5 Little Monsters: August 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017

Cricut 101: Frequently Asked Questions and a Giveaway

-This post and giveaway sponsored by Cricut. This post contains affiliate links-


Over the first half of this year I posted my answers to some of the most frequently asked Cricut questions. While answering those questions I also shared lots of different projects I made with my Cricut. Before I got my Cricut I thought it sounded really cool and would be neat to have but I wasn't sure I would use it enough to justify the expense. I have had a Cricut now for over a year and I love it. It is great when I need a quick project, I use it for kids crafts, t-shirts, baby gifts, home decor, cards, and so much more. I have the Cricut Explore Air 2 in mint and if you keep reading to the end of this post I am giving one away along with a bundle of supplies (giveaway ends 9/1/17). I also recently got the new Cricut Maker and it is also amazing, I used it a couple nights ago to cut fabric for a whole quilt top and it was great. Even though the Maker is the newest machine there is still a ton you can do with the Explore family of machines and Cricut has said that with the release of the new machine they are not doing away with the Explore machines, they are still part of their current lineup of machines. There is so much you can do with either machine so be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post. But first, here are my answers to the most frequently asked questions about Cricut machines:

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Crocheted Flower Wreath

-This project sponsored by Darice-


Crocheted flowers are really quick to make and can be used for so many different things. You can use them as embellishments on other crochet projects like hats and blankets, you can turn them into hair clips, magnets, pins, etc. There are also lots of different ways to make them, rolled, 5 petal, 6 petal, rounded petals, pointy petals, two layers of petals, the list goes on and on. I thought it would be kind of fun to make a wreath out of crocheted flowers and to use several different styles of flowers to make the wreath.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Scalloped Edge Crocheted Pencil Bag

-This project sponsored by Darice-


When I try to think of stuff I can crochet for back to school time one of the first things I think of is always pencil bags. If you have followed my blog for a while you probably know that I have made several different versions of my basic pencil bag, a monster, and owl, a ninja turtle, and even a TARDIS. This time I decided to go with something simple but a little more girly. I added a scalloped edge to the button flap, I also left it straight instead of angling it in like I did on the others, and added a simple little, loopy flower to the front.

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