Repurpose socks, stockings & sweaters to make these snowman crafts


Had to reblog this, it’s just so darn cute!!!

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How’s the winter weather where you are? I live in the land of snow, in the city that Forbes has declared the snowiest in the country. But not this year. Every time it snows, my daughter gets so excited, only to have her heart broken when it melts the next day. So, let’s put away the hats and mittens, get out the glue gun, and craft a snowman! Better yet, these snowmen are made with repurposed socks, stockings and sweaters. To help you get started, I’m also giving away a six-pack of 4” balls of STYROFOAM Brand Foam.

First up, the Sweater Snowman, which Kathleen George fashioned from a sweater. If you don’t have one handy, check out a second-hand store.

To make a Sweater Snowman, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam: one each 4”, 5” and 6” balls
  • Cream or white sweater
  • Buttons: ½” with shank for…

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The Sock Pattern Mystery Solved!


I believe everyone in the knitting world has seen the photo of these cabled socks somewhere, Google, Pinterest, and of course crafty blogs (including mine), but the question that has come up a few times is, “where’s the pattern”? Well, after an exhaustive search to satisfy my own curiosity, I finally found it on Etsy!  (Click on the photo for the link) Funny that the seller lives only 20 minutes away from me 🙂

You might want to check out this page on Pinterest also, they have such beautiful posts of other knit socks and slippers that you may be interested in making! http://www.pinterest.com/starrgrams/knitting-stuff-socks-slippers/

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Cyber Monday Sale!


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For once, Monday isn’t such a bad day!  I am having a Cyber Monday Sale going on all week long!  30% off selected items and if you place an order for $50.00 or more,  you will receive a free $20.00 SueStitches  gift certificate by email!  Makes a great stocking stuffer!  (Sale ends Friday, December 6 at 5 pm EST)

Click here to start shopping and saving and have a wonderful Monday!  🙂

 

 

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Handmade Monday


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Today is Handmade Monday! Place an order today in my shop for $50.00 or more and you will receive a free $20 gift certificate via email! Get your order in by 5 pm EST  to take advantage of the sale going on also! www.zibbet.com/suestitches

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It’s Sale Time!


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Sorry for not posting as often lately, I’ve been so busy working my day job and finishing up custom orders, which means I’ve let this poor blog fall to the wayside 😦  Hopefully the new year will give me a little down time!

I’ve got great news though,  I am having a “33 Days ‘Til Christmas” sale in my shop right now and ends Monday, November 25th at 5 pm EST!   Specially marked items have been marked down 33%;  that’s major savings on  gift ideas such as blankets, scarves, hats, gloves, and more!

Just click on the sale sign that’ll take you to the shop to start shopping and saving!

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Tunes for Tuesday


These tunes have recently become favorites of mine.   The first two from OneRepublic and Avicii are total get up and dance songs, and definitely get me going when I have to get orders done.  The last one from Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger (from Nickelback and also Avrii’s husband), is a love song that is just so beautiful that I had to include it.

Hope you enjoy them!  🙂

 

 

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How to Unravel Novelty Yarn Without Yourself Unraveling


There have been plenty of times where we start knitting and crocheting with a certain yarn, only to see that the pattern just doesn’t mesh well with that particular yarn.  Last night I was taking a look at one of those projects, and did not like what I saw.  So, I just decided to unravel it.  Easier said than done… Patons Lace with Sequins is not the kind of yarn you can rip out in 10 minutes, this was a job in itself. It took over two hours to get it all done, but I was happy that I stuck it out and saved all that beautiful yarn 🙂

There are two important things you will definitely need before you start ripping it out: tons of patience and a yarn needle. As you start unraveling, the yarn will either get stuck together due to the fuzz and sequins, and this is where the yarn needle comes in to play.  Use it to either gently pull the sequin or fuzz apart.  Trust me, this will be extremely frustrating, but in the end you will have saved all of the yarn, and we all know that yarn is not cheap these days, especially these types!

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Once you’ve unraveled it all and rolled it back into a ball, just stick it back into the opening, and it’s ready to use again 🙂

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