Paper Pumpkin Special

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If you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up–get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you’ll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try too!

Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

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Weekly Deals for August 26 – September 1

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Weekly Deals for August 19-25

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Baby Shower Gifts

A co-worker of mine is going to be a new daddy here in the next month and so the ladies in our office got together and gave him a surprise baby shower!

I’ve always liked making gifts for people, and so I decided to try my hand at crocheting some infant/newborn sized headbands. The nursery colors are lavender and yellow, so I picked up a skein of Caron Simply Soft in Orchid and a skein of Red Heart with Love in Daffodil. I wanted to use yarn that would be soft against the baby’s skin. Below are the finished items.

Trio of Infant Headbands

 

I found the patterns for each headband on Ravely.com (I love that place!). I hadn’t made anything for infants or newborns yet so I was concerned that I wouldn’t get the measurements right. I decided to try out a few patterns until I found something I liked. Thats why two of the headbands cross over two different patterns.

The first headband was made using the Sugar & Spice Headband, and the flower is Little Loopy Flower.

The second headband was made using the Criss Cross Newborn Baby Headband and the flower is from the Sugar & Spice Headband pattern.

The last headband and bow was made using the Bow Headband pattern.

I had a lot of fun making these and I’ve been inspired to make a few more as gifts, and possibly to be placed in my etsy store (once I get around to actually moving forward with it! :)).

Thanks for visiting and letting me share. Happy hooking!

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SU! Weekly Deals

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals August 12-18, 2014

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More Fingerless Gloves

It seems my new favorite thing right now is to make different types of fingerless gloves. Today I’m sharing the Key Tab Fingerless Gloves by Elisabeth Spivey. 20140210-064035.jpg

This were pretty easy to make and I completed them pretty quickly. She also designed a slouchy to match! If you would like to make your own pair, here is a link to the pattern on ravelry.

Enjoy!

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Valentine Gift Boxes

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and I have a few more projects to share with you. Today I’d like to share with you these adorable boxes.

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These boxes were made using the Stampin’ Up! Envelope Punch Board (#133774). The green patterned paper is from a retired SU! Pad and the other paper is from a “Big Box Craft Store”.

They are the perfect size for a small
gift or some candy!

Happy Crafting!

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CAL – Design Wars 6

I decided to participate in a Crochet A-long with Design Wars. This CAL allows you to use whatever project you wish, you just need to use a specific yarn. We are using Red Heart Yarn’s With Love.

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I made these cute gloves using Catherine DePasquale’s Victorian Texting Gloves. You can find the pattern on ravelry, or by clicking this link.

I love this yarn and can’t wait to try more patterns using it.

Be sure to visit their Facebook page and participate!

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More Valentine Hearts

With my last share of valentine hearts, I promised to share a knit version for those those who prefer to knit rather than crochet. Some time has passed and I did not fulfill that promise.  That is because I found knitting a heart to be a bit difficult.

I only recently learned how to knit (about two years ago or so). I still sometimes struggle with knitting, but I like the challenge and feel good when I learn new stitches.

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This first heart really tested me. I actually tried it a couple times, making a few mistakes along the way. I’d learned the stitch kfb (knit front back), but I had never seen/heard of the other stitches before. You can find the pattern here.

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This second heart I found a little easier to make since it was only the garter (knit) stitch. The only part that was a little odd for me at first was having to make the first bump, and then break the yarn to make the second and then knit both pieces together. But I love learning new things, so it was fun. :) You can find the pattern here.

If you have any knit patterns you enjoy and think I may, please share!

 

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Sale-A-Bration 2014

Hello crafters!

Stampin’ Up! has begun their Sale-A-Bration for 2014!

Earn free product for every $50 you spend!

Please contact me if you wish to hold a workshop and earn free items! You can also Shop Online at your convience by clicking the image above, or here.

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