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Monthly Archive for June, 2011

Knitted Leaves


This is what happens when a creative mama sits down and thinks about leaves with yarn and knitting needles in hand. Get the full tutorial at Natural Suburbia.

She also has a knitted oak leaf tutorial you can add to your pattern stash.

Posted by Living Crafts on Jun 22, 2011 09:58 PM | 1 Comment

Sewing Pattern: Breakfast at Tiffany’s Dress

Here are some really nice patterns for sewing garments from the Selfish Seamstress blog. Scroll down and you’ll find this classic Audrey pattern, inspired by the Breakfast at Tiffany’s dress.

Posted by Living Crafts on Jun 21, 2011 12:16 PM | No Comments

Storage Boxes With a Window

Storage Boxes

Take a regular cardboard box (I’d decorate mine to match my room somehow) cut out a side view, place a piece of PET plastic as your window and you have a perfect box to store a pair of shoes – or… craft supplies! This is an Ikea Hack but we caught it over at Craftzine but you could use any box.

Posted by Living Crafts on Jun 21, 2011 12:12 PM | 2 Comments

Tutorial: Soap Dispenser

Soap dispenser from a tin can

Here’s a tutorial to make a tin can soap dispenser out of a tin can. Sibylle of Funkytime was inspired by the many mason jar soap dispensers, that are on the internet right now, and wanted to make something different. You’ll find the tutorial here.


Posted by Living Crafts on Jun 21, 2011 12:08 PM | No Comments

Raffle for Relief Efforts from Amy Butler

We are pleased to share this very important message from Amy Butler.

Hello Friends-

It has been three months since the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan and just over two months since the tornados and flooding throughout the Southern United States. They are slowly recovering and rebuilding from these disasters but help will be needed for years to come. I have put together a raffle to help support the relief efforts in these areas. Here’s the scoop on the raffle:

  • Tickets are $10 each, purchased through Paypal
  • There will be 3 winners, each receiving a Sweet Life Bag full of goodies
  • 100% of the proceeds will be sent to The American Red Cross
  • Tickets are on sale now through July 7th, Click Here or follow the directions below to get your tickets
  • Any questions can be sent to

Please share this message with friends & family and on your blog or facebook page so everyone can get involved! Thank you so much for your help in this effort!
With love and gratitude,

 How to purchase a raffle ticket:

  1. Log into your Paypal account, if you don’t already have an account Click Here to sign up
  2. Click on the Send Money tab
  3. Please send money to:
  4. Enter the amount of money you would like to donate, each ticket is $10, feel free to purchase multiple tickets. Please make sure the donation is in US dollars.
  5. Please mark your payment as a Personal Gift
  6. Hit continue
  7. You will be shown a review of your payment, review your details and make sure to enter your name and email address in the “Email to recipient” section so we will be able to contact you if you are chosen as a winner.
  8. Click Send Money

Posted by Living Crafts on Jun 21, 2011 12:03 PM | No Comments

Good Finds: Imagine Childhood

Imagine Childhood

About Imagine Childhood:

… a little nature… a little imagination… a lot of play. Toys, tools and activities for growing minds. Imagine Childhood is a family owned and operated company offering high quality environmentally conscious toys and activities that encourage exploration, creativity, and open-ended unstructured play.


About MOOV Construction Kits:

Possibly the most exciting toy we’ve played with in quite a while, these award winning Dutch construction kits by Berg MOOV are nothing short of awesome!

Made from incredibly sturdy materials that can be configured to the suggestions in the manuals or any other shape you can imagine, they require no tools and can easily be constructed by kids… or adults that just wish they were.

Build anything from a bike to a go-cart to a crane, a scooter and so much more!

Made in Holland for kids age 5 -12


Today the folks at Imagine Childhood are giving away a MOOV 3-in-1 starter kit valued at $249.00! To enter for a chance to win leave a comment by 11:59 p.m. Monday, June 20th, listing your favorite item from the Imagine Childhood Shop.

Posted by Living Crafts on Jun 16, 2011 06:39 PM | 514 Comments

Felt Baby Booties

Can you just imagine a baby’s sweet little feet surrounded by rose petals? Squee!

How about lettuce leaves?

Crafted by SmartlittleonesTM on Bryn Du Farm in Colorado. Available at

Posted by Living Crafts on Jun 4, 2011 09:49 PM | 3 Comments

Carve Crochet Hook from Twig

We found these oh-so-cool handmade crochet hooks on pinned by Marta McCall.

And a tutorial at Stramenda.

Have you ever made your own hooks or needles? We’d love to see them!

Posted by Living Crafts on Jun 2, 2011 02:12 PM | 12 Comments


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