Dishcloths Make the Perfect Gifts

Do you have that certain person that has everything in your life? Everyone does! I have an idea for you that is perfect for any household. Below I have found some knit and crochet patterns that are easy enough to whip up for a last minute gift or for that person that has everything. If you want to make it a little more special you can combine with a nice bar of soap, pump soap or even dish soap. I know my mother would love this. Guess what mom?

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Donna’s Dozen Simply Unforgettable Impressions

E793 Boutique UnforgettableHave you heard the phrase “you never get a second chance to make a first impression?” A big part of this is the way you look and dress. If you love to knit or crochet then you are always in search of a yarn that looks and feels good. Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable is that yarn. From the moment I saw it I was in love. The name says it all, Unforgettable. It has so many wonderful qualities that a great yarn should have. It has beautiful vibrant shades, pastels and neutrals in the line. Along with eye-catching color choices this yarn is soft, machine washable, and affordable. What more can you ask for?
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Donna’s Dozen Treasured Accessories

E788 Boutique TreasureBeautifully shaded yarn with a touch of wool, easy accessory patterns and a Susan Bates hook or needle sounds like a brilliant way to spend my day and with awesome company. Today I am bringing you another dozen patterns featuring Red Heart Boutique Treasure yarn. This yarn looks rich, but it won’t break the bank. The shaded yarn will make the earliest of beginners look like they have been knitting and crocheting for years. I hope there is something here that will help you give the perfect gift for someone special or even make something for yourself. Bells will be ringing soon….
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Handmade Gifts from the Heart

Do you have that one person on your gift list that is so hard to buy for and on top of that, they have EVERYTHING! There is one thing that they do not own and that is a handmade, one-of-a-kind gift from you. Not only will this be a gift from the heart, it will be a gift from someone they love. Most people know how much work goes into a handmade gift so it is appreciated that much more. Personally it gives me a sense of accomplishment and a feeling of happiness to see their enjoyment. That is my gift to me.
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Donna’s Dozen Throw Back 70’s Style

I wish I had the space to keep every bit of clothing from every decade because styles are always making a comeback. Everywhere I look I see the 70’s. Luckily the avocado and gold kitchens did not return in the home dec area. I searched the RedHeart.com site and found some great retro patterns. The only thing is you will need to find a place to store them because in 30 or 40 years these fashion statements will return.
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Donna’s Dozen Turkey Time Crochet Patterns

One of my favorite times of year is autumn. It makes me think of family, friends, falling leaves and best of all, food! I look forward to a house full of people and cooking that mouth-watering bird. RedHeart.com has several patterns to you get ready for this fabulous season. Any one of these patterns will make a great gift or help decorate for your own celebration. I hope you enjoy the patterns that I found for you, but most of all enjoy your Thanksgiving Holiday. Gobble gobble!
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Donna’s Dozen Fun Summer Crafts

Yes moms and dads it is that time of year again. The time of year that you hope it doesn’t rain for three days straight or that it is not 100 degrees outside. You may have a fun trip planned or a week of camp, but what will you do to make your little angles happy when they are “bored” and “they have nothing to do”. You guessed it, I’ve been there too so I have come up with a dozen Fun Summer Crafts to keep them busy. This is so much more fun than playing a video game all day. I hope you and your little ones enjoy these crafts.
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Donna’s Dozen Doilies

For years doilies have been thought of as old-fashioned. Well, I am here to show you some modern, beautiful, “not your granny’s” doilies. We have doilies used as motifs, repurposed, jewelry, holiday decor and even a baby blanket. I personally think that doilies are more of a work of art than they are old fashioned. One thing that has helped are the colors that you can buy thread in now-a-days where in years past you were limited to natural colors. There are multis and prints in different thread sizes to allow you to create and display your work of art.

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