Etsy Customer Appreciation Photo: Yvonne Has Done It Again. This Time She Takes It To The Next Level with her Own Spawned Twisted Turtleneck Poncho Inspired from the SAMANTHA Crochet Turban Beanie Hat

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This Etsy customer appreciation photo goes to Yvonne who has done it again. This time she takes it to the next level with her own spawned twisted turtleneck poncho inspired from the SAMANTHA crochet turban beanie hat pattern. She came up with her own idea with the twist for a poncho. Here is what she said: I came up with the idea not to close the top of the hat and just continue to alternate rows of FP-Ex-SC and BP- Ex- SC, with one more row of increases to widen the shoulders section, and follow that increase row with another repetition of FP and BP-Ex-SC rows.I have not finished it off yet, because I can't decide if I want to make it longer by adding more rows, or if I want to add…
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Etsy Customer Appreciation Photo: Yvonne Crochets and Compares the SAMANTHA and CAROLYN Hats

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The CAROLYN Hat(left) The SAMANTHA Hat(right)This Etsy customer appreciation photo goes to Yvonne who contacted me a few days ago with her latest progress about the CAROLYN hat. She compared it with the SAMANTHA hat. Both look identical but one starts with more chain rows than the other. The CAROLYN hat has more chain rows allowing more ease for the hat to slouch more than the SAMANTHA with a difference of 17 starting chains. Here is what she had to sayI am sending pictures of both the hats. (I think I prefer the CAROLYN Beanie over the SAMANTHA Turban.) Also, I want you to know that I have shown my scarfs and hats to a few friends, and one of them was just about to take a picture of them when I stopped…
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Etsy Customer Appreciation Photo: Angie Saunders Continues To Create and Showcase More of Her Spawned Hats from the LAUREN Crochet Cloche Hat Pattern

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More of Angie's Crochet Wrap Twist TurbansThis Etsy customer appreciation photo continues from Angie Saunders' previous one about her accidental creation - Click here. Find her on Etsy here. Look at the various array of colors: deep orange, bright yellow, mixed black red and orange, green camo, and rose pink. She originally attempted the LAUREN crochet cloche hat pattern, but came up with this one instead. Lovely. That is the beauty of the mobius twist inspired from the mobius strip.Angie's First Wrap Crochet Wrap Twist TurbanRelated articlesCrochet Hat Pattern - OMBRETTA Flower Cloche Hat Pattern with Asymmetrical Brim in Brown Hemp - Womens Hat by strawberrycoutureCrochet Hat Pattern - OMBRETTA Flower Cloche Hat Pattern with Asymmetrical Brim in Natural Hemp - Womens Hat by strawberrycoutureCrochet Hat Pattern - LAUREN Flower Cloche…
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Introducing One Of My Happy Customers

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Autumn Red Asymmetrical Crochet Cloche Hat (Photo credit: strawberrycouture)This is one of my dearest best and satisfied customers. I just had to show you. I wrote a blog a few weeks ago about the rose swirl hat I made for Anne. I live in Texas and she lives in Pennsylvania. At the time when she requested me to make the hat and after i finished it, i had never seen her before. One day after waking up from a nap, i received a conversation message from Etsy. Enclosed were 3 pictures. I couldn't believe it. AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow! I finally saw the finished product and the face that matched the hat. Subscribe to feed
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Staycation Ideas for Couples: The Pleasure of Existing With Some of Us in Hard Times, It’s Hard to Imagine Financing a Vacation or Fun Trip. What Can You Do About It?

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Abbey Road LP Cover (Photo credit: Pineapples101)Staycation ideas for couples who have the pleasure of existing. Are you looking for a couple's getaway? Weekend? With some of us in hard times, it's hard to imagine financing a vacation or fun trip. Instead use your imagination and have a staycation. Browse the internet and "travel". I use earthcam. You virtually travel in realtime. Observing the time difference is half the fun. One vacation spot is where it's 4:00pm in broad daylight our time but in Dublin Ireland it's 6 hours ahead and the sky is pitch black. An organized crowd of people surrounds a corner pub with a shiny red exterior called The Temple Bar. They "cover" the narrow cobblestone road. See/hear for yourself on Earthcam. My next "stop" is the famous abbey…
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Movement Lifestyle: Does your Etsy Item Resemble a Style Movement? Let’s Observe

