Crochet & Quilting

Kate Spain Central Park Quilt – Part 3

I can’t believe it’s done. Fully quilted, bound, and washed. Although we were having the in-laws over for dinner last night, I decided to make it my mission to get this quilt done. After grocery shopping [...]

Kate Spain Central Park Quilt – Part 2

One week until my parents arrive and the quilt is on track for completion by end of next week. Of course, this assumes that there aren’t any bumps along the way (like that never happens). The [...]

Kate Spain Central Park Quilt – Part 1

Just a few short weeks ago, we moved into our new home. In the midst of getting settled in, I decided that the guest room needed a new quilt before my parents arrive for Thanksgiving in [...]

Beginner Ribbed Crochet Hat Pattern (Men’s / Unisex)

I grew up with this crochet hat (toque) on my head most winters (and it usually had one of those big pom-pom balls dangling at the top). My mother made them for us when we were [...]

Sewing Pillowcase Dresses for Donation to Africa

Here are three of six dresses that I made this past weekend. I cut out 12 more which are in process and have material to make another 40. Yes, 40 more! All of this sewing came [...]

Bumpy Popcorn Crochet Scarf Pattern

My fifth and final scarf for donation to the Orphan Foundation of America is something I’d been wanting to do for awhile. I love texture and have been intrigued with the popcorn crochet stitch which creates [...]

Crocheted Striped Scarf with Railroad Border

My fourth scarf for donation to the Orphan Foundation of America is based on the same pattern as the last scarf. I used different yarn colors to create an interesting striped pattern and added a railroad [...]

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