8-bit Baby Groot Tutorial

It’s been a while since I’ve dabbled in 8-bit art. I did a video in the past about perler beads:

This time I made an 8-bit character using Hama beads. These are more flexible because I used the mini beads instead of the regular sized ones. These are really fun to make with your kids and friends. You can make so many things with them like magnets, wall art, decorations for your notebooks. The possibilities are endless 🙂 Let me know if you make your own Hama bead art and feel free to post them on my Facebook page!

Here is where I got all my supplies:

  1. Hama beads
  2. Tweezer

This is the image I was working off of. I actually added a little more green and brown to groot to make him look a little more put together.

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Keurig K475 from Influenster

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Recently I received a huge box from Influenster. I hadn’t been doing Influenster for a while but since I’m not too busy at the moment, I decided to start up again. I got this voxbox today and was surprised to see so many items in the box. I actually got the email a couple of days ago and was really excited to be able to test the Keurig K475. My fiance and I are big coffee drinkers and this is perfect because we were actually looking to buy a coffee maker and now we don’t have to.

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So below is my unboxing of the Keurig and it’s accessories. There will definitely be a review to follow this pretty soon. I will also try to do a video for those of you who haven’t used a Keurig before. We will probably set it up tonight and film so I can post it for you guys.

Note: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Make your own Deadpool Doll!

Recently I saw the new Deadpool movie starring Ryan Reynolds and I wrote the review here: Deadpool Review. I felt compelled to make this epic doll from the movie. I used a few images to make him since there are so many versions. I felt it fitting since the character himself is a mixture of different stories. Here is the video I made on YouTube: Make your own Deadpool Sackboy. Here’s the pattern for the doll: Deadpool Sackboy Pattern.

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Enjoy the pattern and don’t forget to share with your crafty friends ^_^ This would be a great gift for kids and adults alike.

♥ Crocheted Pillow ♥

I recently discovered a new way of crocheting, corner to corner crocheting. When you look up projects online people call them graphghans. When you look up a pattern it is usually plotted out on “graphing paper.” I created mine on excel and followed a pattern from repeatcrafterme: Heart Eyes Emoji. It’s pretty simple once you get the hang of it. You can create any pixelated image you desire. I liked the Heart Eyes one because I use it a lot and it’s a great gift for Valentine’s Day. I made it for my fiance and turned it into a pillow instead of a graphghan because I wanted it to be done by Valentine’s Day.

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The only thing I didn’t like about making this were the loose ends. Since there were more than one color there were a bunch of them. I suggest you weave the ends through your work instead of make knots. The knots always find a way to the front of your work and it’s just going to be a bigger pain to make them stay where they are suppose to be.

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Making the back part of the pillow was so much easier because I only had to use one color. Just keep in mind that the back and front aren’t going to be the same exact size because different colors have different sizes. The gold yarn I used is a different brand and it felt like a smaller weight than the other colors. The black and red yarns were thicker. I stretched the front part of the pillow just a little so that I could sew them together. I actually crocheted the edges together instead of sewing but you could do that too if you don’t want to crochet them together.

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Before you stuff it, sew most of it together. Try to stuff the pillow while the opening is still large enough to do so. Stuff it evenly then sew the gap closed. I enjoyed this project for the most part. I just didn’t like sewing and knotting all the loose ends together. I’m planning on making more of these emoji pillows. They are fun to make. Let me know if you make one and feel free to post a picture on my Facebook page. Also, take a look at repeacrafterme’s emoticon graphghan. It’s amazing: Emoji Graphghan. She has great instructions on her website too.

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When I get a new camera I will make more videos and show you guys how to make this graphghan. Right now I’m just trying to get back into the swing of things. I have a few projects in mind that I want to start as well. Gotta get ready for Spring ^_^