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Maria O'Keefe


Projects by Maria O'Keefe


All is Calm Mandala Sachet

These little mandala sachets are fun to make with stash yarn but especially nice when made with alpaca yarn. The softness of alpaca invites squishing which releases the wonderful scent of lavender. Crocheting/knitting friends will appreciate the moth repellent quality of these sachets for their yarn stashes. Non-crafty friends will love the lavender scent when used as drawer sachets. They make a nice holiday gift and are easily personalized since there are so many color combinations to play with.

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Kilim Pillow

This kilim-inspired pillow is an excellent stashbuster and a great way to play with color. Besides being a colorful addition to the home, its double sided, meaning you can flip the pillow over for a fun, new look!  

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Charming Gingham Vase Cover

This vase cozy disguises a simple cylinder vase to make a bouquet of flowers extra special on Mother’s Day. The base is crocheted first to fit the bottom width of any size cylinder vase. The gingham pattern is then worked in the round in double crochet with two alternating colors for each round. A simple scallop edging completes the sweet look.

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Fall for Floral Pillow

Chrysanthemum motifs seem to bloom out of the pillow on this beautiful fall design. The bright pops of color will transport the brilliance outdoors to the inside of your home when you work up the easily joined motifs.

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Fall for Floral Afghan

Inspired by the vibrant hues of a beloved fall flower, this afghan unites the coziness of the season with the fresh feeling of chrysanthemum motifs. Even better, it’s easy to work up because the motifs are joined as you go.

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Boogie Woogie Pillow

Inspired by Mondrian’s “Broadway Boogie Woogie” painting, this pillow is also playful and light in spirit because of the color choices Mondrian made. Instead of using black, he used white and when combined with a few bright colors, the composition becomes a little slice of happy.

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Daisy Bloom Pillow

This pillow embraces this bold green inspired by nature with motifs designed to resemble fresh white flower petals that have just exploded in bloom surrounded by motifs that resemble flower buds that are just about to do the same.

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Winter Gerbera Daisy Pillow

Dark seed heads, sun-bleached petals, intertwined dried stems and leaves that resemble basketry are the inspiration behind the Winter Gerbera Daisy pillow. The understated elegance of winter neutrals is the perfect accent for the home at any time of the year.

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