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Week 2 – Crafty Time with Jessie At Home

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I’ve had a cold all week. You can watch it progress through the videos. It’s almost all gone now. I’m sure I’ll be fine by Monday. The girls and I made some really pretty and super neat stained glass look eggs to stick in the window. You can find general info, links to all the weeks as we progress, and the current week’s videos HERE.

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Videos for Quarantine

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While we are all socially isolating, I will be posing live videos on my Facebook page every weekday at 11 am Eastern (10 Central, 9 Mountain, 8 Pacific). You can give me suggestions on what you would like to learn in the comments of the videos, in my Facebook group, or as a reply to this post. This is for any craft, it does not have to be yarnie. If I can do it or figure it out, I will share it.

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Origami Photo Frame – Make this any size you want!

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The Origami Photo Frame is a great way to show off a favorite photo, drawing, or business card. There are so many items that would benefit from one of these lovely frames. You will find the written and pictorial pattern for the Origami Photo Frame below. There are also instructions at the end of the pattern on how to make the frame any size.

Origami has been one of my hobbies since I was 8 years old. My grandmother introduced me to origami and it remains something that keeps her close to my heart. I’m pleased to be able to share this ancient art form with you! You can find more Origami Pattern Tutorials here: https://www.jessieathome.com/origami-patterns/

Origami Photo Frame - origami tutorial by Jessie At Home
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Arctic Friends – December Orange Art Box Projects with Kyla and Vada

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Arctic Friends are perfect for this time of year, and with the December Orange Art Box you can learn to draw and sculpt them! Vada and Kyla had a great time creating friends on bookmarks, postcards, and cards. Then made critters and more with clay, and they learned some skills they want to teach you.

Also, be sure to check out THIS post for Orange Friday deals and a giveaway that ends on December 8th, 2019.

Arctitc Friends Orange Art Box Projects from Jessie At Home
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Bug Art For Kids – Buzzin’ Bugs – July Orange Art Box Projects

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Bug art for kids? Sounds like some awesome summer fun to me! The July Orange Art Box is full of buzzin’ bugs and will bring out the creative little entomologist inside your kiddos. Kyla and Vada had a blast making all sorts of insect art, and they even ended up with a bug jar and bug book to keep the fun going all summer long.

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Marvelous Mosaics – April Orange Art Box Projects

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This week we dove into our April Orange Art Box and the girls made some fun and useful creations! We are also giving away a May Orange Art Box at the end of this post, so make sure to stick around. Now let me show you all the fun from April.

Marvelous Mosaics - Orange Art Box review from Jessie At Home
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Skittles Paintings with Kyla and Vada – Fun craft for the days off school!

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After seeing some Skittles paintings on the internet, Vada wanted to give it a go in a more creative way then just painting with the Skittles colored water. All the tutorials we found had the Skittles in a bowl of water, and then you used the colored water as paint, but we wanted to try actually using the Skittles on the paper.

Painting with Skittles craft tutorial by Jessie At Home
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Learn something new in the new year with Annie’s video crochet classes!

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The new year is a great time to learn new crochet skills. Not only is the weather cool which makes sitting under a pile of yarn nice and cozy, but we often think about improving ourselves as the new year begins. I’ve perused some of the crochet skill classes offered by Annie’s and picked out 8 that look awesome. Stick around until the end of this post and you can enter to win your choice of one of these classes!

Learn something new in the new year by Jessie At Home

Here are the links to the classes and a little info about each one.

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Unicorn Tails!! aka – sparkly tassels tutorial & Giveaway!

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Unicorn Tails - Video Tutorial by Jessie At HomeHello my blogland friends, I have something super fun for you today: Unicorn Tails!! These fun tassels are made with Red Heart Sparkle Soft yarn and the round tops of Unicorn Fibre products. They are so cute!

Unicorn Tails - free craft tutorial by Jessie At Home

These large tassels can be used in many ways. They are weather-proof, so you can decorate outdoors with them. You can also use them on your holiday tree. They would also make nice accessories for draperies. There are so many options! Would you like to learn how to make them? Well, I’ve made a video tutorial for you, here it is!

Yes, you did see “Giveaway” in the title of this post. Unicorn Fibre is feeling generous (as always) and is allowing me to hold another giveaway for you with products that have the tops you can use to make the Unicorn Tails. So, how about a Fibre Wash and Fibre Rinse 16oz gift pack with mesh bag giveaway?!

