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Friday, February 10, 2006

Magazine Purse Pattern

What a fun project! Design and sew your own unique purse using magazine pages reinforced with fusible web.

Categories: Sewing
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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Valentine's Day Crossword

Guess the symbols and ideas of the holiday of love. Try our crafts crossword puzzle. Categories: Crafts Crosswords, Newsletter, Valentine's Day Crafts
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New Projects in Valentine's Day Crafts

Valentine's Day Crafts is all-new! Here's some of the free projects added:
Valentine Cards Crafts
Lovely ribbon weaving card
Printable Valentine's Day Cards
Kissing Pigs Card
Beanie Valentines
Printable Valentines Cards
Winnie the Pooh printable cards
Beaded Valentine
Calico Cards
Valentine Box
Love Notes Card/Booklets
St. Valentine's Day Card
Pop-up Valentine's Card
Printable Kids Valentines
Valentine Photo Card
Cast a Paper Valentine
Dancing Hearts Card
Valentine's Cupcake Cards
Scherenschnitte Heart
Embossed Rose Card
Stamped and Stitched Card
Hanging Valentine Card
Valentine Swans (pdf)
Ribbon Embroidery Rose Card (pdf)

Valentine's Day Gifts and Decorating
Make Valentine's pretzels
Textured Heart Kitchen Set - Crochet
Heart Towel Border - cross stitch
Valentine Heart Basket
Crochet heart
Decoupaged pot
Valentine's Soap Balls and Bubble Bath
Heart Quilt made with lace doilies
Valentine Sachet - cross stitch
Valentine's Heart Wreath
Victorian Heart Wreath
Heart quilt
Cupid's Arrow Party Favors
Valentine Candle Caddy
Cupid Doll
Satin Heart Box
Etched Glass Valentine Frame
Heart and Angel Pattern - Plastic Canvas
Beaded Heart Earrings
Crochet Valentine Earrings
Double Heart Wreath
Rose Petal Napkin Rings
Valentine Candles
Valentine Rose Pen
Silk Jigsaw Puzzle Heart
Cupid Poop
Keepsake Rose Hearts
Long Stemmed Sweets
Printable Fabric Quilt Pillow
Scented Doily Sachet
Fuzzy Heart Pillow
Valentine Mailbox
Valentine Gift Sachets
Love Coupons
Heart Mosaic Trivet
Mini Fabric Heart Basket
Scented Bath Oil
Cherish Scrapbook Kit
Wire Heart
Heart Keychain
Lotsa Love Tote
Valentine Door Hanger
Printable Romantic Dinner Set
Valentine CD/DVD Labels
Mosaic Heart Box
Crochet Heart Doily
Printable Valentine Applique
Valentine Iron-ons
Fabric Conversation Hearts
Applique Hearts Patterns
Love Beads
Heart Knitted Socks
Knitted Heart Dishcloth
Lace Heart Bookmark
Felted Heart Pillow
Heart Wall Basket

Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids
Valentine Necklace
Heart Pinwheels
Valentine's Games from the Past
Valentine's Candy Bracelet
Framed Heart Peyote Pattern
Beaded Valentine Day Heart
Valentine Wreaths
Fingerprint Hearts
Heart Stamp Roller
Valentine Party Straws
Valentine Party Games

Valentine Clipart and images
Valentine's clip art
Victorian Valentines
Valentine Flowers clipart

Categories: Newsletter, Valentine's Day Crafts
Link to this Entry Arts & Crafts Book Review: Twirled Paper

Twirled Paper</a>: Make Almost Anything with Simple Paper Strips Twirled Paper: Make Almost Anything with Simple Paper Strips
by Jacqueline Lee

Quilling, or paper filigree, is back in crafting style. It's showing up on scrapbooking pages and homemade cards.

I wanted to try this craft I remember from many years ago. A traditional snowflake kit has sat in my projects bin for a long while, untouched. Then I saw the author of Twirled Paper on the Carol Duvall show. The fantastic underwater scene in bright colors and outrageous shapes was not the same quilling. I was intrigued, and I had a blast with this kit in a book.

The designs are unique - animals, bugs, fish, aliens, food and letters. The book is colorful and friendly. Quilling is easy enough to teach children, while there are plenty of designs to keep busy at all skill levels. The designs are so creative and fun that I was inspired to create my own. Here's a freeform design, "Kooky Bird." He began from some of my practice coils. As you can see, we used old record albums covered in waxed paper for our quilling bases.

The book comes with everything you need to quill, except for some basic household supplies - waxed paper, straight pins, ruler, toothpicks. The kit includes: the quilling tool, glue, googly eyes, and lots of quilling strips in great colors.

The first quilling technique is tight coils. Very easy and explained well in the text.

Next, we moved on to loose coils, which are used in most projects and are turned into shapes to form your designs. Many different shapes are shown in a visual glossary, with diagrams. I referred back here as I made the designs.

I followed right along with the pictures and directions to make a flamingo.

If you would like to try quilling, buy this book. It's a great for learning quilling, with a casual tone and creative designs. I'm ready for my lacy snowflakes kit. Take a gander at our creations!

Categories: Crafts Book Reviews, Paper Crafts
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Arts & Crafts Coupons - February 2006

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Get 15 free prints, plus buy 1 Photo Calendar, get the second at 50% Off. (Expires 11/25/06)

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Link to this Entry Celebration Sweepstakes is celebrating our 5th year online! We've grown over the years - 20+ crafts categories and more than 200 pages in the website. We're holding a year-long Celebration Sweepstakes, with a new prize each month. Current email subscribers to this newsletter are automatically entered, but if you'd like to update your info, use the entry form.

Win this book package from in your choice of instant download or printed copies:

A Beginner's Guide to Quilting
Unlock the Secrets of creating a beautiful quilt using this simple 9 step system.

Rag Quilt in a Weekend!
Make this fast, fun and funky quilt in one short weekend, whether you are new to quilting or have been quilting for years.

Quilt Mail Greetings
Send fabric greetings to your family and friends through the mail.

Quilt Mail Greetings for Valentine's Day
In just 7 easy steps and using fabric scraps from your stash or brand new fabric from the quilt shop, their Valentine's Day will be one to remember.

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