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A Little Change Is Good

Ann’Re Crochet is now…

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Wheee! I’m excited!

knitDon’t worry, change is good! I’m not changing my passion for bringing you excellent crochet, but didn’t want to be limited to just crochet.  For examples, I have some great knit scarves coming out as well as some sewn scarves.   The name change represents a wider variety of handmade items and I am looking forward to expanding here in the future.

The changes have been made here, on Etsy, Facebook, and Instagram.  I’m working to make sure all my links are updated and I apologize in advance if I miss any.  If you find a link isn’t working, please let me know.

I’m so glad to share my handmade crafts with you and thanks for growing with me!

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/AnnReHandmade and you can also follow her on Facebook and Instagram.
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Ovarian Cancer Awareness

ovariancancerribbon.jpgMost people know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the ribbon color is pink.  Thanks to awareness, many lives are saved each year from breast cancer.

Most people probably don’t know that September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month or that the ribbon color is teal.   There is not nearly enough awareness about one of the most deadly of women’s cancers.

Approximately 21,980 women each year will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In 2014, ovarian cancer claimed over 14,000 lives. The symptoms of ovarian cancer are few and often subtle.  They can easily be confused with other ailments and many women won’t be diagnosed until the cancer has spread.  Even doctors don’t always recognize the symptoms.  My husbands cousin knew something wasn’t right and it took a year before she was finally diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer.  She lost her battle seven years later.

Had there been more awareness, she might have been diagnosed sooner.  Had there been more awareness, the 5-year relative survival rate for ovarian cancer might be higher than 45%.

Please help spread the awareness for ovarian cancer, continue to pray for those who are battling ovarian cancer, and the families of those who lost a loved one to it.  If you’ve lost a loved one to ovarian cancer or have a loved one who is fighting, I would love for you to honor them in the comments below.

Monday Inspiration: Crochet Car

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Crochet art is always fascinating to me.  The time and creativity it takes to accomplish some of these pieces…impressive.  This one is found at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Prague.  The simplicity of the ecru color allows the detail of the work to stand out.

What has inspired your creativity lately?  I’d love to hear from you.

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/AnnReHandmade and you can also follow her on Facebook and Instagram.
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Classic Fringed Scarf – You Pick the Color!

The days are getting shorter and soon there will be a chill in the air.  Now is the time to order that fall scarf to match your gloves, to show your favorite colors, or to support your favorite school or team!  Pick your colors and place your order for this classic fringed scarf because FREE shipping ends on August 31, 2017! Use coupon code FREESHIPPING when you place your order!  Click here to order on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/469030809/crocheted-scarf-you-pick-colors-favorite?ref=shop_home_active_48

It’s MY birthday!! 25% Off All Purchases!

For five days only!  August 14-18, 2017.
Visit my Etsy Shop to see my complete crochet collection.  Etsy Coupon Code:  BIRTHDAY

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Holy Bunting Batman!

Not everyone crochets. So once in a while I do a custom order for someone. Usually it is a pattern they found and want someone to crochet it for them.  This is one of them.  Isn’t it cute?  Pattern credit goes to Creeks End Crochet on Etsy.  Visit my Etsy Shop to see my complete collection.

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Vintage Crochet – Gloves

crochetgloveGloves used to be a fashion staple and not just for keeping your hands warm.  Pretty much any time you left the house, a woman wore gloves.  Special occasions called for more formal gloves.  Even when I was little my mom wore dress gloves to church.

I personally love dressy gloves. I’d love to have a pair of satin elbow length gloves…I’d only need some fancy occasions to wear them!  I wish gloves would come back into style.  I fear that the glamour of every day fashion is long gone though, replaced by yoga pants and flip flops.

These crochet gloves are so simple and elegant, I think I’ll need to find the time to make some…and wear them just because I can.

What vintage fashion would you like to see return?

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/AnnReHandmade and you can also follow her on Facebook and Instagram.

Sale and Giveaway Coming Soon!!

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Yes! Coming in August I have a big birthday. Big. I’m trying not to dwell on how big. Instead I’m going to just use this opportunity to celebrate.

I’ll be having sales through the month of August and hosting a giveaway or two…or three. I’ll also be launching some new handmade crochet creations.

If you’d like stay up-to-date with Ann’Re Crochet including sales and giveaways, check out my Facebook page and my Instagram page.

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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/AnnReHandmade and you can also follow her on Facebook and Instagram. ❀

Friday Feature: Shawls/Wraps

Shawls are the ideal summer accessory for every occasion from casual to formal. Just enough to keep the evening chill off but not get too warm. This gold shawl was one of my past designs and very popular for summer weddings. This design looks beautiful in a variety of colors and especially stunning in bridal white!

Versatile and comfortable, shawls are always in style.

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 

Making A Comeback: Spa Washcloth Sets

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Coming in August:  Spa sets return to Ann’Re Crochet!  

Made with durable 100% cotton, these washcloth sets will quickly become a favorite.  The more you use them, the softer they get.   Pamper yourself or give them as gifts, they are great for both adults and children.  And hey, you could even use them as dishcloths if you prefer!

The washcloths aren’t too big or too thick to handle, just 8″ square.  The facial rounds can be used for cleansing, removing make-up, and more frugal than disposable pads because they are reusable.

Available starting in August in single sets and also in bulk for gift giving and showers.

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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/AnnReHandmade and you can also follow her on Facebook and Instagram. ❀