The item for Today is below.
Item: You are hunting for "a Purple Pansy!".
Clue: You will find it in the Christmas patterns!
I am now using images that are in either of the 2 Paper Bead Generators, 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. 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!
This pattern is always Free.
This can cover is fairly fast to make. I made it in just a few hours. Summer is coming and cold wet soda cans are here!
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.
Paper Bead Spinning Top is Back!
Paper Bead Spinning Top
It's Back! Crochet Stitch Page
Instructions for the Waffle Stitch is Back!
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
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.
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!
Preventing Ink Bleed on Bead Sheets When you are not sure if the ink on your bead sheets will run, you can treat your paper with 3 thin coats of Krylon's Workable Fixative. Then cut them into strips.
Save Ink While Printing Bead Sheets When setting up your printer for printing bead sheets, be sure to set your DPI to no more than 150 dots per inch. You don't need the extra ink that a higher resolution produces and by reducing the resolution, you lessen the chance of ink bleed when you dip or glaze your paper beads.
Word of the Day
Point Value: 1000
From now on, the Paw Tracker word will always be valued at 1000 points.
troubadour noun TROO-buh-dor Definition 1 : one of a class of lyric poets and poet-musicians often of knightly rank who flourished from the 11th to the end of the 13th century chiefly in the south of France and the north of Italy and whose major theme was courtly love 2 : a singer especially of folk songsDaily Words are from the Merium Webster Dictionary.