• How to Reuse Yarn – Full Tutorial

    I don’t often do tutorials, but I have recently learned SO MUCH about how to reuse yarn from a knit that I had to share it with you guys. In particular because I’ve finally decided to turn my Delineate Tank into a Manzanilla Sweater, using the Spirit Trail Fiberworks yarn that I loved so much

  • DIY Heart Onesie, and Letterpress Valentines

    Just before Valentine’s Day, I went to a private letterpress workshop at Snap + Tumble, a great indie letterpress here in Toronto. Tanya often runs private workshops in her home, and it’s was an amazing way to try letterpress for the first time. I went in knowing absolutely nothing, but Tanya was amazing and walked

  • Easy DIY: Pentel Fabric Fun Pastels/ Black and White to Technicolour

    I first read about Pentel Fabric Fun Pastels on A Beautiful Mess, and was really intrigued- so I decided to buy a set. I picked up the 100% cotton striped shirt at Old Navy (in the post-Christmas sales!), and thought that the existing black stripes would help give a bit of structure to my very

  • Getting Crafty: Vintage Lace Earring Holder

    ┬áSide note: I suspect these photos are slightly out of focus, but I can’t tell…I’m getting my eyes tested soon, I think I need glasses! I’ve had a spool of vintage lace for about 12 or so years. The thing about little treasured craft items like this is that it’s so hard to pull the

  • FO: Upcycled Cardi Challenge

    I’m so pleased with how this turned out! The cardigan is exactly how I envisioned, and I’m excited to wear it post-baby bump, too. Currently it’s a wee bit tight on my arms, but that’s due to baby weight gain (it better be, anyway), so I hope it comes off after the little one moves

  • Upcycled Cardi Challenge, Part III: The Body

    I thought it would be helpful to show a quick video on how I do the embroidery for the cardigan: Upcycled Cardigan from Julie Knitted Bliss on Vimeo. Gatsby crashes almost all of my videos- he’s such a ham for the camera. I’m soooo close to being finished! As of last night, I only have

  • Upcycled Cardi Challenge, Part II: Sleeves

    I took the advice that was in the comments on the last post, and started with the sleeves. I love how they have turned out, it really makes me excited to tackle the main body! The embroidery takes a while, but I love the result. I’m so excited to finish this cardigan, and I’m especially