Farmhouse Style

We bought an old house almost 8 years ago, right before we had our third child, so it’s been pretty overwhelming. It needed some work. We did some work. It needed more work. We did some more work. It needed more work. We did some more work. We’re kind of tired of doing work, but it still needs more.

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We’ve taken a little break over the past little while, but now I’m planning and dreaming again. We’re not really sure this house is going to work for us over the next 10 years, but we need to get some stuff finished up before we try to sell it. One of the important projects is getting our family room renovated properly. There are some ceiling issues from a leaky roof and window that we got fixed up and the flooring needs to be replaced as well. There’s a wall we might take out, but we’re still on the fence about it.

I think our family room would look great decorated in a farmhouse style. I already have some great plans for a DIY project for our table. It’s a double-pedestal oak table, with 2 large leaves. It can seat 10 people when fully expanded. I’m hoping to do this to it:

I’m not a big fan of really obvious fake-weathered things, but I like the rustic vibe of some farmhouse style. Check out these awesome Etsy finds for some pretty awesome farmhouse decor. I’m totally going to try to DIY some of these, or maybe even splurge on a few of them!

I love this rustic chalkboard calendar. I’m a big fan of the chalkboard look, as you may know.

There’s also this beautiful giant clock! I think I might be able to make one of these myself with this tutorial by Gather & Flourish.

I made a similar doily rug to this one for my bathroom, but I improvised a lot with on the pattern, so this way you actually have a pattern if you want to make one yourself. Here’s mine:

Beautiful doily rug made from recycled t-shirt yarn created by craft evangelist

I made this bathmat out of recycled t-shirts!

The same person who designed the doily rug pattern also created a pattern for these lovely crocheted baskets, which I think are absolutely adorable and fit in so well with farmhouse style decor or any decor, really! So sweet!

I’m sure I’ll have some other great farmhouse decor finds for you, since it’s really trendy right now and I’m just getting started with my ideas. You can check out my Farmhouse Style Pinterest Board for more Farmhouse Style inspiration!

This farmhouse style chalkboard calendar would look so great in our family organization hub! I love the chalkboard idea... start fresh each month! Gorgeous clock! This handcrafted farmhouse style clock will add a country feel to whatever room you hang it in. It's made of re-purposed pallet wood with hand painted numbers. The wood is a dark Brazilian rosewood (has a slight tint of red) stain with white numbers & hands.Beautiful crocheted rug pattern. These doily rugs look so cute! Love them! Make it yourself!Gorgeous chevron crochet basket pattern! Love it in this subtle white! Lovely handmade decor storage option! Sweet fruit basket idea!

Ying Yang Dish

There are always so many great crochet patterns you can find on Etsy. This one is stunning. I can’t wait to try it out sometime! I think it would make such a lovely gift for a friend; it would look great on a dressing table to hold jewelry!

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Look at this stunning crochet pattern for this little Ying Yang Jewelry dish! So pretty and delicate! I think it would make a lovely handmade gift idea for Mother’s Day!

Gorgeous crochet pattern for this unique ying yang jewelry dish, found by craft evangelist

Click here to get the PDF pattern download. It’s always nice having a downloadable pattern to print and read while you crochet. Nice to take with you anywhere and make notes on some real paper. As handy as the internet is, sometimes it’s nice to have some old-fashioned paper to reference and write on!

I love these gorgeous yin yang jewelry dishes and now I can crochet one myself! Here's a great, detailed pattern for these intricately designed decorative crochet bowls! Great find by craft evangelist!

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Adorable Teddy Bear Patterns to Crochet

I love these cute teddy bear patterns! Check out my recent finds of adorable teddy bear patterns to crochet!

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 CA$7.97 Sweet Softies Brennan the Bear

I love the sweet buttons attaching the limbs on this Brennan the Bear teddy bear pattern by Sweet Softies.

Crocheted Teddy Bear Pattern by Tiny Amigurumi on Etsy

I also enjoy this crochet teddy bear pattern by Tiny Amigurumi, on Etsy. I love the natural coloured yarn used on this bear and the lovely rich brown yarn for the nose.

 

Crochet pattern for Teddy Bear Elvis Balthazar the Third PDF Crochet Pattern with Instant Download

This fuzzy crocheted teddy bear pattern is so adorable! I love how furry he is and his adorable little glasses!

crochet pattern 3-in-1 donkey bear dog

This cute little bear is part of a 3 in 1 pattern pack, where you can make three different animals from one pattern. He’s pretty sweet and bonus that you get three patterns!


This cute little “Huggy Bear” has an adorable patchwork look to him! He looks quick and easy to crochet up and would make a perfect handmade crochet gift!

I hope you enjoy crocheting these beautiful patterns!

