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I’ve been away too long!

May 1, 2009

Sorry, I was in Denver and my Norton password manager was here in FL. No excuses, I know. I have some new pictures and will get them up soon. I’ve mostly been working on baby things and toys. It’s been different and fun. I made an apple, donut, bran muffin, cupcake, dessert plate, a checkers […]

Crocheted Toys

March 20, 2009

Sometimes you just want to have fun. Actually I think I always gravitate to it, but not in the same way most people do. Creating is the real fun for a handcrafter. I sat up this morning, had an idea, and started to work. Created the pattern myself, used yarn scraps and a bit of […]

My Collection

March 14, 2009

collage This is almost everything I’ve created for sale. The goal was to make 20 and put them into shops. I keep changing the number though because I keep thinking up more combinations to try. I have created my database to keep track of what is going where and when, so that’s a step forward. […]

Change Purse

February 28, 2009

I was just playing around with some leftover yarn and came up with this. It’s actually just the right size for your ID and debit card–for those times when you are traveling light. I created the wrist strap for easy carrying while your hands are busy shopping or pumping gas. The beads are acrylic because […]

More crocheted bracelets

February 25, 2009

So I went a little overboard on crocheting bracelets…I wanted to see some different effects. The Lily cotton on the blue one is too thick, but I do like the general look. I had plastic beads leftover from the teen purse, so tried the purple and I like that too. I have small, medium, and […]

Trellis

February 22, 2009

Lion Brand Trellis is very unusual, 100% nylon, made in Turkey, and like the other ribbon yarns it works better knitting than crocheting. This yarn looks like a ladder because it has open space between two side filaments–this scarf in black with white blocks–alternating with solid blocks. It is a bit tricky to work with […]

Crocheted Bracelets

February 20, 2009

These slip-on bracelets are fun to make and look terrific. After I made these with dark wood beads, I also made two with light tan wood beads. All of them look fabulous. You can single crochet size 3 cotton by threading your beads first–12 to 14, depending on wrist size. On the left bracelet, I […]

Other Projects

February 19, 2009

I made this purse for my granddaughter’s birthday next month. Since she will be a cool 13, I decided to try being a little trendy. The purse is made in one piece with a shoulder strap and snap front closure. There is an inside pocket for special small items. I also made a memory wire […]

Why Scarves?

February 14, 2009

My interest developed slowly in creating scarves. Several factors came together including watching ‘What Not To Wear.’ I rarely thought about accessories until then, but I did notice how an average outfit popped with a scarf addition. That thought settled in just as I was rediscovering my joy for knitting and crocheting. An economic crisis […]

ALLURE

February 11, 2009

Paton’s Allure is a truly amazing yarn. It is 100% nylon, made in Turkey, handwash and air dry. It is by far the softest yarn I have ever used. The picture in the first post doesn’t do it justice, but you can get the basic idea that it has multiple fibers and a woven fluff […]