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Michigan’s Prayer Shawl Ministry – Ramona’s Story

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We recently received an e-mail sharing a very special story that had everyone at Maggie’s Crochet gathered around to read it – everyone smiling from ear to ear.  Ramona Saintandre told us a story

Sweets and Sillies from Winter Wonderland

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The Northeast and Midwest have been getting heavy snow and freezing rain.  The winter storms have caused over 1 million homes and businesses in the Northeast to lose power.  The heavy snow, ferocious winds

Valentine’s Day Food Ideas and Recipes

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Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching next week. Why not plan to make some creative foods to celebrate your love for your family and friends?   The recipe for these Cupid’s Arrow Cupcakes can be

Get Inspired and Get Creative!

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Happy Sunday to my creative friends! As we gear up for a new week, let’s share some creative inspiration.   How will you get creative this week? If you enjoyed this post, read other

Sunday Inspiration

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Enjoy a little inspiration as you prepare for a new week! If you enjoyed this post, check out other bits of Wisdom and Wit. Hugs, Maggie Be sure to… Visit my Website Join me

Yarn Crafts: No Knitting or Crocheting Required!

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We often think of yarn as a commodity for crocheters and knitters, but it doesn’t have to be.  With the various colors and textures of yarn, it is perfect for many general crafts as

Confessions of a Yarn-oholic

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I’m a Yarn-oholic and I’m not ashamed to admit it.  Are you? Yarns on sale at Maggie’s Crochet include: Di Vinci by Lion Brand, Vanna’s Color by Lion Brand, Patons Classic Wool, Aran Irish

Creative Super Bowl Dessert Ideas

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The Super Bowl is quickly approaching as fans are held in suspense to see if their team will win the Vince Lombardi Trophy.  The excitement is arising for the commercials, the coin toss, the

Free Pattern – Starbella Luxe Scarf

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Premier ® Yarns has so many specialty yarns that are perfect for making glitzy and glamorous, or cuddly and cozy scarfs and accessories. Starbella Luxe® is one of my favorites, with its touch of

Free Pattern – How to Arm Knit a Couture Jazz Scarf

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Arm knitting, finger knitting, hand chaining…..they are all the rage in the handicraft community these days. If you haven’t tried arm knitting yet, here’s your opportunity to learn it from the best! Couture Jazz®

Sunday Wit and Wisdom

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Welcome to 2014, and the latest edition of Wit and Wisdom. Enjoy!               Hugs, Maggie Be sure to… Visit my Website Join me on Facebook Subscribe to the

Crochet Happy New Year 2014

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Blog from SimplyCrochetMagazine http://www.simplycrochetmag.co.uk/blog/13-resolutions-for-2013/ I realize this is for 2013 but isn’t it beautiful!!! Original post… Earlier this week I asked you all what your new years resolutions for 2013 would be and I

New Year’s Resolutions from the Kitties

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Here are some cute kitties making their New Year’s Resolutions. Hope they will inspire you!                     Hugs, Maggie Be sure to… Visit my Website Join

Easy New Year’s Party Ideas

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I love New Year’s Eve parties. What I don’t love is planning them. Here are some great ideas from around the internet that will make planning that special party easy and fun. Real Simple

Report from CGOA – Design Competition Part 2

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A highlight of my fall crochet travels was attending The Fall 2013 Crochet Guild of America Knitting and Crochet Conference in Concord, North Carolina. The event featured a Crochet Design Competition that showcased the

Merry Christmas from Maggie’s Crochet

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Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! Enjoy these pics from our office party. We had a blast!                                

Easy Christmas recipes

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One of the best things about the holidays is the food. There’s always so much of it! I love cooking, but during the holidays I don’t want to spend ALL of my time in

Thursday Wit and Wisdom – Cozy

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Here’s another example of needlework in advertising. This time it’s knitting for Christmas. Enjoy! Are you ready?               Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Maggie’s Crochet! Hugs, Maggie

Garden at the Denver Art Museum

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  Crochet bombing takes on a creative edge with the Garden of the DAM(ed) display at the Denver Art Museum. Created and constructed by the Ladies in Fancywork Society (LSF), this crochet garden adorned

Easy Christmas Cookies

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Nothing says “Christmas” like cookies! From whimsical to just plain yummy, here are some of my favorite recipes. Food.com offers a variety of cookie recipes. The Christmas cornflake cookie is a more traditional type

Experimenting with Crocheting a Coral Reef

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The first thought that comes to mind after viewing the beautiful crochet coral reefs is “How can I make my own coral reef?” The Crochet Coral Reef (CCR) project uses the method of hyperbolic

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.

Thursday Thoughts

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Only 13 days until Christmas. Did I just stress you out?     Have some crochet inspiration to brighten your day.                          

Christmas Craft ideas

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I love making holiday decorations, don’t you? There’s just something  special about handmade ornaments and decorations. As I was browsing the internet last week I found these great ideas and just had to share

Why crochet a coral reef?

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  The Institute for Figuring (IFF) showcased a beautiful display of the Crochet Coral Reef (CCR) project through a traveling display. The Denver Art Musem included the display as part of the “Spun” exhibit

Wednesday Wisdom, Serious and Silly

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Here are some items sure to lift your spirits and make you smile. Enjoy!                               Hugs, Maggie Be sure to…

Inspiration from The Great Barrier Reef

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It is helpful to know the details of The Great Barrier Reef to fully understand the complexity of the Crochet Coral Reef (CCR) project. The Great Barrier Reef is considered to be one of