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Yearly Archives: 2012


Broomstick Lace Scarf Instructions

I finished this broomstick lace scarf and I am so pleased with how it turned out. For those of you who are unfamiliar with broomstick lace, it is a crochet technique that uses a knitting needle to form the large loops. This video offers great instructions for the beginner or for someone who may need a refresher, as I did…

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Christmas on a Budget, Recipes

Christmas on a Budget – 2 More No-Sew Ideas

In 2011, from March to the end of the year, on the 25th of each month, I posted ideas to create Christmas on a Budget.  As I’ve mentioned before, this past year has been one of major on-going transition for Dave and I and Christmas has really been the last thing on my mind. But now with only a month…

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Sources for Sew-In Coin Purse Frames

I’ve had a few comments and e-mails asking for information about where to buy the sew-in coin purse frames. The half-circle frames I used for most of my coin purses I bought at Quilt-A-Bag in Markham, ON. The last time I was at Red Hen Fabrics in Atlanta, they had several different sizes and styles of purse frames, so if…

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Sewing, Sewing Tutorials

Coin Purse Tutorial and Free Pattern

Today I’m sharing the pattern and tutorial for the half circle sew in frame coin purses that I posted on Tuesday as part of the UR Priceless Coin Purse Blog Hop. Click here to access and print the free pattern. Be sure to set your printer to print at actual size or no scaling.   The size and shape of…

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