Thursday, September 21, 2017

Bling It Thursday: Easy Fall Beaded Bracelet

I am a sucker for traditional fall colors and things like the leaves in this bracelet. I have this bracelet on my list of things to do this fall, how about you?

I have yet to try a bracelet that requires a button closure, mostly because getting the size just right to hold the button intimidates me a little. The great thing about this tutorial is the photos! This would be a good bracelet to try using linen cord and the button closure all in one.

As far as the seed beads go, you could purchase several tubes of your favorite colors and mix them, or you could purchase a tube of an autumn colored mixture. OR... For Christmas and Winter, think a silver holly bead with red and green seed beads, or a silver snowflake bead with blue and white seed beads. Just some examples here, what are you thinking?

What You'll Need:
     Waxen Linen Cord, Seed Beads, Leaf Beads, Spacer Beads, Button, Scissors and a Bead Mat, which is optional, but greatly helps!


Now, visit Crafts Unleashed to get started on your own Easy Fall Beaded Bracelet!

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*As of 09.20.17, this is a free jewelry DIY.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tasty Tuesday: Spicy Cinnamon Mulling Sticks

     Is it strange that as much as I absolutely love apple anything that I haven't tried apple cider? Perhaps I will have to make up some of these Spicy Cinnamon Mulling Sticks and some apple cider to share with my family when the weather starts to cool - hard to say here in the Sunshine State.

This recipe uses a hard candy recipe as a base. You could certainly use it to leave out the stick, and just make some candies, or as a base for other stick ideas. How about a mint flavored one for coffee or hot chocolate?

I love these sticks as a gift idea with a mug, some apple cider packets, and a mug cozy and/or coaster.

What You'll Need:
     Cinnamon Sticks, Clear Candy and Treat Bags and Ribbon to Tie, Candy Mold or Ice Cube Tray, Candy Thermometer, Non Stick Cooking Spray, Ground Cinnamon, Concentrated Cinnamon Oil Flavoring and One Batch of Hard Candy - recipe link included.


Now, visit Crafts Unleashed to get started on your own Spicy Cinnamon Mulling Sticks!

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*As of 09.20.17, this is free recipe.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Woo Hoo! EyeLoveCrafts is Now on Bloglovin'!


Hey guys! Are you on Bloglovin'? I first got on board back in January of 2015, and I haven't strayed away since! With the start of my new craft directory (this one!), I had to make sure EyeLoveCrafts was on Bloglovin', and accessible to everyone who prefers that route.

Bloglovin' is really great to stay up to date at just a glance, and stay organized without cluttering up your inbox. I will say, I follow soooooo many other bloggers. I email subscribe to those who send out updates that include photos, so I can see which ones I am interested in right away, and I Bloglovin' subscribe to those who send out updates that don't include photos, as they require more time to look over. 

~ The "My feed" tab allows you to see a small summary from each of the blogs you follow - similar to your home page on Facebook.

~ The "Explore" tab allows you to search and discover other blog posts - similar to Pinterest.

~ The "Find Blogs" tab allows you to search and discover new blogs, or ones that you are familiar with but haven't discovered on Bloglovin' yet.

~ There's also an option to add a Bloglovin' button to your internet task bar, right next to your Pinterest icon (if you have this one of course!) The button keeps you up to date on the blogs you want to follow, and notifies you when something new has been added. How helpful!

~ I also saw an update that you can now compose blog posts directly from Bloglovin' not too long ago, but I haven't explored this option.

If you haven't yet, please Follow my blog with Bloglovin! Happy Crafting!

Stitch it Sunday: Fat Quarter Patchwork Pumpkins

Initially, I picked this for today because I thought it was a tutorial on hand sewing some pumpkins, but it's actually a no sew project with is even better!

Imagine the possibilities with just changing the fat quarters you choose! I love the fun, whimsical and bright prints chosen for the Crafts Unleashed project, but you could also do neutrals for a more rustic look that will last from early fall through late fall, or you could go with some darker, spooky prints. 

