Crocheted Winter Blanket Tutorial

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Hi there readers! It’s Ali, back from Dream Crafter. I am so excited to share this craft with you today because its something that has taken me a long time to complete. I love a good project that I can just sit down and do at night. Doing crafts like crocheting or sewing or cross stitch are some of faves because they help me unwind from my day. I started this blanket about 4 months ago (although it didn’t really take me that long to finish. I’m just a procrastinator,) and I love how it turned out. I am a huge fan of grey. You can never go wrong with a good neutral. Especially on something that is so big. Here is what you will need to make it: 1. A million skeins of Lion Brand “Dallas Grey” yarn. Seriously…I think this took me like 15-17 skeins. Of course this depends on the size of blanket you want. I made [Read More…]

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St. Nick’s Nibblers – The Easiest Chocolate Covered Pretzels!

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Hi Crafting Chicks readers!  It’s Keri from Shaken Together and I am so excited to be back with you sharing a fun no-bake sweet treat!  I love to make seasonal treats – you may remember my Red, White & Blue Summer Snack Mix from this Summer.  And this Mayflower Munch Mix is always a huge hit at Thanksgiving!  Since Christmas is right around the corner, I thought a little red and green was in order!  Take a peek at the easiest chocolate covered pretzels EVER {and they make a super cute holiday gift} … St. Nick’s Nibblers!! I have made tons of chocolate covered pretzels before – these pumpkin pie spice pretzels just last month, in fact.  And while dipping pretzels in melted almond bark or white chocolate is not terribly difficult, I always spend a ton of time fishing pretzels out, waiting for the excess chocolate to drip off, getting a smooth pretty surface while wielding two forks or skewers … needless to say, the whole process [Read More…]

7 Swans a Swimming Mason Jar Gift:: Bloggers Best 12 Days of Christmas

Celebrate one of the 12 days of Christmas with an easy whimsical 7 Swans a Swimming Mason Jar Gift!

Hi Crafting Chicks readers!  It’s Keri from Shaken Together and I am so glad to be participating in the Bloggers Best Christmas Series: 12 Days of Christmas!!  Gift giving is one of my favorite things! There is nothing better than having a little gift giving arsenal of quick gifts for friends, co-workers, neighbors and teachers!  My aunt is the queen of great little giftables stashed away in her closet … she picks up fun things all year long and always has something on hand if she needs a gift.  I am not quite that organized, but I do have a super cute {and quick!} mason jar gift idea to share with you! 7 Swans a Swimming Mason Jar Gift You will not believe how easy this is to make!  There are literally only a handful of basic craft supplies needed: Mason Jar (or recycle a spaghetti jar) White acrylic paint + foam brush White feather trim Hot Glue Gun + glue [Read More…]

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A Year of Printables

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We’ve gathered all of our printables from the last year — from Valentine’s Day to the 4th of July to New Year’s Eve and everything in between and put them all right here in one post. Consider it your one stop shop for the coming year. So, stock up on printer ink and pin away, we’re sure we’ve got something you’re going to want in 2014!! Bubble Valentine  /  Fish Valentine  /  Maze Valentine Sharp Valentine  /  Valentine BINGO  / Ring On It Love Always Wins Banner  /  Frog Valentine  /  Strength of My Love Posters I Am a Child of God  /  Pollinate the World  /  2013 Primary Posters Lucky  /  Shamrock Soda Labels  /  Springtime Fun Tooth Fairy Stationery  /  Tooth Pillow Pattern  /  Toddler Incentive Charts Peep Tags  /  Mother’s Day 2013 Flower Card  /  Pony Up Cards for Hair Elastics Make Your Own Italian Cream Sodas  /  Cinco De Mayo Place Settings  /  National Rootbeer Float [Read More…]

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Candy Cane Chase

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This past weekend I put together an Amazing Race style Christmas party for my husband’s side of the family. We’ve done Meck Mom’s Halloween Party for the last 6 years and I knew it would be so much fun to do with a Christmas twist! We did it in in downtown Salt Lake City and I kept all locations within the Trax Free Fare Zone, which allowed for us to have teams greater than 6 people and not have to worry about car seats and parking. Plus it was a fairly central location for us. We sent out this letter ahead of time, with teams assigned and the rules to give everyone a better idea of what they were getting into! I really thought it would have been fun to include a Front Runner train ticket for everyone to ride into the city on, but well, schedules and my budget wouldn’t allow it. It would have added another element of [Read More…]

