DIY Braided Stone Display

DIY Braided Stone Display

Hi Readers! Mis companeros! How’s it going out there in the Internets? Making anything special? Is anyone out there? 🤣 Just Kidding. I know you all are out there thanks to google stats.

Anyhow, figured I’d pop in to tell those who havent subscribed to my YouTube 📺 channel (Ellainthe Moon) that there is another tutorial available. It’s part macrame and part braiding.

In the tutorial which you can access here, I show you how to make a DIY Braided Stone Display for your window or car rearview mirror. It’s a great way to infuse your environment with positive stone energies.

I know many folks believe in the inherent energy in stones and sometimes have them tuned to certain ailments or wishes. Or some just find them beautiful💎. So, for whatever reason you have stones, I give you an unique way to display them.

The great thing about this DIY is it takes very little time and requires few materials. But, I aint gonna lie, the 4 strand braid is kinda hard to get down. Go see for yourself. And thanks for reading.

eitm 🌚

Slow Burn 🔥

November fire

It’s November. You’re probably already aware of this though. We wound our clocks and hours back for daylight savings time in parts of the US, where I reside. The air is warm here, but a crispness has set in. The leaves are carpeting our paths. November makes me pensive, poetic and sleepy. An exhaustion seeps in with the shortening of days. I become a 🐻 bear basically.

Hibernation is renewal. And a molting of sorts. Shedding old for new. I’m only speaking metaphorically not literally. I am continuing my blog, but really, I need to be more dedicated with pattern creation and posting. Some people are so capable, organized and routinely, I am none of these things. I create in spurts and go through days and weeks of malaise. And it shows in my stats. Trying to make a livelihood out of blogging and creating is a tantamount task, not for the inconsistent.

So, with that being said, til 1/1/22, I am not longer a slow burn with this blog, my creating or pattern-writing. I am an ablaze, unrelenting, pattern-designing, blog-posting, YouTube-creating maker on a mission. Won’t you join me?

Make it Knotty,

eitm 🌚

🎃In a clutch, Macrame Handbag 👜

Pumpkin Candles. Flame too high. 😱

Hi! It’s Halloween today! We made it! Haha. Not sure what that means but there is truly nothing wrong with rejoicing upon making it to another day. Plus, I’m all about fall. Changing the subject now, how about some pumpkin photos!

This mini pumpkin was interesting to me.
Jack O Lantern Spectacular with my tiny child and great nephew.

A little information on the above photo, we went to Louisville’s Jack O Lantern Spectacular and it did not disappoint! Over 5000 jack o lanterns artistically carved and painted. Artists used the theme “TV through the Years” as inspo and oh goodness, I’ve never been so enchanted. Walking through Iroquois park at night, alit with thousands of amazing pumpkins will be a time I always remember. It helped me get over a deep disappointment.

Even though I didnt meet my goal (thanks debilitating illness), I did still create and share three new pumpkin patterns this past month. So that’s not nothing, right? Below you will see what was supposed to be my 4th pumpkin pattern of macrame.

Sometimes, patterns don’t work out. 😥

I know, I’ve made a big deal about pumpkins but something about their round orangeness (and other heirloom colors now) make me happy. I guess we can keep them around tol after the November Holidays. Anyhow, sorry if you were looking forward to another pattern. Don’t despair. I have a macrame handbag pattern up on YouTube that you can check out! It’s been up since Friday. So get some T shirt yarn and some dowels and get to making!

Get thee to YouTube 📺 (and subscribe please).

As for me, time to get ready for trick or treating with my little one and finishing up 2 works in progress.

Happy Halloween,

eitm

Gourdgeous Pumpkins

My Happy Place

Did you know pumpkins are gourds? And a squash?! Well, google says so. And science. Tasty little tidbit.

I love painting pumpkins, too

And, “October is my favorite color” as seen on a T-Shirt I almost purchased is certainly a vibe, and I’m here for it usually, but it has been unseasonably warm here and I have been whiplashed back into Menopause. Basically, I have been sick.

If you follow this blog regularly, you will know that I intended to present two more pumpkin patterns before end of October. I have encountered a major hiccup in my lofty plans as of late though. Hot flashes, extreme fatigue and general malaise have been completely debilitating for the last week and a half. I sleep during the day, and sweat slash toss n’ turn at night. It’s also a vibe and quite terrible. Just as I was on a roll, my physical health stops me in my tracks.

So, until I finish the “in progress” pumpkin macrame pattern (or is it a jack-o-lantern”) in the crafterroom, just enjoy these images of macrame and pumpkins.

eitm🌚

Three tiered macrame pumpkin hanger (my pattern, never wrote it up ☹️)
My former porch adorned with macrame pumpkin hangers
Macrame Spiral Hitched Pumpkin On Macrame Pattern Swatch
My kiddo last year at the Evans Orchard

Lil’ Pumpkin Patch Macrame Earrings 🎃🍁

Oooh ahhh 😍 new macrame pattern🧶

It’s Sunday, a day of rest for some, a day to post for me <giggle>. How’s about my just poppin’ in to drop a new ‘Pumpkin’ Pattern on ya! How’s about that?

As you can see, I’m in a silly mode which happens when I actually get a good night’s sleep, which is quite rare for me given my son’s health challenges. However, I do seem to get a lot done regardless of sleep capacity. Not sure how. Ihope yinz in readerland are getting your necessary 💤 sleep

Oatmeal Pumpkins

So, these lil’ pumpkin patch macrame earrings are a quick work up. You will need to know how to do the macrame rose knot which you can find on my youtube 📺 channel and it is linked below.

The pattern is basically just 6 rose knots in a upside down pyramid shape. You use 6 pieces of halved cotton yarn. Let me tell you what you’ll need:

Tools:

Macrame or Foam Board

T pins

Scissors

Fine toothed comb or brush

Needlenose pliers (optional)

Materials

Any Cotton yarn 4 ply weight. I used Lily Sugar n Cream in Oatmeal and Tangerine

Small 1/2 inch hoop with fish hook

Cuts: measure out 4 yarn strands measuring 16 inches each and 2 measuring 24 inches.

Pattern: this is a triangle pattern. You will stabilize your hoop onto macrame or foam board with a t pin through the tiny hole in the top.

Next, mount two of your 16 inch pieces and make 4 alternating square knots. After you make these, do a button or rose knot. Video is here (use the back of your t pin to push the middle filler cords thru as video uses a crochet hook)

Next, mount your two 24 inch strands and repeat the above. These should be to the right of the initial two rose knotted strands. Repeat this step with next two 16 inch strands as well.

Row 1 is done. 😀 Yay!

Row 2: skip first two strands, make rose knot with next 4, then, make another rose knot with the next 4 strands as well, then skip last two.

Row 3: skip 4 strands, make a rose knot with middle 4, Skip last 4.

You are done with knotting 👍🏾

Now, measure down 1.5-2 inches and cut across. Throw away scraps. Get out comb or brush and separate the fringed part. You can watch the short video here that shows how to comb out the yarn.

Finally, add fish hook finding and wear!

T pin through middle as you’re working the knots

Quick huh?! I would love to see your creations. Just dm me on IG or shoot me an email.

I like the macrame earring length on the left better. More flowy.

Hope you sell a bunch or make your own!

eitm 🌚