Free Shipping Small Business Saturday

Happy Holidays Everyone! I hope everyone is enjoying the 2017 holiday season!

Most of my “Made to Order” items take 2-3 weeks to process so today is the last day to order for Christmas delivery 2017 – I must receive order by end of day today in order to process order and mail it in time to arrive by Christmas 2017. I’m offering FREE SHIPPING today – Small Business Saturday.

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Click on link below and your will receive free shipping when you check out.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/MaggiesCornerDotOrg?coupon=SMALLBIZSATURDAY2017

 

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Brown Linen Jacket Now Has Pockets

My brown linen jacket is actually a blend of cotton and linen. I love the feel and comfort of this jacket but I’ve wished for many years that it had pockets. I don’t know why I haven’t added pockets before but glad I finally got around to it. I love the material I chose for the pockets. I think a blouse with collar would be quite attractive in this fabric, don’t you?

material for pockets on my brown linen jacket is a cheerful herb theme with echinacea flowers

My brown linen jacket before the pockets.

 

My brown linen jacket withe front outside pockets.

 

My brown linen jacket showing inside pockets.

NEW! Maggie is now offering kits

It takes me awhile to get around to doing some things and this was one of those things. Someone, years ago, suggested that I offer kits in my ETSY shop. I have thought about offering kits but just never followed through with cultivating the idea until now. I currently have four kits that I offer. I would be glad to put together a kit for any of the other items in my shop or even an idea in your imagination if you want to buy it, so never hesitate to ask me if I can make a custom kit for you, I would be glad to!

Read all the details for each kit, see the links to listing in my ETSY shop below.

Kit for 32 oz or 64 oz Growler Tote

Kit for Patchwork Coffee Bag Purse *** this one includes two tutorials

Kit for 5-Panel Tote with Line and Pocket

Kit for Hamper 

And I am in the process of producing a new tutorial for my most popular tote, the 5- panel unlined tote, I will use the bull feedbag tote as the star of the show.

5-Panel Unlined Bull Feedbag Tote – Click on Picture to see the one I sell Made to Order in my ETSY shop

I will also soon have kits with tutorial available for the recycle bins that I make, so visit often!

Single Layer Recycle Bins, click on picture to see the ones I sell in my shop Made to Order.

 

Double layer (lined) Recycle bin with Appliqued Letters. Click on picture to see the one I make in my ETSY shop as Made to Order item. I have not made a tutorial for the lined appliqued recycle bin yet, it is on my “To Do” list. Once I make the tutorial then I will make a kit to offer in my ETSY shop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have any question before or after you purchase kit please contact me with the Etsy Conversation feature. I also invite you to visit my website for other information including contact information, http://www.maggiescorner.org
#sewing #recycle #upcycle #kits #etsy

Recycle and Win

I have posted new information on my website  http://maggiescorner.org/ about a promotion that I am starting to encourage recycling; you can win a gift.

There are some feed bags that are more popular than other bags such as the Tucker Goat Feed Bags that qualify to win a gift. For every 10 Tucker Goat Feed Bags that you recycle with me you will receive one of the totes I make from those bags. See the tote in my Etsy Store Here: Maggie’s Etsy Shop Goat Feed Tote

 The feed bags must be empty with no animal excrement or mold inside or outside of the bag. 

 

 If you have other feed bags or coffee bags that you want to recycle, contact me to see if they qualify for any similar chance to win a tote, or if you want to have a tote made contact me for a price, if you want to make your own I also sell pattern tutorials in my Craftsy Tutorial Shop

ALSO I do other sewing for a fee: 

SEW – MEND – limited ALTERATIONS and Home Decor Projects 

Contact me by email at handcraftsbymaggie@gmail.com

Fax to 877-272-0446

Contact me by text at 850-816-8674

Contact me leave voice message at 850-816-8674

What is a Prayer Shawl, and the History of the Prayer Shawl

I first heard about Prayer Shawls from a post in one of my online knitting groups. I was curious about what is that “Prayer Shawl,” and what about the history of the prayer shawl? I started researching online and was surprised to find that the making of this shawl isn’t limited to knitting. There are Crocheted and woven versions; there is also a sewn version. Another thing that surprised me was that the use and making of a prayer shawl is not limited to a specific religion, it surpasses the boundaries of religion. It seems that every religion has some sort of history of a prayer shawl. The prayer shawl ministry history is very touching and interesting. Making a prayer shawl is done for many reasons. It is often made for a friend who is going through a medical crisis or when there was a loss in the family. I think it is a wonderful tradition and endeavor. I was impressed by the many groups around the Globe that have Prayer Shawl Ministries. The authors Janet E. Bristow and Victoria A. Cole-Galo of “The Prayer Shawl Journal and Guidebook” give suggestions how to start your own group.

