5 Little Monsters

Pumpkin Bear

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Today I am excited to be sharing a new crochet pattern as part of the 3rd annual Halloween Crochet Along with CAL Central.  The crochet along started in August and goes through the end of September with a new Halloween themed pattern coming out each Monday and Thursday. 

Boxed Beads Hat with Bulky Weight Yarn

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 Yarnspirations recently sent me some of their new O'Go yarn to try out and with fall just around the corner, and hopefully some cooler weather, I thought it would be perfect to make a new hat pattern. 

Bobble Stitch Pumpkins

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I love fall, and one of my favorite fall decorations to make is pumpkins. I have made a lot of pumpkin crafts over the years that include everything from crocheted pumpkins in several varieties, to painted or sewn pumpkins, and more. 

Fall Perler Bead Designs

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Fall may not officially be here until later in September, but once the kids are in school and September hits I am ready for fall. And for me that means making fall projects and putting up fall decorations. I love fall, it is, and always has been my favorite season. The colors, the cool weather, everything about it, I just love it. Then the fall leads into the holiday season, which I also love, so everything about this time of the year is my favorite. 

How to Make a Cricut Project- Step by Step for Beginners

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I have talked with a few people recently, both in person and online, who have mentioned how intimidating a Cricut is. They don't know how or where to start and it just seems overwhelming. So, I thought I would share a step by step tutorial on making a project on your Cricut. This is mostly going to be geared towards beginners, and hopefully will make getting started with a Cricut easier.

Perler Bead Alphabet

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This week has been a crazy one in our house, as we adjust to new schools, new schedules, and getting back into the routine of the school year. All 6 of my kids are in school this year, the older kids started at the beginning of the week, and my youngest had his first day of kindergarten today. 

Amigurumi School Supplies

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We have spent the last couple of weeks getting all of the last minute back to school stuff done because our kids start next week. In some ways it is crazy to think that summer is over, but I am also excited to get back into the routine of the school year. It has been a crazy couple of weeks taking each of the kids shopping for clothes and supplies, going to orientations and registrations days, checkups and kindergarten shots, all of the stuff it takes to get 6 kids ready. But I think we are finally there and it is crazy to think that next week all 6 kids will be in school and for the first time in almost 15 years I won't have any kids home with me during the day.