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September 18, 2014
Popcorn and Lace Cushion from Lilabelle Lane

"Popcorn and Lace Cushion"



I actually made this one last weekend, it's just taken me all week to get on the Computer to Blog it!
It still needs 3 buttons on the back and a smaller insert but I am really happy with how it turned out.

If you are intersted

Popcorn & Lace Pillow Pattern

I found the pattern over HERE 


This first block only took me 2.5 hours!
You must remember that I am still a beginner when it comes to crochet.
The second one took only 45 mins.

"Coastal Ripple"

My Yarn for my Coastal Ripple has arrived. Maybe this ...

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September 17, 2014
Before i take a break… from Made To Treasure

After Christmas sewing spree during last year, I'm opening my sewing machine only few days back.

My mind was kind of blank and was always day dreaming while in my sewing room.

I tried to whip up few small projects to practice …i almost forgot how to sew a straight line.

Yesterday when i realized I'm going to miss my sewing room for next few weeks, i got the lost mojo back for few hours

and….I made it…

lined zipper pouch 

…believe me..not one….

lined pouches

and not 2…

zipper pouches

..made four pouches …

I pieced and finished it at a shot from ...

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September 16, 2014
all over the place from block-a-day

 

I’m very unsettled at the moment.  You may have noticed.

Each day, I bounce from room to room, from project to project.  I hit upon something that takes my fancy for several hours – throw myself into it – it’s delightful – I’m delighted – I’m going to do marvellous things with it.  Then, the next morning, I’m back to bouncing.

Feverishly filling in a giant crossword book I found.  Spending waaaaaaay to long playing mahjong on the computer.

The one upside to this state, is that slowly, bit by bit, each room is getting a good shaking out ...

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September 13, 2014
A crochet Finish from Lilabelle Lane





 African Flowers 
I have a Finished blanket.
My 2nd crochet blanket project is all finished and
I am so pleased with how it has turned out.


I decided that I wanted a soft lacy looking edge.
Not bad for a beginner and no pattern for the edge :)



I am super pleased with myself as that means that I am actually keeping to my own promise of not starting another Crochet project until one is finished.  But what now?
No crochet project on the go?
No there isn't but that's OK as this is my next project.


A much ...

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September 11, 2014
Crochet Washcloth Video Tutorial & Yarn Giveaway! from Crafty Gemini


I'm back with a new crochet video tutorial and a yarn giveaway! Thanks to our generous friends at Lion Brand Yarns two lucky winners will each win three skeins of Kitchen Cotton 100% cotton yarn- the perfect warn for this washcloth project! Giveaway details are below. {For the exact colors you'll win watch my video!}

If you are a newbie to crochet you are in for a treat because I took my sweet time filming this tutorial to make sure I covered all the bases. I think you will appreciate it!


This is a great beginner project and ...

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the sort of gardening we’re good at from block-a-day

new leaves by my side basket of yarn under dog

Since there’s nary a green finger between us – I’m hoping they’ll grow when we turn our hands to gardening our own land – our best “gardening” is enjoyed in other ways.  With wool, and cotton, and needles, and hooks, and books, and bikes, and tools, and paper, and pencils, and good food, and lovely company.

So, when a magnificent spring day burst forth, that’s just what we did :-)

julian raleigh buds

Out we went, soaking up that sun and warmth.

rabbits lunch

hat crochet sticking out from my chair basket with flowers

And when, at last, the air cooled and the sun dropped, we celebrated the day and the lovely “gardening” we ...

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September 9, 2014
It's tea time . . . from Gilly Makes






 









Blue skies & bright warm sunshine,
lovely friends,
delicious little sandwiches,
an array of yummy scrummy cream scones,  gooey profiteroles
homemade elderflower cordial,
and an impromptu crochet workshop,

in a beautiful garden.

Can you think of a lovelier way to spend a day ?



 Oh, and there were chickens . . .



Linking up today with Chantille Fleur for Tea Party Tuesday.

'til next time,
xoxo



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Crocheting, Frogging and Crocheting Again. from I Can Quilt Knit Crochet

     So I told you about the simple crochet scarf I started making this weekend with the pretty Palette yarn in Mist.  I was using two strands of yarn, but I realized I still had a third ball of this yarn to use and I wanted to use all the this Palette yarn on this scarf so I can use it all up.  That third ball of yarn plagued me all day Sunday.  I knew what I had to do, I just had to convince myself that frogging my almost finished scarf would be a good thing.  It was a good ...

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Crocheting, Frogging and Crocheting Again. from I Can Quilt Knit Crochet

     So I told you about the simple crochet scarf I started making this weekend with the pretty Palette yarn in Mist.  I was using two strands of yarn, but I realized I still had a third ball of this yarn to use and I wanted to use all the this Palette yarn on this scarf so I can use it all up.  That third ball of yarn plagued me all day Sunday.  I knew what I had to do, I just had to convince myself that frogging my almost finished scarf would be a good thing.  It was a good ...

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September 7, 2014
More Organizing, Crafting and Crocheting from I Can Quilt Knit Crochet

      I spent an hour today organizing my fabric stash.  Yeah.  I pulled out little bits and pieces that I won't use and I put like colors together.  I found out I have a lot of beige and blue, but not near enough purple.  Time to go shopping for purple.  Now it all fits in its box and really neat.





   I  found a 12" embroidery hoop to frame the secret birthday embroidery.  I wrapped the outer ring of the hoop with ribbon using my trusty hot glue gun, then I put the embroidery piece in the hoop and finished the ...

