What’s your plan?

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What are your plans for this week? Personal?  Business?

I am NOT a good planner.  Things of often work out, but it’s chaotic and I end up stressed and crazy.  I’m working on it though.

We are not rushed with this move so I am taking the time here at the beginning to try and plan things out.  One of my goals is to color code all the moving boxes and even label what is in the box so we can locate things once we start unpacking.  Here’s hoping that it’s better than dumping everything into boxes and trying to remember what goes where.  If you have any moving tips, I’m all ears.

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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Quote of the Day

It isn’t going to happen overnight.  But when you’re finished, it will be worth it.

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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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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day weekend to all who are celebrating!  Wishing my mom a Happy Mother’s Day in heaven.  This is the last picture I took of her celebrating her last birthday.  It’s been ten years since she left us and she is missed.

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I will be enjoying Mother’s Day with my handsome baby boy.

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Living among the Amish we get to enjoy all their spring farm babies too!

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What’s your favorite memory of your mom, or being a mom?  My mom was one of my creative influences… it’s her passion for crochet that got mine started.

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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Packing and Moving! 🏠…🚚…🏡

We hadn’t planned on this, but…

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While we pack up…

AnnRe Handmade on Etsy is going to be taking a little break.  Once my family finds a house and gets settled, I am going to have a re-opening celebration (including a brand new website!)  In between house hunting and packing boxes, I will share updates on social media (@annrehandmade) when I can:

But the best place to get updates if via my Insiders email list.  It’s free and you can sign up right here.  I can’t wait to get back to making beautiful handmade designs!

Until next time, stay inspired and be crafty!

AnnRe

Warm Winter Update

It’s been a crazy winter here in Indiana. From frozen -49F windchills to balmy 50F days…in the same week! I normally enjoy winter, but this year I’m waiting impatiently for spring. How about you?

Winter is a great time to get a lot of planning, designing and crocheting done, and I certainly have been busy. My new Spa collection is ready to debut and I can’t wait for you to see it! But first, a few Etsy shop updates:

  • Free shipping in my Etsy shop will end February 28th. Starting March 1st, free shipping will only be available to those on my Insiders list.  Signing up is free, just click HERE.
  • Have you noticed the updated logo? A fresh look for 2019.
  • Just type annrehandmade.com and go directly to my Etsy shop!  Easy peasy!

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Now for the new Spa collection!

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I’m bringing back my handmade cotton wash cloths in a minimalist style along with some lovely, reusable cleansing pads. Cotton is one of the most popular yarns to use for wash cloths because it is not only luxurious, it gets softer the more you use it. This eco-friendly collection is debuting in both white and natural and will be available on Etsy Monday, March 4th. If you are an Insider, you get pre-launch purchasing beginning Saturday, March 2nd.  If you want more information, just drop a message.

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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It’s Monday

What kind of Monday are you having?

I’m struggling with mine.  More coffee.  And a kick in the hiney.

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Until next year, 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: @annrehandmade and you can also follow her on Facebook and Instagram.
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Wishing You The Best 2019!

Can you believe we are staring down 2019?  This year whizzed by.  My brain is still at the beginning of fall.  As we all step together into the coming year, I wish you all a very happy and healthy 2019!  Happy New Year!

Until next year, 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: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AnnReHandmade and you can also follow her on Facebook and Instagram.
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Happy New Year from AnnRe Handmade!

AnnRe’s Etsy Picks – Christmas Edition

In addition to beautiful shawls, unique crochet jewelry, and cozy warm scarfs from AnnRe Handmade, there are lots of great ideas for giving handmade gifts for everyone on your Christmas list.  Here are a few of my favorites from other Etsy Sellers:

 

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I absolutely LOVE sheep, but the rabbits, deer, and hedgehogs are so cute!  These needle felt kits are not only GORGEOUS, but a clever gift for that artsy member of your family and those who want to be.  The kits are great for beginners too and include everything needed and detailed instructions with photos.   (Located in the UK)

 

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Of course ornaments and buffalo plaid!  I love the combination…and red/black are great together anyway.  This ornament is a good size (5″ in diameter) and personalized for you.  A great gift for all the families on your list.

 

 

 

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When my son was little, he would play with his little cars for hours.  Everywhere he went it seemed he had one of those little cars tucked into his pocket.  This folding car mat is a great way to not only play with the cars, but travel with them.  The mat is about 18×20 inches, has a nice little zippered pouch to store the cars, and folds up to a nice 9×6 inch rectangle with a Velcro tab.

 

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It is so fun to Christmas shop for babies, and Etsy is FULL of amazing handcrafted baby gifts.  This onsie (or bodysuit) is perfect for your favorite little one as they are always so kissable!

 

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And for the toddlers on your list, this headband is just AMAZING!  I want one for myself!!  Beautiful felt flowers in muted Christmas colors, and adorned with beads and pearls.

 

 

 

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There is always something magic about snow globes, and this necklace lets you take one with you everywhere you go!  The hand stamped copper tag can even be customized for that special person on your Christmas list.  Pendant measures 1 1/2″ long by 1″ at the widest point. It is attached to a 26″ textured cable chain that has a sturdy lobster clasp.

 

 

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I personally think the men in my life are much harder to shop for, but this personalized leather bracelet is something that is stylish and memorable.  I would even wear this!  They have many different styles and you’ll be sure to find one that is ideal for your giving.

 

 

 

That is it for this edition of my Etsy Picks.  My wish for you this a season is peace, love, and joy as make memories with your loved ones!  Have fun shopping handmade sellers.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AnnReHandmade and you can also follow her on Facebook and Instagram.
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Until next time, stay inspired and be crafy!

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: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AnnReHandmade and you can also follow her on Facebook and Instagram.
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