State Postcard – Make a post card using a Cricut

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Make a post card using a Cricut

That’s exactly what I did for a dear friend of mine who put out a request on Facebook  – her child’s 4th grade class was trying to get post cards from all 50 states but they were missing a few. One of the missing states was NJ, where I happen to live. Of course I told her I would be happy to help out. I thought about it and decided I could to make a post card using a Cricut myself.

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Stitchopedia – Crochet Horseshoe Cable

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Today’s Stitchopedia will be how to make a crochet horseshoe cable. This post contains a chart and video. The horseshoe cable is an is an intriguing cable that is basically two opposite cables pushed next to each other. The horseshoe cable was actually the first knit cable I learned, I really liked it and found it easy to incorporate into my projects. That is the inspiration for this, how to make a crochet horseshoe cable post. Of course I still love making it in knit, but today it’s crochet! If you need a refresher on crochet cables, you can find that HERE, and if you need some help with post stitches, you can find that HERE. Have fun!

Stitchopedia Horseshoe Cable from Jessie At Home
Learn to make a crocheted horseshoe cable.
This video will show you how:

Written instructions:
Abbreviations:
bpdc – back post double crochet
ch(s) – chain(s)
dc – double crochet
fpdc – front post double crochet
fptr – front post treble crochet
hdc – half double crochet
st(s) – stitch(es)

Pattern:
Row 1: Ch 22, dc in 4th ch from hook (3 skipped chs count as dc) and each remaining ch. – {20 dc}
Rows 2-6 even: Turn, ch 2 (counts as first hdc here and throughout), fpdc around next 3 sts, bpdc around next 12 sts, fpdc around next 3 sts, hdc in last st.
Row 3: Turn, ch 2, bpdc around next 3 sts, skip 3 sts, fptr around next 3 sts, fptr around 3 skipped sts working behind previous 3 sts, skip 3 sts, fptr around next 3 sts, fptr around 3 skipped sts working in front of previous 3 sts, bpdc around next 3 sts, hdc in last st.
Row 5: Turn, ch 2, bpdc around next 3 sts, fpdc around next 12 sts, bpdc around next 3 sts, hdc in last st.
Repeat rows 3-6 for pattern.

And here is a chart as well:
Horse Shoe ChartHorse Shoe Key

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In the MKNG – a creative festival coming this fall

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This fall there will be a spectacular creative festival in Bethel Woods, NY. In the MKNG a creative festival coming this fall celebrates creativity, imagination, and inspiration at the same site of the historic Woodstock celebration  this Sept 29 & 30. You can find out more about this creative festival on the In The MKNG website, HERE.

In the MKNG a creative festival Fall 2018

In the MKNG a creative festival, will include interactive experiences, a creator stage, a local and artisan pavilion, a kids pavilion, charity involvement, pet crafting and adoption, a music stage, and food and drinks. You certainly will not get bored! This outdoor creative festival is expected to include 150 vendors and 10,000 attendees who love to DIY, create, and craft. Tickets go on sale June 1.

In the MKNG a creative festival Banner

Some of the vendors expected include Bob Ross, Deco Art, 49 and Market, Desing Masters, Happy Craters, Paper House, Craft Explorer LLC, East Coast Alchemy Etsy Shop, East Cake Creative & PRYM Consumer USA. Plus many more. I personally can’t wait to see who all is there.

I will be there for the whole festival, and I hope to see you there as well. If you are there and you see me, be sure to stop me and say “Hi”, I always love meeting you all!

You can follow In The MKNG on Twitter HERE,
on Facebook HERE,
and on their site HERE.

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SKYP Stitch Square

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The SKYP Stitch or Slip Knit Yarn over Pass Stitch is a rib stitch with a diagonal wrap around the ribs. The SKYP Stitch Square is part of the Harmony Blanket Blog Hop KAL, and you can find more details HERE. Use this square to create a blanket, or use the stitch pattern to create just about anything you want.

SKYP Stitch Square - free knit pattern by Jessie At Home

The yarn used in this pattern was provided by Lion Brand.

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Crochet for grad

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“Mrs. Robinson are you trying to seduce me?” Oops, wrong graduate! However, be warned, these free crochet patterns to make graduation gifts for your graduate might just seduce you into making all 7! So let’s celebrate your graduate’s outstanding achievement with one of your own and get crocheting. Hmmm maybe Mrs. “R” should have been taking up crochet and not poor Ben!

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Canvas Art – fun with the kids!

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Quality and creativity go hand in hand with Canvas Art kits from Royal & Langnickel. These art kits come with a printed canvas and markers or paint. I got 2 of each for the girls to try out, though they would be suitable for adults as well (I was a little jealous that I didn’t have any to paint myself!)

Canvas Art kits review from Jessie At Home

The products reviewed in this post were provided by Royal & Langnickel

Canvas Art kits

We started out with the marker kits. Vada chose the one with a bunch of dogs, and Kyla chose the one with a big cat. The girls colored them over the course of a week, just doing a little at a time before school and after dinner. It was a great way for them to just relax an enjoy themselves.

Canvas Art kits Vada coloring

I LOVE that these are not color by number, they just give you an assortment of good markers and let you choose how you want to color the pictures. You can get as creative as you want with it.

Canvas Art kits Kyla Coloring

There were no bleeding issues with the markers, everything about the kits were high quality. The colors of the markers were nice and vibrant, and they don’t seem like they will fade. The canvases are stretched well and are square, no wonky corners.

Canvas Art kits colored dogs

Vada had a fun time coming up with designs to put in the dogs. Some of them got colored in solid, but a lot of them got cool little patterns. I just love her creativity. Kyla spent a good deal of time planning out colors. She really thought hard about how she wanted her cat to look. I think she did a fabulous job.

Canvas Art kits colored cat

Next we did the painting kits. We waited for a day off school so we could get them done in one day. We covered the dining room table with some brown paper bags and the girls got to painting. I was impressed by how long they would sit and paint before taking breaks. They were really into it.

Canvas Art kits Vada Painting

The paint and brush provided with the kit are high quality. The paint is in tubes, and there is a palate provided to squeeze the paint into. Both the girls used some colors straight from the tubes and also mixed some colors of there own.

Canvas Art kits Kyla painting

Again, I like that the girls got to choose how to paint the pictures, it’s good for them to use there own imaginations. They both really enjoyed painting, and I loved how focused and calm they were. It was a great activity for a cold day when you just want to stay inside and be warm.

Canvas Art kits painted moon

What did the girls think of the Canvas Art kits from Royal & Langnickel.

Vada:
I really liked how we could mix the paint colors. I liked that you could be creative with the colors. It was fun even though it was hard to paint.

Canvas Art kits painted unicorn

Kyla:
I liked it since you could be very creative. There were lots of different spots so you had lots of color combinations. I liked that you could mix the colors in the painting.

These awesome Canvas Art kits from Royal & Langnickel retail for just $8.99 and can be found along with other Royal & Langnickel products at AC Moore, Hobby Lobby, JoAnn’s, Micheal’s, Walmart and other local arts and crafts stores.

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