Bluebird

This weeks knitting project is an adorable Bluebird.
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Rose SWAPS

The wonderful thing about SWAPS is they can match any mood, personality, or theme.  Today’s SWAP is dedicated to the 1001 silly jokes that the girls have shared driving to and from camp. Continue reading

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Real Sweet Potato Casserole

I previously shared my recipe for Sweet Potato Casserole (here), but wanted to update the recipe to show how it can be made with real / fresh sweet potatoes.

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Alien Attack

When searching for patterns I stumbled upon this adorable alien.  Who could not love this little guy.  I knew he was a must knit.  Continue reading

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Jesus Nut SWAP

This summer our camp theme centered around creations.  We explored God’s creation in a beautiful mountain setting. But we also studied modern inventions.  Since our Pioneer and Patriots attend a longer camp than our Tenderhearts and Explorers, I wanted to develop a SWAP just for the older girls.

Have you heard about the Jesus Nut?  No, not that crazy bible thumbing guy on the corner, yelling at everyone who walks by – the helicopter part.  A Jesus Nut is a slang term used to describe the part of the helicopter that hold the propellers onto the helicopter.  Soldiers and mechanics realized very quickly that this small part, that fits into the palm of your hand, was crucial to the flight.  If the part were to come loose, the helicopter would crash and there was little chance of surviving.  All that was left for the crew to do was pray.   Continue reading

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Red bird

With my overloaded summer schedule, I did not get as much knitting completed as I had hoped.  But when I received a call from my favorite organization asking for a basket of knit “critters”, I knew it was time to get busy.

This weeks knitting project is an adorable little bird designed by Rebecca Danger.  I loved that the body was knitted in the round.  Before attaching the knit wings and beak, I added a set of 6/0 beads for the eyes.

A copy of the free pattern can be downloaded here.

If you’re a bird be an early bird –
But if you’re a worm sleep late.
Shel Silverstein

Happy Knitting!

 

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Another Cheesy SWAP

As someone who make hundreds of swaps each year, I am always looking for a budget friendly idea.  These SWAPS were made using a package of cellulose sponges I picked up at the local dollar store.  Each 3×5 sponge made 24 cheese wedges. For one dollar, plus safety pins, I got 72 SWAPS. That’s not bad at all. Continue reading

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