Monday, October 31, 2016

Free Christmas Quilt Patterns and More Patterns for Christmas

GO! Qube 6" Holiday Medley Throw Quilt Pattern (PQ91872)

Free Shipping on orders $35+You can't beat a beautiful holiday quilt to make for Christmas.  Making Christmas quilts in colors of red, green, blues, white or any color you want!  Christmas tree quilts are a popular favorite as well as snowflake quilts and star quilt patterns.  You can browse through some of the popular Christmas quilting patterns below or choose one of your very favorites to make as a gift for friends or family or to display in your own home.

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Rolling Tote Black Collapsible for Scrapbook and Crafts

Now you can craft wherever and whenever you want with the GoGo Crafter 200 Series Rolling Tote. This tote is from Hampton Arts and features a polyester exterior to keep your supplies clean and protected. The tote is also collapsible so it can be shipped and stored flat when not in use. This rolling tote features two wheels and a sturdy 21.5" x 6" retractable handle. Each package includes one tote that measures approximately 17" x 15" x 9.5". Other features include:

  • Interior dividers that are adjustable and removable
  • Two interior pockets (one 8" x 11" pocket and one 7" x 9.25" pocket)
  • Three exterior side pockets for supplies (one 9" x 6" pocket, one 6" x 8" pocket and one 9" x 3" pocket)
  • Zippered front area that includes fifteen elastic loops, two 4.5" x 6" clear pouches and one 10" x 13.5" large pockets
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    Friday, October 28, 2016

    Announcing the Arrival of the New Cricut Air 2

    Explore Air™ 2 Mint machine - Cricut Explore Air 2 - Machines

     Best features and details of the New Cricut Air 2

    **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. 

    The New Cricut Air 2 has Arrived!  This smart cutting machine cuts and writes up to 2x faster than previous models and creates projects with over 100 different materials.

    Here are some of the great features of the New Cricut Air 2

    • Up to 2X Faster. Select Fast Mode when you need to make every minute count.
    • Quick projects. Select from over 3,000 ready-to-make projects or make quick cuts from our extensive image library.
    • Create on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
    • Embedded Bluetooth® for wireless cutting
    • Cut 100+ materials from vellum to leather
    • Smart Set® dial for easy material settings
    • Double tool holder for cutting and writing or cutting and scoring in one step
    • Upload your own images for free (.svg, .jpg, .png, .bmp, .gif, .dxf)
    • Thousands of designs and ideas to kickstart virtually any project.
    • Cut Smart® technology for precision cutting and easy and pre-calibrated material selection
    • Upload and use your own image files or fonts for free
    • Works with Cricut® cartridges
    • Cuts printable images
    • Integrated storage compartments

    Check out all of the awesome things you can create, like these fun party table
       decorations, personalized cards, or unique gift boxes.

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     Fun Party Table Decorations to make with Cricut


    Meet Cricut Explore Air 2™. Cut and write up to 2 times faster than previous Cricut Explore models with this DIY speed machine. Cricut Explore Air 2 cuts over 100 materials – everything from cardstock, vinyl, and iron-on to thicker materials like leather. Quickly. Beautifully. From cards to custom t-shirts to home d├ęcor, Cricut helps you create DIY projects in minutes. Design on the go on your favorite laptop, iPad or iPhone. 

    EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET STARTED (What’s included in the box)
    • Cricut Explore Air™ 2 machine
    • Built-in wireless Bluetooth®
    • Cricut Design Space™ software & app
    • German carbide premium blade
    • USB cord and power cord
    • Accessory Adapter
    • 100+ free images
    • 50+ free project ideas
    • Getting started guide
    • Pen & cardstock sample
    • Cricut® 12 in. x 12 in. Standard Grip cutting mat
    (Computers, tablets, and smartphones not included)

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    Monday, October 24, 2016

    How to Design a Comfortable Crochet or Knitting Nook

    When you love to knit or crochet you know the importance of settling down in your favorite spot to work on your next or current project.  Whether you are working on small or large projects it only takes a few simple tips to create the perfect spot to crochet or knit in with your favorite hooks or knitting needles. 