What an adorable crochet teddy bear pattern! I love the buttons attaching his arms and legs! So cute! What a lovely amigurumi toy to crochet!
What a cute little teddy bear amigurumi pattern! I would love to crochet one of these adorable little stuffed animals as a gift for the next baby that comes along! Absolutely sweet little handmade toy crochet pattern to make!
What an adorable crochet teddy bear pattern! I love this cuddly, fuzzy amigurumi stuffed animal pattern that I can DIY! Check out craft evangelist's teddy bear pattern finds!
Make 3 sweet little stuffed animals with 1 pattern! Cute bear, donkey and dog amigurumi crochet toy patterns to DIY! Love the beautiful step-by-step pattern for these lovely animal dolls.
Adorable stuffed Teddy Bear crochet pattern to make! I love this cute amigurumi stuffed toy! Check out all of craft evangelist's teddy bear pattern finds!

Today’s Crafty Finds

More crafty good news, friends! So many wonderful patterns to make your own handmade lovelies! Here are today’s top picks:

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I love the cable-knit look of this crocheted scarf pattern... and the adorable pompoms make it so unique! What a cozy looking cowl crochet pattern!

I love the cable-knit look of this crocheted scarf pattern… and the adorable pompoms make it so unique! What a cozy looking cowl crochet pattern! You can buy the pattern here.

“Free” pattern for this adorable braided knitting pattern neck warmer scarf! So cute! So I guess Etsy doesn’t really let sellers list free items, but at 25 cents it’s practically free! You can get it here.

Bunny slippers! What an adorable crochet pattern for cute bunny slippers! I love the little bows by the ears! Fun Easter gift idea!

Bunny slippers! What an adorable crochet pattern for cute bunny slippers! I love the little bows by the ears! Fun Easter gift idea! Get the pattern here.

I LOVE OWLS!!! So adorable! What a cute crocheted purse pattern! I can’t wait to make this! Wouldn’t this make a fantastic gift for the girly girl in your life, who loves little purses? My daughter is maybe a little too cool for this little purse, but she loves herself some little purses! You can get the pattern here.

There’s always more crafty good news, friends! Come back later for some more! 4 Great patterns to knit and crochet. Bunny slippers, owl purse, and two knit scarves. Check out craftevangelist's crafty finds!


Bunny slippers! What an adorable crochet pattern for cute bunny slippers! I love the little bows by the ears! Fun Easter gift idea!I LOVE OWLS!!! So adorable! What a cute crocheted purse pattern! I can't wait to make this! See more of today's crafty finds at craftevangelist.ca

Today’s Amigurumi Finds

I really enjoy browsing through Pinterest and Etsy to find all sorts of crafty things to make or buy. Here are today’s finds!

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Little Bird Amigurumi Pattern - one of today's amigurumi finds from craftevangelist

Little Bird Amigurumi Pattern - I love this simple little bird amigurumi crochet pattern! It would make a lovely, minimalist, handmade, Waldorf-style gift for a baby or child!

I love this simple little bird amigurumi crochet pattern! It would make a lovely, minimalist, handmade, Waldorf-style gift for a baby or a child. Instant pdf download printable crochet toy pattern.

Adorable baby owls crochet amgirumi pattern - one of craftevangelist's daily finds

Ollie & Opal Crochet Owl Pattern

I LOVE LITTLE OWLS!!! Look at these adorable baby owl amigurumis! Perfect little crochet pattern to make a quick stuffed toy gift for a child! ADORABLE!!! You can buy this pattern here.

Little Hippo Amigurumi Crochet Pattern - one of craftevangelist's daily finds

DIY Stuffed Hippo PDF Crochet Pattern

DIY stuffed hippo crocheted toy. PDF crochet pattern for this adorable doll. Purchase the instant download pattern here.

6 of the Cutest Hats to Crochet this Fall

Cute crocheted hats

Winter has descended on Alberta, so all of a sudden I feel like it’s time to crochet! I’ve rounded up some of my favourite crochet hat patterns and most of them are FREE!

Sweet plaid crochet hat

I am in love with this sweet pattern from Whistle & Ivy and I’m excited to try it out.

Sweet crocheted slouchy hat pattern

This hat is another favourite. It’s for sale on Etsy by PrettyDarnAdorable and I must agree… it’s pretty darn adorable.

Free Slouchy LL Bean Copy Cat Crochet Pattern

This slouchy LL Bean Copy Cat crochet pattern by Meg Made With Love is also on my list of hats to make. I think my daughter needs a new slouchy hat and this just might be her thing.

Crochet Granny Stitch pom pom hat

This fun hat by Victoria Gogolak would make a beautiful Christmas gift for a little girl.

Slouchy crochet hat with buttons

Back to slouchy hat patterns. This classy pattern by Croyden Crochet is simple yet stylish. It just occurred to me that this is the only pattern in my list without a pompom. Pompoms are great, though. I love pompoms. Did you know there are pompom makers? They’re the greatest things! There are all sorts of fun ways to make pompoms without a special tool, but these make it seriously so easy and fun. I have 4 different sizes and I love them!

Chunky knit-look crocheted hat pattern with pompom

Finally, this chunky crocheted hat pattern from Sweet Everly B should whip up nice and quick in a pinch and would suit just about anyone.

If winter must come, at least we can crochet!

 

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