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.

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Until next time, stay inspired and be crafy!

Ann’Re

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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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?

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

Until next time, stay inspired and be crafy!

Ann’Re

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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Throwback Thursday – My Market Bag

I have to be honest: I don’t make a lot of stuff for myself. I’m usually so busy making for others. This weeks Throwback Thursday post is one of my favorite projects, and one of the few things I made for myself…a ‪Market Bag.
bag3pA few years ago I had made a lot of Christmas gifts and had quite a bit of yarn leftovers. They sat in my stash waiting to be used. That summer my family took a trip to a local flea market and one of the things I noticed was that many of the sellers there had tyvek shopping bags for sale. There were a few sizes f

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Close up view of my crochet market bag.

rom the standard grocery size to large bags with wheels. My thought is usually “why would I buy something like that when I could make it myself?” But do I? Most of the time, no, and I end up buying one anyway.
bag1pBut this time I didn’t and when we got back home, I pulled out all those yarn leftovers from my stash and went to work. A few days later it was finished…and I loved how it came out. The colors worked great together and there was plenty of yarn to make a good, heavy duty bag. No problem carrying canned goods or veggies and nothing is going to fall through it.

Laying down this bag measures about 10 inches (26 cm) across on the bottom and
bag2pabout 21 inches (53 1/2 cm) across the top. It is about 11 inches (28 cm) deep and the handles measure about 7 inches (18 cm) wide. It is just a basic single crochet and I used double yarn throughout.

This was a great project for using leftover yarn, and a useful, heavy bag for all those goodies you get at the farmers markets! I still use it all the time and it remains one of my favorite project.

Do you have a favorite item you made for yourself? I’d love to hear about it! Share about it in the comments or link to the post on your blog!

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: Yarn Storage

If you only have a couple skeins of yarn, it really isn’t hard to find a place to keep them until they are used. When they start piling up because SOMEBODY (I shall remain nameless) has no self control when there is yarn for sale…storage options start becoming a challenge. I’ll tell you that I currently have many of the boring, basic plastic totes as well as a couple plastic and paper bags, and a storage ottoman.  And we won’t mention the ones that have gone MIA.

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Knits For Life’s creative yarn pegboard.

But what if you could have all your yarn in one place, easily accessible when needed and effortless to see what you have on hand…..AND you can even call it ART??? Why, that would work!  

Find out how it’s done at the Knits For Life blog here:  https://knitsforlife.com/2013/03/26/the-worlds-best-yarn-storage-idea/

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! 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. ❀