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September 1, 2015
A Little Dress, Sewn and Crocheted (White and Purple) from France Nadeau

This is a little dress made of recycled fabric. The white top comes from a t-shirt. The flowery purple skirt and ribbons come from a pyjamas. Pure white and pale purple. Terribly soft to the touch (those clothes were washed … Continue reading

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August 27, 2015
Crochet Onam Pookalam from Made To Treasure

Southern Indian state of Kerala is in Onam spirit.. Wikipedia explains Onam as a Hindu festival. Even though it originated from the Hindu mythology, it is celebrated by each and every one of that small state inspite of caste or creed.

Wishing all friends and family and Malayalies around the world a very happy Onam.

This is an Onam inspired crochet Mandala..

One of the integral parts of Onam festival is Pookalam (floral carpet)

Homes in Kerala will be decorated with the floral carpet starting 10 days prior to the festival.

All the schools, colleges and organizations will have competitions ...

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August 26, 2015
Apple blossom placemat from Made To Treasure

I can't stop making doilies...this time a placemat centerpiece size.

 I decided to add few more motifs to make it bigger than a placemat.

This is Apple blossom Placemat  by red heart..

I enjoyed crocheting this...
I actually started this with a red heart no. 10 thread,
 but i didn't read the pattern completely and missed joining...

Now I'm planning to use it as trims...
hmmm...learning from mistakes...

Later, i restarted with Anchor knitting cotton and finished it into a 25" x 15" centerpiece, using 2 balls of 50gms and almost a ...

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August 23, 2015
On my travels . . . Part 1: Alaska from Gilly Makes

Hello there, lovely bloggy peeps - I'm back, and looking forward to spending some time catching up this week.
We had a truly lovely, relaxing and fun holiday, and I'm enjoying wading through all the pics we managed to take, etching the memories firmly on my mind.  But here we are home again, happily reunited with the two most-adorable-pups-in-the-world and wading through a seemingly endless pile of laundry whilst battling the inevitable jetlag. 
So, would you like to hear a little about it?

It's hard to describe just how awesome Alaska is.  Seriously peeps, if you've not ...

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August 22, 2015
Summer in the Country Blog Hop and something new.. from Quilting by the River


The Summer in the Country Blog Hop started Monday and you can see the entire list of bloggers taking part. Join us for a blog hop with the Island Batik Ambassadors! Each of our Ambassadors will be sharing a country-inspired project and a favorite summer recipe, and many will be hosting fabric and pattern giveaways too!

Island Batik has a fantastic giveaway going on with two bundles of beautiful batiks!

Here’s the schedule!
8/17 – Island Batik
8/18 – KISSed Quilts – Part 1
8/19 – Kauffman Designs
8/20 – Adele Mogavero
8/21 – MooseStash Quilting
8/22 – Pamela Quilts ...

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August 19, 2015
Fleece - Right Side Or Wrong Side? from Hanging On by a Needle and Thread

With most fleece prints, it is apparent which side is the right side, but with solids and some prints it is hard to tell (especially after the selvages have been removed).  An easy way to tell the right or wrong side of fleece is to hold your fabric by the horizontal cut edge (this is the edge with the most stretch) and pull slightly. The cut edge will curl to the wrong side of the fabric. 

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August 12, 2015
It's been a while from patchworkdelights

Hi guys

Yes yes you are not imaging things, Fiona is writing a blog post!

But I feel like writing a post today to share with you some pictures of some crochet goodies.

I have made to date 3 granny blankets, one quite large, another medium and the last one baby size. 

Before I continue I need to tell you about a massive ball of wool that I picked up in a charity shop.  I go to the local charity shops in Dublin pretty much every day.  I went into a couple of shops that I hadn't been in ...

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August 11, 2015
Pink Clutch from France Nadeau

After altering a dress to make a top and a scarf, I decided to make a clutch. Not only I still have plenty of this pink-with-off-white-embroidered-flowers fabric, but I love looking at it. I did not have any matching ribbon or cord. … Continue reading

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August 3, 2015
Lacet table runner....journey to explore a vintage pattern.. from Made To Treasure

I'm a self learned person when it comes to  crochet. I learned to do crochet by reading written patterns and not by reading graph, so initially when i see a pattern in was a language that i didn't understand. Later i learnt to read graph too, and also enjoyed working with graph. But always prefered a written pattern...but this time i hoped if it was a graph when i read the pattern...hmmm.

I was never a great fan of filet crochet, because it never seems to be challenging and so i get bored fast ...

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July 31, 2015
Vintage Knit Dress from Quilts + Color


I am guessing I knit this dress in the early 1970’s. As I have been doing recently I knit it without a pattern. I had a limited number of skeins of a very expensive boucle yarn.

By taking my body measurements I was able to knit the dress with the amount of yarn I had.

