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Quick, cheap and easy baby blanket

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With just 1 yard of fleece, a sewing machine, some yarn, and a crochet hook, you can make this quick and easy baby blanket!

Blanket Edging ~ free crochet tutorial by Jessie At Home

I wanted to be able to make as many safe birthing kits as possible for Craft Hope’s Project #11, and I wanted to include the optional bag, blanket and stuffed toy. As usual, money is tight. As usual, I’m not letting that stop me. So off I drove over snow and ice to the fabric warehouse. Boy was I happy that Thor (my trailblazer) is equipped with 4wd when I got to that parking lot. So on went the 4wd and bumpity~bump went Thor and I singing loudly along with the classic rock station.

After much searching through the store, I walked up to the cutting table with $2 a yard bag fabric I was happy with and some $4 a yard flannel I was just OK with. I told the lovely ladies behind the table what I was doing, and they had an even better idea. It seems I missed the table of fleece tucked away in the corner for only $3 a yard!! I took a look and found some adorable prints. There was even a lightweight, yet still sturdy, fleece; which is of course great for the warm climate of Haiti. I walked out of the store with enough fabric for 8 kits, and only spent $20!

I thought I would give you a bit of a tutorial on the blankets I am creating.

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Catching up ~ Zoo Day

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In mid-May Jenn had a wonderful idea to take the girls on a great little outing for one of our Wednesday Play/Craft Days.

Vada-putting-on-her-sandals

We got all dolled up and the girls put on their shoes. Look at those cute little pink toenails! One day they noticed mine and just begged for pretty pink toes, too. So now we have fun mommy and girls mani/pedi days about once a week. They love it. I love the hair drier with the cool setting I use to dry them so they don’t get nail polish on everything! (more…)

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My first amigurumi!!!

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Crochet-Bats

Aren’t they just the cutest little batties you have ever seen? I made them for the girls. They hold the bats by the wings, pull and giggle. Good thing I sewed the wings on tight! (more…)

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