Donna’s Dozen Fun Summer Crafts

Yes moms and dads it is that time of year again. The time of year that you hope it doesn’t rain for three days straight or that it is not 100 degrees outside. You may have a fun trip planned or a week of camp, but what will you do to make your little angles happy when they are “bored” and “they have nothing to do”. You guessed it, I’ve been there too so I have come up with a dozen Fun Summer Crafts to keep them busy. This is so much more fun than playing a video game all day. I hope you and your little ones enjoy these crafts.
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May Featured Throw of the Month

Welcome to the May Featured Throw of the Month! This month we have the Flower Garden Throw made in With Love yarn. Each month we will have a new themed throw as a featured free pattern. Each throw will have a tip or two in the blog, as well as a giveaway to win the yarn to make the throw. Keep reading for the tip and to access the giveaway! Use the hashtag #throwmonth to talk about the series.

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Learn a Stitch, Make a Drop Stitch Knit Cowl

Welcome to the fifth entry in our ongoing series Learn a Stitch, Make a Cowl! Each month in 2015 we will teach you a new crochet or knit stitch. You can then use the stitch when you make the featured cowl. This month our stitch is drop stitch knitting, and the cowl is the Drop Stitch Cowl in With Love. Keep reading to learn the stitch and enter to win! Use the hashtag #learnstitches to talk about the series.

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Donna’s Dozen Doilies

For years doilies have been thought of as old-fashioned. Well, I am here to show you some modern, beautiful, “not your granny’s” doilies. We have doilies used as motifs, repurposed, jewelry, holiday decor and even a baby blanket. I personally think that doilies are more of a work of art than they are old fashioned. One thing that has helped are the colors that you can buy thread in now-a-days where in years past you were limited to natural colors. There are multis and prints in different thread sizes to allow you to create and display your work of art.

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Baseball season is starting! Will you attend a Stitch and Pitch?

Baseball, the great sport that is as American as apple pie, is starting its season! With the start of the season comes the start of Stitch and Pitch events.

Stitch and Pitch? What’s that?

Stitch and Pitch are events combining baseball and needlearts! Organized by The National NeedleArts Association, groups all over the country get together to stitch at baseball games. The events are open to anyone, whether they knit, crochet, needlepoint, cross-stitch, embroider, spin, or weave.

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