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Wall Doilies from Vintage Crochet Doilies

Wall Doilies from Vintage Crochet Doilies

June 4, 20130 Comments

Several months ago I saw a room divider featured on the Apartment Therapy website that caught my attention.  The divider was actually a panel of crochet lace done in a heavy yarn.  I was inspired to create a room divider using vintage doilies by sewing the doilies onto brass rings that are typically used for [...]

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Embroidery – Another Passion – History

Embroidery – Another Passion – History

June 4, 20130 Comments

A History Lesson in Embroidery For some reason I have always been drawn to and inspired by vintage embroidery.  There is something so spiritually connecting in the handwork and artistry of the creator.  Oftentimes embroidery was combined with crochet to created some of the most amazing pieces.  In my new office I have used various [...]

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Sneak Peak – American Girl Doll T-Shirt Dress Crochet Patterns

Sneak Peak – American Girl Doll T-Shirt Dress Crochet Patterns

June 4, 20136 Comments

Here is a sneak peek of the new American Girl Doll T-shirt Dresses!!!  Aren’t the cute!!!  For years the toddler size T-shirt dresses have been very popular on MaggiesCrochet.com.  Now crocheters can make dolly and me combinations with the crochet patterns that will be available very soon.  We will also be selling the t-shirts.

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Licensing Collections

Licensing Collections

June 3, 20130 Comments

To date I have worked on several collections for licensing. The collection with the most pieces is the Pineapple Butterfly Collection. The Welcome Change – Butterfly Collection includes many pottery pieces, crochet designs and matching graphics. All of the butterfly pottery designs were created using my original crochet butterfly lace designs.  I designed several pineapple [...]

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Madison Square Park Crochet Exhibit – Orly Genger

Madison Square Park Crochet Exhibit – Orly Genger

June 3, 20130 Comments

On a recent business trip to New York City with my daughter, I learned of an amazing crochet installation “Red, Yellow, and Blue” by sculptor and crochet artist Orly Genger’s in a nearby park, I could not resist an opportunity to see it. This art installation represents not only the largest work of Genger’s career [...]

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FaceBook Fans – My Personal Travel Agents : >

FaceBook Fans – My Personal Travel Agents : >

June 3, 20130 Comments

FaceBook Fans – My Personal Travel Agents : > One of the things I love most about you – my fans on Facebook is the suggestions you give me when I travel!  Two years ago I asked you about Las Vegas and the ideas poured in. Last week I was in New York and I [...]

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I’m in the News for the First Time!

I’m in the News for the First Time!

May 31, 20130 Comments

May 20, 1986 was the first time I was featured in a newspaper. It was so exciting. At the time I had been designing crochet patterns for about 5 years. My son was five and my daughter was three and we lived in Royal Oak, Michigan. The local paper was called the Royal Oak Tribune. [...]

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My Garden

My Garden

May 30, 20130 Comments

Last year I realized that after twenty years of living in North Carolina I had never had a garden.  When I lived in Michigan I planted beautiful flower gardens every year. After my twenty year hiatus – I decided to create a garden at my office, in what used to be a track for racing [...]

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My Favorite Crochet Lace Lamp

My Favorite Crochet Lace Lamp

May 30, 20131 Comment

In an earlier post I wrote about a box of Doilies from Ann.  One of the projects that I absolutely LOVE is a little lamp that I created using some of her doilies, a pansy doily and a lamp from Goodwill. Recently one of our interns did an inspiring post on crochet lampshades for our [...]

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Licensing Collections – Pineapple Lace Butterfly Collection

Licensing Collections – Pineapple Lace Butterfly Collection

May 30, 20130 Comments

To date I have worked on several collections for licensing. The collection with the most pieces is the Pineapple Butterfly Collection. The Welcome Change – Butterfly Collection includes many pottery pieces, crochet designs and matching graphics. All of the butterfly pottery designs were created using my original crochet butterfly lace designs.  I designed several pineapple [...]

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