5 Little Monsters: March 2018

He is Risen Easter Egg Activity

I am really late getting this post up since Easter is only a few days away but I still wanted to share it. This is really simple Easter activity that focuses on Christ and his resurrection and is a great way to discuss the spiritual side of Easter with kids in a fun, interactive way. It isn't really anything new, I have seen lots of versions of this activity on the internet but this is the version my family has used for many years. And even though Easter is only a few days away it is super easy to put together so there is still time.

Unicorn and Rainbow Easter Egg Covers

A few years ago, when I had just started my blog, I shared a pattern for some Easter egg covers. I crocheted little egg shaped covers that could slip over a regular size plastic Easter egg and decorated them to look like a bunny, a chick, and a lamb. They were really quick an easy to make and looked so cute in an Easter basket, way cuter than a plain old plastic egg. Every year when Easter comes around I think about making a new version of those egg covers and this year I finally did it. I decided that since just about every little girl I know loves unicorns right now, it would be fun to make a unicorn themed set.

Cricut 101: Weld

This post represents the first in a new series of videos I  am planning that will teach how to use some of the functions and tools in Cricut Design Space. I have made a couple of other videos in the past that also fit in this category but it has been a while since I posted those. For the next little while at least, as long as there are things to cover, I want to have this be a regular thing, along with a similar how to crochet series.

Burlap Bunny Banner

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I feel like this month I ended up with several craft challenge posts all ending up being scheduled within just a few days of each other and today I have another one. Today's challenge is the Create with Cricut Challenge where each month several bloggers share projects they made using their Cricut and a specific material. This month the material is burlap.

Bunny Treat Pots

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Today I am participating in another round of Craft Lighting, this time with the theme of clay pots. This was an interesting challenge because clay pots are not something I have used a lot. I finally decided to go the Easter route with my project and these little treat filled bunnies were the result.

Macaron Cushion

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My oldest daughter has wanted to be a baker since she was really little. She used to want to be a cupcake baker until she discovered her love of France. Ever since then her dream has been to have a French bakery someday where she wants to make macarons, tarts, and other pastries and treats. I don't think she has ever actually tried a macaron but she gets excited every time she sees one so I thought it would be fun to make a giant crocheted version for her.

Spring Shells Scarf

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Today I am excited to be sharing a new scarf pattern as part of the 2018 Scarf of the Month Club hosted by Oombawka Design and The Stitchin' Mommy. Each month they each share a new scarf pattern on their sites and have a guest designer that also shares a scarf pattern and today that guest designer is me!

Welcome Spring

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Every month I join some of my blogger friends in a craft challenge. We have a theme based on a specific supply and we each make a project using that supply. Since March is National Craft Month we decided the theme for this month would be either using up supplies that you have on hand or using a craft kit. The timing was perfect for me because I have spent this past week moving around my office/craft room and cleaning and organizing all of my craft supplies. As a result I knew exactly what I had that could be used up.

Crocheted Easter Basket

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I have been wanting to crochet an Easter Basket for a while, last year I even made one but finished it right before Easter and didn't have time to get it posted. So this year I wanted to make sure I got it done early enough to get it on the blog. As soon as Easter candy was out in stores I picked up some candy along with some Easter grass and plastic eggs and got to work.