JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #8

Pint Sized Pines!

This may go more in the category of decorations than presents, but if you have an early December gift exchange or holiday party coming up, why not whip up these little guys? (Free pattern by Julia Tarsha.) You could make your own little forest, or give as gifts with your favorite bottle of wine! I started out making one, and found them quite addictive!

Made with Cascade 220 heathers and Madelinetosh Merino Light. (A single skein will make a dozen or more!)

This Gift Guide was brought to you by Susan (podcaster + crafter + JPK&S-er)!

Susan's Tiny Pines

Posted on December 8th, 2013 by craftygals

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JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #7

Cuddly Knitted Barnyard Friends

Here’s something for the little ones in your life: Why not make a cuddly toy from Spud & Chloe At The Farm?

Our favorites are the Farm Dog and the Little Lamb, made up in Spud & Chloe Sweater. We have picked 3 skeins in natual shades, which should be enough for a few barnyard friends.

If barnyard animals are not your cup of tea, make something from another book in our library: A penguin from Itty Bitty Toys or a sea creature from Amigurumi Knits!

This Gift Guide was brought to you by Abbey & Taylor (teachers + crafters + JPK&S-ers)!

Posted on December 7th, 2013 by craftygals

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JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #5 + #6

Simple Mitts + Legwarmers

The key to holiday crafting has to be simplicity + multiplicity. You want to be able to make it fast and make multiple versions. For our Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #5, we recommend our 1 Day Workshop Simple Mitts or LegWarmers.  Come by on Saturday from 10:30-12:30 in the shop and learn how to whip up a quick pair of mitts or legwarmers. Add cables for texture or visual interest, use luxe fiber (our Lobster Pot Cashmere….oh la la) and you will transform an easy pattern into something really special.

We are pairing it with Crafty Gift Guide #6: our Family Workshop: Felt Ornaments. Come spend the afternoon with the lovely Kate Herron and learn how to make these simple, yet delicate and refined ornaments.  A little felt, a little embroidery thread, some  crafty family time, a nice way to ease into the holiday season. A perfect gift for grandparents who live far away or any family or friend.

This Gift Guide was brought to you by Genevieve (crafter + JPK&S-er)!

glove

Posted on December 6th, 2013 by craftygals

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JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #4

Flannel Baby Quilt!

I don’t know about you, but there are a ton of new babies in my life this year! The little guys are fun to craft for, which inspired Gift Guide idea #4: a flannel baby quilt! Here’s how:

  • Choose 1 1/4 yards of your two favorite flannels. We’ve got cotton flannels in gorgeous plaids,  sophisicated herringbone and, of course, foxes!
  • Machine wash your fabric.
  • Trim both pieces so that they are the same size. Lay the pieces with the wrong sides together. (You can also sandwich batting in between, but this is optional.)
  • Safety pin or baste the layers together, then quilt them with lines of machine stitching.
  • Bind the edges with a colorful bias tape (or make your own).

This is a cuddly, relaxing project you can complete in an afternoon! I’m afraid there’s just a materials picture today, since the quilt I made is currently under a baby!

This Gift Guide was brought to you by Eloise (teacher + crafter + JPK&S-er)!

flannel quilt

Posted on December 4th, 2013 by craftygals

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JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #3

Bow Ties for you Dapper Dude!

This is a sweet and simple idea for the guys on your gift list: bow ties! Use our voile or quilting cotton to stitch up a variety of bow ties in just the right shades, or one in the perfect print. There are many tutorials for this project, but we like this one.

If your fellow is more a tie guy, try this Purl Bee project instead!

*Number 3 in our annual series of DAILY gift ideas from your friends at JP Knit & Stitch. Stay tuned every day right here until December 24th for your daily dose of crafty inspiration.

bow ties

Posted on December 3rd, 2013 by craftygals

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JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide #2

THREADFOLLOWER KITS!

Here’s a gift idea that will brighten up a few grey winter hours – Threadfollower’s stuffed animal hand-stitching kits! These kits are appropriate for kids (and adults!) 8 and up — our sample bunny was made by a nine-year-old with minimal sewing experience — and did we mention completely adorable? They contain everything you need to make a little plush friend, including detailed step-by-step instructions. Threadfollower uses local and recycled materials, so you can inspire creativity and eco-consciousness all in one great gift!

*Number 2 in our annual series of DAILY gift ideas from your friends at JP Knit & Stitch. Stay tuned every day right here until December 24th for your daily dose of crafty inspiration.

This Gift Guide was brought to you by Jess (teacher + crafter + JPK&S-er)!

threadfollower

Posted on December 2nd, 2013 by craftygals

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JPK&S Crafty Holiday Gift Guide/#1

JP Knit & Stitch *CRAFTY HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE #1:

MANOS MITTENS!

Looking for a winter warm-up? Try making a pair of mittens with Manos Silk Blend yarn! Silk Blend is a lustrous  70/30 blend of wool and silk, so it’s warm and cozy while also being shiny and soft, and it comes in a range of lovely colors, both solid and variegated. It’s perfect for making a pair of mittens, and will support a number of styles to suit any knitting level. Try simple solid, striped, cabled, or stranded colorwork like these octopus mittens. Make some for your friends and family as gifts, or a pair for yourself as a well-deserved holiday treat!

*Number 1 in our annual series of DAILY gift ideas from your friends at JP Knit & Stitch. Stay tuned every day right here until December 24th for your daily dose of crafty inspiration.

This Gift Guide was brought to you by Jess (teacher + crafter + JP Knit & Stitch-er)!

manosmitts

Posted on December 1st, 2013 by craftygals

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Holiday Crafting: Simple Hats

A sneak peak at our HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE:

Learn to make this simple hat and then…..make one for everyone on your list!

For more info and to register: Holiday Crafting: Simple Hats

hat

Posted on November 30th, 2013 by craftygals

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Happy Thanksgiving

All of us here at JP Knit & Stitch wish you a very Happy (and Crafty!) Thanksgiving. We will be closed on Thursday, 11/28, for Thanksgiving and will re-open on Friday for our regular hours. See you soon! – JPK&S

thxs

Posted on November 28th, 2013 by craftygals

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Holiday Crafting!

It’s that time of year and we are seeing lots of crafty holiday projects (and hopes and dreams thereof) coming through our doors. We have a lot planned to help YOU and your crafty self get through the festive season.

HOLIDAY CRAFTING: 1 Day Workshops Series. These workshops are designed to get you up and going on a simple, quick, and easily replicable project (make one for each person on your list!).  See our Wet-Felting Scarf Workshop, Customizable Cowl, Fingerless Gloves Workshop, and our Simple Hat Workshop in this series.

FAMILY FUN: Join us for two scheduled family friendly workshops making felt ornaments. Our wonderfully talented embroidery teacher, Kate Herron, will be leading these workshops designed for kids and parents, too! A great gift or just a fun way to spend the afternoon (photo below is of samples for the class). Read all about it right here.

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Yes, we are bringing back the JPK&S Holiday Gift Guide. This is a DAILY crafty inspiration posted on our homepage every day starting December 1st. We did it last year and we’re going to do it again! We have a few fun surprises up our sleeve…so stay tuned! 

snowflake

Posted on November 16th, 2013 by craftygals

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