In this video, I’ll demonstrate some basic serger tips and tricks on the Reliable Dreamstitcher 787.
And the big question: would I recommend the Dreamstitcher 787 to a friend? Read more ›
Yeah, I barely remember either. It only took me a year and a half to finish, but I did it! I knit my first “real” thing!
Sirius insisted on modeling with it.
And stomping wrinkles into it while he made bread on it.
It is rife with mistakes, but the pattern does a pretty good job of hiding them, and for my first “real” project, I’m pretty happy with it.
Next up… fingerless gloves!!! If I pull these suckers off, I might never knit anything else. I love fingerless gloves.
“Why aren’t we allowed to sell some projects we see on some websites where they post step-by-step… they say it’s only for our personal use, not for selling purposes?”
I received this question in a comment today, and it got me thinking.
I used to have a disclaimer like that here on WhatTheCraft. It’s hard to say why… I suppose part of me felt like I was putting this information out there for free, and so it seemed wrong for someone else to take “my ideas” and use them to make money. I think another part of me, being a handmade seller, felt like I might be “helping the competition” if I showed them how I did things.
Since I started selling my patterns, I have since removed the disclaimer. I make it fairly clear that people are welcome to sell what they make using my tutorials and even my sewing patterns. Again it’s for a lot of reasons. From the practical side, there’s absolutely no way for me to enforce that kind of rule. Even if I did want to troll through other people’s shops, there would be almost no way to prove they’d used one of my tutorials to make something. And even if I was sure (for example, if I knew they’d bought one of my patterns), the best I could do would be to ask them to stop. It’s a waste of time and unnecessary negative energy. I’d rather be making cool shit than worrying that someone might be trying to “steal” my ideas. Read more ›
A perfect tutorial for the holidays, this step-by-step video will guide you through the process of making your own gourmet vanilla extract!
Check out the video tutorial here:
$40 for 1/2 a pound of beans + $20 for 1/2 gallon of vodka = $60 for a whole HALF GALLON of vanilla extract!
To put that in perspective, it would cost $160 to buy that much single strength vanilla from my favorite spice shop.
The cost per 4 oz bottle (the size shown at the end of the video) is $4.75, including the cost of the bottle itself. (My favorite spice supplier’s 4 oz bottle costs $13!)
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