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Finally!

First of all, I want to say sorry that I was gone for such a long time! At the same time, I am very happy to be back and continue my crochet journey. I started crocheting about 2 years ago, and back then I didn’t think that it’ll become one of my favorite hobbies. I am very grateful for being able to share my works with you, but especially I want to thank you for not leaving me when I was gone and for new followers, who would come and start waiting for me coming back.

Today, is a special day for me. I was thinking about it for a very long time, but I never had enough courage to do it. And today, I finally stepped up and opened my etsy shop. Last year, I created my etsy account with an idea of my own shop, but was too afraid to do it. I wasn’t sure if it’d work and so on. After hesitating and waiting for the unknown sign, I did it. I don’t know if it’ll work, but I do hope for the best! 

My shop has a different, or should I say, a new name. It is called GRAM’S KRAM. My dear husband came up with the name and I loved it. I am also thinking of renaming my blog and facebook page, so it is easier for everyone to remember. So now, I am working on a new page design, can’t wait to show it to you, guys! 

Be patient! Until then, visit my new shop! Just press on the picture below.

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Christmas Projects + Patterns

Hello,

I finally managed to sit down and write this post. Here you will find all the Christmas projects I made and links to the patterns. Some of them don’t have them but there will be new posts coming. You will find the patterns when you press on the picture (the new page will open). 

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I didn’t follow the pattern til the end for the next snowflake as I couldn’t understand it, therefore it looks differently.

This angel doesn’t have a pattern but I guess you can easily imagine how I made it. I used some felt fabric, drew angel details separately (you can create your own angel), then sewed them together (don’t forget to stuff it a bit), and embroidered the face. I also braided a halo and sewed it to the head.

These stars and a heart are made of a clay (I bought, it was for making Christmas decorations). You just have to get some air drying clay, cookie cutters, acrylic paint and modge podge. First, I made shapes, then let them dry (it took me about 2 days). After that I covered them in white, red or green (depends on your shape and wishes). After it dried I drew some patterns on stars. You can also see that one of them is being made using “a stamp”. I used an old doily. I just put it on a clay and push it a bit in with a rolling pin (don’t squeeze too much as it won’t look very beautiful) and after it dried I covered it with paint. When they were colored I used modge podge so they become resistant to water.

This star and a tree were made the same way as the angel above.

There will be a new post coming with a tutorial on how to make a pine cone  tree.

These humongous snowflakes were made using ice cream sticks. I was inspired by this picture tutorial found on Pinterest. 

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That’s how many Christmas decorations I have managed to make last year. I hope that you will be able to use some of the ideas for the coming Christmas. Or maybe you are already preparing for them? I do. Don’t laugh – it’s never too early to start preparing for Christmas.

Wooden Place Cards

Hey!

Today I finally found some time to take pictures of our wooden place cards, which we made a few weeks ago. If you are going to have a country wedding, you can definitely use this idea. You will need:

– a beautiful wood logs cut into thin coasters (birch tree would be very nice, I just love the bark of that tree)

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– a tool for wood burning

– carbon paper (I would strongly recommend using the black instead of the blue, as the latter overflows while burning)

– a pencil

– a printed guest list (remember to choose a matching font)

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Step 1:

Cut out all the names.

Step 2:

Cut a small piece of carbon paper.

Step 3:

Put a carbon paper on a coaster. Be sure that you use the right side (I did that mistake a few times).

Step 4:

Put a cut out name on top.

Step 5:

Take a pencil and rewrite the name following your print out version. (See the picture)

Step 6:

Take the papers off and burn the names on the wood, following the trace.

Step 7:

Enjoy your good work! 🙂

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It can be really tiresome, if you are going to have a 100 or more guests. I’m having only a bit over 30, and it still was a big job to do. Nevertheless, it is really worth your time.

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Lollipop Stand

Hello!

I know, it’s been a while since I posted something new. It seems that preparing for the wedding takes lots of energy and time, especially when you are a bride, a wedding planner, and a crafting lady all in one. I still have a few things left, and the worst part is that I have only 4 days for making them. I do hope that I will manage to be done and then have a few days for only relaxation with my hubby to be. 

Today’s post is a very simple idea how to serve lollipops on your sweet table. You just need a tree plank, a log or anything you like, a drill and, of course, lollipops. 

First thing you do is drilling holes in your wood. You can do it as you want: make it randomly or be more creative and try to form shapes or writings, which you can see from top of your art. 

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We did try to create an interesting pattern but it can’t be seen very clearly. Nevertheless, try and you will do it even better!

When you are done, we suggest to polish it a bit with a sand paper and then put your lollipops in. Here is how our art looks like.

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We are going to make one more. That one is going to be used for cake pops. 

Covered Soap Bubbles

Hello,

Today’s post is about Soap Bubbles. I’ve been preparing them for our first dance so people can blow bubbles while we dance and I thought that it would be nice to make the bottles more personal. Therefore, with the help of modge podge I covered them with our names and a date.

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To make them I followed this easy tutorial on The Creative Imperative. Thank you very much for a clear instructions!

For making the covers you will need:

– Print out Covers

– Modge Podge 

– Foam brush

– Dry rag

– Soap bubbles (remove covers)

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Differently from the instructions given on The Creative Imperatives, I put a double layer of modge podge in the end. I hope you will use this idea for your party. Don’t forget to share your creations.