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January 30, 2010
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Leahld22
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http://www.redheart.com The newsboy crochet/knit caps are here!  Click on free  red-heart e-book to find the newsboy cap in both crochet and knit patterns. Also many others including cute lil baby booties….

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February 2, 2010
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I found a site for woodworking.  It's a site full of free plans for furniture building, mostly pottery barn knockoffs.  She gives plans that can be done cheaply, with simple tools, and are fast working.  Check it out……I am totally in love with the site!

http://knockoffwood.blogspot.com/

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February 7, 2010
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http://www.howaboutorange.blogspot.com  You'll find craft tutorials,DIY,printable cards,notes,templates even free twitter backgrounds a wide varitey of things here!One cool thing how is how to make a bow from magazine pages and a cute valentine garland.

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March 19, 2010
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Brilliant!  Pleated apron with built in potholders……..using only 1 yard of material.  Found this tutorial via http://www.tipnut.com.

http://www.themotherhuddle.com/?p=2791

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March 26, 2010
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Reusable Swiffer Duster Cloths made with flannel………found this via http://www.tipnut.com

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March 27, 2010
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Cindy

They tell you NOT to wash disposable swiffers, (they tell you anything to make you spend more money!) but I rinse them through in warm water with a drop of washing up liquid in, then rinse in clear water and dry naturally.  They do ‘thicken’ up but are quite useable for months.  I only buy perhaps one pack a year.  Alternatively I also use ordinary cotton dusters dropped into water with a tiny drop of fabric softner (I only buy a bottle about every 18 months – I don’t use it in my washing) them wring out as dry as you can and damp dust.  It picks up very well and helps to stop dust re-settling as it has anti-static qualities.  I use the damp method for all surfaces, I only polish twice a year.

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April 7, 2010
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Here’s a link for a pattern quite similar to the apron Suzanne wrote about today.  The instructions are so well written that I could see actually making this! 

http://tipnut.com/utility-apron-cap/

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May 19, 2010
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http://myhq.com/public/c/r/crochetpoet/

This site is a collection of links to every kind of crochet project there is. I have used it many times and it is great.

Happy Crocheting

Darlenehappy-flower

June 3, 2010
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Now a lot of you folks might already know about this, but I just found it.  There is a website calledFreebies For Crafters and it has just hundreds and hundreds of crafts, craft patterns, BOM, just everythingyou can imagine-FREE.  It has a list that lets you pick a category and then shows you all of the sites that havepatterns or crafts or whatever under that category.  Your brain will just buzz there are so many wonderful and pretty websites to visit.  Well, I was excited anyway.  I am going to put the address below.(sorry, don’t know how to link stuff yet)  Just type this into your address bar and you will go to wonderful places.  I hope this is the right place to do this, sorry if it’s not.  I really think you will enjoy going to look around.  It’s awesome!!
 

http://freebiesforcrafters.blogspot.com/

 

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June 6, 2010
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Tipnut has updated her list of Yarn Stash Busters: Kitchen Goodies & Cozies both knit and crochet patterns.  I’m working on some new scrubbies today!

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June 6, 2010
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Thanks for that link CindyP!  I’m thrilled to make my own covers……I bought one micro-fiber one (they’re kinda pricey).  This will be great!  Thanks again!

July 14, 2010
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The “toothbrush” technique was mentioned in another thread.  Just ran into this tutorial, to give those who want to know about it.  Sure looks easy!

http://www.ragrugcafe.com/

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July 24, 2010
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Thought it might be fun to share sites we often find inspiration/ideas from.

 

http://tipnut.com/make-dishtowels/

This is one of the places I check in frequently .happy-butterfly

July 24, 2010
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This site has numerous free on-line craft project sheets…good stuff……

Have fun.

Bev

July 26, 2010
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http://www.sewing.org/index.html

This site has a lot of different projects for about anything you'd want.

Darlene  wave

August 11, 2010
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Here's the link that cought my attention on this site.  http://www.jonag.typepad.com/s…..yards.html

overall, I find this site is difficult to get around on … but once you get the hang of it, there's all kinds of itneresting things to check out.  She's a funny person!  Check out the Ironing Board tutorial too.  She's pretty imaginative and seems to have a talent for figuring stuff out. 

NOTE:  To anyone who tries making this bias tape, that last pin-together sewing seam is MIND BENDING!!!  But once you get it, it makes perfect sense.  Square up all your edges carefully at the start and measure the 1 3/4 inch marks carefully too.  It will really matter when you get to that last step.  It WORKS though!!! 

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August 29, 2010
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OMGosh!  Fabric stickers!!  Use up the last little bit of fabric…..fabric and double sided tape.

 

http://mairuru.blogspot.com/2009/11/my-way-to-make-fabric-stickers.html

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October 1, 2010
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Well, being what this is and all, how many have done Chicken Scratch? You can Google it and see lots of examples under images (or, even better, cross stitch on gingham).

 

I am about to teach a class on it and made a couple web pages on it that really are step by step by step. It helps you figure out how to do it yourself and get creative!

 

http://home.comcast.net/~mike-mortensen

 

If you have problems please let me know. I can add in more info if it is needed.

October 1, 2010
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Moopsee said:

Well, being what this is and all, how many have done Chicken Scratch? You can Google it and see lots of examples under images (or, even better, cross stitch on gingham).

 

I am about to teach a class on it and made a couple web pages on it that really are step by step by step. It helps you figure out how to do it yourself and get creative!

 

http://home.comcast.net/~mike-mortensen

 

If you have problems please let me know. I can add in more info if it is needed.


 

NICE! Wow I haven't done this since junior high (oops now called Middle School LOL). I have still have an apron that's yellow gingham with (I think) brown and white chicken scratch butterfiles….I need to find that!

 

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October 1, 2010
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I have wanted to do chicken scratch for a long time, never had the time while working and haven't thought of it recently.  Now I am excited to see that you are teaching this.  Gotta go get some gingham and floss and make an apron.  Thanks WVHC.

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