Video: Amigurumi Tip 2: Picking a Pattern

Blogged under amigurumi,Crafty Videos by Tammy on Thursday 13 August 2015 at 11:08 am

Doll Crafting Distractions – Episode 25 Crafty Princess Diaries Podcast

Blogged under Crafty Princess Podcast by Tammy on Saturday 8 August 2015 at 10:12 am

Episode 25 of my Crafty Princess Diaries Podcast is up. Come spend some crafting time with me!

Crafting Around the Web

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Saturday 8 August 2015 at 10:05 am

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton

The July selection for the Inspired by Reading Book Club was, “Swamplandia!” by Karen Russell. See what the participants were moved to create after reading the book!

Do You Suffer from Craft Room Envy? Embrace Your Space!

Don’t suffer from craft room envy. It’s satisfying to work with what you have and make it better. See two working craft rooms and their happy owners.

Connie Gee’s SAL Works in Progress

Several stitchers from the Connie Gee’s Stitchers group shared photos of their stitch-along works in progress. It is interesting to see how each stitcher is putting her own spin on the project.

Wire Jewelry Video

Learn a little about metal wire used for jewelry making in this new video.

Beading Arts

Cyndi found a bracelet that she forgot to share in a tutorial! It’s the bracelet that started her on the path to writing her e-book “Arm Candy”.

Video: My 1st Pullip Doll, Fraulein

Blogged under dolls art/collecting by Tammy on Thursday 6 August 2015 at 1:54 pm

Video: About Wire for Jewelry Making

Blogged under Crafty Videos,Jewelry Designing by Tammy on Wednesday 5 August 2015 at 12:42 pm

In this video, I talk a little about metal wire and how to use it in your jewelry designs.

Crafting Memories!

Blogged under Good Books,My Crafty News,writing by Tammy on Monday 3 August 2015 at 8:16 am

Woot! I have been mentioning this through all my social media outlets and through my video podcast, but just in case you missed it, my new novel is out and available through Kindle download on Amazon. It is called Crafting Memories, and below is a brief description:

Tess Dudley Forrester finds herself forty, unemployed, and wondering: Had it been a mistake for her to leave her secure job as a craft book editor so many years ago to pursue a career as a teacher? How long will her husband’s good nature last as she navigates depression and tries to reconfigure her career goals? While Tess tries to understand the fickle nature of fate, along the way she discovers a distant family relative’s journal and letters that open up a tragic chapter from her ancestors’ lives, a mother/daughter suicide. At first, this discovery is just a distraction from her own troubles, but eventually, as she digs into her family’s past, she also takes a journey of self-discovery. Along the way, she reconnects with her knitting and crochet friends, is tempted by a man who may be the answer to her future in more ways than one, and remembers how much she enjoys the art of crafting, both with her hands and her words.

You can read the preface and first chapter for free if you go over to the listing (here) on Amazon and click on the “Look Inside” option.

Video: Coloring Doll Hair

Blogged under dolls art/collecting by Tammy on Sunday 2 August 2015 at 12:02 pm

Barbie gives you an update on my doll crafting experimentation.

Crafting Links Time

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 2 August 2015 at 9:01 am

Art Bead Scene

Take a peek inside the studio with Mary Harding!

SAL Diamond One

Have you started your Connie Gee’s SAL project yet? The borders were posted last week and the first section has been added as well. Join the Connie Gee’s Stitchers Facebook group for more info.

Another Little Table Transformation

Cherie makes over a little side table.

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton

Andrew was asked to make a special ring. See how it turned out!

Craft Tip Time

Have you wanted to try to crochet cute stuff toys but weren’t sure where to start? Here’s a quick tip for you.

Magnolia and Driftwood Arrangement

How to make paper magnolia flower and bud, then arrange them on a piece of driftwood. Finish the arrangement with a hummingbird perched on a petal to drink the flower’s nectar.

Beading Arts

Beading Arts turned 10 this year, and Cyndi looked back to see which have been the all-time most popular tutorials she has posted over the years!

Video: Doll Craft Experiment Part 1

Blogged under Crafty Videos,dolls art/collecting by Tammy on Saturday 1 August 2015 at 9:02 am

I picked up some dolls from a local thrift store and have plans to do some craft experimenting on them. Here’s a little video showing you my doll score!

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