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Crocheted Shoes

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We’ve been taking a look at crocheted fashion the past few weeks, from crocheted jewelry to celebrities in crochet. This week, let’s look at some crocheted shoes – some mass produced and some hand-made.

Men’s Vintage Crochet Fashion

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Oh, vintage fashion. Sometimes the years gracefully age what was once popular. Other times, they are not so kind. I leave it to you to decide which is which of the following photos.  

Anytime is Tea Time

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There is never a bad time for tea time. Did you know that different types of tea have great health benefits for you?  For example, green tea boosts your metabolism and contains antioxidants.  Black

Doily Crafts – Inspired ideas

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Some crocheters love doilies with their intricate designs, while others find them time-consuming and boring.  Whether you crochet a doily yourself, find it at a craft store or stumble across it at a second

Doily Dresses – The Latest Twist on Doilies

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Doilies are decorative mats that are usually made of paper or fabric.  They have been used to protect surfaces, bind flowers, and showcase sweets and cakes… But have you ever considered doilies for clothing?

Vintage Potholders – Retro Kitchen

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A retro kitchen uses the style of the 1950’s with vintage and replica accessories to complete the space. There were three main color schemes that were popular during the 50’s: pastel, modern and Scandinavian.

Collecting Vintage Crochet Potholders

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Potholders are available in many colors and shapes which give them an appeal for decorating kitchens, but they also serve a practical purpose while cooking. When you are talking about vintage crochet potholders, the

Uses for Vintage Potholders

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Vintage crochet potholders have a practical and beautiful purpose in the home kitchen. The vintage designs are far from the traditional square potholders sold in big box stores, but they still can be used

Flower Embellished Vintage Crochet Potholders

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Collectable vintage potholders have many designs, with one popular style being floral prints or dimensional flowers sent in the center of the piece. These attractive potholders were embellished with a variety of flower types,

Vintage Potholders in the Kitchen

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Vintage potholders have a different look and appeal than modern-day potholders. Your first thought when hearing the word potholder is commonly a thick, square fabric that keeps your hands safe while handling hot items.

Vintage Crochet Bloomer Potholders

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You may have seen the cute little dress potholders, but what about the bloomers? These little shorts were often called ladies bloomers, and have a similar history to the dress potholders. Vintage crochet potholders

Crochet Rugs: A Modern Classic

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Crochet rugs have been around for years.  They come in all shapes, sizes, colors and designs.  They are trendy, stylish, functional and have a very fun process behind the final product.  Check out some

Crochet Guild of America – CGOA/Knit and Crochet Show and Maggie’s Crochet Shop

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Next weekend is the Fall Crochet Show!!! Here is the SCOOP… The Fall CGOA (Crochet Guild of America)/Knit and Crochet Show is being held October 2-6, 2013. The conference location in Concord, North Carolina

Vintage Crochet Lace Doilies – Wall Art

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A while ago I saw, a crochet room divider on the apartment therapy website. The divider was crocheted using a heavy jute type rope and a large crochet hook. When I saw this I

Sunbonnet Sue: Inspirational Designs and History

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Sunbonnet Sue is perhaps one of the most widely recognized crochet and needlework designs. This lovely and traditional pattern is used to create the most charming dolls, clothing, quilts, and accessories, and makes the

Vintage Potholders: Reds & Blues

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Vintage Potholders are sure to remind you of a simpler time.  The first all-potholder leaflets came about in 1941, complete with stitch instructions and patterns. This was a classic time before television: when the

Angelically easy ornaments

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During our recent involvement with the Brenner Children’s Hospital Festival of Trees we decorated a christmas tree with a plethora of handcrafted angel ornaments that were donated to us by crafters all over the

Thankful for Our Blessings

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Thank you to everyone who sent in crafted angels for the Brenner Children’s Hospital Festival of Trees! With the Thanksgiving holiday we have spent time counting our blessings, and we have a basket full