Knit Vlog: My Latest WIP, a Knit Shawl

Blogged under Crafty Videos,learning2knit by Tammy on Monday 29 February 2016 at 6:25 am

Here’s a brief vlog to show and tell about my progress on a small shawl that I’m learning a lot as I knit away on it.



Craft Link Goodies

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 28 February 2016 at 5:22 pm

Crochet for Knitters: Chain and Single Crochet

Sarah is trying to improve her crochet skills this year, and she’s sharing tips and tutorials for knitters and others who haven’t yet mastered this fun craft.

Everything’s Coming Up Rosy

The latest free chart at Connie Gee’s Designs is Rosy Square and it has blossoms to brighten your day.

My Twinn Doll Art

The My Twinn line of dolls, at one time, were truly works of art no longer available these days.

Book Review: Art & Faith by Cherie Burbach

Cherie’s Burbach’s new book, Art and Faith: Mixed Media Art with a Faith-Filled Message, is a beautifully produced compendium of art narrated by the artist.

Beading Arts

Cyndi shares her tutorial for a small quilt that “celebrates” a life experience 🙂

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

Jean goes off the grid and onto the griddle as she explores a different form of creativity: she reviews a fun new cookbook! It’s The Clever Cookbook,Get-Ahead-Strategies and Tips for Stress-Free Home Cooking !

FixnZip Easy Zipper Fixes

Blogged under Crafty Products by Tammy on Saturday 27 February 2016 at 12:44 pm

I recently received some “Fix N Zip” products from CTF Enterprise. These are designed to fix zippers on any items such as shirts, pants, dresses, backpacks, heavy jackets, luggage, and much more. They show how to use them in this YouTube video:


Crafters, of course, will find these useful since we often add zippers to items we make. I know I have an old jacket around here somewhere that I didn’t want to get rid of but haven’t been able to wear in a while because of the zipper going bad. Now I can actually fix it and wear it!

Amazing My Twinn Art Doll

Blogged under dolls art/collecting by Tammy on Wednesday 24 February 2016 at 8:22 am

I continue to find more and more interesting stories and history related to doll art, and in this video I share a recent discovery of mine when looking up information about my niece’s My Twinn doll she received as a gift 19 years ago.


Video: Dolly Boots!

Blogged under dolls art/collecting by Tammy on Monday 22 February 2016 at 7:37 am

These dolly boots were made for walking, or at least standing, when it comes to this cute Blythe doll.


Beads, Knitting, and Crafty Legal Info Too

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 21 February 2016 at 9:36 am

Make a Creativity Station

Do you store project supplies near where you would actually use them? Here’s how Sarah made space for frequently used items where she needs them.

De-Stash for Charity Alert

The Crafty Princess is clearing out the old to make way for the new and donate part of the proceeds of craft her de-stash to charity.

Patent and Copyright Basics for Art You Intend to Sell

If you plan to decoupage paper napkin images onto something to sell, check these patent and copyright basics. Paper napkins contain someone’s art.

Necklace Redo Video

Don’t like a piece of jewelry? Well, redo it. In this video, Terry shows you a piece that she made and was not happy with. Then re does the piece and shows it off.

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

Jean reviews the delightful, fun and informative book, Knitting Ephemera!

Beading Arts

Cyndi shares a tutorial that will help you to feature a few special beads in a great wire bracelet!

Diamond 14

The next section of Connie Gee’s free SAL is available. It is the third of four florals. Get it on the SAL today

Art Bead Scene

Check out Claire’s inspiring art bead selection to match this month’s challenge!

Feb. 16 Bead Box Arrived

Blogged under beading,Crafty Videos by Tammy on Sunday 21 February 2016 at 9:32 am

And here are the goodies in my February subscription from Bargain Bead box. I have to admit that it’s different!


Pendants with Rainbow Fused Glass

Blogged under etsy,Jewelry Designing by Tammy on Thursday 18 February 2016 at 7:43 am

I made these fused glass pendants using three layers of glass, clear, rainbow, and clear. Then I drilled holes and added wire bales to a few of them. You could also glue on metal bales or create one using seed beads. They have a wonderful glow about them and would look great with your choice of beads or simply added to a silver chain.

They are part of the slashed de-stash and charity fund raiser going on in my Etsy shop right now.

Lampwork Earrings De-Stash

Blogged under etsy by Tammy on Wednesday 17 February 2016 at 12:29 pm

Are they too cute or what? The very talented DD Hess made the cute lampwork beads, and I just whipped them into a pair of earrings with some fiber and ear hooks. They are one of a number of finished hand-crafted jewelry pieces that are part of my crafting de-stash on my Etsy shop. I will donate 100% of the sales of these earrings (excluding shipping) to A Place to Bark.

Bead & Jewelry De-Stash Alert!

Blogged under Crafty Products,etsy by Tammy on Sunday 14 February 2016 at 1:38 pm

My jewelry and beading mojo has increased recently, and this has brought me to decide to revamp my Etsy shop yet again. First, however, I’m going to run a de-stashing through the rest of the month of February (2016) with 50% of sales (excluding shipping) going to a favorite charity of mine, A Place to Bark Dog Rescue, located in Portland, TN.

I reactivated a lot of old listing I had and slashed prices, and I’m going to dig through some of my stash to see what else I can add to the mix. However, the shop is open and full right now. Beaders and jewelry designers will find various jewelry making supplies on sale, and I also have a few finished jewelry pieces in there as well.

Once the shop is cleared out, look for my new shop that will have a shiny, new banner and all new jewelry and a few supplies as well.


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