Thanks for your fave on my paisley dress. x
This would be great for a halloween outfit!
Thanks for your comment on my scarf cushion cover. Glad you like it!
This is cool. I may well have to try this. You could also add a little note into the lid to say what they all are.
Hey! Thanks for your comment on my spring bunnies!
Saucy! I like!
Yup the pink/blue one is yours, Sanne and the green one I sent to Essex Debs.
Thanks for your fave on my spring bunnies!
Thanks for your fave on my wedding gift pillow! x
I realised that this doesn't link to the project anymore:
Hi icedancer, I got your comment on my pencil roll project. That particular project is a version, so at the top of the project, it says this is a version of 'so and so's' project. If you click the link it will take you to the original project. The projects listed on CO+K can be either 'how-to's' or creations. A how-to will have step by step instructions or a video. A creation will just have a comment from the maker. However, a lot of people will post a project as a creation but incluse a link to the original tutorial or website in the blurb.
I could do with one of these! Thanks for posting!
Hey jenny! Thanks for faving so many of my projects. Happy crafting!
I've also made this hat: http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/crocheted-slouchy-hat
This would look so cute on my desk at work.
What an innovative way of repurposing bra wire! I'd love to make this but I gave all my old bras away via freecycle.
This looks delicious! I might make it for my friends birthday as she can't have wheat and I'm rubbish at making gluten-free cakes!
This is absolutely stunning! Well done!
Random question: What is the lipstick you're wearing in the photos? Its a great colour.
This is really inventive! Well done!
Hi Mollysue, Can you contact me re the ghibli swap please. x
These are immense! Well immpressed!
Hey! Thanks for you comment on my 3 colour nail. In case you were wondering the dark pink colour I used was Barry M. 273 (Raspberry). x
Happy birthday Hayley! Hope you're having a great day.
This looks amazing! Very impressive. I started making one of these but its currently lounging in a carrier bag. You may have just inspired me into getting it back out.
Lovely! A great way to re-purpose old bottles and jars.
Maybe I should start saving mine...
This is indeed lovely.
I don't wear make-up that often, so does it keep ok? Will the ingredients seperate after a while?
Hey! I've replyed to your comment on my scrapbook magnets and have posted the link to the tutorial. Sorry it took me a while to notice it. x
Sorry Lowe I thought I'd posted the link to the tute with the project. Here it is:
This is very pretty, well done.
Cute! This would also be great for decorating dolls houses.
This looks fab! Well done!
I love that blog too! I can spend ages just looking at her photos on flickr! I seriously want her house.
I was wondering what EVOO was?
That is very cool indeed!
This is really gorgeous.
Nice! Simple but very pretty!
Kudos to you! That is stunning.
These are adorable! Would you consider posting a how-to?
This is absolutely beautiful, well done.
This is such as simple but cool idea! I'm a bit annoyed I didn't think of it myself! Loving your work Pam!
So cute! What did you use for the 'bowl' of the machine?
These are awesome!
This is wonderful! Did it really onlt take 20 hrs? How did you get the criss-cross effect?
I'd sew a sewing machine cover to jazz up my machine!
This is very beautiful!
Thanks for your fave on my pencil roll. x
I love how happy you look in this photo!
THanks for thw fave on my stitched postcards! x
You are indeed Julie! The jewel-toned one I actually sent to Bindibabe for the bracelet swap, but she never posted piccies. I haven't made any for a while, I'll have to get the pliers out soon!
This is very cool.
hi Jolanda, I was just wondering if you got my messages about the matryoshka swap? x
This looks great! Brilliant use of those postcards.
These really are wonderful1
This is a wonderful idea and looks great. It would be nice a mail holder all year round, not just for valentines day.
These are lovely and would also look very nice as brooches.
Thanks for your favs of a lot of my crochet stuff. Feel free to message me if you get stuck with any of the patterns.
