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Make a Dreamcatcher with Different Motifs

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  The Dreamcatcher shown above was made by crocheting different motifs and joining them together to fit inside the hoop. Then the joined motifs are attached to the hoop using yarn and a yarn needle. Below I describe how I made this dreamcatcher. You can modify and use different motifs to fit the hoop you are using or to make the size you want. For this dreamcatcher I used motifs from MOD Zhurnal crochet magazine. I have several of these magazines from http://www.duplet-crochet.com/ and they are an amazing resource.  This is the magazine that I used. These two pages, I have marked in yellow the motifs that I used for my dreamcatcher. The hoop I am using is 12 inches in diameter and the yarn I use is fingering weight yarn and the hook I used is 3-3.5mm. I used a total of 5 motifs that fit in my hoop. Here are the motifs arranged inside the hoop. I try to make an arrangement that is interesting to look at, dynamic and not symmetrical. There are some spaces or gaps where it may be possibl

Crocheted and Beaded Jewelry

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I made these several months ago, I can't remember when, could've been a year ago. The white ones are crocheted in cotton and the gray are in natural linen. I got the lovely fabric a week ago from a shop in the city. How are you today? I hope you are doing well.  

Making Each Day A Pleasant Day

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 This is my third blog post, following my Pleasant Activities Scheduling. Did you know that Pleasant Activities Scheduling is shown to reduce depression. The idea is, through Pleasant Activities Scheduling, you begin designing your life in a way that increases everyday positivity and pleasure. Here are some useful information about it: https://www.verywellmind.com/pleasant-activity-scheduling-4779965 and https://positivepsychology.com/cbt-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-techniques-worksheets/ This is my color dreamcatcher and my Pleasant Activities Schedule. I hang a weighing scale there and a protective face mask that I made several weeks ago. It is hand-sewn from scraps of fabric that I cut up to make a skirt and blouse. I still sew and enjoy that activity every week. Here's another color dreamcatcher that I made recently. I got the wooden hoops from a book and office supplies shop in Bohol Quality Mall in Tagbilaran City. Previously, my dreamcatchers were all in white crochet cott

Drawing and Painting

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I started drawing and painting again two months ago. I have not indulged in this wonderful childhood pasttime of mine for many many years. I am happy to still be able to do it. Here are some of my works. I hope you like them. Please bear with these short blog posts. I try to post something at least once a week and soon I hope to be able to feel better enough to post better articles and patterns.  

Dreamcatchers and Other Crochet Projects

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  These are some crochet projects that I've done over the past 12 months. I have crocheted very little. More of my time is spent on looking after the animals (we have ducks, pigs and chickens), cooking and cleaning up. However, in past two months, I decided to be more organized. I have a Pleasant Activities Schedule which ensures I spend appropriate time on things I enjoy doing. These are crochet (includes sewing, beading, fiber arts), writing (blogging, poetry, other creative writing), music (playing the piano and reading up on music theory), gardening and painting. Exercise is also now an important part of my schedule. I am slowly taking up the Scientific 7-Minute Workout. I made these necklaces and headbands using a combination of crochet, sewing and beading. I was able to make a few dreamcatchers using embroidery hoops I never used. The white dreamcatchers are crocheted in size 10 crochet cotton thread and the colored dreamcatcher is crocheted in fingering weight acrylic yar