Video: Book Review: First Knits

Blogged under Good Books by Tammy on Tuesday 13 October 2015 at 11:53 am

I take a look at First Knits: Simple Projects for Knitters (First Crafts) in this video-based book review.



Beads, Furniture, and Yarn

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Saturday 10 October 2015 at 2:09 pm

Art Bead Scene

Julie shares a beautiful and contemplative post with us – and asks you to give yourself permission to create.

Etsy Shop Updates

Charlene shares a new feature under prototype at Etsy.

Floating Diamond Pattern

Connie’s added a new free pattern that will be suitable for any season just by changing up the colors. Make a Halloween or Christmas ornament, or use the design for a special card. Since it is whole cross-stitch only, it will be a quick stitch.

How to Crackle Finish Furniture and Other Large Projects

Do you enjoy adding crackle finishes to crafts? Before you try to crackle finish furniture & large items, there are some important things you should know.

Beading Arts

Whatever happened to the seed bead amulet bag craze?

No Knitting Book!

Want to play with yarn but don’t want to learn to knit or crochet? Then this book review is for you.

Snap out if it, Jean! There’s beading to be done!

Jean reviews a stunner of a jewelry design book which you will love: Handcraft Wire Jewelry: Chains Clasps Pendants, by Kimberly Sciaraffa Berlin. Check this one out–it is unique and fantastic!

Another Amigurumi Tip for Success

Blogged under amigurumi,Crafty Videos by Tammy on Tuesday 6 October 2015 at 1:45 pm

Video: Will She Stay or Go? Red Hair Doll Update

Blogged under dolls art/collecting by Tammy on Sunday 4 October 2015 at 4:20 pm

I recently posted about a new factory – fake Blythe doll purchase that I was not too sure about. After thinking it over for a few days, I made my decision concerning whether to keep her or not, which I share in another dolly video.



Jewelry Sales, Stitching, Wreath Making, and Crafting School

Blogged under My Crafty News by Tammy on Sunday 4 October 2015 at 4:15 pm

Art Bead Scene

Check out part 2 of Heather ‘Humblebeads’ Powers’ new series – How to Sell More Jewelry! Lots of fab tips and tricks for you!

Diamond Five has Arrived

Connie’s posted the fifth installment of her free SAL (stitch-along). Be sure to join the Connie Gee’s Designs group on Facebook to follow along with other stitcher’s progress and to show off your own.

Pom-Poms!

Make cute pom-pom pets with this new kit.

Make a Burlap Bow for a Fall Wreath

It’s easy to make a simple, big burlap bow to put on a grapevine wreath as a decoration for fall.

Snap out of it, Jean! There’s beading to be done!

Jean presents some thoughts on the great beadist Kim Miles and what she is up to these days.Come see the gorgeous necklace displaying one of Kim’s amazing focals!

Artificial Plants Made from Craft Foam or Paper

How to make artificial plants from craft foam or construction paper. Both materials make lovely succulent plants. Use what you have. Template included.

Beading Arts

Feeling stale? Want to try something new? How about taking a class to jump start you?

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