The Crafty Tipster

Always Test New Tools


Every now and again, a defective product reminds us to always test new tools before using them on something important. For me, it was a new, but rusty, hole punch.

This post is in: WIP & Crafty Chatter

Adult Coloring Books


The Paisley Design Coloring Book was a Christmas present that I have really been enjoying. Coloring has proven both fun and soothing. Can’t wait to do more.

This post is in: Family Crafts

12 Point Afghan or Doily Pattern


The 12 point doily pattern is another in my series of easy crochet doily patterns. It uses only 3 stitches and requires only minimal counting.

This post is in: Crochet, Crochet Doilies

My First Art Doll


A WIP, a first attempt at an art doll with a green daisy skirt.

This post is in: WIP & Crafty Chatter

Felt Rose Pattern


Free felt rose pattern from The Crafty Tipster. Not really a pattern as much as a technique. Roses are super simple and quick to make and can be any size.

This post is in: Felt Projects

Punch Needling


My first foray into punch needling with a cute pink flamingo pattern from Dimensions.

This post is in: Embroidery Stitches & Patterns, WIP & Crafty Chatter

Punch Needle Embroidery


An impulse buy of a needle punch kit at Christmas and the purchase a Dimensions needle punch – my thoughts on the needle and classical embroidery technique.

This post is in: Embroidery Stitches & Patterns, WIP & Crafty Chatter

Felt Elephant Pattern


Felt elephant pattern with a decorated blanket and hat. Free pattern created by and designed to allow your own creativity to shine.

This post is in: Felt Projects, Stuffies

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