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Posted on February 13, 2016 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (45)

I know it's been awhile, life got in the way but I made a promise to myself when the new year started to indulge in my craft more.   In the past few years I have averaged only a handful of projects a year.   To date in 2016 I have completed 7 new projects with an 8th almost done.

Two Artfully Simple Infinity Scarves   This is a quick project, about 4 hours, and the ...

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A new stitch, a new project

Posted on October 30, 2012 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (3)

I recently learned a new stitch, the extended single crochet, and I immediately thought it would be a great stitch to use for hot pads/trivets because of the density of the stitch.

So I decided to give it a try making a few hot pads for my son's new apartment.   

If you like to make things fo...

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Another baby, another blankie.

Posted on October 27, 2011 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (87)

Another wee friend is coming in January and this blankie will help keep him warm.   This is my Textured, Random Striped Blankie.

Random stripe pattern generated using the Random Stitch Generator, beware it is addictive. ...

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Ribbon & Ruffles Blanket

Posted on October 27, 2011 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (116)

I like to make blankets for special wee friends.   Haley is a beautiful little girl who was born last month and this is the blanket I designed for her.

I had recently gotten a new book called Triple Play Pattern Stitches

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A Hat and a Scarf

Posted on August 11, 2011 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (4)

I am the crochet instructor at my local Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts store and this week I had to make my samples for the new classes starting in September and October.   This was the first hat I had made (and I have made at least 100) that is made from band up and the scarf is made using a double strand.   I am very happy with both projects and think tha...

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Buttons, Buttons, Buttons

Posted on July 14, 2011 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (1)

Buttons are a great way to add interest to any craft project.   Yesterday I scored 26 great cards of button worth $110 for just $24.   I got a buttons that retailed from $2.99 to $9.99 for $.25 to $1.97.

Need a few fun buttons at a great price, head to your local JoAnn Fabrics store and look for the JHB Buttons clearance section and see what you c...

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Petal Pillows

Posted on January 26, 2011 at 9:29 PM Comments comments (4)

I recently came across a pretty pillow tutorial on the  Cluck, Cluck Sew blog and knew it would be perfect for my daughter's room.

Her room is black, white and fuschia.   I knew that I had black felt at home so I decided to try a pillow with black on white fabric with a black flower as practice ...

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Ruffles and Pink are for Girls

Posted on July 24, 2010 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (219)

A good friend is having a baby girl in September so I wanted to make her a special, girly blanket.   I looked at many patterns and projects and finally decided to create a blanket using the Snapdragon Stitch.

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Bloomin' Bag

Posted on May 29, 2010 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (61)

A few weeks back on Ravelry the pattern for my Lacy V Shopping Bag was linked in a group dedicated to knits from the store Anthropologie in response to trying to find similar ...

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Textured Mesh Tote

Posted on May 11, 2010 at 11:46 AM Comments comments (12)

My new pattern for the Textured Mesh Tote is now available.  You get 4 patterns in one, solid and the stripe combinations for each of the three bags shown here.   Also included in the pattern are two different sized bases so you can make any number of combinations of size, colors and stripes.

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