Tag Archives: Crafts

Of Big Heads and Rainbows

A couple of weeks ago, Cookie said she wanted a certain crocheted character, but nobody would make one for her. And so I did, of course. Rainbow shirt and all. Because Cookie deserves some love.

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A finished object of a different kind

Last year I bought some fabric and a pattern with the idea of making a dress. I don’t know why, since although I used to make some of my clothes when I was in Jr. High and High School, I … Continue reading

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Still hooking

Yes, I’m on a roll with the hook. Our local SnB meets at a coffee shop, and the warming weather will be changing our beverage choices from hot to iced. But with iced drinks comes condensation dripping off the cups … Continue reading

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It's a Granny

Yes, I’ve been hooking. The Barbies now have a crocheted granny square afghan. Of course, it’s only one square big. But they were pleased that it matches their couch. CrystalBarbie was more than happy to snuggle up under it with … Continue reading

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14 Years in the Making

She made me finish it. (BTW, have you updated your feed for her new blog yet?) It’s a double wedding ring quilt, completely hand-pieced, hand-quilted, and hand-sewn. I started it 14 years ago and spent about 2 years getting it … Continue reading

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The Robe

Yes, it’s true. I actually got out the sewing machine and made a bathrobe for Barbie. I figured it couldn’t be all that hard to make a simple kimono-style robe. But I admit it ended up taking a lot longer … Continue reading

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Not Just Labor

Labor Day weekend wasn’t all work, fortunately. On Saturday, a visit to the Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair with good friends rewarded me with these nice hand-woven dish towels. I bought one last year, and my husband and I both … Continue reading

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The Price of Labor

A month or two ago, my old sewing machine decided that it didn’t want to do zigzag stitches any more. I was pretty sure that it could be fixed with a tune-up, as it’s all mechanical parts – no electronics. … Continue reading

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I whipped up another little reversible project bag on Tuesday: It’s a little smaller than the first one – it’s about 7″ tall instead of 9″ tall like the first: But it should be just right for keeping a skein … Continue reading

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Project Bags

A few of the knitting grrls got together at my house Saturday for tea and project-bag making. Susan instructed us in the art of making little project bags out of two fat quarters of fabric. After much food and wine … Continue reading

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