Thursday, January 16, 2020

New Year

Happy New Year!

I can't believe that we are already about halfway into the first month of 2020. I hope that everyone is starting the year off great!

What are your crafting resolutions for the new year? A new technique maybe? Or just to actually finish those projects that you started in 2019?

Every year I try to learn a new stitch or technique. It doesn't always happen, like some resolutions, but when it does, I'm so excited to make something for my friends and family with what I learned! This year I'm hoping to try and learn how to crochet blankets with a picture in them. My grandmother used to make a teddy bear blanket that was so cute! (Pictured below) The year always gets away from me making other fun projects!



My grandmother also had her signature blanket that she made for almost everyone in our family. (Pictured below) Something else that I'm hoping to come up with this year is my "rainbow blanket" to make for my family.



I also have the same resolution every year in general, to declutter my house. It's slowly happening, but it seems like a never ending process. If anyone has any tips, please feel free to share!

Friday, November 22, 2019

The stitch that will never stop

One of the reasons why I learned to crochet is to be able to make things for my friends and family. My grandmother did that for her family and I wanted to be able to carry on that tradition.

My son inspires me to make all kinds of things. He's how I got to making all different kinds of animals. I started making a kitty out of a rectangle with this pattern: http://marmaladerose.blogspot.com/2009/04/crochet-kitten-pattern.html?m=1 and now I've made all kinds of things!


 Unicorns


Monkeys


Tigers



Penguins

For Christmas I even make everyone in my son's class an animal. I let Lucas decide what kind of animal and even help pick out the pattern for it. I basically start this project when school starts since I have to make so many! Here is the pattern for what I am making his 1st grade class this year: https://amigurumi.today/free-crochet-animal-patterns/. They are turning out really cute!


I'm hoping to be able to carry on this tradition for years to come! I know my friends and family are excited to see what I come up with every year for them :)

Monday, June 24, 2019

Crafty Friends

Lucas has been in bible school the past 2 weeks but that doesn't mean he hasn't been crafty! Here are a few things that he's been up to.

As you know from previous posts, Lucas loves crafting with his mom. He saw my flamingo diamond paint by number kit and wanted to try one for himself. Lucky for him, we found one that was just perfect for him, a baseball themed kit!

Here are the kits that we used. Lucas's came from Hobby Lobby and the flamingo kit was ordered online through Amazon.



These are so much fun! I wasn't sure how Lucas would do with it, but he loved doing it as much as I did.

We also did a craft with a friend. Our neighbor Brenna wanted to be crafty with us one afternoon. Here is what she wanted to make.


Bead Bracelets

Materials:

Yarn
Beads
Scissors

Step 1: Measure the length according to your wrist so your bracelet is the perfect length and use your scissors to cut the yarn.

Step 2: String your beads on the yarn.



Step 3: Have a friend or grown up tie the bracelet on to your wrist. It's done!


Check back soon for another Craft with Lucas!

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Inspiration

Lucas was in baseball camp this week so we will continue with a Craft with Lucas next week.



This week I'm thinking about where we get our inspiration from. Family? Friends? Work? Somewhere else? All of the above?

In February I started working in the cafeteria at my son's school. I wasn't sure what I would think about it at first, but I love it! There's just something about being around kids that lifts your spirits.



I wear an apron when working in the cafeteria so everything that I may need to help out the kids is easy to get to. My best friend sewed me some fun aprons with flamingoes and Seminoles on them and that got me thinking. I should be able to crochet an apron!

I went to my go to site, Ravelry.com, to see what kind of free apron patterns I could find. I found a perfect simple apron pattern and hope to get it done over the summer so I can wear it next school year!


Saturday, June 1, 2019

Popsicle Stick Crafts



The first week of summer is almost over and we have already been crafty! Here is the first Craft with Lucas.

There are some many things that you can make with popsicle sticks! Here is one that we tried out this week.

Popsicle Stick Spear Decoration



Supplies:

Popsicle sticks
Craft glue
Paint color of your choice
Paint brush
Sheet or towel to do your craft on

Here is how we did this craft:

First paint the popsicle sticks. (You'll have to wait a few minutes to let the paint dry before you can go to the next step.)



Next, get your craft glue ready. We made a triangle first.



Then put together the bottom part of the spear.



Once the glue was dry on both pieces, we connected them with 2 rows of popsicle sticks.



And that's it! That's how you make a popsicle stick spear!


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Crafts with Lucas

Summer time is almost here and you know what that means! More Crafts with Lucas!

At our house we love doing crafts so be on the look out for kid friendly crafts. There might also be a few that you can do with your mom or dad :)

So get ready! Our first Craft with Lucas will be posted some time next week!


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Learning time

I was recently approached by Education.com to try out a learning worksheet with my son. He absolutely loved it!
Here is the one that we tried out for them:

He only needed a little help with 1 or 2 words but he did really good!

We looked at other worksheets that they had on their site and he can't wait to try out some of the others that were on there. He especially likes mazes, word searches, and color by numbers.

These are perfect for a rainy or cold day when you are trying to find something to do with your kids! 

Have fun with this Winter matching words to pictures activity. Check out education.com for more reading skills resources.