Hey! Thanks for sending me the ring-box how to link. I love how you have done yours in a flower print- it looks so pretty. I think they would make fantastic gifts. If I decide to make one I'll definately post it as a version.
I would love a how-to on this!
I love, love, love! So awesome!
I love the candy colours!
I think I've got one of these coins laying around somewhere...
That outfit looks really cute!
I hope you didn't use actual antique cameos for this project, because that would be a real shame.
Hey! Looks fab! I was wondering if you used spray fabric paint or dabbed it on with a brush?
Do you have a tute for this?
This is the washcloth pattern I'm trying at the moment:
I'm only a couple rows in but its looking alright. Its made using double crochets (or trebles as we english crocheters call them). It is a rather open weave though and makes a flexible rather than dense material. I had to switch down 2 hook sizes, I'm using 4ply cotton as recommended and it was far too floppy on a 6mm hook. Its much better on a 4mm (although I've lost a inch and half in width, but I'm not bothered about that)and I think I could get away with a 3.5 or a 3 even. As I mentioned on the crochet slippers I think I might have quite loose tension, so you might not find the same.
Here's a couple other dish cloth patterns I've found all through ravellry:
They are both on the lion brand website, which I think you have to sign up to view, but it is free. I haven't looked at them properly yet. I mostly just thought they were pretty : )
Also try the sugar n' cream website as I know they were sending a wash cloth pattern a week via e-mail in the summer and should have loads on the website for both knitting and crochet. I haven't tried them as I found them quite colour heavy and wanted something simplier.
Let me know how you get on.
Thanks for your comment on the slippers. Don't be afraid of the pattern it is much more straightforward than the finished item looks. Have a look at the blog and pattern, there really is a photo for every single step.
Still it might not be something to try when you have got the pressure of xmas present making hanging over you. But pm me if you try it and get stuck and I'll try and help you out.
I'm making crochet washcloths for my parents stockings at the moment. Its going well so far!
I made these with my Mum the other day. I'd recommend checking them after 10mins as our were a little over-done. I'm not sure if it was maybe because mine were older than Nicpea's (they had been in a tub in the fridge for a couple of days), or if we just had less on the tray or something.
I love the new profile photo. Your hair is awesome!
These are fab!
Very pretty. I hope she liked it.
Thanks for you friend request. I find so many of your projects so inspiring!
Yeah, you're right she really is adorable!
Yeah I'm disapointed that you don't have a photo with it on!
This is so pretty. Well done.
I love love love this too!
This is so amazing!!! I couldn't tell which was the DIY one when I first looked at the pic. It was only the fish that gave it away.
Thanks hun! I'm glad you like it.
Another beautiful notebook cosy! well done!
I like this. Good job.
Its US I'm afraid, although its really easy to convert to UK as the bottom band is all double crochet and theres a good description for the puff stitch with a video.
I love the way this looks! How did you get the swirl effect in the fimo and are those seed beads wrapped around the right-hand side?
I agree with all the previous comments, this is indeed fab! I hope it went down well at your party.
This is so cute! Do you have a link to the pattern?
I just looked at that Octopuss dancing video on your website- so funny!
You're welcome! Thanks for the reply!
I like it. Roomy. I bet you could fit small items of make-up in it.
Super-cute! Are the cherry stalks made of wire?
He'd look fab as a keyring!
I'm so pleased I found this pattern! I'm obsessed with puff stitch at the moment. I'm working on a scarf just now, but I want a full matching puff stitch set!
Wow! You look gorgeous! It goes so well with your dress.
Hi Dani, before I started my macrame chain I tied the threads to a jumpring (this end is on the righthand side of the photo). Then I just made my macrame rope in the normal way. When I was finished before I'd trimmed the ends I attached the jumpring to the bracelet, then just looped the macrame chain in an out of the links in the bracelet. This should be fairly easy if you have a chain with pretty big links. Then I tied the end of the macrame chain to another jump ring and secured the knot with a bit of glue, (you can see in the photo that this end is a bit bigger). Then attached the jumpring to the bracelet. Hope that explains all!
