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vlog #38 – TTMT – Resolute

In which I talk about Christmas crafties given and received, think about 2010 and have a hatterific slideshow.

If you make a Sew Awesome Craft or any pattern, craft or recipe from sewhooked,  I’d love to see a photo.  Email me or add it to the sewhooked flickr group.

Handmade for the Holidays

I Took The Handmade Pledge! BuyHandmade.org

A lot of my friends make and sell beautiful handmade items. Support handmade and order now for holiday delivery!

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ShaeWow, Shae’s etsy shop, is full of unique (and sometimes naughty!) cross-stitch and fun buttons.

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Check out Shae’s mom’s awesome shop, Sea Gypsy Jewelry for lovely hand crafted, sea-inspired jewelry.

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Laci and Mom Merritt’s etsy shop, Orange Blossom Boutique for beautiful hand-beaded jewelry.

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thatwitchyplace is the talented MK’s online shop. She makes beautiful and unique stitched and machine embroidered items.

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Phoenix Fire Designs, a friend of a friend, makes all kinds of gorgeous goodies.


hewtab has a t-shirt shop with her awesome original designs!

Wingless Wyrm - original paper pieced design
My shop*, which is currently stocked with buttons and paper pieced patterns and a couple of other random things.

*There is someone else out there selling as SewHooked. Remember, if my name is not attached to it, you are not buying it from me!

I will continue to add to this list as I receive more updates from my crafty friends.

Happy shopping!

Leaky’s New Crafter of the Month – Droxy!

Congrats to the amazing Droxy on being the first Featured Crafter of the Month on Leaky!

You don’t know Droxy?  I bet  you do, even if you don’t realize it!  Click on the link above and you’ll see what I mean.

Droxy is an AMAZING crafter, costumer and make up artist.  And?  She’s one of my online friends.  I shall bask in the glow of knowing her and direct you all to read about her crafty exploits.

I expect to see loads of my crafty peeps popping up over the upcoming months because HP Crafters are made of WIN.

You can find out about FCotM more by clicking on the banner below…
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Thanks Crafty Witches and Wizard for the awesome new feature!

If you make a Sew Awesome Craft or any pattern, craft or recipe from sewhooked,  I’d love to see a photo.  Email me or add it to the sewhooked flickr group.

BD Chessboard 6″ Square

BD Chessboard pattern

This was written for the Twilight Crafts Black & Red Swap.  It’s a basic pattern and there are a million and one variations on this theme.  This is written to be 6″ with a simple sc edge.  It’s super-duper easy and, I think, makes a fun black & red square!

Red/Black swap block #2


add to your ravelry queue

printable version

  • Color A – Black (worsted weight)
  • Color B – Red (worsted weight)
  • Size H Hook
  • Gauge – 4dc = 1″

Notes:
BD Chessboard pattern

BD Chessboard pattern
Throughout the pattern, you will be working across the strand of yarn that you are not using.  This means you’ll only have ends to weave in at the beginning and end.

BD Chessboard
When changing colors, pull the new color through the top of the last dc.  Do not cut the last color worked with (see above).

With Color A, ch 22

Row 1:  dc in 4th ch from hook and in the next 3 st, change to Color B, working 1 dc in each of the next 4 st, change to Color A at the top of the fourth st, rep the pattern of 4 dc, change colors at the top of the fourth st, across, joining Color B at the top of the last dc, ch 3 turn.

Row 2: continuing to work Color B across Color A, dc in the next 3 st, change to Color B, continue pattern (4 dc, change color) across, joining Color A at the top of the last dc, ch 3 turn.

Row 3: continuing to work Color A across Color B dc in the next 3 st, change to Color A, continue pattern (4 dc, change color) across, joining Color B at the top of the last dc, ch 3 turn.

Row 4-9: Repeat 2-3, finish off

Finishing:  join Color A in any st.  Sc in each sc, and in the back loops of the first row, 3 sc in the sides of each dc and two in each corner,  around.  Finish off.

More free crochet patterns from sewhooked

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Eye of the Vampire 6″ Square

Red/Black swap block #3


add to your ravelry queue

printable pattern

Maybe I just have a silly imagination, but I swear there’s a red vampire eye in this block. Do you see it? I think if I do another, I will make the last two rounds solid black and then it will definitely look like an eye!

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This particular block was made for the Twilight Crafts Black & Red Swap, hence the vampiric name!  I hope to have a few more new patterns to offer up as I go along during the swap.

You Need:

  • Size G hook
  • Small amounts of two colors of yarn (A & B), I Love This Yarn used in sample.

Makes a 6″ square

With Color A, Ch 8, join with sl st into ring.

Round 1:  Ch 3, 15 dc into ring, joining Color B in top of first ch 3.

Round 2:  Ch 4, (dc in next dc, ch1) 15x, joining with a sl st in 3rd ch of ch4.  Finish off.

Round 3:  Join Color A with a sl st in any sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1) in each ch sp around; join Color B with a sl st in top of ch-3.

Round 4: * ch 5, (sc in next sp, ch 3) 3x, sc in next sp; repeat from * 3x, sl st in 1st ch.  Finish Off

Round 5: Join Color A with a sl st in any ch 5 corner.  ch 3, 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in same spc. [3dc in ea of the next 3 sps (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in corner)] 3x.  Join Color B with a sl st to top of ch 3.

Round 6: ch 1, sc in same sp, and each st across, (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc in corners) around.  Join with a sl st to first sc.  Finish off.

More free crochet patterns from sewhooked

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Stencils: Getting Ready for Harry

HPC Back To School Swap - Sent to Alli

Hufflepuff Tee  Elena's S.P.E.W. Shirt 2007_may (21).JPG

The movie release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is next week.

SQUUUUUEEEEEE!!

Okay, got that out of the way.

What better way to celebrate the Boy Wizard on the Big Screen than some wizard wear?  It just so happens that I have a reasonable stock of HP stencils that I’ve created over the years, both for myself and for others.

HP Quilt @ Hill Country Bookstore

Me, as Tonks in my Weird Sisters tee, showing my HP quilt in Georgetown, Texas in 2007


Hogwarts House Stencils:

Other Harry Potter Inspired Stencils:

***Stenciling video tutorial on YouTube***

If you’re stenciling a shirt for the HBP movie release, be sure and check out The Leaky Cauldron’s July Craft-Along:  Accio Tee Stenciling!

Don’t want to stencil? How about an Easy Student Uniform?

More Harry Potter themed stencils and fabric embellishments at The Leaky Cauldron

More stencils and Harry Potter craft ideas on sewhooked

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vlog: TTMT A Whole Lot of Harry

Check out some of my fun flickr craft-related groups!

If you make a Sew Awesome Craft or any pattern, craft or recipe from sewhooked,  I’d love to see a photo.  Email me or add it to the sewhooked flickr group.