Lovely Crafting Links!

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 31 January 2016 at 3:43 pm

Art Bead Scene
Take a peek inside the studio of Claire of Something to do with you hands - and see the nook she’s transformed into a jewellery station!

Found Object Printmaking
Using random objects to stamp images on paper is a lot of fun, and makes a great background for an art journal page.

Amigurumi Tip 6
Learn some helpful tips about making faces for your crocheted stuff toys.

Recycled Guitar String Pendant DIY
The Tappingflamingo shows how she makes guitar string jewelry. This is an easy, fun tutorial that can be made quickly and inexpensively.

Tissue Paper Decorated Candle
A tissue paper decorated candle is a quick and easy craft that still looks impressive. How to get perfect results every time using wax paper & a heat gun.

Snap Out of It, Jean! There’s Beading to Be Done!
Jean reviews a book on a very pretty style of peyote stitch, and it’s fast too! Check out Fast Peyote Stitch Jewelry, Easy to Follow Patterns, 25+ Projects by Josie Fabre ! It’s lovely!

Royal Flowers
Cindy stitched up a model of the free Royal Flowers chart, which just happens to be in my favorite color combo.

Beading Arts
The Bead Shop shares an easy Swarovski necklace project to brighten up your winter!

Japanese Qulits
The Crafty Princess does a short video review of a beautiful book about Japanese quilts.

Jewelry, Stitching, Contests, & More

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 24 January 2016 at 10:33 am

Make Book Pages with Your Sewing Machine

Did you know you can make signatures (a fancy book word for pages that are stuck together) using your sewing machine? It’s actually really easy.

Craft & Win

Show off your finished crafted objects in the monthly FOs Ravelry thread in the Crafty Princess group and get a chance to win.

Diffuser Necklace DIY

Terry Jeanette of Tappingflamingo shows you how to make your very own essential oil diffuser necklace.

4 Wine Bottle Crafts for the Thrifty Oenophile

Instead of throwing out your empty wine bottles, turn them into trendy decor accessories. Save those attractive corks and labels as well. What crafter doesn’t love free supplies?

Beading Arts

Cyndi’s landscape crazy quilt tutorial finishes up today!

Art Bead Scene

Take a peek at what the Art Bead Scene team has to offer in Pantone’s Colors of the Year, Rose Quartz and Serenity!

Needle-Arts, Beads, Paper-Arts, & Even Oatmeal!

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Tuesday 19 January 2016 at 11:33 am

Loosey Goosey

Connie’s added a new free pattern inspired by the Flying Geese quilt block. It offers ample practice for quarter stitches and of course, she’s got just the tutorial and tips you need!

How to Tie a Knot for Hand Sewing

Starting your hand sewing project with the right knot is important for success. Here Sarah shows you her favorite simple knot that’s strong and won’t easily pull through fabric.

Knitting Needle Set Review

In this video, the Crafty Princess looks at various wooden knitting needle sets from Knit Picks.

Yummy Breakfast Oatmeal Recipe

Here is one of Terry’s first videos she put together about a year ago. Terry shows how to make a delicious oatmeal dish that would be great for those cold mornings.

Art Bead Scene

Winter Bird Studio + Round Rabbit + Mia Only Beads are the perfect combination for Erin’s Perfect Pairings selection!

Beading Arts

Cyndi played around with a new form (to her, anyway!) of landscape quilting and is happy to share her process.

Silhouette Pop-Up Drawer Card Box:

Tips for assembling Silhouette pop-up drawer box cards. Lori Whitlock designed a series of these cute pop-ups. Here’s how to make them nice and sturdy.

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

Like peyote bead stitch? Jean revisits a wonderful beadweaving book by Melinda Barta with a review you can’t miss!

Keepsake Shell Necklace

This free necklace tutorial shows how to turn shell beads picked up during a cruise into a necklace.

New Craft Links for the New Year

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Saturday 2 January 2016 at 1:19 pm

Atmos Flare 3D Pen Review

Are you intrigued by tools for 3D drawing? Sarah got to try out a fun 3D pen, though she found it to have a steep learning curve.


Here’s a quick video review of this free knitting pattern.

Altered Binder to Store & Enjoy Your Mail Art Collection

Tall binder rings of an old Franklin Planner binder accommodate a lot of bulky pages while leaving them easy to flip.

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

There’s nothing like a brand new beautiful calendar to encourage you to express your creative hopes and dreams for the new year. Jean has hers for 2016–you can get one, too! She will show you where!

