It’ll Be Here Before You Know It!

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I am planning to have a great big celebration that includes a new look and a new website, and lots of goodies!

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Stay tuned, stay inspired and be crafty!

AnnRe

❀ AnnRe 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: http://www.annrehandmade.etsy.com and you can also follow her on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.
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Washing Your Crochet Accessories

“Can I just toss this into the washer?”

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I get this question A LOT. And it’s a GREAT question. Your handmade crochet and knit accessories are special to you, and caring for them properly is important so they look great for a long time.

First, it is not necessary to wash your crochet or knits every time you use/wear them. Frequent washing can actually cause fiber damage and fading. Unless they are soiled, simple air them out overnight.

While many yarns today are created to be machine washable/dryable, it is still my recommendation to hand wash your handmade crochet and knit accessories. Do this by gently moving them by hand (instead of rubbing) in a bucket or tub of, taking care to be especially gentle with pom poms. Roll them inside a towel, then squeeze the water out taking care not to wring, and lay items flat to dry on towels or drying screens taking the time to gently shape your items if needed. They should be completely dry (12-24 hours). Fluff as needed and they are ready to go!

When properly cared for, they’ll look great for a long time to come!

If you have any questions about cleaning and caring for your crochet accessories, just leave me a comment below!

Until next time, stay inspired and be crafty!

AnnRe

❀ AnnRe 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: http://www.annrehandmade.etsy.com and you can also follow her on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

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#ThrowBackThursday

Once upon a time, a girl with a crochet hook and a dream started a business.  Then the internet came along and that business jumped online.

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I was doing some decluttering on my computer and I came across some old pictures from the beginning of my online journey.  I found one of my original logos, and a couple original product pictures.  How sad those product pictures are!  Hahaha!

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I started with a blog over on the Blogger platform, and then started selling on Ebay.  That is back when Paypal was just becoming popular and actually took checks for orders.  I didn’t get started on Etsy until around 2010.

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My how things have changed!  It’s fun to look back at this.  Do you have a Throwback Thursday post?  I’d love to check it out!  Leave a comment below with your Throwback story, or link to your Throwback post.

Time To Celebrate!!

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Some things don’t go as planned.  When that happens you just have to turn around and make the best of it!

Our move is on hold, so I’m not waiting any longer…I AM REOPENING!

Yep!  And I can’t wait!

I am planning to have a great big celebration that includes a new look and a new website, and lots of goodies!

If you want to be in the loop on all the details, sign up for my Insiders newsletter and you’ll be among the first to know!

Stay tuned – AnnRe

Shhhh! Don’t tell anyone…BUT…

…I MAY be re-opening soon!  *happy dance*

dishclothsIn the mean time I’m working on some new product lines which includes adding cotton crochet dish cloths back into my shop for you…as you requested.

So…If you were buying some beautiful, handmade dishcloths for your kitchen, what color(s) would you pick?

Leave me a comment and let me know!!