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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Stamped Denim Jacket

This stamped denim jacket is a show-stopper. If you heat-set it, you could machine wash it. Added to Stamping.

Categories: Stamping
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Digital Scrapbooking with Photoshop Elements Tutorial

Step by step directions to create a lovely layout in Photoshop Elements. It's in pdf format. Added to Scrapbooking

Categories: Scrapbooking
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Kid's Pants from a T-Shirt

Recycle a t-shirt or sweatshirt into simple pants for a little one. Added to Sewing and Baby Crafts

Categories: Baby Crafts, Sewing
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Monday, June 26, 2006

Lit Heart Boxes

Show your heartlight with this pretty Valentine's Day Decoration. Added to Valentine's Day Crafts.

Categories: Valentine's Day Crafts
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Ruffled Ring Bearer Pillow

This pretty ruffled ringbearer pillow uses iron-on ribbon for an elegant look. Added to Wedding Crafts.

Categories: Wedding Crafts
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Hardwood Hose Hanger

Build a sturdy hanger for your garden hose from hardwood. Added to Woodworking.

Categories: Woodworking
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Friday, June 23, 2006

AllCrafts.net Crossword Puzzle

State Capitals 2 Crossword
We give you the capital city. Guess the state. Try our crafts crossword puzzle.

Categories: Crafts Crosswords, Newsletter
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Patriotic Crafts Updated

Patriotic Crafts is all-new! Here's some of the free projects added:

General Patriotic Crafts Flag Holder
Patriotic Door Hanger
American Flag Glass Ball Ornament
"Quick Tuck" Styrofoam Wall Hanging Flag
Punched Flag Wall Hanging
Patriotic Crafts for Kids
Easy Old Glory Frame
Red, White and Blue Birdhouse
Patriotic Bunting
Flag Stepping Stone
Fireworks Apron
Flag T-shirt
Patriotic Wind Sock
Patriotic Doormat
American Flag Light Tree
Ribbon Pins
God Bless America Frame
Stars & Bars Tennis Shoes
Red, White & Blue Garland
Patriotic Votive Holder
Stars Mailbox
Stars & Stripes Shirt
Americana Pitcher and Glasses
Stars and Stripes Forever Centerpiece
Patriotic Napkin Rings
Patriotic Placemats
Patriotic Straw Mates
Patriotic Pencil Toppers
Patriotic Floorcloth
Fourth of July Paper Lanterns
4th of July Necklace
4th of July Earrings
Uncle Sam Earrings
Wooden American Flag
4th of July Birthday Party
Patriotic Candle Jar
USA Scrapbook Page
Patriotic Star Frame
Americana Step Stool
Patriotic Gel Candles
Clothespin Pinwheel
Flag Etiquette
Balloon Fireworks
Patriotic Clings
Beaded Liberty Angel
USA Beaded Keychain
Star Glasses
4th of July Chair Covers
Uncle Sam Napkin Rings
Patriotic Heart
Folk Art Flag
Patriot Bear with Bunny
Memorial Day Banner
Memorial Day Decoration
All American Anne Doll
Flag Ribbon Tote Bag
Red, White & Blue Drink Parasols
Cut a 5 Pointed Star in One Snip
Memorial Day Card
Memorial Day Flyer
4th of July Luminary
Printable Flag
4th of July Iron-on
4th of July Windsock
Patriotic Picnic Set (PDF)
All American Tin
American Flag Paper Model
Patriotic Apron
Americana Painted Bench
Patriotic Christmas Ornaments
Starry Candle Centerpiece
Independence Day Iron-ons
I Love America Wreath
Patriotic Macrame Bracelet
4th of July Party Kit
4th of July Decoupage Bowls
Wooden Spoon Napkin & Paper