    The first thing to do is to decide on the perfect spot for your nook to be in. Choose the perfect place in your home where you want to locate your project area. Take careful measurements of this area to determine if you can add additional furniture to it. If you have items in the area already remove them in order to visualize your space and measure it properly for any additional items you may want to purchase.
    If you are using existing furniture make sure that it will match your current design without having to paint or try to change too much of your desired aesthetic in the room.

    Carol Arm Chair

    First, decide on a comfortable chair to sit in.  If you are like most crafters you will be sitting in the chair for a few hours at a time so make sure you pick something that is comfortable and durable.  Look for a piece of furniture with plush cushions, a deep seat, and comfortable arms. Just because it's functional doesn't mean it can't be stylish.  Make your first statement in your knitting or crochet nook a chair that is both attractive as much as it is functional. 

    Era Nob Hill Arm Chair


    Once you have decided on a chair you can choose a side table that fits with the chair. The table should compliment the chair and also be a source to store materials, tools, hooks, scissors, or reading materials in. Possibly a table with a drawer or shelving in it. Of course you could just do a standard end table and add a bookshelf or cabinet for your yarn collection in addition to the table.

    Washington End Table

    Breakwater Bay Nonatum Storage End Table


    18w Easy View Craft Floor Lamp
    A Craft Nook would not be complete without the perfect lighting in order to clearly view your projects. A table lamp should be positionable in order to direct the lamp where you want it. A floor lamp can be used if you want a lamp to be position behind or next to the chair depending if you are adding a side table to your work area. 

    Mighty Bright Vusion Craft Light

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    Depending on the size of your space you can accessorize the area with bookcases, storage, or table accessories such as plants or decorations.  Create your space from a small corner in one room or if you are lucky enough to have an entire extra room to design, choose the perfect colors, chairs, an indoor fireplace, storage and other items to make your spot comfortable for crocheting and knitting all year round. 

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    Friday, October 21, 2016

    How to Create a Rainbow Theme Baby Shower

    Personalized Baby Shower Mason Jars, Personalized Printed Mason Jars, Printed Baby Shower Mason Jars
    Here's a new twist on baby shower ideas.  Throw a colorful rainbow themed baby shower filled with all of the colors of the rainbow for your new little one.  Add colorful streamers and a cupcakes to your party and provide personalized baby shower mason jars on the tables for your guests to enjoy!
    Fill the mason jars with yummy treats or use them for guest to drink out of!
    There are also stemless wine glasses that work well for parties just click on the photo or link to learn more about these items....

    Personalized 9 oz. Baby Shower Stemless Wine Glass
    We put colored tissue paper in the glass so the clear etching came through. Great for a candle, candy , and party favors. Tie with a ribbon and we were set. So excited. Great selection of art available.

    Personalized Baby Shower Hershey's Miniatures
    Personalized Baby Shower Hershey's Miniatures
    These make wonderful party favor gifts for everyone at the shower!

    Personalized Baby Candy Bags
    Personalized Baby Candy Bags
    Add some candy or treats to party favor bags for everyone to take home

    Personalized Baby Shower Tea Bags
    Personalized Baby Shower Tea Bags
    Tea bags are a popular baby shower item 

    Dirty Diaper Game
    Dirty Diaper Game
    Enjoy some party games with family and friends

    Top 20 Best Baby Shower Games

    Top 20 Best Baby Shower Games
    Learn what games are popular for baby showers

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    Monday, October 17, 2016

    How to Publish and Sell a Bookstore Quality Children's Book


    You can easily bring your pictures and illustrations to life by creating your own Children's Book and selling it in bookstores or online. To begin make sure to get your story told by writing your book and telling a story children will love to read.  Take them on an adventure, teach them a life story, or share an experience.  Next, be sure to illustrate your children's book with great drawings.  If you are more of a story teller and need assistance with the illustration portion of the book try hiring a children's book illustrator through FIVERR  where you can easily find someone creative and talented to help you with your book cover, inside illustrations or even a website once the book is available for sale.

    If you are unfamiliar with self-publishing and want to create a great quality bookstore book I would highly recommended using the BLURB publishing tools. These tools are easy to use, by simply using the free book layout software you can drop illustrations onto blank pages and use any fonts you want.

    To save money on printing books you can print 1 copy of your book or a thousand copies once you have it completed.  Because of the offset discounts provided by Blurb it makes it less expensive to and they provide deeper discounts and a lower cost per unit.

