DIY: No-Sew Fabric Face Mask

DIY: No-Sew Fabric Face Mask

Simply take a bandana (or any cotton scarf) and fold! Then use elastic hair ties found in any drugstore (or online) as ear straps. Usually bandanas are about 22″x22″ and I like these Goody Hair Elastics, 2mm or thicker. Supplies Needed Bandana Hair Ties What I like is this is washable and doesn’t require sacrificing […]

Things To Do While On Self-Quarantine

Things To Do While On Self-Quarantine

The Coronavirus Outbreak has many Americans on self-quarantine. It’s a great way to minimize the spread of infection but also an opportunity to do all those things at home that we couldn’t before. Here are some ways we can make the most of it! Learn More About Coronavirus Google online starting here https://www.google.com/covid19/ Check out […]

9 DIY Fabric Face Mask Tutorials

9 DIY Fabric Face Mask Tutorials

Here are several ways to craft your own fabric face masks from a Taiwanese Doctor to your Home Sewer. Most of these require a sewing machine and/or sewing needle + thread but some get creative by using office supplies or stationary supplies. Here is a super cute one from Sanrio and Hello Kitty! It requires […]

PSA: NYC + Coronavirus Support

PSA: NYC + Coronavirus Support

Hope everyone is staying safe, washing their hands, and practicing Social Distancing! As many may know by now, the COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak is underway now in the United States with New York City being one of the hardest hit locations so far. As of March 11, 2020, WHO has declared the outbreak an official pandemic. […]

Pattern: Pocket Tissue Holder in Moss Stitch

Pattern: Pocket Tissue Holder in Moss Stitch

This refillable Pocket Tissue Holder is eco-friendly and cute! Just fold and fill with facial tissues and avoid the plastic entirely! This quick knit is done in Moss Stitch with a small border using Garter Stitch for neatness. It’s a great way to use up partial balls of yarn too. It takes about 1-3 hours […]

Pattern: Toddler Hat and Scarf Set in English Rib

Pattern: Toddler Hat and Scarf in English Rib

Here is a Toddler Hat and Scarf I made for my 4 year old nephew! I designed it using English Rib Stitch, my current fave stitch! It’s a gloriously quick knit that has a polished look without the extra fuss. The stitch gave a wonderful drape, a cozy squishy feel, and is reversible! Note: This […]

How-To: Make a Pom-Pom without Special Tools

How-To: Make a Pom-Pom without Special Tools

To create a pom-pom without special tools, we will create our own pom-pom template which consists of 2 pieces of cardboard in a C-shape. Use items available around the house like delivery boxes, soup cans, marker, and scissors to create a template. If none of those are available, free-hand drawing by cutting a rough square […]

Pattern: Knitted Headband with Twist

Pattern: Knitted Headband with Twist

I found this wonderful pattern on Mirella Moments and fell in love with the stitch. This pattern uses an English Rib Stitch which can be knitted in various ways and is sometimes called Fisherman’s Rib Stitch or Brioche Stitch… Depending on how it’s knitted. This pattern is a true English Rib Stitch and uses Yarn […]

Afro-Futurism: Costume Design and Textiles of Black Panther

Afro-Futurism: Costume Design and Textiles of Black Panther

For me Black Panther was a wonderland of hairstyles, tattoos, makeup, body modification, and costume design. My all-time fave, Okoye’s Red Dress as seen below and in the Casino Fight Scene and later Car Chase scene. A Superhero Movie based on a Marvel Comic character created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Black Panther himself […]

Pattern: Pussy Hat Project

Pattern: Pussy Hat Project

Womens Relaxed Fit This simple knit hat with kitten ears has become a powerful symbol of the Women’s March, a stand for Women’s reproductive rights, equality, and the human rights of all. The Pussy Hat Project was a direct protest against the now President and his insulting behavior! It sent a powerful message without a […]