Fibre Wash & Rinse set

To enter the Unicorn Fibre Gift Set Giveaway, you must be 18 years of age with a valid shipping address in the USA. Giveaway ends August 22nd at end of day eastern time. One winner will be contacted by email for their shipping address, at which point the winner will be sent the Unicorn Fibre Gift Set. Winner must reply to notification email with a valid USA shipping address within 1 week or a new winner will be chosen.

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Flower Loom Canvas Project

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Flower Loom Canvas - photo and video tutorial by Jessie At Home

I made this Flower Loom Canvas Art for the landing in the stairway going to the second floor in our house. It really needed something there, and I had a bunch of 18″ by 24″ canvases in the basement waiting to become something. Would you like to learn how to make your very own? (more…)

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Studio Update & Video – It’s so awesome!

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I know, I promised you a video of my basement studio once it was done such a long time ago. Well, it’s done-ish. It’s basically as done as it’s going to be for a while, so I thought I better share it with you.

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Flower Loom Flowers Video Tutorial

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Stitchopedia Flower Loom Flowers tutorial from Jessie At Home

I recently found myself in possession of a Boye Flower Loom. I’d never used one before, but I’ve always been fond of the pretty little flowers they create, so I thought I’d give it a go. You know what? It was really easy and the results were spectacular! I have a few ideas of what to do with some of these lovely flowers already!!

The loom came with instructions on how to use it, but I know some of you are more visual learners, so I thought I would make a video tutorial for you. I actually have 2, one that shows how to make the flower in a single color, without cutting the yarn between the flower and the center, and one that shows how to make the flower in two colors (flower and center). I hope these help you create beautiful flowers for all your upcoming floral needs!! (more…)

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Melody’s Mini CAL/KAL week 3

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Welcome back the Melody’s Mini CAL/KAL!! To see the links to all the posts in this CAL/KAL, check out the first week, here. You can share your progress and chat with others who are creating with us, join my CAL/KAL group on Facebook. Make sure to read this post all the way to the end, there’s a surprise there for you!!

Jessie At Home - Melody's Mini CAL-KAL

It’s time for those pretty diamonds!! This week we will continue working the hats up to the decrease section, which is marked in both the knit and crochet versions. Melody was super kind to create a knit video and crochet video for the diamond section of this pattern! (more…)

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Leah & Lilla Rose a review & giveaway!

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Hello my friends! I have a rebellious review and giveaway for you today!! My friend Leah has an online shop with Lilla Rose. I’ll let them explain what they make:

The Lilla Rose product line centers around unique, functional, and well made hair jewelry. From our flagship Flexi Hair Clip, we have expanded to Hair Sticks, the Flexi Oh!, Hairbands, and Bobby Pins. From there we rounded the line out with complimentarily designed You-Pins, and Badge Clips.

Lilla Rose flexies from Leah Fields - review by Jessie At Home

Well, I took a look at the Flexies (you can see them here), and as much as they looked so wonderful in hair, the rebel in me shouted “Shawl pins, these must be shawl pins!!!” Leah agreed. She also pointed out they would be great “wrapping” around knitting needles or crochet hooks. You could gift someone a nice skein of yarn, some hooks or needles, and a Flexi, all together making a fun scarf or shawl kit with a “pin”. (more…)

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Flash Giveaway Blog Hop!

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I have some super fun adventures for you today!! You get to hop around to some of my favorite blogs and get a free crochet pattern from each!! Take a look at what you can get for free for 24 hours ONLY!!

Please note that the 24 hour blog hop is now over. Thank you for hopping along with us!!

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National Crochet Month!

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Did you know that March is National Crochet Month?

It is! I have some fun things lined up for you.

I have set a goal of giving you at least 8 free patterns on this blog this month, and 2 Stitchopedia entries. PLUS, I want to give away some of my sale patterns. I have chosen several dates and times throughout the month to give away a pattern. Whoever posts a comment on my blog, replies to or retweets a tweet of mine, or posts or comments on my Facebook page closest to the dates and times I have already chosen will win a pattern of their choice from my Ravelry store. So make sure you are active and paying attention. All prizes must be claimed by April 15th or they are forfeit. ALSO, for the entire month of March, use code “Crochet” to get 15% off your entire purchase in my Ravelry store.

