Archive for January, 2010

Softies Book Review

Hi everyone!

I thought I’d make a little series out of this book review thing, since I have amassed SO MANY craft books over the years. And, you can tell a little bit about someone by what they read (and what they make), so I hope that this will help you get to know me a bit better.

Today, I am going to review a book called “Softies.” This book will help you to make little plush characters of your very own, either by hand or using a sewing machine.  The happy little tree above, otherwise known as “Treeling,” was made from a pattern in this book. Continue reading ‘Softies Book Review’

Tiny Yarn Animals Book Review

Hi guys!

I think it’s just about time I came clean. I……am a craft addict. I collect craft books and craft hobbies like it’s going out of style. The thing is, I am sure that many of you guys do too. I think it’s just what we do as crafters. We get inspired when someone else gets inspired. So, I wanted to spread the joy and let you know about a few great books in my collection. The first book in the list today is Tamie Snow’s “Tiny Yarn Animals: Amigurumi Friends to Make and Enjoy.” It was the first book I ever bought on the subject of amigurumi, and I think it was a great step into a really rewarding craft. Please read more of my review at:  Continue reading ‘Tiny Yarn Animals Book Review’

Quick decoupage pendant tutorial

Hi guys,

This is a pendant that I made with some leftover tissue paper from Christmas. I wanted to post a tutorial because it’s a pretty quick and easy project. Great for when you want to make something but don’t have a lot of time to dedicate. The materials used to make the pendant are either lying around the house already, or are pretty easy to get at most local craft or dollar stores. If you want to see the tutorial, please click Continue reading ‘Quick decoupage pendant tutorial’

Blue owl

Hi guys,

I hope that anyone who may be reading this has been having a great start to their 2010! I am still trying to get past the fact that it’s 2010 (so futuristic-sounding!) and we’re not in hover cars dodging hover skateboards like in Back to the Future II. Well, all disappointment to that effect aside…I wanted to post another project that I have made so that you guys can get to know me and my interests a little better.

Blue is my favorite color, and clearly I am obsessed with owls (please see the banner at the top of this blog for reference).I made this sewn blue owl ornament by making a few small modifications to the pattern found here on Craftzine’s blog. I used glass seed beads (for the eyes) and sequins instead of buttons. But really, he’s mostly just craft store felt (the kind you would get for kid’s craft projects) and some leftover thread we had lying around. I hope you like him. Please feel free to comment if you’re reading this…or if you know where I might have parked the DeLorean :-)  Thanks all!

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