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Merry Christmas 2013

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We would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas!  We are so grateful for the love and support we get from our family, friends, and all of our readers!  We are blessed beyond measure and hope you feel the love and warmth of this wonderful day!   But first and forever there was just a little family, without toys or trees or tinsel. With a baby—that’s how Christmas began.” —Jeffrey R Holland Pin It

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Christmas Class Party Ideas

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I have a printable post all scheduled and ready for today, but our download manager is not working right. Maybe you’ve noticed? We’re working on it and hope all of our downloads will be working ASAP. But since that wasn’t going to work for this morning, and I realized we only have 5 days until class parties, I thought I’d share some ideas for class activities, just in case. Okay…..I might be the only one…but, just in case there are other’s of you out there that have fallen behind on your carefully planned December to-do list, this is for you! Class party ideas that you can quickly throw together! Mitten Mayhem Crayon Ornaments Don’t Eat Pete Build a Snowman Snowball Toss Pin the Heart on the Grinch Minute to Win It Holiday Style Santa Says, Snowman Freezes, etc. Holiday Hedbanz Memory and Tic Tac Toe Christmas Mad Libs Christmas Charades Pin It

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Dutch Babies from Jen at Tatertots & Jell-O {Bloggers Best Christmas Series}

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AND…..Drum Roll Please……the famous and amazing Jen from Tatertots & Jello!  There isn’t any nicer than Jen.  Every since the first time I met her, i’ve been impressed with how kind, generous, and TALENTED she is.  She is so sweet and ALWAYS up on the trends in the DIY and crafting world.  WELCOME JEN!!! ————————————————————————— Hi Crafting Chick readers!! I’m Jen from Tatertots & Jello. I am so excited to be here sharing one of our favorite Christmas morning Traditions — Dutch Babies, and a free printable too!   We love celebrating our heritage through food. We make Finnan Haddie from my Danish ancestors and we also make Dutch Babies from my husband’s side of the family. If you aren’t familiar with Dutch Babies, they are also called German Pancakes and are a mix between crepes and pancakes — light and fluffy and delicious. We love to serve them with wedges of lemon, fresh berries, warm syrup and powdered sugar. (My [Read More…]

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Christmas Tree Tradition {Christmas Tradition Series}

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I’m so delighted to be visiting The Chicks space today, I think they are all fabulous ladies, whom I’m blessed to know. I’m Kristen Duke, and I like to Capture Joy in all aspects of life, over on my site. It started with photography, and now I love to share so much more! Not only do I share photo tips such as what camera to buy, I also share home DIY projects such as the treehouse we just built, recipes my kids gobble down like Chicken Curry Broccoli, as well as parties like my daughters’ Pretty Purple Party. If you need some light reading over the holidays, look for my love story written chapter by chapter (it’s a doozy!) I’m also the author of Say NO to Auto, a beginner photography book and video workshop. I am a sucker for a any kind of tradition all year long. I am a big believer that traditions of any kind whether it [Read More…]

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Christmas Cinnamon Rolls {Christmas Traditions Series}

Hi there!  I am so happy to be here with you and the sweet ladies of The Crafting Chicks today!     I’m Laura from Inspiration for Moms and I’m excited to share with you two of my families favorite Christmas traditions! First, no Christmas would ever be complete without watching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. This movie cracks me up every time I watch, year after year. One of my favorite quotes from that movie is: Bethany: Is your house on fire, Clark? Clark: No, Aunt Bethany, those are the Christmas lights. The second Christmas must have is my sweet, warm Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls.   These delicious rolls are a perfect breakfast to enjoy while opening presents.  Honestly, they couldn’t be easier to make— the bread machine does all the work! So today, I’m going to share with you the recipe. Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls For Dough: 1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F) 2 eggs, room temperature 1/3 cup butter, melted 4 [Read More…]

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