Friday, August 27, 2010

Fun, Free Word Art!

Ok, so maybe you've already heard of it, or even used it. But it's new to me, and really fun! It's Wordle! You can type in the words you want to use, or your can put in the web address of any blog, blog feed, or any page that has a RSS (or Atom) feed. It will take the words and create a work of art for you. Something like this:

You can customize the style, colors, font and more.

Check it out! You'll be glad you did!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Free Crochet Pattern: Thing 1 and Thing 2 Hat

Dr. Seuss Thing 1 and Thing 2

I LOVE Dr. Seuss! And my favorite book of his has got to be that Famous classic, The Cat In The Hat. My favorite characters from the book? You guessed it! Thing One and Thing Two! They are so much fun.

Cat in the Hat Costume Hats

If you are looking for a fun halloween costume for twins, siblings, or even best friends, the clothes are the easy part. But where can you get a hat? Well, if you can crochet, you can make this hat. It does take a little bit of time and hand strength to work with the fun fur, but it will be worth it!

What you need (for a set of 2 hats):
I hook
1 skein of turquoise worsted weight acrylic yarn
6 skeins of turquoise fun fur (available here)

Stitches used:
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
sl st tog = slip stitch together
join = sl st to 1st dc worked in that row (ch 2 does not count as a dc in this pattern)
dc2tog = double crochet 2 stitches together

Now to get started!
Hold one strand of acrylic yarn and one strand of the fun fur and work together throughout the entire pattern. The acrylic yarn gives it the bulk, and the fun fur creates the hair.
This pattern is written to fit (approximately) ages 5 - preteen. Work fewer rows of increases and skip row 8 for a smaller hat, or just skip row 8 for an adult size hat. Hat can be made longer or shorter by adjusting the number of rows worked after row 8.

Ch 5. sl st tog
Row 1: ch 2, 12 dc in ring. Join. (12 dc)
Row 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st around. Join. (24 dc)
Row 3: ch 2, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join. (36 dc)
Row 4: ch 2, *dc in next 2 st, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join. (48 dc)
Row 5: ch 2, *dc in next 3 st, 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join (60 dc)
Row 6-7: ch 2, dc in each st around. Join. (60 dc)
Row 8: ch 2, * dc in next 3 st, dc2tog. Repeat from * around. Join. (48 dc)
Row: 9-10: ch 2, dc in each st around. Join. (48 dc)
Row 11: ch 2, dc in each st around. Join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Congratulations! You are done!

Halloween Costume Thing 1 hat

Friday, August 13, 2010

Sock Monkey Love!

I think I am in love....
with Sock Monkeys, of course! And I have found a fabulous shop that sells amazing, handmade sock monkey party accessories!
Oh My Gluestick (also owner of Sock Monkey Studio where you can get your party invitations) has...
Party Hats

sock monkey party hat

sock monkey magnets

Cake and Cupcake Toppers

sock monkey baby cupcake toppers
twin sock monkey cake topper

and more.

And, after the party, you can thank your guests in style with these adorable

Thank You Cards!

sock monkey thank you cards

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Who Loves a Giveaway?!

Well, I know I sure do!
You can enter to win a Silhouette machine from!
With the Silhouette, you can make custom rhinestone transfers, heat transfers, vinyl wording for your wall, and much more.
Just hop on over and check it out.

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