• Crafts,  Knitting

    Yes, I Gave It Away

    About 11 years ago, I saw a pattern for a kid’s knitted sweater that I absolutely loved and wanted to make for my then 5-year-old. I picked the colors, bought all the yarn, and put it along with the needles and pattern in a bag and added it to my “queue.” And there it sat.

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    Craft: Geocaching Map Candles

    I collect maps. Everywhere I go, if I see a free map, I have to take it. And if I see somewhere online to send away for a free map, I do. Most states have a department of tourism that will send you maps and travel guides for their area. I have hundreds of maps and decided it was time to finally do something with them. This is the first of what I hope to be a series of projects to do with paper maps. (contains affiliate links) I like maps and I also like yogurt, especially Oui by Yoplait. It comes in these super cute little glass jars that…

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    Craft: Geocaching Inspired Keychains

    Looking for a fun geocaching related craft that’s fun for children and adults? Look no further! I’ll show you how to make these super easy and cute geocaching inspired keychains. They make great gifts or swag for geocaching. (contains affiliate links) Start out with transparent plastic pony beads like these. I used transparent green, orange, turquoise, and yellow. Arrange them in the bottom of a nonstick muffin pan. Nonstick is key – I learned my lesson here and tried to use an old tin mini muffin pan and ruined it! The melted plastic will pop right out of a nonstick pan. I used one like these. Make sure that you…