Showing posts with label Crafts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Crafts. Show all posts

Tuesday 19 November 2019

Become a Patron! - Join Lullaby Lodge at my new premium subscription service...

Hello everyone!  I have more exciting news to share with you.  I have a new premium subscription service at Patreon.  If you would like to receive exclusive patron only content, then head on over to Patreon and check it out.

I will be posting extra content every week on my Patreon page.  "What kind of content?" I hear you say.  Here are some of the things you might see over at Patreon...

  • Sneak peeks at patterns in the making
  • Opportunities to test patterns
  • Special offers and coupon codes
  • Pdf patterns
  • Pattern support 
  • Private messaging service

There are different levels of membership available and you can join from as little as $1 a month. 

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Happy hooking!

Monday 11 November 2019

Tea Light Snowman - Time to get crafting with the kids and make this super cute pom pom snowman - Christmas Cal

Hello everyone!  It's time for our second edition of our Christmas craft along and this week it's one for the kids to enjoy.  Little T loved making this super cute, Tea Light Snowman.  This project is great for using up scraps of yarn and fabric and is so simple to make.  This snowman will look adorable hanging from your tree this year.

Tea Light Snowman


Black marker
Scraps of fabric

Start by making a large pom pom.  Little T used a Clover Pom Pom Maker for this, but, you can use your prefered method.  There are many videos on Youtube if you have never made them before.  

Make sure you use plenty of yarn so your pom pom is extra fluffy.

Carefully cut the yarn and tie securely.

Trim into shape...

Draw a face on your tea light with a black marker.

Glue to the top of your pom pom

Cut a strip of fabric for the scarf and snip the ends to make a fringe.

Cut another strip of fabric and glue a fold on one side for the brim of the hat.  Cut a fringe along the other side.

Glue the two short edges together and tie a piece of yarn around to make a pom pom hat.

Glue your hat and scarf onto your snowman.  Add a hanging ribbon if you are planning on hanging him from your tree.

Your kids will love making these...

Little T even took some of his own photos...

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I hope your kids will love making this snowman.  I will be back next week with more Christmas crafts, so be sure to subscribe so you don't miss out.

Happy crafting!

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Friday 18 October 2019

How to Make Tassels - A tutorial by Lullaby Lodge...

New video tutorial available, scroll down for video...

Hello everyone, I have another tutorial to share with you today, we will be learning how to make tassels.  Tassels are so versatile and can be used for many craft projects not just knitting and crochet.  They add great finishing touches to scarves and shawls, can be used to decorate a whole host of clothing and homewares and made with some sparkly yarn make great Christmas decorations.



DVD case, card or tassel maker

I made these tassels by wrapping yarn around a DVD or game case, you could also use a Clover tassel maker.  This makes nice big poofy tassels, suitable for decorating scarves or shawls.  If you don't have a DVD case you can cut a piece of card to the size you would like your tassels.

Start by wrapping your yarn around the case or card.  The amount of wraps you do will determine how thick your tassels will be.  I made 100 wraps for these.

Using a darning needle and a long strand of yarn, insert under the wraps and slide up to the top.  

Secure firmly with a double knot.

Cut the strands at the bottom.

Taking another length of yarn, tie around the top with a double not.  Wrap yarn around a few times and using the darning needle hide your ends inside the tassel.

With remaining long ends securely sew to your project and hide ends inside the tassels.

I added mine to my Caron Cakes Shawl.  This knitting pattern is available to purchase from my Etsy Store.  A free version is also available here.  Make sure to subscribe so you don't miss more posts like this...


You can now watch this video tutorial...

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What would you use your tassels for?  Let me know in the comments below...

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