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More Organizing, Crafting and Crocheting from I Can Quilt Knit Crochet

      I spent an hour today organizing my fabric stash.  Yeah.  I pulled out little bits and pieces that I won't use and I put like colors together.  I found out I have a lot of beige and blue, but not near enough purple.  Time to go shopping for purple.  Now it all fits in its box and really neat.





   I  found a 12" embroidery hoop to frame the secret birthday embroidery.  I wrapped the outer ring of the hoop with ribbon using my trusty hot glue gun, then I put the embroidery piece in the hoop and finished the ...

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September 5, 2014
Revolutions from Monkey's on the Porch

Well, I’m going to be a little bit punny and say that the Earth has made quite a few revolutions since I got back here last.

Hopefully your revolutions are going well.  Mine is not so much. I guess I didn’t take myself seriously when I made my original statements so I have been holding steady instead of making progress.  At least I haven’t given ground right?  Blanche, on the other hand, has been kicking some butt!  Plus she has really been getting into the world of Zentangling.  Have you tried this yet?  We had talked about ...

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granny busy from block-a-day

out the window

new balls yesterday's four smiley little mouth snip new faourite

The morning may have dawned extra cold and foggy – but after a trip to my favourite Wondoflex for some extra balls of crochet cotton – the rest of the day was gloriously spring, spring, spring!

I spent it on the front porch, baking so warm in the sun that after shedding two jumpers, I simply had to get changed into a skirt and tshirt – which of course, proved a little chilly once the sun began to set and the night chill set in.  Ah, the change in seasons – keeps me on my toes.

And what filled my hands – why Granny Christmas ...

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September 4, 2014
Little kitchen helpers from Love Laugh Quilt

Knit......
Or.....
Crochet????

I used to crochet these little dishcloths before I learned to knit.  They are a great way to practice stitching!

Just wondering if my friends in blog land have a preference?

Do you like them knit?
Or crocheted?

I think I like mine knit!
I'm very tempted to UN-crochet the ones I have finished and RE-Do them with some knitting needles. 
;)
Don't let me influence your vote!

I added a wooden spoon (decorated a bit with my wood burning tool) and am giving this to my neighbor for being a GOOD neighbor!
Just a little ...

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much trebling :: a Granny Christmas Bauble from block-a-day

one

It all started here.  Wondering what I’d get if I didn’t add any increases to a granny circle.  A-ha!  A granny bowl.  A very wee granny bowl.  It sat so prettily upon the table.  It was a jewel like jelly fish washed up on the sand.  A very pretty jelly wobbling on a fine china plate.  A limpet covering the low tide rocks with a floral carpet – oh I can’t wait til the summer holidays – Abby and Julian, I’ll need your help!

Or it could be half a Christmas bauble.  Oh yes.  I could definitely see ...

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September 2, 2014
Happy Birthday Crafty Tuesday! from Ellyn's Place

Today was Crafty Tuesday's second birthday. Any excuse for a party, I always say! Of course there were balloons....
 My crafty friends turned out in full force today, and Melissa took pictures for me. She says I'm never in the pictures and I should be! Grace was crocheting and I was laughing appliquéing.....
Joellen and Raquel were having an intense discussion about english paper piecing. Or working on world peace. Or something....

 Cheryl was drinking soda (to be fair, she did work on her photo albums!) and Trae had a cool art quilt happening (or she was eating ...

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crochet :: spring flowers :: a september project from block-a-day

the beach

I started my spring flowers – from the Paton’s Modern Crochet booklet – when this was my view – last summer at Merimbula.  I sat out on Mum’s front porch and crocheted a few, here and there, in between swimming at the beach, adventuring, reading and generally just lazing about with my family.

But the day we drove home from this lovely holiday, Grandad had a heart attack and so began a rather chaotic year, with urgent trips to Brisbane, more illness and family upheavals, my final semester of studies, long clinical placements, many essays and the nerve wracking process of ...

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August 31, 2014
Coral Reef tea cosy is done from Elvispeth


I've finally finished it.  Two people want it.  I'm planning on making a series of landscape cosies and this is the first one.

This is a picture heavy post, a bit similar to this cosy, which is very heavy for a cosy.

jellyfish

stuff



Sea urchin & sea snake
more sea snake & stuff


ray
hermit crab and starfish


octopus
from the top

I'm finally in the middle of quilting the tone it down quilt.  Maybe a couple more weeks to go.





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August 27, 2014
What's hookin' ? from Gilly Makes

The sun has returned and it's a beautiful day here in the Midlands. So after a lovely long walk in the woods with the two most-adorable-pups-in-the-world, I took my morning cuppa, my book and my current hooky project, outdoors.  It's a mild, autumnal temp but on the deck where I'm sheltered from the wind it's just perfect - and so lovely to see the sun again after being battered with rain for the past few days.  I'm really not ready for summer to leave us quite yet . . .

So, do you want to see what I've ...

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August 14, 2014
Not Seeing the Forest For the Trees. . . . . from Books, Hooks, Sticks, etc.

I think it is funny how it appears that everyone one in blogland seems to be running in the same "cycle".

This past weekend I started working on the basement (read that as meaning the unofficial quilt shop that I have accumulated over the past 20 something years).  I was attacking the monumental pile of books, magazines and patterns that I have.

After moving several tubs (BIG tubs) full of fabric I was able to get to the bookcase area.  I pulled several handfuls of books, etc. and proceeded to sit & go through them one by one.  There were a ...

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