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Undead Fred- Halloween Goody Box

I had so much fun with this Digi image for the Crafters Challenge Design Team! I knew as soon as I saw it that I wanted it and wanted to use it to make a goody box. I just love this character, the image cracks me up. This image was provided to me free for […]

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Flower Silhouette Card

It’s time again for another design team card! Yet again I encountered an issue (no fault of the design team!) but while it’s a completely different project than I had planned I absolutely adore the finished item. You can hear more about my original card plan, the changes I made, and why in this video. […]

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Simple Chibi Card

I’m not entirely sure why joining a design team and starting at my absolutely busiest time of the year seemed like a good idea, but that’s where I’m at. Back to school and end of the school year are when I am just swamped! A deadline is a deadline though, so I met my deadline. […]

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Summer Days Mini Book & Album

When I saw these sneakers as a Digi stamp from All Dressed Up I KNEW I HAD to have them. Anyone who knows me personally will know I pretty much live in sneakers like this. Well, really I pretty much live barefoot, but IF I have any shoes on, they’re shoes like this. I was […]

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Planner Dashboard- Quick Craft

I got this cute image from the My Besties Shop, as a design team image (provided to me free to play with) and honestly, I couldn’t decide what to make with it. You can see the design team challenge blog HERE, including entering to win prizes with your own crafts, and seeing what others have […]

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Mini Mixed Media Houses

Hi guys! It’s me! I’m back baby, yeah! This is the first new post on my renewed blog. I took a LOT of time off of blogging, over a year, and in the meantime ran a shop (and closed it) and started a vlog on Youtube. The way the new renewed blog will work is […]

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FREE Geometric Flowers Cross Stitch pattern
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Geometric Flowers- FREE Cross Stitch Pattern

I designed this free cross stitch pattern some time ago with the intention of having it in the first magazine issue. Ever since I admitted to myself I didn’t have time for the magazine I’ve really been just reformulating, making things for the sheer joy of it, deciding where to go from here and where […]

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Fun Magazine Flip-Through Videos

Several weeks ago on my Facebook page, I shared that Interweave had a magazine subscription sale. (It’s over now, but certain magazines were $15 a year.) I thought it would be fun if I took the three I subscribed to (Spin Off, Piecework, and Cloth Paper Scissors) and did a magazine flip through video. Just […]

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A flipbook flip through! Video shows the parts and pieces of my recent flip book and talks about what I did. A fun paper craft and snail mail item!
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A Flipbook Flip Through

I recently decided to spend a lazy Sunday working on some paper crafts. I have only recently been getting back into it and acquiring all the papers and bit and bobs required, so I really felt like “Could I pull of something nice? With what I have??” Of course to be playing around is the […]

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A free crochet pattern for super simple cat ball toys!
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Super Simple Crochet Cat Balls

This pattern is almost to easy to bother writing, but I want to share it anyway. If you are a more experienced crocheter you can no doubt make these without a pattern, but you may still be interested in my stuffing. Our Kismet is still quite playful and I often will whip up a quick […]

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Fun and easy thank you cards using Faber Castell Gelatos!
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Easy to Make Simple Cards

When I recently got some new gelatos I knew I would be using them for all kinds of things. I saw a pack of simple “Thanks” cards in the value section at Michaels and one craft practically designed itself. I knew I would use the gelatos to take the simple plain cards and spice them […]

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Unboxing video for the Faber-Castell Gelatos set! From My Workbasket
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Faber-Castell Gelatos!!! Unboxing Video

I mentioned recently that I went to the craft store, and even that I had an unboxing to do. If you don’t follow me over on  Youtube you may have missed some of the fun! I do post a few videos on my channel there that I don’t share here. One was the recent Craft […]

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How to use the Fiskars Boxmaker to make quick custom envelopes, boxes, and adorable bows! -- My Workbasket
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The Fiskars Boxmaker- How to and Review!

Quite a while ago I got a goody box from Fiskars. I was sent the goodies for free but was under no obligation to tell you about them. However, I KNEW I would love this tool so I recorded an unboxing video and a how-to video. The problem was that something was wrong with the […]

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My First Sampler Afghan Block- The Double Parallelogram- From the Leisure Arts Sampler Afghan Book-- My Workbasket
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Leisure Arts- Knit Sampler Afghans – Book Review

I’ve worked with Leisure Arts before, especially on the Knook review, and have teamed up with them again! I was so excited that they were willing to send me this book, Knit Sampler Afghans, which combines 60 pattern blocks to make awesome sampler afghans. UPDATE- 12/04/2018- It appears this book is now out of print. […]

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