I’m in Beads and Beyond!

Blogged under Jewelry Designing, My Crafty News by Tammy on Saturday 11 October 2014 at 8:58 am

Check out pages 38 to 39 in the November 2014 issue of Beads & Beyond for an with me!

Episode 6: Another Knitted Scarf?

Blogged under Crafty Princess Podcast by Tammy on Tuesday 7 October 2014 at 9:41 pm

Thank you for watching another episode of my podcast. This latest episode is about 18 minutes long, and I’ve moved any personal chit chat (for the most part) at the end for those who just want to dig into the crafting goodness. Along with my crafts, you will get to see Lola Belle in the background having a snack :)



Here are the show notes:

Craft Hope

Snowdrop Shawl (free pattern)

Felted Christmas Ornaments Video Tutorial

Ravelry.com

Crafty Princess YouTube Channel

Stash, Challenges, and Beads

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Monday 6 October 2014 at 9:48 am

Carmi’s Art/Life World
There is a brand new and inspired book which Carmi used to “Craft Her Stash.”

Quick Craft Projects Sure to Impress
Anne asked for quick craft projects that look like they took a lot of effort. We can all use a few quick craft projects like that, can’t we?

Art Bead Scene
Check out September’s challenge entries!

Beading Arts
It’s hard to believe that this year’s “Bead Journal Project” is already three-quarters over! Cyndi shares her piece for September, finished just in the nick of time!

Cute Paris Curtains
Cherie makes curtains for her kitchen.

Last Day to Win Bead Book

Blogged under CFEs/Contests by Tammy on Tuesday 30 September 2014 at 5:52 am

Go over to my latest podcast and watch the first few minutes for details on how you can win the book Beaded Bracelets! Okay, really, watch the first few minutes, pause it, enter, and then watch the rest of my latest podcast!



Stitches, Photography, and Chain

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 28 September 2014 at 11:57 am

A Bead A Day
Some shiny things really get attention! Lisa’s sharing some shiny silvery connectors that look like chain.

Artist Profile: Photographer Taerie Kelly
Taerie is a good example of how people can find their way from being crafters to accomplished artists. She has her first solo show starting this Friday!

Mini Canvas Making
Cherie’s working on some mini canvases to decorate her office.

Carmi’s Art/Life World
The summer goal of hand sewing twelve crazy cuffs was met with this salute to the fleur de lis!

Beading Arts
The final chapter of “Bored by Back Stitch” is now ready and available for download! The topic is “Textured Surfaces”, and features ways to include shibori silk ribbon, metal mesh ribbon, soutache braid, and candy bags in your bead embroidery work!

Felted Ornament Tutorial

Blogged under My College Craft Club, Sew Simple by Tammy on Saturday 27 September 2014 at 1:58 pm

So this is really rough and unedited, but I think you can get a fairly good idea of how to make this cute ginger bread man felted ornament.



Teddy Bear’s Scarf Done!

Blogged under amigurumi, crochet and knitting by Tammy on Sunday 21 September 2014 at 11:32 am



If you watched my latest podcast (episode 5), then you saw the start of this little knitted scarf. I’m not that fast of a knitter, so it felt like this took me forever, even though it’s really not that big. But now that it is done, it was so worth the time. I think he looks adorable with this addition, and now he fits in with the stegosaurus I made for my niece.

Crafting Links: Giveaways, Challenges, and Projects

Blogged under Around the Web by Tammy on Sunday 21 September 2014 at 11:05 am

A Bead A Day
It’s craft night and Lisa’s looking for inspiration! If you have an abundance of quick and easy ideas, check out her post.

Resin Crafts Blog
It is amazing what you can cast in an ice cube tray…check out my super hero weapons!

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
See what Andrew and the rest of the talented participants made for the Festival Lights Challenge.

Giveaway & Baby Box Goodies
Catch the latest Crafty Princess Diaries podcast and get a chance to win a wonderful new beaded bracelet book.

Winter Note Card Made with “Joy” and Homemade Glimmer Mist
This card uses the prettiest glimmer mist Eileen has ever seen. Where can you buy it? You can’t. You make it yourself for mere pennies!

Beading Arts
Cyndi’s gathered up some of the best and most recent jewelry making and jewelry business advice for you from around the blogosphere!

Faith and Art
Cherie muses about faith and painting and growing in your craft.

Episode 5: Giveaway & Baby Box Goodies

Blogged under Crafty Princess Podcast by Tammy on Monday 15 September 2014 at 11:12 am



Beaded Bracelets: 25 Dazzling Handcrafted Projects

Knit and Stitch Boutique

Thirty-One Gifts

NexStitch Scarf

Bright Star Afghan for Ashley’s Baby

Bunny and Matching Baby Afghan

Cute Shirts on Etsy

Recent Yarn Acquisition

Blogged under Crafty Products by Tammy on Sunday 14 September 2014 at 12:16 pm

This weekend my sisters and I made a quick trip to downtown Cocoa Village for some yarn shopping at the Knit and Stitch Boutique. Before I even made it into the shop, however, I saw this in an outside display at the shop next door and HAD to buy it! If any of you follow me on Facebook and know about Little Dude, I don’t need to explain why I had to buy this.




Okay, onto the yarn!

I am planning at some point (probably will have to wait until the next big holiday school break) to make the Loveland Neck Scarf. It requires lace weight yarn and a size D hook, but it looks nice and light and Florida friendly. This little cake is 798 yards/100 grams of Juniper Moon Farm Findley Dappled, 50% merino wool/50% silk. The colorway is Wisteria.




I love Cascade Yarns’ Heritage Paints and Silk Paints collections, and I knew I wanted another skein, similar to one I used to make this shawl, just in a different color. I found this beautiful color called “Isle of Skye,” 75% superwash merino wool/25% nylon, 437 yards/400 meters. I am thinking of making a shawlette with it and may have enough left for wristers.



Finally, I have no idea what I am going to do with these skeins, but they were just $5 each and are soooo soft, even though they are polyester. This is also a Cascade yarn. It’s called Pluscious, and each skein is 148.7 yards/136 meters, 3.5 oz/100 grams. The colorway for these is called Begonia, but they had a ton of fabulous colors. It was very hard to pick.



We had so much fun shopping, and then we all three came back to our parents’ house and sat around and crocheted together. There’s nothing like sharing sister and yarn love at the same time!

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