YARN: The Movie

Initial Introduction to the Movie This weekend I watched the movie “YARN”. I originally learned about it after having watched Vickie Howell’s interview with the co-directors/producers Heather Millard & Thordur Jonsson. My interest piqued when Vickie explained that it really is a documentary about yarn. I wondered, what does the documentary have to say about yarn for an entire movie? Apparently a lot! Yarn In The World The movie explored yarn and how it is being used as art and function world-wide. It is fascinating how many ways knit and crochet fiber artists uniquely bring yarn into the world for

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Autumn 2015 Collection

I have been very quiet for the last month because I’ve been rushing to get out my Autumn collection! I’m so very proud of my first attempt at a collection and I know there is more planned (I have the next 3 started in my mind!). I’M SO HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THE AUTUMN COLLECTION FOR 2015! Why put on the same accessories year after year? Your outfits are BEGGING for fresh, new fashion! Your outfits are begging for our Knit Scarves, Shawls & Wraps! YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS! For a limited time, you will be able to grab our new

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Peony Crochet Cowl (FREE Pattern)

I had a great day listening to an audio book (“Fall On Your Knees” by Ann-Marie MacDonald) and finishing a cowl this afternoon. My 9 year old daughter has been my patient model as I master my iPhone photo-taking skills. I’ve been using white backdrops and figured out a combo of natural and a lamp to get crisp shots plus some online photo editing sites. I think I’m improving. I listed this item on my Etsy shop if you want to check it out. Feedback on my little shop is appreciated as I’m a fairly new online business owner. What

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Keeping Busy with Crafts

I haven’t had the mindset or the arm strength to finish any projects but here is what I’m playing with this week craft-wise. I wasn’t really looking for a new project but I found this really fun pattern that uses two contrasting variegated yarn colours to make a scarf. This yarn is Bernat Mosaic. I’m loving how it’s working up! I have some gorgeous alpaca/silk blend yarn to crochet a pair of baby sandals. Still on the first one but isn’t it adorable?! I’m working on machine quilting this lovely quilt to be donated through the Victoria’s Quilt organization. After several

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Garden Party Crocheted Hat FREE Pattern

The sun is shining brighter as it warms up in southern Ontario, Canada and it inspired to create a spring item so I chose to make this lovely Garden Party crocheted hat. I’ve listed this one in my Etsy shop. I can always make custom ones if you need a specific size, colour or if it is sold out.

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Crochet Valentines Day Door Wreath

As I promised on my monthly roundup, here is the now complete Valentines Day door wreath I crocheted. How I made it:I used a basic flower granny square from an afghan pattern but stopped when the flower was complete. *Update* I found the pattern I used! Here it is…Round 1: Chain 4, slip stitch in first stitch to form ring. Chain 2 [(2 treble, slip stitch) in ring] 4 times. (4 petals) DO NOT TURNRound 2: Working behind petals, (chain 2, slip stitch in slip stitch between next 2 petals) 4 times (4 chain-2 loops)Round 3: *slip stitch in next

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FREE Crochet Heart Patterns

Love is in the air as we prepare for Valentine’s Day. Celebrate by crocheting one (or all) of these 20 free heart patterns by Daisy Cottage Designs! Credit: Daisy Cottage Designs

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Crochet Rose Heart Wreath FREE Pattern

Are you getting into the Valentine’s Day project groove yet? Petals to Picots has this fantastic idea to crochet a Rose Heart wreath. Check out the tutorial on her blog. What are you planning to make for Valentine’s Day this year? Credit: Petals to Picots blog

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Organize Your Craft Room

Yarn Storage System by Repeat Crafter Me It’s that time of year when many crafters decide to clean up their crafting space to bring in the new year. Here are 15 Ideas to Help Organize Your Craft Room by Megan Anderson. What is your favourite? I think I like the fabric and yarn ideas as those are the fibers that I mostly work with. What are your plans to organize your creative area?

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