Category Archives: Needlearts

Cozy Crafts for Rainy Days

It’s April Showers season, and that’s never truer than here in Portland. Whenever it’s rainy outside, I want nothing more than to make something warm and cozy to enjoy on the next rainy day. I’m an avid knitter, and there is something so relaxing to me about sitting under a blanket with some wool yarn in my hand and knitting up a sweater while I daydream about wearing it during a future rainy day.

If you love crafting during a rainy day as much as I do, let us know what you love to make and enter to win a $100 CreateForLess Shopping Spree at our April Showers Drawing!

Insulated Cup Cozy

Insulated Mug Cozy

Keep that tea you love to sip during a rainy day warm with a mug cozy that has insulated batting on the inside. This is a quick craft that makes a great gift. It’s perfect if you’re like me and always forget about your warm drink until it’s cold.

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Featured Crafter: Vicki’s Memory Bears

Featured Crafter: Vicki's Memory Bears

Vicki Andrews knows how precious old clothes and fabrics can be. She transforms old items with treasured memories into pieces that can match the beauty within these memories. If you’ve got an old piece that no longer holds a purpose, but you can’t bear to give up, head to Vicki’s Memory Bears and let Vicki give your item a new life.

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Weaving

Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!

I’ve been seeing a lot of gorgeous woven crafts out there. People are getting so creative with their creations, they look like art pieces that should be in a museum. I have yet to pick up weaving myself, but these woven projects might make be break down and get myself a loom.

DIY Woven Wall Hanging

Woven Wall Hanging

Weaving directly into your macrame work is a great way to add a pop of color to a simple wall hanging. It’s also a great intro to weaving because you don’t need a loom!

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DIY Felt Whale Bookmark

By Guest Blogger Dea from the blog Lo Hice Yo

Dea shares gorgeous craft tutorials and free patterns on Lo Hice Yo. With cute felt projects, sewing patterns, and plenty of other DIY ideas, you’ll be sure to find inspiration on her blog.

Create this cute felt bookmark with this tutorial from Dea of Lo Hice Yo!

I love whales, though I have never seen one in my life. I love reading, too.  Thus, why not combine both whales and reading together and create a whale bookmark? I am using felt fabric for my whale because felt is easy to work with. Now don’t worry about the templates because here you will make your own felt templates.

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