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How to Make Dollhouse in an Altoid Tin

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I've been enjoying Travel Time Tuesday so much and have been posting so much content (twice a week lately) that I decided to move all of it to it's own blog.  The Dollhouse Altoid Tin blog post is now at my new site- Party Through the USA.
Click on the picture to go to the mini dollhouse post.



50+ Travel Toys in an Altoid Tin

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I've been enjoying Travel Time Tuesday so much and have been posting so much content (twice a week lately) that I decided to move all of it to it's own blog.  The Altoid Tin blog post is now at my new site- Party Through the USA.

Click on the picture to go to the 50 Tiny Toys post.





Lottie Doll Sweater Dress Pattern (knit flat)

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Dragonfly (age 6) and I have been enjoying our Lottie doll quite a bit since Christmas.  She's just the right size for the heirloom dollhouse we have (the one in the background).  Dragonfly has lots of crafting ideas and has a large list of things for me to create with and for her.


This dress is a modification of the free sweater ornament from Greens and Jeans.  Her sweater was too large for the Lottie dolls (but may fit a Barbie- I haven't tested it) so I shrunk it a bit.  I also added the skirt.  It's still slightly too large, but looks pretty cute in person.



SUPPLIES

-  size 3 needles

superwash wool yarn

buttons to close up the back



The piece is knit flat.

Cast on 22 stitches.



KEY

PM- place marker

K2tog- knit two together

YO- yarn over

K1FB- make 2 stitches by knitting into the front and back of the same stitch



TOP OF SWEATER

Row 1-  K4 (PM), K1, P1 remaining stitches

Row 2-  K1, P1 until PM, K4

Row 3-  K4 (PM) K3 (PM), K3 (PM), K6 (PM), K3 (PM), K3

Row 4- P to last 4 stitch…

Miniature Paint and Glue Bottles

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Dragonfly and I have been watching so many crafting videos lately.  We love seeing what other people have done and then making our own.  The inspiration for this craft came from Rainbow Tinkle's World.  She posted the video, which you can see below.  I completed her craft, and then decided to make my own version with more paint colors and a different label.  Since these bottles will be for my elf on the shelf house, I wanted to have an "elf" brand logo on them.  I have also included a plain version that simply says "craft paint."  There are also a few different glue bottle options (which I hope to showcase in a video soon).  Make as many as you want to stock a craft room, a store, or a toy-making scene.




And here's my video.  Follow me on Facebook for more crafting videos!




To download the paint bottles, click on the picture.

Foster-to-Adoption Party Guest Book Ideas

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Adoptions are a big deal around here, since all three of my kids were adopted.  My most popular blog post is a pile of foster-to-adopt party ideas.  As I was thinking about that theme again, I thought it would be good to make a list of ways you could do an adoption-themed guest book.  There are so many creative ideas online that everyone should be able to find something for every family and theme.


Jenga blocks
fingerprint tree
puzzle pieces
wood hearts shadow box
picture frame mat
video wishes
new family name initial
message in a bottle
signatures on globe
picture books
postcard
shells
wish rocks
"Oh the Places You'll Go"
highlighted quotes/verses
signed clothes
quilt squares
guitar
Snapchat video
photobooth
Christmas ornaments



{More Adoption Party Ideas} Click on the Pictures to Visit the Posts









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Safari Toob Organization (free printable)

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I don't know how many times I've written about our love of Safari Toobs.  They're one of my most common printables and our favorite thing to use for homeschooling.  The little figurines come in a one-inch by one-inch by twelve-inch "toobs" which look really neat on the store shelf, but aren't very convenient for storage.  My solution is to put all our toobs in recycled Crystal Lite Containers, which are wide, sturdy, and have a snap-down lid.  The containers are easy for the kids to open and for them to refill at the end of school time.  For many years, I labeled them with a permanent marker, but I decided to make them some uniform labels for the new year.  I even included the piece count of each toob.

The new year means new attempts at organizing.  So search e-bay, raid your cupboards, and beg from friends to build up your stash.  Then, get organizing!  I laminated mine to make them more durable and attached them with a loop of tape.  Click on the titles to…