colorful Corners Blanket

Gentle Giant Blankets in New Colors | Purl Soho




DIY Hanukkah Tablecloth With Block Printed Dreidels "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

Lets face it, if you were thinking you'd like a tablecloth for Hanukkah or Chanukah, you will not find a whole lot out there, so you are just going to have to find a tiny window of time and make...


The spectacular Road To Hana trip with tips day 1 "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

So I plan a quiet trip to Maui, and thinking it will be a little too quiet, include a new-to-me romp over to Lanai for a new adventure. That parts coming soon. Its a GOOD ONE. However, what actually transpired once I got here was so vastly different, I would have only labeled it dream material. My []

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4 Ways to Develop Your Creativity: Try Sewing! "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

develop your creativityContrary to popular belief, creativity is not possessed exclusively by those who were born with it.  Like any other skill, such as communication or leadership, creativity can actually be learned, developed and enhanced.  The act of nurturing creativity itself can be compared to any other hobby in that you first study it, Continue reading

Thursday, 16 November


Mid-Century Modern Dining Table and Chairs "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

Finally! Mid-century modern dining table and chairs have entered our space! We moved into this house on Elm street two years ago, and a new table has been a significant need. I wrote a couple of posts a while back about my hunt for the perfect mid-century modern dining tables and chairs. Im so thrilled with READ MORE

The post Mid-Century Modern Dining Table and Chairs appeared first on Flax & Twine.


sewing: flannel linden sweatshirt "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

This post is written by Heidi of Handmade Frenzy.

Hi friends! I am happy to be hanging out here again this week. Im joining in for Flannel Week, and I have all the comfy cozy feels going on with this flannel Linden Sweatshirt!

For years, Ive drooled over this particular Mammoth Flannel print; it is called Americana. I was so excited to finally get my hands on some! I could only picture it as a cozy shirt to cuddle up with, and the Linden Sweatshirt just stood out in my mind as the perfect match.

Now, obviously, the Linden Sweatshirt is a pattern drafted for knits, and flannel is a woven. But there is plenty of ease written into the pattern, and I decided to use the flannel only for the front and back bodice.

I cut the flannel on the bias and things worked out just great! I made no changes whatsoever, just cut and sewed the straight size I fit into on the size chart!

Prior to cutting, I held the flannel up to my body to help decide if I wanted to cut the print on the bias or not. It was obvious that it had more drape on the bias than on the grain, so that made my decision for me.

I only had a yard of the flannel to work with and was able to juuuust eek out a size 6 on the bias! So if you are a larger size, and want to do the same, be sure to order fabric accordingly.

I paired this flannel with buttery soft and drapey, stretch french terry rayon/lycra in heathered grey, that is also in the shop here. The colors of the two fabrics compliment ea...


Fleece Sword Tutorial "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

Fancy meeting you here Lol ok, I know I have not been around these parts much. Partly because life has drawn me elsewhere, partly because I was having a bit of a sewing lull and needed some time away, and partly because the things I am sewing are handmade gifts for people I love []

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