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Thursday, 12 April

20:45

Mass Holocaust Gravesites In Bratslav, Ukraine "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day, Yom HaShoah, so I thought I'd mention some of the tragedies of the Holocaust that occurred in one of my very favorite spots, Bratslav, Ukraine. Our family was very fortunate to have the opportunity to...

14:09

York Top Sewing Pattern "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

  YORK TOP DETAILS Pattern: York Top by Seamwork Fabric: Blue and white stripe rayon challis, similar HERE     Pattern Alterations: I created a curve at the hem. I curved up on both sides at the hem towards the side seams. This creates a more flattering look for your figure, instead of the []

The post York Top Sewing Pattern appeared first on The Sewing Rabbit.

14:06

sewing: twill art museum vest and trousers, plus a simple skirt "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

This post is written by Jane of Buzzmills.

Ive been wanting to sew my son a suit for years now. Its just that, when I think about sewing a blazer, it never seems quite practical. I mean, realistically, he wouldnt get much wear out of it before it became too small for him. But, matching twill art museum vest and trousers, well that makes a bit more sense as I can totally see him wearing a vest on multiple occasions.

This occasion happened to be for a trip to the art museum.

The trousers were also worn for Easter.

And both will be worn for an upcoming wedding. Already, its making sense.

I used the light blue cotton twill from the shop for the ensemble. The fabric is light weight with no stretch, and it worked perfectly for making this Spring suit. The color is a really beautiful shade of light blue. While the art museum lights toned the color down a bit

You can really see the true color in the picture below.

Its such a pretty Spring color.

I used the Oliver + S art museum patterns for the vest and trousers. Its been a while since Ive sewn an Oliver + S pattern, and as usual this pattern did not disappoint. The instructions and construction were both fantastic.

I sewed a size 7 for both the pants and the vest; both worked well. The pants have plenty of room to grow. Though the vest, to me, seems a bit on the short side.

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13:13

Tips For Sewing Denim: Easier Than You Think! "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

sewing denimDenim is a very popular fabric these days and is synonymous with jeans. Because the fabric is so common, many sewists have limited experience with it so I wanted to offer some tips and tricks for sewing denim. First, however, some background.  Today term jeans usually refers to a specific style of Continue reading

08:05

Grain sack striped farmhouse tote used 3 ways "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

My friends, I had one fun weekend! And I do believe it helped activate my love of junk again! Its been awhile. Sunday was actually my birthday. So I head out without a real destination, and ended up antique / junk shopping! Full intentions to show you around was planned for tonight, however part of []

The post Grain sack striped farmhouse tote used 3 ways appeared first on Funky Junk Interiors.

01:34

Babi Yar Holocaust Memorial In Kiev, Ukraine "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom HaShoah. Every year I try to post something relevant to this very sad day, and this year I am sharing photos that I took just two days ago on my first visit to the...

Wednesday, 11 April

19:04

Framed Poem DIY - unique home decor "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

 
 
This is an idea I have long wanted to bring to life and boy, am I glad I finally did. It makes me immensely satisfied that it turned just as I imagined.

Having everything at hand made it an easy project to tackle too.

How to make a framed poem decorated with dried flowers

You need a photo frame, pressed and dried flowers, a poem you love (or find an interesting one on the internet) to print onto a colored sheet of paper and white glue.


 Print the poem first. My photo frame is for photos 4x6" (10x15 cm) so I adjusted the size prior to printing. I also printed it first to see what it would look like with the selection of flowers I chose for it and worked on the lines.
As you can see, the poem stretches down to the end. Play with it to get the most pleasant look meaning that you choose the font and toy with the lines.  
 
When you have the poem printed, work on t...

11:45

Julie Hoover for Purl Soho: Hawley "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

Julie Hoover is back with another how-did-I ever-live-without-it sweater! This time its her beautiful Hawley pullover, designed just for Purl Soho.

Julie Hoover for Purl Soho: Hawley | Purl Soho

Everything about the Hawley is thoughtfully designed for ease, from its simple stitch pattern and intuitive construction to its flattering fit. Knit in pieces and then seamed, this is a wonderfully uncomplicated pattern that will challenge beginners and keep experienced knitters interested The perfect balance!

Julie Hoover for Purl Soho: Hawley | Purl Soho

Knit up in our Good Wool, we love that this yarn is super affordable but also that its undyed natural beauty is reminiscent of a classic fishermans knit without the traditional itch. Good Wool also has amazing loft and stitch definition, making each detail of the Hawley distinct and truly lovely!

Julie Hoover for Purl Soho: Hawley | Purl Soho

Designed for Purl Soho by Julie Hoover.

MATERIALS

Julie Hoover for Purl Soho: Hawley | Purl Soho

  • 4 (4, 5, 6, 6, 7) skeins of Purl Sohos Good Wool, 100% Andean Highland Wool.  This is the color Winter Grass.

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11:40

Seaming Stockinette Stitch Horizontally "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

If you have to sew a cast-on or bind-off edge to another cast-on or bind-off edge, youre seaming stockinette stitch horizontally! Super easy to do, you basically use a whipstitch motion to sew back and forth under adjacent knit stitches. Heres exactly what that looks like

11:24

The Magic of These Good Old Days (An Art of Homemaking Post) "IndyWatch Feed Craft"

The other morning I dropped my girls off at school.

As I watched them walk into the building I heard the words of a song on the radio:

I wish somebody would have told me babe
Some day, these will be the good old days

Just then Grace turned around at the door and waved

I held my breath.  I tried to remember everything at that moment.  And then I drove away.

Its not the big thingsthe award ceremonies, the performances, or the vacations that hold the magic (although they are wonderful things)its in the small minuta of everyday life where it...

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