Thursday, September 29, 2011

How to Make a Pumpkin Jack-O-Lantern Cake Using Bundt Cake Pans

Here are some fun Halloween recipes.  This Pumpkin Jack-O-Lantern cake can be easy to make using two bundt cake pans and a little imagination.

The recipe comes from The Family Fun Web site.  The cake and icing can be made from scratch or you can purchase your favorite cake mix and icing from the store to make this quick and easy.


Made from two bundt cakes, this jack-o'-lantern will light up any party. Because of its delicious homemade pumpkin flavor, this cake is sure to be carved up in a hurry. If you're pressed for time, substitute three boxes of spice-cake mix for the ingredients we've listed here. Serves 24.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Free Crochet Spider Web Doily Pattern



A cool doily for fall or Halloween decor - Although it is called a spider web doily it makes a great addition to any home decor.
Spider Web Doily

Materials: Crochet Cotton Your Choice of Size
Crochet Hook Size 1.50 mm

Ch 2, 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join in first sc.

Row 2: Ch 1 and work 2 sc in each sc. (16 sc), join.

Row 3: Working in sc increase in every other sc, join.

Row 4: Increase in every 3rd sc, join.

Row 5: Increase in every 4th sc (40 sc), join.

Row 6: Ch 5, dc in same space, * skip 1 sc, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc (shell) in next sc, repeat from * all around 
ending row with skip 1 sc, join in 3rd st of ch.

Row 7: Sl st into shell, ch 5, dc in same sp, * 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc (shell) in center of next shell, repeat from 
* all around, join in 3rd st of ch.

Row 8: Sl st into shell, ch 7 and work same as last row but working 1 dc, ch 4, 1 dc in center of each 
shell.

Row 9: Sl st into shell, ch 8 and work same as last row but working 1 dc, ch 5, 1 dc in center of each 
shell.

Row 10: * Ch 6, sc in center of next shell, ch 6, sc between next 2 dc, repeat from * all around ending 
row with ch 3, dc in same space as beginning (this brings thread in position for next row)

Rows 11, 12, 13 & 14: Work ch 6 loops all around ending each row with ch 3, dc in dc, (40 loops in 
each row).

Row 15: Ch 9, 3 sc in next loop, * ch 5, trc in next loop, ch 5, 3 sc in next loop, repeat from * all around, 
ch 5, join in 4th st of ch.


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Row 16: Ch 1, sc in same space, * sc in 1st st of ch of next loops, ch 5, trc in center sc of next sc 
group, ch 5, 1 sc in last st of ch of next loop, 1 sc in trc, repeat from * all around, ending row with sc in 
1st st of ch of next loop, ch 5, trc in center sc of next sc group, ch 5, sc in last st of ch of next loop, 
join.

Row 17: Ch 1, sc in same space, 1 sc in next sc, * ch 6, trc in next trc, ch 6, 1 sc in each of the next 3 
sc, repeat from * all around ending row with ch 6, trc in trc, ch 6, sc in next sc, join in 1st sc.

Row 18: Ch 11, * 1 sc in last st of ch of next loop, 1 sc in trc, 1 sc in 1st st of ch of next loop, ch 7, trc in 
center sc of next sc group, ch 7, repeat from * all around ending row to correspond, join in 4th st of ch.

Row 19: Ch 11, * 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, ch 7, trc in next trc, ch 7, repeat from * all around 
ending row to correspond, join in 4th st of ch.

Row 20: Same as 16th row but having 8 chs in each loop.

Row 21: Same as 17th row but having 8 chs in each loop.

Row 22: Ch 12 and work same as 18th row but having 8 chs in each loop.

Row 23: Ch 13 and work same as 19th row having 9 chs in each loop.

Row 24: Same as 16th row but having 9 chs in each loop.

Row 25: Same as 17th row but having 10 chs in each loop.

Row 26: Ch 14 and work same as 18th row but having 10 chs in each loop.

Row 27: Ch 7, trc in same space, * ch 10, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, ch 10, trc in next trc, ch 10, 1 
sc in each of the next 3 sc, ch 10, 1 trc, ch 3, 1 trc in next trc, repeat from * all around ending row with 
ch 10, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, ch 10, trc in next trc, ch 10, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, ch 10, 
join in 4th st of ch.

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Row 28: Sl st into loop, ch 4, 11 trc in same loop, * ch 8, 1 trc in center sc of next sc group, ch 8, sc in 
last st of ch of next loop, sc in next trc, sc in 1st st of ch of next loop, ch 8, trc in center sc of next sc 
group, ch 8, skip 1 loop, 12 trc in next loop, repeat from * all around ending row to correspond, join.

Row 29: Ch 4, ** trc in next trc, * ch 3, 1 trc in each of the next 2 trc, repeat form * 4 times, ch 9, trc in 
next trc, ch 9, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sc, ch 9, trc in next trc, ch 9, 1 trc in next trc, repeat from ** all 
around ending row to correspond, join.

