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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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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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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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White dresser with fabric covered drawer fronts

White dresser with fabric covered drawer fronts

  Finally I am ready to show you my summer painting project.  I have been so busy with my needle arts during the winter and spring months, but I am eager to start some painting projects. I purchased this little dresser at Goodwill.   I fell in […]

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Tutorial crocheted blossoms

Tutorial crocheted blossoms

When you live in or around the Washington DC area, this time of the year is extra special.  Very, very soon the cherry blossom trees will be in full bloom.  The excitement is building up after St. Patrick’s Day when the weather is slowly getting warmer: A […]

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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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Tutorial crochet candle jar cover

Tutorial crochet candle jar cover

  Don’t you think those candle covers look great?  I think it is such a fun idea but I decided to make one that is more practical than the ones in this picture.  I would never forgive myself if my candle cover would cause a house fire..Oh […]

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Painted French Provincial bed frame

Lately I have been so busy with my fiber arts, lots of knitting and crochet,  it is about time for a fun  furniture re-do.  More than 2 years ago I purchased two Drexel French Provincial twin beds.   With the original finish almost gone, I decided to […]

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