If you are interested in learning more about the prayer shawl ministry, I found a video on YouTube https://youtu.be/W302tI3P1bc that I recommend to anyone who is interested in learning more about prayer shawls. These ladies Janet E. Bristow and Victoria A. Cole-Galo are Co-Authors of several books on prayer shawls. I found the “The Prayer Shawl Journal and Guidebook” on Amazon used and may order it. Here it is on Goodreads and you can see more about the authors https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18143259-the-prayer-shawl-journal-and-guidebook. Also check out their website “The Prayer Shawl Ministry”  https://www.shawlministry.com/

Prayer Shawl

The picture is from http://www.shawlministry.com/photos.htm click on link to see more pictures and read about each contributor.

 

The picture is from http://www.shawlministry.com/photos.htm click on link to see more pictures and read about each contributor.

If you start a prayer shawl ministry or join one in your area I’d love to hear about it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corkshrooms

I made my first corkshrooms and I made an error on the first cable row but I left it because I didn’t catch my mistake until I got to the 2nd cable row.

 

My 1st corkshroom and as you can probably see the first cable I did wrong but 2nd cable I did correct, I'm OK with mistake, learned from it and can't wait to make next one correctly.

My 1st corkshroom and as you can probably see the first cable I did wrong but 2nd cable I did correct, I’m OK with mistake, learned from it and can’t wait to make next one correctly.

 

 

 

Working on my first Magic Corkshroom I didn't realize this was wrong until a few rows later. Instead of 4 on cable holder it should have been 2, when I went back to read the explanation of how this pattern states to do the cable I realized what I had done so did the 2nd cable row correctly. I will keep this one to remind myself of my mistake and reminder to read my directions more carefully next time. you can find the pattern on my project page http://www.ravelry.com/projects/maggiescorner/magic-corkshrooms #knitting

Working on my first Magic Corkshroom I didn’t realize this was wrong until a few rows later. Instead of 4 on cable holder it should have been 2, when I went back to read the explanation of how this pattern states to do the cable I realized what I had done so did the 2nd cable row correctly. I will keep this one to remind myself of my mistake and reminder to read my directions more carefully next time. you can find the pattern on my project page http://www.ravelry.com/projects/maggiescorner/magic-corkshrooms
#knitting

 

I keep this one to remind myself of my mistake and reminder to read my directions more carefully next time. you can find the pattern on my project page http://www.ravelry.com/projects/maggiescorner/magic-corkshrooms #knitting

I keep this one to remind myself of my mistake and reminder to read my directions more carefully next time. you can find the pattern on my project page http://www.ravelry.com/projects/maggiescorner/magic-corkshrooms
#knitting

You can see mistake I made, instead of 4 on cable holder it should have been 2, when I went back to read the explanation of how this pattern states to do the cable I realized what I had done so did the 2nd cable row correctly. I will keep this one to remind myself of my mistake and reminder to read my directions more carefully next time. you can find the pattern on my project page http://www.ravelry.com/projects/maggiescorner/magic-corkshrooms #knitting

You can see mistake I made, instead of 4 on cable holder it should have been 2, when I went back to read the explanation of how this pattern states to do the cable I realized what I had done so did the 2nd cable row correctly. I will keep this one to remind myself of my mistake and reminder to read my directions more carefully next time. you can find the pattern on my project page http://www.ravelry.com/projects/maggiescorner/magic-corkshrooms
#knitting

You can find the pattern on my project page http://www.ravelry.com/projects/maggiescorner/magic-corkshrooms

On the Needles

In a knitting group I am in online someone asked what everyone had on their needles so I took pictures of what I have on my needles currently so thought I’d post on my blog since there are several. All of these are on my Ravelry page in my projects, and I’ve been posting progress pictures on my Instagram page.

