Teach Yourself To Knit!

A friend recently asked if I would teach her daughter to knit. I knit rather simply as a stress reliever and can't imagine I'd be very good at teaching anyone else, but I started thinking about the books I pored over as a teenager teaching myself knitting and crocheting. I wished back then that I had someone to actually show me the stitches as I attempted to master them.So since I can't teach the skill, I've found five easy to follow videos that should set anyone up with the basics of knitting! With a ball of yarn and a pair of needles (try a worsted weight yarn and a needle size that matches the number on the yarn label) you'll be practicing your knits and purls in no time.The Basics - a knitting overview:Starting Your Project - casting on:The Next Step - the purl … [Read more...]

18 Make Your Own Scarf DIYS

Fall, winter and even early spring in some areas means scarves, scarves and more scarves! There are so many awesome ways to wear a scarf that you can wear a scarf every day and have unique and stylish look no matter what. But in order to do that you need gorgeous scarves in a variety of colors and styles. And that could get pricey unless you make your own! Here are over a dozen fabulous homemade scarf ideas that will have you looking gorgeous (and staying warm!) in no time!Bleached Scarf by Tried and True Blog - Such a cool twist on the bleached tee-shirt DIYs people did this summer.Impossible Scarf Three by The Pink Samurai - Perfect for those who love color-blocking.Quick Checkered Crochet Hat and Scarf by Craft Foxes - Make a matching hat for double-the-warmth!Blue & … [Read more...]

16 Quilts to Make For Kids

Winter is the perfect time to curl up with a cozy quilt and even a child will appreciate the thoughtfulness of a handmade gift like this. Whether you are looking for a baby quilt to give as a baby shower, or a special present for a sweet child in your like, these children's quilts will inspire your creativity. And delight a child in your life! Scrabble Rag Quilt by O Sew Many Rags - An adorable twist on a classic family board game, use the letters to spell out words that relate to the child you're gifting the quilt to. So smart.Cuddle Puff Charm Quilt by Shannon Fabrics - Texture and color galore!Rainbow Diamonds Mini Quilt by All Free Sewing - Geometric shapes are so eye-catching and the rainbow colors are sure to please.A Boy Story by Seam Sew Together - All things … [Read more...]

Preparing Your Home for a New Baby’s Arrival!

Blissfully Domestic has started an account on HomeTalk and we started sharing some of our most popular posts there for others to look at. Now we are curating some fun and useful boards and the featured board today focuses on Preparing the Home for Parenthood.We collected  some great tutorials for anyone prepping for a new little one around the house!Preparing The Baby's Room Hanging Wall Shelves - by Honey Bear LaneBaby Nursery Wall Art - by Blissfully DomesticDresser Changing Table Remake - by The Golden SycamoreKid's No-Paint Dresser - by Mellywood's MansionTree Mural Bookshelf - by The Design ConfidentialBaby Accessories to Make 10 Free Baby Booties You Can Knit - by Blissfully DomesticWooden Baby Scooters - by Killer B DesignBaby Closet … [Read more...]

10 Baby Gifts You Can Sew!

Is there anything more precious than a baby shower? Handmade gifts garner awwws like nothing else and become beloved mementos long after baby has outgrown them. If you're handy with a sewing machine, creating a keepsake baby gift is simple. These ten handmade gifts for baby can be sewn up in a jiffy and will be loved and appreciated by everyone from the new mama to great-grandma to babylove!This project is so simple! An old cotton sweater and a piece of flannel combined to create a set of soft and luxurious washcloths for baby's first bathtime. [Things For Boys]Remember the colorful baby ring stackers? Try sewing this adorable fabric version for a soft handmade toy for baby! [Rust and Sunshine]Baby shoes are a classic baby shower gift, aren't they? These beautiful leather … [Read more...]

12 Felt Bunny Crafts

Happy first day of spring! We're ushering out the chill of winter and welcoming spring's warmth with open arms! Easter is a few weeks away, so it seems fitting to celebrate the season with crafts featuring one of our favorite signs of springtime - bunnies!//1// Fill a felt bag with candy for your favorite person! Bunny Candy Bags at Mer Mag //2// A string of bunnies across a mantle, shelf or wall would brighten any decor, wouldn't it? Bunny Garland at The Sweetest Occasion //3// Want to give your hairstyle a little extra "hop?" Clip in these tiny bunny ears. So cute! Tiny Bunny Ear Hairclip at Holloughby //4// Teach your small folk the words to Little Bunny Foo-Foo or Snuggle Bunny with these adorable finger puppets. White Bunny Rabbit Finger Puppets at The Purl Bee //5// This … [Read more...]