We love projects at JPK&S. We also love process. We never tire of seeing someone come in the store and buy yarn or fabric and leave with an idea of what they want to make (sometimes with a pattern, sometimes not, sometimes it’s just some dream project in their head and sometimes it’s meticulously plotted out on graph paper) and then come in and show us what they have created days, weeks, or months later. This part of our website is dedicated to our community of creators…they inspire us every day and hopefully they will also inspire you.
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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 + crafters + JPK&S-er)!
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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)!
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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)!
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