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Summer Days Mini Book & Album

When I saw these sneakers as a Digi stamp from All Dressed Up I KNEW I HAD to have them. Anyone who knows me personally will know I pretty much live in sneakers like this. Well, really I pretty much live barefoot, but IF I have any shoes on, they’re shoes like this. I was […]

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Main Image of Planner Dashboard copyright My Workbasket
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Planner Dashboard- Quick Craft

I got this cute image from the My Besties Shop, as a design team image (provided to me free to play with) and honestly, I couldn’t decide what to make with it. You can see the design team challenge blog HERE, including entering to win prizes with your own crafts, and seeing what others have […]

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A flipbook flip through! Video shows the parts and pieces of my recent flip book and talks about what I did. A fun paper craft and snail mail item!
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A Flipbook Flip Through

I recently decided to spend a lazy Sunday working on some paper crafts. I have only recently been getting back into it and acquiring all the papers and bit and bobs required, so I really felt like “Could I pull of something nice? With what I have??” Of course to be playing around is the […]

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Fun and easy thank you cards using Faber Castell Gelatos!
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Easy to Make Simple Cards

When I recently got some new gelatos I knew I would be using them for all kinds of things. I saw a pack of simple “Thanks” cards in the value section at Michaels and one craft practically designed itself. I knew I would use the gelatos to take the simple plain cards and spice them […]

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My First Sampler Afghan Block- The Double Parallelogram- From the Leisure Arts Sampler Afghan Book-- My Workbasket
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Leisure Arts- Knit Sampler Afghans – Book Review

I’ve worked with Leisure Arts before, especially on the Knook review, and have teamed up with them again! I was so excited that they were willing to send me this book, Knit Sampler Afghans, which combines 60 pattern blocks to make awesome sampler afghans. UPDATE- 12/04/2018- It appears this book is now out of print. […]

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Step by step tutorial video for how to make the triple/treble crochet! -- My Workbasket
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How to Crochet Series- How to Triple Crochet! (Treble too!)

It’s time for part three of the how to crochet series, how to do the triple or treble crochet! The stitch is the same, some sources call it the treble, and some call it the triple. In modern US terminology anyway. In other countries the terms are different, and I have encountered antique patterns that […]

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A fun, make up as you go hat formula for using a single cupcake yarn. Free from My Workbasket
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Troll Cake Hat- and Recipe for Troll Cake

I’ve mentioned that I’m a troll cook, but I also tend to be a troll crafter. The Troll Attitude tends to be “it is what it is.” A recipe makes the amount it is meant to make.  A cut shape comes out the measurement it comes out, and in this case, a hat comes out as […]

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A wonderful tea cozy made by a reader! -- My Workbasket
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Heather’s Hygge Tea Cozy

Recently my friend Heather, who reads this site and is learning to crochet, completed this tea cozy! She used the basic design of the Hygge Hat, and the ribbed stitch from the CAL (which she participated in and finished) and she completed this great tea cozy! She said she did two panels, 35 stitches each, […]

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Fun and easy ornament making with this beautiful starch and salt dough! -- My Workbasket
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Salt and Starch Clay Ornaments- Fun Clay Ornaments for Kids

A 1965 issue of Ladies Home Journal featured this fun salt and starch clay in their special Christmas issue. I was determined to make it, because why not really, and we now have some finished ornaments to show you and share the recipe! The recipe is pretty easy but does take one special ingredient. Don’t […]

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Have fun and make this adorable chocolate house!
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Make a Fun Chocolate Cottage for the Holidays!

I’m going to go on the record and say that I pretty much eat my weight in gingerbread every December. It’s true. I have a family recipe that makes about 500 cookies (seriously, it uses almost 5 pounds of flour) and my family eats it day in and day out, constantly. Three cookies will constitute […]

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An honest review of the Knook from Leisure Arts. Can you really knit with a crochet hook? -- My Workbasket
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Leisure Arts- Knook Review

I’ve mentioned several times that I’ve been trying the Knook from Leisure Arts. I was provided a The Knook Value Pack and Cozy Knits with the Knook book, for free at my request. I’ve been working with it for awhile. I think I got my items at the end of September or the beginning of […]

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Step by step video tutorial for this fun Tunisian crochet stitch. -- My Workbasket
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Tunisian Crochet Popcorn Stitch! CAL Block I- Final Block

You guys, this is our last block!!! This last video is super late and I apologize. I mentioned that I was going away, and I think I even mentioned that I was having trouble while I was away getting it uploaded and shared with you. That continued to be a problem, and my trip out of […]

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With step by step video tutorial for this great stitch! My Workbasket
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Tunisian Crochet Honeycomb Stitch- CAL Block H

It’s that time again! The next tutorial video! It’s the Tunisian Crochet Honeycomb stitch. I had some issues with uploading so I wasn’t able to share this before I went out of town, so I’m sorry it’s late. Next week’s video will also be late because something is wrong with it. No idea what but […]

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A full step by step video tutorial from My Workbasket
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Tunisian Lace Stitch- Block G for the CAL

I can’t believe our blankets are almost done! Though I admit I am VERY behind on my squares. I’m actually gearing up for yet another trip to the country and hope to catch up blocks while I am there. The next few block videos may not be released with the Tuesday Schedule I’ve been using. I’m […]

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