I find it always convenient to be able to create a fast, unique and beautiful item, such as a personal greeting card for my beloved.
One way to do this is described at making-greeting-cards.com. I really loved the Nature Cards.
making-greeting-cards.com: Instructions for making cards
Since I have found this knot at Bead-Patterns.com my self-made items look much more better. The knot is easy, fast and slim, it is almost invisible and I use it nearly everywhere: to connect the yarns at knitting and crocheting and to connect threads while beading.
Peyote stitching is a fast and easy way to create your own jewelry. To see how to make a ring see i.e. the instruction for the Peyote Stitch Beaded Ring from diy network.
If you don’t know how to work the Peyote stitch you may look for ‘Peyote’ at the Basic Beading Stitch Tutorials at About.com: Beadwork.
There are also very good (german) tutorials at Perlenhobby.de, click on
‘Anleitungen’ in the sidebar left and there select one of the Peyote tutorials.
diy network: A website with lots of tutorials
Peyote Stitch Beaded Ring
About.com: Beadwork: A website with lots of tutorials about beadwork
Basic Beading Stitch Tutorials
Perlenhobby.de: A website with lots of (german) tutorials about beadwork: click on
‘Anleitungen’ in the sidebar left and there select one of the Peyote tutorials
At Stampington & Company I found fantastic cards templates galore.
One of my favourites is the Funky Folder Template, which is a template for a little folder with a string and button closure.
Stampington & Company: A website with plenty of sites about stamping, card-making and much more
Funky Folder Template
I enjoy working freeform, that means that I don’t know how the crafted item will look in the end.
Although the choice of materials gives me a pretty good idea about the general appearance ;-)
One amazing application for freeform is needlework, just freeform crochet or freeform knitting, but I prefer doing both on the same item.
Once I wrote a (german) tutorial that can be found at creadoo: Faszinierendes Freeform.
A very good english tutorial can be found at knotjustknitting.com while clicking on ‘what is freeform’ in the navigation list.
creadoo: A german craft community
Faszinierendes Freeform: A (german) tutorial on freeform needlework
knotjustknitting.com – A website dedicated to freeform crochet
An english freeform tutorial can be reached by clicking on ‘what is freeform’ in the navigation list