5 Little Monsters: August 2019

12 Unicorn Crafts


Having posted a few new unicorn themed crochet patterns over the past few weeks I thought it would be fun to do a quick unicorn craft roundup and put all of the unicorn crafts I have made in one place. And since I have a unicorn obsessed daughter I have quite a few.

Crocheted Unicorn Purse

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After I made a mermaid purse to go along with my mermaid pencil bag I decided I also needed to make a unicorn purse to go along my unicorn pencil bag. I made the mermaid version to match pretty closely with the pencil bag, but this time I kind of changed things up a little more. However, you could make them match more if you want.

Textured Crochet Hat

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A few months ago I shared a little newborn hat pattern that used the Lemon Peel Stitch to give it a neat texture. I really liked the way the hat turned out and thought it would be nice to make a similar hat in a larger size.

Home Sweet Home Block

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I have had this little house shaped block sitting in my craft supplies for months after I picked it up at Michaels. It is actually supposed to be a birdhouse but I thought it would be cute with "Home Sweet Home" or some other home themed saying on it. I brought it home and set it in my wood shapes bin and kind of forgot about it.

5 Mermaid Crafts

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Since I have shared a couple of mermaid patterns over the last couple of weeks I thought it would be fun to gather up all of the mermaid posts that I have shared over the years into one place.

Crocheted Mermaid Tail Purse

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A couple of weeks ago I posted a crocheted mermaid tail pencil bag, and as I was making it I thought that a coordinating mermaid tail purse would be really cute, so I decided to make one.

Infusible Ink T-Shirt

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A couple of months ago I received a box in the mail from Cricut. It was filled with all sorts of infusible ink goodies and I have shared a few projects I made including a tote bag, and two sets of coasters. In the box they also sent a t-shirt and although I made it around the same time I haven't gotten around to sharing it yet and thought it was about time. 

Blue Paradise Cowl

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I recently had the opportunity to try out some new yarn, which is always a lot of fun. This time the yarn is Cotton Fleece by Brown Sheep Company.

Watercolor Bookmarks

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My kids went back to school today, and I'm not going to lie, as much as I love my children I was so ready for them to be back in school. I am ready to get back in a good routine and to have more time to work on projects and other things I want or need to do.  I only have one kid left at home during the day which makes it so much easier to get things done.

Idea Journal with Vinyl Decal

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With all of the back to school prep for kids I thought I would make something for myself too. As much as I love using technology for keeping track of things, I am definitely a pencil and paper person for some things. Especially when it comes to ideas and brainstorming.

Learning is my Superpower T-Shirt

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Yesterday I shared a back to school t-shirt design, and today I have another one. Just like the "Smart is the new Cool" design, I wanted it to be a design that was not specific to the first day of school but would still be fun for kids heading back to school.

Smart is the New Cool T-Shirt

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I wanted to make a couple of Back-to School themed t-shirts this year, but I kind of wanted to do something that wasn't specific to the first day of school or the grade the child is going into. I have seen a lot of the "First Day of First Grade" type of shirts and although they are fun and cute I feel like they are only really good to wear that one day. If I am going to make a shirt I would rather it be something that can be worn over and over again.

10 Crocheted Pencil Bags


I have created quite a few pencil bags over the years, including 2 new ones this past week. I thought I would put together a  quick round up of all of my pencil bags, and I can add to it as I design more.

Unicorn Pencil Bag

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I have made several crocheted pencil bags over the years that I have had this blog and I have been wanting to make a unicorn version for a couple of years now. I decided that this year was the year it was going to happen and I finally got it done. 

Vinyl Notebook Subject Labels

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I know some people have already started back to school, and those that haven't will be soon. Mine start back in a little over a week. Since we are in the final days of summer break I have had school supplies and back to school shopping on my mind.

Crocheted Mermaid Tail Pencil Pouch

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School starts in less than 2 weeks for us so I have had school supplies on my mind. One of my favorite back to school crochet projects is pen or pencil pouches. I have made quite a few different styles that I have shared here, but todays pencil pouch is a little different than the others I have made. It was inspired by my daughter who loves mermaids.

Unicorn Magic Headband

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I have a little girl who is obsessed with Unicorns, and I think just about every little girl in her class at school is just as obsessed as she is. When I saw Unicorn Magic Snack Pack Pudding Cups at Walmart I knew she would love them as a treat. They will be especially fun with school starting soon for an after school snack. And to go along with the special unicorn puddings I made her a cute unicorn headband to wear.

Crochet Cute Critters- Book Review and Giveaway

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Sarah Zimmerman from Repeat Crafter Me was one of the first crochet bloggers I started following. I have made so many of her little owl hats. So, when given the opportunity to review her new amigurumi book, Crochet Cute Critters, I was excited to do it. And even better, they are giving a copy to one of you as well.

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