Rustic Farmhouse Easter Bunny

Hi friends,

I found this cute, chunky wood bunny at Hobby Lobby and knew I had to bring her home to play. 🐰

I started by brushing on some espresso stain I had left over from another project and wiping the excess off with a soft cloth. Then I brushed on some Americana DecoArt Chalky Finish paint in Everlasting (white). I didn’t cover the surface completely because I wanted some of the stained finish to show through to give it that rustic feel.

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Here’s the bunny after I brushed on the stain.

Here she is after brushing on the white chalk paint.

I’m terrible at making bows so you can imagine my excitement when I found this super easy way to make bows at Re-fabbed – so simple even I can do it! 😉 I made the bow using 5 different ribbons and hot glued it to her neck. To finish her, I added a 1-inch white pom pom to her tail.

Such a cute and easy addition to your Easter (or everyday) decor!

Happy Crafting!

Anita

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Bunny Clips

Hi friends,

I have a fun little Easter craft for you today. These cute Bunny Clips are super easy to make and would be great to make with the kids.

You’ll need some fun foam sheets in your favorite colors – I found mine at Hobby Lobby, some scrapbook paper to match, wood clothespins, 1/4-inch white pom poms, and a bunny die. The die I used has been discontinued but this set has 3 different bunny silhouettes that would be so cute. This is also a cute set from The Scrapping Cottage.

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Cut strips of scrapbook paper to fit the clothespins and glue them to the clothespins. I used this tape runner that I use for all of my paper crafting, but white craft glue or Mod Podge would work as well. Die cut the bunnies from the fun foam and attach to the clothespins. I used the same tape runner to glue on the bunnies. Attach a white pom pom for their cute little tails. I found the best adhesive for this was clear E6000 glue. It seemed to work best adhering the two materials together.

I made about 45 of these in just a couple of hours – they come together so quickly! I’m planning to use these cute Bunny Clips on Easter treat bags. They would also be cute attached to Easter baskets or would be fun to hold place cards on your Easter table. Or maybe clipped onto a napkin ring. What will you use them for?

Happy Crafting!

Anita

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Enjoy Your Birthday

Hi friends,

Unity Stamp Company has done it again! They have THE BEST stamp sets and this one does not disappoint! It’s called A Little Mousy and includes 5 adorable little mice for different occasions along with 5 tiny sentiments and 3 extra accessory stamps.

I used the cute little mouse with the balloon to create this quick and easy birthday card.

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I stamped the mouse with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white card stock and colored it with Copic markers. I die cut the image with a circle die. I used a stencil similar to this one and these great Blender Brushes from Taylored Expressions with green ink to add the grass to the image. I also used the Blender Brushes to brush on some light blue ink for the sky. I layered the image to a scalloped circle die cut from green card stock.

I stamped the sentiment, which is from the Hoppy & Hedgie set by Unity Stamp Company, with green ink on white card stock and trimmed it close. I added a piece of patterned paper to a turquoise card. Both the stamped mouse and the sentiment are added to the card with foam tape.

You can make so many cards for different occasions with this set – everything from Christmas to Birthday to New Baby and more! You can see a Christmas thank you card that I made with this set in this post.

Happy Stamping!

Anita

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Quick and Easy Crochet Dishcloth

Hi friends,

You can never have too many dishcloths! 🙂 This pattern is quick and easy to make – perfect for beginners and great to use up cotton yarn leftover from other projects. They also make great little gifts. Tie them up with a pretty ribbon and add a small bottle of dishsoap to a cute basket or bag.

(Looking for new, easy on your hands crochet hooks? These Clover Hooks are my favorite!)

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Here’s my pattern. You’ll also find a link to a pdf below for easy printing!

Quick and Easy Crochet Dishcloth

Worsted weight cotton yarn – I used I Love This Cotton in Antique Cream and Lily Sugar ‘n Cream in Mod Blue

H/5mm hook

Stitches used US terms:

Chain – ch

Foundation half double crochet – fhdc

Half double crochet – hdc

Single crochet – sc

Back loop only – blo

Slip stitch – ss

Note: chain does not count as a stitch.

Row 1: work 25 fhdc. Turn. (25 stitches)

Rows 2-5: ch 1. hdc in each stitch across. Turn. (25 stitches)

Rows 6-12: ch 1. Working in blo, sc in each stitch across. Turn. (25 stitches)

Rows 13-15: ch 1. Working in both loops, hdc in each stitch across. Turn. (25 stitches)

Rows 16-22: ch 1. Working in blo only, sc in each stitch across. Turn. (25 stitches)

Rows 23-26: ch 1. Working in both loops, hdc in each stitch across. Turn. (25 stitches)

Row 27: ch 1. Working in both loops, hdc in each stitch across. Do Not Turn. (25 stitches)

Border:

Round 1: ch 1. Sc evenly around, working 3 sc in each corner. Join with ss to first sc. Do Not Turn.

Round 2: ch 1. Sc evenly around, working 3 sc in each corner. Join with ss to first sc.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Here’s the link to the pdf…

Using I Love This Cotton yarn makes a dishcloth that measures about 7-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches. Lily Sugar and Cream cotton yarn makes a slightly larger dishcloth that measures about 8 by 9 inches.

