Yarn-Wrapped CarrotsπŸ₯•

Hi friends,

Did you see this cute Farmhouse Bunny from last week’s blog post? Well…he needed a few carrots to nibble on. πŸ™‚ πŸ₯•

They take a little time to make, but are super easy. You’ll need some styrofoam cones, yarn, and a hot glue gun. I found my supplies at Hobby Lobby – and don’t forget that ALL of their yarn is 30% off every other week!

Start by making a small circle with the orange yarn. Put a little hot glue in the center top of the cone and attach the yarn.

Then continue wrapping the yarn around the cone, using hot glue to secure it. Be careful not to stretch the yarn too much. I put a thin line of hot glue close to the yarn already on the cone, about an inch or so at a time, and carefully placed the yarn on the glue. Be careful you don’t burn your fingers!

It will take a little time, but be patient and wrap all the way to the bottom, completely covering the cone.

Then take the green yarn and wrap it around your fingers 6 or 8 times. Take another piece of green yarn and tie a knot close to one end of the loops. Cut open the loops at the other end and trim the strands to the length you want. Hot glue the uncut loops to the center top of the carrot.

My styrofoam cones measured 1.8 x 2.7 inches. If you want to make larger carrots, there are several sizes of styrofoam cones to choose from. If you decide to make them larger, you may want to consider getting thicker yarn – otherwise you’ll be wrapping forever! πŸ™‚

These would be so cute in a basket or bowl next to your favorite bunny! Don’t have a bunny? Try making this cute Farmhouse Bunny I made in this post. 🐰

Thanks for stopping by,

Anita

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Bacon Cauliflower Chowder

Hi friends,

Looking for a yummy, lower-carb chowder recipe? This Bacon Cauliflower Chowder might be just the thing… It’s a great way to add more vegetables to your diet, too! πŸ™‚

Bacon Cauliflower Chowder

You can find the full recipe here at Delish .com. It can be on your table in 35 – 40 minutes so it’s great for a weeknight dinner. Just add your favorite side you like to serve with soup and maybe some fruit for dessert. I think this Bacon Cauliflower Chowder would also be great with a little shredded cheddar cheese sprinkled on top!

Happy Eating! πŸ˜‹

Anita

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Farmhouse Bunny

Hi friends,

I have a sweet little bunny to share with you today! 🐰 He’s super simple to make and will add a touch of whimsey to your Easter decor.

You’ll need an unfinished wood bunny, some fabric, Mod Podge, some ribbon, twine, and a pompom for the tail. You may also want some white chalky finish or acrylic paint for painting the edges and back.

I found the unfinished wood bunny at Hobby Lobby where I also found the small buffalo plaid fabric. Of course, you can pick up all the other supplies you’ll need at Hobby Lobby as well – that is if you don’t already have them in your craft room! πŸ˜‰

First, I traced the bunny onto the back of my fabric and cut it out. Then I painted the edges and back of the bunny with one coat of chalky finish white paint. I didn’t worry about making it perfect – I just didn’t want the bare wood to show completely. This is totally optional. Then I brushed a thin coat of Mod Podge onto the front of the bunny and smoothed the fabric onto it, making sure to remove any bubbles or puckers.

The bow is super easy to make. Simply cut two pieces of each ribbon you are using and lay them in an “x” over a length of twine.

Then tie the twine tightly around your ribbon.

Trim your ribbon so your bow is the size you want and hot glue to your bunny. Add a 1.5-inch pompom to the bunny with hot glue.

This is a very quick and easy project and I just love the way it turned out! I may even keep this Farmhouse Bunny out all year long! 🐰

Happy crafting!

Anita

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Crochet Bunny Jar Cozies

Hi friends,

Look at these adorable Crochet Bunny Jar Cozies! So fun to fill with treats to wish someone a Happy Easter.🐰

Crochet Bunny Jar Cozies – so cute!

