Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Easy to Crochet Farmhouse Dishcloth Patterns 6 New Designs

 Easy to Crochet Farmhouse Dishcloth Patterns 6 Different Designs to Crochet
6 Farmhouse Style Designs Crochet patterns for Dishcloths!

Thanks to HGTV and Chip and Joanna Gaines the farmhouse style is here to stay! What was once a rustic chic decor sometimes called Shabby is now turned into the current farmhouse style.

You can easy add to the rustic style with a little bit of crochet cotton yarn and the 6 new farmhouse crochet dishcloth patterns that you can print or download.  Create 6 super simple farmhouse style dishcloths, made using Red Heart Scrubby Smooth yarn. One skein make 2 dishcloths.
Farm House Dishcloths - Print-to-Order
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Red Heart Scrubby Smoothie Yarn

Farm House Coasters Crochet Pattern

4 super simple coasters and mats all made from just 1 skein of Premier Yarns Home Cotton in color grey splash.

Easy Crochet Dishcloths

Newdale Lift Top Coffee Table

Northrop Wine Barrel 24
The Ultimate Guide to Farmhouse Style

Monday, June 18, 2018

7 Easy to Create Play Mats for Boys and Girls Using Glue and Simple Stitches

Kids and adults can easily make a play mat using some felt, glue and a few easy stitches. The play mats will provide hours of fun for the kids to make up stories and explore their imagination. The pieces can be mixed and matched and used in a variety of different ways along with other toys.

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The instructions included in Play Mats are for 7 sets for both boys and girls that you can easily cut and assemble with just some glue and minor stitches. 

Play Mats for KidsThe patterns include  Magical Castle with a princess and unicorn; Sea Life with a sunken ship amid fish and sea plants; Sweet Cupcake Shop with carrying handles; Campsite with a tent, sleeping bags, and boat; Down Home Farm with a barn, fencing, garden, and pond; Woodland Wonderland with a cottage, trees, and forest animals; and On the Road with a highway for miniature cars to drive past houses and businesses.

Kids can add their own animals, dolls, trees, dishes, bedding and more to finish up each play mat and interact with more than one play mat at a time. 

The play mats are easy to make and fun to play with! Make your own story!

Play Mats for Kids
Play Mats for Kids

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

How to Take Ordinary Rocks and Turn them into Works of Art - Kids Craft Ideas

 Creative Outdoor Activities Turning Rocks into Works of Art Rock Painting

One way to get creative with the kids is by painting rocks. Start by taking kids on a walk to select the perfect rocks to paint. The walk and the fun of finding just the right shape rock will be an adventure for little ones. Next, decide on your design and where you want to paint rocks at.  Be sure to protect the area and the kids clothing from any spills that may happen!

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Gather up your paints and paint brushes and any other material you may want to use to create your works of art. We suggest using the Crayola Rock Painting Set because it provides you with everything you need in order to paint your rocks and turn them into the perfect work of art.  It includes six 2-ounce Acrylic Paint bottles (red, black, yellow, white, blue, brown), an 8-ounce Crayola Paint Glaze bottle, 5 arts & crafts brushes in variety of sizes, 8 Crayola Metallic Markers, a paint mixing tray, and a tips & tricks card all in a reusable tub. 

Designs can range from animals, rainbows, bugs, flowers,doodles, add your favorite saying to a rock or any pattern that you choose.  Once the rocks have been painted be sure to share them with friends, make a few gifts for family members, or make colorful decorations just for the fun of playing with rocks and turning them into artwork! Pick your favorite color and paint the rock one solid color or use multiple colors to create the perfect designs.

 Rock painting ideas and kits for kids to create stunning and fun rocks arts and crafts

Start a collection of rocks that you have painted and keep them in a storage container or display them on a shelf for others to see. These rocks can become works of art especially for the kids. A kids creativity and imagination is easily taken to another place when they decide on what shape of rock they want to use and how they want to turn it into a creature, bug, animal or just draw different colors on the rocks.

The final finished project becomes something that kids will enjoy doing past the summer months. There are also lots of other creative arts and craft activities for the kids enjoy outdoors from drawing with chalk to sand art and more! Encourage children to get outside and enjoy the sun and fresh air! 
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 Crayola Rock Painting Set for Outdoors
Crayola Rock Painting Set

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

How to Crochet a Colorful Mandala Granny Afghan

The Granny Square is one of the most popular crochet patterns. A Mandala is a vibrant circle that can be crocheted as an afghan or use in other patterns. Put them together and you have the perfect Mandala Granny Crochet Pattern.

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Once the mandala meets up with the granny square you will see an amazing explosion of color in an afghan that you can crochet for any home decor situation.

The design is made using a  variety of colors of yarn with the mandalas crocheted and arranged in a granny square sequence.

