Thursday, May 4, 2017

Dinosaur Treasure Hunt for a Rainy Day Inside

Stuck inside with kids? Are they bored, and constantly begging for you to turn on the TV? This game is perfect for them! The instructions are easy to follow, and the game is great for kids of all ages. There are 12 clues, and each one has interesting dinosaur facts.

Click HERE to download the game!
https://www.etsy.com/listing/256292792/dinosaur-hunt-kids-scavenger-hunt-dino?ref=shop_home_active_29




Just download the game, read the instructions and print the game. Then hide the clues (the instructions tell you where to do so), and let the kids have some fun! The game can be played over and over, too!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Perfect Cure For Road Trip Boredom!

School's almost out, which means VACATION! Hooray! Trips to Grandma's, or Disneyland, or who knows where, it'll be a blast! But wait... that means possibly long hours stuck in a car, train or airplane. How long until the kids start bickering, whining or saying the dreaded words: "I'm bored!"?

Most parents I know get a panicked look when I ask them how long their trip will be. How will the kids stay entertained? No one wants their kid glued to a screen the whole time. 

So I created this awesome activity book! It's full of games, puzzles, riddles and more; all geared to grade school aged kids, around 6-10. Also, there is an answer key for the parents, in case the kids get stumped on one of the puzzles. 

Go to my ETSY SHOP to purchase!

This is an INSTANT download, so just purchase the item, download the files and print them. No waiting for a package, and you can print the file multiple times. So if you've got more than one child, you only need to buy one file! Just hand the book to your child with a pen or pencil.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Educational Geography Game! A Scavenger Hunt for All Ages


Looking for a fun game to entertain a group of rambunctious kids? Just print up this game, hide the cards where instructed, and watch them run around trying to find their clues. They'll have a blast while learning about geography!

It's pretty simple. Download the files, read the instructions (there's less than 2 pages), cut the cards out, hide them, and begin your game! For more info, go HERE.

Geography Scavenger Hunt

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Rainbow Resistor Scarf

Well, in the month of February I was able to donate $98 to the ACLU, and I am beyond proud. I'm so glad I was able to help out the resistance, even if it's just a tiny bit.

So I will keep up the resistance by creating more items and patterns! Don't forget to check my Etsy shop (click the SHOP button up above this), and get a hat, gloves, and now scarves that resist Trump. Here's my newest edition: The Rainbow Resistor Scarf! Here's the links to buy the finished product, or patterns!

Buy the finished product HERE

Find the crochet pattern on ETSYRAVELRY or CRAFTSY

 This was made with Lion Brand's Landscapes yarn in the colorway Boardwalk.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Basket Weave Pink Pussyhat

I've had fun creating a few different patterns with the PussyHat Project hats. So here's a cute basket weave stitch that's super simple.

Materials:

Worsted weight yarn (shown here in Red Heart Super Saver's Pretty 'n' Pink)
Size J crochet hook
Scissors and tapestry needle

Stitches used:

Ch: chain
Sl st: slip stitch
Dc: double crochet
Fpdc: front post double crochet
Bpdc: back post double crochet
Fpdc2tog: front post double crochet two stitches together

Notes:

Rounds are not done continuously.
The chains do NOT count as a stitch. When doing your first fpdc or bpdc, do it around both the post AND the chains.
This hat is one size fits most.

Directions:

1. Ch 70 sts. Sl st into the very first stitch, and be careful not to twist your chain around.
2. Ch 2, dc around (70 sts)
3. - 6. Ch 2, (fpdc 5x, bpdc 5x) 7x (70 sts)
7. - 10. Ch 2, (bpdc 5x, fpdc 5x) 7x (70 sts)
11. - 14. Ch 2, (fpdc 5x, bpdc 5x) 7x (70 sts)
15. - 18. Ch 2, (bpdc 5x, fpdc 5x) 7x (70 sts)
19. Ch 2, (fpdc 2x, bpdc 2x) 8x, fpdc2tog, fpdc, bpdc 2x, (fpdc 2x, bpdc 2x) 7x, fpdc2tog, fpdc, bpdc 2x (68 sts)
20. - 23. Ch 2, (fpdc 2x, bpdc 2x) 17x (68 sts)
Fasten off, and weave in the end.

Cut off a long strand of your yarn. Cut a long strand of yarn. Lay your hat flat, and sew your beginning chains together, with just a basic running stitch. With another strand of yarn, sew a basic running stitch diagonally across to create the ears. I did mine starting 10 stitches in, down to the corner in row 10. Or simply, two basket weave squares in, and two basket weave squares down.

Weave in all your ends.

And keep RESISTING!
Like this hat? Make some gloves to match. My pattern is HERE.
Don't forget to donate to the ACLU

Monday, February 6, 2017

RESIST Fingerless Gloves

Well, what do you make once you've created a ton of pink hats? How about gloves to go with them!

Regardless of where you buy my pattern, I will donate $1 to the ACLU.

This pattern is pretty simple, and done in the same style as my Solar System Slipper Socks
Find my pattern
On Etsy HERE
On Ravelry HERE
On Craftsy HERE

Monday, January 30, 2017

Throwing my pink hat in the ring

The past week and a half has been rough. Heartbreaking. Exhausting. I'll admit, I shed a few tears, thinking about what has happened to this country. I try to keep this blog to only cute kid stories, and information on crochet patterns and classes, but it's too much now.

But what can I do? I've written my senator. I've marched. I've looked into local groups for help. I've sadly gotten into an argument on Facebook (seriously, it helps no one. We all need to stop, and instead argue face-to-face). I'd love to donate a boatload of money to help out the causes I hold dear, but I'm a nanny and I run an Etsy shop. I'm not exactly swimming in cash.

So what can I do? How can I help? Well, I started off talking to my charge about how we will all fight to make sure the bully won't win. And now, I'm making hats. Yeah, they aren't going to solve anything, but I can take $15 worth of yarn, and make about 10 hats. For each one, I'll donate $10 of the proceeds.