Free Crafting Patterns, Projects, and Some Challenges

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Saturday 11 April 2015 at 8:43 am

5 Free Art Bead Jewelry Projects

Today Heather brings you a preview of the projects featured in the 2015 Bead Cruise Program.

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton

Winter is coming… actually, it’s spring, but the new season of Game of Thrones starts soon. See what Andrew created for a jewelry challenge that pays homage to the books and television series.

Connie Gee’s Designs

Prims are all the rage these days and Connie is fascinated with them. She’s added a new free pattern that is inspired by all the primitive designers she admires. It will have you “crowing” in anticipation of a quick finish.

Dazzle-It Rings: Great Beginner’s Bead Weaving Projects

If you’d like to try bead weaving, here’s a great way to learn. Look at the ring Eileen made in her first attempt.

Beading Arts

Cyndi has been experimenting with using multiple ribbons as a background for bead embroidery.

Video Needle Review

Learn the pros and cons of the Knit Picks Interchangeable Nickel Plated Needle Set.

Video Review: Knit Picks’ Interchangeable Needles

Blogged under Crafty Products by Tammy on Saturday 4 April 2015 at 10:59 am

Now that I have had a chance to use my new Knit Pick Options Interchangeable Nickel Plated Needle Set, I put together this video review. I show you what you actually get in this particular set, and I discuss the pros and cons of the set.



Beads, Stitching, and Bunny Crafting

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Saturday 4 April 2015 at 9:53 am

Art Bead Scene

Check out our new challenge piece for the month ahead!

A Bead A Day

Enjoy seeing how beaders use the same supplies in their own unique ways? Check out this blog-hop reveal!

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton

Check out what the Inspired by Reading Book Club members made for their March selection, “Home” by Toni Morrison!

Sweet Harmony Cross Stitch Pattern

Connie has added another free pattern that is suitable for cross stitch on Aida, linen, stitching over one, or even needlepoint.

Beaded Crosses

Cherie makes crosses with beads and baubles. Her latest crafty obsession!

Thumbprint Bunny Tea Towel

Kids can help make these thumbprint bunny tea towels. They make charming housewarming gifts and fun keepsakes for grandparents, aunts and uncles.

Win a Free Knitting Book!

Show off your finished crafting objects and get a chance to win a copy of a new knitting book coming out this month!

Beading Arts

Have you ever tried making an orb shape to bead? It’s not as hard as Cyndi first thought!

April Crafting and Free Knitting Book Opportunity!

Blogged under CFEs/Contests by Tammy on Wednesday 1 April 2015 at 9:54 am

Come join the Crafty Princess Diaries Blog/Podcast Raverly group and show off your finished craft objects during the month of April. Those who participate (you can get the details here) will get a chance to win a copy of a new book that’s coming out this month by master knitter Lee Gant entitled Love in Every Stitch: Stories of Knitting and Healing.

ALL types of crafts are eligible…yarn, needlework, beading, whatever you make…post a photo of it in the April FOs thread in the Ravelry group and give us a little info about it. You must be a member of this group to participate. However, you can post as many finished objects as you like.

[Note: Winners for March have already been contacted and their prizes are heading out to them. Congrats to winners lmecoll and asimplehomestd!]

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