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sew awesome: Knit Baby Brainiac Blankie

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I have a best friend and she is made of Win and Awesome.

She is, really!

We’ve been friends since college and have loads in common, not the least of which is crafting. The only real problem is that she lives too dang far away!

Fortunately for me, last summer she decided to spend her well-earned vacation visiting my family, so she told her hubby goodbye for the week, loaded up her daughter, and drove the 13 or so hours it takes to get to Albuquerque to Austin.

That’s love, baby.

While she was here, Julia (Jewells to me!) was working on the blanket she named Baby Brainiac.  It’s a knit, high contrast, black & white log cabin blanket of awesome.   I just know the family she gifted it to must have loved it, because it is just that cool!

Am I a bit biased because she’s my bff?  Yeah, probably, but hey, it’s my blog, so I can pick her project as a sew awesome craft if I wanna!  😀

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Baby Brainiac Blanket Pattern

Find more fun (and free!) knit patterns at Julia Makes Stuff and make sure you tell Jewells just how awesome she is while you’re there!

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.

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sew awesome craft: archerpren’s “recipe” for crochet straps

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Without a doubt, my most popular crochet project to date is the Yarn Ball Cozy (on ravelry).

The uberamazing Convivial Crafter, Pren has taken the project to a whole new level and made it ultra-portable by adding a crochet strap.  Instead of writing a pattern, she’s created a two flexible “recipes” that you can use to create straps for the Yarn Ball Cozy or for any bag.  I suspect her straps would also make a pretty awesome belt!

Pren’s Recipes For Two Straps

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Everyone needs a Yarn Caddy to represent their house, dontcha know!

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Another adorable variation.

Pren should probably receive an award for making this project the most.  The last time I checked, she had four Yarn Caddies under her belt.  She is also an accomplished designer, having some seriously cool project designs on her various blogs.  Check out her Ravelry Designer Page (I especially love her Ribs and Ridges Hat) and her AWESOME Harry Potter themed crafty blog, Wilcox Wizard Wears, where you can see her AMAZING Beauxbatons student costume.

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.

sewawesome craft: Doctor Who Stencils

I’m a fan girl, you all probably know that by now.  Sci-fi, fantasy, books, movies, telly, music…I just can’t help myself!  My favorite things are just so craftable!

You all also know that I LOVE (capital letters!) stencils.  LOVE.  Stencils are a crafter’s dream medium.  They’re easy, cheap and almost instant gratification.  Almost. 😉

One of the most versatile crafters I know is craftylilthing and her daughter K.  They’re a mother/daughter craft team that have tackled just about every kind of craft you can imagine.  We have loads of fandoms in common, not the least of which are Harry Potter, Doctor Who and Redwall.  What’s not to love, right?

She’s made not one, but two fabulous Doctor Who themed stencils and shared them with the world.  That, my friend, is crafty awesomeness!

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TARDIS Stencil along with information about Freezer Paper

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Adipose Baby Stencil

Crafty? Like Doctor Who?  Check out Doctor Who Crafts on flickr!

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.

sew awesome: Etch-A-Sketch Frame

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Here I am, ready to admit it.

One of my favorite people and favorite crafters is the amazing Shae.   She is known around the Harry Potter fandom as Dolores Umbridge, in which guise she’s even shown up in Movie Magic Magazine.

Shae is a Guest Designer of paper pieced patterns on sewhooked, and one of the two people I have entrusted to test the patterns for the quilt book I’ve been working on.  She’s a genius at cross-stitch (especially the not-your-mom’s subversive stuff) and she constantly pushes her own personal limits by not only taking on new crafts, but conquering them.

Shae, I think, just might be an evil genius.  She has a heart of gold when it comes to her friends, but I’m not telling anyone that.

When it comes to crafting, she is Awesome.  Like a hundred billion hot dogs.

Now, she has shared an AWESOME tutorial for my new favorite thing she’s made, the Etch-A-Sketch frame for her fun Etch-A-Sketch embroidered doodle.

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Etch-A-Sketch Frame Tutorial by Shae

Have I fangirled enough?  Maybe, but if you know anything about Shae, you know I’m not exaggerating a word!

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.

sew awesome: Baby Mandrake Root

Harry Potter crafts, how do I love thee?

Lots.  Lots and lots and lots!

Yes, this is second HP craft to received the sewhooked Sew Awesome award and the third HP craft I’ve posted about in a week.  I can’t help it, HP crafts, it’s how I roll.

That said, today’s Sew Awesome Craft award goes to caitirin’s crochet Baby Mandrake Root.  OMG, is this the cutest little thing ever?

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caitirin made this cute little guy (hard to believe he could knock you out with one tiny wail!) for the ravelry HPKCHC Herbology Class May 2009.  Here he is on ravelry.  He’s in my queue, add him to yours:   !

Isn’t he fantastic?

Here’s my version!




Cover your ears, it’s an angry, screaming baby mandrake!

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.