Friday, July 31, 2015

Cricut August Mystery Box and Free Shipping!

Personal Electronic Cutting Machine - DIY Craft Cutter
Personal Electronic Cutting Machine - DIY Craft Cutter

Cricut August Mystery Box
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Interactive Puzzle Birthday Card
Interactive Puzzle Birthday Card

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Review of the Easyloop Fauxchet Yarn Tool Plus How To Videos and Instructions

Easyloop Fauxchet Yarn Tool Review crochet
Leisure Arts was kind enough to send me the Easyloop Fauxchet Yarn Tool to try out and review. A great way to crochet and create new patterns!  As a crocheter and sometimes knitter this tool was a change in pace to the typical way I crochet but I was excited to give it a try and see how it works.  The Fauxchet tool comes with the tool and an instruction book with photos and an easy scarf pattern.  The book shows a variety of stitches you can learn along with black and white photos. Since the book and photos are a bit smaller I decided to learn how to use the tool using the Videos found on YouTube.   If you like to learn from written instructions the book is good but if you are more of a visual person you may enjoy the video instructions more.   After removing the Fauxchet out of the package I read through the booklet that suggested that you should use worsted weight yarn when crocheting a project with the tool.  
After getting my yarn and tool ready, I threaded per the instructions by pushing the yarn up through the right rear needle eye, across the top of the hand and down through the front of the eye.

This was easy to do as the book and the video guided me through the process.  The next step was to crochet a chain.  This took me back to when I was learning how to crochet and figuring out the most difficult after years of crocheting was training myself on holding the tool properly.  According to the instructions you are to hold the tool like a pencil, with your thumb holding the underside of the handle and your index finger on the top side of the handle.  The next thing to learn is how to maintain your tension on the yarn this just takes a little practice.  Once you get started you can easily make your first square. 
I completed a chain and continue to enjoy using it.  Once you get the hang of it and practice a bit with it you can easily make some great scarves, blankets and more items using the tool.  It's probably easier to use this tool if you have crocheted or knitted in the past because you have more of an understanding of the terminology used in the instructions.  What really helps are the videos and booklets available to get you started on your new hobby.  I would give the Easyloop Fauxchet Yarn Tool a Crochet Thumbs up and suggest if you are looking for a new hobby or a fun way to have a new stitch in your collection to purchase the inexpensive tool for your collection and try it out for yourself.  You can Order the Easyloop Fauxchet Tool here.
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Be sure to check out Fauxchet books and patterns below for more fun ideas!!

Check out How to Knook In Addition I was given the Knook Value Pack to check out also.  If you enjoy crochet and like the look of knitted items this is for you! This also takes some practice but since I know how to crochet and knit the stitches turn out really nice and gives me a whole new way to use my yarn and make new things this year and be creative.  Check out the Knook and what you can create with it Here and Learn more...

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Best Color Coded Ergonomic 9 Piece Crochet Hook Set

 Using Ergonomic Crochet Hooks
 Embroidex 9 Pc Ergonomic Crochet Hooks Needles - Color Coded - Non Slip Cushioned Handles In Beautiful CaseWhen your looking for a set of crochet hooks that are easy and comfortable to use think of using a set of ergonomic crochet hooks such as the Embroidex color coded 9 Piece Set.  This top-rated set has 9 beautifully colored crochet hooks with silicone covered handles that are easy on crochet users. You may notice that your hands will not cramp or get tired as easily when crocheting for hours while using this set. The crochet hooks are about 5-1/2 inches long and Includes Sizes - 2MM 2.5MM 3MM 3.5MM 4MM 4.5MM 5MM 5.5MM 6MM which are easy to view on the color coded handles. High Quality Aluminum Needles means they will not rust and Non Slip Cushioned Handles. Plus you receive a great crochet case to store all of them in. Read the reviews and check out these inexpensive (currently under $10) crochet hooks and case you will be amazed at how comfortable they are and how you will use these again and again for your crochet projects.View The Embroidex 9 Piece Ergonomic Crochet Hook Set 

Bright Crochet Hook Set from KnitPicks

Free Summer Crochet Pattern of the Day Swimsuit and Cover Up Pattern

Aunt Lydia's Beach Time Cover-Up, S/MAunt Lydia's Beach Time Cover-Up, S/M
Free Crochet Swimsuit Cover-Up Top  - Crochet this vibrant  cover-up. The sizes are for women's small medium and large but if you are a know your crochet you should be able to adjust the sizes to fit. 
 Download this pattern for FREE Here...  Download Pattern

Sexy SwimWear to Crochet eBook

Monday, July 27, 2015

Make Seasonal Place Mats in Plastic Canvas Patterns

Seasonal Place Mats in plastic canvas patterns 
 Seasonal Place Mats in Plastic Canvas - Add color to your table decor by stitching place mats in plastic canvas with these seasonal patterns. The finished sizes are 15" x 10-1/2".  Make beautiful place mats for fall, summer, spring and winter. The winter plastic canvas pattern reminds us of the Disney's Frozen theme and can be made to match a child's favorite colors from the movie.
This pattern can be downloaded or is available in printed form.
View the Seasonal Place Mats in Plastic Canvas 
  Seasonal Place Mats for fall in plastic canvasSeasonal Place Mats for spring and summer in plastic canvasSeasonal Place Mats for winter in plastic canvas

Friday, July 24, 2015

Free Pattern Friday Download the Star Prism Quilt Pattern

AccuQuilt GO! Qube 12
 Finished Size: 63" x 75"

The rich saturated colors in this quilt make it a real eye-catcher. This quilt is a perfect solution to scraps.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

How to Create Chalkboard Paper Candy Wrappers for a Baby Shower

Shake, Rattle & Roll Baby Shower Invitations

Idea Market Chalkboard Paper Candy Wrappers Chalkboard Paper Candy Wrappers  - A chalkboard theme is a great idea for baby shower, birthday parties, events and bridal or wedding showers.  These chalkboard paper candy wrappers make a great theme for your party and what's nice is that you can personalize them with any message you want on them from congratulations to a personal note about the baby, new couple or birthday boy or girl.  These are pretty simple and inexpensive to create.  You will need a Chalkboard Paper Roll . A white marker and some chalkboard chalk. Using scissors and punches to decorate the party favors and tie them with string or colorful yarn.

Note you can also try this with black cardstock paper and a white marker.

Gender Reveal Candy Bar Wrapper - He or She - Blue or Pink Confetti - Chalkboard - Printable - Instant Download

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Comparing Crochet Patterns Making Your Own Crochet Bags and Purses

Comparing store bought purses and bags to handmade crocheted ones.
While shopping on Zappos website I came across some beautifully crocheted purses that I thought would make great crochet projects to create. These handbags and totes come in all sizes and colors and seem to have some really rave reviews.  Crocheted bags would make great items to sell in your Etsy shop, craft fairs, or to give as gifts.  Take a look at some of the pattern we have selected to crochet a purse or a tote and some of the ones at Zappos we are comparing them to.

Here's a bag for every reason, with styles that keep you on the cutting edge of fashion--in crochet! Drew Emborsky’s handbag designs give you six very cool ways to take it all with you. Plus, optional handle instructions are included for three of the bags!

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