Kim McDougal, crocheter, knitter, crafter

In the Meantime, I Can Crochet a Washcloth
When I’m in between projects and need a break but still want to feel creative, I can crochet wash cloths. They’re cute, easy, and quick to make and I wrap them up in pretty bows and sell them in sets
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Should I Specialize in a Certain Art?
I’ve heard many, many times about specializing in a certain craft and its benefits. I’ve been really thinking about this lately for myself. I crochet. I loom knit. I’m needle knitting. I make journals. I design greeting cards.  And within
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The Fashion Show of My Dreams
I love fashion, but not all fashion trends do I love or follow. I follow the Lion Brand’s yearly fashion show and it never disappoints me. The 2016’s show has definitely got me excited. You don’t have to be a
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Aluminum Crochet Hooks vs. Plastic vs. Crystalite vs. Ergonomic
When I injured my wrist a couple of years ago, I had to change from using all my aluminum hooks. My tension with them was way too tight and after using them for a period of time, not only did
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Knit Up a Pair for Me Please!
As you know, I’ve been teaching myself to knit with needles. Well, this is my second post to update you on my progress. So far, I’ve managed to knit a couple of scarves for my small teddy bear stuffed animals
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My Favorite Yarns
Every fiber artist has their favorite materials! Crocheters and Knitters are not excluded…we too have our favorite yarns we like to work with. Today’s post is dedicated to the ones I love to use! I’ve arranged this post by yarn
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Hands-On Handmade Cards
Making handmade cards is so much fun because when I create one, I know there’s not another like it and the recipient is receiving a very special gift. You can take ideas and inspiration from other crafters, but in the
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Playing with Paper
I’m not new to paper crafting, because I used to make and sell my own greeting cards years ago, but this time I wanted to play with paper for fun and not for pure profit. You’ve heard me say how
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I’m Using Traditional Needles
If you follow me, you know I picked up loom knitting a year ago and really loved it. I’ve made hundreds of things on round and straight looms, but in the back of my mind I wanted to learn how
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Using Embroidery Floss in Crocheting
Embroidery floss is terrific as an accessory to a crocheter or knitter. I use it on large buttons that I sew onto flowers, hats, even purses. The last project was “Heavenly Messengers“, a collaboration art piece that I partnered with
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