Monthly Archives: May 2007

100% Wool Quilt Batting

Bemidji Woolen Mills… 100% pure wool quilt batting.  I didn’t know there was anything but cotton batting…grin… being from the South and all…grin  They also carry Homespun yarn in 225 yard hanks (4 ply worsted) for $4.95 each…  and 100% wool cloth … Continue reading

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Making Barbie’s High Heels … (tutorial)

When I first found this tutorial put together by Rivkah Rosenfeld, I was working on Barbie clothes for the great- grand daughters for Christmas.  These would also make wonderful charms for jewelry, embellishments for crazy quilting….whatever… Have a look…

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Whatever is old is new again.. (free crochet patterns)

I’ve heard it said that with every generation, whatever is happening at the time they are born is the norm.  Whatever changes are made after that are considered “new & improved” and whatever came before is “old” and “old fashioned”.  Here’s … Continue reading

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Blues Clues…Free Chart for Knitting or Machine Embroidery

Knitting-and.com is a favorite place of mine.  And Blues Clues is a favorite of most kids I know.  This Blues Clues chart can be worked up as a knitting chart or a hand embroidered cross stitch chart.  It can be crocheted using … Continue reading

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Classic Tote Pattern

This is a larger tote pattern that appears to me to be stronger than most of the patterns I see on the net… or anywhere else, for that matter.  The strap handles are sewn not just to the sides of the … Continue reading

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Split Rail Fence Quilt Update

The hand quilting part of the Split Rail Fence quilt seemed to take a long time..grin  But finally I reached the part where I could begin to put the binding on.  I immediately realized I would need to quilt another … Continue reading

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Stonewall, OK… Wildflowers & Rosie

We stopped in a small town last weekend on our way home from GSs graduation.  Stonewall, OK is where I lived as a very small child and visited often in my much younger years.  I have to tell you about a great … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Shoes! (sample instructions)

Ever think about making your own shoes.  I have.  Mary Wales Loomis did too.  So she tore apart a pair of shoes and guess what… not so hard after all!  Her site is called Make Your Own Shoes and includes … Continue reading

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Look What Came in the Mail!

This post on my other blog Mish Mash… etc.. discusses my first step into the Art Trading Card realm.  After a few postal SNAFUs, look what arrived in my mail…. Thank you so much, Lynn!  They are so lovely.  Having to … Continue reading

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First Balls of Handspun Yarn

I think the roving I bought at Hobby Lobby is a poor quality.  It says it will work wonderfully for needle felting … but that’s ok with me since I felt that spending more money for something that I wasn’t sure I … Continue reading

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