Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Crocheting for Stress Release


It's been a very long time since I posted anything on this blog.   So much so, that I can't remember all the easy tips & tricks.   
2020 has been a year to remember and through it all, I was crocheting.    One of my favourite (easy) patterns that can be made within an hour is from Wandering Deer.   

Happy end of 2020!

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Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Easy Valentine Pencil Topper

Not every project needs to be DIY.  Store bought goodies are just as thoughtful to make some easy valentine's pencil toppers.

I picked up some Star Wars valentines and some pencils. 

Then I asked the kids to sign them

Next step, grab your exacto knife!  Make a slit approx 1" apart

Then slide in the pencil.

As you send these to school in separate bag, the pencils won't fall out.  But if you would like, you can always attach some tape to the pencil.

Like I said, so easy!  Happy (early) Valentine's Day!

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Wednesday, December 07, 2016

White Cowl for Kids

I knit this cowl in one day for my son's "best friend who is a girl". Her birthday was at the end of November and little man wanted me to make her something handmade in addition to her gift. I used the gaptastic (like this one I made this past March) and modified it for a child.  I cast on 93 sts this time for a slightly smaller fit.

It's hard for me to believe that it's snowing now and it was snowing 8 months ago when I knit my last one.

It was such a fast knit and while I was knitting, the kids were reading the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid.  It's funny how their sense of humour has changed over the last couple of years and they are no longer reading "cutesy" books.  We now do silent reading where we read the same book and giggle at the funny parts.

My children's newfound independence gives me a bit of a break too and I can knit guilt-free in the daytime!!

This is the card that hubby chose and it's the cutest!

Here's what it says on the inside

Now all I have to do is wrap it up, add a gift card, and I'm done!  I love fast knits! 

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