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Steampunk (Photo credit: __andrew)Does your Etsy Item Resemble a Style Movement Lifestyle? Let's Observe. Google+ has lots of great people from many venues. I feel grateful to meet them. There have been many styles in the past only to come back 20 years later as a remake. Throughout my research, Dinah Donovan, one of my loyal readers, introduced me to dieselpunk. I will explain it later in this article.I wrote an article "Should I Lean Toward Steampunk Culture?" Wikipedia writes: First of all what is steampunk? It is a subgenre of speculative fiction, usually set in an anachronistic Victorian or quasi-Victorian alternate history setting. It could be described by the slogan "What the past would look like if the future had happened sooner." It includes fiction with science fiction, fantasy or horror themes. Steampunk The word "steampunk" was…
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Etsy Customer Appreciation Photo: The LAUREN Cloche Hat – Meet Angie Saunders One of my Eager Etsy Customers/Students who Participated in my Google Hangout Accidentally Makes Her Own Creation

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Her Own CreationThis Etsy customer appreciation photo goes to Angie Saunders one of my eager Etsy customers/students who participated in my google hangout a few weeks ago. She learns how to crochet the famous LAUREN hat.She showed me her progress. Her first attempt was very twisty. Her many attempts led to a unique creation that surprised me. I actually liked it. She accidentally created her own twisty asymmetrical unique turban. Will she remember how to make this piece? Who knows? Let's find out.Her Progress in WorkRelated articlesCrochet Hat Pattern - LAUREN Flower Cloche Hat Pattern with Asymmetrical Zigzag Brim - Womens Hat by strawberrycoutureCrochet Hat Pattern - LAUREN WOOL Flower Cloche Hat Pattern with Asymmetrical Zigzag Brim - Womens Hat by strawberrycoutureYouTube Womens Hats - Intro to Lauren cloche hat patternSubscribe to feed
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Bullion Stitch: New Challenge for the New Royal Crochet Beanie Hat Pattern – Understanding the Chain Wrap Bullion Stitch

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Now I released my new ROYAL crochet beanie hat pattern, you need to understand that the body is the same as the LAUREN cloche hat but has a longer and more decorative brim than the JUDY beanie hat. A new stitch to learn is the chain wrap or bullion stitch around a crochet chain. This is not a new stitch. I saw it in a vintage crochet tutorial book. There probably is a name for it. I don't remember the name of the book so I will have to give it a name: the chain wrap stitch. It looks like braids adorning the mobius twist.Before you purchase and crochet the hat, I need to give you a head start and show you how to crochet it. With your size K(6.50mm)…
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Etsy Customer Appreciation Photo Update: Yvonne Completes and Describes Her Experience About the Samantha Beanie Hat Pattern with 5 She Purchased and Crocheted

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The SAMANTHA Crochet Beanie HatUPDATE: This Etsy customer appreciation photo goes to Yvonne completes and describes her experience about the Samantha beanie hat with 5 twists I'm so proud of Yvonne, my enthusiastic Etsy customer. I love her for that! Here is what she has to say:The SAMANTHA hat pattern does not appear to be a very difficult pattern to follow, and it also appears that once started, it really should only take a few hours to complete. (The LAUREN cloche hat pattern took a little longer, and I think the SNAKE scarf turned out to be an excellent teaching tool for all the other twist patterns.) I was a little nervous at first about having 5 twists instead of 1, but I decided to just "go with the flow" and follow your instructions EXACTLY!…
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Finding Your Blogging Voice: So now hear mine: Things That Leave You With A Feel

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The Brady Bunch opening grid, season one (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Finding you blogging voice gives you a great feel. So now hear mine. I like things that leave you with a feel such as TV shows: The Golden Girls gave the impression that over 50 single independent women were as cool as the under 50 crowd. The Brady Bunch gave the impression that brothers and sisters could be playmates too. The King of the Hill gave the impression that that ordinary life and people were cool. Consider yourself as a caricature that you are no more special than the next person. Do my blog posts leave the impression to get you thinking deeply about things? Subscribe to feed
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