5 Little Monsters: March 2023

Squishy Chick

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Today I have another project that I made with Easter in mind, although it doesn't actually have to be for Easter. I have a daughter who loves Squishmallows and other soft, squishy stuffed animal type toys like them. This little squishy chick was inspired by those type of stuffed animals, a really basic shape, but soft and squishy and cuddly.

Bunny Tails Sign

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With Easter just around the corner I have been wanting to make some Easter decorations, but since it is coming up quick I wanted something I could make up really fast. This little Bunny Tails Sign fit the bill perfectly. 

Mini Amigurumi Crochet Along- Spring 2023 Edition

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I am excited to announce a new Mini Amigurumi Crochet Along- Spring 2023 Edition. Starting Monday April 3, 12 new patterns will be released over the course of 2 weeks. One new pattern each day Monday-Saturday, with the last pattern released on April 15. 

Mini Blocks Dishcloth

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If you have been following me for any period of time you probably know that one of my favorite ways to try out different crochet stitches, as long as they aren't too lacy or open, is to make a set of dishcloths. They are a great project all year round, anytime you want something you can make quick, but especially great this time of year for spring cleaning projects. They work up fast, and are useful too! 

Heat Activated Flower Mugs

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I already shared projects I made with the new Cricut Cold Activated Color Changing Vinyl, and the UV Activated Color Changing Iron On, so today I am using the final color changing vinyl- Heat Activated Vinyl. 

Crocheted Easter Basket in 2 Sizes

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I feel like January always starts the year off so slow, it feels like it will never end, but then somehow in the blink of an eye here we are in the middle of March and Easter is right around the corner. I have a few Easter projects that I have been working on and I am hoping to get them up with enough time to for you to make them in time for Easter. 

Glass Cups with Color Changing Vinyl

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Like I mentioned in my last post, I recently received some newly released products from Cricut to try and over the next couple of day I plan on sharing the products, and the projects that I made with them. The thing I was most excited about was the color changing vinyl and iron on. 

Gamer Shirts with Color-Changing and Reflective Iron On

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Yesterday Cricut announced a few new products that they just released and I was lucky enough to get to try them out ahead of time, so I have a few projects planned over the next few days to share using the new products. Since today is Mario Day (MAR10) I thought it would be fun to share a video game themed craft using a couple of the new iron on products. 

Tumnus Scarf

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Time for the last project in my week of book inspired crafts. This one is kind of a funny one for me because it is actually not one of my favorite books, but like yesterday's book it is one that has meaning to my family. The book I chose is The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. 

Easy Fleece Superhero Cape

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Today is Day 5 of Read Across America Week, and my week of book inspired crafts. There is only one more left after today. Each day I have shared a book that I loved but for the last 2 days I have chosen books that are favorites of others in my family. Today's book is a book that has special meaning to me because it is a favorite of my oldest daughter, the book is a graphic novel called El Deafo.

Printable Rainbow Bookmarks

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I am popping in in the middle of my book inspired craft week with a Team Creative Crafts collaboration. I chose to make something book related but not inspired by a specific book for my project this month, although later today I will be sharing the next book inspired craft project for the week. This month the theme for the projects was rainbows. 

BFF Bead Bracelets

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Today is day 3 of my Read Across America Week book inspired craft projects. Each Day this week I am sharing a project based on a favorite book. I started with a picture book, then moved to kind of an elementary age chapter book, and now today's book is one that I loved as a teenager- Anne of Green Gables.