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In the Craft Room

Make no mistake, I like to do other things that have absolutely nothing to do with gardening. They're just rare and done almost exclusively while watching TV, during winter and/or when the rain won't stop. Sewing, crocheting, knitting, quilting and needlepoint all take turns keeping me occupied when the garden sleeps or the weather is simply not amicable enough for me to be in it.

This is the first full size quilt I made. It was for Alexis, my daughter. As she was quite the night owl, I thought stars would be her thing. She wanted to become an astronomer  at the time and picked this twinkly star pattern. It was entirely pieced and quilted by hand. Took me about a year to complete, working on it 1-2 hours at night while watching TV and a few more during the winter months. It wasn't perfect, but it sure looked nice after it was done and it taught me a great deal about the entire quilting process. It was fun too, picking out all these fabrics in varying blue and yellow tones to form a scrappy quilt.

Here are some links to crafting articles I've written for those wishing to learn some of these crafts:

St. Valentine's Day Hearts to Crochet

Why everyone should learn how to sew 

Sew your own car seat cushion

Don't throw those old clothes away!

Quilting lesson: 3 bar quilt block

Quilting lesson: 4 patch block

Learn to crochet: Basic crochet stitches

Learn to crochet: Basic crochet stitches, part 2

Crochet a Granny square hot pad

Crochet eyeglass cases

How to unravel a crocheted afghan

Re-using knitting yarn

Loom knitting: An introduction

Loom knitting: Purl stitch

Loom knitting: Casting off (binding off)

Loom knitting: Make a neck warmer

Loom knitting: Make a hat

Loom knitting: Make a scarf

Loom knitting: Make a shawl

Loom knitting: The chain cast on

Loom knitting: Knit stitch

Loom knitting: Make a flat panel on a round loom

Loom knitting: Flat knit stitch

Loom knitting: Make a gift bottle sleeve

Loom knitting: E-wrap stitch

Recycle old denim jeans

Make potholders out of old denim jeans

Basic sewing notions


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