I've got some of those little owl beads too. They're so sweet!
Thanks for your fav on my Tassel necklace!
Thanks for your fav on my sloughy hat!
You're welcome! I thought it was really cute. It'll make a good keyring too.
I agree with Nikki this is gorgeous.
Aww...this is so cute!
You're welcome. I'm looking forward to getting your earring. Have mine arrived?
These are fab, Jolanda. Good job!
Thats for your fav on my recipe book!
This is really cute. What an innovative design.
I think index cards would be fine. Anything postcard sized. You could make your own on the computer, or even use postcards, but if you wanted to show off the picture, but wouldn't be able to put the cards in the pockets back-to-back. The recipe cards I used are from works (a cheap UK stationary shop).
You can make the book to any size you want really. I'm gonna make another one for my Mum for xmas and she types up her recipes and prints them out, so I'm gonna make it so that she can slide in folded pieces of A4 paper.
Thanks for your fav on my recipe book!
Thanks for the fav on my recipe book.
Thats fantastic. Plastic is exactly want I want, else otherwise they will be too heavy to use for necklaces. I might leave the magnets on some of them and use them as stocking fillers for less fashon-forward friends and family.
Thanks for your comment on my owl embroidery.
That would be fab, I'll let you know if I can't get hold of them. I might have to stick bails on the back but that shouldn't be a problem. Are they metal or plastic?
Wow! Wow! Wow! I love you! Thanks so much for that tip. I can't wait until the weekend when I can get to poundland! I really hope my store has them!
This is a cute pattern. I'm putting this comment here mostly to remind myself. If you're a UK crocheter you'll need aran weight yarn and a size 4 hook. And don't forget to convert the crochet terms.
This is gorgeous!
This is fantastic. What a great idea!
Thanks for your fav on my fabric beads!
Thanks for the fav on my fabric beads!
Thanks for your comment on my bakery bracelet and welcome to CO + K!
This is fab! I love!
This looks fab!
You're welcome you have some fab projects.
I was thinking of trying the Sol v you sent me but can't find the instructions. I was wondering if you had a link to a tute? x
Thanks for your message hun and the friend request. I'll start on your dotee very soon. I'll PM you to trade addresses. x
Love this! Thanks.
This is Fab! My boyfriend will love these. He's a MASSIVE doctor who fan.
Awesome! Love the portal reference.
This is great, I have so many t-shirts that are getting slightly holey that might end up as pillows now.
This is gorgeous!
I just used standard household pins. You could use the fancy hat style pins if you wanted or snip the end off the pins and just glue in.
You do need to use a strong glue and once they are dry try pushing them through a piece of fabric to make sure they are securely stuck on.
This looks super-cute! I might try it.
I got your happygram! Thank you so much. It made my day so much better! Especially for the shrinky dink plastic, I've been wanting to try that yor ages!
I think this fabric would make a great picnic blanket.
Thanks for this. I couldn't work out how to make the picture appear and not just the link. Hopefully I can get it to work now.
You're welcome. I love your version of the fimo pill necklace too.
Thanks for the friend request. Hope any projects you're working on our going well.
I can't believe this was you first ever wire-wrapping project. So sophicated!
I love love love this! I have a gold-tone jewellry frame that i've been wondering what to do with for a while. It would be perfect for this project. Thanks for sharing!
Yeah, my flatmate told me that. But I'd already taken the picture and was too lazy to take another. I really wanted a photo of it on his hairy/tattooed hand but he wouldn't pose : (
Cute, Jet! I particularly love the bird!
This is really beautiful! You should be v. proud!
Thanks for your fav of my bakery bracelet.
I guess you could use them instead of numbers. I thought about making them into beads and making a bag-charm.
A how-to would be awesome!
