FREE PATTERN Amigurumi: Happy Sunflower

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Updated: 6/14/17

I’ve had several of my followers express a bit of confusion with Rows 9 and 10 of the Happy Sunflower’s head piece. I went ahead and created a new YouTube video on my Ink & Stitches channel working through those two rows together to clarify the directions and make things easier. Hope this helps!

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Craft for Kids: Finger Painting

Photo Credit: J.H. Winter

When my son was only about a year old, we went to a birthday party where my friend had organized a craft for the kids. She’d provided small (8×10) canvases and Crayola washable paint, and had lined her entire living room floor with butcher paper. Her hope was that the kids would use their hands to make paintings and there would be minimal mess afterward.

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Dragon Craft Project : Fun with Kids

Photo Credit: J.H. Winter

When this book, Fun Things to Do with Paper Cups and Plates by Kara L. Laughlin, came through the library where I work, I had to take a minute to thumb through the pages. The cover was too cute to let it slip through my fingers without a glance!

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A to Z Challenge: P is for Popsicle Stick Picture Frame Craft

Photo Credit: J.H. Winter

I was asked by the library where I work, to come up with some craft projects for kids. These were to be done at a “Crafts” booth for a local event the city was putting on.

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A to Z Challenge: C is for Crochet

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Crocheting has changed so drastically from how it began, back as early as the 1700s (though it’s turned up more noticeably since the early 1800s). It started with uses more practical to the times: creating nets and traps for hunters and fisherman. Later on, it became used for more decorative purposes (See more on crochet history).

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A to Z Challenge: A is for Amigurumi

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Amigurumi is a Japanese word meaning crocheted or knitted, stuffed doll (Ami = crocheted/knitted; Nuigurumi = Stuffed Doll). Most of the pieces for these stuffed dolls, are worked by crocheting in the round.

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March Giveaway: Happy Sunflower!

Photo credit: Nina J. G. via Foter.com / CC BY-ND

I have been overwhelmed by the support I’ve been getting lately on my various social media sites! I am nearly to 400 followers now on Twitter, and I’ve reached 100 followers (well 99 but who’s counting?) on my Facebook Fan Page. With over 150 followers on Instagram, I couldn’t be happier!

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