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February 10, 2016
Black Cushion with Lacy Heart from France Nadeau

I crocheted this heart a few years ago. It was afterward put aside, having no idea of what do with it. I had tried to pair it with white and beige fabrics, with no success. Finally, a few days ago, … Continue reading

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February 8, 2016
Multicolor Cotton Hearts from France Nadeau

A few hearts made with a crochet hook after seeing a pin by Petals to Picots. France Web site   Craftsy Pattern Store   Spoonflower Shop   Pinterest   Google+   Romantic Heart  

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Spice of (Highland) Life - all the details . . . from Gilly Makes

Thank you so very much for all your kind and lovely comments about the Spice of Life blankie in my previous post  : - )
I'm glad you love it as much as I do . . .

I've had several emails and requests to share the details of the yarn & colours I used, so for those of you who are interested, here they are:

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February 7, 2016
Stash Report And Fabric Crochet from Quilt Paint Create

I did not buy any fabric this week and no Superbowl sales for me today. A local quilt shop is having a sale next week for Presidents Day that I may not be able to pass up. I have a week to think about that.
On the usage side, I crocheted this bowl from knit fabric that I used to make t-shirt yarn. The bowl is 1.75” deep and 3.5” across at the opening. Inside it would be a little wider.

crochet-bowl-smallI’ve been checking out methods to make crochet rugs from fabric scraps and stumbled on patterns ...

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February 6, 2016
verandah tales from block-a-day


cups of tea

pegs and grapes




for planting

squares thus far

reading about snakes
crochet tools


maple and sky

how to make hash browns



:: Noah and I shopped for soft mushy shades at Morris and Sons yesterday – he was in Melbourne, I was here at Wombat Hill – it was a lovely collaboration

:: today’s the first Saturday we’ve all been at home with nothing else to do for so many months – so Noah and I made tea, gathered our supplies and settled onto the verandah

:: oh the green!  in this the last month of summer, every corner of our home is still enveloped in lush richness – fields of long grass, swathes of grape vine, the evergrowing japanese maple

:: these grapes!  piquant with thick ...

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February 3, 2016
The spice of (Highland) life . . . a ta-dah ! from Gilly Makes

A little while ago . . . ok, I admit it was actually last year . . . around September-time I think, I decided to join in with the lovely Cherry Heart 'Spice of Life' CAL - and as usual when it comes to me and a CAL or a KAL, I always start off with great gusto and a determination to keep up.  But somehow life has other plans and nine times out of ten, by the time the "Along" is half-way through, I've already fallen behind schedule.  
But this time I decided almost right from the beginning that my Spice of Life blankie would ...

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Doraemon - An amigurumi attempt from Made To Treasure

This is my first attempt on making a crochet toy..

Amigurumi was not my favorite ..
even though i enjoy crocheting little strawberries...

It all started when my brother shared a picture of a crochet Doraemon
their kids favorite character, that have conquered their home since some time..

I was not really exited to try...until when i talked to my sis(in law),
 i realized they all love this small character even though they cannot watch anything else on

So i did a research on google to see how to go about it...

I got a you tube ...

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February 2, 2016
Month of Love..welcoming with a crochet heart from Made To Treasure

I always love to make something to remind me that this is the month of love...

this time i made a quick crochet heart bookmarks for me and my DH..

This is the book that I'm currently reading, and see the cute little cherub charm hanging out...

This is it...

..a cute little heart bookmark with a cherub charm..

this is the same crochet heart made into a corner bookmark for my DH..

He was surprised to see a tiny little thing popping out at the corner of his

I noticed he picking up this book recently ...

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January 31, 2016
Textured crochet - 4 from Made To Treasure

Textured crochet trail is coming to an end..
It was a lovely journey along with beautiful yarns and few lovely stitches..

Outside photoshoot was not exciting today due to sand couldn't try different postures..

but I'm happy that i got the right color of the yarn in this picture..

This is an indoor pic..sharing this to show you all I'm happy with the finish

....tried bobble stitch for the back sleeve edging..
single line bobble stitch is not that effective as the multiple lines...

so the second shoot i shifted to the upstairs foyer ...

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January 30, 2016
Machine Quilting is Done, and some other Blog updates from Cats in the Quiltoriium

I did the quilting on Allietare over several days, so I didn't hurt my neck or shoulders.

Just an allover large stipple or meander or whatever it is called when you don't cross over your previous quilting.

I am ready to make binding, I will use the same gold as the inner border, because I already have some leftover binding from my scrappy double irish chain, and I have enough yardage for the rest of the binding.

