Archives for Plastic Canvas

Friendship Tea

Categories: Craf-tea and Plastic Canvas.

Crafty is being craf-tea. It’s time to think of little gifts, ones that tuck inside a greeting card. After all it isn’t that far to Christmas. Don’t let the world of computers and the internet take away the pleasure of receiving a hand written note or card. Don’t get me wrong, virtual cards are lovely and always arrive in our inboxes on time. But don’t you just love getting a card, whether hand made or purchased, in your mailbox.   If you are sending off a card for a birthday, a special holiday, a get well note, or just a note
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“Boo”tiful Projects

Categories: Hallowe'en, Knitting, Plastic Canvas, and Sewing.

~ Hallowe’en is a fun time for little children.  It’s a time for witches, ghosts, goblins and jack o’lanterns.  It is a great time of year to make some quick and easy projects.  So why not make some cute Hallowe’en projects for the kids or grandkids. In our family it is an extra special day as our little pumpkin was born on that day in 2009.  She wore her little knitted pumpkin hat I had made on the way home from the hospital.  She still has the hat and one of her dolls wears it now.  Big brother is now
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Keep Track of Your Keys

Categories: Plastic Canvas.

  Don’t lose those keys! This is an idea that I have come up with to stop your keys from getting lost in the bottom of your purse or bag. I’ve had an empty key ring on my work bag for several years now and I always clip my keys onto it so I have quick access to them at the end of a busy day.  All you have to do is attach a clasp to your keyring. So I thought that I would make some that were a bit fancier for gifts for Christmas this year. They are made
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Spiral Twirlers

Categories: Garden Projects, Plastic Canvas, and Whimsy.

Every garden deserves some whimsy and adding twirlers to various places means you can watch them twirl gently in the breeze. I hope all of you are enjoying a lovely summer.  Even though I’ve been taking a break from posting on a regular basis I’ve been making things for the garden and today I want to share a spiral twirler that I recently made.  I had one several years ago but the plastic canvas gets brittle outside in the weather so it needed remaking.  The pattern was designed by Carol Nartowicz and was published in an edition of Quick &
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Five Completions

Categories: Crochet, Knitting, and Plastic Canvas.

It sure feels good completing projects.  I always have a few on the go at once and sometimes it seems they all finish at the same time too. For Five on Friday this week here are five projects that are all finished.   I’ve just started a latch hook project, an embroidery project, and I’ve gone back to knitting some dishcloths. First is the blue bag that I started awhile ago, well actually it got started twice as I wasn’t happy with the first way it started.  The crochet has all been finished, the strap added and the bag has been
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Little Bird Feeder Ornaments

Categories: Christmas and Plastic Canvas.

Nature related ornaments are lovely to hang on the tree.  Several years ago when I was in a plastic canvas crafting mode I made some little bird feeder ornaments.I got them out a few days ago to hang on the tree and thought I would post a little tutorial how to make them.  I’m not sure how many people still stitch on plastic canvas.  It certainly isn’t as popular a stitching craft as crochet, knitting, and cross stitch. You start with 7 count plastic canvas which can be bought at crafts stores such as Michaels and even at dollar stores.
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Conch Shell Twirler

Categories: Garden Projects and Plastic Canvas.

Twirlers or whirlygigs are so much fun to have in the garden. Even the gentle breeze will make them twirl.  I make them from plastic canvas, wire, beads and a fishing swivel. A conch shell twirler/wind spinner/whirlygig is a good one to start with. A print friendly version of this pattern is here. Materials: wire from a coathanger that is about 16 inches long fishing swivel fishing line clothes peg interlocking craft beads plastic canvas in your choice of colours, use 2 or 3 colours and alternate the strips Directions: Cut your plastic canvas five holes wide and 70 holes
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Trillium Coaster

Categories: Plastic Canvas.

The white trillium has been the provincial flower of Ontario since 1937. The name ‘trillium’ comes from the Latin for ‘three’. The plant has large, often white, three-petaled flowers above three broad bracts that look like leaves. They are members of the lily family. A few years ago when I was active in Girl Guides I designed this pattern for a trillium to stitch into a coaster made with plastic canvas and yarn. Cut a piece of 7 count plastic canvas 30 holes by 30 holes. Stitch the trillium in white with green leaves, add 3 yellow french knots in the center.
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