r-anne-dom : a place for me (anne) to leave random blog posts.
Such as:
..knitting, sewing, and other random activities pursued
..Girl Guides of Canada : yep, Guiding Lives Here
..the 4 shops on Etsy : one features quality handmade items; the second has lots of patterns, & crafting supplies; the third is stocked with Vintage; and the fourth is guiding flowers.
Enjoy the r-anne-domness!

August 31, 2014

More Hallowe'en Costume Patterns!

More Hallowe'en Costume Patterns!

Now available at PatternsAndSuch on etsy!

Please note these patterns do not have a pattern envelope.
Many thanks to EJVintageAvenue for allowing me to use her envelope photos!

August 26, 2014

DPN Project Holder Giveaway

DPN Project Holder Giveaway

I tried several different methods of making these project holders / DPN protectors and finally came up with a design I liked.  So I made a few for me, and then made a few more.  But this is it. When they are sold, there won't be any more.  

Then I thought: Why not give 2 of them away?

That's right!  TWO!

There will be 2 winners of this giveaway!

If you don't want to wait to see if you win the giveaway, you can purchase from my Etsy shop now.

DESCRIPTION OF DPN Project Holders in giveaway:
Length: 7.5 inches (19 cm) end to end
Will fit needles approximately 6.25 - 7.5 inches (15.5 - 19 cm) in length.
Please note: needles and my knitting example are not included. 

Simple: just leave a comment below and make sure to include a way for me to contact you.
Open worldwide. 
Giveaway will take place on September 1, 2014.
If I can't reach the winner, or you don't respond to my messages in a week, I will draw a new winner.
Good luck!
p.s. it would be lovely if you would like my facebook page, follow my blog, favourite my etsy shop, or share this giveaway amongst your knitting friends.

UPDATE!  Winners have been chosen!  Thanks everyone!  See the more recent post on my blog for winners' names!

August 24, 2014

New Product! Limited Edition! DPN Project Holders!

New Product! 
Limited Edition! 

DPN Project Holders!

Protect the ends of your DPNs (double pointed needles)


keep your project ON the needles!  

It's the best of both worlds.

Now available in my ennadoolf shop.

I tried several different methods of making these project holders / DPN protectors and finally came up with a design I liked.  So I made a few for me, and then made a few more.  But this is it. When they are sold, there won't be any more.  Get them while you can!  :)  Limited edition.

August 22, 2014

Hallowe'en is Just Around the Corner!

Hallowe'en is Just Around the Corner!

So if you make your own costumes, now is the time to get started!

New costume patterns being added this weekend at PatternsAndSuch on Etsy!

Shop now for best selection!

(And Like my facebook page for a coupon code!)

August 18, 2014

Len Heidebrecht: Cooper

Len Heidebrecht: Cooper

Almost forgot to post these photos from the St. Lawrence Market in Toronto.  
That was a few weeks ago now.

I thought it would be lovely to see more artisans.
Hopefully, my next visit!

August 06, 2014

Shop Local: Weaver Fish Co. in Port Stanley

Weaver Fish Co. 

Also at the St. Lawrence Market in Toronto!

I was there a few weeks ago and saw that they were almost sold out of fish!  :)

August 04, 2014

Shop Local: Tawse Winery

Tawse Winery

A few weeks ago I was in Toronto and visited the St. Lawrence market ... I bought some wine from these gentlemen at Tawse Winery.

Lovely wine for a hot afternoon!

August 02, 2014

Tutorial: Duck Tape iPad RE-Cover

Tutorial:  Duck Tape iPad RE-Cover

First, here is the "AFTER" photo:
Doesn't it look nice?  

We thought the light coloured leather iPad cover was a good idea.

We were wrong.

Natural body oils stain the cover - and there is no way to clean it off and you cannot dye them.
 Plus, the edges all separated ... I opened them up here so you could see what I mean - they didn't actually look like this all the time but I wanted some drama in these photos!  :)
So what to do?

Duck tape!
I always thought it was called duct tape, but there is a brand named Duck Tape. And that is what I found and I loved the colours, so that is what I used.

Basically, I tore off a piece of duct tape a bit longer than the width of the cover - so that I could fold it over the edges to the other side.
I forgot to take a photo of the first piece, but I did have to cut a tiny piece off each corner so that it overlapped at the back without sticking to itself.
Here is a photo of the second piece being added: I made sure to match the pattern on the duct tape and I overlapped the first piece a bit to accomplish that.
See how nicely it is covering up those stains?
 Love it!

Continue adding pieces and matching the pattern.

Here is a close up of the other end and manipulating the corners and the magnet piece:

And finally, the finished product!

I love it!!!

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