Monthly Archives: August 2010

New Crochet Project Lists

Update, 7-9-2014: If you’re looking for brand new, 2014-style crochet projects and patterns, I recommend visiting the “what’s new?” page at

The blog post below is now outdated, and parts of it are no longer relevant.

I felt compelled to revisit and update this post, because it used to include links to a bunch of pages at that staff has since deleted. I deleted the broken links, and apologize for the inconvenience.

Thanks so much for dropping by. I really appreciate your interest.


I’ve been doing some housekeeping at the websites I write for, and I thought I’d take this opportunity to mention some of my newest pages.

Yesterday, I started compiling all of my crochet tutorials into a list. Now you can access all of them from a single page. Woohoo! I’ll be adding more tutorials to the list as I publish them.

A few days ago, I published a similar list of scrap yarn patterns. It’s a great mix of patterns; if you have any scrap yarn in your stash, click on over there and check them out.

I already posted about my list of crochet blogs, but I’ve added quite a few more blogs to the list since the last time I mentioned it. If you like reading interesting blogs about crochet, I hope you’ll take a look at the list.

One more interesting note before I sign off: Dazzleaire is back, long after having been discontinued. If that’s a yarn you remember crocheting or knitting with, you’re invited to come join the discussion about it.

Thanks for dropping by! Happy crafting! <3, Amy

Easy Altered Art Project

Wall Art Made Using a Thrift Store Find Plus Scrapbooking Supplies

Altered Art Project Made Using Scrapbooking Supplies

Do you enjoy browsing through thrift stores looking for things to alter? I do! Here’s a quick and easy altered art project I want to share with you.

I love creating complicated, artsy projects — but these days I spend so much time working that I just do not have the time for it. I know that many other artists face the same challenge.

This is one of those projects where I let the supplies do all the hard work for me. I didn’t paint anything except the tree. Imagine that!

Altered Art Supplies and Scrapbooking Supplies -- Patterned Papers, a Wall Plaque and Clear Acrylic Album by Clear Scraps

Supply List:

Project Instructions:

I made this project for the Clear Scraps booth at one of the Craft and Hobby Association trade shows, so it has a Clear Scraps logo on it. If you make a similar project, I suggest using letter stickers to spell out “Katy’s Room” or something along those lines, (substituting your child’s name, or your own name of course.)

  • Gather your supplies
  • Apply alcohol inks to one page of the tree album — save the rest of the album for other projects. Let your inked tree piece dry before doing anything else with it.
  • Cut out your papers and tentatively arrange them the way you want them onto your thrift store find.
  • Stick everything down using your adhesive.
  • Add additional embellishments if you wish. After I took the photo, I did a little bit of doodling on the papers, which made some of the elements stand out more. Wish I’d remembered to take another pic — phooey.
  • Done! Enjoy. 🙂

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