Wednesday, April 6, 2016

New* Knit Cat Hat Pattern with Pony"tail" Opening

 Now Available at my Etsy, Ravelry, Craftsy, and Loveknitting stores!

Ponytail opening in back of hat (Optional)
Fuzzy Cat Ears!
 NEW site information: You can now find me at http://moniquerae.patternbyetsy.com/

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

How to Create a Canvas Sole for Your Felted Slippers

The supplies you will need are: heavy canvas fabric, Pellon heavy duty wonder under web paper (or something similar)
These items are optional:
thread, ribbon, straight pins, sewing needle and sewing machine
Trace out the sole of your slippers on paper and cut it out. Cut out a square of the canvas and a square of the pellon the size that your cut out will fit on. Follow the instructions on the Pellon and iron them together.
Once the fabric has cooled, trace your paper sole onto the paper side of the fabric.
(Optional) Sew a decorative edge around the canvas to create a fun sole design.
Cut out the soles and remove the paper backing.
 Place the canvas sole on your felted slippers where you would like them and carefully iron them in place using a hot iron, making sure that you have all the edges fused down. It's that simple.
Optional: For a more finished look, you may want to add a ribbon around the edge of the canvas soles to hide the rough edge and or glue that may have gotten on the your slippers.
Finished felted slippers with iron on canvas soles with hand sewn silk ribbon trim


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

New Free Dishcloth, Scrubber & Coaster Patterns

 I have made an adjustment to the edge of every one's favorite dishcloth and have re sized it to create a dish scrubber as well as a coaster!

All for free! * Great as gifts!

Happy Knitting!

Free at my Ravelry * Craftsy * Loveknitting Stores!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Free Back Scrubber Knit Patterns



This Free pattern includes two styles:
Simple & Deluxe.

You will find this pattern at my Ravelry * Craftsy * LoveKnitting Stores

Machine washable - cotton yarn used

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Little Hats Big Hearts Free Knit Hat Pattern


This is a free pattern.

Volunteers for the American Heart Association are celebrating American Heart Month by knitting red hats for all babies born in February at participating hospitals.  We’re raising awareness of heart disease, the number one killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the country.

They need your help for the 2016-2017 campaign! go to:

http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Affiliate/Little-Hats-Big-Hearts_UCM_470829_SubHomePage.jsp

If you knit or crochet and would like to participate in Little Hats, Big Hearts™, please click on your state, or the state nearest you, for more information on how to volunteer.  If you do not see your state listed below, please send hats to the next closest state until we establish the program in your area. 

Little Hats, Big Hearts™ started in February 2014 in Chicago, IL collecting 300 hats in the first year.  The program has now expanded to 29 states. We are thrilled to have so many volunteers interested in Little Hats, Big Hearts™! 

Thank you for making this program so special and for helping to spread awareness of heart disease and congenital heart defects.


Friday, January 29, 2016

Kitty Pod Updated Pattern

Now available at my Etsy * Ravelry * Craftsy * love knitting Stores
Kitty Pod Pattern, now with bigger opening for larger sizes!
Easy to follow, color code pattern written out for all sizes!