Well, it's Monday again. . . time to make something! (I know it's really Tuesday, but I had some unforeseen delays. Please excuse.) I decided to do these, because pouches are pretty popular these days (In my mind they always have been.). I came up with an easy felt pouch that anyone can make in just a few minutes with very little capital investment, if you know what I mean. :) So, here we go. Click on the video player below to follow along with me as I show you how I make a simple felt pouch you can hang your keys on. Leave a comment below to let me know what color(s) you used!
Everyone likes to get something for nothing, right? While this really has nothing to do with homeschool, I'm posting it anyway! Take a look at this great little place I've found that has some really cute free items to download. To see what they have to offer, simply click on the picture above. Not satisfied? Want more? Simply click on the Free Patterns, Recipes, or Little Bees & Homeschool Tabs right here on The Blueberry Bee and get some free stuff!
This is a really cute project and it's so fun for everyone! It's a precious little washcloth for a precious little someone. You can crochet it up in next to no time and then roll it up and make it into a sweet little bunny. It's perfect for any new mom! Sara Sach is the crochet pattern designer and was super gracious in letting me use her pattern for my blog post & tutorial (You can find the video player below.). For a copy of her FREE pattern, please visit: Sara on Blogspot *OR* Sara on Ravelry.
*AND* Don't forget to visit Sara at Posh Pooch Designs.
I made 6 of these a while back for my cousin, because she was having twins. Here's my project. It turned out very nicely. I decided to make a hanging organizer since their space is limited. I filled the pockets with handmade items, like mini scrapbooks, flannel burp cloths, and baby bunny washcloths. I placed two identical picture frames inside & it made a very cute gift!
Whatever you choose to do with yours, just have lots of fun! Leave a comment below, by clicking "add comment" to let me know how many you made & what you made them for!
Would you like to crochet along with me? Just click play on the video player below.
One thing we don't generally plan for in homeschooling is sick days. Oh we take them, but we don't really plan for them. Well, recently, we took over a week of sick days -- I called it "Spring Break." It was really a break from everything! I haven't done any tutorials in quite a while, laundry is piling up everywhere. We're all running out of some very important essentials, if you know what I mean! I have kept up with the dishes pretty well, at least this week. I feel very drained, not only from being sick myself, but from all of the responsibilities that come with taking care of my children who are sick and trying to keep their environment as clean as possible.
I had what I thought to be just a regular sinus infection about 3 weeks ago. You know. . . sore throat, full sinuses, coughing up yucky junk. I thought it would last a couple days & go away as usual. Nope. Didn't happen. I ended up sick for 2 weeks, on antibiotics and cough medicine, eating soup and drinking hot tea, & I still have a crazy amount of sinus drainage & a slight cough. About a week after coming down with my sickness, my first-born came down with what we thought was the same thing. After all, everything seems to be blooming all at once. "It's the pollen!" or so we thought. We ended up taking her to the doctor for answers -- 3 different times! Her fever climbed to 103.3 and didn't want to respond very well to the ibuprofen we gave her. It ends up, she did have a sinus infection and *gasp* pinkeye. We knew what that meant. After all, we do have 3 children, and when one gets something, they all end up with it!
Well, things were going well until last Friday. Our youngest then began having sore throat & fever. Then the second-born came down with the same garbage -- or so we thought. We teetered on whether to take the other two to the doctor. My husband said it would be best. After making the appointment, the youngest began showing signs of pinkeye and shortly after, our second-born did, too. Good thing I made the appointment! It turns out our second-born had strep. Amazingly, the other two did not.
Our greatest puzzle? Where did they get it? We haven't been to church since I came down with my illness, just in case it was a cold (which now I think it must have been). I haven't taken them shopping in quite a while, due to my illness. My husband was doing the shopping, bless his heart.
We do have a dog - it's relatively new to us. We've had her for 3 months. When I picked up my eldest from her grandmother's, on the way home from the doctor's office with the others, she proclaimed to me that she had found information in one of Grandmoma's medical books that strep can come from animals. Oh great! Does this mean we're in for return bouts of this yucky round in the future? I sure hope not!
I hope your family is well right now -- I truly do! What do you do when you're sick? Do you have any tried and true home remedies? If so, I would love it if you would leave a comment below!
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