    Blurb also offers you a great way to sell you books through their website or your own. Using social media to get your book noticed and helping you promote and sell you children's book on Amazon. Read about how other successful children's book others sell their books on Blurb and find out how they can help you with writing, illustrations, formatting your book, and so many other useful things that you would have to do on your own if publishing through Amazon or any other source.  It's nice to know that there is someone available to help answer your questions or walk you through the steps of becoming a successful children's author.  Learn More About getting Your Children's Book Published Here...

    Once your book is published Blurb can continue to assist you with promoting, and other suggestions to get your book out in front of an audience.

    Are you a writer in need of an illustrator? Or vice versa? Our Blurb-vetted professionals on the Dream Team can help with both, and more.  LEARN MORE


    Saturday, October 15, 2016

    Learn How to Crochet the Perfect Afghan to Give as a Gift

    Afghans are the perfect gift to give to someone for Christmas, weddings, birthdays, baby showers, and special events. What makes a perfect crocheted afghan is that it is made with love with your creativity and finding the right crochet pattern and yarn.  Before your crochet your next afghan to give as a gift you need to answer a few questions in order to crochet the perfect afghan to give as a gift to someone. Whether it's a family member, a friend, a gift for a baby shower or just something you want to make for a special friend or family member you need to make a checklist of a few things before you get started.

    Learn How to Crochet or Crochet an Afghan

    First things first Do you know how to Crochet or Need to Learn how to crochet an afghan?

    Decide on Who You Are Making the Afghan or Throw for or What type of Occasion it's being crocheted for?
    One of the biggest decisions when making an afghan is crocheting one for the right person who will love it and cherish it for years to come.  This could mean crocheting a special blanket in school colors, making a baby blanket for the new little one, crocheting a Christmas afghan, crocheting a wedding afghan or just deciding to make a special blanket for someone.

    Ask yourself the following questions.
    Who are you crocheting the afghan for? Is it for a family member or friend?

    Are you crocheting the afghan for a baby shower, wedding, graduate, grandparent, child or an event or special day?  Maybe just make something for a special organization that you can donate to  Crochet for Charity

    Once you decide who you are crocheting the afghan for you can move on to the next exciting decisions in the process of your project.

    Once you decide this you can start looking for the right pattern and yarn colors.

    Choosing the right pattern and yarn colors for your afghan.

    Now that you have decided to make an afghan you will need to choose a pattern and the colors.  There are lots of easy crochet afghan patterns available and some more challenging that will test your skills.

     If you are crocheting a baby blanket choose from granny square patterns, easy patterns in neutral baby colors or shades of blues or pinks, the possibilities or endless.

    If you are crocheting an afghan to match a home or certain room be sure to pick out an elegant or casual pattern depending on their style.  

    A Wedding afghan can be done in the wedding colors or a neutral color in order to match any decor. 

    Christmas afghans can easily be crocheted in shades of red, white and greens. While matching afghans with school colors can be created with patterns featuring stripes, ripples, chevrons, checks or squares.

    The right pattern will advise you on what size crochet hook you should use and suggest what type of yarn works best with your pattern.  It's always a good idea to start with a pattern first before purchasing yarn.  

    Check out the Selection of Crochet Afghan Patterns that You can Download and start crocheting.

    How to Choose your Yarn for an Afghan - Colors of Yarn

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    Yarn is always a fun choice to choose for an afghan.  You can crochet in one color or as many colors as you want.  Afghans can be bright and bold, or soft and cuddly.  The yarn can be a common worsted weight yarn or something that makes your project stand out like a thick yarn or baby yarn for a baby afghan.

    When choosing a yarn, again it depends on the pattern you are making and who you are making the afghan for.  For babies you want to choose a soft and easy to care for yarn.  If you want a more sturdy yarn check out the variety of worsted weight yarn.  If you want something that crochets up quickly try a bulky or thick yarn.  

    Color choices, patterns and yarn should be easy to work with.  If you find that any of these make it too difficult look for other alternatives.

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    When it comes to crocheting an afghan the possibilities are as endless as your imagination.  You can crochet a pattern or make one up as you go along.  Get inspiration from Pinterest boards or from others who crochet.  No matter what you decide on you should feel proud and always take a photo of your finished project to save and view for later. 

    Afghan Patterns

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