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Stitching into Spring

I am venturing into a new territory this spring – Embroidery! I am inspired by pictures such as Embroidery Doodling from The Muddy Cat. I can only hope mine comes out just as nice. On my hoop right now is a cross stitch project that is almost done. I am playing around with some MLP FIM or… Continue reading Stitching into Spring

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Luck of the Irish Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day - This morning was a perfect morning to do some sea glass hunting during low tide.  I found a lot of green today! The rest of the day will be spent listening to Irish music, watching the Bruins, eating corned beef and cabbage and working on some crochet or knit.  Haven't… Continue reading Luck of the Irish Happy St. Patrick’s Day

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I’ve been in beachy mood with all this winter weather in New England. Now with the thought of more snow to come on Sunday, I wanted to make something to remind me of summer. I came across this post from The Green Dragonfly and this “Little Fishy Bunting” will fit the bill. I will make little fishy’s as the snow is falling – stay tuned for pictures to follow.

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Fishy Bunting Cute fishy bunting, just the type of bunting a little boy who loves fishing would like… and the best part is its super easy to make!

Select your yarn and a corresponding hook, (I used a mix of yarn scraps which were all about 8ply and a 3.5mm hook). Lets begin…

1. Make a magic circle, chain 2 and Double Crochet (DC) 9 times into the circle.  Pull tight and secure with a slip stitch (10DC)

Fishy Bunting2. Slip stitch into the next stitch (I do this because its more secure to start there), Chain 2 and 4DC into the same stitch, 1DC into each of the next 4 stitches. 5DC into the next stitch, 1DC into each of the next 4 stitches, join round with a slip stitch (body made).

Fishy Bunting3. Make the tail; SS into the next stitch and chain 5. Single crochet in the second chain from the…

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Granny Squares, Snow and Big Bang Theory

Another snow filled weekend in New England.  So what else is there to do?  Break out the yarn stash, fire up the computer - load up some Big Bang Theory and enjoy the snow. Granny squares are instant gratification - quicker than a dishcloth, speedier than a headband and it is so enjoyable to combine colors.… Continue reading Granny Squares, Snow and Big Bang Theory

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Be a Princess

I am still in Bow Mode!  My daughter Nikki had the idea to embellish the headbands with a little bit of Disney Inspiration.  This resulted in Belle, Ariel, Tinker Bell and Snow White type headbands.  The lower right one was going to be Alice, but I didn't like the color, so just a Plain Jane,… Continue reading Be a Princess

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Knitted Bow Headband

 I have been making a lot of these adorable knitted headbands with a bow.  I found the pattern on Ravelry and it was my first experience with knitting short rows. Easier than I thought!  These work up really quick and can be done in one night!                    … Continue reading Knitted Bow Headband