Monthly Archives: January 2012

DIY Valentine’s Yarn Wreath | Houston Baby, Children, & Family Portrait Photographer

Happy Monday! I have a good feeling about this week…I think it’s going to be pretty great, and for no particular reason. Maybe it’s the sunshine outside as I write this. Anyway, here is a short & sweet little tutorial on making your own quick & easy Valentine’s Day Wreath…Spruce up your front door with something festive! For less than $10 and a short evening of crafting…Why not?

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Best Beginner’s Crochet Hat Patterns…Ever | Houston Baby, Child, & Family Portrait Photographer

I wanted to take a moment to post about these hat patterns, in the event that there are any readers out there who think it would be fun to crochet something simple, but are a tad intimidated to start. Enter…Adrienne Engar. Her instructions are SO easy to follow. The patterns I bought from her were the first hats I ever crocheted…and they’re getting a ton of use. (Resources at bottom of post.)
Post Update: I’ve just learned about a current Project put on by “Craft Hope”, requesting that people make crocheted beanies and tote bags for pediatric oncology patients. Want to get crafty?…I’d love to get a small group together to make some things for this wonderful Project.

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Easy Peasy Photo Valentines | Houston Portrait Photographer

A list of supplies needed:
1. Make N Mold Products: heart-shaped molds, 2 colors of melting wafers, lollipop wrapping kit, decorating bottle or toothpicks (available at craft stores, like Michaels, or online).
2. Packaging Supplies: gardener’s twine from Michaels, pink & white baker’s twine or ribbon of choice, scissors, hole punch, double-sided tape, washi tape (optional), thick cardstock available at Michael”s, cute photo

And that’s it…simple, sweet, & homemade! Who wouldn’t love to get a Valentine Card like that?

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