Scrap Yarn Ornaments

The great yarn art debacle of 2016. A simple-looking craft that's clearly harder than it looks. My guide to wasting time with yarn and frustrating your Mom.

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Crayola Colored Pencils

Before you buy Crayola Colored Pencils, consider how you color, maintain your craft supplies and your budget. I like them. They're truly bright, bold colors.

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St. Patrick’s Day Bear & Pattern

I had originally thought that I would create a Leprechaun feltie to share with you for St. Patrick's Day. I'm not sure when it happened, but, I found myself creating a little bear with a vest and hat with a glittery shamrock instead. I think he came out super cute and I thought I would share him with everyone, including a pattern and some tips and hints. Supplies Needed for St. Patrick's Day Bear Green feltDark colored felt for bear body and headLighter colored felt for bear belly and snoutTiny scrap of pink feltScrap of black feltSmall amount of fiber fill or teeny felt scraps for stuffingBeads for eyesButtonsGreen glitterPin back Vest Buttons I only had 6mm buttons and thought they were too big - and why oh why do they make them so darn thick too? I dug out my sequins and glitter and thought one of those clever multi-use items was…

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Russian Chicken Pattern

1871 cross stitch pattern from a book on Russian folklore. Quick and easy little one-color pattern of a stylized bird with a dramatic wing and tail.

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Mom’s Elephant

A challenge between mother and daughter - create our own feltie and elephant pattern from a vintage elephant drawing. Mom's elephant is now on parade!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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