5 Little Monsters: April 2021

Crocheted Clothes and Accessories for the Long-Legged Bunny, Bear, and Cat

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When I came up with the idea to make the trio of long-legged animals, the Bunny, Bear, and Cat, I wanted them to be toys kids could really play with. In addition to them just being a stuffed animal I wanted them to have clothes and accessories so that my kids could dress them up and play with them. 

Long-Legged Crocheted Cat

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Finally, the last of my trio of long-legged crocheted animals. This little cat has been on my calendar to post about for a long time, it has been a month since I posted the last one. Other stuff kept coming up and the cat kept getting pushed back, but not anymore, today is finally the day. 

Clay Ring Dishes

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I wanted to share these little clay ring dishes, or trinket this week, because I thought with Mother's Day coming up they would cute gift to make for moms and grandmas. And they are simple enough that kids can help. I know when my kids saw that I bought clay they immediately started planning what colors they wanted to use and what they were going to make. 

Mini Painted Vases and Planters

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A while ago I saw someone share, on Instagram I think, some things that they found at Target in the  Bullseye Playground section. One of the things that they had shared was a little 3 pack of bud vases and when I saw them I thought they would be perfect for a little craft project. Something fun to paint for spring, or for Mother's Day, or anything really.

Dishcloth Week- Pebbles Dishcloth

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Day 5 of Dishcloth Week, the last day, the last pattern for the week. It has been fun coming up with different stitches to use for these dishcloth or washcloth patterns. 

Dishcloth Week- Silt Stitch Dishcloth

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It is day 4 of Dishcloth Week, which means that tomorrow is the last day. Today's dishcloth pattern uses the Silt Stitch. This was a new stitch to me, which was great because I love trying out and learning new stitches. 

Dishcloth Week- Cobble Stripe Dishcloth

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 It is day 3 of Dishcloth Week here on 5 Little Monsters, and today's pattern is the Cobble Stripe Dishcloth. The textured lines in this pattern create a striped effect, and it only uses 2 basic stitches. 

Dishcloth Week- Off the Rails Dishcloth

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Day 2 of Dishcloth Week brings the Off the Rails Dishcloth. This is a stitch I came up with for a pillow I made a few weeks ago, and as I was making it (knowing I had this week planned) I thought it would be a great texture to use for a dishcloth. 

Dishcloth Week- Crossed Doubles Dishcloth

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 I am so excited to be kicking off another week of dishcloth and washcloth patterns. Dishcloths and/or washcloths, I use them interchangeably depending on how I plan on using the actual cloths, are a crochet project I really enjoy making for several reasons. One, they are small and quick. I am a big fan of quick finishes, I love the feeling of accomplishment when you finish a project and that comes a lot quicker with a dishcloth than it does with a blanket. 

Recycled Cardboard Tube Desk Organizer

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With Earth Day coming later this month I am joining a few of my blogging friends to bring you a bunch of recycled craft ideas, and the possibility to win an awesome prize. So join me for Creative Crafts- Recycled Crafts Edition, to get some fun ideas for recycled and upcycled projects you can make, and at the end of this post you enter to win a 10 lb box of Poly-Fil from Fairfield World and a $100 gift card to JOANN. 

Smiling Sun Ribbon Tag Baby Toy

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Today I am joining Underground Crafter and Hooked for Life to share a baby sewing pattern as part of their year long 2021 Baby Sew Along. Each month, on the second Thursday of the month, they share a new sewing or quilting pattern for baby, and if you participate in the sew along you can win prizes at the end of the year. And today it is my turn to join in the fun. 

Everything You Need to Know About Cricut Design Space

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If you have a Cricut cutting machine you will need to use Design Space, so what is it, what can you do with it, and how do you use it. Cricut Design Space is the program you will use to create the projects you will make with your Cricut. Here you will find an overview of what you can do in Design Space, as well as the answers to some frequently asked questions.