Plate Holders pdf
Patriotic Picnic Bag pdf
Patriotic Beachwear
Patriotic Bunting
Flag Banner Red, White and Blue Crochet
4th of July Pin
4th of July Barbie Party Dress
Miss USA Doll Dress
Fourth of July Pot holder
Let Freedom Ring Windchime
Red, White & Blue Barbie Dress
Miniature Crocheted Flag
Patriotic Wreath
American Flag Afghan
Star Hotpad
Americana Scarf & Hat
Red White & Blue Bookmark
Americana Appliance Covers pdf
Americana Placemat & Coaster
Patriotic Ribbon
Large American Flag
Patriotic Pocket Wrap
Americana Knitting
Eagle Flag Chart
American Flag Socks
Red, White & Blue Pin
US Flag Chart
Knitted American Flag
Patriotic Preemie Layette
USA Scarf
Yellow Ribbon Flag Square
Patriotic Knitted Purse
Show Your Colors Sock Pin
American Flag
USA Needlework Charts and Plastic Canvas
Cross-stitch on linen
Needlepoint on canvas
Patriotic Stars and Stripes - GO USA
Patriotic Pinwheel Napkin Ring
Eagle Cross Stitch
Fourth of July Heart
Support our Troops Ribbon
I Love America Flag
Military & Armed Forces Patterns
Stars and Stripes Cross Stitch Chart
Remember - X-stitch
Twin Towers Cross Stitch
Old Glory Flag Pattern
Oval Flag
Patriotic PC Patterns
Happy Boom Boom
Patriotic Pinwheel Pin
Patriotic Flag Pin
Patriotic Star Pattern
Flag Coaster x-stitch
Patriotic Heart Chart
God Bless America Chart
American Flag Bookmarks
Made in the USA Chart
American Flag Quilting
Foundation Pieced Flag
Veteran's Pride Quilt
Flag Block
Crazy Star Flag
Paper Pieced American Flag Blocks
Long May She Wave Wall Quilt
Freedom Flag Wallet
Fireworks Block
Patriotic Picnic Basket
Union Star Quilt
Shooting Stars Quilt
Patriotic Swag
Paper Pieced Independence Day Quilt
United We Stand Quilted Ribbon
US Star Flag

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AllCrafts.net Arts & Crafts Book Review - Encyclopedia of Scrapbooking

Encyclopedia of Scrapbooking
Encyclopedia of Scrapbooking: The most complete guide to scrapbooking ever published

This could be a very short review because I can sum it up in one sentence - if you buy only one scrapbooking book in your lifetime, buy this book.

However, I suppose I must explain myself. While many crafts books claim to be encyclopedias, few are comprehensive enough to deserve the title. With more than 300 pages, the "Enclycopedia of Scrapbooking" covers all of scrapbooking. Not just definitions and pictures, most entries explain how to use the tool, idea or embellishment. I've found several techniques that I can't wait to try on my pages. Since this book is by Creating Keepsakes magazine, every other page or so contains great layouts using the techniques illustrated.

This comprehensive book starts with the very basics, the history of scrapbooking. Then it illustrates the many tools and materials you might need or want for scrapbooking. The pictures of each item are large and helpful. For more basics, the next section is Page Creation. They cover several essential techniques:
-cropping photos and mats
-using paper trimmers
-adhering photos
-handwriting titles
-using red-eye pens
-cutting templates and shapes

ver been intimidated by the selection of scrapbooking items and doodads in the craft store? The next 3 chapters are for you, and me, too. Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Embellishments covers every technique and material that I've seen used in a layout, and more than a few that I have to try. Trust me, it's all there.

From brads, chalks, conchos, eyelets, inks, mounts, mica, vellum, to watch crystals and everything in between, the quantity of information is outstanding. Each item explains how to use it, and shows you several layouts using the items.

his well-rounded book has a gallery of other uses for our scrapbooking toys, additional resources, and an appendix to cover technical stuff like archival quality, technology and organization.

ike scrapbooking? Want to try scrapbooking? Need a motivation to get started on those boxes of photos? The "Encyclopedia of Scrapbooking" belongs on your bookshelf, though I suspect mine will be out and read through again and again for good while.

Encyclopedia of Scrapbooking: The most complete guide to scrapbooking ever published



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Monday, June 19, 2006

Loop and Bead Closure

Here's a neat idea for a clasp for a necklace. Create a loop and bead closure. Also see further down for covering a clasp with polymer clay. Added to Jewelry-making.

Categories: Beading and Jewelry-making
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Bird Basket Shelters

If you weave baskets, here's a great use for your scraps - make a birdhouse! Added to Basketmaking.

Categories: Basketmaking
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DIY Bug Box

Perfect for catching lightning bugs, this bug box is made of plastic canvas and a round craft box. Added to Nature Crafts.

Categories: Nature Crafts
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Saturday, June 17, 2006

Knitted Plastic Bag Tote

Here's another take on this frugal project, a tote bag knitted from recycled plastic grocery bags. Added to Knitting.

Categories: Knitting and Crochet
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Beach Towel Bag

Simple summertime sewing. Added to the Easy Sewing projects in Sewing.

Categories: Sewing
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Thursday, June 15, 2006

Patriotic Christmas Ornaments

Patriotic Christmas ornaments painted on wood that are almost too cute to put away after the holidays. Added to Christmas Crafts, Patriotic Crafts and Decorative Painting.

Categories: Christmas Crafts, Painting, Patriotic Crafts
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Customizable Recognition Certificate

Create a personalized certificate of recognition for someone who deserves one. Fill in the names and choose a reason from the everyday accomplishment to graduation. Then, print and present! Added to Greeting Cards.

