Mother’s Day Craftsy Deals!

I hope everyone out there is having a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend! I am sure feeling the love from my family, and I hope you are feeling an extra dose of love too! My husband and daughter surprised me with a cajón today! One of our favorite things to do that we really don’t get to do anymore is play music together (I play percussion / drums, and my husband is a talented pianist), mostly because it takes SO long for me to lug out my drum sets (I have an acoustic and an electronic) so those spontaneous jam sessions don’t happen anymore! But now, I’m so excited because this instrument is so accessible and quick to grab. He truly knows my heart!

I did though, want to share some Craftsy deals that came through my e-mail for you to take advantage of!

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Craftsy Weekend Deal

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  • Offer 1: Any class for $19.99 using code MYTREAT

Any Craftsy class $19.99 with code MYTREAT Valid thru 5/14 See site for details

  • Offer 2: 50% off 1 Boundless item using code JUST4MOM

50% off one Boundless item exp 5/14 at Craftsy Use code JUST4MOM → http://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=415081&m=29190&u=1306778 afflink

Browse through Crafty’s in-house line of pre-cut fabric & quilt kits, Boundless. So many different colors and options!

  • Offer 3: 50% off 1 Cloudborn or Sprightly item using code JUST4MOM

Take 50% off one Cloudborn or Sprightly item with code JUST4MOM on Craftsy thru 5/14 → http://www.shareasale.com/u.cfm?d=415081&m=29190&u=1306778 afflink

Treat yourself to a little bit of yarn heaven with Craftsy’s exclusive yarn lines, Cloudborn, and Sprightly! So soft and squishy!!

I hope all you awesome mom’s have a wonderful Mother’s Day tomorrow & I hope you feel the love and appreciation for all that you do each and every day!!

Thanks for reading my posts here on Fibreandfabrics Craft Blog. ♥ Gina #fibreandfabrics #crafts

Star Wars Fabric Crochet Scarf

Happy Star Wars Day, friends! Since it’s May the 4th I thought I would share an older project that I had finished back in February. My first attempt at a crochet and fabric fusion scarf. I had seen some awesome Star Wars flannel fabric at Joann’s and knew I had to get it!

Star Wars Fabric Crochet Scarf 2

Cute right?! I had gotten this fabric just about the same time that we heard of Carrie Fisher passing. 😦

Star Wars Fabric Crochet Scarf 1

I crocheted a piece equal to the width of the scarf half that I made so that they could be sewn together! (Sorry I don’t have more pictures of this process) This was a first attempt so more like a test! I do look forward to making more of these for the colder months though!

My bonus sis loved this fabric so much so I ended up gifting her this scarf. Isn’t she the cutest?! She went all out Star Wars for the picture too!

Star Wars Fabric Crochet Scarf 3

 

Star Wars Fabric Crochet Scarf 4

I was a homebody today getting over this cold thing I have, but I did manage to throw on some Star Wars apparel!

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The cute Star Wars flats are from Kal-Elle . She does fabulous work!

Thanks for stopping by, and…

May the Fourth Be With You!!

 

Thanks for reading my posts here on Fibreandfabrics Craft Blog. ♥ Gina #fibreandfabrics #crafts

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A Happy Earth : Frugal DIY Tips

Happy Earth Day 2017, Crafters!  As Earth day was getting closer and closer, I was thinking about how I, as a maker, reduce my carbon footprint on our lovely planet. I thought I would share some ways you can too!

My family lives pretty frugally and we are big on recycling. (Yes, I’m the person that washes out those plastic containers and either keeps them, or throws them in the blue bin!) I look at it as a challenge each week to see how little I can throw away. 😀 Here’s a few tips for you to be a little more Green in your life!

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Stop buying sponges.

A few years ago I made a set of crochet multipurpose cloths  as I was tired of buying sponge after sponge for my kitchen. Plus, being as they are a breeding ground for bacteria to marinate I knew I needed to stop using them! Instead of replacing my sponge every 2 weeks as the CDC recommends, I found a skein of 100% cotton yarn in my stash and got cracking! They are still going strong to this day, and I don’t miss a sponge one bit! 1 skein of yarn made roughly 6 cloths which is great for keeping one for dishes, one for counters…etc.

Make Plarn!

This is one of my favorite ways to use up those plastic bags you have laying around your home! I do my best to try and remember my reusable bags every time I go to the store, but hey.. I’m only human right? I still find it astonishing the amount of bags I STILL accumulate even when bringing my reusable ones with me most of the time!!

You can visit my Plarn Round up post from last year’s Earth Day for some great ideas… or my Pinterest board that I like to update whenever I find a new one!

Stop buying laundry detergent & dryer sheets.

On average a household can spend anywhere from $200 – $600 per year on laundry detergent alone, so I knew this was an area I could definitely cut costs. It was my bonus sister that recently turned me on to this eco-friendly laundry soap alternative. These laundry balls are good for 1500 loads of laundry, so you can for sure expect to be throwing out laundry containers less. As of today they were on sale too! I totally recommend checking them out.

I also was tired of having to buy dryer sheets, and so ended up buying a set of wool dryer balls, but if you have 100% wool yarn you can make these yourself as well! There are some great how-to’s on that here.  I also feel a LOT better about not having all the harsh chemicals on my family’s clothing!