The sculpey website is quite good:
They have a lot of how-to's with clear instructions. Although a lot do use kit I don't have. I'd like to make bangles but I don't have the things for making canes. If I get into it more I might invest.
They have a lot of how-to's with clear instructions. Although a lot do use kit I don't have. I'd like to make bangles but I don't have the things for making canes. If I get into it more I might invest.
Hey Sally! Thanks for the compliment! I just love crafting (its turning into a slight addition) and its great to have a place where I can share stuff. I've just started swapping and I'm really excited about it! x
You are very welcome. And welcome to CO + K! I love your project. Its really innovative and looks great! I'd love to make it when I have the time. I need to source some duct tape though, I don't know where people get these funky colours from? x
That would be great and thanks for the friend request. I've got a feeling I'm going to get quickly addicted to fimo. That or really annoyed that I keep getting fluff in it! x
Your problem with the tap sounds like a real hassle. Does that mean that your whole house is flooded? That sucks as you have to wait for everything to dry out. It is annoying when you realise you can't fix things yourself and have to get people you don't know into fit it.
I know how you feel sometimes you just don't want to talk to people. Especially if you have emotionally demanding friends that want your advice but do not like it when you give it. Especially when you have your own problems to deal with.
Its a shame that you have to cater for other people in your own house, when you should be able to have it as you like it. But I guess you don't want to shock them. Lol! I'm pleased that you have managed to get a house that you will be able to get around more easily. Are you sad to leave the other one because you have been there so long, or just happy that you will have more freedom and space to work?
Well I hope you can get your tap problem sorted tomorrow and can properly start to get moved in and settled.
Hey! Thanks for your comment on my anchor bracelet. I love anchors and nautical stuff too.
How are your curtains coming along? It sounds like a pretty big job. Maybe you can put a sheet up in the meantime, so that your neighbours can't see right into you house.
Are you getting a door for your toilet or just putting up a curtain? That could be quite embarassing if everyone can see in. When I was at university i was living in a group of flats that were arranged in a square with a central courtyard. The toilet looked out onto the courtyard and all it had on the window was a slightly dodgy blind. My flatmate hated it and was paranoid that people were watching her whilst she was on the toilet!
I bet your house is going to be amazing when you're finished decorating. I like flower boxes on the windows of houses, they always look so pretty. I live in a shared house at the moment, which is kinda scruffy so I don't have much opportunity to decorate or garden. I do have a few herbs though. I try my best but I'm not very green-fingered.
wow are you going to have a whole big room to use for crafting. I'm quite jealous. I hardly have enough space for all my crafting stuff. I will have to stop buying pretty things!
Hope you have had a good weekend.
You're welcome. They are very cute. I've just started using polymer clay and I'm always looking for new ideas. I like your tagline btw.
Wow! That really looks fab!
This is another beautiful project Jet! And fantastic how-to. It looks wonderful.
Thanks for your tip about the paperclip necklace tute! I was really disappointed when I looked at the Eygptian coil bracelet tutorail on Jane's website that you had to pay fot it, so I'm really pleased you let me know about yours.
I'm always so inspired by your projects they always look so professional and colourful! And you take brillant photos too.
I don't know if I'm being dense but I can't see the link to the tutorial?
Thanks for favouriting my rick rack rose jewellry. x
Ace! I love Chobits!
This is so so cute! Well done!
I know its such a time-sink! I can quite easy spend my whole Sunday browsing and uploading projects. I think I definately check CO + K more than my facebook.
You are very welcome. They are super-cute! How are you finding CO + K?
This is great! So simple and so effective! Well done!
Looks fab! Hope she liked it.
I love this! Can we have a how to please!
Wow! That looks beautiful. I can't believe its a thumb tack!
Hey! I see you are a reasonably new member. Welcome to CO + K!
They're amazing! I'm so impressed! And a great how-to too!
