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[Pattern] Mr Tibbles the Cat
This pattern was created by The pattern consists of single crochet stitches (sc) and is crocheted in rows rather than in a spiral. Turn the work after each row. “sc2tog” means decreasing one stitch (st) by crocheting two stitches together. For this pattern, I used the invisible method for decreasing. There are plenty of instruction videos on YouTube, for instance this one. Yarn: Super fine, 40 grams (1.5 oz) Needle: 2.25 mm (US 1/B) Material: green felt; filling; black thread Ch. 40 R1: insert in 2nd st from hook, sc across (39) R2-3: ch 1, sc across (39) R4: ch 1, 32 sc, sc2tog (33) R5-7: ch 1, sc across (33) R8: ch 1, 31 sc, sc2tog (32) R9-11: ch 1, sc across (32) R12: ch 1, 30 sc, sc2tog (31) R13-15: ch 1, sc across (31) R16: ch1, 29 sc, sc2tog (30) R17-19: ch1, sc across (30) R20: ch1, 28 sc, sc2tog (29) R21-23: ch1, sc across (29) R24: ch1, 27 sc, sc2tog (28) R25-27: ch1, sc across (28) R28: ch1, 26 sc, sc2tog (27) R29-31: ch1, sc across (27) R32: ch1, 25 sc, sc2tog (26) R33-35: ch1, sc across (26) R36: ch1, 24 sc, sc2tog (25) R37-39: ch1, sc across (25) R40: ch1, 23 sc, sc2tog (24) R41-43: ch1, sc across (24) R44: ch1, 22 sc, sc2tog (23) R45-47: ch1, sc across (23) R48: ch1, 21 sc, sc2tog (22) R49-51: ch1, sc across (22) R52: ch1, 21 sc, 2 sc in last st (23) R53: ch1, 2 sc in 1st st, 22 sc (24) R54: ch1, 23 sc, 2 sc in last st (25) R55: ch1, 2 sc in 1st st, 24 sc (26) R56-74: ch1, sc across (26) R75: ch1, 8 sc (8) R76: ch1, sc2tog, 6 sc (7) R77: ch1, 5 sc, sc2tog (6) R78: ch1, sc2tog, 4 sc (5) R79: ch1, 3 sc, sc2tog (4) R80: ch1, sc2tog, 2 sc (3) R81: ch1, 1 sc, sc2tog (2) R82: ch1, sc across (2) Bind off. To finish off the other ear, reattach yarn to 19th st of row 74. R83: ch1, sc in same st as ch1, 7 sc (8) R84: ch1, 6 sc, sc2tog (7) R85: ch1, sc2tog, 5 sc (6) R86: ch1, 4 sc, sc2tog (5) R87: ch1, sc2tog, 3 sc (4) R88: ch1, 2 sc, sc2tog (3) R89: ch1, sc2tog, 1 sc (2) R90: ch1, sc across (2) Bind off. To finish off the tail, reattach yarn to 34th st of row 4. R91: ch1, sc in same st as ch1, 5 sc (6) R92: ch1, 5 sc (5) R93: ch1, sc across (5) R94: ch1, 4 sc, 2 sc in last st (6) R95: ch1, sc across (6) R96: ch1, 5 sc, 2 sc in last st (7) R97: ch1, sc across (7) R98: ch1, 6 sc, 2 sc in last st (8) R99: ch1, sc across (8) R100: ch1, 7 sc, 2 sc in last st (9) R101: ch1, sc across (9) R102: ch1, 8 sc, 2 sc in last st (10) R103-105: ch1, sc across (10) R106: ch1, 9 sc, 2 sc in last st (11) R107-109: ch1, sc across (11) R110: ch1, 10 sc, 2 sc in last st (12) R111-113: ch1, sc across (12) R114: ch1, 11 sc, 2 sc in last st (13) R115-121: ch1, sc across (13) R122: ch1, 11 sc, sc2tog (12) R123-125: ch1, sc across (12) R126: ch1, 10 sc, sc2tog (11) R127: ch1, sc across (11) R128: ch1, 9 sc, sc2tog (10) R129: ch1, sc2tog, 8 sc (9) R130: ch1, 7 sc, sc2tog (8) R131: ch1, sc2tog 3 times, 2 sc (5) Bind off and weave in all ends. Follow the same pattern to crochet another piece. Before sewing both pieces together, make a face using needle and black thread. To make a bow tie, see the instruction below, which is from the Lovesome Blog. Fasten the bow tie to the body with needle and thread. Next, sew both pieces together. I used the mattress stitch, which is a nice way of seaming without having to turn the work inside out. Make sure to stuff the tail while you can still reach inside. Stuff the entire cat before closing up. Finally, sew the bottom half of the tail to the body.
