Water-Based Enamel Nippon Paint

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Nippon Paint seems to be blazing the trail, as far as the local decorative paint market is concerned. They introduced anti-bacterial with their Medifresh, low odor with their 3-in-1 Odour-less and Teflon in their EasyWash, all in recent years. Now, … Continued

How to arrange your flowers for pressing

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TIME OUT! Summer vacation. Time to change the daily routine and try something new — take a vacation, camp out at a different site, catch up on movies. In terms of crafts, it means exploring a new medium or learning … Continued

Hat Pins and Stickpins Decorations

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Hat Pins and Stickpins are enjoying a resurgence of favor. Young women wear hat pins to decorate a turned up brim, never guessing that they once were functional, securing hats to long tresses. Other women adorn lapels of suits with … Continued

Basic Sock Patterns

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Yarn: Sock weight fingering yarn (Opal, Regia, Trekking, Baby yarn) Skeins: 1 ball Yards: 450 Needles: Addi Circulars: US size 0 for ribbing US size 1 for body Gauge: 9 sts = 1” 12 rows = 1” Fit’s a woman’s … Continued

Cherry Tree Hill Yarn Review

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So you have to take this into consideration when matching a yarn with the pattern that you want to use. This was not the case with Sugar Maple, while I was careful to design a pattern that would work well … Continued

Why This Post Is About Making Socks

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I can’t believe so much time has gone by since I’ve blogged. It’s with good reason, though. So much has been going on but I have managed to keep knitting socks through it all. I created a website called Sockamaniac … Continued

Great, new yarns

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What can I say, I’m at it again. Couldn’t resist these great yarns. Just look at these colors and textures. Could you say no? Stashamentia strikes again! Let’s face it, when you finish a pair of socks, do you want … Continued

Funny Story about making socks part 2

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Once upon a time (it was more like yesterday to be exact), there was this absolutely gorgeous redheaded beauty named Everett (Ya right! Her red hair was courtesy of Miss Clairol. Oh alright, I confess! It’s really Garnier’s Intense Auburn). She … Continued