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Friday, July 17, 2015

Crochet Baby Blanket!

 Hello Crafty Friends, How are you all doing? Enjoying your Summer I hope. Some of you may know I am (Not) a fan of the hot days of Summer. 

It's funny, I don't think my Grand Daughter is a fan of hot days either. She came in the other day and told me how hot she was. She said I'm even sweating and I don't sweat.  I had to laugh. 

Something that is hard to do in hot weather is Crochet. But my son is going to be opening up a Place for Photography and he told me that he was planning on buying a few Crocheted Baby Blankets and that they were $40.00 a piece. So I told him that if he bought the yarn that I would try to make him a few.

I had never made a Baby Blanket before but I thought I would try to make one for him. So this is my first one that I just finished.

I think It turned out pretty nice.  Hope my son likes It. I guess that's all that matters.  The yarn I used was Bernat  Baby Sport. I had never used a thinner yarn on a blanket before and this yarn had a bunch of of knots in It.   I've heard other talk about this yarn having lots of knots. So I guess it's not just the skein I used. 

So I guess I will be starting on a Blue one next. I am thinking of trying two strands at a time on the next one. Not sure yet and maybe try a different pattern.

If you would like to try this pattern. Here is the link...

Baby Blanket

Thanks for stopping by and stay Cool and Crafty friends.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Crafts with Grand Kids

 Hi Crafters, It's Independence Day here in America. Hope you all are having a good day. 

Going to a Cookout later today. One of the things that I will be taking is a Lemon Cake. My niece Amy is coming from Illinois. She is going to be so excited that I made it. I thought she was going to cry when I didn't bring it for the Christmas party.

Since School has been out for the Summer. My Grand Children and I have been spending a lot of time together. So I have been thinking of things that they can do.

So I decided to have them make Flags that they could hang up for the 4th. So here they are.

They were made by gluing pop sickle sticks together. ( I was in charge of the hot glue gun.) They painted them in Red, White and Blue acrylic paints.Let them dry over night and then stamped the stars using a star stamp that I have in Stampin Up Whisper White Ink.

I think they turned out really Cute and It's something they can hang up every year. They had a good time making them.

I also wanted to share with you,something me and my Grand Daughter made the other day. She ask me to help her make a Gum Ball Machine for her Barbies. (She Loves her Barbies, Monster High Dolls and Ever After Dolls).

She had seen somewhere on the Internet that you can use things around the house to make one. So we gathered up all the things and got to putting it together. 

 Tah Dah!!!! There you have a Gum Ball Machine. My Grand Daughter Scarlett Loves It and she didn't just want me to take a picture of It. She wanted me to take a picture of It with one of her Monster High Dolls. 

Can you tell that  her Monster High Doll Loves her new Gum Ball Machine? Scarlett and I did have alot of Fun making It and we are already planning our next project. 

 Here are the things we used to make It-
Plastic Gum Ball Container
White Button
Silver Metal Button 
One Big Ear Ring for the Base (Looks like from the 80s)
Coffee Stir Straw
Red Bottle Cap
2 white Beads- One is glued on the Inside of the bottle cap to hold straw
Tiny Pom Poms
Hot Glue Gun

Well I hope that you enjoyed seeing the things that my Grand Children have been making. I think one of the most Important things you can give a child, Is your Time.

Thanks for stopping by. Happy 4th of July to you all.