Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!!

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Happy Halloween everyone!  I thought in true Halloween fashion I should post something scary...  It just so happens I found something truly frightening in my yarn basket.  Now, fellow crafters, if you are faint of heart, you may not want to continue reading.  But if you dare, what follows is pure terror...

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Photo-Tuesday

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I've scheduled this post ahead of time seeing as how we'll most likely lose power due to Frankenstorm...  This picture is from Monday afternoon when it has just started to sprinkle and the wind has picked up a little. Hope everyone who's in its path stays safe!!!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Hey Jute, Don't Make it Bad

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I've been emailing back and forth with my sister in Brooklyn about Thanksgiving.  When we hear "holiday dinner," we immediately think of the table and the crafting opportunities...  We've already come up with some colors and elements we'd like to incorporate and Gin has even set up a Thanksgiving '12 Inspiration board on Pinterest.  I also thought I could share our projects and ideas with you as we go!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Hope Your Halloween is a Hoot!

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At first I had no idea what I was going to carve into my pumpkin... Then I thought it would be remiss of me not to do an owl!

Have you carved any pumpkins or have any fun halloween plans?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Under Wildwood Scrapghan Block

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As we're nearing colder and colder weather, (although I heard it's supposed to be close to 70 this weekend... weird), I want to make sure I have enough blocks to start putting my scrapghan together!  Curling up under a blanket with a fire going and a nice cup of tea in hand... oh where was I?  Ah yes, so I've made another block inspired by a book I recently finished.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Photo-Tuesday

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"Not I, nor anyone else can travel that road for you.
You must travel it by yourself.
It is not far.  It is within reach.
Perhaps you have been on it since you were born, and did not know.
Perhaps it is everywhere- on water and land."
Walt Whitman

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Take It or Weave It

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Inspired by this post by Trish of genuine mudpie, I decided to finally give weaving a try!  Thanks Trish!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Granny Arrows Tutorial- Part 3: Join-As-You-Go

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What's this?  You've made some Granny Arrows blocks and you're wondering how to join them?  Well, you're in the right place my friend. This is the Granny Arrows Tutorial- Part 3: Join-As-You-Go, where I'll show you how to join your squares as you crochet them, and give you a couple more ideas as well.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Photo-Tuesday

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"The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases." -Carl Jung

Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Mark of Athena Scrapghan Block

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I thought it was about time I made another block for my scrapghan based on a book.  I recently read devoured The Mark of Athena (Heroes of Olympus, Book 3) by Rick Riordan, and LOVED it.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Granny Arrows Tutorial- Part 2: On the Diag

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Alright, ready for Part 2: On the Diag?  If you've already done Part 1, I think this should be fairly easy.  If you haven't done Part 1, I think you could still follow this tutorial!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

New Orleans Runner

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Here's my latest finished doily project!  I made this runner from the New Orleans Bedspread Pattern.  I think it's a great (free!) vintage pattern, and very easy to understand!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Granny Arrows Tutorial- Part 1: Basic Block

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I'm going to split up the Granny Arrows Tutorial into three parts.  This is Part 1, the basic block.  Part 2 will be the two colored diagonal version, and Part 3 will include ideas for joining the blocks, with a tutorial for the join-as-you-go method.  Hope you like it!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Photo-Tuesday

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"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." -Albert Camus

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Mini Mandala Block Tutorial

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Here's the tutorial for the Mini Mandala Block that I first posted here.  If you try it, let me know how it goes!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012