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My Kind of Crazy card by My Workbasket
Blog Crafts

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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FREE Geometric Flowers Cross Stitch pattern
Blog Crafts Free Patterns

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 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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My First Sampler Afghan Block- The Double Parallelogram- From the Leisure Arts Sampler Afghan Book-- My Workbasket
Craft Projects

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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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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Free crochet pattern for this puff stitch cowl, WITH stitch tutorial video-- From My Workbasket
Free Patterns

The Puffy Cowl- Another Single Skein Project using the Puff Stitch

I love single skein projects. I do. If a publisher approached me and said: “Alicia, we want you to design a book!” I’d say “Can it be single skein projects?!?!?!” (Hint hint to any publishers out there.) Well, of course, that’s if they specified YARN specific book, otherwise, I’d do a book with a bit […]

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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 and easy ornament making with this beautiful starch and salt dough! -- My Workbasket
Craft Projects Kids Crafts

Salt and Starch Clay Ornaments- Fun Clay Ornaments for Kids

A 1965 issue of Ladies Home Journal featured this fun salt and starch clay in their special Christmas issue. I was determined to make it, because why not really, and we now have some finished ornaments to show you and share the recipe! The recipe is pretty easy but does take one special ingredient. Don’t […]

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Fun videos with a dose of yarny goodness! -- My Workbasket
Craft Chatter Yarntube

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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Have fun and make this adorable chocolate house!
Craft Projects Fun and Games

Make a Fun Chocolate Cottage for the Holidays!

I’m going to go on the record and say that I pretty much eat my weight in gingerbread every December. It’s true. I have a family recipe that makes about 500 cookies (seriously, it uses almost 5 pounds of flour) and my family eats it day in and day out, constantly. Three cookies will constitute […]

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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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Step by step video tutorial for this fun Tunisian crochet stitch. -- My Workbasket
Craft Projects Crochet-a-long Tutorials

Tunisian Crochet Popcorn Stitch! CAL Block I- Final Block

You guys, this is our last block!!! This last video is super late and I apologize. I mentioned that I was going away, and I think I even mentioned that I was having trouble while I was away getting it uploaded and shared with you. That continued to be a problem, and my trip out of […]

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With step by step video tutorial for this great stitch! My Workbasket
Craft Projects Crochet-a-long Tutorials

Tunisian Crochet Honeycomb Stitch- CAL Block H

It’s that time again! The next tutorial video! It’s the Tunisian Crochet Honeycomb stitch. I had some issues with uploading so I wasn’t able to share this before I went out of town, so I’m sorry it’s late. Next week’s video will also be late because something is wrong with it. No idea what but […]

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Crochet-a-long Tutorials

CAL Block F- Tunisian Rib Stitch

I feel so bad about dropping the ball on the video last week I was determined to NOT let it happen again. This video is a little different but I think it’s the best yet, and I still show you the step by step method. This week its block F, the Tunisian Rib Stitch. This […]

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