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cat calendars

Hi!  I'm back today to share some cute calendars that I made for 2018.  They are mostly cute because of the adorable stamps by Mama Elephant!  I used the Cat Agenda stamps and dies for these.  I used their tip of printing out the images and numbering the dies with a Sharpie.  It really makes it easier to sort through the dies to find the right one especially since they are so small.

Here is a group shot of the calendars.  I only made one of each type.  I tried to find some cute pairs of cats that would go together nicely.  I had actually stamped and colored a lot of these cats in the summer and I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with them.  I knew I wanted them on a calendar but not sure about the layout. 

They all measure 4x4 inches and are adhered onto chipboard.  The calendars I used are really tiny but fit well with this.  The cat paper is from Doodlebug and I had bought it because it was so cute!  Good thing because it fits this theme so well.

The backside has a t…

brown bear ornament

Hi!  Well, koala is on his way to his new home!  I didn't think he'd leave quite as quickly as he did so we'll definitely miss him.  Sometimes it's hard to let go of the things you make by hand.  I'll try to make another but my list of items to remake is getting longer.  Today I'm sharing his friend, brown bear which is also a cute little ornament.

Here's koala and brown bear together.  Brown bear is just a bit smaller than koala.  He has arms and legs and wears the cutest red sweater.  I crocheted him using a pattern from Amy of Little Muggles and the pattern is HERE.  I found the Little Muggles site by accident when I was looking for cute ornaments to make.  He is really round and cute!

You can prop him up to stand on his legs with some wiggling but he might topple over.  He is pretty lightweight. 

He also comes with a tag for gift giving.  The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn and fits pretty perfectly.

His nose is felt with a little black stitch.  The nose an…

koala ornament

Hi!  Today I have a crocheted ornament to share.  I crocheted it following Stephanie Lau's pattern which can be found on her All About Ami blog HERE.  She has some of the best patterns and her instructions are really clear with lots of photos.  It takes a lot of work to design these patterns and then present them in a way that is understandable to someone who may be a beginner.  I still consider myself a beginner.  Sometimes I'm still looking up instructional videos on the internet because I've forgotten how to make the stitch. 

Stephanie has a series of 3 bear ornaments.  I started with this koala which my daughter of course had to point out is not really a "bear" but a marsupial.  Okay, but he is still called koala bear.  Mostly I picked him first because of the pun I wanted to go along with him.  I love these puns!

Here is the pun I printed and cut into a tag.

One of the things I love about him is his little scarf with the fringe on the end!  It is hot glued o…

Snowman gift card holder

Hi!  I was planning to post this last night but I was just too tired to write or think of complete sentences.  It's been a busy week with the boys on Fall break and still trying to finish up a bunch of crafts.  I have been trying to make some crocheted crafts to put in my Etsy shop and finally I'm done with one.  It's a crocheted snowman that can hold a gift card or anything actually that is small enough to fit in the pouch.  The pattern is designed by ChiWei Ranck of One Dog Woof and can be found HERE.

Here's the little snowman with his arms folded over in the front to look like he is hugging the card. 

I added this fun card that I stamped.  You can definitely add in a gift card too behind this card.

The gift card reaches under his nose.

This is how the little opening of the pouch looks.  I hope I can make more of these little guys.  These would be so cute for teachers and I think it would be easy to put a little wire through the hat and then use it as an ornament on …

lots and lots of tags!

Hi!  I've been making a lot of tags lately trying to get ready for Christmas and I am finally done.

These were made with Lawn Fawn stamps and dies.  I love this set.  It is so cute and funny!

Here is the back of the tags.  I think these would be so fun to put on gifts for children.  They would think the tags are so funny!

Here are the polar bear tags.  I love this polar bear.  His expression is so cute!

This is the back of the polar bears.

I also made more of the tags I had made last year.  So these are all listed in my shop now.  I tried to make a lot at one time because I'm not sure if I'll be making more of these designs this year.  I want to make some newer ones with some of my dies that I have not used yet!  Trying so hard to not buy more than I can use.  Although sometimes that is so difficult!  I was really good in September and did not buy any new Mama Elephant or the cute Bitty Bears from Birdie Brown.  I had such restraint but who knows how long that will last t…