Monthly Archives: December 2012

Forgotten Treasure . . . Crochet Wine Tote, color Camel; Cotton Yarn


I made this lovely just about a year ago . . . not quite sure why I didn’t blog it then: I posted it in my Etsy shop and it sold almost immediately.  I sometimes wish I had kept it, … Continue reading

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These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things, From 2012


It’s the little things that keep me going. Happy New Year everybody . . . love, GMa Ellen

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This stop motion film is the work of Marion Ber, a Textile Art Degree student from Madrid. I think it’s absolutely genius! Crochet and knitted woolen cake ingredients, making a crocheted black forest cake – what’s…

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Comby Sampler Set | Knitting Kits | Producers of Knitting Needles in USA and Europe


Comby Sampler Set | Knitting Kits | Producers of Knitting Needles in USA and Europe. Very excited to have received this set in the mail the other day!  My first ‘quality’, and  interchangeable, knitting needles. An ideal set for introducing interchangeable needles to … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas! To: You and Yours, From: ME! (and my pool team)


Merry Christmas to all! Just wanted to share a little fun time from my pool team.  We belong to the W.W.W.I.P.L. (Walla Walla Women’s Invitational Pool League; from Walla Walla, WA and surrounding area) .  We are an organized, sponsored league.  This … Continue reading

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Artist crochets fabulous playgrounds for kids | MNN – Mother Nature Network


  Isn’t this the most wonderful thing??? “Once upon a time, Japanese-born fiber artist Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam was exhibiting a large crochet sculpture in a gallery in Japan, when children started playing on the piece. Three years later . . . ” (read … Continue reading

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Woo Hoo! New Books In My Library . . .


I received two new books in the mail the other day.  I just couldn’t resist!  I am always looking for new sources of inspiration, but I find I must choose new books very carefully, as my library is quite extensive. … Continue reading

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Chunky Knit Cowl – My New Favorite Thing!


So . . . as with so many things I create, I had no pattern.  It just sort of evolved into this fabulous, warm, stretchy and cushy infinity scarf / neck cowl.  What is the proper terminology anyway??? I got … Continue reading

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We recently announced changes to the Media Manager, which is designed to make it easier to upload images, audio, and video files to your site and edit their attributes. Galleries and the Carousel We…

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“A Christmas Wreath”, cont’d


Okay, last post on these little lovelies.  Just wanted to share some more pretty versions for you to try . . . Just in case you missed them, here are the links for the pattern. Crochet Thread: A Christmas Wreath, … Continue reading

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