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One of the reasons that knitting is making such a huge comeback is that a hand-knit present is one of the greatest gifts to give or to receive. Who or what inspires you to knit? Here are some of my own personal inspirations.view details
The classic granny square is a major foundation piece of many crochet patterns. Here is an easy-to-follow tutorial for a basic double-crochet granny. Once you've mastered this simple pattern piece, you’ll be ready to take on all kinds of great crochet projects. Be warned: you’re about to get hooked!!view details
Here is a project that my fellow blogger Susan Beal would love, a gorgeously thick and luxurious wrap decked out with the season's hottest embellishment: a great big button. This is an easy weekend project that'll set you up in style come Monday morning.view details
I sometimes think that knitting projects are like that old saying--if it's not broken don't fix it--in that if you have a project that you've made successfully, why not just make it over and over and over again? Well, for one thing it completely destroys the surprise of opening a handmade gift made by you. And, let's face it-it can also be boring. I strongly advocate branching out and applying your knitting skills to new and beautiful things.view details
Organza envelopes are the perfect gift wrap for sentimental gift-givers. They’re great for heartfelt letters, hard-to-wrap jewelry, and tantalizing chocolates. Learn how to create two basic shapes with this tutorial and let the savvy gift-giving begin.view details
Holiday decorations don't have to be the traditional red and green to be festive. These tiny symbols of fashion not only make great ornaments, gift tags, or saches, but they're also super easy to make: you can prepare, quilt, and construct them in less than an hour.view details
While looking for a new way to beef-up my bedding, I found inspiration by layering coordinating curtains and tablecloths.view details
I can't think of anything cuter and easier to stitch up than a perky cocktail apron a la Lucille Ball. It makes a great accessory for entertaining (what a conversation starter!) or the perfect unique gift all for under $10 and less than half an hour of your sewing time.view details
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