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Friday, 13 November 2015

A C2C Review + My Twist & Shake Square Pillow

Recently I injured my back. I had lots of time to rest while waiting to see a Chiropractor.

I decided I needed a quick and easy crochet pattern to make a blanket for my daughter's birthday. I found the C2C (Corner to Corner) Throw pattern >HERE<
I used yarn from my stash, to match the pillow I created from my Twist & Shake Square pattern.

Friday, 16 October 2015

Free Crochet Pattern ~Passionately Pink Purse


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Materials Required:
~Sewing pins.
~Thread to match yarn.
~5 MM Crochet Hook.
~Darning Needle.
~Zipper. Approximately 15 inches.
~Approximately 1 inch Metal Rings X4.
~Round Markers.
~Yarn: Bernat Mosaic (Medium 4), in colour 'Pink Poodle'; 100g ball X2.
~Yarn: Bernat Satin Sparkle (Medium 4), in colour 'Bronze'; 80g ball X2.

Approximately 12 sc = 3 inches.
Approximately 7 rows = 3 inches.

Special Abbreviations:
Ch = Chain.
Sc = Single Crochet.
Dc = Double Crochet.
Ea = Each.
St(s) = Stitch(es).
Mnr = Mark New Row/Round.
Rnd(s) = Round(s).
** = Repeat instructions as many times as indicated within **.
Beg = Beginning.
Ss = Slip Stitch.
Hdc = Half Double Crochet.
Sk = Skip.


Wednesday, 14 October 2015

I Like Crochet ~October's Issue Is Great!

I Like Crochet October, 2015 Now Available!

Make any of the 31+ fall favourites!

I just looked at the October issue of I Like Crochet and it is loaded with some of this fall’s coziest patterns, including the Autumn Zig Zag Throw, the Harvest Splendor Cowl, the Marsala and Cream Set (a personal favourite) and the Vine and Twigs Scarf. Cozy sweaters, like the Changing Seasons Sweater, will make sure you stay warm while the shawls and scarves feature has something to fit every style, from neck wraps and keyhole scarves to comfy Shawls. Whether you want adorable owl patterns for baby or festive Halloween accessory patterns, this issue has everything! Grab a copy today! 

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This month's features:
Enjoy 31+ cozy fall favourites.
Explore the shades of autumn with scarves, blanketsHats and more.
Work up the latest in our elemental shawl series, the Ethereal Lattice Shawl.
Get excited about festive Halloween patterns.
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Check out the October 2015: Table Of Contents. This issue has to be my favourite of them all. With Halloween just around the corner and Christmas Holidays quickly approaching you may decide to gift it or just 'trick or treat' yourself to an amazing favourite magazine. 

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Old Slate Make Over ~3 Piece Comic Smash!

Do you just happen to have a pile of old slate shingles just laying around? I know I do. 
I have just recently begun transforming old slate into fancy decor for my yard and home. 

I am a sucker for comic books. I have children, so not all my comics are in mint condition. I decided to put those ripped, torn and almost dead comic books to some good use. Reusing these pages feels so much better than just recycling them.

Here is the list of tools I used for this project:
~Soap & Water (for cleaning the slate).
~Exacto Knife. Adults Only Please.
~Liquitex Gloss Medium & Varnish (F) Fluid Medium.
~Paintbrush or Applicator for the Liquitex. (I only had a paintbrush on hand).
~Old Comic Book.
~Screws & Washers(for hanging).

Friday, 9 October 2015

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Thursday, 8 October 2015

Review ~The Perfect Zipper!

I have been hard at work on my crochet purse. I tried many different ways to get my zipper right, but in the end I found a great zipper attachment tutorial by Pattern Paradise​

Now my zipper is perfect!

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