Here is a peek at some of what you will be seeing this month:

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And, because I still love to knit as well, there will be at least one free knit pattern this month! I finished Emily’s Super Slouchy Hat, I just need a few photos of her wearing it, and I need to get it written a way that makes since to someone who isn’t me.

Emily's-Super-Slouchy-Knit-Hat

So, lots of fun  to be had this month.

Now would you like your cute kid fix? We had a fun weekend here! The girls put on several plays from Mo Willems books. Here is the end of one of them:

The do love to read the books to each other as well. Look how adorable they are!

Reading-to-each-other

OK, one more before I go and finish up the first free pattern I have for you this month. This is the T~Rex dance the girls made up!

Have a great week, and get crocheting!!!

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Student Loan Freedom!!

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That’s right! I am finally student loan free!

You see, it was my goal to be able to pay off one of our student loans with our tax return. Doug’s loan has a smaller balance owed and a lower monthly minimum payment, so the goal was to pay off mine, thus lessening our monthly bills more than if we paid off Doug’s. However, when we saw what our tax return was going to be it looked like we would have to pay off his. There just wasn’t going to be quite enough to pay mine.

Today I checked my bank balance, and the federal return had come in. So had the payments from both of my advertisers. I’m sure you’ve noticed there are a few ads on my blog and little ads at the bottom of my videos and sometimes at the beginning of them. Well, that’s how us blogger~types get paid. So, as I said, my ad payments had come in. I looked at my bank balance… I looked again… No really, the state tax return hadn’t come in yet, the balance couldn’t be right… I guess my business is finally starting to make a difference financially; there was enough (just barely) to pay off my student loan.

So here I am, with a Masters degree, and paid off student loans, and I’m not yet 40. I don’t mean to brag… Wait, yes I do… I have a Masters degree, and no student loans, and I’m not even 40 yet! Woo hoo!! (I’m kind of impressed that the Dragon knew how to spell “woo hoo”)

OK, enough about money. Here’s a cute picture for you.

Banana-phones!

Yes, they are talking on their bananas.

Banana-chat-time

Silly children! Today was “wear a shirt with a place on it” day for Dr Seuss week. AKA “Oh the Places You’ll Go” Day. Hence the matching Salem shirts. Here is a little bit more silly for you:

I’ve been short~attention~span~girl with my projects lately. Here is one I am working on. I hope to have a pattern for you next week. I am also planning a puff stitch Stitchopedia entry for next week. So this pattern will tie in with that, along with a fun necklace pattern I should be sharing soon!

puff-stitches-in-your-future

I finally got my hands on some Red Heart Reflective yarn! I would show you how it shines in the flash, except I don’t have a flash. Did I tell you what happened? My camera died of jealousy. The day I brought home the new Camcorder, my camera died. The screen went black. It acted as though it worked, but no screen. When I viewed the pictures it took, they, too, were black. So, yup, it died of jealousy. Thankfully the Camcorder does take photos (that is what I have been using since then) but there is no flash.

So, I guess I finally need to buy and new camera as well. Ugg.

I-finally-got-some-reflective-yarn

I have started a knit project as well. It is a super slouchy hat, and I think it is going to be very fun!! Once it is all done and pictures are taken I will share the pattern for free here on my blog. It’s been a while since I shared a free knit pattern, I am rather excited!

super-slouchy-hat

I have decided I need to go through the 50 plus mini movies I have stored on my laptop from the past 7 years. Most are cute little videos of the girls. I am editing them together a few at a time into not~quite~as~mini movies, then posting them on YouTube, saving them on a thumb drive, and cleaning up my hard drive. Here is the first. The videos were tagged as January 2008, but I would guess it is more like Nov/Dec 2008, as there is Christmas music in the back of the first one and the girls are walking. That would make them about 1 1/2 which seems right.

I should have the In Love With Color Throw videos up by the end of the week!!

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Box Car Races! and other fun

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I hope you are having a wonderful weekend my friends!

When I trudged downstairs yesterday morning, this is what greeted me:

Kyla-making-a-car

Kyla had swiped a Coats box I was planning on sending some stuff to a friend in, and the tubes from some Baker’s Cotton that I had used recently. She was having too much fun for me to be upset. I was planning on giving the tubes to the girls for crafts anyway!

