Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Using Your Imagination Fun Ideas for the Kids Pretend and Play

Over Easy Breakfast Set

Christmas is just around the corner and with that as parents and grandparents we want to find imaginative ways for the kids to play and use their imagination.  Both boys and girls enjoy playing with cooking and outdoor adventure things.  Instead of tablets and smart phones this year give the kids the world of exploring.  I can't tell you how many times I have been in a store or even at the zoo where a child is playing a game or watching a show on a phone instead of exploring the sites around them and the parents engaging in conversation.  Not to say this is all bad, I myself am guilty of turning on the television or tablet to get some peace and quiet once in a while but it all has to do with moderation.
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Monday, September 28, 2015

Crochet Ladies Button Ankle Boot Pattern and Yarn Kit

CROCHET PATTERN: Dragon Slippers Crocodile Stitch Boots Adult

The Ladies Ankle Boot Crochet pattern in several different colors - 
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After the great response with the Crocodile Stitch Baby Booties, there were many requests for a "super-sized" version of the boots. Voilá! I hope you enjoy walking around the house in these comfy boots. The crocodile stitch featured in these Bonita booties is much easier to crochet than it looks! An intermediate crocheter or even a dedicated beginner will master this stitch in no time at all. This is a fun to work piece that will impress without stress. The pattern includes a PHOTO TUTORIAL with many pictures showing the pattern in more details. Pattern is written in US crochet terms. SIZES INCLUDED:

Small: US size 6 – 7 
Medium: US size 8 – 9 
Large: US size 10 

* Hook size - F (3.75 mm)
* Yarn weight - Worsted (Medium 4)
* Yarn amount - Approx. 500 yards (255 g)
* 6 size 3/4" (19 mm) buttons

Download the Pattern 

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Free Turkey Placemats Sewing Quilting Pattern

GO! Let's Talk Turkey Placemats (PQ10675)

GO! Let's Talk Turkey Placemats (PQ10675)Time to start planning for the holiday table and make a few turkey placemats for the family dinner table.  These turkeys will be sure to have your guests gobbling up their food in a colorful setting.
These placemats will be a nice addition to your Fall and Thanksgiving table.
Best of all the pattern is free to download!
Plus check out more Turkey patterns and ideas for you holiday table below!

Turkey Placemat

Knitting Pattern for a Hoodie Sweatshirt

Boulder Top-Down Hoodie Knit Pattern - Knit a Hoodie Sweater PatternKnit a Hoodie Sweater Sweatshirt Pattern

A versatile sweater or sweatshirt to knit in your favorite worsted weight yarn. Great for the cooler weather to take hikes or just wear around the house.  

Finished measurements:

  • To fit: Woman 2XS (XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL, 6XL)
  • Bust: 29 1/2 (33 1/5, 37 1/2, 41 1/2, 45 1/2, 49 1/2, 53 1/2, 57 1/2, 61 1/2, 65 1/2, 69 1/2)"
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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Best Crochet Dress Pattern for Baby - Free Crochet Baby Dress Pattern

A sweet baby dress to crochet is one of the most fun pattern I have ever had the chance to crochet. After 3 grandsons from our son, he and his wife are giving us a new baby girl!  I was so excited that I couldn't wait to crochet little girl items. After crocheting the boys hats, stuffed monster toys and more I was looking forward to crocheting a little girls dress.  I wanted to start out with a simple pattern and find a dress that can be worn with something like a onesie underneath it.  I decided to make a size 3-6 month for the summer since she is going to be born in late winter.  

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The yarn I used for this pattern is Bernat Baby Sport Pink and Bernat Softee Baby in Pink Flannel. I also used a Size H Crochet hook instead of an I for this dress using the baby yarn.  Although the free crochet pattern I used suggested using Worsted Weight Yarn this yarn worked out great for the dress and is super soft and easy to wash. The dress opens in the back with buttons. My only suggestion when crocheting a baby dress or kids item that may be washed often is to make sure when you finish off the item that you do it well.  I actually sewed a couple of spots in place just to reinforce the dress. 
The Free Pattern I used to crochet the dress is from Crochet Zone called Butterfly Kisses Baby Dress 
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Halloween Embroidery Designs to Download

How much fun are these fun Halloween embroidery designs that you can download and add to towels, pillows, clothing, blankets and more!  Stitch a few Halloween pumpkins on your favorite item or create a fun collage on a quilt!  Each download includes the design in all the most popular embroidery machine formats including ART, DST, EXP, HUS, JEF, KSM, PES, SEW*, and VIP, installation instructions and design sheets. \

Halloween Boo Banner  6 Designs<br>All Fit the 5x7 Hoop embroidery designs

Embroidery design 5X7 6x10 I've got DIBS on the Doorbuster, Black Friday, fall embroidery saying, socuteappliques, Thanksgiving embroidery

7 Size Mickey Halloween Embroidery design Machine Embroidery - Digital INSTANT DOWNLOAD

Monster Faces MONSTER EYES Monster MOUTHS Svg Silhouette Studio Jpg Png Eps files for cricut svg files for silhouette Monster designs

Easy Halloween Crafts How to Make a Crayon Dripped Pumpkin

Easy Halloween Crafts How to Make a Crayon Dripped PumpkinHere's a fun and colorful craft idea to make with the kids. A Crayon Dripped Pumpkin is easy to make and you can create them in all sorts of colors from Halloween colors to rainbow colors and beyond!  

Here's what you need to get started with you project...

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Maker's Halloween Funkins Carvable Pumpkin White 5.5''  A Carvable faux pumpkin in white or black.... Check out Maker's 5.5 inch Carvable White Pumpkin or the Maker's Pumpkin in Orange
Crayola Big Box Of Crayons  Crayola Big Box of Crayons - or better yet use old broken crayons the kids have lying around or even dollar store crayons. (Although the Crayola Crayons work best).

Instructions - Make sure to cover your work area with plastic or a plastic trash bag to help protect your work surface.

Peel and remove all paper from the crayons of the colors you choose to work with. Select your colors ahead of time to make sure you receive the right effect on your pumpkin.
Crayon Dripped Pumpkin
Using a Fire Starter® or long tip fireplace lighter hold the flame close to the crayon and melt the crayons on to the pumpkins starting from the top down allowing them to drip down the sides. You may have to turn the pumpkin on it's side to allow the colored wax to get all the way down to the bottom of the pumpkin.   For more details check out the instructions or print them here...

6 Inch Weighted Pumpkin
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