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Since I have crafts in the title, I decided I would share some of the stuff I have made semi-recently.   I uploaded a bunch of pictures to my album, so if you are interested you can view them there.

It's mostly crocheted items that I made for my vet when she was pregnant.  She was having a girl and I may or may not have gotten a little carried away with making stuff for her (I think I did something like 75 items lol)

I also have included a few of my (rudimentary) sewing projects.   I dream of being a sewer someday, but much like drawing it do it sporadically, so never gain much proficiency ;) 

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