Monday Inspiration: Crochet Circular Vest

Circular Vest 1Today’s inspiration is a crocheted circular sweater vest! A giant doily with arm holes! What’s not to love?  This is a great way to get your love of sweaters in warmer weather.  This one includes a free picture graph so you can try your hand at crocheting it! What do you think?

Here is the link:  http://crochet-sweaters.blogspot.com/2012/10/crochet-circular-vest.html

So, what has you inspired to crochet this week?

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. ❀

Happy Easter from Ann’Re!

Easter is a remembrance of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  The eggs, candy, bunnies and Easter bonnets are insignificant compared to the great miraculous and selfless act Jesus made on our behalf.  It is this reason we celebrate.

I pray that as you reflect on the reason we celebrate Easter, you are humbled and awed beyond measure by what he did for you.  Happy Easter to you and yours!

What Works Wednesday – Yarn Bowls

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I love sheep.  And I love these yarn bowls from Cindy Douglass at Stardust pottery.  Stop in and check her pottery out!  http://www.stardustpottery.com

How many times has your skein of yarn knotted up on you while you worked?  How many times have you chased a ball of yarn you were using?  Problem solved: a yarn bowl!

It isn’t a bowl made of yarn (although those are fun to make), it is a bowl designed to hold a ball or skein of yarn while you crochet and has a creative little cut out to keep your yarn from tangling.   Some are made of pottery, some are made of wood.  Some are humorous and some are just beautiful.  Some even have extra holes to poke your knitting needles in when you aren’t working.  There are so many to choose from, you are sure to find one you will love.

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Find out more at http://www.thriftyfun.com/Makring-a-Binder-Clip-Yarn-Bowl.html

In the mean time, you can use common items you have in your home as yarn bowls.  All it needs is a secure place for your yarn and a hole to thread your yarn through. Thrifyfun.com has a hack using a binder clip and a bowl.  Clever, huh?

But wait!  There’s more!

A collander makes a great yarn bowl!  Pop your yarn inside and thread it through one of the many holes.   You can recycle an empty baby wipe box into a yarn bowl, use a plastic ice cream bucket with a hole in the lid, a large teapot, and yes…you could even crochet or knit your own!

Do you have a crafty tip, trick or DIY that works for you? Share it with us in the comments! 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. ❀

Friday’s Feature: Dark Pink Lace Shawl

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Beautiful Dark Pink Crocheted Lace Shawl

This is a light weight shawl made with the Solomon’s Knot stitch. Perfect for that special occasion, and will even dress up your every day.

This shawl is regularly $30.00 but is featured this weekend only for just $25.00!  Click HERE to buy it now on Etsy!  This featured price begins on Friday, March 11, 2016.  

Watch this page every Friday to see our new featured item!

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. ❀

Giveaway Winner

2016FebDrawing3The first Ann’Re Handmade Facebook giveaway is in the books.  All entries were written on slips of paper and put into a bag Saturday morning.  After a vigorous shaking the winner was selected. Congratulations to Kate Wesley, the winner of the scarf giveaway!  Thanks to all for entering and watch for another Facebook giveaway at 300 likes!  If you haven’t checked out my Facebook page, here is the link, please stop by and say HI!

https://www.facebook.com/AnnReHandmade/

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 Inspirations – Lace Pillow

lace-pillow-crochet-patternHappy Monday! Today’s Monday Inspiration is a free pattern from the website Crochet Kingdom. It is a beautiful lacy crochet pillow and can be used with any color pillow you like to peek through. This pattern is a graph pattern and not a written pattern.  Isn’t it beautiful?

If you know of a crochet project that inspires you, or you have your own crochet project you think may inspire others, leave the link in the comments and yours might be featured on the next Monday Inspirations!

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. ❀

Giveaway Time!

Yes, todGreenscarfgiveawayay I am hosting a giveaway on my Facebook page.  I am giving away this beautiful Shades Of Green scarf just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.  How do you enter?  Just stop in and check out my Ann’Re Handmade Facebook page (click here) and like the page.  Then comment on the giveaway post about your favorite way to wear scarves to enter.  Want more entries?  Share the news about the giveaway and send them over.  For every referral you’ll get an extra entry!  Don’t forget to make sure they tell me you referred them.  The giveaway will close this Friday 2/26/16 at midnight and the winner will be announced Saturday morning.  

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. ❀