Check out another excellent online tutorial!

Posted in Uncategorized on November 14, 2011 by Angie

http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/tshirt_shrug/embed<br/><a href=”http://www.cutoutandkeep.net”>See T Shirt Shrug and 1000’s of others – or share your own on Cut Out + Keep</a>

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My weekend? I’ll give you a hint…

Posted in Uncategorized on September 15, 2011 by Angie

I am very excited about an impending outing for this coming weekend. Here’s a little preview of what I plan to see on my mini-trip…

I will have photos and details on Monday! Stop back by for more fiber fun!

 

 

Ideas that inspire me today…

Posted in Inspiration on August 24, 2011 by Angie

It’s been a while since I’ve directed you to other blogs who are sharing interesting ideas. This week was the first time that I’d heard of the do-it-yourself duct tape dressform! I thought that was a pretty inventive way to economize while also fitting your own body-size perfectly! Check it out by clicking on the photo…

Also, I have been totally in love with a couple of the quilts at Chasing Cottons Quilt Designs…especially the Curlicue Crush quilt! I am making a baby-sized version of this blanket for a baby soon to arrive in our family!  Is it a gorgeous pattern or what?!!!

If you have any great new inspirations to share, please leave a comment and share your ideas with us!

never take life too seriously OR for granted!

Posted in Uncategorized on August 5, 2011 by Angie

I try never to take myself too seriously which is why I can never pass (an especially an old-school b&w) photo booth! Savor the little things in life. If you see one today, don’t hesitate to stop in…and share them with me!

Please remember to stop by my friend Amy’s donation page for her impending double-lung transplant. Even if you can only give a small offering.  Thank you  : )

They called it Puppy Love…

Posted in Uncategorized on August 4, 2011 by Angie

Just a fun reminder of how tiny my dog Lola (top) was when I picked her up (she is celebrating being born, three years ago today). And, I love my beautiful cousin Paige, modeling with the puppies, with her red hair! Project August Break rolls on…

The best dollar you could have spent today…

Posted in Uncategorized on July 23, 2011 by Angie

Dear craft lovelies,

I write to ask your attention today to a wonderful young woman who needs our assistance. My dear friend Amy Flowers is awaiting a double-lung transplant. She is a non-smoker who has lived with Cystic Fibrosis her entire lifetime. A donation page has been made, through the Children’s Organ Transplant Association, in Amy’s name to cover expenses before, during and after her transplant. If you can find it in your heart to give of your excess to this fabulous person – even if only ONE DOLLAR – it will be going to one of the most worthy causes…and a simple daily necessity – the ability to breathe – could be your gift to a very special young woman!

Please consider linking to this donation page from your own blog or web site. Getting the word out is vital!  Thank you so much!

http://cota.donorpages.com/PatientOnlineDonation/COTAforAmyF/

Posted in crochet, Tutorials on April 7, 2011 by Angie

Materials:

1-6 inch spool (15 yards) of tulle, in the color of your choice

U.S. size J crochet hook

scrap cotton yarn

Pattern:

Notes: First three rounds are worked continuously, without joining. And, as tulle is a material that can be a little harder to work with due to friction of the texture, you may want to try to keep your work loose.

Ch 2, and then make 6 sc in second ch from hook. This makes up round 1. Do not join, but continue around. 

Round 2: 2 sc in each stitch around (total of 12 sts)

Round 3: 2 sc in each stitch around (total of 24 sts)

Round 4: [ch 3, skip two stitches, then sc in third stitch], repeat from [ to ] 7 more times (you should then see eight ch 3 spaces around), sl stitch in first ch space at beginning of the round to join.

Round 5: In first of the eight ch 3 spaces, you will make [1sc, 2 dc, 1sc]. Repeat from [ to ] 7 more times for a total of 8 slight petals, sl st at the join but do not break off. Ch 16 (for loop to hang from), join at ch 1 spot and weave in ends.

Use scrap cotton yarn to freeform embroider a floral center for your “poppy”.

It’s not only a great pot scrubber/tawashi, but works great on glass cook tops as a non-scratch cleaner! Enjoy!