Categories: Paper Crafts
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"Hanging Around" Lightswitch Cover - Plastic Canvas

This easy to stitch lightswitch cover reminds me of those old posters, "Hang in There." They always made me smile. Added to Plastic Canvas.

Categories: Plastic Canvas
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Monday, June 12, 2006

Wire Initial

Kids love these wire intials. It can be adapted to a variety of materials and age groups. Added to Kids Crafts.

Categories: Kids Crafts
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Paper Pieced Morning Glory

Pretty flower in a four inch paper piecing block. Added to Quilting.

Categories: Quilting
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Photo Stitch Dictionary

Close-up photos of many different stitches. Great when you're having trouble. Added to Needlework .

Categories: Needlework
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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Crochet Plastic Bag Tote

No one will know you crocheted this tote from plastic grocery bags unless you tell them. Then, they'll want one. Added to Crochet .

Categories: Knitting and Crochet
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Cat and Dog Toys

Stitch a cat dancer toy and a dog bone with these easy patterns. Added to Sewing.

Categories: Sewing
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Stitched Baby Scrapbooking Layout

Add an easy embellishment to a cute baby page with your sewing machine. Added to Baby Crafts and Scrapbooking .

Categories: Baby Crafts, Scrapbooking
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Saturday, June 03, 2006

AllCrafts.net Crossword - State Capitals 1

State Capitals 1 Crossword
We give you the capital city. Guess the state. Try our crafts crossword puzzle. Categories: Crafts Crosswords, Newsletter
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Baby Crafts - new section - free projects

Baby Crafts is all-new! Here's some of the free projects added:
Baby Shower Ideas and Gifts
Fabric Baby Gift Box
Baby Shower Themes
Baby Shower Invitation
Baby Umbrella Favor
Baby Parasol Favor
Roly Poly Candle Favor
Baby Favor Bags
Baby Heart Stick Favor
Baby Ceramic Favors
Hand Clay Pot Favor
Baby's Coming Cake
Crawling on a Cloud Cake
Baby Shaped Cake
Baby Blocks Cake
Baby Shower Games
Diaper Cake Instructions
Foam Baby Shower Invite
Baby Cards
Baby Baby Baby Card (pdf)
It's a Boy Card
It's a Girl Card
Baby Face Card
Baby Announcement
Ribbon & Buttons Card
Maternity Card
Christening Card
Congrats Diaper Card
Vellum Announcement
Photo Baby Announcements
Baby Onesie Card
Baby Quilts
Precious Peeps Baby Quilt
Baby Shower Signature Quilt
Log Cabin Baby Quilt
Serger Quilt as You Go Baby Quilt
Hush Little Baby Quilt
Super Fast Nine Patch
Animal Crackers Quilt
Duckies Paper Piecing
3-D Pinwheels Baby Quilt
Nursery Windows Quilt
Giraffe Growth Chart
Baby Mystery Quilt
Sewing for Baby
Baby Towel Bathrobe
Heirloom Stitches Dress
Halloween Bib Project
Baby Crib Bumper Pads
Touch & Feel Playmat
Appliqued Baby Bibs
Brocade Changing Pad
Fringe Fleece Baby Blanket
Washcloth Puppets
Simple Shade Tent
Stuffed Cat Pattern
Diaper Stacker
Sock Monkey Directions
Humpty Dumpty Doll
Terry Cloth Blocks
Baby Sling Directions
Diaper Bag Pattern
Crib Sheets Pattern
Newborn Sleeper Pattern
Heirloom Bonnet
3-Seam Baby Footies
Crib Dust Ruffle Pattern
Diaper Covers Pattern
Hooded Infant Towel
Diaper Pattern
Nursing Pillow
Shopping Cart Cover
Stroller Accessories
Travel Diaper Case
Baby Knitting
5 Hour Baby Sweater
5 Hour Baby Poncho
Knitted Baby Hoodie
Fiesta Tea Set (PDF)
Knitted Baby Socks
Newborn Adjustable Hat
Preemie Set
Baby Gift Set
Baby's Hooded Bath Towel
Basic Baby Socks
Knit Baby Hat & Sweater
Teddy Bear Pattern
Knitted Angel Baby Blanket
Angel Baby Knit Blanket
Jiffy Knit Baby Poncho
Knitted Bunny Pattern
Guideposts Knit for Kids  
Baby Crochet
Lace Border Baby Blanket
Baby Bottle Cover
Baby Shower Afghan
Musical Baby Bottle Cover
Crochet Teddy Bear pdf
Bear in Bunny Clothes
Animal Finger Puppets
Spring Baby Outfit
Woven Squares Afghan
Baby Zoo Afghan
Ruffled Sock Edging
Crochet Baby Booties
Crochet Baby Hoodie
Striped Baby Blanket
Lacy Blanket & Booties
Crochet Hat & Booties
Crocheted Baby Cap
Squares Baby Blanket
Baby Bubbles Blanket
Baby Blocks Afghan
Crochet Robe Set
Polka Dot Baby Blanket
Baby Cardigan & Blanket
Crochet Baby Jacket
Crochet Romper
Crochet Baby Sandals
Crochet Alphabet Afghan
Crochet Baby Rattle
Baby Scrapbooking
Baby Memory Book
Baby 8x8 Layout
Beautiful Treasure Page
Baby Toes Layout
Oh Baby 8x8 Layout
Baby's First Memories Page
Pregnancy Journal
Baby Homecoming Layout
Baby Boy & Princess Pages
Baby Shadowbox
First Snow Layout
Baby Name Page  
Needlework & Plastic Canvas for Baby
It's a Boy x-stitch Chart
It's a Girl x-stitch Chart
Embroidered Baby Shoes
Baby Block Jingle Toy
Baby Door Hanger
Baby Mobile
Embellished Crib Curtains
Baby Blocks Cross Stitch
Embellished Onesies
Baby Halloween Costumes
Easy Animal Costumes for Infants+
Baby Lion Costume
Baby Crafts
Baby Soap
Homemade Diapering Supplies
Baby Bib Birth Announcement
New Arrival Baby Pillow
Baby Changing Table
One Stroke Baby Box
Baby Sleeping Door Hanger
Bless this Child Decoration
Baby Name Slate
Foam Baby Door Hangers
Teddy Bear Heart
Painted Baby Album
Duckie Baby Shower Gift
Easy Clean Bibs
Stenciled Bibs & Shirts
Gingerbread Baby Ornament
Bitty Baby Bracelets
Painted Name Sign
Yellow Duckie Container
Footprint Stamp
Baby's First Ornament

