Monday, March 6, 2017
Scavenger HuntI hope you are enjoying the Scavenger Hunt!
The item for Monday, March 6, 2017 is below.
Item: You are hunting for the "Rings of Shells Sachet".
Clue: You will find it in the Pillow patterns.
It will not be on any of the actual pattern pages.
Today's Featured Pattern!Today's Featured Pattern' is:
This is a great basic placemat that can be made into any color to match any kitchen or dining room!
All of the patterns on this site are free! Enjoy! Starting sometime in 2017, I will start adding other designer's patterns to the site. If you would like for me to visit a site to pick a few free patterns from, let me know. The main criteria, for me to add the pattern to my database, is there has to be a photo of the project, an actual pattern page as well as a downloadable PDF file.
Crafty Hacks of the DayI thought I would put in random craft related tips every day so I am not limited to just crochet and paper beads. I will try to come up with 2 craft related tips per day. By the way, I have been crocheting and crafting since the age of 5! I have done many different types of crafts over the years. Not just crochet, knitting and paper beads.
Save Money on Super Glue!
I use a lot of super glue. But you know what, just about all brands of super glue are made with the same chemical. Cyanoacrylate. When searching for super glue to purchase, search for cyanoacrylate instead. I buy mine in 2oz bottles and pay a lot less of what I used to pay for the almost same amount of a brand name super glue. I use the Gel type super glue so it is easier to use. I used to buy my super glue in .53oz bottles and have paid as much at $7.95 per bottle. I found a source for 2oz bottles paid $9.99 for it. Warning: when using any super glue, read the warnings on the label and follow safety instructions. NOT for Kids
Easy Pillow Boxes
You can make cute little pillow boxes with emty bath tissue tube. Just wrap the outside with gift wrap cut 2 inches longer than the length of the tube. Flattern the tube. Glue the paper in place on the outside and fold the extra paper to the inside and glue into place. Bend the ends of the tube to the inside of the tube forming a football shape fold. Tape or glue one end into place. Place your gift inside and fold the other end the same way. Tape closed.
Web Site Future Plans
Right now I am in the process of making about 1000 paper bead rollers so when that is done, I will work on taxes. When that is done, I plan to work on making both sites work together. So far I have made 500 paper bead rollers since I got my last batch of stained wood dowels, 2 weeks ago, to make the handles.
In the new year, I will be making both of my sites work together for the points system. The newsletter I send out every day will have more of a mixture of paper beads and crochet. The paper bead site will have it's own points program but you will be able to go into your points account on the paper bead side and combine your points with those on your jpfun.com site. You will have to make sure you have the same username on both sites in order for it to work. I will be adding the scavenger hunt, Pawprint tracker and 1000 point tracker to the paper bead site and points that are earned on the paper bead site will be added to points on the jpfun site. In the future, not only will you be able to use the points to pay for entries in the weekly raffle, but you will also be able to get discounts on items I plan to offer in the future. I will put together a little online store. The discounts will be applied when you use points up to a 50% discount on some items. Sometimes the discount will be for free shipping if I don't already offer free shipping on a given item. Most of the items I will offer will be paper bead related or made with paper beads. I have to learn a few things first on the programming end of things on how to make the 2 websites work together so be patient. This will happen. It won't be automatic, you will have to do some clicking on both sites but the points you earn on both sites will be usable on the jpfun.com site.
Latest Poll Question
I have been making Paper Bead Coloring Books in Paper Back Form.
I am considering making my crochet patterns available in Paperback form as well starting with Granny Squares.
They are already available for the Kindle Fire.
Do you want the Granny Squares available in a Paper Back Book?
1000 Point Tracker
You will find today's 1000 point tracker in the
Filet Crochet Patterns
Paw Print Tracker
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JPFun Bingo Game
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Latest Pattern News
"Loopy Beaded Bracelet"Added: June 7, 2016
This bracelet is made with memory wire, beads and a Cotton/nylon yarn! It is fun to make and would look great with any casual outfit!The next pattern is to be determined!!
Congratulations to Our Winners!
- March 5, 2017
Prize: Surprise Pack
- February 26, 2017
Prize: Surprise Pack
- February 19, 2017
Prize: Surprise Pack
- February 12, 2017
Prize: Surprise Pack
On Sundays, I will pick a weekly raffle winner! You cannot win more than once in a given month. Please allow up to a week to 10 days for postal delivery of your prize.
Weekly Surprise PackPrizes go out in the Mail the Monday after the Sunday the winner is chosen unless there is a Monday holiday, then it will go out on Tuesday.
The prize, for the next few weeks, or months, the prize will be a surprise pack. It will be something from my inventory for the craft fairs I participated in. I have decided I am no longer going to participate in any craft fair since the return on my time and money investment is not worth it. So from now on, when I make stuff for YouTube videos, the items I make multiples of, for the sake of the video, will be used as prizes, as well as other stuff I make, or have in my stash that I don't need anymore. It may even also contain a split pin paper bead roller with a wooden handle of a random size. I have discontinued the wood handle split pin paper bead rollers and I am working on clearing them out. If you don't want to wait to win one, you can purchase them on Amazon.com individually.
Latest Video NewsI have added a new video to my YouTube Channel!
How to Make a Round Paper Bead Suncatcher
Latest Updated Pattern
My Little Tote
Originally designed in July of 2005, the My Little Tote is the latest pattern I have updated! What I did to it was, I did not have the original photo on my computer but I did have the original tote bag in storage so I just took a new photo of it. The photo is bigger, has a white background and is more clear. I also updated the pdf file that goes with it!
Most of the future patterns that I will be updating, will be those in the Granny Square category. I am getting them ready to publish into a paperback book. Hopefully I will have them all updated and ready for the book by October 1. I don't have all of the actual granny squares I made nor do I have the original photos so I have to make them and take fresh photos of almost all of them.