Category Archives: organize

Sharing Some Vintage Crochet Books, and A Bird’s Eye View of My Library.


While I was busy getting my crochet and knitting books all put nicely on a relocated shelf the other day, I came across a few books I had totally forgotten about!  It was like Christmas all over!  So, I thought … Continue reading

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Royal Ball Winder . . . I Can’t Stop! :D


Sooo, I purchased a Royal ball winder online.  Free shipping, pick-up in store, from Walmart.  (I hope that’s not a dirty word.)  I picked it up yesterday after work.  First, I did some organizing, putting my library on a re-purposed book shelf, … Continue reading

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TECHknitting: The ball winder–a useful tool, especially with long color repeat yarns


I found this website today which has a plethora of useful information! Case in point, I have been looking for one more good reason  to purchase a ball-winder.  I have recently seen one put to good use in a video tutorial … Continue reading

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Knitting Needles and Tools Reviewed


“Take a look at your stash. See all those leftovers from projects past? Assorted oddballs and mini-skeins of this and that? What if you wanted to use them for a project? Some are still in the original packaging, but many … Continue reading

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Everyday Life at Leisure: 10 Creative Crochet Tips


  10 great tips that crocheters have shared with Leisure Arts over the years for using stuff from around the house to facilitate the art of crochet: To read the entire blog post:  Everyday Life at Leisure: 10 Creative Crochet Tips. Great … Continue reading

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12 Tips on How to Organize Your Yarn Stash | Lion Brand Notebook


I am posting this article from Lion Brand Yarn because I really, really need to get in and reorganize my yarn/thread stash.  Again.  I so often root around my yarn stash, before you know it, it’s a big pile of…well, … Continue reading

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The Uncluttered Lifestyle: Making Standard Binders Pretty


The Uncluttered Lifestyle: Making Standard Binders Pretty. This looks like such a fabulous idea!  I have several binders full of crochet patterns that I have photo copied, or printed from the web.  These binders look great, as well as being … Continue reading

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Tan Crochet Mesh Reusable Shopping Bag by GMaEllenCrochetGifts


  Tan Crochet Mesh Reusable Shopping Bag by GMaEllenCrochetGifts.

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Something Different with Fabric and Cotton Thread, cont’d!


This is a follow-up to a blog I posted January 28.  I actually finished quite a while ago, but . . . being the procrastinator I am . . . So.  Here is the finished product, which in the end … Continue reading

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Shameless Self Promotion! : } GMaEllen on Etsy.com


I just thought for a change I would post a review on my own Etsy shop!  Let’s see how well I do . . . GMaEllen on Etsy.  I started my little shop in March of this year.  With much … Continue reading

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