April the Giraffe

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Have you been following the internet sensation of April the Giraffe?  If you have missed it, a giraffe at Animal Adventure Park, April, is pregnant.  A video monitor has been set up in her stall and you can watch her live as she prepares to give birth.  So let me introduce you to my lastest knitting project – a tiny toy giraffe. Continue reading

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Baby Panda

panda-2Recently, I knitted a group of small toys that were donated to a local charity.  I found an adorable free pattern for a baby panda. panda-1

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AHG Badge Help – Let’s Talk #4

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Communication is an important part of everyone’s life. No wonder American Heritage Girls has devoted an entire badge to it.

How we communicate is ever changing.  Gone are the days to slipping hand written notes into each other’s locker.  The youth of today now use hi-tech devices. And these are becoming available to children of all ages.  Why not take a minute to have fun sharing how we communicated with out friends back in the “dark ages” – The one before internet. Continue reading

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Holey Hat

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Have you seen these ponytail hats?  Unlike a regular hat, there is room for a ponytail or bun to come through the hole? Continue reading

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AHG Badge Help – Nature and Wildlife #4

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The American Heritage Girls Nature & Wildlife merit badge, is a popular badge for girls.  Regardless to their age. there is something about being outside and enjoy the Creator’s work that is calming.

Requirement #4 of the badge has the girls make a pinecone bird feeder and observe it for 30 days.  Continue reading

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Finding Joy

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Several years ago, my aunt introduced me to the writings of Andy Andrews when she sent me his book, The Noticer, one Christmas.  I have since read several of his books, including his most recent, Finding Joy.

Finding Joy is a free ebook, available to for download here.  Packed into the 18 pages of this book you will find practical tips to finding joy in every area of your life.  And while I definitely was inspired by the book, I know I will need to read it several times to gain all the wisdom packed into this short book. Continue reading

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Slush Hat

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Last week I shared a basic beanie made with chunky yarn.  If you prefer a hat with a little more texture, then this is the hat for you. Using chunky yarn it knits up quickly and since the pattern is free, there is no excuse for not making this hat.  Continue reading

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