Exploring the World of Paint by Numbers
Paint by numbers has become a beloved pastime for art enthusiasts, hobbyists, and fans of various themes and subjects. This unique artistic method combines creativity, relaxation, and entertainment, allowing individuals to bring captivating scenes and characters to life on canvas. In this article, we will delve into the world of paint by numbers, exploring different themes that have captured the hearts of fans worldwide. From Star Wars to animals, Disney, and Harry Potter, these paint by number kits offer a delightful way to unleash your creativity, express your passions, and enjoy the therapeutic benefits of painting. Let’s embark quickly on a colorful journey into the realm of paint by numbers and discover the joy it brings to artists of all levels. Star Wars Paint by Number: Star Wars fans rejoice! The captivating world of paint by numbers has expanded to include your beloved galaxy far, far away. Star Wars-themed paint by number kits allow enthusiasts to bring their favorite characters and scenes to life on canvas. From Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber duel to the iconic Millennium Falcon soaring through space, these kits offer an engaging and artistic way to celebrate the timeless saga. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or a beginner, Star Wars paint by number kits provide a unique opportunity to unleash your creativity and showcase your love for the epic franchise. Disney Paint by Number: Step into the enchanting realm of Disney with paint by number kits that let you paint beloved characters from classic and modern Disney films. These kits offer a delightful and nostalgic experience for Disney fans of all ages. You can recreate the magic of Cinderella’s ballroom, the charm of Mickey Mouse, the adventures of Elsa and Anna, or the beloved friendships of Toy Story. The intricate designs and vibrant colors of Disney paint by number kits allow you to channel your inner artist and create captivating Disney-inspired artwork. Harry Potter Paint by Number: Enter the wizarding world with Harry Potter-themed paint by number kits. Whether you’re a die-hard Potterhead or simply appreciate the enchanting stories and characters, these kits provide a magical artistic experience. From Hogwarts Castle to Harry’s iconic glasses and wand, you can immerse yourself in the whimsical universe of Harry Potter. Paint by number kits featuring the Boy Who Lived and his friends offer a creative outlet to showcase your love for the series while enjoying the therapeutic and meditative aspects of painting. Dragon Paint by Number: For those with a fascination for mythical creatures and fantastical worlds, dragon-themed paint by number kits offer an exhilarating artistic experience. Unleash your imagination as you bring these majestic creatures to life on canvas. From fierce and powerful dragons guarding treasure troves to graceful and ethereal dragons soaring through the clouds, these kits allow you to capture the allure and mystique of these mythical beasts. With intricate details and vibrant color palettes, dragon paint by number kits provide a captivating opportunity to create stunning artwork that transports you to realms of magic and wonder. Embrace the challenge, follow the numbered sections, and let your artistic prowess soar as you unleash the fire-breathing beauty of dragons on your canvas. Paint by numbers has evolved into a popular hobby that combines artistry, relaxation, and entertainment. Regardless of the theme or subject matter, these kits offer a delightful and accessible way for individuals to engage in creative expression. Whether you’re an experienced painter or just starting out, paint by number kits provide an opportunity to unleash your imagination, enhance your artistic skills, and create stunning works of art. So, grab a brush, follow the numbers, and let the world of paint by numbers transport you to a realm of color, joy, and artistic fulfillment.
