Spring-Time Special

So it’s spring-time (finlay!) no more bulky, itchy winter coats and frostbite. Even though I love every season spring is in my top 2 list so I am going to do a SEASON SPECIAL today! (Yay! ) Now in our back yard we have a HUGE  space that is just begging to be used, and springtime is the time for life to begin again. So for the first of this springtime special I’m going to show you a video with a few gardening tips.

How To Be A Gardener 7- The Productive Garden

Do you want to know what is a good thing for your garden, WORMS! Now some of you are probably thinking ” Worms? Eww! How can gross, slimy, fish bait be good for a garden?” Well my friends, there is more to worms than you think.

Benefits of Earthworms| Farm Raised Classics With P. Allen Smith

Ok one of the reasons that springtime is one of my favorite seasons is because of spring cleaning and that gives me an excuse to get rid of some old stuff to donate and re-decorating my room. This video is a cool way to decor your room and keep it organized.

DIY Room Organization/ Spring Cleaning and Decor

So we have the spring cleaning, wormoligy and gardening tips down. A few days ago a friend of mine made me a flower crown I loved it but there were a few problems, 1. It is very fragile especially now that it’s a few weeks old and 2. I couldn’t wear it in fear of ripping the fragile flowers. I still have it hanging in my room but I wanted a way to wear flowers without being so fragile and hurting the plant. I am going to do this DIY as soon as I can find fake flowers.

Awesome Floral Crown How-To… Easy to Make!

As I was looking through some of my favorite blogs I found a cup-cake recipe that I was DIYing (Har har.) to try. It looks SO yummy and the tittle had a spring-time feel to it don’t you think ?

Chocolate Covered Katie – The Healthy Dessert Blog

I hope you enjoy todays special post as much as I do and if you have a question or suggestion for my blog please tell me in a comment.

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St. Patrick’s Day Special

Hi everyone! Ok Saint Patrick’s Day is almost here and I was looking through the internet for an idea of what to do for the holiday. There was one blog that drew my attention. It had 50 ideas for this festive holiday unfortunately there was no way I could do them all for you. Here is the link to it and you can choose which one you would like to do for the holiday.

50 BEST Saint Patrick’s Day Crafts and Recipes 

A tradition for the holiday is to wear green, if not then you will be an instant pinching target. If you don’t have any articles of clothing in that color then you can make a bracelet or a scarf or a hat. If you want to know the origin of this holiday then you can watch this video:

The history behind St. Patrick’s Day

Here is a little story of a thing I did for the holiday a few years ago. Back when I was in public school I visited the library at least ONCE  a day (I love to read). The librarians were really nice and one day one of them took out a leprechaun but he didn’t have the right a hat (it was a Christmas hoodie). I asked why and was told they had lost it. I decided I would make a hat for the leprechaun. When I came home I told my mom about the leprechaun and asked for some help (I wasn’t allowed to use the hot glue gun yet). The next day I gave the old hat and the new one to the librarian and she was really happy. I got a lovely letter the next day.

That really made my day 😀 And now the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the winners from the safety-pin earrings. in first place

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In 2nd place

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And number 3 and 4 are tied for 3rd/4th place

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Well I hope you have a happy St. Patrick’s day everyone. Don’t forget to tell me what you think about my blog in the comments.

Safety-Pin Earrings

Greetings fellow crafters/DIYers.  For today’s DIY we are going to make safety-pin earrings.

Need: 2 safety-pins, 2 earing hooks, some string (or 2 jump rings), a pair of scissors and some beads (optional).

1. Take your scissors and cut a pice of string.

2. String your earing hook through your string.

3. Now add your safety-pin.

4. Now tie it in a tight knot.

5. Now snip off the excess.  (You can also use 2 jump rings to connect the safety-pin to the earring hook).

6. Now string your beads on (optional).

There are so many ways I could do this I couldn’t stop at just 1!

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These are my new favorite earrings. Now the fun with these is that if you get bored, you can change the beads and have a completely different look. The only problem is, I can’t choose which combination I like best!  You can choose your favorite and I’ll let you know which one is the winner in my next post.

Happy DIYing!

Lets Loom Hats!

Hi it’s the one and only Megisha!  Ok remember my first post about how to loom a scarf?  Well, today we are going to loom a hat. It’s kind of like looming a scarf but it is less time consuming and easier (in my opinion). Now forgive me if the photo quallaty isn’t the best but I was watching Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at 8:00 p.m. in my brother’s bedroom while I worked on this project.

Ohh exciting!

Ohh exciting!

You need: some big, bulky, heavy yarn, a circular loom, a hook and a pair of scissors.

1. Add a knot to the peg.

2. Then start looping it around the other pegs then push that row down.

3. You wrap around the top of the peg again.

4. Now start pulling the bottom row up onto the top row, then push them down.

5. After a few rows take the pice of yarn off the peg then tie a secure knot.

6. Now repeat steps 3 and 4 until your desired length (the way I find out it’s big enough is by pulling the hat onto my head).

7. Cut off a long pice of connecting yarn.

8. Take off the loop from the beginning peg and tie a knot around it (Now I don’t think you need to do this but I think it helps make the hat extra secure).

9. Now you take the yarn and thread it through the loops and be sure to pull on it tightly.

It should look like this when your done.

10. Turn the hat inside out and tie the remaining yarn securely to the hat. Then cut the remaining yarn off. If the knot isn’t strong enough, then the hat will unravel.


This is really fun to do and when I make enough hats, I am going to donate them to a charity that gives hats to people who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment. The key to making a warm hat is the yarn.  The best yarn to use is that really big thick bulky yarn, like the skein I used for the tutorial.  My favorite colored yarn to use is a multi colored yarn, but these are not wind resistant (You could line them with felt if you wanted to).  Now whatever yarn you use, don’t EVER use thin and stringy yarn, the knit is too hole-y and looks silly (believe me, I know!).  You can also add-on a pom-pom to the top of your hat.