#knitting #bamboospun #mypattern lot 102841 arabeaque/111 art.#:26 Hobby Lobby 82% bamboo 18% polyamide 10 mm bamboo needles, cable is worked over 8 rows with 7 rows in pattern in between the cable rows. CO 30 st, Knit both sides for rows 1-6 to make garter border, Row 7, right side, K garter 5 st border section, P 4, K C2B, P 4, K C2F, P 4, K garter 5 st border section. Row 8, wrong side K garter 5 st border section, K 4, P 4, K 4, P 4, K 4, K garter 5 st border. Row 9 - 14 work the stitch as is ( 7 row between cable row - cable sections are 8 row long) Row 15 is same as Row 7 being cable row, then follow same as before until scarf is as long as desired and finish with 6 rows garter - bind off, weave in ends.

knitting bamboospun mypattern lot 102841 arabeaque/111 art.#:26 Hobby Lobby 82% bamboo 18% polyamide 10 mm bamboo needles, cable is worked over 8 rows with 7 rows in pattern in between the cable rows.
THIS IS MY OWN PATTERN, PLEASE CREDIT ME IF YOU USE IT. CO 30 st, Knit both sides for rows 1-6 to make garter border, Row 7, right side, K garter 5 st border section, P 4, K C2B, P 4, K C2F, P 4, K garter 5 st border section. Row 8, wrong side K garter 5 st border section, K 4, P 4, K 4, P 4, K 4, K garter 5 st border Row 9 – 14 work the stitch as is ( 7 row between cable row – cable sections are 8 row long) Row 15 is same as Row 7 being cable row, then follow same as before until scarf is as long as desired and finish with 6 rows garter – bind off, weave in ends.

Weight: 50 g / Skein Material: 52 % Angora Plush + 48 % Mohair Color: Hot Pink I am using the Lady by the Bay Feather and Fan Scarf pattern on 4.0 mm needles I got the pattern at http://www.ladybythebay.com/blog/2014/12/feather-and-fan-...

Weight: 50 g / Skein
Material: 52 % Angora Plush + 48 % Mohair
Color: Hot Pink
I am using the Lady by the Bay Feather and Fan Scarf pattern on 4.0 mm needles

No pattern, 100 ‪#‎stitches‬ ‪#‎knit‬ ‪#‎circulars‬ on 2.25mm ‪#‎dpns‬ using the ‪#‎redheart‬ ‪#‎unforgettable‬ ‪#‎yarn‬ ‪#‎doublestranding‬ with the two colors shown in picture. I been working on the hat and decided to leave the double strand at the band, I dropped the purple colored strand and changed to knit stitch adding cable that I drafted up on graph paper. For the cable rounds work from right to left each needle holds 26 stitches and each needle is worked in the round from right to left as Round 1 of cable: K2 - P2 - K C4B - P2 - K C4F - P2 - K2 and repeat each needle to complete round 1, then round 2-8 of the cable rounds is worked as following stitch pattern, i.e. K2, P2, K8, P2, K8, P2, K2,

No pattern, ‪knit‬ ‪‎circular‬ on 2.25mm ‪‎dpns‬ using the ‪‎redheart‬ ‪‎unforgettable‬ ‪#yarn‬ ‪‎doublestranding‬ with the two colors shown in picture. I been working on the hat and decided to leave the double strand at the band, I dropped the purple colored strand and changed to knit stitch adding cable that I drafted up on graph paper.  THIS IS MY OWN PATTERN, PLEASE CREDIT ME IF YOU USE IT. For the cable rounds work from right to left each needle holds 26 stitches and each needle is worked in the round from right to left as Round 1 of cable: K2 – P2 – K C4B – P2 – K C4F – P2 – K2 and repeat each needle to complete round 1, then round 2-8 of the cable rounds is worked as following stitch pattern, i.e. K2, P2, K8, P2, K8, P2, K2,

I found the variegated green, red, and white yarn at a local yarn store, it is imported from Brazil and is about 97% cotton and 3% elastic. I will have to get more information on the yarn because I can’t seem to find the wrapping I pulled off.

I found the variegated green, red, and white yarn at a local yarn store, it is imported from Brazil and is about 97% cotton and 3% elastic. I will have to get more information on the yarn because I can’t seem to find the wrapping I pulled off. Needles are 2.75mm

I'm using needles 6.0 mm - the yarn is Lion's Brand Cambridge Tweed 94% Acrylic 6% Rayon

I’m using needles 6.0 mm – the yarn is Lion’s Brand Cambridge Tweed 94% Acrylic 6% Rayon