Olympics Flag Pizza Bento Box Lunch

February 19, 2014 | Comments Off

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Have you been keeping up with the olympics? I’ve seen a little here and there, but have not been watching it full time.

Here is a cute blog hop with bento box lunches starting with Eclectic Lamb. Super cute and creative lunches to celebrate the olympics. Be sure to check out each bento box on the hop, all unique …

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Mini Olympics – Ice Hockey and Figure Skating

February 11, 2014 | Comments Off

Mini Olympics Ice Hockey and Figure Skating

If you have a family full of hockey fans, like mine, you can make your own miniature hockey rink and challenge each other to hockey games while you watch the Olympic hockey games. You can even make your own fans and players out of chenille stems.  I think even non-hockey fans will enjoy making and playing with this hockey rink.…

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Knitting and the Olympics

February 10, 2014 | Comments Off

hannah kearneyThere’s no question that knitters love the Olympics, if for no other reason than that they allow us to sit for hours in front of the television, knitting, in the name of patriotism. But knitting and the Games are connected in other ways.

One of the most shared images from the first full day of the Games (for fiber lovers, …

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Family Olympics and Medal How-to

February 10, 2014 | Comments Off

Family Olympics and Medal How-toMake everyone in your family a medal winner with this clever tutorial “Family Olympics and Medal How-to” from Larissa at “Just Another Day in Paradise” They hold their own family Olympics and I am sure everyone may get a medal. What a cute idea, thanks for sharing.…

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Celebrate the Start of the Olympics

February 7, 2014 | Comments Off

Celebrate the Start of the Olympics

Although the Sochi Olympic games technically begin on February 6th, the opening ceremony will take place on February 7th. While most might celebrate the Olympics by watching the opening ceremony and the games themselves, why only do that when you can celebrate them by dressing up and dancing around?

You can start out by wearing your team’s colors and then …

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Knits to Celebrate the Olympics

February 4, 2014 | Comments Off

olympic knitting patternsThe Winter Olympics are right around the corner, and if you’d like to celebrate with knitting there are lots of options available, from knitting the Olympic rings on a project to using your knitting to cheer on your favorite team.

DeAnza Jig knit a fun Olympic ring washcloth for the 2012 Games, but you could easily change the date or …

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Winter Olympics Everyone’s a Winner

January 22, 2014 | Comments Off

Winter Olympic GoldThis tutorial “Winter Olympics Everyone’s a Winner” is really a clever idea from “Collage Collage”!  Pick your country and make your craft. A “Felt Gold Metal” that you can use for other things like doing your home work or helping around the house.  They have a good tutorial on how to create it.…

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Olympics – Couples Party

January 11, 2014 | Comments Off

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You have probably realized the Winter Olympics is coming. (We have been blogging lot’s) This blog idea from Divinspired where she shares just how to setup, decorate and play at Couples Olympic Party. I love the trophy made from a Wedding cake topper, candle stick and an empty can. Very Cute!…

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Winter Olympics – Printable Word Search

January 10, 2014 | Comments Off

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This Winter Olympics Printable word search is aimed at third graders but I really don’t see why younger kids can’t have a go. Olympics is a great way to motivate a little extra school work with new themes and fun work sheets. Keep an eye out for more great Olympic ideas coming to CraftGossip. 

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Winter Olympics Games For Kids

January 8, 2014 | Comments Off

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The Winter Olympics commences on February the 7th and you can get the kids excited with these activities and ideas from MakesandTakes.com.

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Party Ideas – Winter Olympics

January 7, 2014 | Comments Off

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Wow ! How amazing are the colors? Celebrate the Winter Olympics with a fun sport themed party. Birdsparty has done an amazing job with this Summer fueled Olympics so why not turn it into a Winter Fun Fest?

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Winter Olympics – Printable Cupcake Wrappers

January 5, 2014 | Comments Off

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Celebrate the Winter Olympics (Starting February 7th) with this free Cupcake wrapper Printable. Having a fun party or Viewing party is a great way to expose the kids to different cultures, different sports and with a little effort different cuisines (Before the cupcake treat).

Free Olympic Cupcake Wrappers.…

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Made in America Olympics Gear

October 30, 2013 | Comments Off

olympics sweaters ralph laurenMost people know (I think, anyway) that Ralph Lauren has long been the official outfitter of the United States Olympic team. The fashion icon designs the outfits the athletes wear in the parade of nations as well as other gear that’s used through the events.

