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I Love To Craft.com: A Great Resource for Crafters

Posted by Kimberly on November 5, 2007

I Love To Craft.ComWhether you’re looking for great craft fair projects or getting ready for Christmas, I Love To Craft.com offers some great crafting ideas!

Since Halloween is now passed and the department stores are pushing us all to do our holiday shopping now, one can only image that I headed straight for the Christmas crafts

While I didn’t find their projects to be as extensive as other craft sites I visited, I did find the quality of the crafts offered to be superior.    One craft in particular that I loved and cannot wait to get started on is their No Sew Country Santa.   I absolutely adore primitive crafts and this will be perfect for adding to my country Christmas collection.   The No Sew Country Santa is a great idea too for the limited skills craft (such as myself) as a craft fair project.  Since primitive is in, it’s sure to be a hot item!

After leaving the Christmas section, I was next drawn to the Homemade Gift Ideasarea.   In there is where I found a really neat gift idea for anyone having to or wishing to provide gifts to a large group (such as Cheerleading Squads, Sunday School Classes, etc.):  Cell Phone Covers.  There are very few people these days who do not have cell phones and these inexpensive handmade gifts are easily customized to each recipients favs.

There’s a great deal at I Love to Craft.com that is fun, simple and neat to make!  Take the time to visit them and browse around until you find your favorite craft project.   And, before you leave, be sure to visit their craft forumfor more ideas and socializing with other crafters!

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Craftbits.com: Cool Craft Ideas, Cool Features

Posted by Kimberly on October 30, 2007

craftbitsscreen.GIFIf you craft, want to craft, or have only briefly thought about doing a craft, you’ve got to check out Craftbits.com!  I had so much fun at this site, that I had literally had to force myself to close my browser window and call it a night!

Unlike most crafting sites who post ideas, Craftbits.com is truly interactive!  Visitors are invited to take advantage of free membership that has some awesome features, such as:  ability to bookmark favorite projects and articles, submit your own projects to be recognized and rated, access to the exclusive members only craft advice section, exclusive entry into craft competitions, access to members only promotions and freebies, and direct email notifications of project updates and upcoming competitions.

If you don’t get swamped with the membership freebies, then you’ll no doubt get bogged down in all the great craft ideas on every subject or occasion you can imagine!  With each click to a new category, I found myself simply amazed at the amount of information presented.   Simply put:  thank heavens that I live 45 minutes away from the nearest crafting store!  Otherwise, I’d probably be broke by this afternoon from a craft supply shopping frenzy!

An interactive, user friendly website with so many unique craft ideas…who’s behind it all?  According to the About Us at Craftbits.com, this huge endeavor is run by only two women; a mother/daughter team who enjoy crafting.  Rita and Shellie Wilson, of Brisbane, Australia, have extensive experience in crafting; having been teachers of crafts “to the young, old and disabled” along with owning and operating craft supply stores.

There’s so many wonderful things to do at Craftbits.com.  I recommend having a minimum of three hours to spend there before going….’cause once you’re there, it’s hard to leave! )

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Girly Things: All In One Resource for How to Make Hairbows & More

Posted by Kimberly on October 29, 2007

gtscreen1.GIFThe first line of the home page says it all: “Why pay for what should be free?”

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t begrudge anyone the opportunity to sell their know how (as long as it is THEIR know how and not copied directly from sites like this!); but, let’s face it, in the Internet age, some things just are not going to be marketable because there are plenty of folks out there willing to share the information for free.

That is exactly what is available at Girly Things: Making Ribbons & Bows & Other Pretties. Visitors to this site will find more than 20 hair accessory ideas and detailed instructions on how to make them. The best part…they are complete with photographs!

The creator of this site doesn’t stop with just bow instructions. She also offers a complete listing of other crafts such as the Bow Board, Pacifier Clips, Ribbon Roses, Tutus and so much more!

And just when you’re thinking there isn’t possibly one more thing that could be added to make this site a one stop resource….surprise! There is also instructions on starting your own website for selling your hair bows and other crafts!

I absolutely love this site! This is a well organized place for bow beginners. Go ahead, check it out! I bet you have it bookmarked before you leave! 🙂

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