Category Archives: crochet

Yellow Floral Dress

Pattern? Why did you choose it? I used a Kay Unger Design for Vogue 1353. It’s a lined, sleeveless dress with front neckline pleats, scoop neckline, close-fitting bodice (slightly above waist), princess seams, pleated skirt, thread loops, and invisible back zipper. The hem … Continue reading

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March Marches On

I have several things to share with you that I have been working on during the first few weeks of March. First, just let me say that I tried out for the position of a Bernina Ambassador, but I wasn’t selected. … Continue reading

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Pea Coat Nouveau

Fabric: Navy Blue Wool and silky turquoise lining Pattern: Vogue 8884 View B Year: Classic (this design dates back to the 1700’s) Notions: Gold metallic buttons with a blue center Accessories: Hand crocheted scarf (made by me) Time to complete: a few weeks First … Continue reading

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Featured in Sewing World Magazine

Sewist.com, one of several sewing and crafting social media sites, is featured in the February Edition of Sewing World Magazine. As part of the team, I’m flattered that Sewist is represented so thoroughly in the article. The website, Sewist, is the … Continue reading

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Sewist: The New Sewing Social Network

It’s been a little over a month since the new Sewist.com site opened. It’s a place where members can share sewing and crafting projects, review and comment on projects, and socialize in groups. You can search through hundreds of patterns in our growing database … Continue reading

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Who wants to join in the fun?

It’s been awhile since I posted, but that’s because I’ve been busy making items for a Christmas Bazaar and doing a bit of traveling with my Mr. We enjoyed a great Thanksgiving holiday in Phoenix where it was wonderfully warm … Continue reading

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Bumble Bee T- Shirt Rug

Quirky project but I’m loving the result. Earlier this year I taught myself how to make t-shirt yarn by watching youtube tutorials. I started out with a small basket  (see tutorial here) made from two t-shirts and then moved on to … Continue reading

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