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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Crochet a lacy topper or two...

Two FREE patterns were shared on my Facebook newsfeed today.

The first one is "Lace Essence Top" by Dora Ohrenstein for Red Heart Yarns. I know many people have never tried crocheting with size 10 crochet cotton and some don't like to use it, but this one is just too cute to pass up. It is very feminine and would look lovely over a tank top.

This lacy pattern is actually crocheted in two halves starting at the sleeve and sewn together at the center front and center back.

I also fell in love with Kim Guzman's crochet top pattern called "Clarice" that is available to download for FREE on Ravelry for a limited time.

"Clarice" is part of a CrochetKim Crochet Along starting May 1. Join Kim's Facebook Crochet Along group by clicking on the link found on her website. If you have never joined a crochet-along (CAL), it is a lot of fun.

Each pattern can be found by clicking on the picture.

Saturday, April 16, 2016


If you have ever crocheted or knitted a doll or animal toy for a child, you know that your basic options are safety eyes or buttons. While safety eyes are best for small children, they do upon occasion break apart.

HodgePodge Crochet has made available a video tutorial on how to crochet eyes for your projects; a much safer alternative for younger children's toys.

Click on the picture to visit HodgePodge Crochet to view the video tutorial. Don't forget to show a little love by sharing her social media links.

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Friday, April 15, 2016

10 Fabulous Crochet Shrug patterns...

Click on the picture for pattern information.

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Supplies & Kits Clearance Sale

No time to tiptoe around the tulips –– Craftsy is having a clearance sale! You'll find craft project kits and supplies from your favorite brands and designers, discounted at least 40%. Stock up for spring, and get ready to pack a picnic basket full of inspiration!

Click on the picture to view the sale!

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Sales at Annie's Craft Store

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

FREE! Guide to Crocheting in the Round...

...available for download on Craftsy.

Are you afraid crocheting in the round will have you spinning in circles? It’s simply not true! Download this FREE printable guide written exclusively for Craftsy, and get 14 pages of easy-to-follow photo tutorials that will walk you through the skills you need to know. You’ll learn how to crochet a continuous spiral, work the magic ring method, read circular diagrams and more!

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

I can dream, can't I?

April 1st...April Fool's Day. The weather in Central New York was warmer than usual as it has been all winter. Across my Facebook feed comes a video of a recipe for Boozy Sherbet Punch:

Looks refreshingly delicious. I could picture myself sitting on my deck, swinging on the porch swing my son gifted me for my birthday last year, lost in whatever needlework project that I picked up from my many WIPs (works in progress).

Ah, but April Fool's came late in my hometown shattering my dreams. On April 3rd, the snows came with a flurry of white as though it was the middle of January. Ironically, local schools were closed on Monday after having an extra vacation day on March 28th because they didn't use their "snow days" yet.

Looking out my kitchen window today, it would seem that my dreams may have to wait for a few more days or weeks:

My deck and porch swing are covered in snow and it is down right cold out there.

If you would like the recipe for Boozy Sherbet Punch, here is the link!

Pick Your Prize! Win $100 Worth of Craftsy Goodies

What do I win?

Pick any classes, kits or supplies you’ve had your eye on. As long as your total is within the $100 limit, you can move whatever you desire from your wishlist to your to-do list. Want to receive a $20 class, a $60 kit and $20 worth of notions? You’ve got it! Want a $100 kit? Go for it! The prize is totally up to you.

How do I enter?

To enter, simply sign into your Craftsy account and click here before 11:59 p.m. MT on Saturday, April 30. That’s all you have to do!

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Friday, April 1, 2016

New Online Class from Craftsy! Secrets to Successful Selfies

Do you start every morning with an “I woke up like this” hashtag?

Are you completely devoted to the noble task of taking the perfect selfie?

Well, you’re about to be #blessed, because we’re releasing the new online class Secrets to Successful Selfies today, and we want you to be the first to know!

Secrets to Successful Selfies

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