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Happy May. It's been looking like the quintessential Spring with white butterflies, baby colored buds and birds chirping well into the evening. I'm always amazed that these concepts don't originate from a storybook, and that nature really is so fascinatingly beautiful. A week ago I finished my first crochet purse. It's a tote bag made... Read More...

is the cost and time it will take so you can hang this wreath on your door for March, April, and May. It's a nice last minute wreath when you don't see anything ready-made that you like. This past week we needed something to spruce up our plain white door and what can be more... Read More...

Crocheted Basket

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Aloha! It's been a while...I had Spring Break and took a little hiatus from blogging as well. My wheels have been turning though and I have a bunch of recipes I am dying to make and share. Unfortunately, I went no where warm but a girl can dream. Today I'm back in the swing and... Read More...

Crochet Aran Hearts Throw

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Within a day the snow is melted. Everything is thawing and it feels great to open up some windows and circulate the fresh air. Last night I ended up finishing the last bit of edging on a crochet blanket I've been working on and I'm happy to finally call it finished! What attracted me from... Read More...

Crochet Celtic Afghan

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The first time I was introduced to crochet was when I was very young by my Great Aunt Jean. This crochet project was my first attempt at making an afghan which I draped over her rocker. I wish I could show her. The pattern is from the Lion Brand website. I just started getting into... Read More...

Crochet Projects

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Lately I've gotten into crochet. I like moving my hands when I have some downtime or to relax. It's fun learning something for the first time because you have a lot of room to grow. Each time I pick a new pattern I like to challenge myself a little more, trying new stitches or more... Read More...

Happy Holidays 2012

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May you have the gift of faith, the blessing of hope, and the peace of Love this season & always. This year I wanted to make a personal ornament for Ralphie to hang on our tree. Ralphie is a toy poodle and when searching for poodle cookie cutters, they are cute but don't look like... Read More...

I haven't crocheted in years. The last time was when I was real young and my Great Aunt was teaching me a chain, double & triple stitch. I never made anything significant and recently I've been interested in picking up the art again. I was looking on the LionBrand website and got pretty motivated when... Read More...

Happy Halloween everyone! We got zero trick-or-treaters due to Hurricane Sandy. Schools are out for the rest of the week and I may have heard that trick-or-treaters are postponed till Monday. It seemed wrong to have them out tonight considering the damage and devastation throughout NJ. It's heartbreaking. The shore areas got hit the worst,... Read More...

Bow

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I finally got a bow for the dried apple wreath I finished a few weeks back. Better late than never! It was beautiful without, but I am finally satisfied to say the wreath is now finished. Not sure if the whole thing will keep in condition to display next year. Even if it doesn't, it... Read More...

DIY Dried Apple Wreath

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To make a house a home it's nice to play up the season with festive decor. I decided to create an indoor wreath to hang on the door in our living room. Apple season is starting so that became my main inspiration. By sticking to things from nature you can make a piece that costs... Read More...

Last night it all came together. I made some changes to the original design. That's what's fun about hand made items. You can customize (and usually) never go wrong. I kept off the green trim because I felt it gave a dated look, and the zipper didn't seem too comfortable. So, instead of using the... Read More...

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