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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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July 3, 2015
how to survive night shift :: the tale of a colourful shawl from block-a-day

from front of chair

There are many knitting projects stuffed into many baskets around Bootville.  All started with much enthusiasm.  All still loved.  And oh I am looking forward to finishing and wearing them.  But there are weeks when carefully knitting a sleeve on double pointeds with regular decreases is just too much like work.  Let alone unravelling an Icelandic yoke to reknit with less rounds.  Oy!  That one fills me with dread.


So when I had my first block of night duty, I needed something warm, colourful and comforting with which to busy my hands and provide some sort of normal during the ...

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June 29, 2015
In the Mail Monday: Knit Picks from Becca's Crazy Projects

If you haven't shopped with Knit Picks you totally should.  They have great yarn at great prices.  Right now they have Felici Sock back for a limited time.  It is taking all my strength of will to resist buying some of this yummy self-striping yarn.
Last month they had a sale on many of their knit and crochet tools.  I needed a longer cable for my needle set and wanted a set of crochet hooks.  Both were on sale with the added bonus of a free ball of Chroma.  I couldn't pass up the free yarn!

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June 24, 2015
Doily Wallart from Made To Treasure

Another doily from the Mary Wrest Extra special doilies.

This is made out of unbranded no. 20 thread in variegated color.
Finished into a 17" doily.

I was addicted to Mary Wrest patterns as soon as i got the book. 
I just loved the detailing in her pattern. 
This was my 8th doily from the book...and the last one that I made from this book.

Hope to make some of them again using different colors..

I was looking out for options to display my doily. 

Some of them are kept for framing...

While browsing for ideas, i saw the ...

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June 22, 2015
African flower saga ends from Made To Treasure

Clearing my WIP one by one. ..
This is not a very old WIP...just started an year ago,
 and went to back seat while i was busy with my priority...

Now i finished it into a 75"x 30" throw. 

Made out of 72 African flower motifs using cotton yarn.

 I lost the count of yarn balls. It is 50gm=125m yarn ball. 
Now the throw weighs pretty heavy...I didn't weigh it though, 
but i think it should be around a Kg...hahaha.
I'm sure people who are not into this hobby might laugh at this...

The ...

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June 20, 2015
Knitted, Crocheted and Sewn Dresses from France Nadeau

France my Web site     my Craftsy Pattern Store     my Pinterest account     my Google+   Knitted and Crocheted Dress Tops Pink Knitted Pouches Romantic Hearts  

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June 17, 2015
Hello! from Monkey's on the Porch

You weren’t thinking that I had forgotten again had you?  I most certainly had not!  However, there is still no quilting news to report.  Boo!  This week will pretty much be out for sewing time.  Why?  Well, the Small Blonde has a summer camp but it is in the afternoon which really interferes with Little Red’s nap time.  So, by the time we get home from camp and Little goes down for a nap and the Big Guy gets home from work.  So that pretty much shoots any quality time alone in the craft room.  At least is ...

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June 12, 2015
Crochet Hexagons - Q2 Finish a long from Wendy's Quilts and More

Is it a rug? or is it a blanket? My friends in the UK tell me they only use the word "rug" to refer to something on the floor. We do call mats on the floor rugs, but we also call small blankets rugs.  So I would call this a rug.

Anyway, it's finished.  On my Q2 Finish along list here, I said that I wanted to make a smaller crochet rug for my knees at night. At that stage I thought I might do the Cosy Ripple pattern from Attic 24, but then I started to see some ...

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June 11, 2015
Don’t worry! from Monkey's on the Porch

I didn’t spend all that time making sure I kept up with this only to abandon it later.  I don’t have much to report however.  Not much quilting going on the last few days and todays crafting was Lego’s.

It’s okay, you can laugh.  Small Blonde is into Lego’s.  Not heavily, but he does enjoy building.  To that end he has a “few” Lego sets that he has put together.  However, he has modified, disassembled, dropped, and otherwise mangled a few of them.  Honestly, I was getting kind of tired of stepping on the loose ...

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Yarn Along 6/10 from Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm

I should call it books along cause that's pretty much about all I have to share of what I have accomplished these past two weeks.
I did finish one Spa Washcloth and did a few more Make-Up Remover Pads but I mainly listen to a good many books on my drive from Northern California to Northeast Oklahoma... a 1900 mile drive. Since I was by myself it takes a little longer, 3 days. So in 3 days I was able to finish "The Girl On The Train"
Then finish "The Blue Zone Solution"
Started and finished "Crying Blood"
And ...

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