You could make a whole pumpkin patch of these cute little pumpkins or just a few. Where would you put them to decorate? I am thinking they'd look great in a basket or similar to use as a centerpiece on a side table, main table or hall table or left loose on a mantel. The smaller ones could be used as place settings - just adjust the top to accommodate a name tag. With a different type of leaf, this might even be suitable as a photo prop.

What You'll Need:
     Fat Quarters, Styrofoam Balls, Wood Doll Pins, Floral Wire, Mod Podge, Bamboo Skewers, Spray Stain and a Butter Knife.

Now, visit Crafts Unleashed to get started on your own Fat Quarter Patchwork Pumpkins!

Like What You See? Me too! I think you'll also enjoy these other crafts from Crafts Unleashed.

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*As of 09.16.17, this is a free tutorial.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Yarny Saturday: Crocheted Football Bobble Square

With football season now upon us, this is a great project to get started on. This could be just one square to a football themed sampler afghan, or one of many football squares with other solid squares in your favorite teams colors. 

Alternatively, you could work just one of these up and frame it, or sew onto a scarf or purse like a pocket, or work in thread and into a pair of earrings. You could also repeat the bobble pattern across in rows and make a scarf of just footballs! So many great possibilities.

What You'll Need:
     Worsted Weight Yarn, H8/5mm Crochet Hook, Tapestry Needle for Weaving in Ends, and the Football Bobble Chart Free Crochet Pattern


Now, visit Kari Philpott's Ravelry Shop to get started on your own Football Bobble Chart!

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*As of 09.16.17, this is a free crochet pattern.

Friday, September 15, 2017

DIY Friday: Rustic Pumpkin Topiary Tutorial

This Rustic Pumpkin Topiary is an excellent piece to add to your home decor as the rustic look is perfect for September's early fall through November's late fall. The construction is simple, and you could easily add a small pop of color here and there if desired - for example, by changing the burlap bow to an orange or green colored burlap or other similar ribbon size.

You could work just the one piece, and put it up on your mantel, a tall shelf or on a table, or you could create a bunch of them, and even vary the height to better group them. Picture them in a corner space on your counter or a side table, or a group of three on each end of a mantel or skinny hall table. I love it!

What You'll Need:
     Natural Twig Pumpkin, Metal Flower Pot Planter with Burlap Label, Distress Spray Stain, Preserved Sheet Moss, Floral Foam, Burlap Ribbon, Wooden Dowel, and Hot Glue Gun with Sticks.

Now, visit Crafts Unleashed to get started on your own Rustic Pumpkin Topiary!

Like What You See? Me too! I think you'll also enjoy these other crafts from Crafts Unleashed.

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*As of 09.16.17, this is a free tutorial.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Bling It Thursday: Game Day Earrings

The Loose Ends Craft Blog is newly discovered to me, but I love what I am seeing, especially these fun Game Day Earrings! They feature a simple and sweet construction, and are lightweight - which I love! 

The great thing about sports themed earrings is that they can really be worn all year, so don't feel like football/baseball season are the only times you can rock these. 

I also want to point out that the tutorial calls for leather straps. This is a great opportunity to raid your stash for scraps, as well as thrift stores for purse straps or a belt that could be repurposed into earrings. You might even be able to make a couple pairs extra for gifting.

What You'll Need:
     Leather Straps and Rotary Leather Punch, Eyelets and Setter, Jump Rings, Rhinestone Banding, Head Pins, Jewelry Chain, Earring Wires, Beads in Your Favorite Teams Colors, Bench Block and Hammer, Jewelry Pliers, Side Cutters, E6000, Toothpicks and a Pencil. If you have a One Step Looper, that will help to have out too!


Now, visit the Loose Ends Craft Blog to get started on your own Game Day Earrings!

Like What You See? Me too! I think you'll also enjoy these other crafts from the Loose Ends Craft Blog.

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*As of 09.16.17, this is a free jewelry DIY.