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March 18, 2013

Posted by ladywillowtreehouse in FiberART.
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Spent some time thinking about this offering. Always good to review the path of our journey and change direction if needed. /;)

Kevin Talley Photography

What a crazy two and a half years I have had.  I will spare the details, but I’m sure you could say the same thing about your life.  We all have crazy times we could share with the world.  But is that the only thing you focus on?  

There is a saying, “You become your surroundings.”  So have you looked around lately to what your surrounded with?   It doesn’t have to be a person, or thing.  In fact, it can be your own thoughts that are destroying any chance of you moving to a higher place in life.  It’s could “Self Talk,”  With over 50,000 thoughts a day, how many of those thoughts are positive and uplifting?  If you have a difficult situation happening in your life, how much time a day do you “SERVE” to think about it. ?  

So when I talk about “New Beginnings”…

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Back from Mental Vacation /;) March 10, 2013

Posted by ladywillowtreehouse in Crochet, FiberART, Vintage.
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Yep – gone awhile … such is life, never know what tomorrow will bring … I’m learning to enjoy the adventure, grow from the lessons and treasure the memories. Thanks to all who have posted their much appreciated comments … it’s a pleasure to share what makes my world an enjoyable place, glad it also brightens your days.

Have had several requests to continue posting unique and interesting items, so please join me on a short trip into the past and download a copy to make for someone special. /;)

Remember this cute Crochet Pattern – Doll Baby in a Blanket?

Vintage Crocheted Doll:Baby In A Blanket #1

Vintage Crocheted Doll:Baby In A Blanket #2

Found the Free Pattern online years ago (in several versions) then it disappeared along with so many others. Suspect the original design idea is from the 40’s. For ease of use compiled the different versions into one PDF document. Have posted here and on Ravelry for access to all who are interested. Currently the designer is listed as unknown – if you know the name/s send me a note and will update the pattern.

Click on the link below to download a copy.

Vintage Crocheted Doll Baby in A Blanket Pattern.rtfd

Till next time – have a great year. /;)

LynnJ AKA LadyWillow

11 Foot Cloth from Golden Orb Spider Silk… September 24, 2009

Posted by ladywillowtreehouse in FiberART.

A long forgotten Art Craft of Madagascar is being brought to light by Mr. Peers – a British art historian and Mr. Godley – an American fashion designer.  Along with a million or so Spiders they have created an unforgettable cloth textile to share with the world.

Golden Orb Spider Textile
Golden Orb Spider Textile

Golden Orb Spiders
Golden Orb Spiders

Spool of Spider filament for thread.
Spool of Spider filament for thread.

If you live in Manhattan or plan a visit take time to see this unique cloth at American Museum of Natural History – more info on the SITEs below …

Spider Silk | American Museum of Natural History

One Million Golden Spiders’ Web Used for Golden Cloth – It is currently on display in New York – Softpedia

1 Million Spiders Make Golden Silk for Rare Cloth | Wired Science | Wired.com

Discovery News: Born Animal: One Million Wild Spiders Supplied Silk for Rare Textile

At the American Museum of Natural History, Gossamer Silk From Spiders – NYTimes.com

FreeForm FiberArtists 2009 Online Exhibit May 27, 2009

Posted by ladywillowtreehouse in FiberART, Needlework.

Each year FreeForm Crochet Guild members are challenged to interpret a theme in any medium and needle work technique they choose.  They are also encouraged to write a short piece about their inspiration.  

Over 50 International Artists contributed one or more pieces to the 2009 “Four Seasons” Exhibit. Enjoy the previews and then explore the rest of these unique Art Forms on following URLs.

2009 “Four Seasons” Art Sculptures

Adri de Vries Tadema PearTree Wall Hanging

Adri de Vries Tadema PearTree Wall Hanging


Bonnie Pierce FreeForm Bullion Detail

Bonnie Pierce FreeForm Bullion Detail


Diane Olsen FreeForm Necklace

Diane Olsen FreeForm Necklace


Laurette van der Merwe Autumn Outside

Laurette van der Merwe Autumn Outside


Marilyn Ketcherside FreeForm

Marilyn Ketcherside FreeForm

To review past and present Guild Exhibits click below.

2009 International Freeform Crochet Exhibits

The 2008 Exhibit “Through Our Eyes” was also published in book form, with 100% of the profits donated to help women survivors of war to rebuild their lives. Details on the following URL.

Women For Women International


Surprise … May 26, 2009

Posted by ladywillowtreehouse in Award.


Kreativ Blog Award 


Received some unexpected gifts this week.

My 1st BLOG Awards.ILoveYourBlog-jeanchia



Thanks for the special compliments Renee & Jacob. /;)


Visit her BLOG for Home Cleaning & Meal Recipies


and see her jumbo sized Yarn Bag.


Cool Blog


Recycled Crochet Hook Holders May 20, 2009

Posted by ladywillowtreehouse in Recycle.

Living Green and Recycling can be fun and creative.  Customize your favorite hooks for comfort and be environmentally conscious at the same time. /;)

Examples using empty pens, highlighters and permanent markers.

LW Recyled Hook Holders GC #2b

Old favorites hidden in a drawer till rescued. /;)

LW Recyled Hook Holders #3

eBay discoveries that brighten my collection.

LW Hook Holders-Purchased

If you’re interested in making your own – click on the file name below for  step by step instructions and more examples.    

Please be patient it’s a large PDF file and may be slow to open. /;)

Recycled Crochet Hook Holders Tutorial by LadyWillow Designs©

LadyWillow TreeHouse