Craft / Handmade

A place for arts and crafts.

Bookcase Arts and Crafts Storage

I know I’m not alone in my quest to organize and declutter. I know this because I’ve probably spent hours on pintrest browsing through ideas others, presumably overwhelmed by clutter just like me, have pinned. I’m pretty happy with the way my craft storage project turned out and wanted to …

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Sewing Curtain Valances

I recently posted my crib skirt project. Of course we need matching valances! I’ve used the same 3 fabrics for the curtains as I did for the crib skirt: a grey and white pin stripe, a teal solid, and Celebrate Seuss.

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Sewing a Crib Bed Skirt

My latest project, which has taken me far too long to actually pick up, was sewing up a crib bed skirt. After spending some time looking for ready made options online I decided home made was the way to go even though I’m a novice. I couldn’t find anything in …

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Quilted Table Topper

I recently undertook my first real quilting project. I had in mind a table topper with bright colors that would suffice for Easter and all of spring. I went to the fabric store with the intent to keep the visit short, in and out was the plan. However, once I …

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Crocheted Shawl

As you know, we have had a lot of rain/ snow over the last couple of weeks which means plenty of time indoors and extra time to crochet! I cranked out this lacey looking shawl made from Lion Brand silk mohair using their South Bay Shawlette pattern in a few …

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Crocheted Snowflake Ornaments

This Christmas we filled our tree with handmade crocheted ornaments. These guys work up quickly,  from 20- 45 minutes. I used some bright, fun colors to add some spice to the tree. The patterns came from a book called Big Book of Thread Ornaments to Crochet by Leisure Arts.

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Penncrest Sewing Machine

This wonderful piece of machinery was passed on to me a few weeks ago. What is it exactly? It’s a 1971!! Penncrest sewing machine that works like a charm and has not a dent or ding on it. Complete with sewing table and all the accessories I could ever need. …

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Blocking knits

Thought I’d share my latest crochet project because it involved a new step for me. This is the first project I’ve made that required the shaping and blocking step. This scarf was blocked in segments because I didn’t have a piece of cardboard large enough to accommodate it’s length. Since this piece …

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Crocheted Owl

This little crocheted amigurimi owl was a project I stumbled on while searching for a  Crochet Today pattern for something else. He’s so charming I just had to make one. For those not familiar, amigurimi is the art of creating small stuffed creatures from crocheted pieces. Mr Owl stands about …

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Crocheted Baby Blanket

Made for a friend who recently gave birth to her first child, a beautiful baby boy. This is a giant granny square with many rounds. A very simple design as I’m still getting back into the “groove” of crocheting.  Also, I think its a good multi season blanket. The holes …

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Granny Squares Blanket

This is a project that I worked on during the winter months but forgot about until now. This was the first time picking up a crochet needle in oh.. about 12-13 years. It was a bit of a nostalgic project for me. I’d been taught many many years ago by an aunt …

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