This cute crochet ornament brings boho desert flair and a southwest moaner touch to your holiday decor. This cute little cactus could double as cute desk decor as well. Make one this holiday season! This post contains affiliate links which means I get a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support!
These darling crochet tree shaped ornaments have a simple, rustic construction, and will make a darling addition to your handmade ornament collection. Add your own embellishments or edge it in white to look like a snow-covered tree. This post contains affiliate links, which means I get a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks for your support!
Today I will be vulnerable, and I hope you bear with me.
I don’t share many things about my personal life here on the blog, but for some reason I felt strongly that I should share our yearly tradition of “Light The World” with you this year.
“Light the World” is an initiative put out by the church I belong to, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This initiative is 4 weeks of ideas of how to make the world, your community and your family brighter during the month of December.
I love that the ideas are super simple. These ideas require only a small amount of effort and you can incorporate them easily into your daily routine, but these small efforts could mean real change to you and those around you. I know many of you have donated your crocheted items to those in need and this is absolutely a wonderful way of Lighting the World!
I printed out this advent calendar a couple weeks ago (you can download this free serving-based advent calendar here) and put it on the fridge so my family could prepare to serve others these next weeks of December. It gives you daily ideas of how you can possibly serve and bring some light into the lives of others. They are most very easy ideas, but you can take the spirit of the project and come up with ideas that have more personal meaning to you.
I strongly believe in teaching my children very young how to serve others (not just during the Holidays!). Serving really helps kids see the needs of others and my hope is that my kids will learn to love those around them and strive to put the needs of others before themselves.
Dallas and I were also able to visit the Giving Machine in Salt Lake City, Utah this last year.
In case you haven’t heard of then, the Giving Machines are vending machines with a charitable twist. You choose your items just like a regular vending machine, and purchase with your credit card. However, instead of buying candy or soda, you are purchasing charitable items for people in need. Donations ranged from filling a backpack for $5 to buying a cow for $150. Dallas and I decided to buy 100 meals and two chickens. What a small way to make a big difference (I hope) in someone’s life.
You are, of course, not required to use the advent calendar that I shared, but my hope is that we can all work together to make the space around us just a bit more positive and loving. It really only takes tiny acts of kindness!
Outward positive energy can also turns inward and make our own lives more positive, and I think we could all use a bit more positive energy!
Will you join me in Lighting the World this holiday season?
I’ve rounded up some of the best Black Friday deals for CROCHETERS! Stock up favorites, try a new product or hobby and find something fun for you or one of your crafty friends. Get it while it’s on sale!
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Black Friday for crocheters? Heck yes! My inbox has been filled with deals for this week and I wanted to share some of them with you. Because I am a firm believer in treating yo’self!
Some the Black Friday sales out there are a bit MEH (most of them to be honest), but some are YAY (check out the patterns sales!) So check them out, and I hope you find something you love!
YARN BLACK FRIDAY DEALS:
– up to 70% off YARN and KITS at Blueprint.
– 35% off Red Heart Soft + Bernat Pop
– $2.99 Mystery Grab Bag
– 50% off Wool and The Gang
– 30% off We Are Knitters
– 40% off Bernat Home Dec
– 25% off select colors of Caron Simply Soft
– 50% off select colors of Thick and Quick
– 35% off Premier Yarn
– $10 off Star Wars Even More Crochet Kit (no code needed)
– $6 off My Little Pony Crochet Kit (no code needed)
CROCHET HOOKS, TOOLS and ACCESSORIES
CROCHET PATTERN BLACK FRIDAY DEALS:
– 40% off Ira Rott Patterns
– 25% off White Owl Crochet
– 60% off Whistle and Wool
– 50% off Aradiya Toys
– 30% off Knit and Crochet Ever After
– 40% off Lakeside Loops
– 40% off Sincerely Pam
– 20% off Mama in a Stitch
– 50% off Pretty Darn Adorable
– 50% off The Almond Snug
– 25% off MJs Off the Hook
– 50% off Little Owlet Shop
– 50% off Wild Sapling
NON-CROCHET but CREATIVE Sales:
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This darling plaid crochet dog bandana features the plaid technique and is made with super easy care Bernat Home Dec, a yarn similar to t-shirt yarn. Your dog will look so dapper in this perfect crochet dog bandana! This post contains affiliate links which means I get a small commission at no extra cost to you.