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The Isabell Dress

The Isabell Party Dress
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] The Isabell dress is a tribute to my dear mother, Alice Isabell (Butson) Break, who passed away in November 2005. I loved my mother dearly – all 5’2” of her – and miss her little sayings. These days I find myself mouthing her words: “There is always more than one way […]

Spring`s Bubbly Bath Duo

Spring`s Bubbly Bath Duo 2
[columns] [span4] [/span4][span8] [/span8][/columns] Spring is in the air and with spring comes – spring cleaning. After an exhausting day of house beautifying it’s time to relax and beautify you. And what better way than by enjoying a long soak in a bubble-filled bath?  When it’s time to soap up and scrub the day’s cares […]

Sunny Day & Seaside Dishcloths

Sunny Day & Seaside Dishcloths
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] In the last issue, the Festive 2011, we worked Tunisian simple stitch with the double-ended hook. In this issue we’ll try a couple of fancier stitches. A great way to try new stitch patterns is to turn them into dishcloths, so here are two for you to try. For our placemats […]

Not Your Grandma’s Twin Set

Tweed Jacket
[columns] [span6] Tweed Jacket [/span6][span6] Lacy Shell [/span6][/columns] Here’s a new twist on the timeless Twin Set!  Instead of matching patterns and colours we reverse the colour combination for each piece and use completely different stitch patterns for each. The juxtaposition of a lacy stitch for the shell with venerable tweed for the jacket gives […]

Pineapple Afghan

Pineapple Afghan
[columns] [span6] [/span6][span6] [/span6][/columns] Kat, Kathryn’s nickname acquired in her crochet life, started crocheting as a teenager and it clicked for her although she is dyslexic. Since then, crocheting has become much more than a hobby. It has become a great passion and creative outlet for her over the years. She teaches crochet and is […]