Sunday, June 14, 2015

Minecraft Birthday Party ideas with Free Printables

My daughter was turning 11, and she wanted a Minecraft birthday party. I searched and searched the internet, trying to find something cheap. We have a very limited budget, and I didn't want to have to invest a ton of money into a party. Here is what I decided.

For activities I went to this site and printed off a few Minecraft characters. I used the mini ones because they seemed easier to assemble. I let the kids cut them out. I had paste and tape. Almost everyone used tape.

I found this site and printed off the "sticker" pages. I didn't make stickers though. I let the kids paste them to a piece of paper. I gave them crayons and let them draw/color their own minecraft scenes. That took care of the activities.

Next, I had to make party favors. I made some rice krispies treats that looked like minecraft blocks. Chocolate for the bottom and regular colored green for the top.

Then, I designed a label to put on a ziplock bag. I filled bags with Jolly ranchers and gold nuggets. I was inspired by this, but I was lazy and decided to throw them all into one bag. I then looked at a bunch of bottle wrapper pictures, and decided to design my own. I filled water bottles with blue and red Koolaid. (Printables at the end)

I found the large paper creeper in the pic here.

I wanted a little bit more decoration at the party so I designed some labels for 1 gallon Absopure water containers and a 7up container.

Then we just bought green plates, black table covers, green cups and silverware, and black and green balloons at the dollar store. (creeper colors)

Party done. Most of it was printed out. Why spend a bunch of money buying things that you can make? I spent quite a bit of time making these labels for them to only be used for one day, so I wanted to share these. I hope this helps if you are thinking of making a Minecraft party.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Winter Hat Crochet Pattern

This hat was a Christmas gift for my husband. I wanted to make him something warm, and not so outrageous. *I crochet a lot of fairy hats, not exactly something a guy would want to wear all the time ;)* I had a friend point out that it kinda looks like a Minecraft creeper. That was unintentional, but a welcome bonus. My daughter and husband both play that game, so maybe it was in my subconscious. LOL

If you are interested in the pattern, it is available in my Etsy Shop for $3.00

Thanks for looking :)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Custom Necklaces

Here are some pics of my new Hobby. I do sell them in my Etsy shop, and I take custom orders. I don't do this full time though. So I will only be offering to make necklaces as long as I have supplies. If you want me to make a necklace, contact me or purchase the listing I have on Etsy. They are $15 plus $5 shipping in the US only. Thanks for looking :)

Top Left to Right:
Seal of Rassilon (Doctor Who)
Timelord seal (Doctor Who)
Harley Quinn
Serenity (Firefly)
Deathstar (StarWars)
White Tree of Gondor (Lord of the Rings)

Acheron Necklace (Sherrilyn Kenyon)
X-Men Necklace

Rose Madder (Stephen King)
Rumpelstiltskin (Once Upon a Time)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Child's Pony Hood Scarf

My Daughter loves My Little Pony, so I decided to crochet her a Pony hood scarf to play in. She picked out all of the colors. She wanted to be her very own pony. I love that it makes her so happy :)

I have the instant download pdf pattern available in my Etsy Shop for $3 if anyone is interested :)

Monday, July 14, 2014

Winter Forest Hood

I was watching the CW series"Arrow" and was inspired to crochet this hood. It ended up being a bit heavier than planned so that is why I put Winter in the title. It is super cozy. I can't wait to wear it this winter ;) I have the pattern available for $3.00 Instant Download in my Etsy shop if anyone is interested. Thanks for looking :)

NEWS: My shop now accepts Gift Cards and Credit Cards. That should make things a lot more convenient. I'm sorry it took so long for me to make the change. I get a little freaked out when a site wants my bank account number. It turned out alright though.

What do you think?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sanctuary Perler Bead Sign

This sign was inspired by Sherrilyn Kenyon (My favorite author).
Here is the pattern, you can use it for crocheting too ;) This is for personal use only. I have it separated into 29x29 square sections so you know how many large pegboards to use if you are using Perler Beads. I think it makes it easier to do this way, that is just my opinion.

Here is what it looks like on the wall. I put it above the door to my closet/indoor garden. It is kind of like a sanctuary.

Friday, March 28, 2014

How to Crochet on top of a project

How to Crochet on top of a project

Update 7-14-2014: This is the last video for a while. My camera stopped working and it will be a while before I can get another one. Sorry :(