Bubble Headband.

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Hello, all.  Here with a quick crochet update.  Finished up this cute and simple head band and thought I would share it.

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It’s super simple to make! You just crochet three circles of varying size, stitch them together and then crochet around all three circles. After that, just add yourself ties on both sides. Voila! Quick headband!

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Ravelry.

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Just a quick post about where I get my patterns. Around Christmas time I joined Ravelry and have been addicted ever since. I have 300 patterns in my favorites, and I keep adding more. So, until I’m more confident in my crocheting and feel I can make my own patterns, that’s where all the patterns for my Crochet come from, unless otherwise stated!

Find me on Ravelry: Nephie @ Ravelry

Catan Cake.

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Hello everyone. It’s been a while and I’m sorry. I had a moment of busy in my life for a few days there. But I’m back! 🙂 Today I bring you a deliciously nerdy craft today! The Settlers of Catan cake!

Settlers of Catan is a delightful board game in which you must build roads, settlements and cities to earn victory points; first to 10 points wins the game!

My favorite part of the cake? How the pieces are all wonky and don’t stay uniform…just like the real game!

I found this on The Craft Magazine Blog and it was made by Instructables user Papersatan.

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Doily.

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I wasn’t exactly sure what the purpose of a doily was before I looked it up on Wikipedia. I knew that you put lamps on it but I didn’t know why. Turns out it’s to keep from scratching wood surfaces. Well there you go. But as a 23 year old with hand-me-down mismatched furniture this isn’t exactly a concern of mine. Yet crocheting a doily seemed so appealing. They’re intricate and interesting looking which usually translates into a fun crochet. So I went ahead and crocheted one anyway:

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I’ve toyed around with the idea of framing the doily as art. More specifically making 2 or 3 more in different colors and making a collage of them in one frame. But before I take that time to go ahead and make 2 or 3 more doilies, what are some ideas you all have for using a doily?

Crocheted Hanger.

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Today is my friend, Sam’s, birthday. I felt bad that I wasn’t able to get her anything and then at work today I realized, “Duh! Make her something!” She’s a fellow crafter and her Etsy Store has a permanent link in my Friends off to the right there. I knew she would love anything I crafted for her. Unfortunately, this actually made it more difficult. What do you make for someone who can make things for themselves? After browsing around on Ravelry for ideas I saw it. A crocheted hanger. Sure it seems lame and kind of granny, but I knew I could jazz it up with something to make it a little more cute and a lot less granny.

Here are the results:
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Close up on details and flower:
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Simple, fast, cute and a great way to make those yucky wire hangers more useful and sturdy!

P.S. – After looking at these photos it appears that I need to use my actual camera and not my phone to take the pictures. I’ll do that starting tomorrow.

Bubble Scarf.

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‘All the way back in January I took a 2 hour drive out to visit a good friend of mine from college, April.  She’s sweet and funny and sometimes on the quiet side, but not always.  Also, she loves cupcakes as much as I do.

Anyway, we had  planned to have a “Crochet Day” as we like to call it.  Here were my results:
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Definitely one of my best scarves to date and I love the colors!  I used Lion Brand Wool in Autumn Sunset and grey scrap wool I had left over (I think it may have been Lion Brand Wool as well) to go around the whole scarf.

I wish I had used two skeins though, because the scarf just isn’t as long as I would like.  Doesn’t keep me from wearing it though 😉

Fun Fact: I no longer have the Dell computer, nor am I a PC anymore.  I’m a Mac 😉

Portal Cross Stitch.

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Hello again.  I was intending on my first real post to be something that I crafted but I came across these Portal Icon Cross Stitches that tracethekat from over at the The Sprite Stitch Board made for her boyfriend for Christmas!

I have never played Portal myself, but I have had the Joys of watching my friend, Hunter, play it.  That was amazing enough for me and to know just how great these are!  All of them are stitched on plastic canvas and are impressive to boot.

My next post will be something I’ve crafted, promise 😉

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