Miscellaneous Crafts
Updated - December 20, 2006


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Crafts on this page:

Angel Kisses (or Hugs)
Bottled Sunshine
Crocheted "Fan" edging for towels or pillowcases
Crocheted Sunflower Bookmark
Crocheted Carnations
Melting Snowman
Smile Seeds Package


sewing line


Crocheted "Fan" edging for towels or pillowcases
Crocheted edging

Use size 7 crochet needle, or size desired to have look you want.
1st Row: Ch 12, 3 dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 3, 3 dc in same place (shell), ch 7, sl st in last ch of starting chain. Ch 3, turn.
2nd Row: 10 dc in ch-7 loop, ch 2, in next ch-3 space make 3 de, ch 3, 3 dc (shell over shell). Ch 3, turn.
3rd Row: Shell over shell, ch 2, dc in 1st dc of 10-dc group, *ch 2, ship 1 dc, dc in next dc. Repeat from * across , ending with dc in turning ch-3. Ch 3, turn.
4th Row: 3 dc in 1st sp, sc in same sp. In each of next 3 sps, sc, 3 dc, sc. In next space, sc, 2 dc, dc in last dc, ch 2, shell over shell. Ch 3, turn.
5th Row: Shell over shell, ch 7, skip 2 ch, sc in next dc. Ch 3, turn.

Repeat rows 2 through 5 for desired length.

Sc to towel edging.

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Crocheted Sunflower Bookmark
Crocheted Sunflower Bookmark

  Size 10 crochet thread (Knit Cro Sheen or you can use 6 strand embroidery thread using all 6 strands, it works well), small amount each dark brown, yellow gold and dark green
  No7 steel crochet hook or hook needed to obtain gauge.
GAUGE:6tr = 1/2 inch

Row 1: With green, ch 5, 2 tr in fifth ch from hook, ch 5, 3 tr in same ch as last tr made, turn.  (6 tr, 1 ch5 space made)
Rows 2-6: Sl st in each st across to ch 5 sp, sl st in first ch of ch5 sp, (ch 4, 3 tr, ch 5, 4 tr) in ch5 sp, turn.
Rows 7-8: Sl st in each st across to ch 5 sp, sl st in first ch of ch 5 sp, (ch 4, 5 tr, ch 7, 6 tr) in ch5 sp, turn.  (12 tr, 1 ch7 sp)
Row 9: Sl st in each st across to ch7 sp, sl st in first ch of ch 7 sp, (ch 4, 8 tr, ch 7, 9 tr) in ch 7 sp, do not turn. Fasten off.  (18 tr, 1 ch7 sp)
Row 10: Join dk. brown with sl st in sixth st, 20 tr in ch 7 sp, sl st in fourth st on row 9, turn. Fasten off.  (20 tr)
Row 11: Join yellow gold with sl st in first tr on row 10, ch 4, tr in next 3 sts, (ch 4, tr in next 4 sts) across, turn.  (20 tr, 4 ch4 sps)
Row 12: Ch 4; (yo 2 times, insert hook in next st, yo, pull through st, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, yo pull through 2 lps on hook) 3 times, yo, pull through all 4 lps on hook; *ch 4, sc in next ch sp, ch 4; (yo 2 times, insert hook in next st, yo, pull through st, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) 4 times, yo, pull through all 5 lps on hook; repeat from * across. Fasten off.

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Supplies needed:
Baby yarn, main color and white
Crochet hook size 0
18 guage wire
Carnation calyx (green bottom of flower)
Floral tape
Carnation leaves

With main color, ch 8, slip stitch to end of chain to form circle.
Row 1: Ch 3, 39 dc in circle, sl st to 1st dc to fasten.
Row 2: Ch 4, (1 dc in next st, ch 1)all around flower. Sl st into third st on first ch 4.
Row 3: sl st to ch 1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp (3 dc in each sp)all around. Sl st in first ch 3 to fasten. Finish off.
Row 4: Fasten white to last stitch. Sc in same st. (Ch 2, sc in next st)all around flower, fasten off and weave in loose ends.

To attach to stem use 12 inch of 18 guage wire, bend hook in one end and put hook through both sides of center circle then twist together. Slide caylx up stem and fasten with a small dab of hot glue. Wrap with floral tape, wrapping in leaves as desired.

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These are quick and easy gifts--for 'just because'.

