5 Little Monsters

Fun in the Sun Zipper Pouch

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Summer is in full swing here and life has been a bit crazy with all of the summer activities. I have not been posting as much as I had hoped to the past couple of months. Every year as the school year winds down I think that this year will be different and I will actually be organized enough to get all of the projects I have planned done and posted despite every other part of my life being super busy. And then May arrives and there are a million end of the school year activities and then summer comes and everything that comes along with that, having kids home, trips, camps, running kids to all of their activities, and I find myself realizing that it has been almost a month since I last posted and in fact this year was not different than other and I am just as behind on getting posts up as I am every other year. 

Trinity Stripe Crocheted Hat

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Last week I shared a new scarf pattern, the Trinity Stripe Cowl, and today I have the matching hat, the Trinity Stripe Hat. Both patterns are part of the Scarf and Hat or the month put on by Oombawka Design and the Stitching Mommy. Each month they both share new hat and scarf designs, as well as having a guest designer, which this month is me!

Trinity Stripe Crocheted Cowl

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It may seem like sort of a weird time to be posting a new hat and scarf pattern since here we are finishing up our last week of school before summer break and changing out clothes from hoodies and jeans to shorts and t-shirts. But this month I am joining Oombawka Design and the Stitching Mommy as the guest designer for their Scarf of the Month Club (and Hat of the Month Club next week).

Crocheted Parasaurolophus

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A few years ago I made a crocheted dinosaur softie as part of a softie crochet-a-long. It was just a super generic dinosaur, not any specific kind, but after that I decided I wanted to make a whole set of dinosaurs of different kinds. It has been on my to-do/idea list for a long time now. After a couple of years I finally got around to making a Triceratops as the first variation, but I still had plans for more.

Gift Card Holder Tags

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May is always such a crazy month. It is the end of the school year so there are always lots of activities, banquets, award ceremonies, performances, etc. Then you throw on top of that the fact that kids, at least in our district, have state and end of the year testing going on, and plans are being made for summer. It just gets crazy busy. 

Kid's Craft- Painted Pencil Cups for Teacher Appreciation

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My kids are always asking to paint stuff. It is one of their favorite crafty things to do. I typically have a little stash of stuff that can be painted in my craft supplies, unfinished wood stuff, canvases, etc., and they love looking through it to find stuff they can paint. 

Double Grid Market Bag

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As we start getting closer to summer I always find myself gravitating towards crochet projects made with cotton yarn. There is just something about working with cotton yarn that feels summery to me. I think part of it is the fact that it isn't really a yarn you use for warmth so it isn't used as much for cold weather accessories and winter projects.