Archive | December, 2015

Michael’s Gift Card Giveaway Winners

Michaels Gift Card Giveaway

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Announcing Winners! 

This is a quick posting to announce the winners of my Christmas giveaway.   The winners of the giveaway have been notified via email.

The notifications were sent to the emails of record.  ( the email used to become a member).

$50 Gift Card –  salemlady 6534

$15 Gift Card  –   Christine95762

2 Patterns from my Ravelry store (their choice) –  Annie_elaine
Congratulations to all the winners.   Please be sure to keep reading the posts more great prizes and contests will be happening in 2016.

I also have a special project I will be announcing at the end of the month with a colleague.



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My new Knit Animal Lovies book is now available!

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My new Knit lovie animal book is now available

I wanted to share the news;  My new knit animal lovie book is now available.  Gee, I didn’t know you could knit.   I hear this a lot.  But the fact is that yes, I am bi-stitchual… is that a word?   I enjoy just about every craft.  I still haven’t delved too much into scrapbooking.   I have made some cards and have basic supplies but the bug hasn’t hit me yet.

I learned that my new Knit Animal Lovies book is now available at   I designed 12 animal lovies but these are the 10 that were the final selections.    Each square has a different design so you can mix and match whichever square you like to the lovie of your choice.  I had so much fun making this.  I have a Crochet lovie book and people wanted a knit book.   These designs are different from those in the Crochet book.   (a couple overlap like the Puppy and Owl).     The books will be available in crafts stores such as Joann’s, Hobby Lobby, Knit Picks, Amazon, and many others  in January 2016.    It is a great value.

I wanted to share the info with all of you.  I know that many of you knit and Animal lovies make a great gift for little ones.  I love making these to give at Baby showers.    I wanted to share a few photos with you.  If you want to order your copy please go to this link:   Knit Animal Lovies Book    

.  I’m really happy with how the book turned out.  I think you are really going to like it.  Keep on reading to see some photos of the lovies in the book.

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Pretty, Fun and Easy Christmas Ornaments – Great for Kid Project

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Easy Christmas Ornament using Wire

Fun and Easy Christmas Ornaments.  

Before I had kids all my Christmas ornaments were made of glass.  Well at least the ones I bought at the store.  I have always enjoyed crafting and making my own Christmas ornaments but when I had kids the Christmas ornaments began to disappear year after year.  This was mainly due to the fact that they kept getting broken as we would decorate the tree with the kids.  This is a great tradition but it can be costly and even dangerous.   So reluctantly I moved onto plastic Christmas ornaments.   The first ones that came out were not that attractive and you could see the seams which was not good.   However with time these plastic Christmas ornaments have become quite good.

I like to make different Christmas ornaments each year and put up on a tree we use in the family room which is decorated only with homemade decorations.  I have decorations on that tree that were made with my children.  It always brings back happy memories when I see that tree.  I also have a separate tree in the living room with only store bought decorations or decorations that have been given to me by others.   This year I have been busy coming up with other decorating ideas.

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Win Michael’s Gift Card and other prizes – Details Below

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Michaels’ Gift Card Giveaway Details:

Christmas is just around the corner and before we know it is will be here.   I wanted to share my love of creativity  by doing a gift card giveaway.   Michaels is a store that I really enjoy shopping in and seems to be pretty popular in crafting circles.   This giveaway is NOT sponsored by Michaels but it is something that I want to do for my blog members.    First and Second place prizes are open to anyone in the USA.    The third prize of Ravelry patterns is open worldwide.    The contest will be open until December 15th.  A winners will be chosen on December 16th and will have 3 days to claim their prize.

1st prize – $50 Gift Card to Michaels stores 

2nd prize  –  $15 Gift Card to Michaels stores 

                                                                                               3rd Prize – any 2 patterns from my Ravelry store.  (You choose).

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How to sew Crochet Granny Squares together.. Easy Peasy!

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How to Sew Crochet square together

Learn to Sew Crochet Granny Squares Together

In this post I will teach you how to sew (seam) crochet pieces together.   Here I will demonstrate with a granny square but the same methods apply for other pieces as well.

I love crocheting and knitting but the one thing I really don’t enjoy that much is when I need to seam (sew) pieces together.  I know we’ve all been there.  We have just completed our last granny square and now the daunting task of sewing them all together is before us.  Well.. that and sewing in tails is another drudgery I would love to avoid.

If I had a magic wand I would just magically make all those tails go away and have all my pieces magically sew themselves together.   But alas no such luck.

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