February 17th, 2011

Just wanted to give a quick shout-out to Mrs.Amy Hammer for sending me this link forever ago! It would be so fun to choose something from this website to do at one of one of the next Sewingkit meetings in the future… it we find a bigger and better space!

example of something useful:

washer/dryer pedestals



February 13th, 2011

For those of you looking for a little bit of Etsy in Germany, take a closer look at DaWanda.com .They have so many catagories to choose from, are resonably priced, the site is in English or in German, and they are based in Berlin!

You can even create your own collections- sell, trade, or buy!

Remember - Valentines day is tomorrow the 14th February!! 

February 9th, 2011


About ReadyMade

ReadyMade is named after the term that Marcel Duchamp coined in 1915 for a series of sculptures that playfully rethought the relationship between people and mass-produced objects, everyday items and art. ReadyMade is about people who make things and the culture of making. It’s a magazine for the innovator inside each one of us.


Trust me: There is such a wealth of information on this webpage!  I go there and could get lost for hours. It’s a magaizine, shares projects, has smart and witty articles, there’s multimedia everywhere, there’s a blog, yummy recipies and the list goes on.  In fact I gotta jet… to get back to the ReadyMade website :)

February 7th, 2011

Felted Slippers On Ravelry - Project for 10 Feb.

Hi Stitchers,

This is the pattern and materials that you will need for our ‘project’ on Thursday!  I hope some of you do this with my sister, Lori, Ann, and I :)  If anyone doesn’t have to time to make it to the yarn store, let me know, and I’ll pick something up for you…

Felted Slippers

by Robin SmithPublished inAngel Hair Yarn Company

Craft Knitting Category: Feet / Legs → Slippers

Yarns suggested - Yarn weight: Bulky / 12 ply (7 wpi) Gauge2.75 stitches = 1 inch in Stockingette

Needle size: US 11 - (8.0 mm)

 This pattern is available for free.

Instructions for sizes: Child’s medium, women’s small, women’s medium, women’s large/men’s small, men’s medium, men’s large.

In addition:  This is what LORI WROTE:

I used 3 balls (50 g/50m) of the Lana Grossa Feltro purchased at Strickeria.  This made a slipper for a size 35/36.  You can use any bulky weight wool, but it must be  100% wool to felt.  Manmade or plant fibers, i.e. acrylic and cotton yarns, will not felt.

Other materials needed:  Size U.S. #11 needles (8mm)  Yarn needle for sewing the slipper together

I traced my foot on a piece of paper and measured to get the length.  You will need to know how long your foot is to make the slipper the correct size.