Row 30: Sl st into loop, ch 11, sc in next loop, * ch 7, trc in next loop, ch 7, sc in next loop, ch 7, trc in 
next loop, ch 8, 1 sc in last st of ch of next loop, sc in next trc, sc in 1st st of ch of next loop, ch 8, trc 
in center sc of next sc group, ch 8, sc in last st of ch of next loop, sc in next trc, sc in 2st ch of next 
loop, ch 8, skip 1 loop, trc in next ch 3 loop, ch 7, sc in next loop, repeat from * all around ending row 
to correspond and joining last ch 8 loop in 4th st of ch.

Row 31: Ch 1, sc in same space, 1 sc in 1st st of ch of next loop, ** ch 7 trc in next sc, ch 7, sc in last 
st of ch of next loop, sc in next trc, sc in 1st st of ch of next loop, repeat from * once, * ch 8, trc in 
center sc of next sc group, ch 8, sc in last st of ch of next loop, sc in next trc, sc in 1st st of ch of next 
loop, repeat from * once, repeat from ** all around in same manner ending row to correspond, join.

Row 32: Ch 12, * sc in last st of ch of next loop, sc in trc, sc in 1st st of next loop, ch 8, trc in center sc 
of next sc group, ch 8, repeat from * all around ending row to correspond and joining last ch 8 in 4th st 
of ch 12.

Row 33: Sl st in center of loop, * ch 9, sl st in 4th st from hook for picot, ch 5, sc in next loop, repeat 
from * all around, join, break thread.
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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Easy Vintage Crochet Rug Patterns - A Collection of Vintage Easy to Crochet Rug Patterns - Kindle Patterns

Here is a collection of vintage rugs to crochet. Many have been collected and compiled for this book from the 1940’s. Crocheted rugs make a great addition to bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms, and family rooms. This collection was put together with easy to read instructions and patterns for crochet. Patterns include shag rugs, colonial rugs, oval rugs, checker rugs, rectangle rugs and more. You will be sure to find a rug to crochet for several rooms in your home.

Contents
Braided Colonial Style Rug – Knotted Rug (not crochet)
Loops Rug in Color
Motif Rug Pattern
Circular Rug Pattern
Shades of Color Rug
Basket Weave Rug Pattern
Daisy Rug Pattern
Criss Cross Rug
Fringe Oval Rug
Mosaic Rectangle Rug
Simplicity in Stripes Rug
Checker Rug
Shag Rug

Complete crochet patterns with photos and instructions.

Kindle is a great way to view your crochet patterns.



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Vintage Purse Patterns to Knit - Handbag Knitting Patterns - 5 Vintage Bag Knitting Patterns

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Yesterday's fashion is today’s new look with these knitted purse patterns. Basic knitting skills are all you need to knit handbags and accessorize your wardrobe. There’s a purse for every occasion: work, travel, shopping, or a night out.

Pattern include photos and complete instructions.
Contents..

Knit a Belt and Matching Bag
Knitting Bag Pattern
Purse Pattern 2787
Purse Pattern 2802
Square Purse 2725

Kindle is a great way to view and collect craft patterns.


Crochet a Christmas Tree Skirt - Free Crochet Pattern


Joyous Tree Skirt free crochet pattern

Time to start thinking about those crochet Christmas projects.  My mother-in-law has been asking me to make here a Christmas tree skirt and I have found some great pattern.  Most of them are fairly easy to crochet and can be made in your favorite, red, green or white Christmas yarn colors.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Die Cuts with a View The Midnight Spell Collection Halloween Foil and Glitter Paper Stack

Spooky, silly, serious, and fun! All these and more are sentiments just waiting to be discovered, lurking behind the cover adorning the front of this stack from Die Cuts with a View. The elaborate chandeliers sparkling amidst a dark room, ravens lying in wait, and silly jack-o-lanterns will be a must-have for all of your paper crafting projects. This stack is dressed in a color palette of amber orange, android green, midnight black, and Byzantium purple. Each Stack of printed paper includes 48 sheets, 24 with foil or glitter accents.
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Sunday, September 25, 2011

How to Carve a Bert & Ernie Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin




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I found this photo on the craftzine web site and while there were no instructions provided the photos pretty much says it all.  Just purchase the pumpkins some fake fur for the hair and Bert's eyebrows.  Cut a template for the face and get some additions for the nose and eyes.
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Friday, September 23, 2011

Crochet Tissue Topper Patterns - Two Vintage Bathroom Tissue Topper Patterns to Crochet


Two vintage tissue topper patterns. One pattern is crocheted using thread cotton crochet and another is a motif tissue topper crochet pattern to crochet using cotton thread or yarn.

Don’t let your toilet paper roll go naked. Instead crochet one of these adorable tissue topper patterns to cover the roll and add a decorative touch to your bathroom.

Complete crochet patterns with photos and instructions.

Kindle is a great way to view your crochet patterns.

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