Crafting Around the Web

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Monday 25 July 2016 at 8:39 am

Why Buy When You Can Watch Free?

Eileen explains when to watch free and when you would want to buy a class. Hint: Creative Live classes are up to 50% off until 7/25!

50 Shades Blue Shawl

Another super easy garter stitch knit shawl is done! And the yarn was wonderful to work with.

Beading Arts

Just a few of Cyndi’s favorite makers are featured in a set of new tutorials!

Recycled Guitar String Bracelets

Recycled guitar strings into bracelets! Most of us are into recycling these days and what better way to keep stuff out of the land fill than to make some beautiful things to wear!

Diamond Twenty-Four

We only have one more section left to go in the Connie Gee’s Designs free SAL. But don’t fret, the new Tiny SAL will be coming soon!

Decoupage, Bead Looms, & Quilt Patterns

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 17 July 2016 at 3:11 pm

Decoupage a Glass Plate with Napkins

How to decoupage delicate napkin or tissue paper without wrinkling or tearing. Eileen’s example also covers how to center a decoupage image on a round plate.

Beading Arts

Summertime is the right time to try a new technique! Cyndi has plenty to choose from…

Free Pom Pom Quilt Cross Stitch Pattern

The free Pom Pom Quilt pattern lends itself to creativity. I chose “spicy” colors for mine, but you can easily adapt it to a color set of your choice. Or, you could even add beads and metallic thread to give it a little bling and sparkle.

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

Jean reviews the super new technique and project book, Guide to Beading with a Loom, by Jamie Cloud Eakin!

Crafting Links!

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Monday 11 July 2016 at 8:38 am

Simon Says Stamp Card Kit Winner

The “Look for the Miracles “Simon Says Stamp card kit, blew Eileen away when she saw the 10 all occasion cards Vicky Papaioannou created and calculated the value of the kit materials!

Knit Loom Review

Leisure Arts sent the Crafty Princess a set of knitting looms to review.

Free Rainbow Hearts Pattern

Andrea stitched up a version of Connie’s Rainbow Hearts pattern and she is using it for quite a good cause. Find out what it is and consider joining in.

A Few Craft Links

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Monday 4 July 2016 at 9:59 am

Creating Craft Videos: How to DIY

Have you thought of sharing craft skills online by creating craft videos? Videos are a popular resource for people who want to learn. Here’s how to DIY.

Beading Arts

Did you know that Fire Mountain Gems has a gemstone color chart with links that take you right to beads of all shapes in your chosen color? Very cool!

Blythe Doll Beret Pattern - Recipe

Crochet a cute beret for your Blythe doll or American Girl doll using these instructions.

Time for Crafting Links

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 26 June 2016 at 1:01 pm

Custom Size Card How-to

Don’t feel locked into the size or proportions of a card layout that you’re fond of. How to easily create custom size card using mockups.

Make It, Wear It

Crafty Princess vlogs about how jewelry designers need to wear their own jewelry designs.

Beading Arts

Cyndi experiments with using the new albion stitch to add beads to objects. It’s easy, fast, and fun!

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

Jean reviews a soon to be released book with an original twist: Manga Origami!

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!

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