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Crafting and DIY

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City-Mouse Toy

Steps:8
Materials
  • 1 skein Vanna's Choice yarn, in Taupe (No. 860-125) or another color (A), from Lion Brand Yarn, 800-258-9276 or lionbrand.com
  • 1 skein Vanna's Choice Baby, in Goldfish (No. 840-132) or another color (B), from Lion Brand Yarn, 800-258-9276 or lionbrand.com
  • Double-pointed knitting needles, (No. 0008-05), size 5, from Lion Brand Yarn, 800-258-9276 or lionbrand.com
  • Stitch markers (No. 400-3002), from Lion Brand Yarn, 800-258-9276 or lionbrand.com.
  • Large-eye blunt needles (No. 400-5002), from Lion Brand Yarn, 800-258-9276 or lionbrand.com
  • Fiberfill stuffing, by Mountain Mist Fiber Loft, from Lion Brand Yarn, 800-258-9276 or lionbrand.com
  • Small amounts of black and white yarn
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Leather Flowers

Steps:7
Other Ideas:
Accessories, Leather, Templates
Wear lovely leather flowers as pins or clipped to the top of ballet flats for a timeless summer look.
Materials
  • Leather flower template
  • Card stock
  • Thin leather (such as pigskin or sheepskin)
  • Pen
  • Sharp scissors
  • Bowl of very warm to hot water
  • Paper towels
  • Pencils
  • Styrofoam block
  • White craft glue
  • Small wide-mouthed cup, like a teacup
  • Craft knife
  • Clear grid ruler
  • Coil-less safety pin or shoe clip
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Jingle Bell Stockings

Steps:4
The pierced detailing on these felt stockings -- reminiscent of openwork on creamware china -- is made using decorative hole punches.
Materials
  • Red and white felt
  • Stocking Template
  • Decorative punches (teardrop-shaped, hole-shaped, etc.)
  • Pencil
  • Needle and thread; sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Scallop scissors
  • Tiny bells for embellishing
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Tissue Box and Facecloth

Steps:7
Other Ideas:
Bathroom, Decorating, Yarn
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Heart-Shaped Candy Box

Steps:4
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Ultrasuede Blanket

Steps:8
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Leather Unicorn Mask

Steps:10
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Glittered Cards with Melissa

Steps:5
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Thumbtack Valentine Frames

Steps:3
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