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Another Day,,, Another Basket…

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Although yesterday was one of those crazy days in a woman’s life,,, I still had time to whip up another great Door Hanger Basket!  Like most crocheter’s… This is how I unwind in the evening… The feel of the soft fiber and my favorite wooden hook,,, a little counting(for those of you who are a little OCD, you get this!) and a project coming together… A great way to end a busy day…

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This is how a crazy day goes… Up and out to work… Post on blog, Phone calls, Faxes and Emails on my break to my 2nd job… Arrange appointments for my daughter… Run home at lunch to take care of animals and leave money for daughters appointment… Back to work… Daughter forgets money for appointment,,, Get off work at 5 and run money to her,,, To grocery store for supplies for high school sports awards potluck…  Make a delicious Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble (Recipe from At Home With Sara), I added Strawberries upon my daughters request…, Go to Potluck,,,  Back home to start cleaning the kitchen from the mess I made  earlier… Make a few phone calls and emails,,, Load of laundry,,, Chat with a friend for a few minutes and finally time to crochet… AHHH! … I’m sure I missed a few details,,, but you get the idea… I’m sure I am not alone in these types of days…

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Medium Size Door Hanger Basket…

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These are great baskets and easy to make… you can find the pattern on Ravelry by Summer Brodbeck or on her blog at The Crochet Diaries…  I used her theory, but changed it up count wise to make it larger, made the loop larger and used a reverse crochet to edge it… Give it a try,,, I’m sure you will love it!

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I get to have my precious granddaughter for a sleepover tonight… So not sure if any crochet is in the plan,,, but lots of fun is!

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So here is to Crazy Day’s, Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble, Door Hanger Baskets and Granddaughters…

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Elena

Spirals and Baskets…

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I’m kicking off my summer stock up of crochet to sell with a bang.  With Memorial Day Weekend sneaking up quickly and my Ocean Waves Afghan completed, I am beginning to stock up and crochet as much as possible to have plenty to sell at Alpine Originals.  It is a true blessing to have an outlet to sell my items and the extra money will come in handy for our Annual Mother/daughter School Clothes and Mini Vacation  trip late summer!

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My head was full of ideas and things I wanted to make, so here is what I made last night…

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Small Door Handle Baskets…

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Spiral Dishcloths….

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These adorable baskets are just the right size  for storing the little things you need as you’re rushing out the door… I was inspired by several pattern I found online and each one took only 45 minutes to whip up using 2 strands of worsted weight yarn and an I hook!

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The spiral dish cloths are much cuter in person and were originally inspired by a pot holder pattern, but once I got going I thought they would make a unique dishcloth!  They were a little more work but only about 1 hour and done… These are made of cotton using a G Hook…

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Floral Face Cloths and a Sweet Twine Basket…. Thanks to Carlee at Alpine Originals for this cute picture!

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I added a few more Floral Face Cloths in Spring Green and Cream and a great Twine Basket with a Spring Green trim…  I made these last week and forgot to show them off : )

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Lots more on the way to share, and a couple new free patterns on the way!

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So here is to Baskets, Spirals and Summer Crochet!

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Elena

Finished! Ocean Waves Afghan Challenge… Whew!!!!

Just in time!!  I finished up my Ocean Waves Challenge Afghan last night…  Took pictures today and submitted it to the contest!  It turned out just the way my daughter wanted too!  She chose the color scheme and the way the color changes took place… I think she did a great job, and all I had to do is whip it up in one months time!  It feels great to have finished, time to move on to other projects now!!

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I used Red Heart Yarn in Creams and Greens… It turned out so soft too!

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My daughters 17th birthday is on Monday,,, Finished just in time to wrap it up and present it to a beautiful young woman!

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Here is toFfinishing Challenges, Ocean Waves and Birthdays!

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Elena

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