As I talked about in one of my first blog posts – Free Patterns Lead to Sales, it’s a fairly common practice for crafters to offer free patterns on their blogs and websites. Freebies can lead to a multitude of free links and advertising for your site. And it’s not a technique for garnering links […]
Hi All, As you may or may not know, along with all of the other things I am trying to juggle right now, I have a free pattern and project website/blog called The Crafty Tipster. It has a variety of free craft, crochet, embroidery and vintage knitting projects and patterns. Unfortunately, it’s been quite some […]
After four straight days of shoveling, chopping and otherwise hacking at the snow and ice in our driveway, my hands, wrists and arms complained terribly every time I tried to do any crocheting. So what if it was the week before Christmas and Mom’s hat wasn’t done. So, what else is new? Mom getting something […]
Have a little Christmas village? Learn how to make teeny Christmas trees from natural materials in this tutorial.
Why is it that it’s always the seemingly simple projects that turn into an exercise in patience and more money than you ever thought possible? After all, I’ve made a few articles of clothing, quilted and done a myriad of other sewing projects; how hard could two little plain curtains be? So, off we went […]
I have often told people that with enough trial and error I can pretty much crochet any stuffed shape I see. So, it is more than a bit ironic that I am having so much trouble duplicating one of my own designs. I even took notes the first time. And yet, like Charlie Brown, I […]