Crochet Head Scarves and Knit Head Scarves

On my list of accessories to make for myself or others are crochet head scarves and knit head scarves. I’ve pulled together a sampling of patterns I like. I think you’ll like these patterns too. You’ll see the images and key to the patterns below. crochet head scarves and knit head scarves

Key to Crochet Head Scarves

2. Blue Bandeau – Free Pattern, mesh pattern stitch

5. Vintage Bandana – Free Ravelry download

7. Little Flowers Head Scarf – Craftsy pattern $2.50

Key to Knit Head Scarves

1. Rosie the Riveter Knit Kerchief – Free Ravelry pattern

3. Dutch Girl Headscarf – Craftsy pattern $2.50

4. Figure 8 Head Scarf – Ravelry (Interweave Knits pattern) $5.50

6. Kerchief – Free Vogue pattern – knit scarf, crochet flowers

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Jewelry Display DIY

I’ve never been one to wear much jewelry, but over the years I’ve been given costume jewelry that belonged to my mother and grandmother. It seemed a shame to keep it all in boxes, bags, and drawers and never look at it or wear it. So, a few weekends ago I created a jewelry display on the inside of a closet door.

If you like what you see, it’s easy to replicate. Find directions for each jewelry display below.

jewelry display diy

Jewelry Display DIY

I completed all that you see here over a weekend.

Jewelry Display Frame for Pin Collection

MATERIALS and DIRECTIONS:

  • Empty picture frames. I picked up the two black frames with gold trim at a garage sale many years ago. You can find similar frames at Michaels or JoAnn stores. You might also see what’s available at your local thrift store.
  • Canvas fabric. The pins are pinned to the fabric.
  • Batting. This is the puffy cushioning under the canvas fabric.
  • Cardboard.
    • Cut 2 pieces of firm cardboard to fit the “window” space of the frame.
    • Cover one piece of cardboard with the batting and then with the canvas fabric. The fabric has to be wide enough to stretch around to the back of the cardboard. Staple the fabric into place. You should have a pillow-like cushion that will look nice “popping” out of the frame.
    • Use another piece of cardboard to finish the back of the frame window. I hammered small tacks/nails to the backside of the frame window to hold that piece of cardboard in place. Then to make the back smooth and professional looking, I adhered wide masking tape around the window edges where the cardboard met the frame.
  • Adhesive Velcro strips. You can find these at Home Depot, JoAnn Stores, and Michaels. Follow the directions on the packaging. It’s really to attach the frames to the door using these strips.

jewelry display frame

Jewelry Display Frame for Hook Earrings

MATERIALS and DIRECTIONS:

  • Empty picture frame.
  • Window Screen. This is what you’ll stretch across the backside of the frame window. Cut the screen with heavy duty scissors. Attach the screen using a staple gun. Trim the edges of screen. Make the back look as nice and neat as you can.
  • Adhesive Velcro strips. Like I said above, these strips are perfect for attaching frames to a door. Follow the packaging directions.

jewelry display frame with screen

Jewelry Display for Necklaces

  • Plastic adhesive hooks. You can find these at Home Depot, Michaels, and JoAnn Stores. Follow the packaging directions for adhering the hooks to a surface.

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Pumpkin Bread from Scratch – Moist and Tasty Loaves

Pumpkin bread is my favorite non-yeast, quick bread; but, it’s only good if it’s moist and has delicious flavor. The recipe I use is from The Good Housekeeping Cookbook (1978). It makes two 9″x5″ loaves.

pumpkin bread from scratch

Recipe for Pumpkin Bread

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon double-acting baking powder
  • 1 16-ounce can pumpkin (2 cups)
  • 2/3 cup salad oil
  • 3 eggs, slightly beaten

Preheat oven to 350-degrees F. Grease well two 9″ by 5″ loaf pans. In large bowl, with fork, mix flour with the next 7 ingredients; add remaining ingredients and mix until blended. Turn batter into pans.

Bake about 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely on racks.

Notes: I also lightly flour my pans. For the icing, which is not part of the recipe, I use a 1/2 cup of powdered sugar and add about a 1/2 teaspoon of brandy and if it is too thick, I add a few drops at a time until I get the consistency I want. The icing has to drizzle. You don’t want it runny. If it’s runny, the bread will absorb it. It won’t be icing at all. Additionally, don’t put icing on the bread until it’s completely cooled.

On a cold day, if you want something sweet and tasty with a cup of coffee, pumpkin bread is perfect!

pumpkin bread

 

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