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Introducing Laminated Cutting Guides!

Find out how these Laminated Cutting Guides are different from your regular paper cutting templates!

These are reusable Over and Over again!

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Scavenger Hunt

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The item for Today is below.
Item: You are hunting for "a Bouquet of Black Eyed Susans".
Clue: You will find it in the Angel patterns!

I am now using images that are in either of the 2 Paper Bead Generators, or a thumbnail image of a pattern relevant to the current time period, for the daily Scavenger Hunt Items.

The daily scavenger hunt item can only be found for one day.

The instant prize is access to a Gold Members Only crochet pattern that is free for today only for everyone! The pdf file is not part of the prize.

 The Points Program Has Started!

A special code has been placed under this image, on the page that will have the scavenger hunt item on it. Sign up for a Free Points Account and you can claim 1000 points for finding today's item! you can also get free access to the page that it is on! As of August 5, 2020, I have fixed the problem of not being able to access the pattern page that the link goes to if you are not a gold member. Now anyone who finds the scavenger hunt item, member or not can access the pattern page for one day.  Not the PDF though.

Featured Pattern

This pattern is always Free.

This dishcloth uses one of the stitches, called chenille bump stitch, I came up with that you can find in the Stitches Section of the Reference area on this site. Then a shell of 3 dc is worked in each stitch.

Bumped Shells Dishcloth

Every day, from now on, I will post a pattern that is always free. Since all of the Gold members patterns will be available for points, eventually, and I am giving away one free pattern per day with the Scavenger Hunt, I figured this would be fair to the Gold Members and everyone else.

The Universal Marking Templates are Back!

 

All Universal Templates



It's Back! Crochet Stitch Page

Instructions for the Waffle Stitch is Back!

Waffle Stitch

This pot holder pattern is a perfect example of what this stitch looks like. There are a few more patterns on the site that use this stitch and you can find out which ones they are by clicking on the link above.

Featured Bead Sheet


Sunflowers in the Round

Recently Uploaded Bead Sheet Bundle

I have started making and uploading Bead Sheet Bundles to go with the bead sheets that are on the site already.
Today's Bead Sheet Bundle is not free but it is $5.99 for 34 bead sheets!
Most of them will not be free but available for free download for Paid Members.




Pretty Rainbows

 

Points Program News

Points accounts are Back! 

I am still ironing out the little wrinkles in the system but it is up and running! Sign up now and join in the fun! Earn points for use in downloading Gold Members only files! I am slowly adding download buttons you can use to redeem points for patterns and templates. The buttons will be placed on a download page like it was on the old version of the site last year. It will take awhile to add all of them.

I have come up with something that Gold members can redeem their points for. The way I expect to be able to set it up is I will make a page just for Gold members that will have listings on it that you can redeem points for. The items will be things I already sell at Amazon and Etsy but they will be available through the points system. Only for Gold members. There may be shipping charges, there may be not. I will be getting that part of the Points Program set up within the next couple of months. So meanwhile, keep adding points to your points account so you can take advantage of the discounts and perhaps freebies when redeeming points!

Points Program



 

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Tuesday's Tips

Buy More Than Enough Yarn When buying yarn, for a specific project, buy one more skein than the pattern calls for, that way, you will know you have enough and any left overs can be used in a scrap project! This goes for any other type of craft supply you need to get a certain quantity of. Just get a little more than the project calls for.

Control Your Craft Clutter If you are like me and most crafters out there, you like to keep cardboard packaging and other packaging materials "just in case". Doing that often gets out of control if you don't save them in a controlled manner. Well what I do is a designate a special container to keep various materials in and when each container is full, I do not save any more of that particular item until my supply is almost gone. For example, empty cereal boxes for the cardboard. I keep my supply in a magazine holder. When it's full, I do not save more, until my supply of that wonderful cardboard is almost gone. My community recycles so I don't feel bad about getting rid of those empty boxes if I know I have a handful available to use whenever I need to.

Word of the Day

grubstake

Point Value: 1000
The Paw Tracker word is always be valued at 1000 points.

grubstake
verb GRUB-stayk
Definition
: to provide with material assistance (such as a loan) for launching an enterprise or for a person in difficult circumstances
Daily Words are from the Merium Webster Dictionary.