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 a page by page glance at what was in the issue, what stuck out to me, what peaked my interest, or even what was just fun to look at. Here are the three videos for each one.  Usually, when I do a video it is uploaded to my YouTube channelRead More →

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!

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 best way to figure that out, so I set out to make a “flipbook.” These used to be called folios, and you also see them tagged outgoing mail, snail mail, paper crafts, etc. It’s really just a fun crafty way to send a letter. After creating one I was prettyRead More →

Fun and easy thank you cards using Faber Castell Gelatos!

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 up a notch with a handmade splash of color. My cards say “Thanks” but your cards can say anything at all, or even just be colorful and fun! These easy to make simple cards make it possible to whip up a bunch in just one sitting! It’s great because youRead More →

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

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 Store Haul, where I posted everything I bought! If you did miss it, you can go check it out (and subscribe to be notified of the Youtube videos I do) One of the things I bought, the item that needed an unboxing was the Faber-Castell Gelatos (are you surprised?!?! Did theRead More →

A fun, simple project that you can make with basic supplies! Includes full tutorial! From My Workbasket

Do you ever feel like it’s hard to craft because you don’t have enough stuff?? It’s SO easy nowadays! Last weekend I went to the craft store and bought a few things. One fun item needed a box-opening video and couldn’t be experimented with yet. I kept feeling like I couldn’t make anything with my new stuff until everything was open, and maybe even until I bought MORE stuff to go with it. Yarn crafts can be that way, “I don’t want to use this yarn until I have that yarn to match!” To me though papercrafts are really bad for this. You feel likeRead More →

How to carve your own reusable stamps from erasers! Full photo tutorial-- My Workbasket

Most of you don’t know that this is not my first blog. I’ve actually be blogging in some form for almost 20 years! (My first one was before the word “blogging” existed and I was using html to format stuff.) There is a lot of pages that I have lost or abandoned over the years. Several years ago I made an attempt at blogging that I was very proud off, but thought for various reasons (it’s complicated) that I know longer had access to it, and that it was another long lost project. I just found out it isn’t! I was so excited to seeRead More →