Weekend Craft Inspiration Week 1- Crochet, Needle Felting, Hand Lettering and More

A couple of weeks ago I set my intention for 2014. My intention is “Do It!” One of the things I want to “do” is spend more time being crafty. It’s been a few months now since I did my last Weekend Inspiration post, so I decided to take to Pinterest, drool over pins and pick out a few projects that I would love to try. I’m going to try to post a Weekend Inspiration post at least once a month in 2014 so here is Weekend Craft Inspiration 2014 Week 1.

A few creative skills that I want to learn and/or improve this year are:

  • Hand lettering
  • Crocheting Amigurumi
  • Crocheting in general
  • Felting
  • Sewing/ Embroidery Hoop Art

Here are a few of my favorite projects from Pinterest that I’d love to try from each of those creative skills.

Hand Lettering:

lettering_practice1_1In 2012, for 5 Weeks Amanda from Wit and Whistle practiced hand lettering and shared her progress with her readers. She also created a Hand Lettering Practice Group Pinterest Board where readers shared their own hand lettering journey. The projects provide some great inspiration.

Crocheting Amigurumi:


I’m currently enrolled in a few online crochet classes on Craftsy. The one that I am currently working my way through is a class on how to make amigurumi. The class walks you through a few different projects, but I’m already looking forward to venturing off on my own. This Nelson the Narwhal Crochet Pattern from What’s For Dinner is adorable and it’s free!

Crocheting in General:


This mama has got some big, big calves. For years I’ve hunted for knee high boots that would fit my big legs and had no luck. Then over Christmas I found not 1 but 3 pairs!!! And they were all 50% off!!! Now all I need is a pair of boot cuffs. These Free Easy Reversible Crochet Book Cuffs from Dabbles and Babbles would be the perfect crochet project for this weekend.


Needle Felted PenguinOver Christmas I tried my hand at needle felting and made this little felted owl. Since then I’ve been scouring Pinterest for felted animal inspiration. I hope one day to be able to felt half as good as Scratch Craft. I want to buy this little felted penguin (it’s only $21.00!!!) and dream that one day I’ll be able to make adorable creatures just like this.

Sewing/ Embroidery Hoop Art:

Hello-Sunshine-Hoop-Art from Flamingo ToesEeek the little hedgies on this Hello Sunshine Hoop Art from Flamingo Toes are just too cute for words. Bev makes the most adorable embroidery hoop art and then walks you through exactly how to make it. I love the vintage feel of this piece.

Tell me… What creative skills do you want to learn/improve on in 2014?

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