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{DIY} Welcome Becky With The Crafting Chicks!

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The Crafting Chicks

Hello! I’m Becky, one of the 6 “Chicks” who writes on The Crafting Chicks. I am so excited to share some of our crafts with you on this fabulous site. We get inspired whenever we read fun blogs like Dandy Giveaways! It is filled with so many great treats! We at the Crafting Chicks love to inspire you as well!

The Crafting Chicks began with friends sharing crafty ideas and along the way, we are excited to say, we have gained a whole community of friends that also share our passion for Motherhood and all things Crafting!
Between the 6 of us, we have 21.5 kids and just like many of you are very busy! We often get asked, “How do you do it?” We all have this in common, we would go crazy if we couldn’t craft or get creative. It truly is our therapy. So here are some of our favorite “Craft Therapy” projects we’d like to share with you:

silhouettes

Create Your Own Silhouette Tutorial

by Nikkala

corsage shirt

Corsage Flower T-shirts

by Becky

play kitchen

Q’s Play Kitchen (scroll down the post for the details)

by Kirsten

quiet book1

quiet book 2

Quiet Books (One and Two)

by Jamie

canvas-wall-hanging-displayed

Photo + Canvas Wall Art

by Jen

personalized-job-charts

Personalized Job Charts (free template)

by Brooke

Thanks so much ladies for letting us guest post. Happy Crafting and stop by to visit us at www.thecraftingchicks.com!

{DIY} I’ll get you my pumpkin…

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I hope you all had a fabulous Halloween weekend!  It’s one of my favorite holidays, because I’m a fan of all the fall colors, etc.  In fact a couple of weeks ago I was here.  Love that city and all the cute shops on Historic Main Street!  Many of the shops were decorated all fall like, smelled awesome, and of course were selling so many simply dandy holiday decorations!  Also, can I just tell you that I saw the cutest knitted pumpkin?  Yep it was perfect and I had to have it.  Only… It was $40!!!  So I didn’t get it.  My thoughts on this decision were… I can knit, so I can just make it myself.  Now that’s quite the undertaking since I had absolutely no idea how it was supposed to be made, but I think trying is better than spending $40.  How did I create my pumpkin?  Well, I for starters I used some yarn I had in my stash.  I decided that to make the pumpkin I would first need to use some circular needles:

 

Knit a tube:

 

 Turned the tube inside out and tied off one end with a piece of yarn:

 

 

 Turned back to the right side and stuffed him:

 

And then sealed off the top with a needle and yarn:

 

 

Next I used some matching embroidery thread…

 

 To make the lines of my pumpkin:                 

 

 I didn’t have a needle long enough (who does?) to go thrown the entire middle of the pumpkin from top to bottom.  So I just went through the top knot and brought the thread around to the bottom, then went through a small section of the bottom, back up around to the top, and so forth.  That way I didn’t have to tie off any of the thread until the end.

I also decided to use some felt to accent the little guy:

2 little squares of felt were perfect to cover the top knot and create the stem of the pumpkin.

The finished product?  Here you go!

Hmmm this picture makes me think that my staircase is in need of a little help.  Could be my next project around here!  Stay tuned…

All in all I’m happy with how my way under $5 pumpkin turned out.  It sure beats spending $40!

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