Tallulah wrote in asking for help in finding some ideas for her carpenter cousin.
Your site is amazing and always inspires me, especially when gift-giving season rolls around. I was wondering if you have any ideas for sewn gifts for someone who has just gotten really into carpentry? I’m hoping for less-than-a-yard ideas for my cousin who is a) male and b) not so into “cute” things. I am wracking my brain but can’t really come up with any ideas for him. Any ideas/help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much!
I think that Tallulah should make the firewood tote we featured here a while back – do you have any other ideas?
Hoping Whipup readers can help out with these two emails requesting crafty advice…
Do whipup readers have any ideas to help Ronan find that perfect crafty travel kit for his girlfriend?
I’m an expat living in Seoul, Korea right now teaching english. My girlfriend is travelling here soon to stay with me until i finish teaching here, then we’re going travelling around Asia for a while. She mentioned a while ago that, while we’re travelling, she would like to buy fabric and make crafts and possibly display/sell them online. I know NOTHING about fabric, making crafts, handmade things, knitting etc. NOTHING. However, i’d like to help especially since her birthday is next month. Could you possibly tell me what kind of tools/utensils people need when they’re hand-making crafts? Particularly people who are on-the-move? I think she has a particular interest in embroidery but also handmade goods in general. I was thinking of preparing or buying some sort of small “craft-making kit” for her.
Can you help Shahanaz find a specific craft?
I am looking for something that was featured on Whipup a while ago, but I cannot remember the name of the craft! It was a craft where you can take a shape, like a triangle for example, then create smaller triangle inside it, but off-setting the starting point equally on each side of the inner triangle to “rotate” the triangle inside, until your desired amount, and then using different coloured paper, sticking them down in regular order, to get a sort of “telescopic aperture” overall look at the end. Can anyone understand or figure out what I’m looking for?
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Elaine wrote in asking for a specific pattern – anyone able to help point her in the right direction?
I was wondering if you could give any insight as to where I might find the pattern for a knit headband that tapers and buttons in the back but also has a crochet flower on it. I have looked on Ravelry and Knitty.com but have not found the one I am looking for. I did find one for caliometry but it isn’t quite right.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not asking for it to be free, just the name of the book/magazine etc that the pattern might be in so that I can purchase it. A friend of mine wants to make one for her daughter and 6 nieces and has asked me to try to find it for her. I wouldn’t mind trying one myself.
Any possible help that you could provide would be very appreciated!
at about.com – a group for the holidays to help showcase all the excellent handmade holiday crafts from bloggers of every holiday tradition – more about how to participate – from November 5th to December 24th. The first has a good taster – how to make a gingerbread house - can be found here.
Join the Quilting for Peace Campaign at STC crafts more info here.
Don’t miss: 12 days of cross country Christmas blog hop starting November 9 – where 12 quilt designers will post on a topic of quilting interest.