5 Little Monsters: October 2019

10+ Pumpkin Crafts


I have shared a roundup of Halloween crochet and of Halloween Cricut projects, but today I wanted to share all of the pumpkin patterns I have on my site. I am not including any Jack O Lantern crafts, only plain pumpkins that can be used to decorate all throughout the fall, even after Halloween. These all work great for Thanksgiving too. So here are a few different crocheted pumpkin patterns, painted pumpkins, stitched pumpkins, and more.

Panda Tote Bag

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My daughter and a couple of her friends decided they wanted to dress up as pandas this year for Halloween and she asked a couple of weeks ago if I could make Trick or Treat bags for them with pandas on them.

I'm New Here Baby Bodysuit + 5 Things I Love About my Cricut Explore Air 2

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About 3 1/2 years ago I got my first Cricut Machine and it was pretty much love at first sight. At the time I was pregnant with my youngest son and the first thing I made was a little shirt for him. I loved how quick and easy it was. Since then I have owned a few different machines as they have come out with new ones. My first machine was a Cricut Explore Air, then I got an Explore Air 2, and finally a Maker.

Spider Halloween Hair Bows

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With Halloween next week I am starting to move away from Halloween projects and start working on other holidays and things I have coming up, but I figured there was time for one more quick project.

Fair Isle Crochet Projects Book Review

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For all of the crocheters out there, do you ever have certain techniques or types of crochet that you have never really tried but would like to learn? I love trying and learning new things. This could totally apply to other crafts too, but in this instance I am going to talk specifically about crochet.

17+ Halloween Cricut Projects


Halloween is only a couple of weeks away but there is still some time to make Halloween themed projects. If you are looking for a quick project to make, Cricut projects are perfect. Whether you are looking for home decor, costumes, Halloween themed shirts, or Trick or Treat bags, here are 17 quick Halloween Cricut projects.

V-Stitch Stripes Beanie

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Time for another hat pattern. I haven't been as quick at getting these up as I had hoped but this is the 3rd hat in the Variegated Yarn Friendly hat patterns. These are patterns that work well for using up that variegated yarn that you have in your stash that looked pretty in the skein when you bought it, but doesn't work up quite as well as you had hoped, or maybe you bought it for a specific project and have some leftover that you want to use up.

Loop Yarn Pumpkins



A while ago I picked up some loop yarn from Michaels for my girls to try. My 7 year old wanted to make something with yarn and I figured that would be a good project to start with. She loved it and made a couple of things for her dolls, but I still had some left over and wanted to find something I could make with it.

New Young Women's Theme Printables


This past weekend was our church's (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) Semiannual General Conference. If you are not familiar with this it is a weekend twice a year where we listen to leaders of our church speak on a variety of topics. Sometimes during conference announcements and changes are made to different programs in the church. Some of the changes announced this time had to do with the Young Women's program (program for 12-18 year old girls).

Jack O Lantern Trick or Treat Bag

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Every year I make trick or treat bags for my kids. Sometimes I actually sew the bags, sometimes I just add fun iron on designs to tote bags.

Painted Pumpkins 4 Ways

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Over the past couple of weeks I have shared a couple dollar store foam pumpkin makeovers. Today I have another one to share, or kind of 3 or 4 in one. The simplest way I could think of to transform these pumpkins was with a little bit of paint.

Thick and Thin Stripes Crochet Hat

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One of the very first crochet patterns that I published on my blog was a little newborn striped hat that had an anchor appliqué on it. It was made with alternating rounds of single and double crochet to make thick and thin stripes.

Good Vibes Only Hat with Cricut EasyPress Mini

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I recently received a new EasyPress Mini and I was excited to be able to try it out. I have the full set of EasyPress 2, the small 6"x7", the medium 9"x9", and the large 12"x10". The Mini completes the set and is great for smaller or odd shaped projects.

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