Double crochet star (tutorial included)


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I’ve seen crochet star blankets all the time online, and I’ve always wanted to make one. I’ve done a lot of searching on how to make one and didn’t have luck. The patterns I found were confusing and the tutorials on YouTube weren’t the greatest. I’m the type I have to have a visual tutorial, I have an easier time understanding them.

Finally I some how came across a pattern and it was a video tutorial, so that is a double win for myself! I watched the video all the way one time, then the second time I had my hook and yarn in hand to give it a try. I used Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream yarn with a size H hook. I think the very beginning was a bit confusing but once you get going it’s a lot easier.

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If you’re looking to make a star blanket or just crochet a cute star, I highly suggest checking out this tutorial. Just remember, practice, practice, practice, some people may get it the first time and others it takes a few tries. Everyone learns at a different pace, so if you really want to try it don’t give up when you can’t get it at first :-)

This is the video I learned how to make the star:

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Trip to urgent care…


Getting his blood pressure taken.

Getting his blood pressure taken.

Wednesday (March 25, 2015) started out as a normal crazy morning. D was getting ready to take T to the bus stop and all of a sudden T said his stomach was hurting and he was crying. We thought maybe he was still hungry, didn’t eat enough breakfast or just had to simply poop. Next thing I know, T is running to the bathroom throwing up, needless to say, T didn’t go to school. He spent a good part of the day on the couch, completely out of it. He wouldn’t eat anything, and was barely drinking anything, all he would drink is a little of flat 7-up and some water. He puked several other times thru the day, finally decided to take him to the urgent care center in the next town.

We got into urgent care, waited about 30 mins before seeing a doctor, thankfully T was being good waiting. T’s Gigi surprised him by going and getting daddy from work. Thankfully D’s work was letting him leave early to be with us, and the best part is his work was only 5 mins down the road from the urgent care. We finally got in to see the doc, by this time he has already started improving, drinking more water and keeping it down. The doctor said he basically had the 24hr bug and was pretty dehydrated.

I couldn’t believe that T was dehydrated, I felt like a bad parent cause he was dehydrated bad. But, we tried getting him to drink during the day, but he just didn’t want to. When he did drink, he would be in the bathroom puking. I hated seeing T like that, he was just laying on the couch so out of it. I was so glad to have taken him to urgent care to be checked out, his normal doc wouldn’t have done anything and the normal ER we would have sat there for 5+ hours to be told the same thing. I am glad we finally have an urgent care in the area. I’ve heard people complain about the place but, from my experience, it was great. The nurse was even being so nice, when she took T’s blood pressure, he asked if she could take his bear Blu’s pressure. She put a cuff on T and a small one on Blu, I thought that was really nice, not many good nurses like that around here.

About 24hrs after have gone to be checked out T has improved A LOT and basically back to his normal self. I’ve learned from this, when he is this bad to push water into his system, even if he doesn’t want to drink it. He’s never been this sick before, but I am thankful he is much better.

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Wordless Wednesday!


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Made my own tags!!


When I first opened up my Etsy shop, I had ordered tags from another shop, so I could have a little tag on my items so people knew who made it. That was back in 2013 when I first opened my shop, it used to be called “KreativeSewingbyMumma”, after about a year, I decided I wanted to change my shop name due to it was just too long. So I changed my shops name to what it is now, “KreativeMumma”, same meaning behind it just a bit shorter, and not so much to say. With having changed the shop name, I had to get new business cards and new tags, cards were easy to redo and order new ones with the new name. However, coming up with the new tag, not so easy. Took me a while to figure out exactly how I wanted my tags to look like, and how big I wanted them. After a while of thinking, and to be honest forgot about for a while, I finally came up with a design.

This time for my tags, I made them myself!! My lovely fiance D, bought me these printable fusible fabric sheets. Which means I could just print my images on them, trim them up and iron onto the projects when I needed to. After several adjustments to the tag design, and seeing how many I can fit on a page, I finally was able to get what I was happy with.

the sheet with my tags on it

the sheet with my tags on it

SEE!!!! I was able to get 21 tags onto 1 sheet of the fusible fabric. They measure about 2.5″ x 1.25″ good size to add to any project I make and list in the shop. I used all 3 sheets that came in the package and was able to get 63 tags in total, I think that is pretty good.

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Here is a close up of the tag already cut out and ready to be ironed onto a project. I am so happy with how these tags came out, they came out better than I had expected.

 

These are the sheets I had bought, got them at Jo-Ann for $7.99, and you get three sheets of the fusible fabric. If you are wanting to make your own tags with something like this, PLEASE make sure you do your trial and errors on regular printer paper. Do not print on these until you are fully happy with what you have printed on the regular paper. I only went thru 2 pieces of printer paper for my trials, and I also used both sides since it was just trials.

 

There are many ways of making your own tags, I have just taken fabric and written my name on it and sewed onto an item. I have also tried another version the Crafty Gemini had done a video for, it worked alright, but my printer didn’t like me. If your looking into making your own tags, I would suggest something like what I have posted above, and/or just look around on Google and see what others have tried. Its all about trial and error when making your own tags. Just have fun with it and don’t get too frustrated, if all else fails, hit up Etsy and order them lol.

 

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