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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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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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A quick trial painting to test my new Gouache! A new to me medium that I am not super in love with!-- My Workbasket
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New Art Supplies- 5 Pounds worth, with an Art Supply Unboxing Video

Recently I have been watching quite a few videos over at Creativebug (affiliate link, I make a few bucks if you sign up, which I recommend because it is awesome and I LOVE it!) and several videos of illustrations that I liked used Goache. (pronounced like squash) I don’t have any gouache (well, actually I […]

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How to make the Double Crochet Stitch, a video tutorial from My Workbasket
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How to Double Crochet- And Where I’ve Been

Please don’t feel like I dropped a bomb on you and then disappeared. After posting about upcoming changes to my site I came back to visit my parents, and haven’t had much to talk about. I don’t usually pre-schedule many of my posts and just didn’t have content to share. I’d rather be quiet then […]

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A wonderful tea cozy made by a reader! -- My Workbasket
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Heather’s Hygge Tea Cozy

Recently my friend Heather, who reads this site and is learning to crochet, completed this tea cozy! She used the basic design of the Hygge Hat, and the ribbed stitch from the CAL (which she participated in and finished) and she completed this great tea cozy! She said she did two panels, 35 stitches each, […]

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Fun videos with a dose of yarny goodness! -- My Workbasket
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Yarntube 2- Christmas Gifts Edition

I made a Yarn Tube! Yarntube 2 is below. I show off the current Christmas Projects I have going, and more. Just a bit of goofy fun on this snowy day! Yes it’s snowing here again!!!   Some things I reference in this video: The Ann Shawl The Hot Mat Fail The Puff Stitch Hat […]

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An honest review of the Knook from Leisure Arts. Can you really knit with a crochet hook? -- My Workbasket
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Leisure Arts- Knook Review

I’ve mentioned several times that I’ve been trying the Knook from Leisure Arts. I was provided a The Knook Value Pack and Cozy Knits with the Knook book, for free at my request. I’ve been working with it for awhile. I think I got my items at the end of September or the beginning of […]

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Fun videos with a dose of yarny goodness! -- My Workbasket
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Yarntube 2- Works in Progress and a Design Sneak Peek

A little crafty fun for you today! A video of what I’ve been working on with some of my in-progress projects. Today is my one-year blogiversary! I didn’t plan anything special, but now you know. Thanks to everyone who has made it possible. Some quick show notes- My cable needle clamors around while I talk […]

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My stack of blocks for the Tunisian Crochet Throw-- My Workbasket
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CAL Week 5- Break Week

You guys, we are pretty much at the halfway point on our throws!! I’d love to know how yours is looking and even see pictures! We are at CAL Week 5! This week I’m not going to introduce a new stitch. Instead, I encourage you to catch up if you are behind, make extra squares […]

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Fun videos with a dose of yarny goodness! -- My Workbasket
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YarnTube #1 – Projects in Progress, an Amazing Yarn Deal, and the Importance of Handicrafts

I recorded a fun little video today to just show you some of what I’ve been working on lately in my hoard of projects. I also show off an amazing bag of yarn I bought yesterday! Behold! Yarntube #1 and I hope there will be many more. The Monkey is from this Book The CAL […]

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The colors I'll be using on my throw for the crochet along. -- My Workbasket
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Tunisian Throw CAL! Lion Brand Tunisian Throw Crochet-A-Long

Anyone interested in a crochet along? I found this blanket pattern recently while searching for more tunisian projects and fell in love with it. I kept trying to push it out of my head but just couldn’t, then a yarn that featured colors I liked went on sale, and now here we are! I like […]

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A hot pad made from the vintage Palm Loom tool
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The Palm Loom – Prize-Winning Rugs

I love an old ad. And this 1967 issue had a great one! Palm Loom, “Make Prize-Winning Rugs.” It was right there in the February issue, tucked between 40 yards of lace for $1, and a “Female-Dri” belt. So, I tracked down the Palm Loom on ebay, and after some browsing, watching, rebrowsing, rewatching, and […]

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