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Playful Easy-to-Sew & No-Sew Designs for Powering Kids’ Big Adventures {Book Review & Giveaway}

I have three children that love playing make-believe. They love using blankets as capes and dressing up in fun costumes to make their play-time that much more amazing. I’ve come to learn that costumes can be pricey and often the quality isn;t anything to brag about. But I know in making costumes myself I’ll be saving money and preventing tears from items wearing out quickly. Plus creating a one-of-a-kind costumes with matching accessories is oh so much more fun.

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Stuck on Fun! Play with Patterns, Sticker Tape, and More! {Review and Giveaway}

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If you have a craft loving kid, they are sure to be a fan of Stuck on Fun! Play with Patterns, Sticker Tape, and More! by Jannie Ho. This great offering is perfect for children ages five years old and up. When I was a child I spent hours cutting and pasting together paper dolls from books and magazines which proved fun but over time my dolls wore out or didn’t stand up to all the glue. These punch-out characters are a great sturdy option to flimsy paper dolls!

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What’s on my Needles Wednesday: “Spring” Baby Headbands!

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I’m knitting a few of these up for my baby girl! Less than five weeks and she should be here to start wearing them. I found the   “Spring” Baby Headband by Amy Andersen pattern on Ravelery and love that it can be adjusted to a number of sizes.

12938309_10154260042089672_6355278987846258589_nI finished the one in these photos this week in pink and yellow and have already cast on for a pink and teal colored headband next. I figure a few general combinations will likely match all her Spring and Summer clothes!
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Crochet, and Pom-Pom Making Kits for Beginners!

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With all you need to start crocheting your very own scarf, this kit includes a step-by-step, 32-page booklet that contains illustrated instructions for learning basic crochet stiches. Even if you’re a beginner, you’ll have a 5.5″ wide and 58″ long scarf when you’re done!

Crocheting expert Deborah Burger will teach you about hooks and other crochet tools, yarn, and all the basic stitches. You’ll understand crocheting instructions, symbols, and diagrams so that you’ll have a handy list of abbreviations for all your future crochet projects. 

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Summer Crafting Fun: Granny Squares Scarf Kit {Review}

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When the days are far too hot to spend time outdoors in the Summer sun and heat, it’s always nice to spend time indoors working with ones hands. Crafting preferences differ by individuals so there’s a huge array of kits and books to jump start one in a direction of interest.  Today will be the first of many more craft kits and book post I’m happy to feature for children to adult.  If you or someone you know is a fan of working with yarn and either knows or wants to learn to crochet, you’ll be happy to learn about the following Granny Squares Scarf Kit! 

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