Metta Creative is the online studio of maker and artisan, Kelly Kayfish (that's me!). Inspired by my love of making things, and the beautiful people in my life.
Learn how to make bento boxes from empty grocery containers. I hope you enjoy this free tutorial about re-engineering plastic into containers that have endless uses. I like this project for four reasons:
- you can use the containers as re-useable gift wrap for handmade items
- the containers are conversation pieces that get people talking and thinking about re-use and re-engineering
- it changes the way I purchase regular everyday items by making me think beforehand about what I can do with, or how recycle-able the leftover packaging will be
- the finished bento boxes are very stylish
Latest Blog Posts
Sometimes You Just Have to Let the Art Out!
Creativity is the spark behind the veil that covers our true nature . . . more
Presto Bento Box-O! (Free Tutorial)
This free tutorial shows how to transform empty containers into really useful bento boxes . . . more
The Beautiful Increasing Mitre.
This was the first pattern I ever designed, and I wrote it to encompass the attributes I would like to see in a dishcloth pattern. The yarn I chose also had to have specific traits. Eight years later, that pattern has evolved into my "Go-to" Pattern, and that yarn became my "Go-to" yarn for knits for the home
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The De-evolution of a Play Date (Free Tutorial)
I say de-evolution because our play dates went from the new Lego kits of today, to a simpler version resembling something closer to what I would have built as a kid. Lego is cool like that . . . more
Free Lego Photo Steps (Free Tutorials)
Use these free hi resolution photo instructions to make beginner build kits for your wee people. No reading skills required!
Most Recent E-Books and Knitting Patterns
The above three patterns are currently being sold here on this website, I also have more than 30 other tutorials and patterns as well as finished knitted items in ETSY store at www.etsy.com/shop/mettacreative. I hope you'll check it out!
Thank you to my customers for validating me by purchasing some of my quirky finished products or tutorials! Below are just a few of the many 5 star reviews I've received.
"Flawless instant download, very versatile and well-written pattern -- thanks so much!
"It's wonderful to have a source for realistic, clearly-written knitting patterns for all the Barbie sizes -- this PDF is well-designed, the design is adorable, and I'm a very happy repeat customer!"
"Made a little boy (who just loves dinosaurs) super happy! Thank you so much.
"fun patterns for Barbie. loving everyone made and the great grands loving new things for Barbie. great deal. patterns good for those who have never done doll clothes. love it and was a great deal"
"I have tried this pattern for my Momoko doll using the instructions for Barbie Petite. It is perfect. The explanations are complete and well written. The contact with the seller was very good."