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Plaid Jacket, Large – XLarge Size November 29, 2017

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Here is the completed Large – XLarge Plaid Jacket done in two colors, charcoal and cream.  Also for reference, the smaller size done in three colors that I previously posted.  Now if you are a 1X-2X like me, you can put a zipper closure on it as I did with this one.  If you are smaller than that, you can wrap and belt it.  Depends on what you are going to wear under it I guess.  Been crushed lately with my normal run of Holiday craft shows, but now I am near the end of them for 2017 and will have time to produce the pattern.  Lots of pictures will be in this one showing the technique to get the single layer plaid.

 

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Piecemaker’s 2017 Christmas Show This Weekend, Costa Mesa November 28, 2017

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Hey there!! After a week off, I am headed to Piecemaker’s Christmas Show on Saturday. I will be in Booth #83 where I usually am. Hope to see you there.

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This Weekend – Craft Show at St. Jerome’s Parish, Saturday and Sunday November 9, 2017

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Getting ready for this weekend – flyer below. I will be inside the Assembly Room with new hand knit Holiday cards, felted hats and more. Come say hi!

2017 St.Jerome Holiday Craft – Flyer r2

Craft Show Update November 8, 2017

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I am having tons of fun speaking with my customers at all the crafts shows I have been in so far this season.  Here is an update for you where to find me next:

11-12 Nov  St. Jerome’s Christmas Show, Culver City, CA. – Activity Hall

18-19 Nov  Torrance Craftsmen’s Guild Fall Faire, Torrance, CA.- Toyota Mtg Hall, M-

2 Dec  Piecemaker’s Christmas Show, 1720 Adams Ave. Costa Mesa, CA. – Space #83

10 Dec  Torrance Wilson Park Holiday Show, Wilson Park (Del Amo and Crenshaw) Torrance – Space #A

That’s all for 2017.  I will have my Spring show dates later in January, so check back often.  For example, I have already sent in my application for Yorba Linda’s Spring Show, March 10 – its one day only for Spring.  AND the Torrance Craftsmen’s Guild Spring Show is 17 March.  Save those dates!

I wish everyone a safe and happy season!  Make sweet memories with those you love.

This Weekend, Yorba Linda Fall Craft Faire November 3, 2017

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OK, come by this weekend to the Yorba Linda Craft Fair. There are so many vendors!! I will be in Activity Room B, Space #602. I am bringing out my Upcycles Jackets and Hats, plus, I knit and felted some gorgeous Fedoras for your shopping pleasure. Food is great, a nice buzz going on, charity raffles on beautiful baskets of goodies – this will get you into the Fall/Holiday spirit. See you there!!

2017 Wins From The Los Angeles County Fair October 28, 2017

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Some of my 2017 wins at the Los Angeles County Fair – Gold Dreamcatcher Top, Best In Show; Coral Mermaid Tail Jacket, Judges Merit Ribbon, and Dragon Tail Shawl, Blue Ribbon. I couldn’t be happier if I were twins!

Tomorrow! Claremont Village Venture Craft Show October 27, 2017

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Tomorrow I will be on First Street, Space #552 – the second on the left as you enter the street from West to East. This is a fun event and I will be bringing my new coats, so you don’t want to miss them (before they are sold and gone forever!). Plus I have made some new Dragon Tail Shawls in new colors.

Lakewood Lollipop Boutique, 21 Oct, This Saturday October 17, 2017

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I will be in Space #7, inside the Activity Room.  It’s a smaller space than I usually have, but I will have some new things for you to try on and love.

Oct 21, 2017

Piecemaker’s Harvest Fair October 12, 2017

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I will be in Space #83, my usual spot.  Come out and support your local artists!

17-10-14 harvest fair flyer email

New Plaid Sweater Jacket – Beautiful on the Outside AND the Inside October 6, 2017

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This has been a marathon of calculation and measurement for me.  Yes, you could knit a plaid using a double bed, or punchcard, but those are not as challenging as this single layer plaid.  Shown here is the Small – Medium size on a Size 8 model.  It can either be wrapped, as shown, or you can sew in a zipper (suggested for the Medium size).  The challenge was to create a fabric that would not have those pesky strands on the backside which would catch on everything, using yarns that are available to everyone.  This is a similar style as for my coats (previously posted), but with sweater weight yarns and using a unique way to make a plaid fabric.  The plaids MATCH vertically and horizontally.  Below are pictures of the Front, Back and Inside.  Oooh, yummy.  Yes, you could do it any slap-dash way and not match the plaids, but that would not be a masterpiece that you would be proud to wear.  This has a classic appeal and will be flattering on everyone.  Now to begin calculating the size Large – XLarge……Cover me girls…I’m going in…..