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Minecraft Birthday Party

Our eldest turned 12 last week and he is into the Minecraft craze, so the theme for his party was obvious!

 

 

He created the invitations himself from papercraft found online. We used the same images to create magnets out of printed photo paper. The images were cut and had magnet tape attached to the back.

 

 

 

Recycled Gift Tags

Got together with a couple of friends the other night to make some Valentine-y things, so I cut these gift tags out of bubble bath packaging and the outside wrapper which came with a calendar. Cute and useful!!

From UFOs to FOs...

Back around mid-November I listed the unfinished objects I had going at the time. Feels good to say a lot of them were eliminated or completed over the winter holidays!

Here's an update on what happened to some of them:

Completed Socks!

After joining us at many baseball games, family parties, dentist appointments and general waiting around, my older son's socks are completed!  Yes, the striping was meant to not quite match :)  The pattern is from Betsy Lee McCarthy's book "Knit Socks! 17 Classic Patterns for Cozy Feet." So happy these are completed! On to the next..

I Thought I Saw a UFO

I was going through my UFOs this past weekend. Inspired once again to finish some of them, here are some of the projects I have going:

Crocheted Headphone Covers

Yesterday I was listening with this - one trashed foam cover, the other missing. But today...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue covers - mismatched, yes, but I love blue and these are made with sample yarn. I made an expanding circle in single crochet, then crocheted two SC together to tighten the edges around the back of the headphone.

 Today I'm rocking out in comfort!

Plants vs. Zombies Birthday Party

Our son turned 7 this summer and what better way to celebrate than a Plants vs. Zombies theme? Parents who hadn't heard of this game probably thought we were nuts, but hey, so what else is new?

Upcyled Tea Tin

Duck tape + tea tin = new look!

My first attempt with Duck tape. A cute pattern, need to be careful around the edges but overall I'm happy with how it turned out!

Crocheted Whippet Take 2

Say hello to our little friend! This custom order was completed a few weeks ago. The pattern is coming along nicely and got a few more tweaks along the way.

Portable Shopping Bag

Very over the rainbow with the gingham print, I cut the pieces out for this project back in January. Quite easy to sew, I learned how to make a French seam and ended up with this cute portable shopping bag for my purse! The pattern is from One Yard Wonders.

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