Video Yarn Review: Lion Brand’s Ice Cream Yarn

Blogged under Crafty Products, Crafty Videos by Tammy on Wednesday 21 October 2015 at 9:48 am

I usually try to film a number of videos at the same time. That way, I can “bank” them for editing later. I was looking over my non-edited videos, and voila! I discovered this gem from June that I recorded where I review a fairly new yarn from Lion Brand called Ice Cream Yarn.



Video: Baby Yarn Review & Subscriber Giveaway

Blogged under Crafty Products, Crafty Videos by Tammy on Thursday 16 July 2015 at 9:09 am

There are lots of different types of yarns on the market used for making baby items like clothing, afghans, and toys. In this video, I take a look at one from Bernat.

When you watch the video, make sure to head over to my YouTube channel and subscribe. I have a giveaway in the works, which I will be announcing in an up coming video. Subscribers receive automatic email notifications when I post a new video. Subscribe now so you don’t miss out!



Video: Knit Notes Book Review

Blogged under Crafty Products, Good Books by Tammy on Friday 10 July 2015 at 8:29 am

In this brief video (a little over 8 minutes), I show and tell you about an interesting book called Knit Notes that is more than just a book. It’s a crafting design tool.



Video Yarn Review: Cascade Heritage Silk Paints

Blogged under Crafty Products by Tammy on Thursday 18 June 2015 at 12:12 pm



Video: Yarn Review of Cascade Souk

Blogged under Crafty Products, Crafty Videos, crochet and knitting by Tammy on Friday 29 May 2015 at 2:02 pm

I love Cascade’s Souk yarn, but it might not be for everybody. In this little video, I give you the rundown on the good and not so good points of this beautiful silk and wool blend yarn.



Yarn Love by Mail

Blogged under Crafty Products, Fiber Fun by Tammy on Wednesday 20 May 2015 at 1:03 pm



I fell off my yarn diet wagon just a little with the recent Expression Fiber Art free skein sale. The skein on the far right is 100% silk shimer fingering in the French Macron colorway (and yes it feels like butter); in the middle is her “resilient” super wash merino sock yarn in the Kismet colorway; and then my free skein is “refined” 50/50 merino/silk fingering in the Row of Tulips colorway.

Now to spend countless hours deciding what to make with them!

Disney Cruise Day 2 & 3 Video Review (Part 2 of 2)

Blogged under Crafty Princess Podcast, Crafty Products by Tammy on Tuesday 19 May 2015 at 4:34 pm

Here is the second part of the review I promised. Like part 1, I cover the pros and cons of my 3 day Disney cruise from Cape Canaveral, Florida to the Bahamas and Castaway Cay.


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.



Recent Yarn Acquisition

Blogged under Crafty Products by Tammy on Sunday 14 September 2014 at 12:16 pm

This weekend my sisters and I made a quick trip to downtown Cocoa Village for some yarn shopping at the Knit and Stitch Boutique. Before I even made it into the shop, however, I saw this in an outside display at the shop next door and HAD to buy it! If any of you follow me on Facebook and know about Little Dude, I don’t need to explain why I had to buy this.




Okay, onto the yarn!

I am planning at some point (probably will have to wait until the next big holiday school break) to make the Loveland Neck Scarf. It requires lace weight yarn and a size D hook, but it looks nice and light and Florida friendly. This little cake is 798 yards/100 grams of Juniper Moon Farm Findley Dappled, 50% merino wool/50% silk. The colorway is Wisteria.




I love Cascade Yarns’ Heritage Paints and Silk Paints collections, and I knew I wanted another skein, similar to one I used to make this shawl, just in a different color. I found this beautiful color called “Isle of Skye,” 75% superwash merino wool/25% nylon, 437 yards/400 meters. I am thinking of making a shawlette with it and may have enough left for wristers.



Finally, I have no idea what I am going to do with these skeins, but they were just $5 each and are soooo soft, even though they are polyester. This is also a Cascade yarn. It’s called Pluscious, and each skein is 148.7 yards/136 meters, 3.5 oz/100 grams. The colorway for these is called Begonia, but they had a ton of fabulous colors. It was very hard to pick.



We had so much fun shopping, and then we all three came back to our parents’ house and sat around and crocheted together. There’s nothing like sharing sister and yarn love at the same time!

Shelf Organizing Giveaway - Spicy Shelf

Blogged under Crafty Products by Tammy on Sunday 10 August 2014 at 1:04 pm



I am always trying to get my house and studio organized. I’m sure I’m not alone when it comes to figuring out how to get all your crafting and other home items organized but still easy to get to when you need them, so I was interested when I was contacted by the folks of Spicy Shelf. This product is obviously originally designed with the idea of organizing spice bottles and tins in your kitchen cabinets, but there are lots of other uses for it, not just for the kitchen. You could organize paints, bottles of beads, or even rubber stamps on these shelves that you insert into a cabinet. If you go over to the Spicy Shelf web site, you’ll see a video of how it easily assembles, no special tools are needed.



And….they are offering the readers of Crafty Princess Diaries not only a discount but a chance to win a set for free! Yup!

To receive a $5.00 discount on two sets that normally retail for $19.95, use the promotion code SPICE5. (That is a 5 on the end, not the letter S by the way).

If you want to get a chance to win a set for free, then comment on this post and just tell me something about organizing your crafting supplies. Do you have a good tip? Are you struggling with ways to tackle your craft supplies? Just mention anything related to organizing your crafting supplies in the comments no later than 8/15 eastern time midnight. Make sure to include your email address so that I can contact you if you win, and you will have 3 days to reply in order to receive the prize. This is open to anyone living in the Continental US, and the prize will be mailed out by Spicy Shelf, who will need a street address to deliver to if you are the winner. One winner will be randomly selected.

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