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Chinese New Year Monkey. It’s been an annual tradition for us to design a special amigurumi for Chinese New Year since I started my blog in January 2011.

Chinese New Year Monkey

Our Chinese New Year Doll (our very first original design) kicked off this tradition, and then Dragon, Snake, Pony, and Lambert the lamb followed! 2016 is the Year of the Monkey, and we were excited to begin designing our very own little monkey at the beginning of January! Ryan came up with the below sketches showing an adorable monkey with a heart-shaped face and a long curved tail! I thought the body positioning was very unique since his body is turned to the side and he is hugging a banana! To begin bringing our sketch to life we picked up some “Patons Astra” in “Medium tan” and “Aran” at our local Michaels.

I began working row by row with the beige yarn slowly increasing. This is when I began shaping the face into a heart! I then fastened off and rejoined my yarn on the far right side as indicated below. The heart shape is complete with two curves! Minnie Mouse Wreath. I made this adorable Minnie Mouse Wreath for K’s 2nd birthday party!

Minnie Mouse Wreath

The Minnie Mouse theme quickly took over my house. I loved this theme particularly because I could use any pink, purple an red decorations and it would all still match the theme. Lots of bows, lots of pink and lots of mouse ears made for a perfectly perfect party!! This has got to be my favorite piece that I made. And so super easy!! Start with one large styrofoam craft ring and two small ones for the ears. I wrapped each piece with black felt (pink for the bottom) so that the green on my ring did not show through the tulle.

You can find 50 yd spools of tulle that come in almost any color. Next you can attach the ears; also wrapped in felt. Tie on your black tulle in single layers. There you have it! Cost: Large ring- $5.45 Small rings- $3.45 each Felt- already had Tulle- $2.49 each (3) Bow- already had Foam polka dots- already had. Most inspiring pictures and photos! Log in Username PasswordForgot password ?

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Views Inspiring © All the pictures are copyrighted to their respective owners. Claim Copyright Contact Create Bright Color Block Candles With Crayons. Before you toss away an endless supply of crayons, consider using them for a simple and fun project that is too cute to pass up and the perfect gift for any time of year. When you need a little color to brighten a dark room, turn crayons into colorful candles that are eye-catching and elegant.

Create Bright Color Block Candles With Crayons

You may have seen plenty of homemade candle ideas, but these are sure to stand out from the rest. For this project, you will need: - Dixie Cups - Crayons - Wax - Wicks - Votives - Essential oil for scented candles (Optional) Tools: Microwave, a plate stand for propping up the candles, and popsicle sticks for stirring wax. Let’s get started! Start by pouring a small amount of wax into a Dixie cup and placing it in the microwave for one minute.

Center the wick Stir the melted wax with a popsicle stick and pour enough wax into the votive, so that the wick will stay upright. 25 Incredibly Useful CSS Tricks You Should Know. Here are 25 incredibly useful CSS tricks that will help you design great web interfaces.

25 Incredibly Useful CSS Tricks You Should Know

You might be aware of some or all of these techniques, but this can be your handy resource to nifty CSS tricks that you should know. 1. Change Text Highlight Color You might not have known this before! With CSS you can control the colors of selected test at least for standards compliant cutting edge browsers like Safari or Firefox. 2. Firefox usually hides the vertical scrollbar if size of the content is less than the visible window but you can fix that using this simple CSS trick. 3. While most of the internet users prefer to read content online but some of your users might like to print your article. 4.


Frankie exclusive diy: dip-dyed shoes. Winter isn't quite here, but already folks are starting to revert back to their dreary cold weather wardrobes.

frankie exclusive diy: dip-dyed shoes

Ugh. How boring! We're not ready to retire our brightly coloured hues just yet, how about you? Why not dip your toes into some playful colour and keep a little bit of summer in your step with a pair of dip-dyed shoes. All you need are some white sneakers, fabric dye (in your choice of colour), Vaseline, baking powder and an old toothbrush. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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Download 448 Free Art Books from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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