Today I have been decorating crochet kits bags using transfer paper, but i totally got distracted (read bored) and decided to make a cool granny square bag of my own instead. The Gelato Pops and Melon Pops bags were pushed to the side, which actually are pretty cool too, and i whipped up a little granny square in my fave colours. Here’s how i made my own kit bag –
You will need –
iron on transfer paper
an iron (obviously)
a granny square made from yarn
ink jet printer
Step 1 – photograph your granny square and print out the image on iron on transfer paper
Step 2 – Cut around the granny square leaving about 1/2cm of white edge – this will iron on clear
Step 3– With the print side down, press the iron in consistant circles for aound 2 min (set a timer if it helps) The instructions said around 40 secs, but with this large transfer i needed more time.
Step 4– Peel the backing paper off very carefully! If it doesn’t come off easily or the print is not transferring then you will need to use the iron for a bit longer. Be patient.
Step 5 – Ta da!! Pack your favourite yarn and tools into the bag and you are ready for crochet on the go!!
I am printing this image onto a shirt next…..i just need more transfer paper.
I am a little obsessed with styling the pegboard in my office and my Instagram followers have become familiar with my habit of giving it a makeover. I like to fill it with essential items, pretty things and inspirational quotes. It helps to make my office a happy place to work. My pegboard recieves lots of ‘oohs and ahhs’ when i post pics of it on social media, which is why i have put together this easy peasy tutorial today. It looks impressive, but it is so easy to do and a great way to keep all of your bits and bobs sorted…..perfect for crafters in particular. Okay, here’s what you’ll need –
sheet of pegboard (available at hardware stores and it’s cheap!)
some baskets for storing bigger items (i found mine at bunnings)
some pegboard hooks (these should be available where you buy your pegboard)
sturdy rope and wall hooks (although you may prefer a different method of attachment)