Crafts, Crochet, Quilts and Custom Creations


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Linus Connection

A wonderful crafty lady that I know, Jennifer of http://blog.sewhooked.org/ does a lot of work for the Linus Connection. Linus Connection is a charity in central Texas that provides blankets for children (infants to teens) in need. They may be homeless or in foster care, or even in the hospital.

Last month when her group had their monthly meeting they discovered they were 200 blankets short of those that were requested of them. Jen put a call out to her crafty friends, to send her orphan blocks (yarn or fabric). I am always working on a crochet blanket in front of the tv, so I had one nice and ready to send along to her. So instead of just sending blocks I was able to send her a whole crocheted baby blanket.

Here is a picture of that, and it is even from a pattern that Jennifer wrote called, “Oh Wavy Baby” http://blog.sewhooked.org/2009/02/07/crochet-oh-wavy-baby/

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Then… I glanced at my stash of fabric and knowing that it had been just a little too long since I had finished a quilt top, I pulled out the Spiderman fabric I got on super sale, dug through my stash for some coordinating colors, found the perfect pattern, and got cutting. A day and half later I had this…

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More information on the Linus Connection can be found here: http://www.linusconnection.org/


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Holiday gifts

This was finished before the holidays but it was the last gift I gave out. I can finally post the pictures. I made three of these sets, with different colors and themes, but all of the others were made last minute… so there are no pictures.

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The pattern is the Flirty Skirty from The Apron Lady Sewing Designs http://www.weekendkits.com/apron-lady-flirty-skirty-pattern.html They worked up super quick and I made matching oven mits for each apron and everyone seemed to love them. Now I just need to make myself one… haha… perhaps after I clean my sewing room. It is once again a mess.


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Just a Few Snapshots…

of what I have been up to. For some holiday gifts this year I made some pot holders/hot plates for a few family and friends. I used some of Jennifer Ofenstein’s patterns. I really like the way that they turned out. They were quick, easy, fun, and well received. I also managed a few aprons and matching oven mits. I only took a picture of one of the sets and that gift has still yet to be given… but I will post pictures of them as soon as I give the gift.

Happy New Year Everyone!!

Sweets Hot Plate/Pot Holder

Wonky Tree Hot Pad/Pot Holder

Patterns for both designs can be found at sewhooked.org