Make a set of these in your favorite colors to match your kitchen – or to give as a gift.

Happy Stitching!

Anita

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Happy Birthday to You

Hi friends,

I have the cutest little Koala Bear birthday card to share with you today! 🎈

This adorable little guy is from the Koala-ty Friend stamp set by Unity Stamp Company. The set includes another sweet Koala stamp – a mama hugging her baby, tiny birds, and 2 sentiments. (The birthday sentiment I used on the card is not from this set. It’s one I’ve had for a long time – I’m not sure what company it is from. 🤷🏼‍♀️)

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To make the card, I stamped the Koala with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white card stock and colored the image with Copic Markers. I used a cloud stencil (similar to this one) with light blue ink and these amazing Blender Brushes from Taylored Expressions to add the clouds around the Koala. Then I layered the stamped piece to red card stock.

I stamped the birthday sentiment with red ink on white card stock, die cut it with a scalloped oval, and layered it to an oval die cut from turquoise card stock. If you are looking for scalloped oval dies, this is a great set. And here’s a good oval set.

I attached a panel of patterned paper to a white card – this is my favorite adhesive for card making. (Refills for the applicator are also available.) The paper came from the Love is in the Air paper pack from Unity Stamp Company. Then I attached the stamped piece over the patterned paper. The sentiment is attached to the card with foam tape.

I love the way this simple card turned out! That little Koala is just so cute! 🎈

Happy Stamping,

Anita

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Simple Stripes Crochet Baby Blanket

Hi friends,

I designed this Simple Stripes Crochet Baby Blanket for a sweet baby boy. It’s crocheted using simple stitches so it’s perfect for beginners as well as seasoned crocheters. Once you get the pattern going, you can binge on your favorite Netflix show while you stitch away. 🙂

I made this blanket with a lighter worsted weight yarn. You can use whatever weight yarn you would like – just adjust the hook to match the yarn. If you use a heavier weight yarn, you may want to start with fewer stitches in the first row unless you want your finished blanket to be larger.

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Looking for some great crochet hooks? I love these Clover crochet hooks.

Simple Stripes Crochet Baby Blanket

Finished size is about 30 by 35 inches

Lighter worsted weight yarn – I used Yarn Bee Soft Secret in White (2 skeins), Sky Blue (1 skein), and Seafoam (1 skein)

H/5mm hook

Stitches used US terms:

Foundation Single Crochet – fsc

Single Crochet – sc

Half Double Crochet – hdc

Double Crochet – dc

Chain – ch

Note: chains do not count as stitches

Begin with White.

Row 1: work 110 fsc (or chain 111, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across) Turn. (110 stitches)

Rows 2-3: ch 1. sc in first stitch and in each stitch across. Turn. (110 stitches)

Rows 4-5: ch 1. hdc in first stitch and in each stitch across. Turn. (110 stitches)

Row 6: ch 2. dc in first stitch and in each stitch across. Turn. (110 stitches)

Rows 7-8: ch 1. hdc in first stitch and in each stitch across. Turn. (110 stitches)

Rows 9-11: ch 1. sc in first stitch and in each stitch across. Turn. (110 stitches)

Change to Soft Sky.

Rows 12-14: ch 1. sc in first stitch and in each stitch across. Turn. (110 stitches)

Rows 15-16: ch 1. hdc in first stitch and in each stitch across. Turn. (110 stitches)

Row 17: ch 2. dc in first stitch and in each stitch across. Turn. (110 stitches)

Rows 18-19: ch 1. hdc in first stitch and in each stitch across. Turn. (110 stitches)

Rows 20-22: ch 1. sc in first stitch and in each stitch across. Turn. (110 stitches)

Change to White.

Rows 23-33: Repeat rows 12-22. (110 stitches)

Change to Seafoam.

Rows 34-44: Repeat rows 12-22. (110 stitches)

Change to White.

Rows 45-55: Repeat rows 12-22. (110 stitches)

Change to Soft Sky.

Rows 56-66: Repeat rows 12-22. (110 stitches)

Change to White.

Rows 67-77: Repeat rows 12-22. (110 stitches)

Change to Seafoam.

Rows 78-88: Repeat rows 12-22. (110 stitches)

Change to White.

Rows 89-99: Repeat rows 12-22. (110 stitches)

Change to Soft Sky.

Rows 100-110: Repeat rows 12-22. (110 stitches)

Change to White.

Rows 111-121: Repeat rows 12-22. (110 stitches)

Change to Seafoam.

Border (in Seafoam)

Round 1: Ch 1 and sc evenly around blanket, working 3 sc in each corner. Do not turn.

Rounds 2-3: Ch 1. sc in each stitch around, working 3 sc in each corner.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Here’s a pdf for easy printing. 🙂

Make this blanket in your choice of colors for a precious little one. I hope you enjoy this pattern!

Happy Stitching! 🧶

Anita

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Hi friends,

Happy Valentine’s Day❣️

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(If you are looking for punches, this is a similar 1 1/2-inch heart punch and a 2-inch circle punch.)

I hope your day is sweet! ❤️

Anita

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