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Replicating an old purse...

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So I had this purse (on the right) that I picked up at a thrift store many years ago, I used it for a few years and finally retired it to the closet in the hopes of one day being able to figure out how it was done and make a new one. This was long before I knew how to decrease or increase and flowers were way beyond my comprehension. Now that I think about it, I have no idea what kept me from throwing it away, it was more advanced than anything I had ever done at the time.

Well lucky for me I didn't cause now I have a little more knowledge about crochet than I had back then. In my "I know stuff" attitude, I took a few brief glances at it and proceeded to make my own. I counted how many stitches I needed to get up to on  the last round of the bottom in order to get the proper amount for the shell part, I failed to count how many rounds "they" did on the bottom, so naturally I got more rounds and a more pointier bottom instead of short and flat. Yeah, my head an…

My first sweater & second...

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My first sweater.

Ladies and maybe some gents, let me tell ya I was very scared to try this. I had been wanting to try to make a sweater for some time but was fearful I wouldn't be able to do it. I searched and searched for a simple pattern. When I come across this free pattern, I knew who I was going to make it for right away. Everything was going just fine and the pattern was easy to catch on to. It was when I got having to sew the sleeves on, when I had a dickens of a time with it. I put one on and ripped it out and this process went on over and over again for the whole day till I finally got it on there as nicely as I could without chunken it in the trash! LOL!


My beautiful step daughter in the sweater I made for her. Unfortunately even after all that work...it was a little too snug across the back. I probably should have went up a hook size.


I had a wedding to go to and wanted to make a light sweater to wear over a sleeveless top. Mostly cause I am self conscious about my fla…

Jungle series and a cow

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Soo what have I been up to lately...
I just realized it had been awhile since my last post here. I really don't mean to be so forgetful but sometimes I just can't help it! LOL! I go grab a skein and stand there wondering what it was I was going to do with it, if you only knew how frequent that really is..you'd be shaking your head and worry just how long my brain is going to hold up.


Soo let's see, the last thing I posted about was the red purse... (flipping through my Facebook page to recall what I have posted) ahhh... so I did this cute little cow, it wasn't too difficult (I say that now, at the time that's another story). I followed the directions precisely on this one, I didn't want to take the chance of messing it up. Unfortunately this was not a free pattern but can be purchased here. My brother laid claims on this as soon as I posted it on facebook! LOL!


I then started doing a jungle series, I really had soo much fun doing these.


The lion, monkey an…