... THE FAUX FAE - Faux meaning an imitation - Fae meaning fairy = I'm a fairy wanna-be!

... Subjects to include: All things Romantic, French, Cottage, and Shabby Chic, my life and humor.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

FREE Graphic Monday (a day late!)

Good Morning!  Sorry I got sidetracked yesterday or you would have had these nice graphics yesterday.  These are from the 1920 Corticelli Lessons in Crochet Booklet Number 13.  They would be free to use and copy write free since they were published prior to 1923 and would be in the public domain.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

FREE Online Needlework Encyclopedia

Hello all!  I just found an online encyclopedia of needlework and it has TONS of information and the best is, it’s FREE!

includes the following 15 topics/chapters:

Friday, October 26, 2012

OMGosh Miniature Knitting!

Has it really been 10 days since my last post?  Wow, time flies!  Sorry about that yet again.

I just ran across this miniature knitting video and pattern from an upcoming movie and just had to share it.  I was so amazed with the concept.  I am in love with miniatures! <3

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Jewelry Box Upcycle

Remember that ugly little jewelry box I posted pics of not too long ago?

Well here is how it ended up:

And here is how I did it:

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Monday Freebies! Free Vintage French Ephemera !

That’s right!  I came across some vintage craft books that had some great graphics in them.  I am SO excited to share them with you!

I meant to publish this a WEEK AGO YESTERDAY but life got in the way!  I intend to search these books and find more for you and post a few of them every Monday!  So be sure to join my blog so that I will show up in your dashboard news feeds!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

My Thirty-One Surprise Package!

Not too long ago, I entered a drawing on Tiaras And Bowties and unlike usual, I actually won!  You could have knocked me over with a feather!

Here is the package I won from Thirty-One!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Hand Knitted Dish Cloths

I am SO sorry I have neglected my blog this long!  But I have been so busy working on projects (again about 4 simultaneously! lol).  I started a purse and decided to make at least 5 variations of it so it is taking awhile to get them all done.  I will blog the tutorial when they are done!  I promise!

Today I am going to share with you a knitting pattern I received from a friend decades ago that I still use today.  They are a simple and quick knitting project so they are fun to make and are easy enough for a beginning knitter who knows the basics.  It is especially fun when using variegated yarn because you don’t know what the pattern will turn out like!