My Loopy Valentine

February 14, 2014

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I still remember that special Valentine when I was 6 years old. I was so thrilled with the look of it. It made me feel special so I saved it for years and would bring it out occasionally and reminisce. Yes, this day is over-commercialized, but it’s a great reminder to celebrate colorful creations, beautifully written...

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Pantone’s Radiant Orchid for Locker Hooking? Love it…

January 19, 2014

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Over the past few years, Pantone, the company that has become a leading trend setter when it comes to color, has branched out into various industries with numerous partnerships that help promote their color choices. And every year Pantone selects a color of the year. The 2014 color is a delicious and rich Radiant Orchid....

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Locker Hooking Fiber Gems Jewelry

November 05, 2013

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When locker hooking new designs, you inevitably end up with lots of small bits of canvas and leftover strips of fabric. The leftover bits of silk are so pretty, I decided to make more jewelry using my ruched frames technique from the Locking Loops book. I call these small locker hooked pieces Fiber Gems. Here...

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Floral Lace-Like Medallion in Rich Colors — Locker Hooked

July 14, 2013

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I’ve had this locker hooked design in my head for a long time. Actually, the design I’ve had in mind is larger and more complex, but I wanted to give this a try to see how it would turn out, so I created something a little smaller. This Floral Medallion measures 14 1/2″ in diameter. I...

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It’s Catching On…Tried Locker Hooking?

April 22, 2013

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On Earth Day, it just seems appropriate to write about locker hooking. It can be a great “green craft.” You just take leftover scraps of fabric or old clothes, tear them or cut them into strips, and hook with them. You can recycle old garments, plastic bags, leftover yarn, sheets, drapes, and so on. And...

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Winner of Tropical Tote Bag Locker Hooking Kit

April 06, 2013

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It’s spring and things are blooming all around. Some of the most vibrant and beautiful blooms and foliage are from the tropics. It’s what inspired me to create the Tropical Tote Bag and conduct a giveaway. I so love giving things that inspire. I decided to add a copy of my Locking Loops book to...

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Spring Baskets — Locker Hook for Easter or a Gift

March 23, 2013

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In this post, I want to highlight a few of my favorite locker hooked spring baskets. I think my all time favorite is the Floppy Eared Bunny Basket featured in the Locking Loops book. It turned out so sweet with a cute little bunny face. I used strip of pink velvet to create the little...

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Color Crazy for Craft Month — Giveaway & New Ideas for Fabric Strips

March 07, 2013

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In celebration of March as Craft Month, Color Crazy is holding a drawing for customers that shop during the month. I also want to share new ideas for locker hookers and crafters out there that are fun and make finishing projects easy. This month, it’s about creating with exposed painted canvas and minimal locker hooking....

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Hooked on Sari–Colorful Locker Hooked Bangles in GreenCraft Magazine

February 07, 2013

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I’m hoping this year more people will discover locker hooking. I’m working on sharing more about this craft, and thanks to Stampington & Company and their beautiful and collectible publications, more crafters will discover it this spring.  Their latest issue of GreenCraft Magazine features my contributed article, “Hooked” on Sari,” covering locker hooking bangles with...

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Textured Hearts–Colorful, Crafty & Delicious

January 28, 2013

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Heart Box with Locker Hooked “Ruched Frame” Lid Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Here are a couple of creative gift ideas for special valentines–colorful heart shapes you can craft and bake. The Locker Hooked Heart Box: The heart box full of scrumptious texture and love: Create your own colorful and textured heart boxes for...

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Locker Hook Colorful Holiday Wreaths

December 10, 2012

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I love decorating for the holidays and you can certainly get creative with wreaths when using color, but it’s also wonderful to stick to traditional colors. This year, I decided to locker hook wreaths in different sizes (see below) and share the pattern with readers and fans of locker hooking. I used Color Crazy fabric...

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Santa Fe’s Natural Colors and Native Art Inspire

November 17, 2012

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After a recent visit to Santa Fe, New Mexico, I came back inspired by the colors found in the natural surroundings and the abundance of art found everywhere. Santa Fe is a haven for so many talented artists. I fell in love with the simple adobe architecture, the sculpture and woven masterpieces like the beautiful...

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