Review: Creative Kids Photo Guide Craft Books



Just received a set of books that are perfect for summer!  Creative Kids Complete Photo Guide Craft books!  Along with a couple extra bonus books.

The Creative Kids Complete Photo Guide series leads the way with step-by step instructions.  Sewing, crochet, knitting and bead crafts!  Super easy instructions with clear photos of every step.  Tons of great projects that will keep the kids entertained through the summer!


For a little more variety, dip into the sparkly side of life with Charm Love Friendship Bracelets and Rubber Band Glam. They are both sure to be a hit with kids from about first grade through middle school.  Easy enough for my 7 year old grandson, and holds the attention of my 13 year old daughter!

My kids are already diving in and excited about all the projects layed out.  I am excited to share them with you!


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Craftsy Sale


Between the busy holiday season and the first flowers of spring lies the perfect time for creativity. Celebrate with BIG savings on supplies at Craftsy, at up to 50% off! Get great deals on art supplies, fabric, yarn, baking tools and more. Sale ends tonight, so browse the sale prices now before the best products are gone!  I am definitely taking advantage of this!  Ends tonight at midnight…

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Just A Few Beautiful Blogs


This is just a brief list of some of my favorite sites.  There is no particular order of favorites, just beautiful blogs and sites that I love to read and wanted to share with you all.  And this is by no means a complete list.  Some of them I am sure you know about already as they have been around for years.   Some of them will be new to you!  I hope you find something you love in each of them.  So take a break and enjoy just a few beautiful blogs…

Crafting On

This is the pattern I am working on right now, Drachenfels by Mairlynd.  (My progress will be noted below).


I found this pattern on Craftsy.  This is an excellent site for crafters like myself.  Great online classes for all different types of arts and crafts, patterns, ideas, etc.  You can buy whole kits or just the patterns themselves, and not just knitting.  Seriously, when I say all types, I mean all types.  A sampling of some of their current classes:

Craftsy was founded by 4 tech guys; John Levisay | Founder & CEO, Josh Scott | Founder & COO, Todd Tobin | Founder & CTO, and Bret Hanna | Founder & VP of Engineering.  According to their “About Us” page:

“Craftsy was founded in the spring of 2010 by four tech guys who wanted to create a new high-quality approach to online learning, and it launched in May of 2011. Our founders hoped to create a convenient education platform that captured the magic of a live classroom, including interaction with an expert instructor and fellow students.

Some of the first months were spent building a video player that would deliver the kind of in-class experience they dreamed of. After the founders first gave wine tasting and economics classes a whirl, John’s mother-in-law, an avid quilter, suggested trying quilting instruction, and from there, it was history!”

Sites such as Craftsy really inspire me.  I love learning new techniques and having a community of people to ask questions and share triumphs with!    If you haven’t discovered this site yet, you really should!

So for the update on my progress…here is where I am at with the scarf.  Setting a goal to have it done by the end of the month, and yes, it’s for me! (If my image is showing upside down, I apologize….for some reason is wants to post like that!)