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  • Decorative Painting Today

    Mar 30, 14 • UncategorizedNo Comments
    Decorative Painting Today

    It has been a long time since I posted to my blog or did anything crafty.  Where does the time go? I painted a couple of wine glasses for a friend and decided since I had the paints and brushes out I would go ahead and paint some things to send to Amazon.  I have ...

  • All About Crochet Thread: How to Choose the Best Kind?

    Jun 13, 13 • Crochet, YarnNo Comments
    All About Crochet Thread: How to Choose the Best Kind?

    Making crochet is one of the most popular hobbies in the United States today. With over 10 million people engaged into crocheting these days, making crochet patterns are, indeed, one of the most gratifying activities today. To create a new product out of a ball of yarn or crochet thread is one of the most ...

  • Recycled Alternatives to Yarn

    Jun 5, 13 • Crochet, Uncategorized, YarnNo Comments
    Recycled Alternatives to Yarn

    Sometimes it’s fun to crochet with a material that is not actually yarn.  I remember years ago someone from a crochet group said that she crocheted with leftover spools of tampon string from a tampon factory. Back in the early 90′s the fabric crocheted baskets were everywhere.  I crocheted several for Christmas one year. Other ...

  • Thrifty Ways to Get More Yarn – Recycle?

    Jun 4, 13 • Crochet, Uncategorized, YarnNo Comments
    Thrifty Ways to Get More Yarn – Recycle?

      As a crocheter, can you really ever have enough yarn? And who wants to pay full price for yarn when you can get it cheaper? The obvious ways are to buy yarn at the craft stores only when it’s on sale, you have a coupon, or it’s on clearance. You can use the Amazon ...

  • Beautiful Wire Work Jewelry!

    Jun 3, 13 • Jewelry, UncategorizedNo Comments
    Beautiful Wire Work Jewelry!

    No, I didn’t make these necklaces, bit I wish I had! I HAVE to learn how to do this wire work jewelry!  I found this shop on Facebook. http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/LesBijouxLibellule   These beautiful necklaces led me to search for tutorials.  I found SO MANY. Click here to view a search page to start with on You ...

  • My Own Answers to the Questionnaire

    Jun 2, 13 • UncategorizedNo Comments
    My Own Answers to the Questionnaire

    I thought maybe it only fair that I answer the questions too, in case you want to get to know me a little more. 1) How long have you been crocheting? Since 1972! My best friend taught me during recess in the 3rd grade. 2) What other crochet patterns are you looking for? I am ...

  • 8 Alternative Uses For Listerine

    May 31, 13 • UncategorizedNo Comments
    8 Alternative Uses For Listerine

    “In fact, Listerine, which was formulated in 1879, was originally developed as a surgical antiseptic and, historically, has been used for all sorts of things.”  (Click here to read full article) Original Source: http://thekrazycouponlady.com/at-home/8-alternative-uses-for-listerine/ http://joyceiscrafty.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for ...

  • Handmade Gifts For Men

    May 30, 13 • Men, UncategorizedNo Comments
    Handmade Gifts For Men

    One of the hardest things for me is to think of crafty, personal gifts for the men in my family.  Anyone can go buy gift cards, but I want my gifts to be different.  So while I am searching for ideas, I thought others may be in the same boat and might benefit from ideas ...

  • Inspiring Words

    May 29, 13 • InspirationNo Comments
    Inspiring Words

    “May you see sunshine where others see shadows and opportunities where others see obstacles.” Original source:  https://www.facebook.com/ZigZiglar http://joyceiscrafty.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to ("" (amazon.com, endless.com, smallparts.com or myhabit.com)...

  • Craft-Related Pain Remedies

    May 28, 13 • Craft Related PainNo Comments
    Craft-Related Pain Remedies

    Do you have craft-related aches and pains? What are some things you do to relieve your aches and pains? Here are some things I have done. I made my crochet hook bigger with polymer clay, sponges, and shelf-and-drawer lining. —– I have used a paraffin wax bath. —– I have used magnetic bracelets. —– I ...