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More Bookmarks- Finished Friday

I’m excited to have a few more bookmarks finished to show you.

First up is the completed Army bookmark that I showed you I was working on in Wednesdays post:


The other two bookmarks I have completed are Jesus bookmarks in different color schemes:

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Now to figure out what I’m going to work on next! Have a terrific weekend!



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Armed Forces Crochet Patterns- Thursday Round Up

Next Saturday, May 17, we celebrate Armed Forces Day. This is near and dear to my heart and I want to take some time to feature some lovely patterns to honor our military heros.

A little background on this holiday first. It was first celebrated on May 20, 1950. Previously, the military branches each had their own day of celebration. Armed Forces Day is celebrated the 3rd Saturday in May. It is the last day of Armed Forces Week, which begins the second Saturday in May. To read a bit more about this very special holiday, click here.

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1. Armed Forces Day Jar Cozy– This is not only an adorable crochet pattern, but also includes a Potato Cheese Soup recipe (to make it like an MRE- Meal Ready to Eat) (FREE!)

2. Crochet Beanie– available in sizes from preemie to adult! (FREE!)

3. Military Afghan– lovely afghan supporting all branches (FREE! Free sign up required)

4. Toy Army Corps Net– perfect for those little boys in your life! (FREE!)

5. Boys Army Floppy Brimmed Hat– scroll to the bottom of the page in the very bottom window to find this cute pattern (FREE!)

6. Free Army Boonie Hat Pincushion Crochet Pattern – scroll to the bottom of the page in the very bottom window to find this pincushion pattern (FREE!)


I also wanted to list a few places where the community can give back to the military.

1. Military Families Ministry– Accepts knit or crochet prayer patches and prayer shawls

2. Scarves for Heroes– Collects handmade scarves to distribute

3. Soldiers’ Angels– crochet, knit, loomed blankets and scarves

4. Warmth for Warriors– knit and crochet hats

I hope to do some of these, and would love to have my fellow blog readers join me!  I know there are other organizations out there as well.  If you know of them, would you share them with me so I can add them to the list?


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Plastic Canvas Home is Where the Air Force Sends Us Sign- Work in Progress Wednesday

As many of you know, I bounce back and forth between plastic canvas, wreaths, crocheting and loom knitting.  Right now I’m between crocheting and plastic canvas.  The little crochet project I’ve been working on works up quickly, so it’s really not a work in progress, except I want to make more of them.  I’ll post them on another day 🙂  So here is my plastic canvas project I’m currently working on.  I started this in the beginning part of this week.  It could have been done by now, but I can’t seem to decide on a border that I like yet, be it colors or design (Any suggestions?!)


This one is obviously for the Air Force.  I was wanting to do Army one first (after all, my hubby IS in the Army LoL), but my teenage son was using those colors to try to loom knit a hat.  I plan on doing all the branches, and a general military one.


What are you working on this week?  Share a link, I would love to visit and see!


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Veterans Military Yarn Wreath- Finished Friday

In the past week I’ve been working on several yarn wreaths again. Two are almost completed, but this one is all finished!

My husband serves in the military, so I like to make a lot of military and USA related items. While he is still active duty, I wanted to make this to honor all our brave veterans out there.


If you or someone you know would like to purchase a wreath like this and honor the veteran in your life, it is available for sale in my Etsy shop: Veterans Military Cammo Wreath on Etsy


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Navy Coasters- Made by You Monday

With all the bustle of the holidays beginning, plus homeschooling my younger son, it gets challenging to find time to craft some days. I seem Togo in spurts where I’ll get a bunch done and then I’ll have weeks where I just can’t seem to get anything done.

Another big frustration is that while I LOVE doing the plastic canvas, it takes me several days to complete a coaster set or even a checkbook cover. If I work hard I can do them in 2-3 days.

But I did manage to complete this navy coaster set that I posted on my work in progress post before. Just in time for the upcoming craft fair. Big navy area there :).


I wish I could have had more than one set ready by then but it just won’t happen. My husband suggesting having it out as a sample and taking orders for them, but I’m not sure how people would feel about that. Have any of you ever done something like that before? If so, how did it work out for you?

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