Wren’s Cobblestone Stitch Blanket, And Holiday Dress

With the temperatures reaching a significant low this year, I asked the dolls what they’d like me to make for them – blanket? sweater? beanie? – and they answered simultaneously: “BLANKETS.” The dolls have been enduring the cold – as we all have – but now it’s time they had something cozy for all those […]

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So… What “Inspires” You?

Bonjour mes amis! Yvonne here. I have always loved that scene in All Creatures Great and Small when Herriot delivers a calf at the Dinsdales’ farm. He writes: “I grinned. This was the bit I liked. The little miracle … [I]t was something that would never grow stale no matter how much I saw it.” […]

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A Brief Look Back

Backward go the months and forward go the years. Thought I’d share a comparison of the Crochet Buddies agenda back in May, and how it’s turned out. Things have changed since then – including the addition of two Buddies: Olive and Yvonne. I don’t think I would be a smidgen as inspired to write, to […]

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Debbie’s Empire Waist Dress

Debbie’s been asking me to make her “something new” for the holidays. With Christmas approaching, I decided to crochet an outfit for her, regardless of the color combination (running a little low on holiday-color yarn). One afternoon later, it was complete! This pattern is my newest design – the dress is knee length with an […]

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Forums, And Holiday Posts

It’s that time of year! Before I begin singing a jolly ol’ tune of the holidays, it’s time to share some new Crochet Buddies endeavors. Or, to be more precise, some not-so-directly-crochet-related endeavors. I’ve been adding a couple of new Forum topics recently. Activity on there has been… a little low. (Though I haven’t really […]

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Miniatures! Featuring Japanese Erasers In Singapore

There. are. so. many. miniature. items. in. Singapore. It’s. incredible. Greetings, folks! Today I’m here to talk about miniatures and where to find them. Actually, I won’t tell you where (yet). I’ll let you make it your goal when you’re in Singapore to look around for these miniatures… because, well, that’s part of the fun […]

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Limited time offer!

Hey all! Olive here. I wanted to let you all of a recent change in the sale of the “Grandma’s Love” Scarfs for sale on the Crochet Buddies Online Store. On December 2nd, my grandmother is going to take the scarfs and sell them at the local craft sale. Because of this, some of the […]

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Debbie’s Chronicles: In Singapore, Part II

~Narrated by Debbie, a Madame Alexander Cissette doll~ Dear Blog, The time has come for me to post another travelogue. I was absent last couple of weeks because, well, life and other things have been going on in the background. Orchid’s doing what she calls “cranking down” on her studying, and as such, the other […]

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Debbie’s Chronicles: In Singapore

~Narrated by Debbie, a Madame Alexander doll~ Dear Blog, Today marks the start of my first narrative of our travels. It may take some practice to get this narrating just right, but I’ll do my best. I’m Debbie, a Madame Alexander Singin’ in the Rain Debbie Reynolds Cissette doll. (That’s a mouthful.) I was “manufactured” in […]

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Change

It’s easy to pretend everything’s okay. It’s easy to lose track of what really matters in life. Who really matters. I write this post with overwhelming sadness. What was once joy and excitement for the start of the next few months, has now become worry and uncertainty. I say this not to cause worry for […]

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AwtB #16: Debbie And The Duck Pond

A few days ago, Debbie went on her first major outing around campus. Ever since emerging from “hibernation,” she’d wanted to explore all the interesting sights surrounding campus – away from any potential noise the students were making. There was a duck pond nearby, hidden between lecture buildings and trees. Debbie had heard about it, […]

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