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A Gecko and Christmas Gifts

First, a gecko: For my dad’s birthday a few weeks ago, I crocheted him this gecko (pattern here). He really likes geckos, so this was a perfect gift. And Planet June’s crochet patterns are great – really well written, realistic, … Continue reading

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Finished: Cotton Rug

Months ago, I told you about the cotton rug I had started braiding, then pulled apart and restarted with crochet. Shortly after that post, I ran out of colored sheets to use for “yarn” and was left with only neutrals. … Continue reading

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Friendship Bracelet Cuff

Ooh, this one was fun. Remember friendship bracelets? There were several elementary and middle-school years where every road trip, summer camp, or family vacation resulted in several new friendship bracelets. I really liked the fancy-looking chevron pattern, so when I … Continue reading

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Floating Pencil Holder

Every now and then, my husband dreams up a very specific project, and immediately makes it. There’s usually not much ruminating or “hmm, what should I make”, but rather “I’m going to make a pencil holder and this is what … Continue reading

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Quick Cloth Napkins

I’ve been on a cloth napkin kick lately. They’re quick to make, and dress up our everyday table nicely. This set was made for dear friends who just got married. To make: Cut a 17″ square of fabric Fold the … Continue reading

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Almost-reversible iPad case

Well, my iPad now has a home! I started with some narrow-line patchwork (tutorial here), then carefully cut into it to form the outside layer of my iPad cover. This is the ugly guts of it – remnants of quilt … Continue reading

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Pastry Dolman Shirt

Well, I made another dolman–sleeved shirt, this time in Lilac Pastry voile from Anna Maria Horner. I loooove voile for these shirts – it’s super soft and drapes very nicely. It seems like there are only limited prints available in … Continue reading

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Rainbow Clutch

A few days ago, I saw this lovely triangle patchwork pillow that prompted me to play around with some triangles myself. I think what I particularly liked was that these were equilateral triangles, instead of half-square triangles. Half-square triangles are … Continue reading

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Version 3, dolman-sleeved shirt

This version of my dolman-sleeved shirt has short sleeves (previous tops here and here), just in time for spring. Cute top + jeans is pretty much my uniform for work, and since it’s already hot in Hotlanta, it was time … Continue reading

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Orange paisley dolman-sleeved shirt

After the success of my last dolman-sleeved shirt, I’ve been working on progressively more summery versions. This is an elbow-sleeve length in orange paisley cotton. I attempted to draft a pattern off the previous dolman shirt I had made, but … Continue reading

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