Monday, April 29, 2013

Free Retro Crochet Bikini Patterns for Women

Crochet a classic bikini and a matching cover up with these free patterns
classic bikini can be crocheted using today’s yarns and given an updated look by just changing a few colors or adding your own touches.
These vintage bikini swimsuit patterns provide us with a look at the past and allow us to bring those creations back to life. When crocheting a swimsuit be sure and select a yarn that is durable and can endure the water and sun without fading.
A fabric liner is also suggested when crocheting a swimsuit in order to provide more stability and ensure that you are covered.
Here are a few retro classic patterns to crochet:
1970 Red, White and Blue Bikinis – Originally from Needlework & Crafts Spring and Summer 1970 issue for a patriotic look to your swimsuit.
Lightweight Cotton 1971 Swimsuit Pattern – Using lightweight cotton crochet this vintage swimsuit from 1970.
Brown Swimsuit Pattern 1971 – Here is a hot bikini to crochet in your favorite summer color.
Vogue Bikini 1971 – A-one-of-a-kind classic bikini to crochet.
Beach Coat, Hat and Swimsuit Pattern – A cover up to crochet for your swimsuit, pattern for swimsuit and hat also provided.
Beach Set – Crochet this pretty beach set that includes the cover up and swimsuit pattern.
Stripes and Air Swimsuit – This swimsuit covers up more and the bottoms look like boy shorts.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Free Crochet Baby Afghan Pattern

Rock-A-Bye Baby Afghan Crochet ePattern
Rock-A-Bye Baby Afghan Crochet ePattern

Rock-A-Bye Baby Afghan
Made with strips of floral-accented squares, this pretty as a posy afghan is the perfect wrap for rocking baby off to dreamland. It is crocheted using worsted weight yarn and a size H (5.00 mm) hook.

FREE FOR YOU from Leisure Arts, Inc. ©2013 All rights reserved. These instructions may be photocopied and shared with your friends. They may not be kitted or sold. We have made every effort to ensure that these instructions are accurate and complete. We cannot, however, be responsible for human error, typographical mistakes, or variations in individual work.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Free Open Cables Afghan Knitting Pattern

Open Cables Knit Afghan ePattern
Open Cables Knit Afghan ePattern

FREE FOR YOU from Leisure Arts, Inc. ©2013 All rights reserved. These instructions may be photocopied and shared with your friends. They may not be kitted or sold. We have made every effort to ensure that these instructions are accurate and complete. We cannot, however, be responsible for human error, typographical mistakes, or variations in individual work. 

Save 37% on the South Shore Crea Collection Craft Table

Receive free shipping and 37% off of this craft table for your crafts, scrapbooking and more!
This Crea Craft Table is simply perfect for your creative hobbies - sewing, scrapbooking or jewelry making - every artist needs a dedicated work space! 
This desk goes well in any room, due to its neutral Pure White finish. Its 2 modules are interchangeable and it is finished all around which is a plus in terms of versatility. Now you can spend more time being creative and less time in organizing your space. Inspired from today's scrapbooker needs, this desk features a drawer under the large work surface to store laptop, tablet and pencils, highly accessible open and closed storage spaces to stock magazines, accessories or binders, five 12x12 angled adjustable shelves for paper and more (see pictures and video). The Interior drawer dimensions are 23-3/4-inch wide by 17-inch front to back by 2-inch high and is equipped with metal slides. For complete dimensions, see spec sheet. It measures 53-1/2-inch wide by 23-3/4-inch deep by 30-inch high. It is delivered in a box measuring 69-inch by 26-inch by 4-1/2-inch and weighing 131 pounds. Accessories not included. Manufactured from certified Environmentally Preferred laminated particle panels. Complete assembly required by 2 adults. Tools are not included. 5-year limited warranty. Made in Canada.

Plastic Canvas Patterns Bright Eyes Owl Decor Set

These cheerful owls will brighten up your home or office!

Bright Eyes Owl Decor Set
This pattern can be downloaded electronically or sent by mail.
Featuring bright and happy colors and sweet expressions, this tissue topper and coasters are stitched on 7-count plastic canvas using worsted weight yarn. The tissue topper fits a boutique tissue box and the coasters are 4".

Skill Level: Easy

Tissue Box Covers


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Making Chalk Spray for Kids

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As the weather gets warmer we are always looking for new ways to get creative with the kids.
How about making some chalk spray and having the kids go color the sidewalks and driveway.
There are a couple of great blogs that have the easy to make recipes for these creations.
One is just using flour, food coloring and water in a spray bottle.
The other is using cornstarch and washable paint
Some people say they have trouble mixing the corn starch but it seems to work well.
Here are where you can find the mixtures.
Check out both of them and see which one works the best for you and the kids..

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

How to Make Marigold Paper Flowers

These beautiful paper flowers created from a free download pattern on the Lark Crafts Web site is
The easy paper craft techniques are sure to get you into the swing of things for all things spring and summer!
 Free how-to from the book. A quick way to get your flower fix (without getting your hands dirty), the Marigold project pictured above is a sure cure for spring fever.
Download the free project instructions here: Marigold
Free paper craft projects for any occasion! Click here to start browsing.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Earth Day Crafts and Ideas

Happy Earth Day!
Check out some of the wonderful and free craft ideas to use every day of the year
get the kids involved and have fun reusing household items, old yarn, fabric and other things around the house to make a few projects and crafts.

Free Pattern to Knit or Crochet an Eco Friendly Swiffer Mop or Sweeper Cover

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Free Cards for Kids to make for Mother's Day

How to Hack an Envelope into a Pocket Invitation

Happy Mother's Day card

1st Mother's Day card

Friday, April 19, 2013

Keep Baby Busy with this Free Quilt Pattern

Bee Sweet Baby Quilt Pattern Download Free Pattern

Here is a cute idea for a baby quilt and of course you can modify it with your own favorite colors on the border and and arrange the blocks how you want them.
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From squeaking to sliding, baby will be busy for hours with this fun activity quilt. This could be the new mom's best friend! The finished piece measures approximately 351/2 X 351/2 inches. Download the five-page Baby's Busy Day Quilt Pattern as a PDF to print out the pattern

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