I crocheted the edges with a cream colored yarn that was the same weight.


I even put an invisible zipper in the back of the dress, not an easy feat.


Knowing how knits can bag out I lined the entire dress. I matched the ...

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July 22, 2015
Wildflower shoulder bag CAL ends from Made To Treasure

I thoroughly enjoyed the crochet along with Little monkeys crochet by Rebecca 
and an FB group of 4K+ members..

I don't know if we can expect a 4K+ variation of this bag,but definitely I'm expecting a 100+ variation of this bag. 

It is so nice to see the different variations that have already uploaded in her blog and FB group. 

Here is my attempt 

It is a12"x9" sling bag.

I tried to finish it into a sling bag with adjustable strap, made using faux leather and fabric.

This was my first attempt working with faux leather ...

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July 21, 2015
50 ways to keep a quilter happy while on vacation 37, 36, 35, 34 from Quilt Social


How is your summer so far? I hope you’re having fun and hope this list of 50 way to keep a quilter happy while on vacation, is keeping you and your family amused!

Got a couple more great tips today and another great quilt shop to tell you about.

Number 37 – Stumbling upon a “hard to find” magazine

I have to confess that I’m a magazine junkie. Everywhere I go, I have to check out the magazine rack just to see what’s there. Imagine my surprise when I went into a small grocery store in a small ...

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Now This is a Great Giveaway! from Alsha's Space

Just wanted to let all my crochet friends know about the fabulous giveaway currently running on Oombawka Designs  with Rhondda.

It is a fabulous pack of yarn with Clover Amour hooks, stitch markers and other lovely things. Perfect for the mad crocheter in me, and you too, so hop over to HERE , and take a look!

Rhondda can explain it a lot better than I can!

I've been ridiculously busy with my Sophie and other bits, but I've got some great pics to show you, so I'll see you back here tomorrow! ( I took the pictures with ...

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July 17, 2015
Sweet Summer Bracelet from France Nadeau

This is a crocheted bracelet. Coordinated to the Sweet Summer Scarf I have made a few weeks ago. This is why I called it Sweet Summer Bracelet. I started with a chain of yellow yarn, to which I added scallops … Continue reading

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Hooked on Yarn from Lovin' Life At The End Of The Dirt Road

I have wanted to learn to knit for what seems like a coon's age. I see Judy over at Patchwork Times is always posting cute projects and Nancy over at  Wyoming Breezes has me yearning to knit socks. As does Carol over at The Polka Dot Chicken And then things like this pop up on Pinterest.


and I am more determined than ever. I don't care if its 100° outside, I would wear hats like this every day!

And this scarf! How long do you reckon it'll take me to learn how to knit something like this ...

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July 15, 2015
Wildflower shoulder bag CAL continues from Made To Treasure

As soon as the part 2 of 3 was out on last Thursday I finished the top portion of the bag.

I couldn't blog till now. Today also I'm in a hurry, so took a snap with my iPad and posting it quickly..

Looking forward for the last part tomorrow.

It's going to be holidays from tomorrow in this part of the world for Eid, so I don't know how fast I will work on the last part of the bag and finish it.

Will come back with a finished bag post... Bag handle is still ...

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July 9, 2015
How to Maintain Tension When Crocheting Tall Stitches from Patchwork Posse


If you know how to do a basic double or treble crochet stitch then you can use those skills to crochet taller and taller stitches. However, you may find that the taller you go, the floppier your stitches get. You need to make sure to maintain your tension while crocheting those big stitches. How to Maintain […]

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July 7, 2015
How to Crochet Double Treble, Triple Treble, Quad Treble and Quin Treble from Patchwork Posse

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Hi, Kathryn here from Crochet Concupiscence. I’m happy to be sharing a tutorial today showing you how to crochet the four basic crochet stitches that are incrementally taller than the classic treble crochet stitch. Those stitches are the double treble, triple treble, quadruple treble and quintuple treble crochet stitches. If you know how to do a […]

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July 6, 2015
Wildflower shoulder bag CAL from Made To Treasure

Little Monkeys Crochet , is apparently a new find for me. 
Recently i started to follow the blog on FB too.

I noticed about CAL coming up in that blog soon.
 But i didn't bother much because i have so much stuff in my hand. 

But i couldn't resist it when she posted the first part of the CAL and people started pour in their WIP.

I didn't have any perfect supplies for the project as she had suggested.

I didn't have any plan to add on my stash, 
because i have too much of stuff that ...

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July 4, 2015
Meet Kathryn from Crochet Concupiscence from Patchwork Posse


Patchwork Posse is excited to share another talented designers with you.  This time it’s Kathryn of Crochet Concupiscence.  She will be sharing her talent with the one hook!  She will be giving us some hints and tips and maybe a few new crochet tutorials and projects so we can give it a try! I fought […]

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