Spring Crafts

September 28, 2016 | Posted by Guest Reviewer | ART, CRAFT |

Spring means butterflies…bees, and sun:  

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September 24, 2016 | Posted by Lesley Jakobsen | ART, CRAFT |

Some of our quilting and stitching… We’re running out of wall room, so someone will have to put their foot down:

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Long Boho Crochet Vest

May 5, 2016 | Posted by Lesley Jakobsen | Annabel Lee, CRAFT, Crochet |

I wanted to use my lovely Noro yarn. I wanted to make this vest.   It is in Cleckheaton No 934, “outrageous crochet” by Penny O’Neill.  So…  I put the two together.  Here is the front. This is the back.     Here”s a hint – I found it useful to cut out cardboard circles in the three sizes and measure my medallions against them as I went.  Much easier than getting the tapemeasure out all the time.   When I had finished the main part  (see that blue line?) I jut kept going  I want it to be long enough to…

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Crochet Cabaret

April 17, 2016 | Posted by Lesley Jakobsen | Annabel Lee, CRAFT, Crochet |

BIG REVEAL TIME!  I have finished the blue Juliet Jacket The buttons are little clear ones with blue flowers. Problem is, I decided to crochet only one buttonhole because I was too lazy at that time to bother with measuring for placement. I also thought that I would not do up the buttons. But now that I see it finished, I think it needs to be done up. So one day I must be very brave and get out the seam ripper, carefully cut buttonholes and then buttonhole stich around the cut quickly. Eeep! Can anyone think of a better way…

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Harmony Bag For?

November 16, 2015 | Posted by Lesley Jakobsen | Annabel Lee, Bags, CRAFT, Crochet |

The Harmony Bag is almost, kinda finished.   Here it is —- TA DA!  But my question is, what is it for?  It is far too delicate for me to throw my usual houseload of things into and drop onto nasty floors. I will glue in some gems in to replace the ones which are missing from the leafy green vintage brooch, when I have some glue, but I am still not sure about the brooch there.  What do you think? Now, you may ask, why doesn’t this woman have any glue.  Is it just because she can’t find anything in…

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