Crafting Links

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 19 June 2016 at 12:47 pm

Picnic Wine Cooler Caddy to Tote and Chill Beverages

Sew a red, white and blue picnic wine cooler caddy to carry and keep drinks cool for your Independence Day outdoor dining or picnicking. Inside the caddy is a Rapid Ice Wine Chiller Sleeve.

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

Jean reviews a very colorful jewelry design book by Kim St. Jean you will want to try right away! It’s the clever, pretty book Colorful Wirework Jewelry: Twist, Wrap, Weave !

Easy Crochet Baby Dresses

You can whip up these super simple pinafore dresses in no time!

Beading Arts

Cyndi shares a way to make your strung bead designs more interesting!

Crafting Around the Web

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 5 June 2016 at 1:23 pm

Heart Cutout Card for Dad
Eileen’s flap fold card is just one way to create a manly gift with the downloadable heart cutout card plus shirt & tie templates.

Beading Arts
Cyndi has a wonderful new book to give away: New Connections in Chain Mail Jewelry!

Crafty Princess & Tappingflamingo Podcast Again
Knitting, crochet, scrapbooking (especially after taking a cruise), and yarn are all up for discussion in this podcast.

Snap out of it, Jean! There’s beading to be done!
Jean’s fired up over Discover Torch Enameling: Get Started with 25 Sure-Fire Projects by Steven James !

Crafty Links

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Monday 30 May 2016 at 8:36 am

Why do you craft?

The Crafty Princess talks about the idea of product versus product in this bead vlog.

Beading Arts

Cyndi has a new tutorial that is perfect for beginners in bead embroidery and basic wirework! It only *looks* complicated.

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

Jean reviews Hubble Stitch, Instructions & Inspiration for this Creative New Lace Beadwork Technique by Melanie de Miguel. It is a lively and fascinating new stitch!

Fathers Day Gift Bag Design

This Fathers Day gift bag — or bagalope — is made from an envelope and then dressed up in a man’s dress shirt and tie.

Crafting Giveaways, Freebies, and Ideas

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 22 May 2016 at 10:18 am

Beading Arts

Cyndi is giving away a copy of a great book: 18 Beaded Jewelry Projects You Can Make in a Weekend!

Card Map: Things That Fly or Float

Download your choice of vertical or horizontal version of Eileen’s card map: things that float or fly. Think butterflies, bees, falling leaves or snowflakes. Then follow directions to make cards for many occasions.

Bargain Bead Box May 2016 Creations and What to do with Cruise Freebies

Jewelry creations made with May 2016 Bargain Bead Box from the Bead Box Bargains. Terry also shares an idea to use some of those freebies you get while cruising.

Newsletter

The Crafty Princess Diaries newsletter is back.

Diamond 20

So exciting - only five more to go! Stay tuned for info about the next free SAL. Cross stitch fun!

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

Jean reviews Wee Garter Stitch, Must Have Knits for Modern Babies & Toddlers by Vickie Howell–it is sweet and cool, all at once!

Thoughtful Crafting Ideas

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 15 May 2016 at 1:59 pm

Buddy Guy Saying

How many times has something turned out even better than you expected? Stitch this free chart to celebrate an unexpected windfall.

Recreate Balance and Art in 2016

Eileen’s focus word for the year is ‘Recreate’ - to allow time for fun and feed her muse. What are your favorite forms of recreation? Are you doing them enough or are you punishing yourself like Eileen was?

Yarn Score!

See what the Crafty Princess picked up during her latest yarn shop visit!

Beading Arts

Cyndi is trying to decide which spark plug tutorial to write up first…want to make a suggestion?

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

Jean reviews New Connections in Chain Mail Jewelry with Rubber and Glass Rings by Kat Wisniewski ! Superb book!

Sharing Some Crafting Links

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Monday 9 May 2016 at 8:34 am

Beading Arts

Cyndi shares how to make a sparkling pair of earrings using the simple Dutch spiral stitch!

Decoupage Originals of Old Photos

If you don’t want to save them for posterity, here’s how to decoupage the originals of vintage photos.

Doll & Craft Giveaway

Doll crafters, collectors, and non-doll crafters, the month of May means a giveaway!

Only 6 More Blocks to Go

Diamond 19 is posted and now we only have six more blocks to go in the SAL. Don’t worry though, there will be another SAL to follow!