For the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Ralph Lauren made a particular effort to ensure …

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Special Olympics Stops Scarf Project

July 3, 2012 | Comments Off

2012 special olympicsMany knitters for the past couple of years have contributed knit scarves to the Scarves for Special Olympics project, which had knitters and crocheters making scarves for participants in the state-level winter games. But the program has been discontinued, with the stated reason being it’s become too popular.

A statement posted on the Red Heart website (the company sponsored the …

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Scarves For Special Olympics….

February 20, 2010 | Comments Off

Warm the hearts and fuel the spirit of the Special Olympics athletes competing in the 2010 Idaho State Winter Games!

In 2009, the Special Olympics World Winter Games invited knitters and crocheters from around the USA and the world to create a special gift for the athletes of the World Games. The response was overwhelming with more than 55,000 hand …

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2010 Handmade Olympics – Vote Now!

February 13, 2010 | Comments Off

Voting is now open for the 2010 Handmade Olympics! You can vote for cool designs such as this typography soap by Soapylove that is up for Favourite Handmade Goodie with an Innovative Design (event 1). Ultimate Organic Soap’s French Milled Vanilla Bean and Rose Petal Soap has been nominated for Favourite Handmade Goodie That Inspires Loveliness & Wellness

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Giveaway: Nordic Knitting Books

February 17, 2014 | Comments Off

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Congrats to our winner Chantel!

I’m sure it has something to do with the cold, but I have been reading a lot of books lately about knitting in northern Europe. Up there they know how to keep warm and they know that winter accessories ought to be stylish and pretty, because it’s the only thing people can see when you’re …

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Tutorial: Sochi-inspired table runner

February 16, 2014 | Comments Off

Sochi Olympics inspired table runner

Becky of Patchwork Posse couldn’t help but notice a patchwork theme at the Sochi 2014 Olympics; check out the torch carrier, official mascots packaging and the web store banner. All this inspired her to create this colorful quilted table runner. Lucky for all of us, she shares on her blog how to make it. Get the tutorial.…

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Another Fun Pattern to Show Your Olympic Spirit

February 7, 2014 | Comments Off

team spirit hatThe other day I shared a collection of knitting patterns you could use to help celebrate the Winter Olympics, and I just got sent one more you might be interested in.

The Team Spirit Hat by Melanie Smith of Craftown is all USA, but of course it could be used in support of any other country that uses red, …

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What Do You Think of the Team USA Uniforms?

January 23, 2014 | Comments Off

team usa sweatersI told you a while back that the official team USA uniforms were being designed by Ralph Lauren and the sweaters and other garments the team will be wearing in the opening ceremony were completely made in America, including using yarn from Imperial Stock Ranch.

The uniforms were officially unveiled on the Today Show this morning, and criticism started …

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Olympic Torch Cupcake

January 18, 2014 | Comments Off

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The Winter Olympics start February 7th. Will you be watching? I read there will be team figure skating this year. I envision a mini “Disney on Ice” without the characters. How about celebrating opening night with these cute Olympic Torch Cupcakes. Beth has several other cute ideas that she had for the Summer Olympics, but you could adapt some …

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101 Favorite Sandwich Recipes

January 12, 2014 | Comments Off

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Are you planning on having a Super Bowl or Winter Olympics party? Maybe you need a quick family meal for the week or over the weekend. Or you’re just tired of the same meal plan and need a change. Here are 101 Sandwich Recipes for you to consider. She has them categorized by meat type, with several options for each …

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25 Winter Olympic Party Snacks

January 3, 2014 | Comments Off

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This roundup was actually created for the Summer Olympics. With a little tweeking you can make it Winter Olympic suitable (Starts February 7th) There are so many fun ideas that you are going to want to try out. Set up the kids in front of the television and have some sporty fun!

25 Olympic Snacks and Party ideas.

You may …

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There are lots of potential New Year’s resolutions a knitter might have — and I’d love it if you’d share yours! — but one thing that’s fun and a way to build your knitting skills is to join a knitalong.

You can find all sorts of knitalongs on Ravelry, related to everything from knitting a particular kind of garment or …

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Rio Giant fish

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Ok, so this is not strictly home and garden. But I couldn’t help but post about this as these images of public art are gorgeous and very creative.

Besides, they are outdoor. And they are a creative re-use of discarded plastic bottles.

These sculptures have been made in Rio. Perfect way to welcome tourists for the Olympics and Soccer world …

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