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Category Archive: Craft and handmade

Make: Knit an Easy Baby Blanket

If you’re after an easy and rewarding knitting project, you might fancy this tutorial over on Tuts+ for a colour-blocked cotton baby blanket. Created by talented Seattle-based knitter Andi Satterlund from Untangling Knots, the blanket is knitted from corner to corner, increasing until you reach the widest point and then decreasing back down to create […]

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Make: Shibori for Beginners

Indigo prints and the ancient Japanese tie-dyeing technique of shibori is one of this season’s biggest trends. Flick through a current issue of your favourite home and interiors magazine and you’ll find actual shibori or shibori-inspired prints on countless collections of homewares, from high-end designer soft furnishings, through to the high street. Meanwhile, shibori techniques […]

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Birdy of the Week: House Birds

Yellow Modern Wood Bird ‘Yellow Warbler’ by Studioliscious. This week’s birdy pick comes all the way from Canada, where Etsy sellers Studioliscious create ‘house birds’ inspired by the designs of mid-century illustrator Charley Harper. Each bird is cut from high-grade Baltic Birch plywood, and the design is then applied using an image transfer method. This […]

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Make: Jewellery Organiser

How to make a jewelry organizer, via Tuts+. Photography by Mette Jackobsen. I love this DIY minimal-yet-luxe jewellery organiser by Danish craft blogger Mette Jakobsen for Tuts+. She uses a white concrete mix and a variety of found vases and vessels to create a a custom mould. How to make a jewelry organizer, via Tuts+. […]

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Make: Vibrant Wood Block Drink Stirrers

Make vibrant wood block drink stirrers tutorial, via Tuts+. Photography by Brittni Melhoff. This easy project is for all of my northern-hemisphere readers (hello!) who are enjoying sunshine and warm days right now. (Written from the depths of my duvet on this frosty Sunday morning in Sydney.) Crafter and blogger Brittni Melhoff of Paper & […]

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Make: Dyed Concrete Gemstone Pendants

As far as long-burning trends go, faceted gems and geometry are white hot. We’ve seen all manner of faceted shapes appear in fashion, design and decor in recent collections, and brutalist concrete is quite often the material of choice. In this genius DIY tutorial over on Crafts & DIY Tuts+, UK crafter Francesca Stone of […]

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