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Christmas Stockings FREE Pattern

I was commissioned to make three Christmas stockings for a woman, her man-friend, and her dog. This is what I came up with. I love them – I hope she feels the same way! Here is the FREE pattern I used from Yarnspirations. Instead of cross stitching, I used the chart and colour-worked the images as I crocheted. I also found a chart for letters and added them to the top of the stocking. Which is your favourite stocking – the Christmas tree, the Santa Claus, or the Snowman?   I have shared this post with the blog parties found on

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FREE Crochet Santa Apron Pattern

I definitely need to make my family each one of these – how fun would that be? We could even use them as dinner bibs! Here is the FREE pattern from Red Heart. Please post below if you’ve made this, will make it, or if you would wear it!! Photo via Red Heart

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Two Colour Knitting

Last year I was getting bored of single rows of colour in my knitting. I wanted to “shake things up” so I decided to do some colour-working. I realize this makes me a wild woman who you may be shy of associating with, but check out a few of the results. I started with this simple hat. Then I got a little bolder with a more complicated pattern.  Olympic fever hit our house – here is a patriotic Canada hat I whipped up!! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Hat (each turtle is represented around the hat) Captain America Knit Sweater for

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Craft Shows 2014

This afternoon I will be at my third and final craft show for the season. Three weekends in a row sitting and smiling and engaging potential present and future clients. I believe it is important to have a presence in the community for word of mouth and face-to-face to be a potential business attraction. I know myself I prefer to do business with people who I “know” rather than a sterile webpage. Crafting is all about art and the human reaction to it and that is how I would like to represent my business. The product may not have been

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Giveaway #2 – Elsa from Frozen Crochet Hat

Congratulations Jen S – last week’s winner of my first giveaway. I had so much fun that I am going to do it again! I’m hoping to make it a regular Friday event but I need your help … what items do you want to see me giveaway? Please let me know in the comments below. This week I am proud to offer a winter hat based on Elsa, the Snow Queen from this season’s biggest craze – the FROZEN movie. I crocheted it myself and it was so fun to work up. The one I am giving away will fit

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Quick & FREE Crochet Craft Patterns

Moogly is such an inspiring crochet blog. If only my fingers could work 24 hours and not give me grief! Today’s gem contains 20 FREE patterns for crochet gift ideas that use 100 yards of yarn only. What a great way to make beautiful gifts and use up extra yarn! Check out these amazing FREE patterns on Moogly’s blog here. I like the owl mask. Oh wait! There IS that cozy ear warmer. Nevermind… I think I like them all!! Which is your favourite?

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Craftshow Update & Giveaway #1

I have been sewing and quilting like mad recently to get ready for the November Christmas craft shows I’m participating in. I had one last weekend, today and my final one will be next weekend. It’s a lot of work but sewing up Christmas items sure gets you in the holiday spirit! If you want to see what I’ve been making, check out my Store on my Facebook page. To get us into the holiday spirit even further I’m hosting a giveaway of a set of two Coffee Cozies with Handles that I made earlier this week. I’d love for

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Alpaca Yarn

*UPDATED July 2017* Local Alpaca Farmer It is my honour to work with a local group of alpaca farmer, Canadian Alpaca Products, who work together to bring the finest alpaca yarn products and services at the fairest price. Canadian Alpaca Products members work together to breed the best animals, provide the best in shearing and herd health services, create award winning products, and establish a breeder market.  From rescue services and health care consultations, to nutritional supplements, fibre sorting and yarn patterns, the members of CAP bring decades of experience to all aspects of the alpaca industry. (source) As a

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Crochet Snowman Hats

In 2012 I created these adorable snowman hats for a client. I may have to make some more – I forgot how adorable they are! The snowman’s top hat has stuffing so it stands up. You can find the FREE pattern from Repeat Crafter Me here. If you make one, please share with me! I’d love to see all the creativity out there.

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