Monthly Archives: January 2015

Presents for the Craftroom Part 6: Thread Catcher

This week we get a look at the next to the last project in my Presents for the craftroom series, which was originally going to be a thread catcher, but…I find I am constantly storing my seam ripper, seam gauge … Continue reading

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Holding Pattern

I don’t often find myself in the position of having many projects waiting on material or waiting to be start with few to work on, but I’m sort of there.  Yes, I have to finish up my Presents for the Craftroom series, … Continue reading

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Tangrams Gift Sets Tutorial

I made these over the summer using the Magic 8 half square triangle method to make 4 sets as gifts for some of the little people in our lives. I made color sets with Red/Orange/Yellow/Green/Blue/Purple/Black using the Magic 8 method (for HSTs … Continue reading

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Yet More Upcycled Seasonal Babywear

I finally got around to making more of these crocheted button flowers-by the way, shirt buttons are a bit too small to work well. I still haven’t attached the first to A’s purple shirt dress.    I guess I’m waiting for spring … Continue reading

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Kid’s Clothes Week is coming up!

I’ve been looking forward to this for a while.  If you’ve been reading along you may recall A’s Knight Costume  which I did for the fall storybook challenge.  Kid’s Clothes Week is pretty simple.  The challenge is to spend one … Continue reading

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Quilting Update

 Mini-Lemoyne Star Quilt There are so many amazing quilts out there.  Often they are far beyond my limited quilting experience and expertise, but occasionally they aren’t.  Karen Styles posted several Lemoyne star quilts by her quilting group that had small … Continue reading

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Presents for the Craftroom Part 5: Hanging File

      One more step toward an organized craftroom. The clutter demon is hard to fight.  My work space constantly accumulates piles of patterns to be sorted and stored properly  and slips of paper with notes on projects.  A modified mail organizer could be used … Continue reading

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