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Berroco Idol yarn
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Shop from an assortment of styles and colors with prices ranging from $1.75 to $4.75 each ball/skein. Some of the yarns featured on the Custom Yarns website are discontinued, so get them while you can!


Book Review - 60 Quick Knits

Gorgeous and easy knits, all at your fingertips! 60 Quick Knits features 20 bright and colorful patterns to work up, all created with a very popular yarn, Cascade 220. Cascade 220 is made of 100% Peruvian Highland wool. It is worsted weight and is perfect even for felting. It is available in a variety of colors including heathers and tweeds.

To learn more about this book, and to see a preview of the inside pages, check out Sixth & Spring Books.


Kymaro Curve Control Jeans

The Kymaro Curve Control Jeans are made with all denim that is 72% cotton, 26% polyester, and 2% spandex. They cost $39.95 and come in a range of sizes from 5-26. The regular length is 33 inches (perfect if you love to wear high heels), and petite is 29 inches. If you buy the jeans you get a Kymaro bottoms body shaper free. You just have to pay $9.99 for handling costs. If you order a second pair of jeans, you get them for $29.99. See the website for more details.

The jeans are smooth to the touch, and give you a longer, more lean look. They have a wider waist with more give, so that the jeans to not dig into the sides of your abdomen. The back of the jeans are cut nicely, and the pockets are placed in a perfect position for a sexy rear view. These jeans are worth it, especially if you are trying to hide flaws.


Summer Snow by John Brinegar

This intermediate pattern is free, offered by Tahki St. Charles, and is from the Garden Variety pattern collection. Start knitting Summer Snow, today.


15 sts and 30 rows = 4”/10 cm in Diamond
Lace Pattern, after blocking

Note: This link opens a PDF file.


Book Review: The Little Guide to Vintage Shopping by Melody Fortier

The Little Guide to Vintage Shopping is a great resource for those wanting to know more about vintage fashion in general, and for those interested in shopping for designer vintage clothing, shoes, and accessories. It also includes expert advice, and shopping links for you to explore online.

What I love most about this book is how it shows you how you can reinvent old, worn out, or what you might think is unstylish designs, into something brand new and unexpected. For example, you can turn a long skirt into a dress or a knee length skirt into a cute top to wear with denim jeans.

Have you ever wondered how old that dress is? Now you can figure it out easier with tips on how to identify and date your new buy.

There's also an interesting short history of styles of different eras, featured in chapter 3. This is perfect for that school project or essay you are working on.

When you are buying, especially online, you need to know some important abbreviations, featured in this book, on page 13!

Did you find that perfect hat at the thrift store only to discover that it terribly needs some tender loving care?This book has some great tips on that specific subject, starting on page 154.

Get more information and purchase your copy from Quirk Books.

Andrea's Beau Sale

Andrea's Beau had a new blog! To celebrate their new blog, they are offering a 20% discount on all items now through April 21st.

Check out Beau Monde for more details.


The Kymaro New Body Shaper

The Kymaro slimming shaper for the upper body is a very useful product for all women that desire a smooth figure underneath form fitting clothing. It works perfectly with any bra and lies smoothly under slacks, and denim jeans. You could even wear it under your workout clothing. It does not ride up or bunch up. The back of the top is reinforced for extra support. You choose your correct size based on your current bra size. Measure yourself carefully if you are not sure. The upper body shaper that I used was actually a little bit loose based on my bra size. If you have smaller breasts, you might be able to wear one size smaller for the Kymaro upper body shaper.

The lower body shaper is just as nice and slimming, and feels like a thick supportive panty hose. You can choose to either wear it pulled up to your natural waist, or wear them lower at the hip. I suggest wearing it higher if you have loose skin in that area. My correct size works great for me, but if you have a bigger lower body than your top, you may want to buy one size larger. It is best to try to take correct measurements of your body and then select your size based on that. If you like very tight body shapers, stick to your size or a size smaller.

My first set was the black version. I noticed that the black material had a lot of dye, because it was rubbing off on my hands, so I washed them before I used them. Washing them in the machine was fine, but I did let them air dry. After an initial wash, they dye no longer transferred to my hands as I was pulling them on or off.

Overall these products are great for that smooth figure you desire. The top is made of polyester and spandex, and the bottom is made of nylon and spandex. They work under casual, semi formal and formal clothing.

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