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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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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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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 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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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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Monday Inspiration: Fringe

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This halter is from http://www.2020ave.com/

Have you noticed that fringe is making a comeback?  They say everything old is new again and it is pretty much true.  I only wish that those low riding jeans would go away and never return.  But I digress…  Fringe is returning all sorts of things in the fashion world, and crochet and fringe go together so well!

I remember a poncho my mom crocheted for me when I was in elementary school.  I loved that poncho and my favorite part was the fringe.

It is still pretty trendy to have shawls, scarves, ponchos etc. without fringe, they may be pushed to the back of the closet soon as fringe comes front and center! What is your favorite fringed item in your wardrobe?

That is all for today. I’d love to hear what has you inspired to make something this week. Just leave a comment or even share a link below. Your inspiration could end up in a future post!

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 Inspiration: Crochet Lace

Thinking out of the box and taking yarn bombing elegant.  I love this!
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That is all for today. I’d love to hear what has you inspired to make something this week. Just leave a comment or even share a link below.

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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 Inspiration: Granny Squares

grannytopHave you figured out yet that I love granny squares?  I do.  There is just something so crafty and vintage about granny squares.  This granny square sweater is vintage about 1960’s according to the Etsy seller 2TryHard.  The listing is long gone, but thankfully the picture is still around to inspire.  I personally love the colors and I would certainly wear this right now if I had it.  The yellow granny squares just pop!

Like many of the inspirations I show, they usually prompt some design ideas.  This one certainly did and you might just see something inspired by these colors this fall.

That is all for today.  I’d love to hear what has you inspired to make something this week.  Just leave a comment or even share a link below.

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. ❀

ThrowBack Thursday – Hubby’s Hat

OrangeBlueCapIn honor of ‪ThrowBack Thursday today and opening day for the Detroit Tigers tomorrow, here is a hat I made for hubby from my Go Team hat and scarf line, which will be back in the line up starting this summer so stay tuned! These items can be made to order in your favorite school or team colors, and that is something to cheer about!

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. ❀

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. ❀