New Craft Projects from Around the Web

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 23 August 2015 at 11:21 am

Doll Experiment Wrap Up

Malibu Barbie is back to give a wrap up of the doll crafting experimentation, good and bad.

Whiten Yellowed Plastic

Do you know how easy it is to whiten plastic yellowed by age? Eileen demonstrates on her Ott task lamp and also whitened a Braun juicer with awesome results! Everything old is new again.

DIY Chalkboard Sign

Getting ready for back to school? This easy chalkboard sign is made out of a canvas and is a great prop for first day of school photos.

Beading Arts

Cyndi has posted a new tutorial for an older piece she just rediscovered, “Portal to Dreams.”

Treasure Hunt

Connie’s added a new pattern to her Etsy shop called Treasure Hunt. It would be great for an ornament or card.

Video: Doll Crafting Wrap Up

Blogged under Crafty Videos, art dolls 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.



Crafting Goodness Freebies, Tips, and Tutorials

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 16 August 2015 at 9:14 am

Diamond Two is Posted

Connie has posted the second section of her free SAL - there’s still plenty of time to join in on it. She also added a new free pattern this week, so be sure to check that out as well.

Art Bead Scene

Check out this sweet summer necklace tutorial from Mary!

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton

Dreaming Tree is the latest challenge hosted by Andrew. See what the participants made from the fluorite-inspired design kit!

Amigurumi Tip #2

This video tips helps you pick out the perfect amigurumi pattern for success.

Good Morning Starshine Card Designed in Silhouette Studio

How to make and design one-of-a-kind greeting cards in Silhouette Studio.

Beading Arts

Just when you think there are no interesting materials left to try out in your jewelry making…

Video Book Review: Sock Yarn Studio

Blogged under Good Books by Tammy on Saturday 15 August 2015 at 1:18 pm

In this video, I review a book published by Lark entitled Sock Yarn Studio: Hats, Garments, and Other Projects Designed for Sock Yarn.



Video: Amigurumi Tip 2: Picking a Pattern

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



Doll Crafting Distractions - Episode 25 Crafty Princess Diaries Podcast

Blogged under Crafty Princess Podcast by Tammy on Saturday 8 August 2015 at 10:12 am

Episode 25 of my Crafty Princess Diaries Podcast is up. Come spend some crafting time with me!



Crafting Around the Web

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Saturday 8 August 2015 at 10:05 am

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton

The July selection for the Inspired by Reading Book Club was, “Swamplandia!” by Karen Russell. See what the participants were moved to create after reading the book!

Do You Suffer from Craft Room Envy? Embrace Your Space!

Don’t suffer from craft room envy. It’s satisfying to work with what you have and make it better. See two working craft rooms and their happy owners.

Connie Gee’s SAL Works in Progress

Several stitchers from the Connie Gee’s Stitchers group shared photos of their stitch-along works in progress. It is interesting to see how each stitcher is putting her own spin on the project.

Wire Jewelry Video

Learn a little about metal wire used for jewelry making in this new video.

Beading Arts

Cyndi found a bracelet that she forgot to share in a tutorial! It’s the bracelet that started her on the path to writing her e-book “Arm Candy”.

Video: My 1st Pullip Doll, Fraulein

Blogged under art dolls by Tammy on Thursday 6 August 2015 at 1:54 pm



Video: About Wire for Jewelry Making

Blogged under Crafty Videos, Jewelry Designing by Tammy on Wednesday 5 August 2015 at 12:42 pm

In this video, I talk a little about metal wire and how to use it in your jewelry designs.


Crafting Memories!

Blogged under Good Books, My Crafty News, writing by Tammy on Monday 3 August 2015 at 8:16 am

Woot! I have been mentioning this through all my social media outlets and through my video podcast, but just in case you missed it, my new novel is out and available through Kindle download on Amazon. It is called Crafting Memories, and below is a brief description:

Tess Dudley Forrester finds herself forty, unemployed, and wondering: Had it been a mistake for her to leave her secure job as a craft book editor so many years ago to pursue a career as a teacher? How long will her husband’s good nature last as she navigates depression and tries to reconfigure her career goals? While Tess tries to understand the fickle nature of fate, along the way she discovers a distant family relative’s journal and letters that open up a tragic chapter from her ancestors’ lives, a mother/daughter suicide. At first, this discovery is just a distraction from her own troubles, but eventually, as she digs into her family’s past, she also takes a journey of self-discovery. Along the way, she reconnects with her knitting and crochet friends, is tempted by a man who may be the answer to her future in more ways than one, and remembers how much she enjoys the art of crafting, both with her hands and her words.

You can read the preface and first chapter for free if you go over to the listing (here) on Amazon and click on the “Look Inside” option.

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