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Crocheted Grinch Doll

“Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store…maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”

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Yes, I know it’s July…but YOU GUYS – that only means 6 more months until CHRISTMAS!!

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Don’t worry, I promise I’m not THAT excited…but I am excited to share with you this little crocheted Grinch doll that’s just waiting to liven up your holiday décor!

With a heart that’s 3x the size it should be and a little removable Santa hat to add some holiday cheer, this crocheted Grinch doll makes a splendiferous holiday gift for anyone on your list, Who’s and Grinches alike! Make one for yourself following this Crocheted Grinch Pattern* or buy this one fully made and ready to go at my Etsy shop (coming soon!)!

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*This pattern does NOT include the crocheted Santa hat, which I made on a whim or the crocheted heart, which can be found here. The original Grinch pattern also includes facial features, which I decided not to include on this doll.

Grinch Pattern: http://yarnwars.com/free-patterns-created-yarnwars/free-mr-grinch-inspired-doll-crochet-pattern/

Heart Pattern: http://www.dailycrochet.com/super-quick-and-easy-crochet-heart-amigurumi-pattern/ (Large heart made)

Or just buy this one on Etsy, COMING SOON! Stay tuned! 🙂

Celebrate creativity every Wednesday with a “Creativi-bee” post, where I share easy craft tutorials, project ideas, and craft collections.

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Crocheted Apple Amigurumi

“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.”

I love this quote from The Painted Drum, by Louise Erdrich. Beautiful and sad, this passage is a subtle reminder of the importance of being thankful for simple pleasures and accepting those things we can’t change.

I, for one, almost always need a reminder to take a moment and be thankful…and this little crocheted apple buddy is just the reflection I need to slow down and breathe.

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The pattern for this crocheted apple can be found at GateandO Crochet. There are also super helpful images to help you complete your apples. You will need to translate the page into English, so some of the steps are slightly confusing, but I found it understandable, especially with the photos.

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I’ve made these in a handful of colors and I love having them on display to remind me to “taste the sweetness” as often as possible. They’re also great for decorating your home come fall!

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New Etsy Items Added!

Ok, guys…you’ve been asking, so here you go! New items have been added to the Between the Pages Etsy shop, including the “There are no wrong roads to anywhere” keychain, the Wilbur and Charlotte amigurumi, and Hermione’s tote bag!

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Even more items coming soon…stay tuned!

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New Etsy Items Added!

Throw Pillow

but a dream 1

Alice in Wonderland Necklace

how long is forever 3

The Perks of Being a Wallflower Frame

in that moment 1

Jurassic Park Necklace

life finds a way necklace 1

The Phantom Tollbooth Keychain

no wrong roads 1

Golden Snitch Necklace

open at the close 3

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Bracelets

soul is the sky 4

Game of Thrones Wolf Pack Bracelets

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Hermione’s Tote Bag

when in doubt 1

Charlotte and Wilbur Amigurumi Toy

you have been my friend 1

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The Road to Anywhere Key Chain

The first time I read The Phantom Tollbooth was right before my 31st birthday. Crazy, I know! I received the book from my aunt as a gift and tore through it in one sitting. I loved the messages about the importance of the journey, as that’s something that’s been drilled into my head by my parents since I was a little girl.

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One of my favorite parts of the book was this quote: “There are no wrong roads to anywhere.” I thought it so perfectly summed up everything we were taught about exploring every possibility, whether that be metaphorical or literal. I actually loved it so much that I turned it into this cute little key chain!

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Complete with a key charm to better convince you to hop in the car and just see where it takes you, this key chain makes a great gift for a graduate or someone about to embark on a new life-changing journey.

Made using polymer clay, this charm is surprisingly light-weight, durable, and super easy to make!

