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Market Preview

My sis in law, a.k.a crafty partner in crime, and I will be in Atlanta this weekend doing a holiday market at Northside Methodist Church.

Here’s a little preview of what I’ll have at the show:

Plush Friends and Softies

Dress Up Dolls, Nesting Dolls, Ribbon Toys, and more!

BAGS! Crochet, Quilted, Recycled Plastic Bags, Upcycled Pjs!


Organizers for Knitters and Crocheters


Crayon Accessories- Aprons, Rolls and Totes- Great for little artists!


Busy Bags- Eye Spy Bags and Marble Mazes- Great for Travel


Christmas Ornaments


I have a few more items that aren’t shown. You’ll just have to stop by the show to see what else is there.

Now… my sis has some pretty awesome items as well.. and… she can PERSONALIZE!!!

Here’s just a couple of the wonderful things she’ll have:

Redneck Wine Glasses


Insulated Tumblers


Are you intrigued? Are you excited? Are you ready to get some Christmas Shopping done?!?

We’ll see you Friday or Saturday at Northside Methodist in Atlanta! 9- 3 Both Days.



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Been Pinning- Christmas Ornaments

I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!! I do… it’s my favorite time of year. If it was socially acceptable, I would have Christmas decorations up year round and ALWAYS be listening to Christmas music. I mean… first and foremost, it is the time of year we celebrate the birth of Christ… awesome. Second… it’s a season of celebration in general. I love getting together with family and friends. I love giving and receiving gifts (my love language is gifts). I love all the yummy holiday foods and seasonal coffee creamers and pumpkin spice latte from starbucks.

My sis and I are doing a holiday craft market next month. I was looking on Pinterest for some inspiration for Christmas ornaments to make. Here’s what I came up with:

Christmas Trees from Felt


Crochet Bear Ornament


Crochet Mitten Ornament


How Cute is this Holly Berry?!?


Crochet Star Ornaments


Crochet Pinecone Ornament


Also… for the kids… my kids make an ornament each year to add to our tree:

Puzzle Piece Candy Cane Ornament


Button Wreath


That’s what I’ve been pinning this week. How about you? Do you pin? Feel free to follow me – mama_monkey

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Goldilocks and The Three Bears- Amigurumi Pattern (8)

This is my first attempt at writing and sharing a crochet pattern. I hope that it makes sense and is helpful. It doesn’t require much yarn. I think I used Vanna’s Choice… but Red Heart Super Saver would work too.

Hook size: E
Also needed: poly- fil, plastic safety eyes

Pattern is the same for all four puppets… you choose the colors you want for the bears, goldilocks, etc.

Round 1: Ch. 2,  SC 6 in the second Ch from hook (6 sts)
Round 2: SC 2 in each SC around (12 sts)
Round 3: *SC 1, 2 SC in next SC * Repeat 6 Times (18 sts)
Round 4: *SC2, 2 SC in next SC* Repeat 6 Times (24 sts)
Round 5- 8: SC 24
Round 6: *SC 2, Dec 1* Repeat 6 Times (18 sts)
**Work on face: Attach eyes and embroider nose and mouth**
Round 7: *SC 1, Dec 1* Repeat 6 Times (12 sts)
**Stuff with Poly-fil**
Round 8: Dec 1 6 Times (6 sts)
Round 9: SC 2 in each SC (12 st)
Round 10: SC 12
**Repeat round 10 until desired length is reached (about 1 3/4 inches)

Goldilock’s Hair:
Cut several strands of yellow yarn, about 10 inches each. I wove these into the top two or three rounds and tied them off… then cut to desired length and make pig tails.

That’s it… I hope everything makes sense!
Feel free to use this pattern however you’d like…I’d love to hear back and find out if you like it and have used it.
If you like these cuties, but don’t want to make them, feel free to visit my etsy shop. Use MONKEY10 to save 10%

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An Amigurumi Christmas

A what?!?
It’s a crochet thing…

Amigurumi is crocheting in rounds to create cute little creations. It is quite addicting. I have been following patterns that I have found online and in books to make elephants, pandas, giraffes, turtles… well, you get the point.

The Monkey Dad challenged me to branch out and come up with something all my own. That challenge, coupled with our budget (the word tight does not even begin to describe our budget) added to the abundance of yarn lurking in a box under the bed produced the following creations:

For Big Brother…
Buddy the Dinosaur from none other than Dinosaur Train

 If you’ve never seen the show (which chances are, you haven’t)… this is Buddy…

And for Little Sis..
An Amigurumi Doll with Accessories and a Matching Hat!

I am planning to make Little Sis a matching purse as well. The doll’s hat, shoes, scarf, and dress are all removable.

Normally, I am not a “toot my own horn” kind of girl, but I am pretty pleased with how these turned out! Now… to finish Little Sis’ purse and crochet a little amigurumi dog for baby girl and we’ll be all set!


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