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Webzine OSEZ CRÉER

Hello everyone,

With the end of October coming up super fast, I thought I would share this autumn webzine that came out recently featuring 2 crafty projects that I did for DeSerres.  OSEZ CRÉER is an 100% virtual magazine created by DeSerres and Rouge FM dedicated to creativity and fall activities!

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This french webzine features more than 40 fun fall projects. See if you can spot the ones that I made 😉 Here’s a hint, you may have seen one of them on my site last halloween…..

If the 40 + projects listed above aren’t enough for you check out this link for DeSerres for more crafty craft things to do as the weather gets colder and you want to stay inside all day. Lots of good halloween suggestions!

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Spring Has Sprung Daisy Square Tutorial

Now that the snow has FINALLY melted it’s time to get cracking on some bright and cheerful spring crafts!

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Here is a tutorial for a delightful daisy square!

Materials:
•3 balls of sport weight yarn. I chose a ball of turquoise Patons Classic Wool, a ball of gold Patons Canadiana and a ball of white Patons Astra yarn. The colours and the type of yarn are up to you depending on your desired project. I just chose what I had lying around within arms reach.
•4.5 mm crochet hook (or hook appropriate to yarn selected)
•yarn needle

Abbreviations:
Ss=slip stitch
Sc=single crochet
Dc=double crochet
Tc=treble crochet

Instructions:
1) Ch 4, join to form ring. 8 dc in space. This is the center of your daisy.
2) Change colours, (sc, dc, 3 tc, dc, sc) in each stitch to form 8 petals.
3) Ss in each stitch along side of first petal until you reach the top center of the petal or middle tc space.
4) Change color. Ch2, 2dc in middle tc space. *3dc, ch2, 3dc in middle tc of next petal, 3dc in middle of next petal, repeat from * until end, join with ss to top of ch2. Weave in ends.

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Granny squares are great. They are the perfect on-the-go project. You can crochet them one at a time, throw them in your purse and assemble them later into pretty much anything that you want. Placemats, tablecloths, cushion, seat covers, garments, purses, afghans. The world is your oyster! Happy hooking!

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Tutorial Tuesday: Plush Pumpkin

I missed my chance to post this project for Canadian Thanksgiving but thankfully I get a second chance! American Thanksgiving is this week! Happy Thanksgiving Americans!!!!!

Besides pumpkins are always super cool, right? This little guy makes an adorable decoration or hostess gift.

I hope you enjoy this tutorial for cute Plush Pumpkins (Plumkins?!) and have a happy holiday full of food and laughter!

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You can also stuff it inside out for a different, but still adorable, affect.
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Halloween tutorial – Pom Pom Spider

This is a super easy craft that anyone can do. These can be used as decorations, on key chains or zipper pulls or added to hair or clothing for some extra Halloween spirit. Once you make one you will find that you won’t want to stop.

The project is simple, even if my instructions are not as I am still very new to this tutorial business. All you have to do is make a Pom Pom, like you normally would, and throw in some pipe clearers before you tie it around the middle then add some eyes for a finishing touch.

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Halloween tutorial – Glamorous Gourds

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”

Oh geeze, Halloween is great isn’t it? It’s, like, the #1 craft holiday! EVERYONE, no matter how foreign glue and cardboard are to them for the rest of the year, has at some point in their life attempted to make a disguise or decoration in anticipation of October 31.

So to honour this magical season full of glitter and guts I have decided to post some quick and easy project tutorials to help you get into the spirit.

Happy haunting!

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