Sunday, January 20, 2008

FM 1/21/08

I didn't know this, but you must label the items you make for sale. I thought just having care instructions with the article would be good enough, but apparently, I am wrong. For more info, check this site out:
http://crochet.about.com/library/bllabel_apparel.htm

I started reading "Woman's Day" a very long time ago, long before marriage and kids, while I was still in high school. I especially liked their craft pages (yes, they did have it back then - I even remember that they would have crafts on a sort of regular basis). I still subscribe to "Woman's Day" tho it seldom has any crafts. This month, however, it does have a link for crochet patterns. I particularly like the last pattern, the bag. Here's the link:
http://www.womansday.com/home/12725/12-crochet-crafts.html

Here's some more free crochet patterns, pretty cool stuff:
http://www.quamut.com/category/crochet

Yes, I know Dr Martin Luther King Jr's birthday was January 15. But the federal celebration of the holiday in January 21, so I'm including this today. Any day is appropriate for peace, in my opinion.
http://crochet.craftgossip.com/martin-luther-king-crochet-for-peace/2008/01/16/


Before you know it, Valentine's Day will be here. Want something quick and cute to crochet for Valentine's Day? Here you go:
http://crochet.craftgossip.com/everywhere-a-valentine/2008/01/14/

I stumbled across this site and thought it was very pretty:
http://designismine.blogspot.com/2008/01/frenchknicker-faux-crochet.html
It is very similiar to Maggie Weldon's porcelain work with doilies, her stuff is _beautiful_.
And since I mentioned it, here's her site. The bowls are lovely, but i have to admit I'd be a little afraid to use them - afraid I might break them. Fortunately for me, she also sells ornaments, that I wouldn't be afraid of breaking. Here's her bowl work and you can check out the ornaments from there:
http://www.lacepottery.com/Pottery_large_bowls_main.htm

Want to see somebody crochet a baby amigurumi penguin - here you go:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Crochet-a-Baby-Penguin-Amigurumi/

I'm not a crochet designer (nor do I play one on tv;)) but here's a blog by one. Just in case you think crochet designers are "rolling in the dough" and that makes it okay to duplicate their patterns for your profit, Kim Guzman's here to point out the error of your ways:
http://kimguzman.bravejournal.com/

What can I say? I love M's Crone-Findlay's stuff. If I had a grandchild, he or she would be wearing this hat - at least long enough for me to take a picture;) I doubt I could get my sons to wear them now....but I could try;)
http://www.modadea.com/patterns/CTFEB07froghat.htm
Noreen Crone-Findlay's froggy hat


I know, I know - everybody thinks bunnies are so cute and so innocent. But on this particular blog, they are evil. You can ust the pattern provided to crochet an evil bunny (or a good bunny, whatever you would prefer):

As always, I do not get a kickback from any of these folks. I'd be willing to take a kickback;) but nobody offers any payola to be posted on my blog. oh well.

_enjoy_

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