9 Ways to Use Amigurumi Food for Homeschooling

Homeschooling is at the forefront of the minds of many at the moment. Maybe you’re wondering how you can combine your love for amigurumi and home educate your children all at the same time. I have 9 Ways to Use Amigurumi Food for Homeschooling that your kids are going to love and I have a free printable just for you.

When I learned that our school district would not be returning to in person classes in the fall, I immediately thought back to my own years as a homeschooler. After home-educating my own kids for twenty years, I retired in May when my youngest child graduated high school.

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Honey, Get Control of Your WIPs

It’s time to crush your WIPs (works in progress) once and for all. Honey, Get Control of Your WIPs is a simple step-by-step plan for tackling those projects languishing in WIP-land. We all know WIPs take up valuable space in our homes, but studies have proven they cause mental anxiety as well.

We all have WIPs. I don’t know a single crafty human who doesn’t. They sit in our craft rooms, are tucked in dark closets and have been shoved under our beds. Not only are they causing clutter, studies show that unfinished projects actually cause us mental distress.

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10 Awesome Amigurumi Designers You’ve Never Heard Of

There are so many awesome amigurumi designers that aren’t as well known as some of the big names. They have amazing and adorable designs that are incredibly unique and creative. In this post I’m sharing 10 Awesome Amigurumi Designers You’ve Never Heard Of and I know you are going to love them too.

That title might be a slight exaggeration. You may have heard of a few of these amigurumi designers, but I can almost guarantee that some of them will be new to you.

I’m always on the hunt for new amigurumi designs. While I enjoy the adorable patterns from mainstream designers, it’s thrilling to find something a little more unique and different.

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Cute Crochet Glass Jar Cover

In this Cute Crochet Glass Jar Cover post I show you how to make this adorable little project. With some scrap yarn and an empty jar you will be crocheting these in no time. The free pattern and full video tutorial are down below.

I’m going to need an intervention soon. Since I made the first adorable crochet glass jar cover I haven’t been able to stop. They immediately turn a plain old glass jar into something unique, special and oh so cute!

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Granny Square Blanket Project Details

Crocheted blankets are a labor of love and this one is no exception. In this Granny Square Blanket Project Details post I’m sharing the inspiration, the pattern and the exact colors I used. This is sure to be a treasure for years to come.

This granny square blanket was originally titled Carolina Springtime in honor of when I began the project and the gorgeous colors that were surrounding me at the time. The azaleas, daffodils, and camellias are always stunning in early spring here in North Carolina.

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Should You Crochet or Knit? Take the Quiz!

Should you crochet or knit? That is the question. Take the short quiz to find out which hobby would be better suited for you!

Have you joined the masses of people who have become interested in handicrafts from earlier generations? Does the word handmade make your heart flutter with excitement? If the answer to one or both of these questions is yes, have I got the craft for you! Take the quiz below to find out if you should crochet or knit. I promise not to give you a bad grade.

In a recent article from the New York Times titled, People Have Gone Full 1800s, folks are returning to their roots in unexpected ways. People are putting down the screens and picking up the pastimes their grandparents’ generation enjoyed. Knitting and crocheting are experiencing a wonderful resurgence and you may be wondering if either of these is the hobby for you.

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Simple Crochet Star Tutorial

In this simple crochet star tutorial, I show you exactly how to make these pint sized heavenly bodies. The project is suitable enough for an experienced beginner but completely addictive for the veteran crocheter.

Both of my sons love astronomy, always have. Over the years they have shared everything they learned about stars. It makes my head hurt. How can we be seeing light that is millions of years old? I’m not smart enough to understand the universe and all that happens in the heavens. But I am qualified to crochet a cute little star and today I’m showing you how too!

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Favorite Knit & Crochet Projects for Easter

These knit & crochet projects for Easter are just about the cutest things I’ve ever laid my eyes on. Bunnies and carrots are symbolic of the season and I believe these patterns are the best of the best.

This Easter is going to look quite a bit different than every other one I’ve ever celebrated. I’ve come to accept that. But doggone it, I’m still going to enjoy one of my favorite holidays. I’m going to make deviled eggs, eat chocolate and put a big smile on my face. And these adorable knit & crochet Easter projects are sure to bring a smile to YOUR face.

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A Day in the Life of a Maker

Each and every one reading this in real time is facing a new kind of normal. Some of us are feeling stress….. (raises hand) some of us are facing job losses. Many of us are worried about loved ones. We are concerned about the future.

This post is more personal than I typically share, but I simply cannot ignore our current situation. I will for sure be sharing crocheting and knitting posts in the very near future (look for an amigurumi tutu tutorial very soon…hint, hint).

But for now I feel compelled to share a little day in the life, a little “how I’m coping with chaos” as a knitter, crocheter and amigurumi maker.

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