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Princess Dress Pattern for Curvy Barbie

I love Miss Blue’s beautiful space princess hair. Of course my first dress for her had to be a princess seams sundress. Princess seams are not a very easy design to create. I set out to do a strapless at first, but it didn’t happen and this did. Might be because I can identify with …

Crocheting for Relaxation

Yarn is a very good thing for PTSD symptoms  🙂 Here’s my latest scrapghan project. No, that’s the old one!  I started that long ago, at the other place, and had worked on it in little bits for so many years that it had acquired a feeling of should. “I’ve worked on it for so …

A Better Spiral Crochet Granny Square

Went looking on internet. Really, nobody’s done it quite like this? I’m surprised!  Probably it’s out there somewhere but I couldn’t find it. So I made up my own which I think is much more authentic grannyish than the other ideas I could find.  The others are very cool and artistic but they’re more complex, …

Child Size Spiral Dress

Ruffles!! A huge, swirly overload of fluttering spiral. How to do this? We need volume of fabric. As usual, I started moderate before going more extreme.  The first attempt with a 4″ curved gore produced a conservative A-line skirt shape. Simple. Just add more stripes. The delightful “Peppermint Swirl” gave me the idea of purposefully …

Quilt As You Go Potholders

Easy and quick homemade scrapwork potholders make great DIY gifts! You don’t need a pattern and they’re FREE to make out of fabric scraps. Most of the instructions I found for quilted potholders use bias binding, like commercial potholders. But it’s so hard to sew bias binding on straight. Why not cut the backing larger …

Free Peasant Dress Pattern

Free printable peasant dress pattern for adult women. Simple pattern in PDF format for 8.5 x 11 letter size paper. I had to make up my own because none of the others were quite right. I wanted a smaller, more modest neckline instead of a huge one. I wanted it to have plenty of fabric …

Round Ripple Crochet Afghan Pattern with Diagram

When I first searched for instructions there were many, of course, but none of them worked out for me. Finally I found this one little image that was detailed enough to see what was going on, so I followed it. I don’t know whose photo this was (found it in an internet collection) but THANKS …

Round Knit Dishcloth Pattern

Cool round doily style cotton dishrag or mat, written out to be ultra simple for non-knitters like me I saw someone making one of these and got stars in my eyes. She was kind enough to write down the instructions from memory. They may have been good instructions, but they didn’t work for me. Neither …