Big DIY Dry-Erase Calendars

dry erase calendar

A great way to get a quick overview of your upcoming months is an extra large dry-erase calendar! I use 2 so I can see the month ahead as well (although I wish I had 4 so I could see the whole quarter).  I was determined to use only what I already had on hand so this project cost me NOTHING!

Supplies:

  • old frames
  • scissors
  • painters tape
  • something for covering (fabric, paper, wallpaper, felt)
  • yard stick
  • Sharpie
  • spray paint (optional)

For a complete tutorial, see the video below!

Thin Blue Line Hat

Thin Blue Line Hat

The “Thin Blue Line” is an emblem used to show support of law enforcement officers. While the term has been around a long time, it’s believed to have been brought in the mainstream with the 1988 documentary of the same name.

Disclaimer: In light of the recent unrest, it’s important to remember that there are problems and corruption in every occupation in the world but that doesn’t negate the good that’s done overall. Look for the good in everything… and then support it. 

I’ve found we have lots of law enforcement connections with our Sheepishly Sharing Flock and thought this might be something that touches us all. Special thanks to @carolscreativecorner on Instagram who started me thinking about it with this post.

Download the free Thin Blue Line Hat Pattern

If you need help with the Chain Tracks Technique, the video is here:

Crochet Pokeball Hat

Pokeball Hat title

With the Pokemon Go app, there’s been a resurgence in Pokemon popularity! I knocked out 4 of these for charity in no time! There are plenty of patterns out there but my favorite basic crochet hat uses Half Double Crochet so I whipped this up on my own. (Most of the patterns out there use Double Crochet.)

You’re welcome to download this free pattern!

Click here: Pokeball Hat Pattern

 

Recycled DIY Supplies

So… What “trash” do you save for your DIY projects?! I had to start over since the move to Atlanta but here are some things I’ve been saving lately. Be sure to read the comments on the YouTube video watch page if you want even more great ideas. And/or hop on over to the Sheepishly Sharing Facebook Group to see even more suggestions!

 

Knitting Machine Tube Size Comparison!

Curious about the sizes from different circular knitting machines? Here are 4 samples and their measurements!

Knit Quick Knitting Machine Review

Michael’s (a large craft store chain here in the USA) has come out with it’s own circular knitting machine. I bought it and ran it through it’s paces. Should you buy it??

Here’s the review:

Lattice Organizer

Pegboard-Inspired Lattice

How about a pegboard-inspired organizer without installation headaches? (Great for renters because it’s portable, too!)

Materials:

  • 1 8ft x 2ft piece of vinyl lattice (available at home improvement centers for around $12)
  • Saw (circular saw is easiest OR have it cut to fit at the home improvement center)
  • 2 over-the-door hooks (mine came from the Dollar Tree)
  • S Hooks (number depends on your need)
  • Various organizers to hang on the lattice

Directions:

  1. Cut the lattice to fit the door. (Be sure to save your scraps for small-space organizing!)
  2. Place over-the-door hooks and hang lattice.
  3. Arrange S Hooks on lattice to suit your needs.
  4. Get creative with your containers
  5. Move and rearrange as your storage needs change!

More Details Here in this video: