5 Ways to Tie a Slip Knot

The first thing to learn to start crocheting is how to tie a slip knot. A slip knot that easily slides back and forth will allow enough room to pull through yarn, yet have enough tension to keep your stitch even.

Check out this video where I show you five different ways to tie a slip knot:

Now remember, those are not the only way to tie a slip knot. If one of those didn’t work for you, do a search on YouTube and see what else is out there. There are a few things to remember:

  • Find something you are comfortable with.
  • Don’t be afraid to try different techniques.
  • Have fun with it!

I hope that video helps you. Let me know what you think! Also get ready, because I will begin showing you how to make a chain AND be consistent next!

Until next time…

Happy hooking!
~t

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Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum in a Dish Activity

Do you like to blow bubbles with your bubble gum? I know I do. 😀

Although I know sometimes blowing bubbles can get you into trouble. It can be noisy. It can get sticky. It can be rude.

How about an activity that has all the fun of blowing a bubble AND it lasts?!

This Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum in a Dish activity will have you popping for fun! All you’ll need to do is download this free page, grab your crayons, a balloon, scissors (let an adult help you), and some tape.

Let me see what you do! Have a grown-up post your #fanart to social media with the hashtag #TMCcreates. I can’t wait to see what you’ve done.

Don’t forget to read my book, Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum in a Dish, and let me know what you think about it.

Have fun creating!
~t

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AVON – Mattitude Review

Mattitude Review

Avon Mattitude Liquid Lipstick

***sorry for the late posting today. bad weather last night, lost electricity, so I couldn’t load and format my post for today. but here it is!***

:::Here’s the official deets from AVON:::

Zero gravity. Infinite color. Meet Mattitude, our soft matte liquid lip that comfortably coats your pout with a weightless wash of high-impact, super-saturated color. Instantly command attention when rocking any of the 8 long-lasting shades that leave a velvety soft finish and a powerful impression. .14 fl. oz.

BENEFITS
• Featherlight, non-drying formula that lasts for hours
• Micronized pigments release rich, vivid color on impact
• Poppy seed oil and vitamin E nourish and smooth lips 
• Paraben-, sulfate- and phthalate-free 

TO USE
Smooth over lips with the doe foot. Show off your Mattitude with or without lip liner.

Now… Honestly, what do I think about it?

Don’t forget to let me know if you’ve tried Mattitude! What did you think? Which one is your favorite colour? Haven’t tried Mattitude, but now you want to? Check out my online store!

Be Beautious!
~t

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New Book Baby in the WiLd!

New Book Baby in the WiLd!

There’s a new book in the world! My 11th picture book is now available!

The GET AWAY DANCE takes on a serious subject of what you should do if someone tries to take you away. I know, it’s a very serious and scary subject. As a writer, I believe in the power of words and education.

My generation grew up with Stop, Drop, & Roll, Just Say No to Drugs, Stranger Danger. I felt the empowerment of knowing what to do when a scary situation may have occurred.

After seeing someone trying to kidnap a child on the local news one night, I got to thinking what that child did right. Then I realized there was a need for others to know what to do, in case something like that happened to them.

Thus… The GET AWAY DANCE was born.

I hope to encourage parents to reinforce Stranger Danger to their children as well as include the Get Away Dance techniques to better equip their children in case someone tries to kidnap them.

The GET AWAY DANCE is published by Guardian Angel Publishing. Illustrated by Jack Foster.

You can find out more about the GET AWAY DANCE on my website.

Til next time…

Happy reading!
~t

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Off The Hook :Beginning Crochet: What Do You Need To Get Started

Hi Everyone.

This week with OFF THE HOOK, I wanted to share with everyone what they need to start crocheting. Some people think you need a lot of things, but you don’t. It’s only four things! REALLY!

Watch this video to see what they are:

So, go grab your items. Next I plan on teaching you the different ways to tie the every aggravating slip knot!

Happy Hooking!

Until next time,

~t

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Liddil’s Bright Light Coloring Page

Since I was talking about Liddil during my Beyond The Book post, I thought I would share a coloring page associated with that book too. YAY!

http://traceymcox.com/pdf-coloringpg/LiddilLightBright.pdf

Don’t forget to post your finished coloring pages and use #TMCcreates so I can find them.

Happy coloring!

Until next time,

~t

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www.traceymcox.com
www.lefthookcrochet.com
www.youravon.com/traceymcox