Monday Inspiration – World’s Largest Afghan

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Afghans take a lot of time to crochet especially if it is for a king size bed (who’s idea was it to get a king size bed anyway??? I think we’re going to downsize!!)  So imagine getting more than 1,800 woman together to create the world’s largest afghan?  THAT is inspiring!

The project was coordinated by Subashri Natarajan, and participants were all women from 13 different countries aged eight to 85.  According to Guinness most of the 8,034 pieces were 40 x 40 (I’m guessing inches?) and all together measured over 120,001 ft² (11,148.5 m².)  When unassembled the individual afghans were donated to the needy in India where the record afghan was constructed.

You can read more at the Guinness World Records site HERE.

That is all for today. I’d love to hear what has you inspired to make something this week. Just leave a comment or even share a link below. Your inspiration could end up in a future post!

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. ❀

Summer Line Debut June 1

previewThat’s right, the debut of my new summer line is June 1.

What is coming off my hook?  Insiders will not only get a preview of the line before it is released, but I will have a prelaunch sale just for them!  

June 1st will be here before you know it and so will summer.  I can’t wait to show you my new products.  I know you will like them!

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. ❀

What Works Wednesday: Tiny Bows

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Find instructions for this bow at ICreativeIdeas.com.

Who doesn’t need a tiny bow?  Everyone needs a tiny bow!  Put them on gifts, on cards, on name tags, pin them in your hair, pin them in your daughter’s hair, pin them on your dog…you’ll find many more uses for them when you see how easy they are to make.  And all you need is an ordinary fork!  This is genius.  Really.

Basically you use the tines of the fork to wind the ribbon through, then tie it neatly in the center and slide it off the fork.  The more times you wrap the ribbon through the tines of the fork, the more loops you get in the bow. All you have to do is search the internet for “fork bows” and you will get all sorts of pages with instructions. Handimania and ICreativeIdeas are two of them with tutorials on how to make them.

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Find instructions for this bow at Handimania.com.

So, what works for you this Wednesday?  If you have any crafty tip, trick or DIY that works for you, share it with us in the comments and share this post with your friends!  You never know if yours might be featured here on What Works Wednesday!

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. ❀

Monday Inspiration: Thread Crochet

christeninggownThere is some crochet that you look at and you just know that a lot of time and love went into it.  This is one of them.  This beautiful christening gown and bonnet is made by Carol Booth using #30 6-cord vintage Cartier-Bresson thread and a #10 steel hook…without a pattern!  It was posted on the Doris Chan Crochet blog.  The Swarvoski crystal beads just send it over the top.   If this won second place, I can just imagine that first place was incredible.

I really enjoy thread crochet even though it is tiny intricate work.  It is very rewarding when you finish!

That is all for today. I’d love to hear what has you inspired to make something this week. Just leave a comment or even share a link below. Your inspiration could end up in a future post!

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. ❀

Facebook Sale! Mother’s Day

I’m  running a special today on Facebook, just in time for Mother’s Day!  This is a one-of-a-kind, so click on over to Ann’Re Crochet on Facebook find out more!

Once it’s gone, it’s gone!

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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. ❀

Monday Inspiration: Crochet Lace

Thinking out of the box and taking yarn bombing elegant.  I love this!
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That is all for today. I’d love to hear what has you inspired to make something this week. Just leave a comment or even share a link below.

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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. ❀

Blue Beaded Necklace – FINISHED!

It’s finished and listed in my Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/listing/276248826/beaded-crochet-necklace-long-with-blue?ref=shop_home_listings

The beads are shades of blue with a coordinating blue thread.  They are crocheted into very long continuous necklace that hangs 40 inches and can be worn in a variety of ways.  It can even be wrapped around your wrist as a trendy bracelet.  Perfect for your summer wardrobe!

Click here to order securely on Etsy.  Looking for a different color? Special orders are available for this necklace.

Please let me know if you have any questions and thank you for looking!

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. ❀