Disney Cruise Day 1-2 Video Review

Blogged under Crafty Princess Podcast, Crafty Videos by Tammy on Monday 18 May 2015 at 5:23 pm

This is the first of two videos where I review my cruise on the Disney Dream. My sister and I are on our veranda overlooking Nassau, Bahamas as we talk a little about our cruise crafting and the pros and cons of the trip so far.



Video: Using a Bead Board for Jewelry Making

Blogged under Crafty Videos, Jewelry Designing by Tammy on Saturday 9 May 2015 at 10:44 am

I am heading back to some jewelry making basics, starting with this brief “how-to” video on using a bead board to help you design beaded jewelry.



Crafty Princess Video Introduction

Blogged under Crafty Princess Podcast, Crafty Videos by Tammy on Sunday 26 April 2015 at 8:30 am

I have been learning a lot about how to set up my YouTube channel, and one important element (according to YouTube Creator Academy) is to include a brief introductory video for your channel so that when you have new subscribers and visitors, they can learn about you and what they will find on your channel. So here is my super short video introduction!



Crochet Hook Video: Which Is the Best?

Blogged under Crafty Videos by Tammy on Friday 27 March 2015 at 8:21 am

Whenever I teach crochet to someone, he/she always asks about what type of crochet hooks is the best to use. There is not one answer to that question, so I put together this video to discuss the various types of crochet hooks available and which is best to use depending on what you are making.


Follow My Knitting Snit!

Blogged under Crafty Videos, Fiber Fun, learning2knit by Tammy on Wednesday 24 December 2014 at 2:14 pm

Merry Christmas to everyone! I’m home for the next few days, enjoying time with family and, of course, crafting. More specifically, I’m working on my first knit in the round hat while I take a Craftsy class. It has been a little of a “knit snit” for me, but I’m determined!

I’m posting short videos on both my YouTube Channel and Instagram, so come follow me if you haven’t already and check out my progress! They have to be super short because I’m taping the videos on my phone and uploading them from there. Here is one of them below (but come follow and see the rest…I need support from my fellow crafters!)


Free Crochet Craftsy.com Class

Blogged under Crafty Videos, crochet and knitting by Tammy on Thursday 5 June 2014 at 2:30 pm



I’m taking a brief break from my Knit Lab Craftsy class while I finish up another baby afghan so decided to watch a new class I signed up for called “Amazing Crochet Textures.” It is a free class offered by Craftsy and is taught by Drew Emborsky (aka The Crochet Dude). The class includes five lessons (I’m about half way through them so far) and covers elements for creating textures with yarn stitches like the cables and post stitches. Like most classes from Craftsy, it centers around a project, so you actually make something while you learn various techniques. For this class, the project is a 34 x 42 inch afghan. Written and charted instructions are provided in a downloadable pdf file.

Drew is a wonderful instructor and gives very clear explanations and helpful tips as he goes through each part of the process. I like that this class is for someone that has a little crochet experience but is not necessarily an expert. I think you should be able to do chain stitch, single crochet, and double crochet before taking this class, but that’s about all you need to know, and those are pretty simple stitches most beginners learn right away.

So other than it’s a great class, hey, this is a free class! Go sign up for it now, seriously! Did I saw it was free? Hopefully, we will see more of Drew on Craftsy as well as more crochet classes. I love that there are lots of knitting classes, but we crochters need more choices over there too.

Sprucing Up YouTube Channel

Blogged under Crafty Videos by Tammy on Monday 30 December 2013 at 1:48 pm



I had to go with “Craft Princess” for my YouTube channel because it would not allow me to use “Crafty,” but hey, I have a channel, and it is growing. I have a smattering of craft videos I have made over there, and I hope to make more. I just finished getting it a little better organized. So take a look when you get a chance: Craft Princess YouTube Channel. I am checking into upgrading my video camera and basic video set up so I will have a tripod and a few extra bells and whistles. If you think of any craft topics you would like me to cover, let me know!

Looking at Yarn Sizes

Blogged under Crafty Videos by Tammy on Saturday 28 December 2013 at 10:01 am

This is another video geared toward the newbie yarn crafter where I look at the different sizes or thicknesses of yarn and talk about a little about what they are typically used to make when knitting or crocheting. My video helper, Lola, was really interested in all the yarns spread out on the table, so I sound a little breathless since I finally had to put her in the other room while I filmed this quickly. She was not happy about that either!

Yarn Versus Crochet Hook Size

Blogged under Crafty Videos by Tammy on Friday 6 December 2013 at 2:05 pm

My New YouTube Channel

Blogged under Crafty Videos by Tammy on Wednesday 3 July 2013 at 5:39 pm

A few years ago, I uploaded some videos to YouTube.com, and more recently, I’ve been making more videos to show off some of the Thirty-One Gifts products I sell. I finally took some time and created an actual channel over there and fixed it up a little.

You’ll find a mix of crafts, pets, and bag/purse videos right now. I plan to make more of all three. They all three go together anyway, right? I’m still exploring the possibilities that having a YoutTube channel provides, but I’d happy for you all to take a look and feel free to give me some feedback: Tammy Powley YouTube Channel.

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