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Slow Fashion October: Post Two/ Stuffed and Stumped!

I cannot believe it but Slow Fashion October has me stumped and it’s a week away. Like usual, I started out with a bang

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FieldTrip Friday: WildFire Studio

  Just a quick pop in to report on how Fieldtrip Friday went. Well, it was fabulous! No lie. I had the best 45 minutes, y

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WIP Wednesday Will Travel

Taking my makes, a water bottle, and my wallet on the road today with me. My makes are the Brioche stitch vest I keep trying t

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Slow Fashion? What? Noooo! I Need it Fast!

Slow Fashion. Do you know what that is? I didn’t until I was lucky enough to stumble upon by happy accident onto @KarenT

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Planter Cozies

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What’s Up, Work in Progress (WIP) Wednesday?!?!!!

“What’s Up? Work In Progress (WIP) Wednesday”  has me staring at a table full of 2 things I really must com

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Miracles List: September, 2016

Last week of August and beginning of August.  I spent some time doing some blog housekeeping because it’s sort of a wre

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Crochet Ripple Chair Runner

Why Hello Again! It seems I’m on a blogging roll as I am almost posting everyday.  Well, I’m not going to get too

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Miracles List : Falling for Summer’s End

Yesterday, my family and I  returned back to Los Angeles County and it’s surrounding hoods, after a glorious weekend sp

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One Case to Carry All

Tired of the tacky way I’ve been carrying my crochet hooks in one case and my knitting needles held together in a bundle

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Socks are Scrumptious!

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Hello, Again

I’m back after a very long stay away from my crafty endeavors. Was once again thinking of chucking it all away.  Even c

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Monday Inspo Board: 1/11/16

Monday Inspo board of Crochet Cupids and more has me saying, Stand Up and Bring Happy Back

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“Honey, You Have My Heart!” Crochet Glove Pattern

Hello there! It’s been raining over here in Southern California.  Thank goodness. My dry state needs a good drink of na

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Monday’s Inspo Board : 1/4/16

Hello! What has me inspired this week? A new year? Of course! New projects? Why not! Yummy colored yarn? I think you know the

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Quick Make: Chunky Crochet Hat

Hi there! The weather here in the L.A. area has finally gotten crisp and chilly. Yippee!!!!! And since I’m on a “q

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Quick Craft: Holiday Planner Clips

Hello! I hope everyone had a fabulous and restful weekend. Mine was super duper, in large part to my new found fav activity, p

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Merry Christmas Sign Quick DIY Craft

I love quick crafty makes, especially during this busy month of December and this little “Merry Christmas” sign i

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Miracle’s List: Weekly Planning

Hello! I hope everyone’s December is off to a great start. I’m really looking forward to the holidays but in betwe

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Holiday Make It! : Crochet Socks

Hello! Sometime in September, or was it October? I can’t pinpoint the time because the months after August are just a bl

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A Crochet Mandala Inspo Tree Ornament

I love crochet mandalas for their brightly colored happiness. Don’t you? So, I was thrilled to find a Crochet Christmas

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Crochet Gingerbread Camper Ornament Pattern

First day of December! Who is excited? Would you believe me if I say, I’m not going to jump up and down and yell and s

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November’s Creative Inspo Board

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In the Craft Crochet Confessional: Miracles List Week of Nov 1, 2015

Sometimes it’s the things we throw away because we think they have lost their use, or their value that we wake up one da

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Turkey Coffee Spill Stick Cozy Crochet Pattern and Starbucks Give-A-Way

Happy November! Let the feasting and gobbling begin! I can already taste the stuffing, smell the baking bread and the very an

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Leftover Halloween Candy Cookies

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Holiday Handmade “Make It!” Gift Guide: Mini Crochet Donut Keychain

Hi there! Looking to make something small but craftsational and crochetastic this holiday season for your secret Santa or to s

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Crochet Creativity Inspo Board

Hello! I hope that this week is off to creative start for everyone. As for me, I have so very much to do as the holiday show p

