Friday, November 14, 2014

Crochet Hat Video Tutorial- Lion Brand Yarn

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This cooler weather really has me cranking out some quick & cozy little projects!  I recently posted my video tutorial on the 45-minute cowl and that was a huge success! So many of you really enjoyed that project. I'm so glad to hear it! If you want to check it out click HERE.  Up next is this slouchy hat called the Metropolitan Ave. Hat.  It's a free pattern available from Lion Brand Yarns.

Click here to get FREE printable PDF pattern.

{Remember that you need to create a free account with Lion Brand first before you can access their library of free patterns.}

To give you an idea of how long it will take to finish I'll let you know that I crocheted the hat I'm wearing in the picture above in 1.5 hours on a plane ride... and it was my first time ever making it. Once you get the stitches down it can be made in even less time than that. Can you say, perfect holiday gift?! 

The yarn I used for this project is called Unique by Lion Brand Yarn. It comes in some gorgeous colorways and is super soft and silky. This was my first time working with this yarn and it was a dream. 

Click here to get some Unique yarn.

If you are looking for an easy crochet hat project to work on this is it! Did I mention that all you need is one skein?! #winning

This hat is especially handy to have if you have a lot of curly hair or dreadlocks. There is plenty of space on the back end of it to tuck in your locks. 

Click here to watch the video tutorial.

And now for a fun giveaway! Enter below and good luck!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Tuesday Morning Haul Video- Travel Essentials

It's no secret I love shopping at Tuesday Morning. Mostly because I like high quality stuff but I'm frugal I also like a good bargain. Tuesday Morning sells brand name products at closeout prices! High quality products + closeout prices= WIN! On my most recent trip to my local Tuesday Morning I went with one goal in mind= finding travel essentials I could take to help make my trips easier with two little kids!  I scored some great finds and I'm excited to share it all with you in this haul video!

With the holidays right around the corner I am all set for our next family road trip and something tells me this one will be the smoothest one yet! Thanks, Tuesday Morning!

Watch the video below or click HERE to see it!

Don't forget to enter for your chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate to Tuesday Morning! Details are below. Good luck!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

How to Build a Step Stool- Video Tutorial

I am having so much fun building new woodworking projects and meeting other women who enjoy making stuff too! My friend, Linn from Darbin Orvar and I collaborated on my latest tutorial to bring you a two-part video project. In the first video I teach you how to build the step stool and then in part two Linn shows you how to finish it with a fun DIY chalk. This girl is talented! I'm learning so much from her. Subscribe to her channel if you don't already.

Linn was kind enough to provide us with the FREE PDF plans and templates for this project. I used them and found them very helpful.  With the plans and my video tutorial you should have no problems making one (or 5!) of these. They would make great gifts for the holidays! INexpensive and practical! SCORE!

I  teach you how to build the step stool from start to finish! Great for beginners!
Here's how this video collaboration works:
{I've included both videos right here in this blog post for you to view and enjoy! Just scroll down.}

Check out Linn's Blog HERE.

Check out (and SUBSCRIBE!) to Linn's YouTube Channel HERE. 

Linn working on the chalk paint finish. #womeninwoodworking
Amazing work! Isn't her shop to die for?! She built it herself, too! 
Closeup of the chalk paint finish and beeswax coat. Just #wow!

Now click below to enjoy both videos! Tons of great info!

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