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DIY Chesire Cat costume accessories (Crochet)

Its that time of the year again, where I scramble at the last minute to make a Halloween costume! This year I'm planning on dressing up as the Cheshire Cat, in the style of the 1951  Alice in Wonderland Disney movie. The Cheshire cat and I go a long way, and if you've read this… Continue reading DIY Chesire Cat costume accessories (Crochet)

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The rewards of teaching

Last month I taught my very first in person crochet class.  Speaking in public has been something I've enjoyed in school and work, but I've never really considered myself a teacher. I still feel fluttery and excited when I think that I actually transmitted something I know to other people. I spent an afternoon teaching… Continue reading The rewards of teaching

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How to: Crochet amigurumi flower pot

This amigurimi flower-pot is both beautiful and fun to make. I think this is the perfect weekend project for someone itching to crochet something quick and rewarding. I started with Lion Brand's Amigurumi potted plant pattern (you'll need a free account to download the pattern) and grabbed scrap yarn from my stash. Crocheting the "brick" pot… Continue reading How to: Crochet amigurumi flower pot

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Crochet & Knit christmas gifts

Short post this week. (I've been feeling sick and am in the middle of packing for Christmas VACATIONS!)  I went to my local knitting/crochet meetup and met some awesome girls for tea. We exchanged presents and spent the afternoon knitting/crocheting/ranting. It's really different (and more fun!) to craft with other people. You see the different… Continue reading Crochet & Knit christmas gifts