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Crochet Inspirations – Vintage Sweater

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Isn’t it lovely?

It’s not crochet, but this is one of my favorite vintage/historical yarnworks.  This wool sweater is from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and is ca. 1895. The mutton sleeves are just wonderful!  I would wear this today, wouldn’t you?  One day I am going to make something like it…one day.  But until then, it will be one of my favorite inspiration pieces.  If you have a favorite inspiration piece, or if you have made a project based on an inspiration piece, I’d love to hear about it!

Beaded Necklaces For Summer

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These long beaded necklaces are eye catching and trendy!  They are a great summer accent and perfect for special occasions.   Wear alone or layer with some of your favorite pieces.

The length on these long necklaces allows you to wear them in so many ways:  the simplicity of letting it hang, the stylish double wrap, or an elegant knot.  These can even be wrapped around your wrist for a unique bracelet.

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What ever way you choose to wear them, they are sure to be a summer hit!

These handmade necklaces are available for you to buy right now in my Etsy Shop as well a great selection of other crocheted jewelry and scarves.   *Click here*

Handmade Granny Square Necklace

blackcreamgrannysquare1This beautiful necklace is a unique and attractive gift for your favorite crafter, a special gift for your mother or grandmother, or a charming treat for yourself!

This necklace has a 17″ chain crocheted with a sturdy crochet thread.  The granny square pendant is about 1 1/2″ square and made of black and cream acrylic yarn, stiffened to lay flat.

This handmade necklace is available for you to buy right now in my Etsy Shop as well a great selection of other crocheted jewelry and scarves.   *Click here*

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Throwback Thursday – Would You Wear This?

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Isn’t it lovely?

This is one of my favorite vintage/historical yarnworks.  This wool sweater is from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and is ca. 1895. The mutton sleeves are just wonderful!  I would wear this today, wouldn’t you?  One day I am going to make something like it…one day.  But until then, it will be one of my favorite inspiration pieces.

Do you have a favorite handmade inspiration piece, or have you made a project based on an inspiration piece?  I’d love to hear about it!  Leave a comment or a link to your blog post.

Stay inspired –
Ann’Re

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Ann’Re learned to knit and crochet as a young child and continues to pass on her love for these traditional and timeless hand crafts.   Born and raised in the Detroit area, she now lives in Amish Indiana with her husband and son.  You can find her work on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AnnReCrochet 

Crochet Necklace WIP

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Soon to be another beautiful necklace chain in progress just for you! ❤  What kind of pendant would you like to see with this?

You’ll find my entire collection of hand beaded crochet necklaces in my Etsy shop here:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/AnnReCrochet

Until my next update, stay inspired and be crafy!

Ann’Re

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Ann’Re learned to knit and crochet as a young child and continues to pass on her love for these traditional and timeless hand crafts.   Born and raised in the Detroit area, she now lives in Amish Indiana with her husband and son.  You can find her work on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AnnReCrochet 

Throwback Thursday – My Market Bag

I have to be honest: I don’t make a lot of stuff for myself. I’m usually so busy making for others. This weeks Throwback Thursday post is one of my favorite projects, and one of the few things I made for myself…a ‪Market Bag.
bag3pA few years ago I had made a lot of Christmas gifts and had quite a bit of yarn leftovers. They sat in my stash waiting to be used. That summer my family took a trip to a local flea market and one of the things I noticed was that many of the sellers there had tyvek shopping bags for sale. There were a few sizes from the standard grocery size to large bags with wheels. My thought is usually “why would I buy something like that when I could make it myself?” But do I? Most of the time, no, and I end up buying one anyway.
bag1pBut this time I didn’t and when we got back home, I pulled out all those yarn leftovers from my stash and went to work. A few days later it was finished…and I loved how it came out. The colors worked great together and there was plenty of yarn to make a good, heavy duty bag. No problem carrying canned goods or veggies and nothing is going to fall through it.

Laying down this bag measures about 10 inches (26 cm) across on the bottom and
bag2pabout 21 inches (53 1/2 cm) across the top. It is about 11 inches (28 cm) deep and the handles measure about 7 inches (18 cm) wide. It is just a basic single crochet and I used double yarn throughout.

This was a great project for using leftover yarn, and a useful, heavy bag for all those goodies you get at the farmers markets! I still use it all the time and it remains one of my favorite project.

Do you have a favorite item you made for yourself? I’d love to hear about it! Share about it in the comments or link to the post on your blog!

Until next time, stay inspired and be crafy!

Ann’Re learned to knit and crochet as a young child and continues to pass on her love for these traditional and timeless hand crafts.   Born and raised in the Detroit area, she now lives in Amish Indiana with her husband and son.  You can find her work on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AnnReCrochet 

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

…because I’m working on Christmas creations!

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I’m working on putting together my 2016 Christmas snow flake ornament set, as well as a couple other ornament sets.  I’m also working on this years garland design.  Everything will be available to order starting November 1!

Until next time, stay inspired and be crafy!

Ann’Re learned to knit and crochet as a young child and continues to pass on her love for these traditional and timeless hand crafts.   Born and raised in the Detroit area, she now lives in Amish Indiana with her husband and son.  You can find her work on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AnnReCrochet