Author Archives: civilwarrose5

Real Life: Sewing Can be Difficult

I felt it was time to share another Real Life post with you guys. In these posts I aim to show you that nobody is perfect by projecting a light on my failures and imperfections. Are you ready? I believe … Continue reading

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Review: WristWidget (R) Brace

WristWidget brace If you’ve followed my blog over the last several years then you know that I do a LOT of crocheting. What you don’t know is that I’ve also been suffering from wrist pain during most of that time. … Continue reading

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A Sewing Tray

If you read my post about the purse I made then you know that I used my Singer 301A. What you don’t know is that I came very close to NOT using my 301A. Not because it’s older or I … Continue reading

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Tulip Fields Afghan Finished!

The last time I showed you pictures of this afghan it was just a jumble of squares and triangles. Last week I finished crocheting the few pieces that remained on the list. Then I started assemblying. First I laid out … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of This and That…

I am so happy that Spring has finally arrived! As the flowers start to grow, though, my To Do list does as well. I don’t have any finishes of my own to share with you today. Instead, I’m going to … Continue reading

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Sewing My Own Purse

For many years I’ve carried a leather purse because I feel that they hold up the best to the abuse I put them through. I hate purse shopping so once I find one it had better last for quite a … Continue reading

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3D Wooden Puzzles

This year Jay’s mom gave him a gift that has ended up costing us quite a bit. It was yet another thing that once Jay started messing with he couldn’t stop. Have you seen the 3D wooden puzzles? This is … Continue reading

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Project Linus Blanket #35

Project Linus Blanket #35: “Skateboarding Dinosaur” When I was crocheting this blanket I had a weird thought that jumped into my head. These colors were ones you would have found on Jams shorts in the 90’s. I could see a … Continue reading

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Barn Wood Entertainment Center is DONE!!!!

Do you hear the ecstatic roar of the crowd? The cheers, the whistles and the fireworks all going off at the same time? Maybe that’s just in my head. It’s done! Can you believe it? I definitely can’t! I think … Continue reading

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Solar System Blanket and Towels

Last year one of the magazines I received in the mail was Mandala-Style Throws to Crochet. There were quite a few patterns I wanted to try, but there was one I knew I was going to crochet. Solar System Blanket … Continue reading

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