Monthly Archives: September 2011

Guest Soaps… Rose Petals! … Tutorial

Somewhere on the web, ages ago, I found this idea.  What I’m trying to say this early in the morning is this..  this wonderful idea is not mine!  I cannot remember where I saw it so if you have seen … Continue reading

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Embellished Travel Tissue Cover… Free Pattern

  I’ve made tissue covers before but never with the embellishments I used in several of my other projects.. like this needle book…  When I found this pattern by Suzanne Surfass I decided that the plain jane ones I’ve been … Continue reading

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Is Spinning, Dyeing and Hand Knitting Cost Effective?

Back in July some of us got together and had a “dye” day.  It was great fun and during the processing I found a piece of wool roving (mystery wool since I have forgotten which bag it originally came out … Continue reading

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How I Make a Pom Pom (Tutorial)

When I put together my little baby cap, I used the first pom pom I have made in a long time.  I know there are little gadgets out in the commercial world that will help with this task.  But…what if … Continue reading

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