How to Use Coconut Husk for Plants? - Steps to Handle It
Coconut husks are an eco-friendly material wildly applied in the agriculture and producing handicraft products. Coconut shells with many good properties, such as moisturizing, anti-erosion, and making the soil porous, are used to plant trees. In this article, let's discuss: "How to Use Coconut Husk for Plants?" Coconut Husk's Structure The coconut husk is the fibrous outer layer of the coconut fruit. It consists of 30% coir and 70% coco peat. Coco peat has high absorbing and moisturizing properties from 400-600% of its own volume. Coco husk has a rough and fibrous texture and is a versatile and sustainable material that can benefit plants and the environment. It is composed of two main parts: Coir: This is the fibrous part of the coconut husk that surrounds the hard shell of the coconut. It is a coarse, waterproof material resistant to saltwater and can withstand harsh environmental conditions. Coco peat: This is the finer, softer material found on the coir's inner side. It is a byproduct of the coconut industry and is often used as a soil amendment or growing medium. The coir and coco peat in coconut husks has several uses, including as a growing medium, a soil conditioner, mulch, and erosion control material. The fibrous nature of the coconut husk provides excellent water retention, aeration, and drainage properties, making it an ideal choice for many gardening applications. Coconut Husk Uses for Plants? Coconut husk for plants can be an excellent source of organic matter. Here are some ways you can use coconut husk for plants: Coco coir: Coconut coir is a fibrous material that can be used as a soil amendment or a growing medium. It can retain water well and is an excellent substitute for peat moss. Coco coir is often used in hydroponics, as it provides good drainage and aeration. Mulch: Coconut husks can be shredded and used as mulch around plants. This can help retain moisture in the soil and suppress weed growth. Coconut husk mulch can be used in both vegetable gardens and ornamental beds. (See Also: The Benefits and Uses of Coconut Coir Mulch) Composting: Coconut husks can be added to a compost pile to provide carbon-rich material. Composting can help break down the tough fibers of the husk and turn them into nutrient-rich soil for your plants. Potting mix: You can mixed coconut chips for plants with other materials like perlite, vermiculite, and compost to create a lightweight, well-draining potting mix. This mix can be used for planting seedlings or container-grown plants. Erosion control: Coconut husk substrate can control erosion on slopes or in areas with heavy rainfall. The fibers in the husk can help stabilize soil and prevent decay. Overall, coconut bark are a versatile material that can be used in many different ways to benefit your plants. How to Use Coconut Husk for Plants? Why Is It Necessary to Handle Coconut Husk before Planting? Coir has wide applications. But the easiest thing to do is to make a growing medium. To make a substrate, you must handle it because virgin coconut fiber contains two substances, Tanin and Lignin. These two substances directly affect the growth of plants: Blocking the way to absorb air and nutrients plants; these two substances are difficult to decompose, especially Lignin is only soluble in an alkaline environment. It will slow down the plant growth, be stunted, poison... and kill the tree. Thus, coconut fiber treatment effectively and thoroughly removes Lignin and Tanin to help stimulate plant growth. The most effective way to handle coconut husks for growing plants: There are many ways to handle the husk and remove harmful substances. Still, the most common method is to discharge Tannin and Lignin from coco peat by analyzing the specific characteristics of these two substances. Tannins have a salty acrid taste that can dissolve in water and precipitate proteins. Lignin is an aromatic polymer, insoluble in water, common solvents, and even strong acids. This compound is only partially degraded and saturated under the action of alkaline solutions of sodium bisulfite and sulfuric acid. After treatment, evaporating the Lignin completely takes 12-14 hours. How to Handle Coconut Husk for Plants? To use coconut husk for plants, you need to remove the tannin and lignin. Here are the ways: Tannin treatment: Soak the coconut fiber in a water bath for about three days. After three days, empty all the water in the water tank. The water will be dark brown at this point, and the coco peat will be red-yellow. It is recommended to perform the flushing step at least three times for the Tannin to be treated cleanly. Lignin treatment: Dissolve 2kg of lime in 100 liters of water. Put the Tannin-treated coco peat in the above step into the mixed lime water tank. Continue soaking for 5-7 days for Lignin to dissolve. Then drain the lime water containing the login in it. Finally, rinse off the lime in the coco peat by soaking the coco peat in water for about one day, doing it 3-5 times. The coco peat has now been cleaned of acrid and lime. After processing the acrid substance, Coconut peat proceeds to incubate with Trichoderma fungus. Mix coco peat with Trichoderma for 3 - 5 days; stir Trichoderma and coco peat once. After about 20 days of incubation with Trichoderma, the coco peat is dark brown. At this time, coir can be used directly to plant trees. You can order the treated coconut husk for plants bricks on e-comerce sites, soak them in water, and use them right away. This method is only suitable when you have a small number of plants, and the price is relatively high. If you want to import a large amount of coir to plant trees at the best price, please send thanhcongcraft an email at or leave us a message at WhatsApp: +84967485411. Hope to serve you soon! Best regard! 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Barbie Scores Big Time With Zendaya Inspired Barbie Doll
Kudos to Mattel for recognizing true beauty. It wasn't that long ago that Zendaya was getting ridiculed for her 2015 Oscar's look consisting of a gorgeous dress and a head full of faux dreadlocks. While some believed the Disney star looked absolutely stunning, others including Giuliana Rancic [see clip here] had a lot to say. Rancic took to televisions popular Fashion Police mentioning that the young star "looked as if she'd smell like weed and patchouli oil" and let's just say the controversy was in the media for awhile. Zendaya was honored at the Rock 'N Royals concert this past Saturday benefitting VH1's Save The Music Foundation in Los Angeles. It's so amazing that it hasn't even been one full year since the comment sparked controversy and the creator of Barbie has taken a negative and turned it into a positive creating a replica Barbie of Zendaya's Oscar look. Talk about an amazing moment in history. There have been a couple previous African American women who had a Barbie created after them including both Brandy and Raven Symone, but there is something extremely liberating about this Zendaya Barbie. Maybe it's the fact that it's a way to say society doesn't know beauty or maybe it is a memorable reminder that with every negative comes a positive. According to Zendaya, the doll means so much more than just a commemoration of her popular outfit. She says, "When I was little, I couldn't find a Barbie that looked like me, my ... how times have changed."