Vada-taking-a-car-break

Vada was taking a break on the couch, so Kyla showed me her creation as well. She had swiped the box from my new camcorder that I hadn’t gotten around to flattening out for recycling.

They were making race cars.

Would you like to see the first race?

As you can see, some repairs were required after the race. So more time was taken for improvements, then there was another race. Then more improvements, and another race. Then more…this went on all day. Seriously. From the time they got up in the morning until I made them move the boxes into the corner, clean up the craft supplies and go to bed. It was awesome!

Let-the-racing-begin

Somewhere in the middle of the day I took another race video.

Here are the finished racers:

Finished-Box-Cars

It was a crazy, fun, day!

I also have some snaps from the last week to share with you. After shoveling one day last week, Doug left me a note.

Doug-wrote-me-a-note

One morning a few days ago Kyla came downstairs in this skirt. It needed a little TLC. It took about an hour, but I painstakingly wove some quilting thread through the net to strengthen and repair the net. Kyla was very happy.

Fix-it-Mommy

Not that long ago I ordered some brimlock (the stuff that goes around the outer edge of a brimmed hat to hold it’s shape) and heat shrink joiners. A few days later they arrived with this wonderful quote! How many ways do I love Judith M after this experience?! They are quick, the prices are reasonable, and they have a great sense of humor!

Hats-are-in-my-future

I’ve never used the heat shrink joiners before, I always used the metal ones that you crimp. I thought I should give these a try because they will not show as much through the crochet, and I was worried the metal kind might snag the yarn. I’ll let you know what I think of it once I have used it.

So, crochet (and maybe knit) sun hats to come!! It may be a month or two, but there will be some sun hats!!

School was cancelled on Valentine’s Day, so the celebrations were rescheduled for this past Friday. The girls had fun signing all the cards for their friends!

Writing-Valentine's-Cards

Kyla wrote up a Valentine’s wish for Daddy. Yes, she wished for a contract for him (4 years with no contract and a pay freeze for Paterson teachers!)

Kyla's-Valentine-wish-for-Daddy

On the yarnie front, the Stitchopedia is just 2 weeks old and there are already 6 posts. Just imagine all the wonderful skills you will be learning as it grows!

Stitchopedia

On Monday of last week we went over to my photographer‘s house to get some pictures taken. At one point, there was a dance/music break.

Music-Time

It was far too much fun.

More-Music-Time

Would you like to know why we needed pictures? Well, I finally finished the Emma Skater Skirt crochet pattern!!

Emma-Crochet-Skater-Skirt-by-Jessie-At-Home

It actually went up for sale a few days ago. It is on sale for $5.00 for the rest of this month, and then it will go up to $6.00 on March first. If you “like” my Facebook page you will hear right away when new patterns are out, and there are also occasional coupon codes for my Ravelry store that I only post on my Facebook page.

You can find the Emma skirt on Ravelry, Craftsy, Etsy, and Crochetville. Even though all the photos are kids, this pattern does go from child small to adult 5x. It is worked top down (with my unique less~bulky crochet waistband) so it is easily made to the length you want!

Lots-of-Emma-Crochet-Skater-Skirts

Oh, and there were some snaps of the Katherine Coat as well. The testers are making good progress, I am still planning on releasing this pattern by  Easter. So start saving up for a large yarn purchase now!

Katherine-Coat-By-Jessie-At-Home

I also needed a photo of myself. My wonderful mentor, Andee Graves, told me I need to put my face on my business cards (and all my social media avatars/profile pictures.)

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One more fun thing to tell you!! Remember the In Love With Color Throw I designed for Red Heart?

In-Love-With-Color-Throw-Red-Heart

Well, I checked with Red Heart, and they said it would be fine if I made video tutorial for each of the motifs to help you along as you create this colorful throw! So I will be recording away next week, with the goal of putting up a post with all the videos by the end of the week! I would LOVE to share some photos at the bottom of that post showing off the blankets YOU have created so far with this pattern. I know some of you have. I’ve seen them over on Facebook!! If you would like your In Love With Color Throw to be shown off at the bottom of the video tutorial post, then share your photo over on my Facebook page, and let me know you would like it in the Video Tutorial post on JessieAtHome. Be sure to include your Facebook page, Ravelry profile, blog, or crafty website that you would like the photo to link back to.

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