This beautiful design is made using Red Heart Super Saver worsted-weight yarn and a size I/9/5.5mm crochet hook. Colors used are 2 skeins of royal and 1 skein each of gold, amethyst, burgundy, pool, coral, dark orchid, dark jade and blue suede. Pattern includes written instructions, color key and assembly diagram. Size: 50"W x 66"L. Originally published in Summer 2018 Crochet! magazine.

Crochet the Mandala Granny Afghan

What you need to get started

 Red Heart Super Saver Yarn

Crochet the pattern with the assembly diagram and color key to crochet as shown or consider crocheting in an alternate yarn color. 
 Crochet a Mandala Granny Afghan Pattern instructions Crochet a Mandala Granny Afghan Pattern

Mandala Blanket Crochet Kit

These aren’t your Nana’s granny squares! Crochet a colorful throw blanket featuring 12 motifs with floral centers. This slightly challenging project is perfect for advanced beginners who want to brush up on their granny square skills.  Order the Kit >>>>

ANNIE'S SIGNATURE DESIGNS: Alegria Afghan Crochet Pattern

Alegria Afghan Crochet Pattern

This Afghan is no ordinary Crochet afghan designs - Get the pattern

Start Your Own Crafting Center with the Kids and Adults Arts & Crafts Library Kit

Arts & Crafts Library by Kid Made Modern

Craft Kits are great gift ideas for kids and adults and one of our favorites is the Arts & Crafts Library Kit from Kid Made Modern. The Kit is filled with over 1,250 pieces for you to create your own craft adventure. One set is for ages 8 and up. Of course Kids and adults can make loads of crafts projects with these kits from toys to jewelry and much more!
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Start your own crafting center with this all-in-one kit! It includes an array of supplies and a convenient carrying case to store them all.
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  • 510 beads and sequins
  • 348 fuzzy sticks
  • 105 pom poms
  • 60 felt pieces
  • 30 wooden dowels
  • 6 colors of embroidery floss
  • 102 googly eyes
  • 40 sticker back jewels
  • 9 wooden discs
  • 40 craft sticks
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 2 needles
  • 1 tube of glue
  • 1 carrying case with handle
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New Gina K. Designs for Therm O Web Summer Foil-Mates Collection!

Summer Releases 4 New Foil-Mates

The newest release from Gina K. Designs and ThermOWeb includes four new Foil-Mates! Gina has done it again by creating charming birthday and friendship sentiments you're going to love. As well as new Tag and Label Border dies that let creativity flow by allowing you to create your own designs to add to them or use our Foil-Mates sentiments in the center.   (affiliate links)
 New Gina K Designs Birthday Cards for Summer

This release include four Foil-Mates..perfect for Friendship and Birthday themed cards and projects. The new Foil-Mates Sentiments are: Birthday Bash and Better With You Plus our NEW Tag Borders and Label Borders Foil-Mates work perfectly with Tag and Label dies! 

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

6 Easy to Crochet Toys for Baby - Baby Stackables

Baby Stacks - 6 Easy Toys to Crochet
Baby Stacks - 6 Easy Toys to Crochet

Baby will have hours of fun with these soft and cuddly stackable toys that you crochet for them!

Baby Stacks includes 6 stackable crochet patterns that you can make. The patterns include stackable animal rings, donut rings to stack, bumble bees, floral looking stackables, star type rings with an octopus, and colorful primary color rings. You can make any one or all of the fun toys for a little baby to play with.
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Baby Stacks - 6 Easy Toys to Crochet
Best of all these toys are soft and safe for a baby or toddler to use during playtime!

The patterns can be downloaded so you can start crocheting right away!

Colorful yarns and embroidery floss details combine to create these delightful stacking toys. Baby Stacks from Leisure Arts presents 6 easy crochet designs using medium weight #4 yarn and a size E (3.5 mm) hook. All the designs are easy so you can make one for every precious baby in your life. Designs by Tamara Ramsey include Animal Stacks (9.75” tall), Bee Stack (9.75” tall), Donut Stack (6.5” tall), Flower Stack (8.5” tall), Octopus Stack (10.25” tall), and Rainbow Stack (10.5” tall).

Start Crocheting the Baby Stacks Crochet Toys Get the Patterns

Baby Stacks - 6 Easy Toys to Crochet
Baby Stacks - 6 Easy Toys to Crochet
Baby Stacks - 6 Easy Toys to CrochetBaby Stacks - 6 Easy Toys to Crochet

Baby Stacks - 6 Easy Toys to CrochetBaby Stacks - 6 Easy Toys to Crochet
Baby Stacks - 6 Easy Toys to CrochetBaby Stacks - 6 Easy Toys to Crochet
Baby Stacks - 6 Easy Toys to CrochetBaby Stacks - 6 Easy Toys to Crochet
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