Monthly Archives: June 2007

Hiding the Ends of Crochet Squares (tutorial and free patterns)

Several years ago I made a couple of “granny square” type afghans that turned out fair.  I thought they were pretty, but just not quite professional looking.  Those pesky knots at the end of each square were not so bad … Continue reading

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Julia’s Sewing Blog (tutorials)

I wish I had found this blog before I made my pants…lol Perhaps then they would have fit… Julia’s Sewing Blog has many tutorials on sewing.  Have you ever heard of a “clapper”?  Well, I have now.  Have a look … Continue reading

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Rolling Basket Side Tables (tutorial)

Rolling basket side tables…who knew?  I was wandering the Martha Stewart site and clicked on Good Things.. and there it was on one of the back pages.. 8 or 9.. not sure which..  just the thing for us crafters who sit … Continue reading

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Fabric Postcards…How to Cheat!

Art Dolls: A Journey in Fiber has a cute small article on how to cheat making your fabric postcards…   This could also be a way to make quick ATC’s…. Have a look…

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Make Your Own Crochet Hooks (tutorial)

If you’ve ever wanted to make everything you use from scratch, here’s one more thing to add to your collection.  I have to admit that there is something really special about using my naalbinding needles that I made myself.  So… … Continue reading

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Sew A (tutorials)

Being a new convert to quilting, I found Sew A and decided that her quilt will be my next quilt….for any who doesn’t know…that means #2..grin  The pic shows my first quilt which is a basic beginner’s quilt using the split rail … Continue reading

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Are There Any Spinners Out There?

Look what came in my mail!  I ordered this roving from Carrie Cape at her  Funky Carolina shop on Etsy. The picture just does not do them  justice.  The colors are so soft and there is almost a creamy quality to the Poof that is shown … Continue reading

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