Link Love: My Five Go-To Posts

13 Sep 2013

His Pensive Look

"Will you never get tired of shoving that camera in my face?"

This week's Link Love theme is "5 Go-To Blog Posts You Refer To Again and Again." And I have a nice little stable of these. Below are my all-time favorites.

As always, you're invited to join in the fun here – in fact, I wish you would! Just post your five faves on your blog, and then go to the bottom of this post and pop your link into the list.


How to Make a Reversible Tote Bag, on Skip To My Lou

I've referred to this post about one million times over the past four years. It's just a perfect, clear illustration of how a basic lined tote is constructed. I use it as a basis and add my own embellishments all the time.


How to Join Granny Squares, from Carina's Craft Blog

I love this joining method dearly - there are no bulky seams, and it creates an extra row of "breathing space" between squares. I never, ever remember how to do it, and so I'm glad I can refer back to Carina's beautifully-photographed tutorial.


How to Make a Paper Froebel, from With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart

Every Christmas, I plan to make this project, and every Christmas I run out of time, but you never know – 2013 could be the year! (Of course I'm kidding myself. I'm on a book deadline. I'll be lucky to put up the tree.)

Ahem. This is a splendid how-to for this tricky German paper star, with an added bonus of showing you how to dip the finished stars in wax to preserve them. Good heavens, I love these things.


How to Make a Fabric Yo-Yo, from Heather Bailey

I won't lie – I use the Clover Yo-Yo Maker whenever I can, but when I need a size they don't have, I refer back to this classic Heather Bailey how-to. It covers all the steps beautifully.


How to Add a Crochet Edging to Fabric, from One Sheepish Girl

This is the newest tutorial in the bunch. Meredith does a great job detailing the measuring, hole-making, and stitching needed to create a crochet-able foundation. It's presented in the context of a tea towel, but you could use this method with any fabric item.