That means, the only fabric I purchased for this quilt was backing, outer border and the gray constant. Every other scrap ...

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January 27, 2016
Log Cabin Afghan from France Nadeau

This is an afghan I have made as a Christmas gift for my mother. I started last August and finished just a few days before Christmas. It is made of 36 log cabin blocks. Crocheting it was a real pleasure. … Continue reading

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January 26, 2016
Some Covers For Old Jars from Alsha's Space

Wow, after Christmas and all, I find that I have lost my mojo, if you understand me!!

I simply cannot settle down and get into things yet - so I decided to try some bits and biobs that I can finish eally quickly, hoping that the old mojo will reappear if she is satified with them.

I'm not sure it's working. Yet.

So this is what I have done:

Here's the first jar - for my makeup brushes. At least they will be kept tidy now, instead of being thrown into the drawer!

Number 2 jar is for my ...

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January 25, 2016
Catching up . . . from Gilly Makes

Hello lovelies . . .  well, I started this year off with a determination to find my seemingly lost bloggy mojo and here we are, already almost at the end of January and still nary a post since the beginning of the month.
I'm not sure where it's been hiding (the mojo, that is) - perhaps in a little corner recuperating from the higgledy-piggledy-ness of the past few months.  But here I am again . . . it's Monday,  the chores are done, the dog is walked, and I've got a cup of tea and a yummy biscuit to hand, so let ...

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I Finished a Blanket from Alsha's Space

I did finally finish the star blanket that I showed you HERE.

I thought it would never, ever end! I wanted to do it for my granddaughter, but by the time I finished it, I think I was just about over it!!

It was worth it though!

Artistically arranged over the armchair number 1.

Artistically arranged number 2

A closeup of the border I decided on.

I was very pleased with the way it turned ut, and I am sure that Jessica was happy with it also.

It ended up not quite as large as I had hoped to do ...

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January 22, 2016
Freeform Friday from Alsha's Space

Hi everybody! I hope that you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year period as we have here.

It's almost February already, so I decided that it is time to get back into the old blog!! I've had too much down time, I'll try to not let that happen again.

I also decided to bring back my "Freeform Friday", at least that's one thing I can start on, as I have been madly crocheting jar covers, for some old jars and empty bottles that I have, as I'm sure most of you also have ...

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January 19, 2016
Textured crochet -3 from Made To Treasure

I was busy with few textured crochet stitches for last few weeks. 

While working too many projects...

suddenly i got crazy with textured crochet project and decided to start finishing..

This was crocodile crochet stitch ..I made 15" square patch and backed with 14" flannel fabric. 

When i started crocheting the crocodile stitch i got the clue that with decently stretchy yarn, this stitch tends to stretch more. so decided to make 15" square for 16" cushion..
and I'm glad that it worked fine..

This is the star cluster crochet stitch patch..

This was the last stitch i tried ...

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January 14, 2016
Textured crochet - 2 from Made To Treasure

Textured crochet continues...trying to come out of my comfort zone of laces...

The new range of variegated yarn encouraged me to try some textured crochet ...

The next stitch i decided to try is star cluster crochet stitch...

While browsing for the ideas of textured crochet...

i stopped at The crochet crowd....

wow...their library has an awesome collection of crochet stitches...

I have to try many more from that...

I started to work on the textured crochet to enjoy the variegated yarn that i sourced recently...

after working with 3 yarns..

i derived another variation of the color from ...

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Textured crochet - 1 from Made To Treasure

A new start for the new year...

Even though i have done yarn projects...

my crochet projects were always laces and doilies using thread ...

Recently i earned some lovely yarns and decided to try some textured crochet stitches...

I decided to try crocodile crochet stitch...

I did a small research to see how to go about it...

Google gave me half a million result when i searched for crocodile crochet stitch .

I was surprised to see many different styles of doing this stitch...

Since i was trying this stitch for the first time...

i decided to narrow my search to ...

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January 11, 2016
Snowflake Garland from France Nadeau

To make these snowflakes, I followed a pattern written by Red Heart. I used sock yarn and a 3.5 mm hook. France Web site   Craftsy Pattern Store   Spoonflower Shop   Pinterest   Google+  

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January 7, 2016
Seminole and Crochet from Joy of Quilting

For those of you working from the Lynne Edwards Essential Sampler Quilt Book.
I'm starting the new year off with the Seminole Block on page 123

I've also been working on some Crochet from

Vintage Style Crochet Projects by Agnieszka Strycharska. All the same pattern in the picture.  Just different weight yarn and hooks.

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