So we’ve had the Week from Hell here, but now tonight we’re starting the Popcorn Dialogues with It Happened One Night, so nothing but good times ahead. In the meantime, here’s a post I wrote for the day that life got so crazy that I couldn’t post anything except snarls and meeps:
I live with two little girls. We are all about da cute and da bright. With that in mind, here are some Cute, Bright Things.
From Arlette’s Polka Dot Pineapple blog, instructions for felt gift bags with lots of step-by-step photos and clear directions:
Arlette is also all about da cute, so look at all the things she shows how to make on her blog. And thank you, Arlette.
If you need a bigger bag, try Inga’s Haekelbeutel, difficult to say, amazingly easy to make, just 16 squares and Inga’s ingenious assembly. The original pattern was in German, but you can down load a PDF in English with clear diagrams and instructions from Ravelry. You have to register with the site to enter, but it’s free and no one will send e-mails.
Or there are smaller bags you can make in five minutes: good old Martha Stewart comes through with clip art for tiny gift bags:
Actually, you should go through the all 50 pages of the “Our Best Clip Art” slide show at Martha’s site (spice jar labels, luggage tags, monogram labels, postcards, and more). Whatever else you want to say about Martha, the woman has exquisite taste.
You don’t need a bag? Fine. Have a monkey. You have to crochet but the pattern is free at Paton’s website:
Sarah’s instructions are for British crocheters, so you’ll have to translate (UK double triple crochet = US triple crochet).
See? Bright, colorful, cute. Have a nice day!
(This blog will return to its usual dark and snark with the next post.)