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AllCrafts.net Arts & Crafts Review - Dazzling Bead and Wire Crafts

Dazzling Bead & Wire Crafts Dazzling Bead & Wire Crafts>
by Mickey Baskett

Great book for intermediate to advanced beaders and adventurous beginners.

Dazzling Bead & Wire Crafts is a book full of creative and different bead & wire projects. More than 50 projects cover the range from demure jewelry to purses to home accessories and gifts.

Many crafts books begin with a techniques section. There are many technques in this book, but they are part of the projects. Most of the projects contain an unusual idea or application that can be applied to other projects. The introduction is brief. The supplies section discusses and illustrates several non-traditional types of wire - armature wire, solder wire, buss wire, aluminum wire, and more. After a short section on tools, the projects begin. And the projects are exactly why you will like this book. They're fascinating.

Let's dive into some of my favorite projects in this book! A delicate pearl and wire choker uses pink colored wire to tremendous effect. A necklace for grandma uses scrapbooking supplies to frame photos of the grandchildren. Small jump rings are added to the frames to string them.

Polymer clay is used in several projects. In the Beads & Charms necklace, polymer clay is stamped with words inside bead charms and strung onto a necklace with wire wrapped beads. Polymer clay is used on an elegant headband. The clay is stamped and twisted head pins are inserted into each medallion. Polymer clay is also used in a few designs to create pendants.

Another unique element in these jewelry designs is the trendy bottle caps. In the Beaded Palms earrings, the edges of the bottle cap are punched and strung with seed beads.

In wirework, a homemade or store-bought jig can be used. Pegs are arranged so that you can bend and wrap the wire into intricate designs. This is used in one example to make a delicate wire twist bracelet. Between the wirework, pastel beads are wrapped in wire and seed beads. It's subtle but stunning. Another necklace design uses the jig to create delicate filigree.

Polymer clay and beads are used in a few projects to create unique purses. One is stitched from leather and others are made from various boxes.

The second section of the book contains projects for the home. The projects are varied and interesting:

-placemat trim
-glass charms
-hanging vase
-bell pull
-sushi set
-cocktail skewers
-key ring dangle
-ceiling fan pull
-decorated tins and boxes
-fish bowl trim
-bead mosaics
-suncatchers

There are more projects than I've listed, but these are some of the most diverse group of beadwork ideas that I've seen in awhile. With these ideas, you can use your beadwork skills to create gifts beyond necklaces, earrings and bracelets.

All of the projects have full page color photos. Many have patterns and diagrams, too. The table of contents and index are useful in finding projects quickly. Overall, this is an excellent book for those who like beads and wirework and are looking to expand their skills and ideas.


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Free Flag Postcard Pattern
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