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

Jean reviews 60 Quick Cotton Knits The Ultimate Collection in Ulta Pima From Cascade Yarns ! See her blog for these airy, beautiful spring and summer cotton accessories in a myriad of colors which you can knit in a flash!

Mother’s Day Crafting Ideas & More

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Monday 2 May 2016 at 8:19 am

Dress Card for Mother’s Day

If you have or know a model mom who does her very best for her kids and sets an example you admire, tell her with a “priceless” dress card like this.

Make Bulky Yarn Out of Medium Weight Yarn

Using worsted weight yarn and a spool knitter, you can make bulky yarn that you can then knit with. A great stash buster!

Wire Headpins How-To

Learn how to make these easy wire headpins that have three wire loops on the end.

Beading Arts

Do you know how to stitch the Dutch spiral? It’s really not too hard…

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

Jean reviews Quick & Easy Stitched Jewelry, 20+ Projects to Make, by Cathy Jakicic–it’s wonderful!

Upcycled Crafs and Freebies

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 24 April 2016 at 11:34 am

Upcycled Recycling Box

Do you recycle in the bathroom? Many people don’t, and it’s often because there’s no go place to put recyclables there. Here’s an easy upcycled box to hold items for recycling in the bathroom or anywhere else.

Crochet Designing

If you have the right tools and a little crochet knowledge, you can design your own crocheted afghan pretty easily.

Jewelry Creations Using Bead Box Bargain April 2016

I had a viewer ask me, “What do I make with the Bead Box Bargain shipment…well, here is what I made with the April 2016 goodies.

‘Ya Can’t Please Everyone, So Ya Got to Please Yourself’

Don’t compare your efforts with those of accomplished crafters and think you’re not good enough. If you give up, you’ll never get better. This is the voice of experience speaking.

Free Cat Trio Pattern

Like cats? Connie’s got a free pattern that will be perfect for you!

Beading Arts

Upcycling old plastic bracelet bangles into something fun and wearable has become Cyndi’s mission!

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

Jean reviews Jeweler’s Enameling Workshop Techniques and Projects for Making Enameled Jewelry by Pauline Warg. Get the full basics on this wonderful technique and make something pretty!

Flowers, Beads, and Stitching Fun

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 17 April 2016 at 2:36 pm

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton

Take a look at what arrived in Andrew’s mailbox! An advance copy of Series 2400 of Beads, Baubles and Jewels! So exciting!

April’s Bargain Beads!

Tammy un-bags her April shipment of bargain beads.

Embellish a Tote Bag with Circles

Cover up the logo on a cloth bag (or a crafty mistake) by cutting out fabric shapes and applying them to the bag. Easy!

Watercolor Passion Flower Cards

Painting something several times teaches you a lot about the subject. How to make it a bit quicker with templates.

Comfy Quilt Pattern

The free Comfy Quilt pattern was one of the first freebies Connie added to the site. Check it out and be sure to look for all the other free patterns she offers.

Beading Arts

Do you have any old plastic bangle bracelets hanging around? Don’t throw them out! Let Cyndi show you how to quickly and easily upcycle them into something you’ll love to wear!

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

Jean reviews the book More Lovely Knitted Lace Contemporary Patterns in Geometric Shapes by Brooke Nico. So pretty!

Crafts Around the Web

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Monday 11 April 2016 at 11:09 am

Draw a Map of Your Daily Route

Look at your routine in a new way by drawing a map of your route to work or school.

Embossed Aluminum Postcard Art

Embossed aluminum postcard art is made with inexpensive aluminum foil tape stuck onto scraps of card stock. Four examples using different techniques.

Interested in a great creative learning opportunity this summer?

Allegory Gallery is pleased to present: Creative Camp! This weekend intensive features workshops taught by Eva Sherman, Heather Powers, and Cynthia Thornton!

What Inspires Me When Making Jewelry

Having a hard time coming up with beading ideas? Terry Jeanette of the Tappingflamingo gives you some ideas…

Charms!

Charms make for a great way to start jewelry designing just for the fun of it.

Beading Arts

Cyndi shows you how to finish up and “frame” a single block quilt.

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

Jean reviews Play with Chain Mail: 4 Weaves = 20+ Jewelry Designs by Theresa D. Abelew. Lots of fun!

Free Journey Proverb Free Pattern

Graduation season will be here before we know it. Connie’s added a super simple free chart that will be great for making up in to graduation cards. It is also suitable for a friend who is moving or making a job change.

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