Video: Yarn Craft Book Review: 101 Socks

Blogged under Crafty Videos, Good Books, crochet and knitting 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: Star Wars Crochet Kit Un-Boxing - Review

Blogged under Crafty Products, Crafty Videos, amigurumi, crochet and knitting by Tammy on Saturday 24 October 2015 at 5:28 pm

I take a look at all the goodies in this interesting crochet kit: Star Wars Crochet (Crochet Kits)

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.

Making Rocks into Beads

Blogged under Crafty Videos, Jewelry Designing by Tammy on Saturday 17 October 2015 at 4:47 pm

Arbeads is one of the many Youtube channels I subscribe to, and I especially enjoy the company’s Artbeads Cafe series. This video is amazing and shows the process of how stones are selected and then turned into gemstone beads.

Another Amigurumi Tip for Success

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

Pom-Pom Pal Kit

Blogged under Crafty Videos by Tammy on Wednesday 23 September 2015 at 12:01 pm

Recently, I was lucky enough to receive a very cool product to review from Silver Dolphin Books called Pom-pom Pals: Pets, which normally retails for $18.95, but of course, is discounted if purchased through Amazon. It’s a kit that has a small how-to manual plus enough supplies to make four pom-pom animals. Pictured above is the kit opened up with the small book that accompanies it on the left side. As it happened, my college craft club was getting ready to meet for the first time this semester, and while this may seem a little young for college students, I thought it would be a fun ice-breaker type project.

And I was right! Club members had a blast.

At the start of each semester, I basically have to recruit all over again, so I never know who is going to show up or what their skill level will be. The kit was perfect because it was super easy, and that meant anyone could do it. I even had one reluctant student who said he was just there to be with his girlfriend, and eventually, he decided he had to make a pom-pom pal too.

Here is one of the finished guinea pigs made by a club member. This was actually a crowd favorite. And it turned out so, so cute! Seriously, adorable!

The kit is available through the Amazon link at the top of this post, and considering all of the supplies you get with it plus a book that, obviously, you can use over and over again to make more “pals,” I think it is very reasonable priced. Tuck this away for a snow-day or rainy-day project for your kids, or break it out and have fun with adults too.

Video Book Review: Super Cute Crochet for Little Feet

Blogged under Crafty Videos, Good Books by Tammy on Monday 24 August 2015 at 7:15 am

I discuss the book Super Cute Crochet for Little Feet: 30 Stylish Shoes, Booties, and Sandals to Crochet for Babies in this video book review.

Video: Doll Crafting Wrap Up

Blogged under Crafty Videos, dolls art/collecting by Tammy on Monday 17 August 2015 at 11:25 am

This is the third in a series of three videos where I talk about some crafting experimentation on dolls I purchased at my local Goodwill.

Video: Amigurumi Tip 2: Picking a Pattern

Blogged under Crafty Videos, amigurumi by Tammy on Thursday 13 August 2015 at 11:08 am

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