5 Little Monsters: June 2021

Stars and Stripes Planter Box

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A couple of years ago I did a post for a company and they sent me a bunch of products that I could use for that project, and one of them was a long, unfinished wood planter box. I didn't end up using the planter box in my project so ever since then it has just been sitting on my shelf waiting to be used. 

Aurora Crossbody Purse

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 I have one last pattern to share as a part of the Aurora series, at least for now. I actually planned on stopping with the market bag I shared last week, but as I was working on it I remembered a little crossbody purse that I had made for one of my girls a couple of years ago, and thought it would also work really well with this stitch pattern. 

Wood and Vinyl Summer Decor

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Adding a little paint and vinyl to a piece of wood is an easy way to make a quick decoration for any season or holiday. I wanted to make some summer decorations that weren't specifically 4th of July, since that is the main summer holiday that we decorate for, I wanted something more just summery. So I pulled out my Cricut, some vinyl, and paints. 

Aurora Market Bag

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Last month I shared a water bottle holder pattern using the same stitch pattern I had used for my Aurora Scarf and Aurora Hat, and it is such a great stitch pattern for summer crochet projects that I needed to make another project. It is a little bit open with the mesh rows, but also has some nice texture with the crossed double crochet stitches.  

Grilling Aprons for Dad

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 Father's Day is just around the corner and it is time to start thinking about gifts for dads. My husband, like a lot of men, has been doing a lot of grilling as the weather has warmed up so I thought it would be fun to make something for Father's Day that had a grilling theme. 

Crocheted Donuts

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 My daughter asked if we could get donuts as a special treat to celebrate the first day of summer break now that all of the kids are done with school for the year, and I thought it would be fun so we ran to the store early this morning and picked up a dozen donuts. I had no idea it also happened to be National Donut Day, but it was a really fun coincidence.