<![CDATA[The Blueberry Bee - The Buzz]]>Wed, 17 May 2017 09:34:37 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Tiny Angel Wings]]>Wed, 17 May 2017 13:20:37 GMThttp://theblueberrybee.com/the-buzz/tiny-angel-wingsMother's Day has just passed, and I am aware that there are mothers among us who have lost babies.  These tiny angel wings are a good way to convey your understanding without saying a word.  A small, tangible memento like this is always well received and means much more than you know. 
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<![CDATA[How to Fix A Pulled Loop in Crochet]]>Wed, 10 May 2017 17:19:07 GMThttp://theblueberrybee.com/the-buzz/how-to-fix-a-pulled-loop-in-crochetSometimes sweaters get snagged on things, don't they?  Here's how to fix a nasty pulled loop in your crocheted items.  
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<![CDATA[Cheap & Easy Pencil Pouch Refashion]]>Tue, 02 May 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://theblueberrybee.com/the-buzz/cheap-easy-pencil-pouch-refashionYou know how sometimes you buy something, but it's not exactly what you want?  Well, that happened to me.  I decided to remake what I had into what I actually wanted.  You can watch the video below to see how I refashioned my pencil pouches from Dollar Tree into trendy little zippered pouches.  By the way, Mother's Day is coming up very soon.  Make a couple of these for Mom.  She will love them! 
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<![CDATA[The Blueberry Bee Episode 3]]>Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:36:37 GMThttp://theblueberrybee.com/the-buzz/the-blueberry-bee-episode-3In this episode, I am discussing The Giveaway Winner , my recent yarn haul, and the invasive Butterweed.  I hope you will enjoy each segment.   Don't forget to visit Evelyn at The Thistle Hollow, and join in her #lymealong2017!   If you are looking for a daily devotional that will bring new meaning to Psalm 23, check out Ray Carman's Enjoy The Shepherd: Daily Lessons from Sheep.  I hope you have a very happy day!
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<![CDATA[Simple Crocheted Dish Cloth Redo]]>Tue, 18 Apr 2017 13:46:09 GMThttp://theblueberrybee.com/the-buzz/simple-crocheted-dish-cloth-redoAfter receiving many comments on my previous video about how the music interfered with the instruction, I have redone the dishcloth video.  I also learned that it is harder to see the darker yarns than it is to see the lighter ones, so I chose a lighter yarn for this video.  The pattern is the same.  You can find the FREE written pattern on the "Free Patterns" tab right here on this website.  Simply select the "Free Patterns" tab, and click on the title "Simple Crocheted Dish Cloth."  A window will pop up, allowing you to download the FREE pattern.  Remember, these cloths don't have to be made or used just for boring old dishes!  They are great washcloths and baby cloths, too.  Enjoy!
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<![CDATA[Early Easter Gifts]]>Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:07:00 GMThttp://theblueberrybee.com/the-buzz/early-easter-giftsThese bunnies were discovered, quite by accident, living underneath our pool deck.  What a super cute Easter gift!  We didn't handle the bunnies at all, because we didn't want the mother to stop tending to them.  Also, we have pet bunnies, so we didn't want to transfer any potential sickness from the wild bunnies to our domesticated pets.  : )  I hope you enjoy the video.  Have a very blessed, happy Easter!
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<![CDATA[Pretty Cross Stitch Pouch]]>Tue, 04 Apr 2017 23:25:56 GMThttp://theblueberrybee.com/the-buzz/pretty-cross-stitch-pouchThis little pouch is so cute and pretty.  You will probably want to make one in every color.  These are great little gifts for moms, friends, kids, teachers, etc.  They are also cute as table decorations for weddings. They are perfect as little favor bags, but you may wish to put your goodies into a plastic bag before placing them into this little pouch, so they won't slip through the holes.  : )  It is such a rewarding project, because it can be made quickly, plus it's great for beginners, as it is simple and incorporates several different stitches.  For the FREE written pattern, click on the "Free Patterns" tab, then click on the title "Pretty Cross Stitch Pouch.  A window will open so that you can download the PDF pattern.  Have a happy day!
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<![CDATA[The Blueberry Bee Episode 2]]>Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:28:45 GMThttp://theblueberrybee.com/the-buzz/the-blueberry-bee-episode-2Getting my kids to help me to film a bit is quite fun and rewarding.  Yes, there are shaky clips, but they're learning, and I am able to keep my hands free to show you all that I have been working on.  Today, I'm talking about technical trouble, giving an update on the GIVEAWAY, and informing you about another beautiful thing that is native to my area of the USA, the Eastern Redbud Tree.  Stick around until after the Tech Trouble segment for details on how to ENTER THE GIVEAWAY. The giveaway has been extended, because there was only one comment in Episode 1.  LEAVE A COMMENT by APRIL 22, 2017 to ENTER.  The WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED on April 25, 2017!   All of the links mentioned in the video are listed below.  Have a happy day!
Links:
THEME: TECH TROUBLE
Visit me here: http://www.theblueberrybee.com and on Ravelry (TheBlueberryBee)
Music: http://www.purple-planet.com “Riding High”

