Christmas Cross Stitch Alphabet Embroidery

A great discovery of a vintage cross stitch alphabet embroidery pattern inspired Mom to pick up her needle and thread to make me something for Christmas this year. It didn’t completely turn out as planned but what she did complete looks absolutely lovely.

Leveraging After Christmas Sales into Craft Supply Bargains

After Christmas shopping is the best time to stock up on craft supplies. Being able to think quickly and imagine separate components rather than the finished items or kits being sold can net you some discounts that may shock you. New, unopened, cotton embroidery floss for 5 cents a skein? How about a bag of buttons for 50 cents? This guide will help you know what to look for and should get you well on your way to finding the best bargains.

Quilling Comes to Crafty Tips!

Quilling, an art form that was once used to adorn Bibles, is now one of the hottest trends in paper crafting. It’s long past time that it was included on Crafty Tips. I also share a piece I made as well as show off a new Christmas ornament tutorial.

Christmas Village Trees

Decorating your Christmas village doesn’t have to be limited to store-bought items. Including some handmade Christmas village trees, twigs and dried flowers will turn your village into a winter wonderland worthy of year-round display.

Fulling & Needle Felting

I sculpt using crochet all the time but I quickly learned that there’s a world of difference between crochet and needle felting.

Pumpkin Carving Ideas

I don’t know about you but everyone in our house just loves Halloween. The air is crisp and clean. The trees are winding up their annual display of colors. And, bright orange is the color of the day. And, pumpkins are the edible decoration of choice. Gone are the simple triangular cuts we all made […]

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