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In the Craft Crochet Confessional: Miracles List Week of Oct. 26th

Sometimes I don’t know or maybe believe that it is God’s hand in the doings of my life. Challenges placed, obstacl

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Crochet Midori Fauxdori iPad Cover DIY and Pattern

Oh how I love making a new midori for my Moleskine notebooks to mark the start of a new season. This midori love of mine all

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Mini Caramel Apple Pies

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Quick Halloween Crochet Pattern: Super Hero Masks

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A List of Miracles in the Craft & Crochet Confessional

In today’s Craft Confessional, I’ve been thinking about what Father James Martin writes in his book, Jesus: A Pil

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Craft Jam – October

Hello! Well we are deep into Fall with all the pumpkins decorating doors, stoops, and windows in the neighborhoods, in town, a

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Pan Dulce – Mexican Sweet Bread

Today, October 15th closes Hispanic Heritage Month, 2015! What a great month of special crafts celebrating the colorful and vi

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Ruffled Edge Crochet Boot Cuff 

Hi there! First in our Make It! Crochet It! Handmade 2015 Holiday Gift Guide! Is a Ruffled Edge Crochet Boot Cuff. I’ve

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Frankenstein Crochet Shoe Clips

Hello! Stiched these Frankie Heads to dress up my shoes this Halloween season, and I can’t wait to wear them about town!

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Cookie Halloween Make-Over

The easiest way to take your very ordinary chocolate chip cookie to new Halloween scary heights is to add a few random eyebal

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Crochet Pumpkin Spill Stick Cozy

There is a plethora of crochet patterns for cup cozies and for mini pumpkins available on the internet. Anyone with some basic

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Fall Crochet Leaf Wreath

I write this post today from a favorite coffee spot in Pasadena, California, sitting near a window, with the very warm rays of

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Piñata Color Hoop

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Mini Charro Hat Celebration! 

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Friendship is Golden! 

Since the 15th of this month, I’ve been participating in a Photo Challenge celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, hosted b

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Star Stitch Facial Scrub Square and Soap Cover

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Gold “Pradaesque” Crochet Flower Brooch

I love seeing the new Fall trends in the August fashion magazines. So much inspiration and new style trends. Well, most trends

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Crochet Play Watch Pattern

In this world of high tech gadgetry,  an actual old fashioned time telling watch, I fear, may soon be a relic from the past.

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DIY Jewelry: It’s a “Game of Weave”

Yesterday, I had the most horrific 2-hour commute on LA’s concrete roadways, in a hot and sweltering car whose air-condi

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Craft Jam – Fall 2015

Hello There Beautifuls! I had such a great summer.  So much, so I want to hang onto the happy and chill vibe of these past 2

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Pallet Planter 

Hello! On my way to plantify my space some more with a pallet planter I made for my growing family of succulents. Lucky me, th

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Crochet Zipper Pouch 

Okay, so I can’t get enough of the new stitch I learned during the Cedar River Crochet Along hosted by Deramores  yarn.

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Crochet Toy House Vintage Camper 

If you all follow me on Instagram, then you’ve heard me talk about another one of my bright business ideas, “Happy

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Beach Blanket Love

About a month ago I joined my first ever Crochet Along, which is basically an on-line group of crocheters working on the same

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I write

I write. Duh. You say. You are reading my blog. Of course, you know that I write. But did you know that I write more than just

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Blueberry Pancakes 

I made delicious vegan blueberry pancakes the other morning.    Served them up with Trader Joe’s delicious meatless br

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DIY Door Mat 

Hello Lovelies! Over my Summer break,  I sure did miss my little crafty and yarny corner of the internet and of course, all o

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Craft Jam – Summertime

Hello there! I realized recently that I never posted a May Craft Jam.  I guess I’ve been a bit more busy than I realize

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Vintage Potholders

Hello! I needed some sturdy yet cute potholders, so I stitched up this lovely vintagy looking quartet. Vintage Potholders Mate

