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17 Unique and FREE Appliques Patterns

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You never know when you're going to need an applique.  When you going to need to add something to make you're project perfect.  Sometimes, when you are "finished", your project doesn't seem complete.  Maybe it seems a little boring.  Adding an applique adds so much more to your item.  It adds more personality and color.  It gives you're project that finished look.  Whether you need it for a blanket, a scarf, a hat, or the many other items you could need it for, having a list of great appliques is always handy.  And best yet, this list is of all FREE patterns!

I Interviewed My Children about Crochet

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My family has to deal with ALL my craziness.  I mean all of if it.  Between bouncing off ideas for school, and different suggestions for our family activities, they hear all my crazy ideas.  Not only that, they have to deal with my crochet craziness.  They listen to me talk about yarn, they put up with me writing about them from now and then on my blog, and they endure the many photo shoots I request of them for modeling and displaying my new products.  
I wanted to make a post about how my children feel about what I do.  I sat down with each of them individually and asked them the same questions.  I have not changed what they've said.  I've always thought that children have the most pure minds.  They are brutally honest, and I love them for that!  


ASHLEY (12)
What do I do for my job? - You teach the young minds of 4th graders
What is my favorite hobby? - Crocheting.
What is your favorite thing that I ever crocheted for you? - My puppy scoodie
If I could crochet anything for you, w…

Top 10 Awesome Scarves

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I love when it starts to get colder, when the "ber" months are upon us (SeptemBER, OctoBER, NovermBER, and DecemBER). It means that the holiday seasons are upon us and the cooler crisp air is coming.  The cold weather is great for warm accessories, and even better for crocheted items! This is the perfect time to start looking for scarf patterns.  Scarves can be the perfect accessory to your outfit, and keep you warm at the same time!

The Photo Props I WISH I Made

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I recently wrote a post about the newborn outfits and patterns I used for my son 5 years ago when he was a baby.  You can see that post here.  When I had my first child, I hadn't crocheted in 10 years, since I was 15, and then when I had my second child I had only recently retaught myself how to crochet.  Therefore, I only made photo prop outfits for my son.  I wish I had done it for my daughters, because there are so many cute outfits out there. There will be no more babies in my future, but I thought it would be fun to collect a list of cute outfits.  Hey, if I have any friends or family who want one, I'll have place to start myself!

Best 19 Free Halloween Patterns

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Nothing beats FREE right?  I agree.  I'm a lover of a good deal, and you can't get any better deal then FREE.  So I have put together a list of the best Free Halloween patterns out there.

All Things Pumpkin - Best Paid Patterns

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There are people out there who LOVE Halloween.  I'm more of a Christmas girl myself, but I can see the appeal for Halloween.  When else do you get a chance to pretend to be something else.  When do you get to dress up and be completely out of the norm, without anyone batting (see what I did there?) an eye.  One thing I myself love about the Halloween season is that it's the start of the Holiday season!!!  There's nothing better than the "ber" months (September, October, November, and December).  They are full of fantastic weather, great holidays, schools, football, and just a great sense of togetherness.

Mask Lanyards for the Whole School

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Mid summer we found out that we would be in fact going back to school in the Fall!  This greatly excited me.  I know it is a hot topic right now on whether or not we should be sending the kids back to school or if we should start the year with elearning.  I'm not sure if its the right thing to do or not, all I know, is I'm eager to get things back to normal.  I feel like at least trying to send the kids back, even if it's under different terms, at least we're going a step in the right direction.  We'll never know if we can go back to "normal" if we don't start somewhere, right?