Coconut Shell Craft: Ideas You Can Try!
Coconut shells have been used for centuries as a sustainable and versatile material for crafting. These shells are abundant but solid and durable, making them ideal for creating various decorative and functional items. From bowls and birdhouses to jewelry and wind chimes, coconut shell crafts can add a natural and unique touch to your home or garden. With some creativity and skill, you can transform these humble shells into beautiful and valuable works of art. You can refer to the following Coconut Shell Craft ideas in this article. Coconut Shell Bowl Making a coconut bowl with a coconut shell is a fun and easy DIY project. Here are the steps you can follow: Materials: - Coconut shell; - Sandpaper; - Saw; - Drill; - Spoon; - Dish soap; - Water; - Cloth or paper towel. Instructions: Start by cutting the coconut shell in half using a saw. Be sure to cut it as straight as possible to ensure a flat bottom for your bowl. Use sandpaper to smooth the coconut shell's edges and create a level surface. Flip the coconut shell over so that the concave side is facing up. Use a drill to make a small hole in the center of the shell, and then use a saw to cut a circle around the hole. Use a spoon to scoop out the flesh and any remaining fibers inside the coconut shell. Rinse it with dish soap and water to remove any debris. Dry the coconut shell thoroughly with a cloth or paper towel. Sand the inside of the shell until it is smooth. Apply coconut oil or food-safe sealant to the inside of the bowl to protect it and give it a shiny finish. Your coconut bowl is now ready to use! You can use it as a decorative piece or serve snacks, salads, or other food items. To see more, please check out How to Make a Coconut Bowl, and Coconut Bowls Category. Coconut Shells for Birds Coconut shells are suitable for creating bird crafts, such as birdhouses and bird feeders. Here are some steps to make a birdhouse using a coconut shell: Materials: - Coconut shell; - Drill; - Jute twine or string; - Scissors; - Small stick or dowel; - Bird seed or suet. Instructions: Start by cleaning and drying the coconut shell. Cut it in half using a saw, and sand the edges to smooth them. Using a drill, make a small hole near the top of the coconut shell on both sides. These will attach the jute twine or string to hang the birdhouse. Cut a piece of jute twine or rope to the desired length for hanging. Thread it through one of the holes and tie a knot at the end to secure it. Repeat on the other side. Cut a trim stick or dowel to the width of the coconut shell, and place it inside the shell to create a perch for the birds. Fill the coconut shell with bird seed or suet, and hang it where birds can easily access it. With some creativity, you can add some decorative elements to the coconut shell birdhouse, such as painting it or adding beads or shells to the jute twine. This is a fun and eco-friendly craft and provides a cozy home and food source for our feathered friends. Check out Coconut Shells for Birds Product Coconut Shell Candle Holder Cut a hole in the top of the coconut shell and scoop out the flesh. Place a small candle inside and use it as a decorative candle holder. heck out the idea: Coconut Bowls Candles Coconut Shell Planter Cut the coconut in half and fill it with soil. Plant small succulents or other plants inside the shell for a unique and natural planter. See also: Coconut Husk for Plants Coconut Shell Jewelry Cut the shell into small pieces and use it to make jewelry such as necklaces, bracelets, and earrings. Coconut Shell Wind Chimes Drill small holes in the coconut shell and thread string or fishing line through them. Hang the shell pieces from a stick or branch to create a beautiful wind chime. There are some of the easiest coconut shell craft ideas you can do it at home. You can also check out our products. Don't hesitate to send thanhcongcraft an email at or leave us a message at WhatsApp: +84967485411. Hope to serve you soon! Best regard!