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!

White Rabbit

This beautiful White Rabbit crochet pattern is so true-to-…cartoon? haha! This designer did a great job! I admire pattern designers who do such a good job of bringing creations to life! It is a lot of work!

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Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit stuffed toy crochet pattern. I love the little clock! He is such a good rendering of the Disney character! This amigurumi pattern looks so fun to make!

Craft Evangelist loves this White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland crochet pattern

Check out this adorable pattern on Etsy here.

Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit stuffed toy crochet pattern. I love the little clock! He is such a good rendering of the Disney character! This amigurumi pattern looks so fun to make!

Messy the Fox

Check out this adorable crocheted fox amigurumi toy pattern. If you like to crochet and you like foxes, this is for you!

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Another lovely amigurumi pattern Etsy find! I love these adorable stuffed animal crochet patterns! This scruffy fox pattern is super cute!

Cute messy stuffed fox pattern from Etsy

Totally adorbs! Check out this lovely downloadable pdf pattern on Etsy here. Great handmade gift idea for a fox-loving kid!

how cute is this patchwork fox amigurumi pattern? Adorable little twist on a fox crochet pattern to download. Such a lovely handmade gift idea. Would make a great toy to add to a child's stuffed animal collection!

Henry the Little Dog

Check out this adorable little dog crochet amigurumi toy dog pattern. I know a couple little girls who would love a handmade toy made from this sweet pattern!

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Found on Etsy! Adorable crocheted little dog pattern! Look how tiny and detailed he is! I’m not the biggest dog fan in real life, but handmade stuffed amigurumi stuffed puppies are totally my thing! A great handmade baby gift idea!

Love this!!! Adorable puppy crochet pattern! This little dog toy is so cute! I can’t wait to make him!

Love this!!! Adorable puppy crochet pattern! This little dog toy is so cute! I can’t wait to make him! Click here to view purchase the pattern on Etsy.

PDF patterns are a handy way to get a pattern quickly and without all the ads that often come with free patterns that designers offer on their blogs. I have no problem with bloggers and designers having ads on their site, but it sure is nice to have a beautiful, printable pdf with the pattern, where the screen doesn’t go to sleep while you’re working on your project. It’s also easier to mark up and make notes as you’re going along. Sometimes old-school is just better.

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.