Crochet-Mania

Mar 05

I’ve been in a crochet state of mind lately. Nothing big. Just some fun little projects to keep my hands busy. Here’s a tutorial for a little rose bookmark I created.

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Microwaveable Projects

Feb 27

In my tutorials for the potato cooker and the bowl potholder, I suggested using Warm Tater batting. I have learned the Warm Company no longer makes this product. You can see the article here. While I have never encountered a problem, I have read some articles recently about the potato bags scorching or catching fire. The materials used to make these items are not...

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Selecting Thread

Dec 06

Selecting Thread

I received a note from a reader last night asking about using cotton thread. She was having trouble with it breaking all the time. I have never encountered that issue, so my first guesses were either the tension on her machine or the quality of the thread. Research has indicated I may be partially right. As with many things, it seems that not all cotton thread is...

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Loom Knitting Tools

Nov 10

Loom Knitting Tools

I just received my new knitting loom from CinDWood Crafts and I have to say I LOVE the pick tool that came with it.

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Dreaming

Nov 03

Dreaming

One of the ways I know my brain is trying to contact me is my dreams. They go from being non-descriptive dumps of daily events to very specific things. I haven’t been sewing, crocheting, knitting OR crafting for about 6 months now. A number of reasons, really, but I think just mainly burnout. Anyway, for the last several nights I have been dreaming about all things craft.

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Back ToThe Machine

Oct 22

Back ToThe Machine

I have been away from my sewing for a long time. First it was a bad case of burnout. Then health issues kept me from creating. But that stuff is behind me and I am ready to go. Looking for ideas, I came across this post “It Started With A Dress”. I will be making pillowcase dresses for little girls around the world. Craft Hope is partnering with Sew...

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Failure?

Oct 21

Failure?

I should apologize up front. I am about to get on my soapbox and do a little ranting. Here’s the question: Would you let your teenage daughter go out looking like a hooker?

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