The item for Today is below.
Item: You are hunting for "Victorian Cupids".
Clue: You will find it in the Pencil Cup patterns!
I am now using images that are in the free Paper Bead Generator for the daily Scavenger Hunt Items.
The daily scavenger hunt item can only be found for one day.
I no longer keep them available to find for the whole month.
The instant prize could be either a discount or a download of something that is free for today only.
This members only pattern is available for free on Sunday, February 9, 2020 only.
This Mile-A-Minute style bookmark is fairly fast and easy to make and can be completed in an evening. The way the clusters are made looks like they make up a column of hearts down the center of it. Great for Valentines Day!
Every day, from now on, I will post either a members only pattern or a free pattern. It will say whether it is free or not. Once a week, I will offer 1 paid members pattern per week. It will be on Sunday Each Week. This is so I can feature current holiday related patterns, whether they are free or not.
Some Paper Bead
I have uploaded a few individual templates!
All of the 3/4" Printable Templates have been uploaded! They are not bundles of templates. The templates are $1.99 each but if you become a paid member, you can download them for free!
There is 1 free template that have also been uploaded.
Go to the Printable Templates
It's Back! Paper Bead Page
Learn how to use the various paper bead rollers I offer on this site!How to Use Paper Bead Rollers
Featured Bead Sheet
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.
My Plans for 2020I have plans for 2020! One reason I merged the JPF Crochet Club and Paper Bead Crafts and Changed the name to Just Plain Fun is because I eventually want this site to have more creative crafts added to the site such as Quilting, Sewing, Plastic Canvas and Jewelry Making. I also plan to keep adding new crochet patterns, bead sheets, paper bead projects and videos to go with most of the new projects I add to the site. I also am working on a book with games that I have had bouncing around in my head for several years. It's time get them out of my head and into a book! More on that later! Basically, I want one web site for all of the creative endeavors I have been wanting to work on. It's easier to manage one site than more than one.
I am going to be working on these plans on my days off from my Census Job. Don't worry, the Census job is temporary, about 16 weeks total once I get going. It should be done sometime in October.
Easy Does it Hand Sewing
If you use a needle and thread for alot of hand sewing and it seems to twist and knot on you alot. You can rub the thread onto a piece of bees wax. The wax coats the thread nicely and lets the thread glide through the fabric easily. If you are in a pinch and do not have bees wax, you can use an old stump from a candle or a matching color crayon. Bee's wax is best though cause it is all natural and will not break down your cotton thread.
Waste Not Those Yarn Ends
Here is another use for the thread and yarn ends that you cut off of your projects. Give a whole bunch to your kids along with some poster paper, glue and glitter and what ever else you may have and let them make a collage with them. I bet that they would come up with some very colorful and wonderful wall hangings that anyone would love to hang on their wall! The ends could also be used for covering plant pots or other wood objects and used as a mosaic medium.
Word of the Day
lenticular adjective len-TIK-yuh-ler Definition 1 : having the shape of a double-convex lens 2 : of or relating to a lens 3 : provided with or utilizing lenticulesDaily Words are from the Merium Webster Dictionary.