French Bread!!

Happy New Year!!  (Almost). 😉
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My daughter and I made the most DELICIOUS bread. today!! We used this recipe. 🙂

New pattern release/birthday sale!

For those of you who crochet, check out my newest pattern! Wavy Shoulder Wrap with BONUS instructions for a Swervy Scarf.  It will be on sale until midnight EST 12/16/13 for $1.30 in celebration of my daughter’s 13th birthday! No coupon code is necessary, the discount comes off during checkout.  
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Tonight’s science experiment..

Supposedly, a crayon will burn for 30 minutes. I read this on a picture I saw on Facebook in my newsfeed..
We decided that it was NEED TO KNOW INFO! Hahaha. So we lit a crayon on a block of wood.

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Then after 10 minutes it was nearly all gone..

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…but in the crayons defense, there is a slight draft in here.
At 15 minutes, it was all the way down to the block of wood. So I guess the moral of the story is this:
Always keep a lighter, a coloring book and crayons with you on a camping trip! 😉 Never know when you’ll need to color by candle er.. crayon-light.

Personalized Keys!

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Materials: 1 key and nail polish Step 1: Paint one side. Step 2: Let dry. Step 3: Paint other side. Step 4: Let dry. Repeat for desired coverage. Voila! Personalized key! 🙂

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Here is how it looks now that I added a coat of glitter polish! Yay! Lol…

Angle Birds, Oh Boy!!

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My nephew just turned 3, and he calls them Angle Birds.. excitedly I might add. 😉
I wanted to make a hat for him, so I will share how I made it, so that you can give it a whirl too! 🙂

I made a plain red hdc beanie in the desired size, added a pom to the top and made the face as follows.

Materials Needed: E hook, G hook, WW black, white and yellow yarn and a bit of thin black yarn or 2 tiny buttons

Eyes: Make 2; With G hook and white WW yarn ch 2. 8 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, join. Next round; *2 hdc in each st* around, join. (16) Edging; change to black yarn *1 sc in 1st st, 2 sc in 2nd st* repeat around. (24)

Beak: Using yellow WW yarn and G hook. ch 2, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, turn ch 1. 2 hdc in only st, turn ch 1, 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each of he next 3 sts, turn ch 1. hdc2tog, hdc in next st, hdc2tog, turn ch 1. hdc2tog, hdc in next st, turn, ch 1. hdc2tog. This should make an oblong diamond shape. Edging; Now switch to black and sc around edge, with 2 sc in each of the 4 points.

Eyebrow: Ch 22, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each of the
next 2 sts, hdc in each of the next 3, sc in each of the next
3, slip stitch in each of the next 2, sc in each of the next 3,
hdc in each of the next 3, dc in each of the next 3.

For the pupils of the eyes I used thin black yarn and a size e
hook. Make 2. (You could substitute small buttons instead) Ch 2, 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook and then join.
Sew all of the pieces onto the hat in the same way as the picture shows.

HaPpy Hooking!!
~Tara~

“A cap in a snap” pattern

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Materials: Lion Brand Hometown USA 1 skein N 10 mm hook Abbreviations: Hdc -half double crochet, st(s)-stitche(s), fpdc-front post double crochet, bpdc-back post double crochet
Gauge: Work as in rounds 1 and 2 = 3 1/4″ across.

Instructions: Round 1: Make a magic circle, ch 1 and hdc 8 times in circle. Pull to close and join with a slip stitch.(8) Round 2: Do not ch at beginning of rounds here and throughout. 2 hdc in each of the 8 sts. Join with slip stitch.(16) Round 3: Hdc in 1st stitch, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st,* repeat from * to * 6 more times, 2 hdc in last stitch. Join with slip stitch. (24) Round 4: Hdc in each of the1st 2 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in each of the next 2 sts,* repeat from *to* 6 more times, 2 hdc in last stitch. Join with slip stitch. (32) Round 5: Hdc in each of the 1st 3 sts, *2 hdc in next st, hdc in each of the next 2 sts. Join with slip stitch. (40) Round 6-9: Hdc in each stitch. Join with slip stitch. (40) Round 10-11: Fpdc in the 1st 2 sts, *Bpdc in each of the next 2 sts, Fpdc in each of the next 2 sts,* Repeat from * to * 8 more times, Bpdc in each of the next 2 sts. Join with slip stitch. (40) Round 12: Hdc in each stitch. Join with slip stitch. Fasten off. (40) Hat size: 7 1/2″ x 21″