Craft-alongs, Tutorials, and Contests

Blogged under My Crafty News by Tammy on Sunday 7 February 2016 at 10:23 am

How To Make A Pom Pom And Fish Extender Idea

This is one of Tappingflamingo’s first video tutorial. She shows how to make a pom pom using your hand, and gives you a Fish Extender or party favor idea using them.

Coloring Book Giveaway

So easy to enter and maybe win! The Crafty Princess is giving away 2 adult coloring books!

Crocheted Flower Hair Clips

These simple crocheted flowers make adorable hair clips for girls (or women) and just use a tiny bit of yarn.

Valentine’s Day Kids Party

Throw a memorable Valentine’s Day kids party and keep costs down with these crafty ideas for planning decor, games, food & keeping all the kids happy.

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

Jean reviews Wonderful Wire Jewelry: Make 30+ Bracelets, Earrings, Necklaces, and More, by Erica Swanson. You will find tons to love in this book!

Lucky Thirteen

The next Diamond in the free SAL is up! Still plenty of time to join in if you are interested.

Beading Arts

Cyndi shares a tutorial that shows you how to make really pretty (but also easy) beaded beads.

Art Bead Scene

Take a walk in the woods with Julie, in her last post for the Art Bead Scene.

Kawaii Box on the Way!

Blogged under My Crafty News by Tammy on Tuesday 26 January 2016 at 1:27 pm

After subscribing to Bargain Bead Box, I started looking around online at other subscription box offers and found Kawaii Box. You get a box each month full of cute Japanese and Korean products. It was less than $20 and that included shipping, so I signed up to try it out. When I get my box, I will film a short video showing you all the goodies. From previous boxes they have offered, it looks like I might end up with some crafting and dolly items. Click on the image below for more information about this interesting box subscription service.


Kawaii Box - The Cutest Subscription Box

Loads of Crafting Links

Blogged under My Crafty News by Tammy on Sunday 10 January 2016 at 6:08 pm

Free Border Pattern

Is it a border or a bookmark - you decide. This free chart has a myriad of uses and can be stitched in any color.

Apply Those Crystals

Add more bling to your garments or fabric jewelry components with this super cool tool.

Illustrate Your One Little Word

Do you have a word for 2016? Why not use it in a piece of art? You can do this with any word you like and whatever supplies you have.

Taylor Knit Shawl

Here is a little knitting progress as the Crafty Princess continues to learn how to knit.

Art Bead Scene

Check out our beautiful new challenge for January - the first of 2016!

Yes, Another Jewelry Challenge

Terry Jeanette of Tappingflamingo shows her entry in the Dry Gulch Beads and Jewelry Challenge, January 2016.

Repair It with Bondic Plastic Welding Pen

Eileen repairs a small cast iron sculpture with Bondic. No waiting time required when you repair it with Bondic. Apply, cures in a few seconds, add finishing touches. Your repair is immediately ready for use.

Beading Arts

We’ve all been there…Cyndi is drowning in STUFF!

Snap out of it, Jean! There’s Beading to Be Done!

Jean reviews a beautiful follow up to an earlier book on bead embroidery: Bead Embroidery Stitch Samples Motifs. If you like to embroider, don’t miss this!

Video: Knit Pattern Scarfutopia Review

Blogged under My Crafty News by Tammy on Tuesday 29 December 2015 at 9:55 am



Share Your Crafts & Goals

Blogged under Around the Web, CFEs/Contests, My Crafty News by Tammy on Saturday 19 December 2015 at 11:22 am


Come join my Crafty Princess Diaries Ravelry group and share your finished crafted objects as well as your crafting goals for 2016. I have a Finished Objects thread open for December 2015, and there are going to be multiple prizes drawn after the month ends, including some free knit and/or crochet patterns. Plus, there is a new thread asking about your personal crafting goals for the new year. All types of crafters are encouraged to participate and join in the fun. You don’t have to be a yarn only crafter!

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?

Video: Blythe Fake Factory Doll Unboxing - The Red Head!

Blogged under My Crafty News by Tammy on Tuesday 29 September 2015 at 12:19 pm

I have mixed feelings about my latest doll, who arrived recently from China. She may turn into a crafting project I was not planning on!


Free Mandala Pattern to Color

Blogged under My Crafty News by Tammy on Monday 7 September 2015 at 3:08 pm


Woot! Time to get colorful with this super cool image compliments of the publisher of Coloring Dream Mandalas: 30 Hand-drawn Designs for Mindful Relaxation . Just click on the image above for a larger version, and print it up through your Web browser. I have two more coming this way, so look for them to be posted over here soon.

Ravelry FOs Sept. Giveaway

Blogged under My Crafty News by Tammy on Wednesday 2 September 2015 at 3:07 pm

The Sept. 2015 Finished Objects thread is now open on my Ravelry group. All types of crafts are cool to share. You can find out the details on how you can enter to win a copy of Coloring Dream Mandalas: 30 Hand-drawn Designs for Mindful Relaxation by heading over to this link and reading the 411 on it.

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.

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