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T-Shirt Beach Bag 

I spend alot of my time at the beach. I spend alot of my time crocheting. With Summer officially here, even more so. To kick o

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Floral Silhouette Canvas Art 

Cleaning out my closets a couple of months ago, I found a box of keepsakes filled with my daughters elementary school art proj

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Crochet Jute Planter 

Hi there! A quick and easy crochet make for you today.  I love plants but the plastic planters they come in not so much. I fo

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Feather Clutch Purse

It’s May, already! Can you believe it??!! So much fun this 2015 that the year is whizzing by. Wooosh!!! In the middle of

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Macrame DIY Plant Holder 

I am on a plantify succulent , general horticultural, kick, of late. Last week, I bought these two lovely little succulents. T

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BoHo Mandala Bracelet 

Hello there!  Earth day is tomorrow and I kept puzzling over which make to showcase on this holiday. I settled on a Boho Mand

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Plant My Feet Up and Crochet a Plant Cozy 

Such busyness I had this past week. I spent most of it driving from one side of Los Angeles County to the other for chit chat,

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Craft Jam – April

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One Spring Break, Two Bathroom Doily Rugs, and Three Skeins of Yarn

Hello! Was your Spring break a good one? I hope it was and that the season of flowers and fresh rain has bloomed brightly for

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Crochet Wooden Bead Necklace 

Glorious Spring! It’s beautiful, isn’t it? Flowers, breezes and sun. My favorite season.  This time of year alway

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Felt Peter Pan Collar

Hello! I am nearing the finish line of my little foray into felt called, “10 Days of Felt”. A little too much acti

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Felt Succulents

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Felt Tassel Necklace 

Hi! So excited about sharing Day Six’s “10 Days of Felt” craft with you. Tassels have been on trend for some

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Felt Shoe Clips 

Hello! I’m a known fan of the shoe clip. I love the way they sit pretty on shoes taking the hum drum flat or flip flop i

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St.Patrick’s Day Oven-Baked, No-Dairy Donuts

Hello! I’ve been working on perfecting an oven-baked, no-dairy vegan donut for some time.  Not because I was hankering

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Under $5 Felt Shamrock Garland 

Day Four of 10 Days of Felt has me way under my crafting budget for this week with a Felt Shamrock that cost less than $5 to m

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Hearts and Arrows Applique: Crochet Tutorial and Pattern

Hearts and Arrows are my favorite symbols and this crochet applique has both. This cutie make also uses very little yarn and s

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Crochet Pattern: One Skein Infinity Scarf

Hello Crocheters! Since I retired my Best-Selling Infinity Scarf from the Love2Bloom Etsy Shop, I am now able to offer you th

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Leg Warmers Pattern

Hello!  I think it’s been awhile since I posted a pattern for you.  So, here is one of my own making for a pair of leg

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When Washi Meets Bunny

Okay, I needed a break from all the crochet I was doing.  Is it possible to get a little tired of crochet? Yes.  I needed a

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Crochet Mood Blanket 2014 Update #2

So, I now have 7 granny squares for 7 weeks work.  Yay, just enough to begin putting these lovelies together.  I can’t

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Embroidered Heart Neck Cozy

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Wonder Wrapping A Homespun Wreath

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Crochet Mood Blanket 2014 Granny Square Pattern

It took me a while to write down, since I just stitch up this, as most I crochet, by memory. Nevertheless, here is the pattern

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A Place for My Creative’s To Land!

 At the end of last year, I started to work on something that could hold all my creative stuff in one place, besides my yarn,

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What’s On My Hook? – January, 2014

Hello!  The new year is underway and crochet projects and crochet community building is all the rage on the internet, Instagr

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Easter, Already and not a Bunny in Sight!

These holidays are just rolling in one right after the other and fast.  Easter is just right around the corner. Can you belie

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Doily Rug Pattern

Crochet Doily Rug. How it all began with a small doily protoype, a hook and some sturdy clothesline. Stitch closeup Finished r

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Week of “Love” Crafts Begins With Some Pillowtalk!

