Oct 9, 2017

Upcycle Challenge: Denim Patchwork Mackinaw Coat

It's fall, y'all! And that means the temperatures are cooling down, and winter is just around the corner. Last year, I decided to be brave and make my son a coat. Since I enjoy upcycle/refashioning projects, I decided to make the coat with denim from old jeans. For this coat, I used the Mackinaw Coat pattern by Call Ajaire), and I love this pattern! So since this is an upcycle project, it is perfect to share as a part of the Upcycle Challenge Blog Hop. After checking out my son's coat, I hope you'll stop by my blogging friends' blogs to see their upcycled creations (links are at the bottom of the post).
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  • Oct 6, 2017

    Pencil Crochet Hooks

    My daughter recently started 1st grade, and that inspired me to create a few back to school pencil projects. I made four pencil crochet hooks, a couple crochet pencil scarves, and a crochet pencil pillow. I shared these items on my Instagram account [@SewCraftyCrochet], and now I'm finally getting around to sharing them here on the blog.
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  • Crochet Halloween Scarf

    Halloween is one of my favorite days of the year! I used to really enjoy dressing up, but now that I have children, I enjoy dressing them up in fun costumes and making crochet accessories for their costumes. Well, I recently stumbled upon several fun Halloween themed crochet patterns by Snappy Tots, and I really liked this Halloween scarf pattern, so I made it. It was fun to make! My favorite part of the scarf is Frankenstein. I did make a few changes to the original, but for the most part, I followed the pattern.
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  • Oct 5, 2017

    Stella & Dot's Rebecca Minkoff Collaboration

    **I was compensated for this post which contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

    In collaboration with Rebecca Minkoff, Stella & Dot just launched a brand new collection today! Stell & Dot has been so anxious to fill you in on the big news, and you are going to love the new pieces, which were designed and handcrafted in New York City. Rebecca Minkoff is a global luxury designer, entrepreneur, and mother who has made her mark on the fashion industry with feminine, yet subtly edgy designs. The special pieces in this amazing collaboration with Stella & Dot are both delicate and powerful, bold and approachable. Take a look at the new collection today! I did and here are a few of my favorite pieces!

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  • Crochet Pencil Scarves

    Today is World Teacher Day, and as a parent (and former educator) I have a great appreciation for great teachers! Last month, my daughter started 1st grade, and she loves her new teacher. Whenever I think of teachers, I think of pencils, notebook paper, books, chalkboards, etc. So I was inspired to create a couple pencil inspired crochet projects. First, I created a crochet pencil pillow, and then I crocheted a couple pencil scarves. One scarf is my daughter's, and the other is available in my Etsy shop.
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  • Oct 1, 2017

    Crochet Bride of Frankenstein Hat

    October is here!!! That means Halloween is just around the corner! So today, I'm sharing a Crochet Bride of Frankenstein Hat that I made for my daughter. I love earflap hats, so of course, this hat is an earflap hat with long ties. For this hat, I used Caron Simply Soft Pistachio, WhiteBlack, Gray Heather, and Lavender Blue.
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  • Sep 20, 2017

    Dollar Tree Halloween Witch Wreath

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    The Dollar Tree is a great place to find fun and affordable Halloween decor and Halloween craft supplies. I enjoy making holiday and seasonal wreaths, and I often gather my supplies from the Dollar Tree.  This year, I decided to make a fun witchy Halloween wreath using flowers, a witch hat, skeletons, a Halloween sign, and a spooky raven all from the Dollar Tree.
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  • Sep 11, 2017

    Dollar Store Craft Challenge: Wire Hat Stands

    The Dollar Store (Tree) is one of my favorite stores to shop for everything from craft supplies, coloring books, holiday decor, holiday and birthday cards, and even cleaning supplies!  So I've joined some of my blogging friends for a Dollar Store Craft Challenge.  Each of us is sharing a project we created using items from the Dollar Store. After reading my post, I hope you'll stop by to see what amazing Dollar Store crafts my friends are sharing today. You can find the links to their blogs are the end of this post.

    So last fall, a friend and I shared a craft booth at our first craft fair. She knits, and I crochet. I was nervous about my first craft fair, so it was great to share a booth with a buddy. I learned that there's so much that goes into preparing for a craft fair other than creating your products. You need a table cloth, signage, business cards, a cash box, a card reader, props to display your items, and more. One of the main crafts that I was featuring were my Seahawks [inspired] Crochet Hats. A couple days before the craft fair, I realized that I only had ONE baby sized hat stand. Oh no!  I wanted two more.
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  • Sep 2, 2017

    Fun Fall Owl Pillows

    For me, as soon as September hits, it's Fall y'all! One Fall, I made a Halloween Owl Pillow for my daughter, and my neighbor stopped by one day to sell us some donuts and coffee for her daughter's cheerleading fundraiser. When she saw the Halloween owl pillow I made for my daughter, she wanted one. She also saw a bundle of leafy fabric that I had left over from a few other projects. She asked if I'd make her an owl pillow using that leafy fabric, so I did. I also made an owl pillow using scarecrow and orange plaid fabric I stumbled upon during a trip to Jo-Ann fabric store. I love the  pretty fabric quarters and bundles from Joann.  Anyhoooo... Here are a few pictures I took while creating my fall owl pillows:
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