Happy Easter Bunny Cupcake Card

Hi friends,

I have a sweet little Easter card to share with you today. This sweet bunny cupcake is an old stamp from Stampendous and is discontinued. You can use your favorite Easter stamp and make your card using my layout.

The Dotted Scallop Rectangles dies I used on my card came from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

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To make the card, I stamped the bunny cupcake with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white card stock and colored the image with Copic markers. I die cut the image with the Dotted Rectangle die and layered it to a larger rectangle die cut from patterned paper.

I added a white grosgrain ribbon to a panel of patterned paper and attached the panel to a white card. I attached the stamped image to the card with foam tape and finished the card with a knotted pink ribbon.

This is a super easy card to make – it lends itself to any occasion. Just change your stamped image and color scheme for birthday, new baby, Halloween, Christmas, or anything else you want to celebrate.

Happy Easter and Happy Stamping!

Anita

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Easy Crochet Potholder

Hi friends,

This is just about the easiest crochet potholder pattern I’ve ever used. You can find it here at Adventures of a DIY Mom. Once you get started, it’s just continuous single crochet. A great pattern when you want to just relax and watch a movie. 🙂

Here’s picture of the completed potholder. I used I Love This Cotton yarn in Teal Print with a G/4mm hook. (I love these Clover hooks.)

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This is what your potholder will look like as you are crocheting it.

This is how your potholder will look before you sew the seam together.

Use a tapestry needle to sew the seam closed.

This is such an easy way to crochet a double layer potholder. I love the way the edges of the potholder are just as thick as the rest of it because of the way it is stitched up.

It’s an easy pattern, but such a great pattern! Maybe you already know about this pattern – if you do, then you probably know how happy this makes me. If you didn’t know about it (like me) – I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

Happy Stitching! 🧶

Anita

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Alton Brown’s Thin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hi friends,

I hope you are all doing well and weathering this storm our world is in. It’s a tough time for all of us and I hope my little blog posts are giving a much needed distraction for a few minutes.

On that note, my husband and I decided to make these amazing Thin Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe from Alton Brown. These are crispy rather than chewy and, as the recipe says, they are thin. They are so tasty! 😋

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Fresh from the oven!

The recipe says to use parchment paper on your cookie sheets. I used silicone baking mats and they worked great! I also used almond milk because that’s all I had and it worked wonderfully.

You may have everything you need in your kitchen right now to make these yummy cookies. I promise your family will thank you! 😊

Happy baking and stay safe!

Anita

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Letter Board Garland

Hi friends,

Do you have a letter board? My friend got me one for my birthday a couple of years ago and it’s so fun to change the quote for the seasons, holidays, or just everyday. This is the one she gave me – the felt background comes in several different colors to match your decor.

I thought it might be fun to add a little something to the board, but I didn’t want it to be permanent. This garland is a fun, easy way to “dress up” my board when the mood strikes me 🙂

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You’ll need some 1-inch unfinished wood beads, 1-inch white pom poms, cotton twine, and small clear Command hooks.

First attach the Command hooks to the top corners of the back of your board. Be sure to attach them upside down. You will be tying the garland around the hooks and you don’t want it to slip off!

Then simply string the beads and pom poms onto the cotton twine using a tapestry needle, leaving a tail at the beginning. Be sure to go through the center of each pom pom. Leave a tail at the end. The pom poms will not slide easily, so if you begin and end with a pom pom there is no need to tie a knot at the ends.

Tie the ends around the hooks, letting the garland drape across the front of the board. Trim off any excess twine.

Here’s how it will look from the front…

And here’s my board all dressed up for Spring! You can find all the info about my cute Rustic Farmhouse Easter Bunny in this post.

There are lots of fun letter and word sets to choose from so you can change up your quotes and sayings any way you like. There are also different sizes of boards to fit your space.

It’s super easy to slip the garland off the hooks whenever you want. You can also make several garlands with different color beads or pom poms for each season. So many possibilities…

Happy Crafting!

Anita

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More Free Crochet Patterns!

Hi friends,

How is everyone doing? I hope you and yours are weathering this storm well. We are hunkered down in our home with only an occasional run to the grocery store or local restaurant for carry out – just like most of you.

For those who aren’t able to work from home and are on the front lines against this virus – our doctors, nurses, EMTs, pharmacists, truckers, grocery workers, and all the rest who are keeping the essential services up and running – a huge THANK YOU!

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I have a few more of my free crochet patterns rounded up to share with you. In case you missed it, you can find more of my free patterns in this post. I hope that having new projects to do will help ease a little of the anxiety we are all feeling. 🥰

Click on the Download Button above each pattern for a free PDF of each pattern. If you’d like to see the blog post for each pattern, click the link below each picture.

Crochet Patriotic Coasters

Crochet Skinny Can Cozy

Crochet Candy Corn Coasters

Crochet Candy Corn Dishcloth

I hope you enjoy these patterns.

Stay safe, stay home if you can, and take care of each other!

Anita

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Almond Meltaway Cookies

Hi friends,

A couple of weeks ago we had a Ladies Tea at church. It’s always a sweet time when all of us to get together and it’s made even sweeter by all the yummy treats everyone brings to share.

We had the choice of bringing a sweet or savory treat…and if you’ve followed me for a while, you know that baking something sweet would be my choice! 😋

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I found the recipe for these amazing Almond Meltaway Cookies here on The Novice Chef. They are really easy to make and are so good with a hot cup of tea or coffee.

The dough is thick and a little sticky. I formed my cookies with my hands. To keep the dough from sticking, I kept a bowl of water close by to dip my fingers in.

Here they are ready for the oven. I highly recommend using silicone baking mats when you are baking just about any type of cookie! They keep your cookies from sticking to the baking sheet and are easy to clean – no need for parchment paper or cooking spray.

These tasty cookies are husband approved. In his words, “Hmm – these are really good!”

If you’re not an almond flavor fan, I’m thinking these cookies would be really good substituting vanilla extract for the almond extract or maybe even lemon extract. I’ll have to try one of those next time…

Happy Baking!

Anita

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Free Crochet Patterns!

Hi friends,

Since we are all going to be home for a while, I wanted to share a few of my free patterns with you. Maybe this will help a little as we all weather this storm together.

Click on the Download button above each picture for a free PDF of each pattern. If you’d like to see the blog post for each pattern, click on the link below each picture.

Farmhouse Inspired Crochet Cotton Coasters

Crochet Cotton Face Scrubbies

Crochet Color Block Tote Bag

Crochet Mini Carrot Treat Bag

Crochet Lillian Infinity Scarf

Crochet Spring Stripes Can Cozy

Simple Stripes Crochet Baby Blanket

Crochet Ribbed Cord Keeper

Chunky Crochet Infinity Scarf

Stay safe, my friends! Praying for all of us as we go through these next weeks!

Happy Stitching!

Anita

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