Harvest Leaf Bag

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I love autumn.  Cooler temperatures, harvesting the garden, picking apples, finding the perfect pumpkin (and eating the seeds), digging out the warm woollies … the list goes on and on.  And of course, there is the beautiful changing colors in the trees. This Harvest Leaf bag can’t be worn, but it does make a great […]

Crafting #bizwins

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I can not begin to tell you how much I have learned in the last 10 months about business in general, craft businesses, marketing and promotion! Sometimes my head is swimming with all that I’ve learned – and how much I realize I still could learn. One of my business guru “idols” is Tara Swiger. […]

Mystery Sampler 20 Bag

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It’s pattern release Monday again!  This time, I have a special pattern for you. It’s a great stash buster and learning experience rolled into one design. The pattern is called Mystery Sampler 20 Bag. The “mystery” isn’t that you are making a bag – it’s that the rounds are determined by a random number generator! […]

Independence Striped Bag

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How did it get to be July already?! It seems just last week we were celebrating Memorial Day! Well, however that time managed to disappear, I spent part of this last month getting the Independence Striped Bag polished, tested and tech edited and was able to release it late last night!  Just in time for our 4th […]

FO Friday – using scraps

This month’s Designers Challenge over on Ravelry was to use scraps to make something in the free-form technique. Now, if you search for freeform knitting or crochet on the web, you’ll see all sorts of examples – but most of those are too, well, um … messy, in my opinion. They’re considered Art and less […]