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Monday, November 7, 2011

Why I love to craft, Part 1

My Grandmother,
Velma Singer
(1930-1993)
CROCHET
My mother taught me to crochet when I was 7. She is right handed; so teaching a lefty was a challenge for her. I am a visual learner so most of it I was able to flip around in my head and figure out from watching her. I do remember her trying to crochet left-handed to show me. I can only imagine how challenging that must have been. She was so sweet to try so hard to teach me. After that, I just started making stuff up. I remember looking through her crochet book at the more complicated stitches, but I never read the directions! Just made it up. Years later, I started trying to follow patterns and realized "Oh, that one I do is called a Triple Crochet,"  ect. I love crocheting for a lot of reasons, but one of those is that my Grandmother taught my mother and my mother taught me. I have even taught my boys. I love how it is multi-generational!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Free sewing pattern :Nesting Boxes

These nesting boxes are super cute. I made some similar to this a few Christmases ago for my brother. His were made of leaf and tree fabrics.

Monday, June 6, 2011

FREE CROCHET PATTERN: Newborn Ballcap Pattern

Newborn Ballcap Pattern - Crochetville
Isn't this cute? I am making it to go with this pattern from Etsy seller Genevive. I'd better get busy... the baby shower is in 10 days!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

♥ The 80s me - For the love of digital scrap ♥: :: Template - Love Mail ::

 Now that we have moved into a larger house I have room for scrapbooking again! I am dabbling in the digital side of the craft and found this adorable template.
I love it. See her blog for MANY more freebies including templates!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Mon Petit Violon designs: Free patterns!

I have a friend who is having a baby. This is what I am making for her. I will have to hurry: She and her husband are coming over tomorrow evening!

Mon Petit Violon designs: Free patterns!

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