Monday, August 31, 2015

Easy to Make Baby Shower Centerpieces

Peter Rabbit Cupcake Centerpiece

It seems when one of our friends or family has a baby another one follows and we have more and more baby showers to attend or to give.  If your baby shower season is in full swing and you love planning baby showers for friends and family here are a few ideas for themes and centerpieces to match your new moms baby shower.

Tissue Paper Flowers

3 Tier Elephant Diaper Cake

Circus Train Centerpiece

Princess / prince baby shower centerpieces

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Pinkfresh Studio - Let's Stay Home Collection - 12 x 12 Collection Paper Pack
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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Save Big at the Beading and Gem Annual Rummage Sale

Vineyard Picnic Bracelet

Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Peridot Shimmer

Gemstone Beads, Blue Candy Jade, Round 8mm, 15.75 Inch Strand

Free Easy to Crochet Fingerless Gloves Pattern

Free Crochet Fingerless Gloves Mittens Pattern

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Materials Needed:
Worsted Weight Acrylic Yarn - I used Knit Picks Mighty Stitch Yarn in the Color Pomegranate 
Crochet Hook - Size H (5.00 mm)

Please note since I used a knitting yarn that is very stretchy this pattern may be a little smaller if you use a worsted weight or different type of yarn.  If you need to increase the stitches you may do so by adding hdc to each round (see alternate stitches at the bottom of the page.   Watch the Video

Begin with the Cuff of the Glove - CUFF

There is no left or right glove they are interchangeable. Make two gloves for this pattern.

Chain 11
Rnd 1:  SC in the second ch from hook and ch across, turn (10 stitches)
Rnd 2:  ch 1, sc in first sc, sc in back loops only of the next 8 sc, sc in last sc, turn (10 sts)
Rnd 3-24:  Repeat rnd 2 (10 sts) (do not finish off or cut yarn)
Slip Stitch or sc the two ends of the cuff together to form a cuff.  Begin the next round by crocheting along the edge of the cuff (not cutting the yarn) to begin the hand portion of the glove.

Hand of Glove

Crochet in the round, joining at the end of every row and continuing in the same direction. The first stitch will always be in the same stitch as the join from the previous round.

Rnd 1:  ch 1, sc 25 times along the edge, join to the first sc (25 sts)
Rnd 2:  ch 1, 2 hdc in first sc, hdc in each sc across, join to first hdc (26 sts)
Rnd 3:  ch 1, hdc in each st around join (26 sts)
Rnd 4:  ch 1,  2 hdc in first st, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in each st around, join (28 sts)
Rnd 5;  ch 1, hdc in each st around, join (28 sts)
Rnd 6-8:  Repeat Rnd 5 (28 sts)
Rnd 9  ch 1, hdc in first st, skip next 7 sts, hdc in next st and in each st around, join (23 sts)
Rnd 10-13:  ch 1, hdc around, join
Rnd 14:  ch 1, sc around, join
Fasten Off and weave in the ends of yarn!

Note Alternate pattern to increase size:
at Round 6
Rnd 6:  ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in each st around, join (30 sts)
Rnd 7:  ch 1, hdc in each st around, join (30 sts)
Rnd 8:  ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 7 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in each st around, join (32 sts). Find Crochet Fingerless Gloves Patterns on Amazon 

Mighty Stitch Yarn

Mighty Stitch Yarn - - Variety of Colors

Pongo Draft Stopper - Free Knitting Pattern

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Camus Crochet Hat - Free Pattern

Crochet Pattern  - Everyday Fingerless gloves  - Knit look crochet - 8 sizes - Baby toddler child adult - Instant Download - Unisex  kc550

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Learn How to Create Festive Christmas Cards

If you have ever wanted to create Christmas cards but wasn't sure where to start this online video instruction class will certainly be a help towards making festive cards.   Learn how easy it is to create 10 Festive Christmas cards and send individual cards to family and friends this holiday season.  The downloadable class is yours to watch over and over again as you create these unique crafts.

In this class you'll learn how to:
  • Maximize shaped punches.
  • Apply heat-set foil to printed images.
  • Incorporate your own hand-lettering as the focal point of your design.
  • Use pocket scrapbooking inserts as holiday card bases.
  • Transform coffee filters into sparkling snowflakes.
  • Create watercolor backgrounds.
  • Stamp and heat-emboss a holiday greeting.
  • Re-purpose old book pages to create a Christmas tree design.
  • Use washi tape in unexpected ways.
  • Create shaker cards.
  • Make cards in assembly-line fashion to create multiples in minutes.
  • Finish the insides of your cards creatively.
Class includes complete instructions to make 10 exclusive class projects 
Let It SnowMerry & BrightChristmas Greetings Tag CardHappy HolidaysO Christmas Tree Card

Monday, August 24, 2015

Crochet Pattern for a Hoodie Cardigan Sweater

Crochet Hoodie Cardigan to crochet for fall and winter using worsted weight yarn

Skill Level Intermediate.
A versatile cardigan to crochet using worsted weight yarn.  Crochet the cardigan featuring a hood and pockets that makes a comfortable warm sweater to wear all year round.  The sizes to make the sweater in are for Bust: 38" S (40" M, 46" L, 50" XL, 54" 2X, 56 1/2" 3XL); Length: 28"S (28 3/4" M, 29 1/2" L, 30 1/4" XL, 31" 2XL, 31" 3XL).  The pattern can be downloaded.

Yarn DetailsWhiteGrey HeatherNight Grey HeatherMedium GreyGrey Frost MixBlackWinter WhiteTaupeChampagne

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Back to School Knits Free Knitting Patterns for Children Size 4-12

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Download the FREE Knitting Pattern Book featuring Knit Patterns for Back to school.
From the Composition Cardigan that is a shawl collar sweater and the Penmanship Pullover that is a simple top-down raglan sweater. Included also is the Eraserhead Hat that reminds us of a pencil. 
All of these patterns are free to download.
Sized for children age 4-12, with fun details and a lot of humor, the patterns in "Back to School Knits" will send a child you know out into the world with a bit more style, a big smile, and a lot of handmade love. 

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