New Year, Old Goals

You know it’s bad when you go back to a project you shelved and realize it’s been almost a year, 345 days, since you last worked on it. Sadly, for me, the project is a site redesign for Crafty Tips and is way overdue. A new software release has finally pushed me to drag out […]

Rubber Stamping Creative Challenge Websites

Rubber stamping, scrapbooking and paper crafts have always intrigued me but my oh-so-limited drawing skills have made a little easier to “just say no” to all the pretty papers, inks, embossing powders and stamps. After all, I already have enough beads, yarn and fabric to stock a small store. The idea of starting a new […]

End of an Era

Oh, I have so been dreading the day that Yahoo! closes GeoCities. It meant the end of many great websites, not just crafting ones. I remember the days long before there ever was a Google or blogs for that matter. Having a GeoCities site was something really special. It was like having a giant wall […]

Fall 2009 Craft Site Audit

I love fall! It’s that time of year when everyone seems to return to the regular routines that work, school and the end of summer brings. Colorful leaves and crisp temperatures inspire me to leave the lazy days of summer behind and get more serious about projects that have lingered undone. Not to say that […]

New Advertising Option for Crafters

Like this section of doily that is just about complete, a new advertising option for crafters is just about ready for its grand relaunch. The Crafty Tipster, my free craft projects and patterns website, has undergone a major face-lift, change of software platform and is being updated with many new free craft projects and patterns. […]

Friendship Bracelets Are Hot!

I remember somewhere in the distant past, when I was still in high school, that kids were making and exchanging friendship bracelets as a colorful and quirky way to express their fondness for each other. 30 months ago, I happened upon a wonderful website and forum dedicated to making friendship bracelets. The creator had patterns […]

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