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I'll reveal some of my color work secrets in my skinny scarf class.  You'll be amazed at the designer results from a beginner scarf.

Join me Thursday, October 17th at 6:00 pm at
Craft Scraps.  Everything is included.

 
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Everyone loves an infinity scarf.  This one uses a unique crochet stitch and everyday household objects to make a thing of beauty in record time.

Join me Saturday, October 12th at 10:00 am.  It's not too late to register through
Craft Scraps and get a head start on your gift list!

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And if that wasn't enough, at 2:00 in the afternoon you can learn how to make these terrific little pinecones.  Like mini sculptures, each is unique. 

Group them in a bowl, hang them from your tree, use them as the ultimate addition to a package...the only thing more fun than coming up with how to use them is making them.  You won't be able to stop!

Love the look but crochet isn't your thing?  These are available by the dozen in my
etsy shop!

 
I'm in love with these little pine cones.  

Once I started making these I couldn't stop.  They looked so good in a bowl that I kept adding "just one more" little sculpture...I just had to try a new size or a different yarn. 

I included a little leather loop "stem" so you could tie them to a package or hang them from a tree.

I currently have listings for four colors - winter white, cool grey, warm tan and deep brown.  More are sure to follow!
 
MontanaGirl Jumbo Scrubbies
Giant Sized Scrubbies - you know you want one!
I recently took a deep breath and tried something new--consignment at Willow - an Artisan's Market, one of my favorite stores in Littleton.  I'm quite pleased with the variety of my products they have decided to stock. 

Items range from a complete selection of my fiber bangles, through several styles of scarves, into my line of housewares.  Now you can get your hands on my super functional Jumbo Scrubbies without having to wait for a craft show!

Stop in and take a peek!

 
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Crochet Short Rows Scarf
Over the holidays I had a custom order for a warm scarf- something beautiful but not too frilly. I used it as an excuse to try out a gorgeous yarn - Universal  Shades in "Campfire".

In the mood for something new, I decided to try some "short rows".  Based on a
free pattern by a very talented crochet designer, Vashti Braha, this technique is used more often in knitting than crochet.
 
I am delighted with how it worked with the yarn's color changes.  I'm thinking of making a few more to put in my etsy shop.

Any suggestions on colors?

 
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100% cotton cloths
Who says practical can't be beautiful?

This time of year the socializing kicks up a notch.  If you find yourself in need of a hostess gift or two, my hand-crocheted cloths work great and last forever.  They come in sets of three beautiful, color-coordinated shades.  Click on the photo to take you to my current selection.


 
Fruit Suit
"Fruit Suit" Apple and Pear Protectors
Back-to-School -  Pencils, notebooks, new shoes, meetings, class expectations, clubs, hockey practice, fees!  Once the school doors open the things to worry about start piling up. 

One thing you'll never have to think twice about is sending a healthy fruit snack.  My handmade, 100% cotton apple cozies will get your fruit there in delicious style.  A colorful, fully adjustable "fruit suit", it stretches to accomodate different sizes and types, fully enclosing your apples or pears.


These make unusual and useful gifts for the student (or teacher!) in your life, or for anyone who wants to eat healthier and stop wasting money on bruised fruit that ends up in the compost bin.

Click on the image to check out my current inventory.
 


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    Carmen kwolkoski

    Yarn obsessed Montana native currently living in Colorado.  A lapsed architect, I have a love of color and a knack for intuitive creativity - whether crocheting, cooking or coming up with excuses to not clean the house.