Baby Owl Eye Earrings

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So maybe this whole owl theme is getting ridiculous. But I like themes, so maybe you can put up with it once more? This idea is almost not even worthy of an entire post it’s so simple. There’s that simple theme, though. Plus, perhaps there is someone who needs this quick and easy little project for a boost of encouragement. So here you go!

Materials

Size 3 crochet thread
B hook
2 cm earring hoop (from Walmart)
E6000 glue (from Walmart)

Instructions

Tie a slip knot in your thread and insert hook. Pull tight. You will begin your stitches by holding the thread over the hoop and inserting your hook underneath to grab the thread for your first sc.

Now wait for it…19 sc around the hoop. That’s it! Finish off and weave in your ends. Put a dab of glue on the first and last sc to hold your work in place.

For the second hoop, be sure you begin on the opposite side of the earring. This ensures they look the same when being worn.

Now go make you something pretty to wear!

Double Blueberry Muffins with Crumb Topping

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We have been blessed with an abundance of produce gifts this summer. I have admittedly come a long way in the kitchen the past few years, but I am being stretched in my skills learning not to waste all of the beautiful fruits and veggies!

With the first batch of blueberries we were given, I made Repeat Crafter Me’s Crock Pot Blueberry Crumble. Delicious! And much more healthy than the recipe I’m about to share.

When searching for recipes, I usually use Google first rather than Pinterest so I can see the ratings they’ve been given. I found two blueberry muffin recipes that were highly rated, here and here. I had enough blueberries to try both, but not enough time or calorie allowance. So I combined them!

Double Blueberry Muffins with Crumb Topping

Muffin Ingredients

1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 and 1/2 cups blueberries
2 cups flour
1/2 cup milk

Topping Ingredients

1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/4 cup butter
1 and 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a muffin tin or line with paper liners. Using a mixer of your choice, cream the butter until smooth. Add the sugar and stir. Add the eggs, vanilla, baking powder, and salt. Mix until blended.

With the mixer on low, add 1/2 of the flour, then 1/2 of the milk. Repeat with remaining flour and milk. Fold in the blueberries by hand until incorporated. Fill the muffin cups 3/4 full.

For the topping, mix together sugar, flour, butter, and cinnamon with a fork. Sprinkle over muffins.

Bake 25 minutes and let cool before removing from pan.

Enjoy!

Sleepy Owl Earrings FREE Crochet Pattern

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I have seen a lot of hoop earring patterns lately, but you already know I have a flair for simple. So it finally dawned on me that I can apply the same concept as my Owl Eye earring pattern to hoops! Here are the supplies I used:

Size 3 crochet thread
D hook
35mm hoops (from Hobby Lobby)
E6000 glue (from Walmart)

First off, make a slip knot and insert your hook into it. For the first stitch, you will hold the earring with the yarn over the top, then insert your hook under the hoop to grab the thread.

Round 1: 32sc around the bottom portion of hoop. Leave open the earring posts! Some patterns have you sc over the beginning tail, but I find it handy to leave out. More on that later.

Round 2: Turn and chain 1. Slip stitch into first stitch and chain 1. Repeat this process until the end. You will finish with a slip stitch. Then cut the thread and finish off.

For me, the first sc always seems to be a bit loose. I learned after several pairs that leaving the beginning tail out to sew in allows you to tighten that first stitch up.

Once your tails are all tucked in, use a toothpick to put a dab of glue at the first and last stitches to hold your work in place. And here’s some free advice: use petroleum jelly (aka Vaseline) on the tip of your glue before you screw the cap back on. That way you can use it again! Who knew? I didn’t until recently.

IMPORTANT NOTE! For the second earring, begin with the earring facing the opposite direction. This ensures the front side of the stitches is seen when you are wearing the earrings! (I had to actually hold up the earrings to my ears to get this part right.)

Let me know if you have any questions! You are welcome to make and sell items with this pattern. For online sales, please link back to this post!

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