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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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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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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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Tutorial knit tray basket

Tutorial knit tray basket

  As soon as the weather warms up a bit I feel like organizing my closet.  Winter clothes move to the back and spring and summer outfits  to the front.  I believe I am not the only one who feels like organizing this month.  I have seen […]

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American doll fair isle sweater knitting pattern

American doll fair isle sweater knitting pattern

It seems I have been hibernating the past few weeks and I admit: I have not had a decent blog post about a craft “project” for a while.  Actually, I have not been sitting still at all.  For some time I felt the need to expand my […]

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A hand knit dog sweater and a pair of fingerless gloves

A hand knit dog sweater and a pair of fingerless gloves

The minute I decided to go outside,  get one of my my old beat-up dressers out of the workshop,  clean my paint brushes and stir up some paint…this is what happened:   Not a good sign….furniture painting has to wait.  I went back inside and picked up […]

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Hand knit dollhouse miniature bed blanket

Hand knit dollhouse miniature bed blanket

It has been a while since I wrote my last post but I have been on a short trip to West Virginia.  The drive from Northern Virginia into West Virginia is in one word: breathtaking.  Our sons are studying in Morgantown so we make this trip frequently […]

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Knit autumn oak leaves

Knit autumn oak leaves

Originally posted in September 2013:   Autumn is such stunning season.  Beautiful shades of red, brown and gold are all around us.  This majestic tree is right in front of my workshop, need I say more?  If I take a small break from painting, or other daily […]

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