5 Little Monsters: November 2019

Post Stitch Hat

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Almost 2 years ago I shared my Bead Stitch Hat pattern and it has been by far one of my most popular patterns. It also happens to be one of my favorites so I am glad other people are enjoying it too. Earlier this year I shared a couple of new patterns that were made in the same style but used different stitches in place of the bead stitch.

25 Personalized Cricut Christmas Crafts

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It is really fun to make things that are personalized to the person they are for. Sometimes this may mean adding their name to it, sometimes maybe it is making it for their specific tastes or likes. Either way, making personalized gift or other items is easy to do with a Cricut. I especially like to make personalized gifts for my kids. They love seeing their name on something and knowing it is theirs. Hanging their own special ornament on the tree, or using something made just for them.

Mini Maker Kits

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Leisure Arts recently sent me a variety of their Mini Maker kits to try out and I thought they would be really great for this time of year and wanted to share what I liked about them. I think they would make great gifts for any crafters on your list, especially if you know there is a new craft they would like to learn.

Mason Jar Solar Lanterns


My mom recently showed me some lanterns that she had made using mason jars, solar lights, rocks, and fake succulents. They don't take a lot to make but look really neat sitting on a patio table or inside on a windowsill.

Personalized Ornaments with the Cricut Maker

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Every year at Christmas time my family has an ornament exchange. We draw names ahead of time and then we get an ornament for the person whose name we drew. Each year it is fun to try to find an ornament that is perfect for the person you drew.

22 Crocheted Washcloth Patterns


Over the past week I have shared 5 new crocheted dishcloths, or washcloths, I never know which one to call them and use them interchangeably. After sharing those 5 patterns and thinking of all of the other washcloth patterns that I have shared over time, I thought it would be nice to gather them all together in one place.

Dishcloth Week- Alpine Stitch Dishcloth

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Today is the last day in a week of dishcloths. This one may be my favorite of all. I have been wanting to try this stitch for a while and, like I mentioned earlier this week, dishcloths are a great way to try out new stitches.

Dishcloth Week- Single Crochet Ribbed Dishcloth

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Dishcloth Week day 4. Today's pattern is a really simple stitch with a lot of texture, The Single Crochet Ribbed Dishcloth.

Dishcloth Week- Bead Stitch Dishcloth

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The pattern for day 3 of Dishcloth Week is The Bead Stitch Dishcloth. This particular design is one that I have been wanting to make for a while.

Dishcloth Week- Bloque Stitch Dishcloth

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Day 2 of Dishcloth Week. Yesterday I shared the first of 5 new dishcloth patterns this week, The Single Crochet Mesh Dishcloth. Today I am sharing the second, The Bloque Stitch Dishcloth.

Dishcloth Week- Single Crochet Mesh Dishcloths

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I have been wanting to do a "Dishcloth/Washcloth Week" for a while and I am finally doing it. I really like making crocheted dishcloths or washcloths for a few reasons, and judging by the popularity of those patterns on my blog I'm guessing I'm not the only one. For the rest of this week I will be sharing a new dishcloth pattern everyday. All of the yarn used in these patterns is 100% cotton yarn provided by Darice.

Plaid Christmas Tree Pillow

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Today I am super excited to be joining a bunch of bloggers for a holiday themed pillow party. We were all sent 20 inch pillow inserts from Fairfield World and challenged to make a Christmas or Winter Holiday themed pillow with it.

Type 1 Diabetes Awareness T-Shirts

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For Diabetes Awareness Month I shared our story of my daughter's diagnosis earlier this year in my previous post. Today I wanted to share a couple of t-shirts I made for us to wear to spread awareness this month.

Type 1 Diabetes Awareness


November is Diabetes Awareness Month so I thought it would be a good opportunity to share our Diabetes story, as well as some of the signs and symptoms to watch for, and a little about what Type 1 Diabetes is (or isn't)

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