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Unicorn Shaker Card- Copyright Alicia Simon My Workbasket 2021
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Unicorn Shaker Card

Today I have a Unicorn Shaker Card for The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge design team. The theme was “favorites” and I was able to incorporate several of my favorites. Bright Colors Simple Design Shakers (which I love, even though I realized I do surprisingly few of them) It also incorporates fun folds, which I also love […]

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Winter Wonderland Pocket card Project Copyright Alicia Simon 2021
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Pocket Card with a Winter Wonderland Theme

I just LOVE the way this winter wonderland pocket card came out! This was a design team project for The Crafter’s Cafe so the image was provided to me free. It’s the Winter Wonderland Bestie from My Besties, and is available HERE. I knew that I wanted to do something different with the digital image […]

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Sloth Folder Copyright Aliia Simon My Workbasket 2021
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Sloth Folder- Handmade Mini Slothfolio

Hello all! Welcome to My Workbasket! Today’s project is a mini folder with a sloth theme for the Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Design Team. The image was provided for me free, as a design team member by Beccy’s Place. If you know me at all you’ll know that if a sloth is an option, that is […]

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Copyright Alicia Simon - My Workbasket 2021
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I’m Doing December Daily!

I’ve decided to do a December Daily scrapbook/journal this year! I’ve posted a video about it and some of why I’m doing it, and what I’m doing to prep. If you don’t want to watch a video though, I’ll just tell you! Why- 1. Because times change, and this year will be greatly different than […]

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Copyright Alicia Simon, My Workbasket, 2021 Gnome Key clip
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Gnometastic Key Clip

Hello all!! Today’s design team project is pretty simple even though it isn’t a traditional card or any papercraft at all, so I didn’t do a video of it. It’s a bit too self-explanatory to spend time doing a video, but this week I have a fun gnome craft for you! So, let’s get to […]

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Copyright Alicia Simon - My Workbasket 2021
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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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My Kind of Crazy card by My Workbasket
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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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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 and easy thank you cards using Faber Castell Gelatos!
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Gelatos cards- 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
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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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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
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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
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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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