Life has been crazy. How’s yours? Summer is here and I would like to share with you something my kids love. I was not planning on making these reusable squishy balloons until my patience went out with the little plastic balloons. I was constantly picking up the little plastic balloon pieces everywhere, it caused me headaches and backaches. So, to save some money and frustration in the long run, I opted for the greener version for environment sake and my wallet sake.
Let’s make some crocheted balloon for mama’s fun craft time. Bonus point is the kids get to enjoy the finished products. Win – Win. Join me to make these crochet balloons with my free, simple and easy pattern for outdoor endless fun.
Yes, you heard it right. IT’S FREE!! Summer is hot in Texas and my kids are constantly wanting to get soaked. Pool time had been resulted in sunburns even sunscreen was applied. Yikes! We will go swimming again but may need to wait until evening next time around.
Back to the pattern, I finished the written pattern (see below) and will work on editing the video tutorial soon (will post link here when ready). You can subscribe to and get notification from my Youtube channel now (click here), so you will be amongst the first to know when my latest videos are published and never miss out.
I have been waiting on forever to design a mermaid tail blanket. I knew my girls will love it but I never found a pattern that I like it enough to hunt down the right kind of yarn to make it. Until this beautiful Caron Cakes yarn came out last year and I was like “this is it!”. I found the perfect yarn for my project. I decided to stop looking for other designers’ creations and designed my own Sophie mermaid tail blanket pattern for my little girls.
Caron Cakes Yarns are so beautiful, I stocked up on them when I could. Now, they have new colors came out and I need to hunt down the pistachio color, they are so popular and hard to get my hands on them.
I saw these huge yarn balls called Bernat Blanket Big in Michael’s Store doing my regular shopping. Bought quite a few (a basket full and a little extra) of them, brought them home and made a couple baskets (still need to go back for more). The basket is big, fun and unique, it’s also very easy and quick to make. Perfect for a beginner and for anyone at home, great for decorating while have very good storage build in (t’s a basket after all), your pets may ask for one or two too. After the first basket, I decided to make it into a Skillshare class and teach you how to make one.
[Whispering voice: I do not have regular shopping trips but more like yarns hoarding collection trip, my husband will totally verify me on this one since I made him went with me (I was saving money by double saving with his coupon). I told him Fall is here and Winter is coming (any Game of Thrones fans?), holiday seasons are one after the others, I just need to get some more yarns. (I see you nodding right there.) ]
As a result of yarns collection, I borrowed a few of his new plastic bins for storage. He was giving me a hard time/ motivation to get more patterns and Skillshare classes out (how much I love him for this and hate to admit he is a teasing genius at times), he suggested to make October into “Yarntober” – everything about yarn. I take on the challenge happily and play with all my yarns every minutes I could squeeze in my busy mom schedule. The result is, I succeed on delivering one class or one pattern per week in Yarntober. The best part is, I got this crochet basket class out on “I Love Yarn Day”, YESSS! Hurray for me. I got this taped a few days ago and did all the editing and voice over, then something went wrong and I had to redo most of them.
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Christmas is around the corner, this simple and easy flower coaster is prefect for a last minute gift. It only takes about 15 minutes to crochet one, super easy even for a beginner. I made a set of six in red and green (Christmas color theme) for my daughter’s teacher as a holiday gift.