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Learn to do a braided Chinese bun

July 29, 2016By 0 Comments

Surprise, I dyed my hair green! okay only half of it but still, pretty cool, eh? I wanted to do something fun with my hair that would show it off other than just leave it down so I was looking around for neat hair styles. I found one called the Chinese braided bun. It is normally made with a chopstick or hair stick but I decided to use a double ended bamboo knitting needle because, well because that is so me.

Back view of green hair

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Shell Jars for the Bathroom

July 27, 2016By 0 Comments

Hey everyone!! Welcome to our final Christmas in July gift post! I hope you all have enjoyed our blog hop and have even linked up some posts of your own! The link up is open until the end of the month so add your Christmas posts for all to see!

Christmas in July 2016 Blog Hop
Please stop by and visit the lovely hosts of the Christmas in July Blog Hop! 

Bev @ Across The Blvd.  //  Monroe @ SewCraftyCrochet  //  Mary @ The Boondocks Blog  //  Keri @ One Mama’s Daily Drama  // Laurie @ My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies  //  Gail @ Purple Hues and Me  //  Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures //  Stella @ Purfylle  //  Sherry @ Olives-n-Okra


You know one of the great things about checking out blog posts you see linked up at parties is the inspiration you can receive. Every post I share I hope inspires someone and I love sharing the posts that inspired me to be crafty! Like this ONE from Gail at Purple Hues and Me. She shows off this lovely vase she decorated with sea shells and I just knew I needed to do something for Kristina’s coastal home like it!! This is a not-so-secret gift I made for Kristina. It has shells so it’s beachy and it has jars so it’s useful! This will be a cool craft you can have the kids do for teacher or grandparent or even friend gifts! 

 

jar and shells

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Making Tie Dye Soap!

July 20, 2016By 0 Comments

Hey all!! I am so excited to share another great gift for our Christmas in July series!! Remember, there are several of us bloggers sharing the joy of Christmas in July so check out the links at the bottom and join in the celebration! Christmas in July 2016 Blog Hop
Please stop by and visit the lovely hosts of the Christmas in July Blog Hop! 
Bev @ Across The Blvd.  //  Monroe @ SewCraftyCrochet  //  Mary @ The Boondocks Blog  //  Keri @ One Mama’s Daily Drama  // Laurie @ My Husband Has Too Many Hobbies  //  Gail @ Purple Hues and Me  //  Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures //  Stella @ Purfylle  //  Sherry @ Olives-n-Okra

 
 Today’s gift is two fold – it is a product review to know it’s a great gift as is OR you can make it and give as a gift. What is it? Tie Dye Soap!!

tie dye soap kit

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Quick and Easy Bandanna Purse

July 15, 2016By 0 Comments

Hey all! Join me in having some fun with bandanna’s today! This was such a quick craft and ended up so cute!! I had purchased a bunch of bandannas and some precut quilting squares out of bandanna looking material and cleaning out the stash I thought perfect time to use these! 

 

bandannas and handle 2crochethooks

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Dresser to Bench Upcycle DIY

July 1, 2016By 1 Comment

 Hi all! Kristina here. When we moved my new bedroom was slightly smaller than my old bedroom leaving me without enough room for my dresser. I’ve had my dresser for as long as I can remember, from youth, and mom had even repainted it for me after I got married. As such I wanted very much to keep it.Dresser refurb w 2 crochet hooks

I decided to spruce it up and turn it into a bench for our new front porch!

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Patriotic Gem Lantern

June 29, 2016By 1 Comment

Hey everyone! So the other day when the building across the street from us caught on fire, I realized I needed some decorations for the front porch. See that post HERE. I thought a little lantern for the table would be a nice touch. Presenting the Patriotic Gem Lantern! 
materials for patriotic gem lantern

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Patriotic Wind Chime or Wind Socks

June 22, 2016By 1 Comment

I don’t know if I mentioned that I work from home (which is AWESOME). Normally the neighborhood is pretty quiet but we are right next to a busy interstate, with a brick wall to block noise (ha right), so you can hear traffic noise if something happens out there (wrecks, etc. ). One time the wreck was so bad we had tv helicopters flying around!
Fire Trucks 1

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Scrappy Tie Mug Coasters

June 14, 2016By 1 Comment

Hey everyone! Millie here with another great take on one of the gifts shared at the Handmade Christmas Blog Hop! See the bottom of this post to catch all the great gift ideas. handmade Christmas blog hop 2crochethooks

T’onna, blogging over at USS Crafty, shared these beautiful burlap Christmas mug rugs she made- check them out HERE! I loved the mug rugs, was checking my burlap supply when a light bulb went off and I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to do to make my own rugs! A gift for my husband and use tie scraps!!

baby blanket from ties 2crochethooks

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