Hello! I hope you’re weekend was very restful or very productive, whichever way made you happiest! Today marks the start

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Weekend Cleaning Calls for New Dish/Cleaning Cloths

It’s Saturday and this past work week was crazy busy at our little homeschool schoolhouse and at Love2Bloom that I barel

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My BIG Crochet Clothesline Doily Rug Project Revealed

I bet you’ve all seen those giant sized Crochet Rope Doily Rugs on the internet and pinned on Pinterest until infinity.

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Ribbed Leg Warmers to Keep You Toasty!

Hello there! 2013 has started with a bang of goodness and very chilly weather where I live.  I can’t remember the last

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Make Your Own Designer Inspired Big Heart Sweater

Have you all seen the app, Pose, where people post the outfits they are wearing that day?  I love it.  The clothes styling c

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Colorful Striped Holiday Wreath

During my Christmas shopping I had stopped by one of the big box stores for some wrapping paper. While browsing around, in the

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Re-Purpose An Old Sweater

I’ve been trying to clear out my closets before the new year by not only throwing things out, but also by finding new in

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O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree Made of Colorful Crochet Pinwheels!

Hello Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and the week is off to great start. Today’s tutorial/project is a

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Crochet Red Bow Garland Pattern & Tutorial

In my house I am still trimming our Christmas tree and there is no end in sight! I don’t think I ever stop adding new or

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Groovy, Chunky, Statement Crochet Necklace in a Day!

Hi, I’m really excited to share this week’s tutorial/DIY with you.  The other day,  I saw a really groovy, chunk

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Crochet Pattern for Sugar Skull “Dia De Los Muertos” Bunting

Hello and Happy Saturday to You! Three years ago, I stitched this Crochet Sugar Skull Bunting to add a little Dia De Los Muert

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“Wise Money Owl” Duct Tape Wallet DIY

  Hello, it’s Tuesday and that means one thing here, “It’s time to get crafty!” with our DIY post

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Cool and Cozy Crochet Shrug Pattern

Hello, ready to begin the week with a bit of yarn and crochet? If you’re anything like me, there really is nothing like

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It’s a Crochet Halloween Bunting Pattern Party!

This is Halloween! This is Halloween! This is Halloween! Halloween, Halloween, Halloween! Oh how I love this time of year with

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Table Runner/Placemat Hexagon Pattern

I finally completed the crocheted hexagon project I started in June and I couldn’t be more happy with the results.  7 h

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Wise Owl Mini-Tote Pattern

As you or your kiddies head back to school, why not make like our Owl friends and embrace wisdom, smarts, and books with your

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A Peek of Cozy: Boot Cuff Pattern

Hello ! I don’t know about all of you, but I am crushing over Pinterest and all the lovely pics of DIY, Fashion, Food, F

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My Love of Love…Yarn!

I love when I get a new shipment of Lion Brand, Caron, and Red Heart yarns.  Imagine all the goodies I can make with these be

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Nothing Like Spending Time With A Granny or Two.

Okay, I’m getting in the spirit of a “dialed down” kick-back Summer season and I think I like it.  Since, o

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From Start to Finish…The Making of A Bloom Dress

In the cool months of January, I tapped the old noggin’ for a new crochet item to offer our Love2Bloom customers in the

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Sandy Island, Beachy Birds, and A Lilac Cape/Poncho

Hello! Spent most of my weekend working on a custom order for a customer in one of my favorite Southern California spots, Coro

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My first Ta-Dah in Cyberspace with Crochet Bunting!

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A Return to the Brown Earth, Blue Sky, and Green Grass… It’s Spring Time!

I love spring! Full of sunshine and chocolate eggs and pretty, pretty, flowers like these daffodils which sit on bedroom burea

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Crochet Banner Project Up-Date

The Crochet Bunting/Banner is coming along and the rainy stormy weather is my very best friend, as it just makes me want to st