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Heartfelt Valentine’s Hanger

Heartfelt Valentine’s Hanger

  Happy Valentine’s Day!  A couple of years ago I spotted an easy-to-do felted heart necklace.  Super cute and not only for Valentine’s Day of course.  A felted heart necklace makes a perfect gift or accessory to celebrate any special day.  You can make this in one […]

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Child’s cardigan with raglan sleeves

Child’s cardigan with raglan sleeves

I need to get something off my chest.  Since last year I have been more and more occupied with work at school and teaching needle arts on weekends, than with furniture painting.  Don’t get me wrong, I love an occasional re-do job, but I do not have […]

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Hand knit cabled throw blanket

Hand knit cabled throw blanket

Sometimes I like to participate in a knit along or for short a KAL.  You will probably wonder: what is a KAL?  A  KAL or knitalong is  where people get together and knit a common project.  A typical knit along is not a teaching event, but you […]

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Oval Loom Knitting set from Leisure Arts

Oval Loom Knitting set from Leisure Arts

I am ready to write my first blog post after a very long time.   This post will be a review for an Oval Knitting Loom from Leisure Arts.     I really could not resist.  I love to try a new tool so when Leisure Arts […]

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Tutorial of a garter stitch fall shawl

Tutorial of a garter stitch fall shawl

It has been a while since I wrote my last post but I have started some new adventures.  First of all I work a couple of hours per week as a sub instructional assistant.  I enjoy painting, knitting and crafting at home but this can make you […]

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Dorothy’s chalk painted dresser and side table

Dorothy’s chalk painted dresser and side table

As some of you know I have a wonderful workshop, especially built for my creative adventures,  but I have to share my shop these days with a new “temporary” guest: Oh, I know, he looks adorable and he IS adorable.   You see those healthy teeth?  He loves […]

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Dreamcatcher tutorial and purchase

Dreamcatcher tutorial and purchase

Many, many thanks to all who participated in my Giveaway.  Such wonderful and warm blog comments, I am really touched! And thanks again to the nice folks at White Oak Lavender Farm who donated lavender lotion and oil. Well, unfortunately there can only be one winner and […]

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Giveaway: Lavender essential oil, Lotion and a Dreamcatcher

Giveaway: Lavender essential oil, Lotion and a Dreamcatcher

            When you are in the in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley near Massanutten resort just follow your nose and soon you will discover the WhiteOak Lavender Farm.   The farm is owned and operated by the Haushalter family in Harrisonburg, Virginia.  At […]

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Summertime crochet and machine knitting

Summertime crochet and machine knitting

Summertime, An’ the livin’ is easy Fish are jumping’ An’ the cotton is high. I am sure you know the song and this time of the year the emphasis is on “easy”. Too warm and sticky to get fussy. I did get myself prepared a bit for […]

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Painting my front door

Painting my front door

Summer is in full swing here in Northern Virginia and while I am trying to relax and stay cool, I did manage to celebrate my birthday this month and do a bit of painting and crochet. Yes, a new birthday..I think friends and family know me very […]

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