Craft Links Time

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 27 December 2015 at 1:14 pm

Art Bead Scene

Mary shares some super-fun holiday earrings!

Chalkboard Paint Wine Bottles

Save up your empty bottles and have fun creating arrangements of chalkboard paint wine bottles. This was such a fun project that Eileen plans to make lots more after the holidays.

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

Jean reviews a great book to start the New Year: Learn to Make Bead Jewelry, With 35 Fabulous Projects, by Lynn Davy. Happy 2016!

Join and Win, Maybe

Join the Crafty Princess Dairies Ravelry group and chat it up with fellow crafters. Plus enter to win the monthly FOs drawing.

Freebie Craft Projects, Tips, and More

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 20 December 2015 at 10:00 am

Stitch Gingy

So, you can’t catch the Gingerbread man, but you sure can stitch him! The latest free chart from Connie Gee’s Designs will make a great pillow or ornament depending on the count of the fabric used.

Alcohol Ink Ornaments

These gorgeous alcohol ink ornaments require nothing more than alcohol inks, compressed air, clear glass ball ornaments and a sense of humor.

Beading Arts

It’s not too late to make a few more jewelry pieces for gift-giving!

Art Bead Scene

Check out Erin’s adorable Hoots’ Family Reunion! So cute!

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

Mastering Beadwork by Carol Huber Cypher is a must-have beadwork book for all avid beaders! See Jean’s review of this classic, and consider it for a holiday gift. Everyone will love it!

Another Amigurumi Tip

When you put together all the parts of your crochet toy, it is time to commit!

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!

Holiday Craft Links

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Monday 14 December 2015 at 1:07 pm

Recycled Greeting Cards

Ever wondered what to do with all those beautiful greeting card you get? Personally I hate throwing them away, so I upcycle them into cards I can give. Sometimes I even make my own envelopes. Hey! Maybe I should do a DIY video on that!

Snow Glittered Cone Trees

Snow glittered cone trees that don’t snow glitter all over. Here’s a way to create glittered white snow drifts that stay put with heat set embossing powder.

Felt Ornament

Whip up some super easy felt holiday ornaments with this quick how-to video.

Candy Cane Pattern

A sweet treat for the holiday season that will be perfect for a card, gift tag or ornament.

Beading Arts

Cyndi has a round-up of all her book reviews from 2015, and of her top picks in every media for holiday gift giving!

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

Jean reviews a super beading book concerning a brand new technique: Albion Stitch, 20 Jewelry Projects, by Heather Kingman-Smith. This is a wonderful, energizing book for all the beaders on your gift list!

Time for Craft Links!

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 6 December 2015 at 12:57 pm

Art Bead Scene

Check out our last challenge of the year!

My Kentucky Craft Room

Just before Terry Jeanette of The Tappingflamingo sold their home in Kentucky and moved back to Louisiana, she had to take one last video of her craft room. She shows ideas on how to get organized, and hopes she will be able to replicate the same in their new home.

Holiday Freebie

Connie’s posted a new free pattern that reflects the holiday cheer she feels and she’s also offering a great discount in her Etsy shop!

Accordion Fold Paper Angel Ornament

Use up paper scraps to make this accordion fold paper angel. Hang on the tree or use on cards & gifts. They’re quick to make, so why not do a bunch at one time.

Beading Arts

Cyndi has a copy of “Beaded Bags” to give away…just in time for the holidays!!

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

Jean reviews a sweet and gorgeous book by Nicky Epstein: Enchanted Knits for Dolls, 25 Mystical, Magical Costumes for 18-inch Dolls. It is a winner!

Back on the Needles

A simple garter stitch shawl is back on the needles in anticipation of cooler weather coming, some day!

Craft Links to Love

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 29 November 2015 at 1:06 pm

December Diamonds

Connie’s posted the next two section of the free SAL. There’s still plenty of time to get started!

Crochet Pattern Review

Here is a video review of Lion Brand’s free wristers crochet pattern.

Art Bead Scene

Michelle is hosting a challenge - and she wants YOU to play along!

Easy Mold Making for Resin or Clay

Do you know how easy mold making is? Eileen duplicated a 3/4″ diameter metal pendant of a frog on a lily pad after losing one from a 3-piece set of jewelry. Can you tell which of the 3 is the copy?

Beading Arts

Cyndi is giving away a copy of Resin Alchemy, by the fabulous Susan Lenart Kazmer!

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

In her ongoing series of great gifts for the holidays, Jean reviews Heather Powers’ lovely new book, Beautiful Elements.

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