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Why The Benret ?

    In the summer of 2017, Heidi Mullins-Lemieux, a Chicago crochet designer, established HMLSTUDIO. This is basically the vehicle for the study of conventional crochet but giving the craft an upgraded perspective. This new perspective involves using minimalist, architectural and fashion influences while keeping the need for wearability of each piece.  One of Heidi's signature pieces that she developed in recent years is the Benret. After countless visit to multiple stores looking for the 'perfect winter hat’, she failed to find one. Being already quite familiar with crochet, she decided to use her unique crochet skills to develop that 'perfect winter hat’ for herself.  The new development is the combination of her two favorite kinds of hats, the Béret...

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Finding Comfort Hygge Style

On this night before the day of LOVE known as Valentines Day, I’d like to share this Little Book of Hygge /Danish Secret To Happy Living by Meik Wiking. As people search for that prefect Valentine’s Day card, chocolate, flowers,etc...how about lighting a room with a candle or two, have a big old blanket, have a glass of warm tea with cookies, and a great conversation about life or watch a movie. Now that my friend is how one defines Hygge! Hygge is about enjoying the present moment, appreciating the simple things in life which we all take for granted or ignore do to constant distractions. To the point where we lose touch with ourselves, our essence. Than sadness, anger,...

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