Jan 16, 2014

Very Beautiful Crochet Stitch- Crochet Patterns Diagram

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Very Beautiful Crochet Stitch- Crochet Patterns Diagram.
 crochet stitch, crochet patterns diagram, crochet, crochet chart Learn a variety of different crochet stitches and techniques in this blog.
 There is something magical when a single strand of yarn and a single hook unite to form a complete piece of fabric.
Varying the size of the hook and the thickness of yarn or thread extend the range of what's possible, and when we expand our bag of tricks to include mastery of all the different stitches -- why, there's nothing we can't make happen in crochet.

Jan 11, 2014

Magazine Love of Crochet - Spring 2013

Magazine Love of Crochet - Spring 2013

Magazine Love of Crochet - Spring 2013 posted on the website
 I have not loved this issue, but you can judge for yourself.

Filled with easy-to-follow instructions and full-color photographs, this issue features designs for crochet sweaters, vests, scarves, purses, clothing for children, beaded crochet jewelry -- plus, items for home decor like an adorable tea cozy, a throw, table runners and more!

Magazine Love of Crochet - Spring 2013

Dec 30, 2013

How to Knit a Volume Braid Cable

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 From http://www.dianaplus.com.ua/index.php/bloh?start=40

How to knit a volume braid cable
How to knit a volume braid cable
How to knit a volume braid cable
How to knit a volume braid cable

Dec 20, 2013

Homemade Soap- Therapeutic Homemade Shampoo Recipe

I love this article about Homemade Shampoo Recipe. Original article here http://www.savvyhomemade.com/therapeutic-homemade-shampoo-recipe/
The Ultimate Therapeutic Shampoo Bar must be the best homemade shampoo recipe I’ve ever used. It not only has a delightful aroma that lasts all day long, but it really does revive flat, dull and thinning hair.

Therapeutic Homemade Shampoo

It’s suitable for all the family including anyone who may be suffering with a itchy or flaky scalp. It’s full of essential oils aimed to stimulate the memory and lift tension, along with nourishing the scalp and adding a lovely shine to your hair.
This is also a great homemade shampoo bar to take with you when travelling, especially if you intend to fly. You can cut the amount you may need from one of the bars and pop it in with your hand luggage without the worry of carrying liquids.


9.5 oz (270ml) Mineral water
2 Chamomile teabags
24.5 oz (700ml) Olive Oil
3.5 oz (99ml) Sweet Almond Oil
2 oz (60g) Beeswax
2 oz (55g) Creamed coconut
4 oz (110g) Lye (Sodium Hydroxide/Caustic Soda)
4 teaspoons (20ml) Bergamot essential oil
2 teaspoons (10ml) Lavender essential oil
1 teaspoon (5ml) Geranium essential oil
1 teaspoon (5ml) Rosemary essential oil

Specifics To This Recipe:

Use the Cold Process Method shown below plus the following recipe specific steps:

In Step 1 – Put the chamomile teabags into a bowl Boil the mineral water and pour it over them. Once cooled, strain, and reserve the infusion. Substitute the water for the infusion in the cold process method.
In Step 3 – Melt the creamed coconut with the oils and wax this will need to be stirred continuously to avoid the coconut from sticking to the bottom of the pan whilst heating.
In Step 4 – Combine oils and lye when both temperatures equally reach 130 F (55 C)

 Homemade Soap- Therapeutic Homemade Shampoo Recipe

Nov 24, 2013

How to make pocket purse pattern tutorial

This is fantastic! I am going to sew one. I love making pocket books, but over the years I have forgotten how to put in a zipper so avoid patterns with them at all costs. See these precious bags, you make me want to try to do it again. This are adorable and just the perfect size. 

How to make pocket purse pattern tutorial

Useful Purse-Making Tools & Materials

There are many fabrics out there which can make for a confusing choice, I would definitely recommend cotton or linen first. Nothing too thin or flimsy, unless you are doing to add interfacing to stiffen it, or batting to bulk it up. Quilt weight cotton is most common. Home decor and upholstery fabrics are often used too as they're quite sturdy and durable. Other fabrics you can use are leather (or faux leather), vinyl, canvas, silk, wool, calico or denim. Purses are hardly ever made with stretch fabric so don't make life difficult for yourself by choosing a stretchy material! - For linings, a thinner material than the outside is used and it is often smooth and slippery such as polyester or nylon. Cotton is also a popular choice, especially if you want the lining to be patterned. Fabrics made specifically for lining will be labelled as such, and if it's polyester then try and go for an anti-static option. - There are various fastenings and closures you can use for purses, with the most common being zippers, button flaps, velcro and magnetic snaps.

How to Sew a Zipper Pocket Purse

Step by step
How to Sew a Zipper Pocket Purse

Sep 14, 2013

Что делать, если немеют руки?

Если затекает шея во время сна, в частности при сне на слишком высокой подушке, нарушается кровоснабжение и питание спинномозговых нервов шейного отдела позвоночника. Это как раз те нервы, которые взаимодействуют с нашими руками, предавая ощущения и позволяя нам ими двигать. Вседствие этого они немеют. Поэтому утром после того как проснётесь, первое время может даже сохраняться ощущение «тугоподвижности» в плече или руке.
Таким образом, можно утверждать, что самым простым средством избавления от онемения рук по ночам будет замена вашей подушки на менее высокую и более удобную.

Если онемение связано с развитием остеохондроза, во многом Вы можете помочь себе самостоятельно.
Отличный способ снять напряжение в шее
- растяжка и улучшение эластичности мышц шеи;
- выполнение упражнений для гибкости шейного отдела.

Трапециевидная мышца очень часто перегружена:

Cнять напряжение с трапециевидной мышцы.
Давайте сейчас попробуем снять избыточное напряжение с трапециевидной мышцы и освободим от давления нижнюю часть шейного отдела позвоночника:
- выведите грудную клетку вперед (это движение важно для тех, кто сутулится)
- поднимите плечи вверх, а затем опустите их максимально вниз
- расслабьте шею и плечи.
В течение дня обращайте внимание на положение плеч и как только они начнут подниматься вверх, снова опускайте их вниз, в правильное положение. Тем самым Вы расслабите трапециевидную мышцу и освободите шею от излишнего напряжения.

Напоследок – простой рецепт, улучшающий кровообращение в кистях рук. Смешиваем 50 г нашатырного (10%) и 10 г камфорного спирта с литром воды и столовой ложкой соли. Натираем перед сном суставы кистей рук. Это полностью или частично решит проблему ночного онемения.