The Road to Anywhere Key Chain

Materials:

  • Polymer clay in desired colors (I used two shades of purple clay)
  • Small rubber letter stamps (I found mine in the dollar bin at Michaels)
  • Pen or toothpick
  • White paint
  • Key charm
  • Key ring
  • Paper towel
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam Brush

Instructions:

  1. To create the clay circle, I marbleized two purple clay colors together. Once marbleized, form into a circle, measuring about 2 in. across and 1/4 in. thick.
  2. Use your rubber letter stamps to stamp in your message.
  3. Using a pen or a toothpick, create the hole at the top of your charm for the key ring.
  4. Bake your clay charm following the directions for whatever clay you’re using.
  5. Once cooled, place a small amount of white paint on your paper towel. Quickly rub it over the letters, then rub as much of the paint off as you can, leaving the paint to sink into the stamped letters. This takes some practice, but if you mess up, you can use nail polish remover to take the paint off and try again.
  6. Let your paint dry, then seal it in with a coat of Mod Podge.
  7. Add your key charm, if desired, and your key ring and you’re ready to hit the road!
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Hermione’s Library Tote Bag

All us bookworms know there’s a little Hermione in all of us…

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I mean…

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We love to read, we love studying, and there’s just that TIIIINY little piece of us that’s just slightly judgmental…

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And when you’re feeling your inner Hermione come out, what better way to show her off than with this cute library tote bag?

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Featuring a little book and owl charm, as well as a striped pattern in Hermione’s house colors, this tote bag is great for running off to potions class, a study session at the library, or just storing your copy of The Monster Book of Monsters because every smart girl knows not to carry that one around in the open…

I’ve included instructions on how to make this tote, but if you love it and just have to have this one, it’ll be for sale soon in my Etsy store, so stay tuned!

Hermione’s Library Tote Bag

Materials:

  • Canvas Tote
  • Maroon Fabric Paint
  • Gold Fabric Paint
  • Black Fabric Marker
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Paintbrush
  • Iron-on Letters
  • Red Ribbon
  • Book and Owl Charm, if desired

Instructions:

  1. Follow the instructions for caring for your canvas tote (this might involve a quick pre-wash before you begin).
  2. Using a ruler, mark 1 in. marks along both side straps of bag. Lightly draw pencil lines to divide side straps into 11 squares. Repeat on both sides of tote.
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  3. Starting with gold paint, fill in every other square on tote. I did about 2 coats of gold paint. Let dry and repeat on other side. Repeat with maroon paint.

    If you get some splatters, just let them dry and paint over them!

  4. Once your paint has dried, separate the squares with your black fabric marker. Let dry.
  5. Follow the instructions for ironing the letters onto your tote. You’ll need letters in the following quantities:

    a-1; b-2; d-1; e-2; g-1; h-2; i-2; l-1; n-2; o-3; r-2; t-3; u-1; w-1; y-1

    I was able to make the tote with 2 sheets of iron-on letters.
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  6. If you want to attach charms, feel free! I think they add a nice touch and I’m a sucker for bows so I had to tie a bow on the handle!
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This tote is a fun gift for any bookworm or Harry Potter fan! If you love this tote but don’t want to make it yourself, stay tuned! It’ll be up for sale on my Etsy store soon!

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Crochet Tea Buddy

What’s cozier than a fresh cup of tea? A cozy, cuddly cup of tea!

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This cute crochet tea buddy is perfect for snuggling up with on a cool spring morning…and he’s always happy to see you.

Complete with a little crocheted tea bag, this little buddy is great for tea lovers of all ages!

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You can find this pattern at Amigurumi Today.

Want to adopt this little guy? He’ll be up for sale on my ETSY store soon!

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Pre-Holiday ETSY Sale!

IT’S NOVEMBER.

HOW HAS THIS YEAR FLOWN BY SO QUICKLY?!

You know that once November hits, December is only a hop, skip and a jump away…and if you want to get a jump-start on your holiday shopping, I’m here to help!

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I’m having a pre-holiday sale on EVERYTHING in my ETSY shop.  To help make room for new inventory, everything (EVERYTHING) is 50% off!  Stock up on cards, gifts, and all the Harry Potter merch you can handle!

Shop Between the Pages between now and November 28th for great deals on holiday gifts!

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