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    Knitting 101: Part 2

    Sara from CraftSnob just posted Knitting 101: Part 2. Hop on over and check it out if you don’t know how to knit? I decided to do video tutorials so the instructions would be easier to follow. Also next week I will be posting this pattern. The short version will be posted on this blog if you know how to knit you will have it available to you. The full pattern with photo instructions will be posted on craftsnob.com next Monday. Here is a sneek peek! “It’s a Cinch Headband”… and cowl… Check back next week for the pattern!

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    Update…

    What have I been doing? I looked today and noticed that my blog posts have become far and few between. The reason for that is the sun has finally come out and I have been able to leave the state of mild depression and escape into sunshine. I am taking lots of long walks with my kids in the triple wide stroller. I have not ceased my knitting and pattern designing. I have just slowed down. It has been a good break and I think I need to soak up the sun and inspiration for a time before I can start creating again. Also I have been very busy creating…

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    Knitting Needle Organizer

    So for most of my time knitting and crocheting this is how I have stored my needles. Pretty to look at, but not so wonderful when trying to find the specific needle or crochet hook. I did a little research on Etsy and found a wonderful shop. The woman hand sews knitting needle organizers, crochet hook organizers, and project bags. She is wonderful to work with. When I saw her work I asked for a specific fabric pattern and she went out that night and found exactly what I wanted. I LOVE having my needles organized. Just wanted to share in case anyone is in the market for an organizer…

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    Flowers and Lace Headband

    Newest items in my Fiona’s Frills store. I will be working on this as a crochet pattern this summer. If you are interested in testing please comment below and let me know. I will add you to my list of people to notify when the test is posted on Ravelry. Boho Flower and Lace Crocheted Headband I have also listed the simple lace headband in dusty pink… and in Knight

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    Full Frame Goodness!

    So my husband and I recently decided we wanted to move up from a cropped frame sensor camera Canon 20D, to a full frame camera Canon 5D Mark I. This may not make a lot of sense to most of my readers. It basically means that I now can get more out of all the lenses I already have. I LOVE my new camera. I can’t wait to experiment with all the possibilities that come with it. Here are some photos taken with the Mark I. I have fallen back in love with crochet. I love knowing both how to knit and crochet. The last year I have focused completely…

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    Pretty

    Due to the snow…that just keeps coming. And spring which seems to be hybernating a little longer than usual this year. I did a photo shoot inside my house featuring some of the things that I love. I tried to be creative. I find I am still learning a lot about photography and how I can grow. This was one of those learning experiences. Even though I am not completely satisfied with the outcome of the project I thought I would post a few images anyway. White Peacock Feathers Notions…lace, ball fringe, and more lace… PALM Fashion Magazine. I finally managed to get a couple sent to me from Japan.…

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    Sightings

    I have decided to do a series of posts of sightings of my work and designs. Here are some pictures of the Amazon Stripe Beanie I knitted for Allyson Baker. She did a birthday photo shoot with her darling baby boy, August and her husband Rich. I love how the photos turned out. You can see the whole post here. Here are a few images of her wearing her “favorite hat” (Amazon Stripe in Malabrigo Marino Worsted in Natural). I love seeing my designs in action. This is a hat I knitted myself but I would love to get some “sightings” of ┬áitems YOU have knit. Allyson is a good…