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Stop buying cleaning products.

You can considerably decrease the amount of harsh chemicals in your entire household by making your own cleaners! They are still as effective as store bought ones! I recently purchased a starter pack of essential oils to aid me in doing this, and I’ve been quite pleased. You can find a lot of recipes on my Pinterest boards for cleaning and essential oils to start you out! I use mostly distilled white vinegar in all of my cleaning recipes, as well as baking soda. Very cost effective, since the average family can spend about $500 per year on cleaning products alone!

$1 Craft Supplies at Dollar Tree!
Tip: I have found that buying the 4 pack of glass Perrier bottles is great to use for my cleaners, since you usually want to store your homemade cleaners in dark bottles… and you can buy dollar store bottles with nozzles, or save the ones from your cleaning products that you are no longer using!

On a frugal note, I love stocking up at Dollar Tree for household products, and think they have some of the best stock-up prices I’ve found. The best price year-round on toilet paper I have found is at Dollar Tree. For value the thickness and softness is awesome! Try it out for yourself before stocking up on a case! I usually find the best price per yard is with the Home brand, which they carry in-store. We are also a bar soap type-of-household here, so I pick up their Dial Basics Hypoallergenic Bar Soap 3-Pack there too. You can buy an entire case for only $12, which is 36 bars of soap for $0.33 cents a piece. You can’t beat that! Plus if you use Dollar Tree’s Free ship-to-store option you don’t have to pay for shipping!

I hope you have a blessed & happy Earth Day and you spend a few moments today thinking about how you can contribute to helping the environment in your daily life! Here’s a few fun DIY Earth Day activities you can do to celebrate!

Please visit http://www.anightowlblog.com to see these fun Earth Day Ideas!

Thanks for reading my posts here on Fibreandfabrics Craft Blog. ♥ Gina #fibreandfabrics #crafts

 

 

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Crochet Fusion Tote Bag

Well, happy Friday to you!  I hope things in your crafty world are going well. Things are well in my little world, but it seems like I haven’t had hardly any time to pick up a needle or hook really. I can already feel the sniffles and itchy eyes coming on to kick off allergy season. (It’s not even MAY yet… Oye.) But ANYway…. onto my main wip.. this crochet & fabric fusion tote bag! I did want to share a few photos (some of them you’ll notice from my Instagram page) of my progress so far on this fun project! Let’s rewind and start from the beginning!

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Spring Crochet Fringe Triangle Scarf

Now that it’s March, and we finally finally had a nice sunny day here in the Pacific Northwest, I was totally moved to finally get my fun crochet fringe scarf posted that I made a few weeks ago. I haven’t worn or worked with anything fringe before really, and I am totally digging it! I especially love some of the fun yarn colorways I’m finding at Hobby Lobby that inspire me to make different things.

♥ This item is available via Etsy or my Facebook page.

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Spinning Plarn with a Drop Spindle

Turns out that spinning plarn on a drop spindle is quite fun!

As I ALWAYS have too many plastic bags cluttering up my house (even though I try try to keep them organized) so it was time yet again to make some more plarn. This time though, after perusing the internets and Pinterest, I decided that I wanted to make it stronger by twisting it! I had found some pretty inventive ways of doing this. Like this video here of a gal using her sewing machine to spin plarn (neat idea, right?!)Read More »

FREE Pattern Roundup – Crochet for Valentine’s Day • Updated!

💗❤ 💗 2017 Update 💗❤ 💗

Happy 2017! You will now be able to enjoy 20+ FREE Valentines Day inspired crochet patterns in this post as I add more to last years! I hope you receive as much love and attention every day of the year as you do this Valentine’s Day! Much love to you out there! :-*

♥ FREE Crochet Valentine's Day Pattern Roundup *Updated!* by @fibreandfabrics #crochet #valentinesday
If you like this round up, please pin & share! ♥

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Pattern Roundup • Knit & Crochet Bun Beanies n Hats

Happy holidays everyone! So if you’re at all connected to the craft community surely by now you’ve seen the pattern explosion of bun beanies and ponytail hats in both the crochet and knitting popping up! In lieu of that, I figured a pattern roundup was a great idea! Have fun browsing below at both the top FREE patterns in both knitting or crochet!

If you have one to share that’s free as well and not listed below, feel free to share the link in the comments.

10+ FREE Bun Beanie Knitting & Crochet Pattern Roundup by @fibreandfabrics

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Pattern Roundup • Crochet for Christmas

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🎀 Happy Holiday 2016!

I am excited to be adding more new free holiday crochet patterns to this post this year. Enjoy & I hope you have a Merry Crafty Christmas!

Here are some of my favorite Christmas patterns that I’ve been pinning lately! Hope you like them, and most of them are really quick-to-finish projects!

Happy Holidays!

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I Make String Pretty • Tote Bag

Happy Sunday! I thought I would share this fun tote bag with you this morning, as it’s been one of my most popular products & designs in my Zazzle shop! I promise to get back to regular blog posts once I get my blogging feet back underneath me!

Home + Pets

It’s the perfect bag to carry your yarn haul from the store, or your WIP projects wherever you go!

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