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Crochet Appliques Christmas cards

Are you looking for a fun way to incorporate crochet into your holiday gift giving?!? Here's something I like to do! Make some holiday themed crochet appliques and then glue them on to blank cards! Viola custom handmade Christmas cards!



You can also paint/color the background, add some other decals or stickers, whatever your heart desires!

I think this would be a fun project to do with your little ones this holiday season. Make up a few different appliques and let them decorate some cards!

You can get packs of blank cards on Amazon for fairly cheap!

Hope this gives you inspiration and don't forget to tag me if you make some cards! I'd love to see what you create.

Items you'll need:
Crochet appliques
Blank cards
Glue gun
Paint, colored markers ect
Any other crafty item you want to use to decorate your card!

Here is list of a few cute and FREE crochet patterns I've found on Pinterest that would be great for this project!:

Christmas Mickey elf

Christmas ball

Tree

Snowglobe


WAK Black Friday Haul

I hope all of you got yourselves some awesome black friday/Cyber Monday deals..I know I did! I have been waiting for black friday to order some weareknitters the wool. I ended ordering 7 skeins of yarn and I am obsessed.


I have never purchased from weareknitters before as honestly the price kind of scares me. $35/skein is a lil pricey, but with their black friday deal they were on for $21-23/skein and I found some patterns that only use 1/2 skein per hat so yay!!!!!!

Here is a little IGTV video I did showing you all the different colors I got! Be sure to follow me on the gram if you want to see what I end up making with all this squishy goodness :)

-KGC


Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide

Looking to shop Small this holiday season and support some fellow small business owners? Here is a list of over 30 small business owners that you can shop from this holiday season. From gifts for your sister, friend, husband or even maybe a little something for yourself  I am sure you will something that suits your fancy on this list. Happy Shopping!!



Gifts for her
Milk Honey Soapery 
Earth Realm Co
Peace Organics 
Catmamola Ceramics
Small Hours Workshop
Sweet Sips 
briwok
Gifts for him
Solid Leather
Rosewell Wood Working 
Grindhouse
Candles
Saras Soaps and Candles
Drop Dead Candles 
CoOp of Creation
Kvall Candles
Home decor
Cassee Paints
Sunday Morning Glassworks
revintageto
sonicbloom
Eleanor Rosa Felt
Wild Concrete
homebody collective
blissful days designs
light and paper shop
fish eye sisters
Gifts for Makers
the corner of craft (stitch markers)
little birdie design studio (apparel)
a crafty concept Merch (apparel)
Polka Dots And Lady Bugs (stitch markers)
knitbrooks (crochet hooks)
Cards
Shoshana Illustration
naught…

Meet Your Maker- Pixie Cove Gifts

This weeks MYM is Chloe from Pixie Cove Gifts. Chloe makes the cutest little polymer clay charms, jewelry and ornaments! Go check her out, I am sure you will get so much joy from her awesome work.


Introduce yourself and your business.

Hi! My name is Chloe and I am the maker behind Pixie Cove gifts. Originally from the East Coast, I went to college in Toronto and work part time in the entertainment industry. At Pixie Cove gifts I make almost everything with polymer clay! From charms, jewelry, d├ęcor and ornaments to creating Illustrated Digital cards and invites.


 How did you launch your business & what made you want to start a small business?

 I’ve always had a creative spark, love drawing and creating cool art; I wanted to have something to separate my work in the industry from my personal artistic creations.

I’ve always liked the idea of being in full control over what I create, having my own business and working on my own time. I then decided to give opening my own Etsy shop a tr…

Meet Your Maker-Crochet By Cote

This week on MYM we have Nicole from Crochet by Cote! I found Nicole over on Instagram and her page aesthetic is #goals!!!! Go and giver her a follow :)



Introduce yourself and your business.

My name is Nicole Cote and I started my Instagram page crochet.by.cote around a year ago! I’m from Canada , Vancouver Island to be exact. A west coasty for sure! Crochet.by.cote has yet to become a business, but I’m hoping by summer-ish 2020 that I will have an Etsy shop open and some craft fair booths reserved !

How did you launch your business & what made you want to start a small business?

I have yet to launch as a business but that’s the main goal for me! The goal is to get an Etsy shop going and then dive into craft fairs, but for now I’m just doing things through word of mouth! (Good news though ! My mother in law just reserved a space beside her for next year at a craft fair !) I’ve always wanted to have a business of my own; whether it’s small and just brings in a little extra cash or is…

Meet Your Maker- A Cute Design

This week on Meet Your Maker we have Jenna from A Cute Design. Jenna is a wonderful designer and maker! I love her colorful and unique feed and I am sure you will to. Jenna's work is amazing ranging from colorful crochet wear to maker tools, she has something for everyone!


Introduce yourself and your business.

Hi There, I’m Jenna!  Owner and creator behind A-Cute Design.  I am a full time maker that sells crochet wear, laser cut maker items and writes patterns for other yarn lovers.  A-Cute Design is just about four years old and is my passion in life.  I just re-did my little studio and wanted to show you the photos here


How did you launch your business & what made you want to start a small business?

I intentionally got more serious about my crochet work with starting a business in mind.  My younger brother passed away in 2014 and I couldn’t stay at my interior design job I no longer loved.  I needed to be more creative, be inspired.  SO I moved back to Michigan from Indiana an…

Knitcrate Review

Hello Fellow Makers! The following is a review of the popular monthly yarn subscription box service Knitcrate. This is 100% not sponsored,  this my own opinion and experience. Hopefully this helps anyone on the fence about ordering.

I had seen posts about Knitcrate before online, but never really looked  much into it. Until recently I honestly did more crochet then knitting and really only made basic items like beanies. One of my goals this year was to expand my skill set. I saw other makers posting about the yarn that was in the August Knitcrate and I fell in love with the European Robin colorway (energize me option) and NEEDED it. If you order before the last day of the month you get the subscription box for that month so I placed my order right away.


I was so excited for the yarn to arrive and it did about a week later. I opened the box and it was the wrong color way (I was super disappointed)... It was the neutral option (still very pretty, just not what I ordered). I contacted Kn…