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DIY Video & Step-by-Step: How to Make a Yarn Ornament

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I’m a little disturbed at how fast time is flying. It feels like only yesterday I was writing about how close we were to Thanksgiving, and suddenly I blink and it’s only two weeks until Christmas! Time is flying and I’ve got to get a move on with everything so I can properly immerse myself in the Christmas spirit. My to-do list looks something like: Buy a tree. Decorate said tree. Untangle Christmas lights. Bake Christmas cookies. Write Christmas cards…and on and on and on it goes! It feels like I haven’t gotten a thing done yet, and Christmas is...

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DIY Pom-Pom Decorations (Video & Step-by-Step!)

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I’m super excited to bring you our very first video tutorial! I get a little nervous in front of a camera, but it actually turned out to be great fun and I’m pretty pleased with the result. I can’t remember where I learned how to make these fluffy pom-poms but I’m almost positive it was an old episode of Martha Stewart. Of course, mine will never be as perfect and high-quality as hers, but they’re fun to make regardless and there’s lots of room for experimentation! I’ve made them for all sorts of decorations and occasions, but I think my...

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DIY Halloween: The Spookiest Cookies Ever

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Hello crocheters! This week I’m writing to you from Pennsylvania, where I’ve been spending time with my family at home. My mom is possibly an even bigger fan of Halloween than I am, and the house is absolutely brimming with every Halloween-themed décor item that you could think of. Throw pillows, real pumpkins, fake pumpkins, bats, ghosts and ghouls are covering every square inch of our house! It’s really gotten me more excited for the holiday. Her obsession doesn’t stop there, though: as soon as I got home, we got to work on our very favorite tradition: baking as many...

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DIY Idea: Customizing Your Yarn!

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In an effort to get more familiar with the crochet blogging community, I’ve been doing a lot of research and reading A LOT of blogs these past few weeks. I have found some amazingly creative people out there on the blogosphere, and some of my favorites have been doing some incredibly unique things with yarn. I love the DIY spirit of these yarn-customizing tutorials—by taking a plain and simple ball of yarn and transforming it into something special and fun, it adds a whole other level of creativity to your crochet projects. The best part about these projects? They’re super...

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