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Sewing for my boys

Playing and Learning with Shapes

Crazy for Crochet Cupcakes for the Kitchen

Do you love cupcakes? I do! The yummy flavors, textures, and colors available at my local bakery are irresistible.  
Did you know you can use your yarn and hooks and make your own everlasting, calorie free cupcakes? Oh yes. Please. Sign me up! 
Let's get started! 
1. Cupcake Coasters: Crochet your favorite cupcake flavors and decorate your table for a birthday party. Find the pattern atSweet Simple Stuff.

2. Cupcake Crochet Pot Holder: Paid pattern byDoni Speiglethrough Ravelry. 

Creamy Spinach and Avocado Pasta

I'm all about using fresh ingredients and finding ways to eat food that makes me feel like I ate something healthy and nourishing for my body. I've browsed through Pinterest (follow me there) several times looking for such healthy options and I've been amazed at how easy and tasty so many of the meals there look. The first time I made this meal for my kids it was a huge success (yay!). They ended up eating all their food and loving it because it gave them green mustaches.  hahaha If my kids like it, then it is a winner recipe.

Since this is a true and tried recipe, I am about to share how easy it is to cook make Creamy Spinach and Avocado Pasta.

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Alright, let's get on it with it now!

Spinach & Avocado Pasta 


1 bag of spinach
1 ripe avocado
4 cloves of garlic
1/4 heavy whippin…

{Free Pattern} How to Crochet a Tic-Tac-Toe Board

Hi Friends! I designed a tic-tac toe board game for my kids so we could have it available at all times. It makes for a good quiet game to play with my daughter while the boys sleep.  We store the game in our school supplies cupboard that way we have it accessible to us.  I also like the idea of having a reusable board as we are saving on paper. 
Pattern: Chain 33Skip 2 chains and make your first Half Double Crochet on the third chain from the hook. Half Double Crochet all the way across.  Chain 2 and turn. Skip the first Half Double Crochet and continue crocheting HDC all the way until the end of the row.  Repeat step 3 until your piece measures 9 in. or 23cm. Once your square is complete, use  contrasting yarn to crochet the 'lines' with the Surface Slip Stitch. Moogly has a great video explaining how to do it.  
To make the horizontal lines:
From top to bottom, I measured 3in or 7.5 cm to crochet the first line.   I crocheted the second line at 6in or 15.2 cm. 
To make the vert…