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mrs who

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  • Birthday 09/01/1968
  1. I would *swear* that today's pattern (a tote bag w/a Yorkie in it) has already been offered. http://www.anniesattic.com/free_pattern_day/index.html
  2. I really like CT! and can find new issues quickly at my local supermarket. They seem to be quite late sending the subscriptions, which is why I don't subscribe.
  3. http://www.anniesattic.com/detail.html?prod_id=20095 I think this would be lovely in pink!
  4. Really gorgeous - great work!!!
  5. Absolutely lovely! You do fabulous work - very impressive!
  6. http://www.maggiescrochet.com/pages/40_Free.htm Maggie's crochet is giving away 40 free patterns as soon as her (free) newsletter subscription reaches 40,000. If you're not a member, you might want to hop over and join!!
  7. I've been brainstorming about simple, simple things kids can do who are learning single crochet. For instance, a square can be can be a mug rug, a doll house rug, a blanket for a doll house. Two small squares can be sewn together and stuffed to make sachets or beanbags, leave one end open for a little purse. Two rectangles can make a doll sleeping bag. You can make simple baby (or doll) booties by folding up a rectangle, sewing the back and gathering the toe. Two larger squares can be a funky hat, a tea cosy, a larger purse (with chained strap). Can you give me some other ideas? I'd like to
  8. I think there is an error in the pattern. Hdc3tog is definitely a decrease - it's turning three stitches into one stitch. See instructions/video : http://www.nexstitch.com/v_half_double_crochet_dec.html Likewise, Dc2tog is also a decrease - taking two stitches and turning them into one stitch. http://www.nexstitch.com/v_double_crochet_dec.html I suspect they meant one of those decreases to be an increase. I have never seen a ripple which does nothing but decrease unless it was for a ripply triangle!
  9. Oh thank you! I hadn't thought about going simple with one or two colors, LOL! I figured it had to be bold but now that I think about it :eek:eek bold would be really over the top! Thank you so much - you are all very creative!
  10. I little while ago I asked for advice about a bright green rug with my off-white Ikea living room. Well, we exchanged it for a rug the color of melted vanilla ice cream, which is very pretty. A friend in the UK sent me some curtain fabric I had been admiring and there was enough to do curtains and two pillows for the sofa. Oh - and we bought new lamps for $12 at Lowes! (They discount stuff every Saturday AM, apparently!) We decided to get a cover for the sofa and here is what we have so far: WOW that looks bright!!! It's not that bright in real life! This is a more accurate view of t
  11. http://www.io.com/~cortese/pix/crafts/joining_squares.GIF This is a great layout for joining squares. I prefer to sew grannies together, but once I joined by doing sc only I held the squares together and did an sc in the first stitch of the front one, then an sc in second stitch of the back one, sc in the third stitch on the front, sc in the fourth on the back. It laid flatter than slip stitching. I seem to recall that I read about that technique on CP or the old "crochetlist". It was about 8 years ago, so my memory might be fuzzy!
  12. Flower sellers (female street vendors) in Victorian/Edwardian times wore triangular, red shawls. It was a kind of trademark, I believe. So a simple, triangular red shawl would definitely work!
  13. My step-grandmother - a fabulous crafty, baking diva - made these through the 70's. We had a white acrylic one with multi-color pompoms and an all green acrylic one w/red pompoms. They sat on our television at Christmas! One of my happiest memories of Christmas as a child! I searched for a similar pattern in the 90's and found this one, though it goes over a cone of plastic canvas, not a styrofoam cone like the originals. If this is it, PM me for the details.
  14. I've been doing stuffed animals for about 10 years, and the BEST tip of all was already mentioned a bunch of times: use a small hook and nice, tight stitches. Even if that means resting my hand more frequently, firm stitches are ALL the difference between a professional look and a chintzy, cheapy look. Stuffing the items firmly is NOT a requirement, actually, as long as the pieces themselves are really tightly crocheted. Some things I've left somewhat huggibly-squashily stuffed - particularly in the tummy area - and it "worked" because the parts themselves were firmly crocheted. I like usin
  15. I'm not exactly sure what that means. I didn't look around the whole website, so I can't speak for anything they put on it. I printed info from a bunch of different Fung Shui for Beginners type articles for my own fun reading. I hope everyone uses her own judgement about what she reads. We had fun putting a few Asian touches here and there. I especially liked my DH folding little red paper cranes for my windowsill - I thought that was very romantic!
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