I've only signed up for 1 swap so far- the veteran vs. newbie swap, I'm waiting to be partnered. I've been looking at all the pics of swaps on the boards and they all look beautiful. I'm a bit nervous that when I get my person I won't know what to make for them! Its really good idea those as I love surprises. I can never stop myself from buying lucky dip bags, cause the not knowing what you are gonna get is the best bit. x
Thanks for the friend request and the favourites. I've been admiring your projects for a while. Especially the kawaii cupcake- its super-cute!
I saw on your list that you like postcards. I like to collect postcards too. I used to think it was a wierd thing of mine- I'm glad to see I'm not the only one! I also have a bit of a thing for flyers, particularly ones that promote clubs and bands, they also have such cool art and photos. x
Hey Sadie! Thanks for the friend request. How long have been in NZ? You like it? It can be quite hard uprooting yourself and moving around. I've felt quite nomadic the last couple of years, but I'm starting to settle in Worcester.
I absolutely love CO + K! I can't believe I didn't join it earlier. Everyone is so creative and generous its a great community! x
They're from a website called punky pins:
See the DIY section. I love chunky plastic charms! If you like the tattoo style jewellry on their source website is:
where you can buy the charms individually to make your own jewellry. x
I hope this makes sense. I threaded an eye pin through the top hole of the button and bent it back up on itself to just below the eye loop. Then I wrapped the end round the stem, just underneith the eye. If you can't follow, just say and I'll try and post a tute. x
Thats cool. I'm glad you tried it. Now i've looked at it again I can see where you are confused, because at 6 where I've said to tuck it under the stitch there isn't one there. So after you have attached the cover, just put the needle back into the hole in the paper and move onto the next hole. In the next stitches you can tuck the thread under the previous stitch. Hope this makes more sense. If not, let me know and I'll try and make it clearer.
This is so stunning! I can't believe you did it with a sewing machine.
Thanks for your comment. Thats great. Your website is pretty cool. If you do decide to make the bracelet yourself, don't forget to post it, I'd love to see your version.
This is brill. The cotton ball centre is genius! I've tried making fabric beads before and they were so dense it was hard to get the needle through them.
This looks great. I like the idea of mixing paint with embroidery. What type of paint did you use?
I admire you're patience! This looks fantastic!
I know its not valentines day anymore but these are fab! I hope I've got someone to make them for next year!
This is super-cute!
It looks fantastic! You should be very proud.
This is wonderful! I know what its like to spend a year on one embroidery project. You shoul be very proud.
This is gorgeous! I love it!
This is fab! Do you have a how-to or a link to your pattern?
This is gorgeous and very structural. I like the way the butterflies stand up from the background. More close-up photos would be nice.
Great idea. Thanks.
This is so pretty. I hope they are pleased with it.
This is awesome! I hope you get a good grade for it!
This is super-cute! I'm hoping to move house soon and am looking for pretty stuff to hang on the walls. Your demostration of squeezing the pliers with your feet made me chuckle!
Thanks for your fav on my crochet wrap!
Thinner papers work better btw. The wrapping paper bracelet was harder to put together and is a lot less flexible.
Thanks for your comment and the warm welcome. You have some very beautiful projects. I know I haven't been a member long but I think I'm already mildly addicted! I can't believe I didn't discover CO + K sooner!
This is great! I love washers, they make such great jewelry. I might have to try something similar to this in crochet as I can't knit : (
Thanks for your friend request.
Wow! You're such a prolific crafter, I'm in awe.
Very pretty and the glasses thing is a very good idea.
Thats really very sweet. No wonder he loved it!
Wow! So simple, but this looks really great.
Thanks for your favourite. That paper bead curtain is fab and must have taken you ages.
Thanks for the favourite and congrats on the pregancy. V. exciting!
So cute! I love!
This is very cool. Gonna look so awesome when its finished. I like how you're cross-stitched the design on top- a really clever idea and makes the fighters look nice and neat.