Make your own mask for the Masquerade Ball

Many companies and charities have Masquerade Balls for their Christmas or New Years Eve celebrations. Are you attending one? If so and you’re in need of a mask pattern, you’re in luck! Check out these 2 patterns below. Dress it up or dress it down, either way, when someone compliments you on your mask, you’ll be able to say, “Thanks, I made it!” :)
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Stunning Gift Ideas with Boutique Unforgettable

I think my sister has been nice rather than naughty this year and I have been looking for a special scarf that I can finish for her in time for Christmas. I was just looking through the wonderful designs in the new issue of Knitter’s magazine and found the perfect scarf. It is shown in two color ways of Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable…both Dragonfly and Petunia. The talented Kathy Zimmerman has designed it like a seaman’s scarf, working each half separately, narrowed at the center back and then grafted together. Her use of color and finishing ideas are exquisite! Continue reading “Stunning Gift Ideas with Boutique Unforgettable”

Kissing Ball May Improve Your Health

Seems that Santa kissing mama under the mistletoe was a very healthy thing to do. I just read that kissing helps reduce blood pressure, amps up your happy hormones, fights cavities and even zaps headaches! So improve your health (and benefit from the hugs and kisses) by making this quick and crafty Kissing Ball with Red Heart Boutique Sassy Fabric. It’s just one of a few ideas I used for adding sparkle and softness to my Christmas decorating.

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Fall is the Season

Fall has always been my favorite season of the year. This time of year makes me want to exercise, shop and most of all create. I love going out on the back patio and crochet for hours in the fresh crisp air. It just gives me so much energy. This past weekend was one of those weekends. The sun was out, but it was about 70 degrees so I sat out for hours crocheting and loving it. This made me think of some patterns that are especially appropriate for this time of year.

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