Monthly Archives: March 2012

Red and White Wedded Bliss

Here’s the entire gallery of items I recently made for a wedding that took place this past weekend. It was a great learning experience. And I hope to gain some contract creative work. I built custom bows for the grandbaby … Continue reading

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Yarn Deals & Steals Week of March 26

Hancock Fabrics  Prices good through April 11 Entire Stock 30% Off  Michael’s  LOOPS & THREADS COUNTRY LOOM, FUN FUR, RED HEART SHIMMER 2 for $6 LOOPS & THREADS, IMPECCABLE, VANNA’S CHOICE, RED HEART SOFT YARN 2 for $5 Hobby Rob-Me  Baby Bee Yarn 4.22. … Continue reading

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Online Sales Alert at Hobby and Joann

If you’re wanting to spend more time outdoors enjoying this weather, but don’t want to miss a good sale, then just shop at home! Joann has 25% Off their entire stock of Lion Brand Yarns today through Sunday, March 25. … Continue reading

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Yarn Deals and Steals Week of March 20

Michael’s Wool Ease or Thick & Quick 2 for $8 Lily Sugar & Cream 4 for $6 Homespun 3 for $10 Hobby Rob-Me I LOVE THIS YARN is marked 3.66. You can get a better deal by asking the cashier … Continue reading

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Zentangle or Zendoodle

Pinterest, my newest, but dearest friend has given me so many new creative outlets. Zentangle is one of those outlets. I have always been a doodler, whether on the phone, watching TV or out of boredom. But the intentionality of … Continue reading

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Playing with Beaded Crochet

I found a book on sale, from Annie’s Attic, HOW TO CROCHET BEAD-TUBE JEWELRY. It was a great find at Hobby Lobby’s sample store, Basket Market, here in Oklahoma City. It encourages you to practice a bit before moving to … Continue reading

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New name, new look!

I’ve been struggling with the name of my business for the past few months. I’ve finally decided on Cotton Gin Studios. The creative concept is the same, but the flow of the words will, in my humble opinion, be easier … Continue reading

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Free Diaper Cover Pattern

I’ve been working on this ever since I got a request to do a special set for a photo shoot. I’ll eventually have the skirt available as well, but all I have written up is the diaper cover. It’s the … Continue reading

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Handcrafted Designs for a Red and Black Wedding

I was recently referred by a neighbor to help with her friend’s wedding. I was asked to design the program to be printed on some blank premade invitations; build the bouquets, corsages and boutonnieres; as well as help with a … Continue reading

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Here is the skirt I made for Vivian using the same Burda pattern as Nora’s. Viv’s skirt isn’t as full because I was a little short on material (I wanted to use fabric I already had at home 🙂 ). Luckily it still worked…

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