Fourth of July Decor

If you’ve been a reader for a while you know by know how much I love to shop at Pick Your Plum, and no they don’t pay me to say that. I just love getting craft stuff from them. Its not always the easiest thing for me to leave the house and go craft shopping with twin 3 year olds (OMG they are almost 3!!)

Fourth of July Decor

A couple weeks ago I ordered some washi tape (always adding to my growing collection) and some patriotic decor. First up was this super cute FREEDOM wood cut out. I wasn’t sure exactly what I was going to do.. I just knew it was going to be red, white and blue.

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DIY Knitted Toddler Headband/Earwarmer

I just love the winter time, I always find myself knitting with most of my free time and now I have a super girly toddler to make things for. Getting her to keep her accessories on is a little bit of a challenge (especially with headbands) but she looks just so darn cute!

DIY Toddler Headband | Laureescraftycreations.com

I’ve made her three different ones, today I’m sharing the “Seed” Stitch one.

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DIY Burp Cloths

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Our group of friends have caught baby fever and I’ve been making all kinds of goodies for little babies all summer.

And these adorable burp cloths are a hit!

DIY BurpCloths | www.laureescraftycreations.com

I learned with my twins that the only burp cloths that work are cloth diapers, everything else was too thin and left my shoulders covered in spit up [times two!!].

These are simple to make; just add fabric in your favorite patterns to the middle…

Here’s how I did it:

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DIY Knitted Flower & Bow Accessories

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DIY Knitted Flowers & Bows Patterns | www.laureescraftycreations.com

Last week I shared with you the Scarf I made for my two year old, since then I’ve been making different colored bows and flowers to accessorize her scarf.

I mean doesn’t every little girl need matching accessories?

Both are quick patterns to make.

First you’ll need to make this scarf.

Bow

Use same yarn weight as your scarf & same size needles.

Cast on 12 stitches

Bow Base
Rows 1-25: K2, P1

Bow Middle

Cast on 5 stitches

Row 1: K5
Row 2: P5
Row 3: K2, Bind off 1, K2
Row 4: P2, Cast on 1, P2

Rows 5-15: Work in stockinette stitch

Bind off.

Attach middle piece to center of the bow base and sew together. Make sure the small hole is in the back of the bow so you can attach it to the scarf.

Flower

Use same yarn weight as your scarf & same size needles.

Cast on 6 stitches

Row 1: Knit
Row 2: K6, Cast on 6
Row 3: Knit across 6 new stitches, turn
Row 4: K6, Cast on 6
Rows 5-10: Rep [Rows 3 & 4] 3x- 30 total stitches
Row 11: K1, [K2tog] 14x, K1 across
Row 12: [K2tog] across

With tail end thread into a yarn needle and draw through all stitches on needle and pull tight. Sew first and last flower pedals together.

Attach flower to button on scarf. Enjoy!

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DIY Knitted Toddler Scarf

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Its that time of year; pumpkin flavored everything is out and the weather is starting to get that amazing crisp chill to it.
Well, ok maybe not a chill… I do live in southern CA but it is starting to cool off.
I’m in my winter time knitting mode and I’m having so much fun with it!

My little girl loves being a princess and playing dress up, so I’ve made her this cute scarf that we can accessorize to match her outfit. I just love having a little girl.
DIY Toddler Scarf | Easy Pattern | laureescraftycreations.com
Here’s how to make it.

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DIY Knitted Baby Blanket

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Knitted Baby Blanket with pattern | www.laureescraftycreations.com

As you’ve seen from my many posts about the Little Blue Baby Shower; my dear friend is having a baby boy in August. I’m so excited for them! My little ones received many loving gifts at their baby shower and to this day they still sleep with baby blankets their great Aunt made for them. I knew right away I wanted to make a baby blanket for the new little one.

The mom-to-be told me about their plans for a soccer themed nursery and I set out to find the perfect pattern. I came across this pattern from Red Heart for a Honeycomb Throw. It was perfect, I had to change the colors but the pattern itself was spot on. Doesn’t it look like a soccer net blanket?
I followed the pattern but only used two colors.

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Little Blue Candy Chips

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Good Morning and Happy Monday! Today I’m sharing with you how to make Little Blue Candy Chips with Wilton’s Candy Melts. I’ve been planing a baby shower for my friend and I wanted to match most of the colors to the Tiffany Blue. With some of the decoration its almost impossible but with the candy melts I knew I could achieve the right color.
How to make Tiffany Blue Candy Chips | Wilton Melts | laureescraftycreations.com
Here’s the formula I came up with:

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