You Are Lovely!

So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him;
male and female He created them.  Genesis 1:27

You are created in the image of God!

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Until next time, stay warm, 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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Gratefulness

Thanksgiving is a great time to reflect on your blessings. Even in the hard times, there is something to be grateful for. I am especially grateful for my husband and son. What are you grateful for?

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❀ 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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The Sun! The Sun!!

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FINALLY getting some dry weather.  I’m getting outside to tackle yard work that has been neglected because of all the rain. Can’t sell the house with an ugly yard, right? Plus I just love playing in the dirt gardening.  What are you up to today?  Let me know!

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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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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AnnRe’s Etsy Picks – Rain Edition

It’s raining today.
Soggy, dreary, damp, gray.

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Might as well have some fun with it, huh?  So today’s Etsy picks might have rain in mind, but they’re sure to brighten your day.

Let’s go!

etsyrainguageMy first pick today is from the Etsy shop Naturally Unique (Naturallyuniquerock). They make “Functional Rock Creations from Lake Superior” and my pick is a rain gauge.  If it’s going to rain, might as well know how much you’re getting, right?  Made with a rock base and wrapped in copper wire, this rain gauge is a great find for your favorite gardener or weather buff.

etsyrainperfumeMy second pick is from Skin Like Butter (SkinLikeButter), luxury bath and body products.  I love the smell of fresh rain, how about you?  I know it’s hard to buy perfume online, I get that.  This cute roll on “Rain” scented perfume for $8.50 is the perfect size and price to try.  Even better, she offers samples sets so you can smell them all first before choose the one you want.

etsyrainchainNext pick is from Steel Ribbons (steelribbons), modern metal art that is as functional as it is beautiful.  I’ve always been fascinated by wind chimes and rain chains, and as a gardener I’m always looking for something interesting for my yard.  Rain chains are an old fashioned, decorative way to channel rain and they make a beautiful water feature for yards and gardens.  I’ve seen them made with wood, glass, but the simplicity and design of this rain chain is just stunning!

retromugSince I love coffee, I couldn’t resist picking a rainy themed mug.  I found one from Retro Rocket Antiques (RETROROCKETANTIQUES). This vintage mug has an adorable picture on the front and on the back reads “a friend is someone who lends you an umbrella on a rainy day.”  Awww!  Fill me up, buttercup!

 

moneyboxLast pick for today is from Pretty Whittle Things (PrettyWhittleThings). Everyone needs to save for a rainy day, right?  How clever to have such a great looking money box to do it with?  The window on the front lets you see just how big your fund is getting.  What will YOU do with your rainy day fund?

I hope you are staying dry and you enjoyed today’s Etsy picks.   I’m going to put on my rain boots and jump in some puddles.  Ok, maybe I won’t jump, but I’ll certainly walk in them.

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: http://www.annrehandmade.etsy.com and you can also follow her on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.
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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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Crochet Inspirations – Vintage Sweater

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Isn’t it lovely?

It’s not crochet, but this is one of my favorite vintage/historical yarnworks.  This wool sweater is from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and is ca. 1895. The mutton sleeves are just wonderful!  I would wear this today, wouldn’t you?  One day I am going to make something like it…one day.  But until then, it will be one of my favorite inspiration pieces.  If you have a favorite inspiration piece, or if you have made a project based on an inspiration piece, I’d love to hear about it!

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. ❀