things on the internet: tutorial edition

July 27th, 2011

stick hanger tutorial

This spring I stashed a few sticks to make hangers out of, but then the project fizzled. I wanted to find big hooks I could screw into the stick, sort of like extra large cup hooks. Only they don’t make extra large cup hooks. Miss Maize Hutton had a better idea: just take the hook part off a wire hanger and use that. Now I have to go find those sticks. Maybe even crochet over some!

pin, tuck, ribbon skirt

I know there are a bunch of tutorials for little girls’ skirts out there, but this one by Hagar of Sepa Designs for the Charm Stitch blog is particularly lovely. The ribbon, pintuck, and elastic detail make for an extra special skirt. The beautiful Naomi Ito fabric doesn’t hurt either.

The directions for this table are in (horribly translated) German, but you can kind of get the gist of it. And if you do, you’ll have a fabulous table made out of 2x4s. I think this would make a very nice tall table for the entryway.

color block dress tutorial

Is that skirt you bought made for 20 year olds? Add a little color block hem and you are good to go. Not being a big fan of knees, this is my favorite tutorial. She’s got a tutorial for adding pockets as well!

vintage stamp tutorial

I dont’ know where we got those lick and stick play stamps when we were little, but they always were around. And they always had those fantastic 60’s graphics on them.  Most probably didn’t make it into this century, but happily Terri has made a tutorial for you and your kids to make you own.

That should keep you busy. Have you found any good tutorials on the interwebs these days?



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8 Responses to things on the internet: tutorial edition

  1. Sascha says:

    Oh I miss so many things from my youth! What did happen to those stamps? I miss those graphics. I wish I could use an illustrator program to get some of the ideas from inside my head onto paper.

    Love that table. If my kids weren’t such spill/crumb monsters I’d maybe actually give it a try. Entryway table or coffee table much better plan. We tend not to eat at the entryway. The coffee table, well sometimes, so that’s a bust.

    • meg says:

      I hadn’t thought of that….messes don’t often enter into my dream world (where my house is perfect and perfectly handmade)

  2. Love the hemmed dress — I don’t know what happened after I had my daughter, but everything suddenly got five inches shorter. I want my dresses back!!!

  3. Lia says:

    Great stuff Meg. I think I pinned that table and the stamps too (maybe from you). I LOVE the hem on the skirt. So simple.

    I came across a great finger knitting project from a comment on JCasa.

  4. nina roberts says:

    With regards to your stick coathangers (very cool idea), rather than having to buy other coathangers to make your hooks, use the appropriate gauge fencing/craft wire & make your own. Drill a smaller sized hole into the wood and carefully screw in. Your could sharpen the end of the wire with a file before hand. A bit of wood/white glue in the hole would alleviate any worries about the wire not staying put. Should be much cheaper in the long run. :-)

  5. nina roberts says:

    In addition to my last comment…in Australia I remeber in the 70’s having extra stamps for kids as a bonus when Mum bought probably a book of stamps.
    You also mentioned maybe crotcheting the coathangers…I still have the ones my Grandma made in the 70’s in excellent condition…crotcheted coathangers last forever!!!!!

  6. elisa says:

    this will keep me very busy indeed! gorgeous hangers, i love that. x