You will need:
yellow, orange, black and bright pink felt
Quart canning (or same size) bottle with canning ring lid
6-inch square of bright material
Silk leaves

Print out pattern for the sun. Be sure to put your printer margins to zero before printing.
Cut mouth and eyes out of black felt. Cut nose and sun back out of orange, and cheeks out of pink felt. Cut 2 sun faces and whip stitch them together--stuff lightly just before sewing completely around.
Put silk leaves in jar and position sun in front of them.
Place lid on bottle, pad with small amount of stuffing, lay material over then screw ring lid on tightly.
Add thought on paper---To brighten your day when life gives you rain clouds!

I printed this on a business card-size paper with the thought on the back.

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'For my angel of a mother' or use the poem below.

To make these sweet angels, you will need Hershey's® Kisses or Hugs, metalic chenille stems (pipe cleaners) and small wooden beads (about 3/8 inch).
I used hot glue, but tacky glue works fine also.
First, using a permanent marking pen, put two dots in the center of a bead for the eyes. Glue the bead to the tip of the Kiss. I used gold wings and halo for the Kisses with Almonds (because they are wrapped in gold foil) and silver for the regular Kisses. At different times of the year you can get Kisses wrapped in different colors and they are fun, also. Cut a 1 inch piece of chenille and make it into a circle for the halo and glue on the top of the head. Cut a 3 inch piece and form into a figure 8 and glue on to the back of the Kiss for the wings.
Now you are ready to give it to your favorite Angel Person!

Here is a little poem I made to go with the kisses:

There are so many kinds of kisses,
Some for love, and some for good wishes.
But here is the one that can't be beat--
Angel Kisses--so wonderful and sweet!

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This cute snowman is easy enough for kids to make with a little help.

I made a snowman round and fat,
And on his head I put a hat,
He sat out in the sun all day,
And slowly melted all away,
But I can tell just where he sat,
Because he didn't take his hat.

Materials needed:
-Clear shrink plastic sheet, 4-1/8 x 5-3/8 inches
-3/4-inch Styrofoam ball
-19mm black plastic top hat
-3/8-inch red plaid ribbon, 5 inches
-Red felt, 1 x 1-1/2 inches
-4mm black beads, eight
-White posterboard for sign, 3/8 x 2 inches
-Tiny yellow feather
-Thin twigs, 1-1/2 inch lengths, two
-Orange acrylic paint
-Black fine-line permanent marker
-White craft glue

Use transparent tape to attach edges of the shrink plastic to a square of cardboard for support. Trim feather to 1/2 x 1-1/4 inches. For each sign handle, cut pointed ends from a toothpick, leaving a 1-3/4 inch length. Use a serrated knife to cut a 1/4-inch slice from one side of the foam ball for the bottom. For nose, dip one end of a toothpick into orange paint. Let dry. Cut a 1/2-inch length from the end. Using the pattern, cut out two mittens (they are about 3/4-inch long).
Referring to the picture, continue with making the snowman: Squeeze an irregular shaped puddle of glue onto the plastic sheet. Set aside. Using the marker, write 'Welcome Spring?' onto the posterboard for the sign. Glue the feather to the hat. Determine eye placement and use the sign handle toothpick to make two small holes in the foam ball. Squeeze a small amount of glue into the holes and insert beads. Repeat to glue three beads for the mouth and the cut end of the orange toothpick for the nose.
Use glue gun to attach the sign to the toothpick sign handle. Wrap and glue the right hand mitten around the base of the sign handle.
Fringe the ends of the ribbon for the scarf. Place into the puddled flue: foam ball head; twig arms; left-hand mitten with thumb pointing toward center; ribbon scarf around head; and three beads (buttons) in front of the head. Glue the hat on top of the head.
Place the sign near the right twig arm. While holding the sign upright, attach one end of an 8-inch length of transparent tape to the plastic sheet, up and over sign, and attach the other end to the opposite side of the plastic sheet to support the sign as the glue dries. (The glue will dry in approximately 48 hours.) When glue is dry, remove the plastic sheet from the cardboard square. Then cut the plastic sheet along the glue line to remove the excess.


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Copy the graphic below and resize as desired in a grapic program. I have made these two to a page, or four to a page and they are fun either size. Cut out and use a razor blade or craft knife to cut out the center of the front as shown. I have used the plastic from baggies, taped into place for the window, or document covers cut the same size as the package and just set in (no pasting needed, which I like!) Fold up, and using glue stick, glue edges to form package --putting plastic in first! Fill, and glue shut the top flap.


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