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Taming my Yarn Mess

In Crochet, Projects Still To-Do on May 20, 2013 at 7:55 am

I had seen a yarn winder online and after debating and debating, I finally ordered it from Amazon. What a great buy that was! I love my yarn winder and will never again go without it.

I had worked on a shrug for myself and as I was working my yarn turned into a big mess. DSC_5447

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but as I continued working it turn into this lovely pile.  DSC_5450

But with time (over an hour) and A LOT of patience this mess started taking shape, DSC_5449

and eventually became this nice compact ball that sits in one spot while I work.

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I have taken the opportunity to start cleaning up my entire yarn stash. It has worked amazingly well and I can easily find yarn without multiple skeins being tangled together.  Here is a perfect example of a before:

 Yarn Mess before Winder

and an after: Yarn Wound

Such a great space saver! I would recommend one to anyone who has started accumulating quite a stash. I got mine here on Amazon. This particular style seems to work best for 5 oz of yarn or smaller. Order accordingly.

Happy Crafting!

Projects in the Works

In Crochet, DIY, Projects Still To-Do, Sewing on March 12, 2013 at 9:29 am

It has been a crazy few weeks here and it’s only going to get worse until Easter. I have quite a few projects in the works and I plan on being back with all of you within the next two weeks. Here is a peek at what’s to come:

Baby shower gift

Baby shower gift

Easter Hat

Easter Hat

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Fascinator Hats and Veils

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Easter dress from 1960

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Easter dress fabric

I can’t wait to share with all of you! Happy Crafting!!

My New Inspiration

In DIY, Home Improvement, Projects Still To-Do on October 26, 2012 at 10:00 am

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I have been in a rut lately. Christmas is almost here and I am WAY behind in my Christmas gift making. I’ve had people suggest pinterest but I see too many duplicates and even if you just go through the “popular” stuff it’s not all craft so I still have to dig for inspiration.

I went through my sister’s craft and d.i.y. board and found a link to this wonderful website. There are hundreds of craft ideas and few repeats. There are also some hair tutorials spread throughout. I am 100% ok with that as I have long curly and most of the time, unruly hair. I am always needing inspiration for something that looks better than just a messy bun.

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I hope you enjoy this site has much as I have! The creative wheels are a-turnin’!

Happy Crafting!

Taking a small hiatus again

In Projects Still To-Do on June 13, 2012 at 8:24 am

It will be a few days before I am able to post any new projects or recipes. I have a few things in the works and will post as soon as I can!

Thanks everyone for reading!

Happy Crafting!!