5 Little Monsters

$250 Oriental Trading Gift Card Giveaway


Today I am joining a few other bloggers for a fun giveaway. Oriental Trading is going to be giving away a $250 gift card to one lucky winner. The giveaway with go through September 5th so it is perfect timing for Halloween. They have all sorts of fun Halloween products including costumes, candy, decorations, toys, and more.

Welcome Sign with the Cricut Maker

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I have needed something new to hang on my door and for a while now I have been wanting to make a wooden welcome sign. After a summer of not having a lot of time to craft I finally sat down and made my welcome sign. It felt really great to get some crafting time in and even better to finish a project that I could use in my home.

Striped Crocheted Pen Pouch

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This time of year I always start thinking about school supplies, not just for the kids though. It is also the time I pick up things for the kids to use at home, like crayons and markers, and for myself, for my office, like notebooks and pens. Every thing is on sale this time of year and there are so many options available that it is the perfect time to stock up. 

Felted Wool Ball Jewelry

-I was given a sample of this product for review, all ideas and opinions are my own-


Do you have any crafts you want to try but haven't yet? One of those things for me was wool felting. I think the little felted wool balls can be so cute for different projects but I have never tried making them. So, when I got the chance to review a sample box of wool roving from Kraemer Yarns I was really excited to try it out.

Black and White Outdoor Pillow Set

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I recently designed a couple of new pillows for Fairfield World and wanted to share them here. The patterns can be found on the Fairfield World website. The pillows are made for outdoor use so they are perfect for summer. They use Weather Soft Pillow Inserts, and Bernat Maker Outdoor Yarn that is available at Joann.

Make Today Amazing Watercolor Canvas

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This week I am joining several other bloggers to share projects we have made with Cricut Iron On projects. Cricut is also sponsoring a giveaway for a Cricut EasyPress, an EasyPress mat, and some Iron On so be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post to find out how to enter.

Christmas in July: 20+ Free Christmas Crochet Patterns


I know July seems like it is way too early to be thinking about Christmas but I feel like whether it is decor or gifts, if I don't get an early start it doesn't get done. Every year it seems like in November I start thinking of all of the projects I want to make and then between my long list of projects and all of the parties and busyness of the season I end up working on them up to the last minute and still end up only finishing half of the things on my list. Plus some things you want to have ready before Christmas, like advent calendars and decorations, so you can put them out at the beginning of the season. In this post I am going to share some of my favorite 5 Little Monsters Christmas Crochet Patterns.

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