Hibernating Knit Shawl Back on the Needles

Blogged under crochet and knitting by Tammy on Sunday 29 November 2015 at 1:23 pm

I’ve been in the mood to knit lately, so I picked up a simple garter stitch shawl that I put in hibernation awhile ago. My newest doll, Ella, of course had to help. I’m using sock yarn that came in mini-skeins, a set of 5 skeins, that I purchased awhile ago from Leading Men Fibers. This is actually take-two of this shawl project after the first attempt had a short and disastrous run-in with Little Dude.

We had a very brief “cold spell” down here in South Florida recently, all the way down to the 60s, so that reminded me that in a month or so, we may actually get cold enough for me to pull out my knitwear. Maybe by then, this will be done.

Do you have anything on the needles for your to enjoy during the cool weather?



Craft Links to Love

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 29 November 2015 at 1:06 pm

December Diamonds

Connie’s posted the next two section of the free SAL. There’s still plenty of time to get started!

Crochet Pattern Review

Here is a video review of Lion Brand’s free wristers crochet pattern.

Art Bead Scene

Michelle is hosting a challenge – and she wants YOU to play along!

Easy Mold Making for Resin or Clay

Do you know how easy mold making is? Eileen duplicated a 3/4″ diameter metal pendant of a frog on a lily pad after losing one from a 3-piece set of jewelry. Can you tell which of the 3 is the copy?

Beading Arts

Cyndi is giving away a copy of Resin Alchemy, by the fabulous Susan Lenart Kazmer!

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

In her ongoing series of great gifts for the holidays, Jean reviews Heather Powers’ lovely new book, Beautiful Elements.

Video: Yarn Craft Book Review: 101 Socks

Blogged under Crafty Videos,crochet and knitting,Good Books by Tammy on Sunday 29 November 2015 at 10:13 am


Video: Crochet Pattern Review of Lion Brand’s Wristers

Blogged under Crafty Videos,crochet jewelry by Tammy on Thursday 26 November 2015 at 12:00 pm

I also call these fingerless gloves. I’ve made a number of these, so in this video I give you my opinion of the free pattern from Lion Brand.



Video: Red Blythe Doll Shoes

Blogged under dolls art/collecting by Tammy on Thursday 26 November 2015 at 11:00 am

What a girl won’t do for fashion! Madison is wearing some super cute shoes today and wants to show them off.



Time for Craft Links!

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 22 November 2015 at 6:39 pm

Free Christmas-Themed Pattern – with Dolphins

Connie added a new free pattern this week that combines two of her favorite things – dolphins and Christmas. Also, be sure to check out her latest patterns on Etsy.

Art Bead Scene

Claire interviews Kathrin Kniedl – take a peek behind the scenes at her stunning clay work!

DIY Ninja Stars…or Suns…

This video shows you how to make a Ninja Star. Terry made these for a gift exchange on a recent cruise and everyone loved them. One person told her she was excited to use it in her scrapbook of the trip

Get Edgy

This video review talks about a new book for crochet edges.

Jingle Bell Wreath Ornament

Jingle bell wreath ornaments are fun and easy ornament to make from wood curtain rings, hot glue & bells. They make great gift toppers or wearable pins too.

Beading Arts

Cyndi teaches an easy way to start a beaded bag which doesn’t require you to “zip it up” later!

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

Jean reviews a great book for holiday gift giving, Resin Alchemy by Susan Lenart Kazmer. What a fabulous book to own and learn from!

Video: Crochet Edge Book Review

Blogged under crochet and knitting,Good Books by Tammy on Sunday 15 November 2015 at 5:45 am



Craft Links from Around the Web

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Saturday 14 November 2015 at 6:44 pm

DIY Dreamcatcher from Crafty Leftovers

It’s always fun to use what you have lying around for a new project, and this dreamcatcher uses a mason jar lid, some yarn and beads for a cute and meaningful craft.

Get Diamond Eight Today

Connie’s posted Diamond Eight, the next section of the free 2015-6 SAL from Connie Gee’s Designs.

Art Bead Scene

Take a peek at the beautiful palette that Heather has pulled from this month’s challenge to inspire you!

Beaded Lanyards

Terry shows some of her new lanyards from her Etsy shop. These fun pieces have a duel purpose, not only can they be worn as a lanyard, but also as a long necklace, short necklace or bracelet.

Crochet a Flamingo

In this video review, the Crafty Princess looks at a crochet pattern for a cute flamingo named Gordon.

Color Scheme Creation

Three popular online applications for creating a color scheme. Fine-tune one, create one from an image or just have fun playing with color.

Beading Arts

When you’ve made a fancy necklace, sometimes you just need to pair it with a really super-simple little pair of earrings… Come learn how to make them in about 10 minutes!

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

Jean reviews a how-to book of quick-to-knit, soft and fluffy, chic and fabulous cowls!

Video: Blythe Doll UnBoxing: Monique Magnifique

Blogged under dolls art/collecting by Tammy on Saturday 14 November 2015 at 3:36 pm

What else does a newly awakened old doll collector want for her birthday? Why, a doll of course!



Video: Flamingo Pattern Review

Blogged under amigurumi,Crafty Products by Tammy on Monday 9 November 2015 at 7:19 am

I am starting a new crafting series on my Youtube channel where I will be reviewing various knitting and crochet patterns. Here is the first one, a super cute flamingo named Gordon.



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