a pink crocheted house

3:00pm Sunday, 25 Sep.

A small army of women in Sweden banded together to crochet an entire country house in hot pink yarn.

eco-friendly bunting

3:00pm Friday, 23 Sep.

Some thoughtful folks in Glasgow are making pretty buntings from recycled books (including some dubiously titled Ladybird classics).

Don’t know one end of a sewing machine from the other? This good lady can teach you all the basics (and show you how to stitch up a few snazzy garments) through the magic of the internet.

diy fabric watches

9:00am Wednesday, 21 Sep.

OK, so they don’t tell the time – but wouldn’t it be handy to have a timepiece that’s always set to the hour of lunch?

Meet your new embroidery and/or lettering crush.

diy chalkboard door hangers

3:00pm Wednesday, 14 Sep.

Scribble a message to your folks or housemates on this handy little door hanger.

fig & sparrow crochet coasters

3:00pm Monday, 12 Sep.

These hand-stitched beauties are made with truckloads of love by a pair of good mates in Adelaide.

fleur lyon

3:00pm Thursday, 08 Sep.

This Western Australian lass stitches botanical designs on wee handcrafted frames, ideal for popping on your wall or sticking wherever you please.

If you’d like to ensure your guests’ derrières enjoy the highest levels of comfort, perhaps you’d care to whip up a bunch of these lovely cushions?

six-fingered ring holder

9:00am Sunday, 04 Sep.

There are jewellery stands that are handy, and those that are extra handy.

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