It’s only a few weeks into the new school year and I’m already overwhelmed by my first grader’s homework assignments, worksheets, and important school papers! Isn’t this Homework Station from Beja at Howdy-Honey awesome? I think something like this could definitely help us keep our schoolwork organized. Check out the details of how she made hers here!
One of the best things that fall brings with it is knitting. I tend to sew a lot, but it was so exciting to break open my knitting bag and get my needles going on some new projects!
Are you new to knitting or looking for some quick knits for your kiddos (or upcoming babies)?
Check out these links for knitting patterns that are simple enough for beginners, but equally useful for the seasoned knitter:
knitting for kids
knitted headband pattern with pom pom from Rust and Sunshine:
slippers in any size from Beatrice Cavicchioli
any size beginner hat recipe from The Sheep Shop
3 and a half knitted bows from Cornflower Blue Studio:
These are so useful! Boys can wear them as bowties, or pair them with the above headband for girls!
knitted treasure bag from Inner Child Crochet
I love this little bag for keeping tiny treasures that my kids have collected!
knitted doughnuts from I Like Lemons
In her post she offers her variation, plus a link to the original pattern. The pattern uses an M1 stitch, which might be new for beginners. For a great demonstration of this stitch, see this video.
Child’s play crown from This Cosy Life:
I made one of these crowns for each of my girls a couple years ago and they still wear them for dress-up! Also, be sure to check out her pattern shop…it’s full of wonderful things to knit!
ninja toy from Vickie Howell at Craftsy:
*this one is free from Craftsy (part of the Purple Stitch Project), however you will need to sign up for a Craftsy account to access it
knitting for babies
Simple baby bib pattern:
Knitted baby bonnet from Knit and Bake:
easy baby booties knitting pattern
these are wonderfully easy to knit and have so many variations to play with!
preemie baby hat from Ewe Ewe
Striped baby hat from A La Sascha: English translation and link to PDF found at the bottom of her post
Baby frog legs (legwarmers) pattern from Lauren Dahl:
bias baby blanket from JCasa
this blanket is knit in 3 colors and is so beautiful in its simplicity
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Its amazing what one can make with a simple hoodie! I’ve rounded up some awesome tutorials, ideas, and insparation for Halloween costumes made from hoodies and sweatsuits…
Animal Hoodie Costumes
Fairytales and Fantasy Hoodie Costumes
Character Hoodie Costumes
I have yet to find a good store-bought lunch box that will take my kids through an entire school year. Maybe one of these would do the trick?
Lunch Bag Sewing Patterns and Tutorials
A Crafty Fox shows how to make this adorable linen lunch sack featuring a pieced sawtooth star. Hers is perfect featuring the little cowgirl, and with the right choice of prints this little sack would bring a smile to any child.
Bento boxes are a fun way to get creative with kids’ lunches, and Lark Crafts offers a free pattern for this bento box carrier.
A Lemon Squeezy Home shows how to whip-up this lunch sack
Lunch bag from Pink Penguin
Put those plastic bags to good use with these recycled lunch bags from Made by Lex
Printed Brown Paper Lunch Bags
Making printed lunch bags is as simple as running your brown bag through your home printer! See the sites below for more details on these fun lunch bags.
Plus there are many more lunch bags and lunch accessories in the Lunch Bags! book
from Stash Books.
Be sure to check out our other Back to School projects!
My kids aren’t quite covering their school books yet, but these great ideas can be used for school books, notebooks, journals, and more!
Be sure to check out our other Back to School ideas!