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About IvoryKeys

  • Birthday 04/09/1974

A Few Things About Me

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  • Short bio
    I learned to crochet from my MeMaw when I was just a little girl. I'm a wife, Mom to 3 kids, and human mom to 3 cats.
  • Location
    Forney, Texas
  • Hobbies
    Crocheting, playing piano, digital scrapbooking
  • Occupation
    Music Teacher/Choir Director
  • Favorite hook type
  • Favorite hooks
    Boye and Susan Bates: aluminum and steel
  • Favorite projects
    afghans, potholders, doilies, bags
  • Crocheting since...
    I think it was around 1980 when I was about 6 years old

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  1. A friend asked for one in Hot Pink and Dark Purple to give as a gift to her niece. Of course I had to shop for yarn since I didn't have those colors on hand. The dark purple didn't show up as well in the photo because I didn't realize I had turned the flash off.
  2. IvoryKeys

    Buddy Puppy

    HOTH - Stayed up a little late to finish this little guy but I couldn't stand not getting him done.
  3. IvoryKeys

    Messy the Fox

    Totally fell in love with this cute fox that my 12 year old asked me to make.
  4. You do such awesome work! What a perfect gift idea!
  5. IvoryKeys

    Big cat

    Super cute!
  6. Super cute! You did a fantastic job!
  7. Just finished this up today. I love the way it turned out. I haven't lined it yet but that's on my list to do this weekend (maybe).
  8. My aunt sent a pattern book to me that she said was beyond her abilities but thought I would like a pattern or two especially the music one. Well, the afghan pattern was beyond my abilities (or rather it had a confusing section that really wasn't begging me to work it up) but I loved the treble clef panel and one of the note panels. I had been wanting to make a cover to lay over my piano bench since my cats have picked it with their claws jumping up on it so I modified the pattern a bit to see if I could make it work. Here's the result!
  9. I had to of been between 8 years old and 10 years old because my Memaw (grandmother) taught me to chain stitch and how to turn before she went into the nursing home. I remember working on chain after chain to impress her with getting even stitches. She also gave me a small loom (big enough to do those looped pot holders) and taught me to make pot holders then crochet an edging around them. My Aunt then took over one summer and got me started on a ripple stitch afghan. I worked on that off and on from 5th grade through my Senior year of High School. --- Don't judge -- more about that in a m
  10. Hi from Texas! Sometimes you just need a break from something you love to remember the joy of getting creating. Glad you found your mojo again!
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