The free pattern is available here on Ravelry. If you don’t have a Ravelry account, it’s really easy and free to set up. There are hundreds of free and paid patterns available – such a great place to find new projects to stitch up!

I used worsted weight yarn in white and pink that I had left over from previous projects and size H/5mm and G/4.25mm hooks to stitch up my Bunny Jar Cozies. I did have to add rows to the main part of the bunny to fit around my jar. I ended up with 46 rows instead of the 36 called for in the pattern. You may be fine with the 36 – just fit it around the jar to check before you finish it off.

I picked up my buttons at my local craft store. I wasn’t able to find orange heart buttons as suggested so I got little round orange ones for the nose. I found my jars at the Dollar Tree.

So sweet!

These cute Bunny Jars filled with treats would make a fun Easter basket. Or a sweet hostess gift at Easter dinner.

Have fun making these Crochet Bunny Jar Cozies! 🐰

Anita

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Sausage Egg Roll in a Bowl

Hi friends,

I’ve got a super fast, super easy, super tasty recipe to share with you today! And it’s low carb! I really love the flavor of this Sausage Egg Roll in a Bowl. And the fact that you can have it on the table in less than 25 minutes makes it a great weeknight meal!

I found the recipe here at Buns in my Oven. Click over to her blog and scroll down to get the full recipe.

Sausage Egg Roll in a Bowl

Another great thing about this Sausage Egg Roll in a Bowl is that it’s made in one skillet – not a lot of clean up. Always a plus in my book! πŸ™‚

Add some brown rice, some fresh fruit for dessert and you have a great dinner for any night of the week.

Happy Eating!

Anita

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Crochet Triceratops

Hi friends,

Did you see this adorable Crochet Dinosaur Softie I made in this post? There’s a link to the free pattern I used in my post.

https://creatingme.net/2018/11/09/crochet-dinosaur-softie/

He was so fun to make – I knew I had to try my hand on a different one! I found this paid pattern for this cutie, Tina the Triceratops, here on Etsy.

I noticed that the pattern says it is sold out 😦 I found another similar Triceratops pattern here.

I used worsted weight yarn and an F/4mm hook to crochet her. I think the yarn was I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby in Sungold and Mid Green – the labels were missing from my stash. πŸ˜•

Isn’t she just the sweetest?!?! You can make her in your little one’s favorite color combo!

Happy Stitching!

Anita

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Delightful Birthday

Hi friends,

This is just the cutest stamp set from Unity Stamp Company called Delightful Flutterbys and they are just…well…delightful! πŸ™‚

I used 2 of the 3 adorable winged creatures in the set to flutter by with delightful wishes for a happy birthday.

Delightful Flutterbys from Unity Stamp Company

I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white card stock and colored them with Copic markers. I die cut the images with a circle die and layered them to a larger circle of green card stock. This is a great set of circle dies.Β 

(If you don’t have a die cutting machine and are looking for a smaller, less expensive machine to get started, I highly recommend this Cuttlebug Machine. I’ve had mine for a long time and it’s the one I use over and over to die cut or emboss when I’m making cards or smaller paper projects. It doesn’t take up much room on my desk so it’s easy to keep handy. It comes in this pretty Blue or Rose color. If you decide to purchase a Cuttlebug Machine, I suggest you also purchase an Adapter C Plate. You will need that when using some of the dies to cut your shapes.)

But back to the card… I layered polka dot patterned paper to turquoise card stock and attached it to a white card. I stamped “Happy Birthday” with turquoise ink on white card stock and punched it with a label punch. (The stamp is from the Itty Bitty Greetings set from Stampin’ Up. The label punch, also from Stampin’ Up, is discontinued but here’s a similar one.) I attached the sentiment to the card and added a turquoise enamel dot. The stamped and colored image is attached to the card with foam tape.

I just love this Delightful Flutterbys set – by changing the sentiment, this card would be great for a thank you, thinking of you, or just a hello card!

Have a delightful day! πŸ™‚

Anita

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