Interesting, Inspiring and Links

Megan Haerle

In thinking about today’s post, I thought about what was inspiring me this week.  The Soak Wash Photo-a-Day has been pretty inspiring, and I’ve gotten to connect a little with lots of other knitters on there and see what they’re doing for their photos.  I get to teach my friend how to knit socks this evening, so I’m super pumped and inspired by that.  Also, next week is the San Diego Yarn Crawl, and obviously I’m over the moon about that!

So, I guess the rest of this post will be other little things I have found interesting or inspiring today.  Enjoy!

I saw these neat knitted teacup pockets online today.  You should check those out.

I really want to get a YarnBox Subscription…bad.

Brooklyn Tweed’s Fall ’14 collection is amazing and wonderful and I want to knit it all.

I plan on heading over to the Mesa…

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No-Sew Pillow DIYs

M&J Blog

Pillows are one of the absolute easiest ways to add new energy to a room. They’re also one of our favorite methods of introducing color trends into a room! Making a pillow to spruce up your home is easy enough for those of us with sewing machines, but if you don’t have one handy, not to worry! All of the DIYs below can be created without a sewing machine!

gold-hello-pillowSend a message with a metallic screen-printed pillow!


Calligraphy is a trend that’s taking the design world by storm! Keep your space current with these fabulous calligraphy cases!

DIY-No-Sew-Pillow-CoversWith this tutorial any fabric can become your favorite pillow case without any needles or thread involved.

431This DIY features a 3d flower that will make a statement on any sofa!

NoSew-10This ruffled pillow DIY will instantly add femininity to your space.

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DIY: Beaded Friendship Bracelets

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Summer is almost officially over, but don’t let the September chill put a freeze on your friendships! Cement those ties you made during the warmer months with these fun friendship bracelets that feature beads and dainty little charms.

What You’ll Need:
8mm Czech Glass Colored Pearl
1 3/4” Silver Celtic Key Charm
Elastic String
Jump Rings
ScissorsDSC_04041. Wrap your elastic string around your wrist to gauge how big your bracelet needs to be. Leave an inch or two to tie a knot.

DSC_04072. Tie a knot at one end.


3. Add on beads.

DSC_04184. Take the end and tie to the other end in a knot.

DSC_04215. Open up a jump ring and add a charm.DSC_04236. Close jump ring with the charm attached, anywhere onto the bracelet.


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