WIPs & FOs
Ravelry- http://www.ravelry.com 
(My Ravatar: TheBlueberryBee)
App I use for Ravelry: Stash2Go (Lite)

Bernat My Mermaid Crochet Snuggle Sack - http://www.yarnspirations.com/patterns/mermaid-sleep-snuggle-sack.html
Grain Shawl - http://tincanknits.com/pattern-SC-grain.html
Kay Jones (Bakery Bears) -https://www.youtube.com/user/BakeryBears
Boyfriend Beanie - http://www.expressionfiberarts.com/pr...
Pretty Cross Stitch Pouch - http://theblueberrybee.com/uploads/3/5/3/3/35330597/pretty_cross_stitch_pouch.pdf
A Garland of Grace Coloring Book - https://www.christianbook.com/a-garland-of-grace-coloring-book/9781432116880/pd/2116880
Striped Baby Hat - http://sweetandsavorytrinkets.blogspot.com/2015/08/striped-baby-hat.html
Raccoon Camouflage C2C Blanket - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libra...
Beans The Cat - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/beans-the-cat-knitting-pattern
Easter Marshmallow Bunnies - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/easter-marshmallow-bunnies
Barley Hat - http://tincanknits.com/pattern-SC-barley.html

STORY CORNER
Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright - https://www.christianbook.com/thimble...
Podcasts:
Organize 365 - https://organize365.com/organize-365-podcast/
Curious Handmade - http://curioushandmade.com/category/podcast/
Two Ewes Fiber Adventures - http://twoewesdyeing.libsyn.com/
Knit Picks - http://knitpicks.libsyn.com/
Teaching Your Brain to Knit - https://teachingyourbraintoknit.com/
How She Creates - http://howshecreates.com/
The Crafter's Box - https://thecraftersbox.com/
App: Audiobooks - http://www.audiobooks.com/

NATURE WALK 
Music: http://www.purple-planet.com 
“Wood Elves”

Eastern Redbud - http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/plants/landscape/trees/hgic1021.html
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<![CDATA[Crocheted Bunny Coaster, Cloth, or Hot Pad]]>Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:50:59 GMThttp://theblueberrybee.com/the-buzz/crocheted-bunny-coaster-cloth-or-hot-padThis was a really fun and quick project.  I am slowly adding more and more bunnies to our collection.  We kind of have a thing for bunnies around our house.  Well, my husband doesn't, but my daughters and I like everything to do with bunnies!  I hope you will enjoy crocheting along with me.  I used 100% cotton yarn, a "G" crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors, and fabric markers in colors pink & black.  As always, if you find that I'm moving too fast through the video, you can click to pause the video, and then resume it when you are ready.  Also, to slow down the speed of the video, you can click on the little gear at the bottom of the video screen and select the speed of your choice.  You can click this link for the FREE written pattern: Crocheted Bunny Coaster, Cloth, or Hot Pad or you can explore this pattern and more on the Free Patterns tab right here on my website!  Have a "hoppy" day!
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<![CDATA[Little Knitted Cat - "Beans the Cat" Knitting Pattern by Mamma4earth]]>Tue, 14 Mar 2017 12:58:49 GMThttp://theblueberrybee.com/the-buzz/little-knitted-cat-beans-the-cat-knitting-pattern-by-mamma4earthThis is such a cute little pattern!  I waited a long time to make this little kitty.  I'm glad I finally decided to just do it!  It was a great little project that worked up fairly quickly.  It was challenging, in that, I used dpns for the second time (The first time was on a baby hat.) and knitted an icord for the first time.  I found the pattern very easy to follow, which is great, as I am relatively new to reading & working from written knitting patterns.  Over all, I was happy with the way my little knitted kitty turned out.  If I were to make another one, I would use different yarn.  The yarn I used isn't my favorite and is a little hard to work with because it is so lightweight.  I hope you enjoy making one of your own.  Here is the link to the FREE pattern: Beans the Cat.  Enjoy!
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