Saturday, October 13, 2007

Craft Books in List Form

Finally, a list of Craft Books that I own. Of course I had to slap it into Excel and alphabetize it, but now at least I know what I have. I have probably way too many crochet books (although I still need more!) but would really like some different things, especially cross stitch, embroidery, felting, sewing, polymer clay, and anything else lol. I especially want to get the Crochet Stitch Bible and some embroidery motif patterns.

Crochet Books
24 Hour Crochet Projects
Crochet Babies
Crochet in No Time
Crocheted Accessories
Encyclopedia of Crochet (Donna Kooler)
Fabulous and Flirty Crochet
Getting Started Crochet
Instant Expert Crochet
Pattern a Day Crochet 2008 Calendar
Quick Crochet Huge Hooks
Stitch and Bitch Crochet
The Cool Girl's Guide to Crochet
The Crochet Answer Book
Tis the Season to Crochet
Vogue Knitting On the Go Crocheted Scarves

Crochet Pamphlets (Leisure Arts and Annie's Attic)
101 Easy Tunisian Stitches
63 Easy to Crochet Pattern Stitches
7 Best Afghans
Afghans are a Natural
Broomstick Lace Made Easy
Casserole Coasters and Cozies
Color Bright Creations
Crochet 3 Dozen and 1 Bookmarks
Crochet Purse Appeal
Crochet Scrap Sensation
Crochet Through the Year
Cuddle Toys to Crochet
Dishcloths (leisure arts 2077)
Dishcloths by the Dozen
Dishcloths in the Round
East to Crochet Ripple Throws
Easy Afghans
Easy Bead as You Go Crochet
Easy Side to Side Jackets and Shrugs
Finger Puppets 12 Designs to Crochet
From Rags to Raves
Fun Projects for the Family
Fun to Crochet Scrapbook Accents
Garden Fresh Bagholders
I Can't Belive I'm Crocheting
In-Style Scarves
Learn a Stitch Crocheted Dishcloths
Log Cabin Throws
Old Timey Scrap Afghans
Our Best Afghans A to Z
Pamper Yourself
Quick Step Q Hook Rugs
Ruthie's Easy Crocheted Scarves
Simply Soft Accessories
Snappy Wraps to Crochet
Speedy Tweeds
Sunbonnet Sachets and Fridgies
Table Runners in Half the Time
The Big Book of Dishcloths
Thorougly Modern Grannies
To Baby, With Love
Wash and Wipe-14 Dishcloths to Crochet
Winter Wonderland

Other Craft Books
101 Ways to Use Your 1st Sewing Machine
101 Crafts Under $10
1000 Great Motifs for Crafters
50 Toys to Make
Ageless Natural Beauty
Beaded Ornaments
Best Book of Beading
Debbie Bliss Baby Style
Decorating Hints and Tips
Encyclopedia of Needlework
Felt Accessories
Kids Knitted Hats
Knit Dischloth Sensation
Make It In Minutes Greeting Cards
Milk Based Soaps
Perfect Bags
Serger Secrets
The Illustrated Hassle Free Make Your Own Clothes Book
The Portable Crafter Cross Stitch
Weekend Sewer's Guide to Skirts and Pants

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Dishcloth Books

I stopped at Michael's today on some down time at work and got a really neat crochet pattern book...of dishcloths of course! It has 99 patterns in it, and it was only $7.99! Later in the day I realized that 1/2 of a page was ripped out (numbers 21-22) so I will have to exchange it, but I am still pretty stoked.

Also, I picked up a (gulp) knitting dishcloth pattern book (pamphlet thing) and some size 8 needles. I would really like to master knitting. And by master, I mean complete one project that has both knit and purl stitches haha! To date the only thing I've finished is a scarf made entirely of knit stitch...and I made it in that awful homespun stuff that splits like crazy, so it was uber frustrating.

Although I've probably blown my crafting budget (what budget) for the week (month, year?) I need to go to Joann's tomorrow for a couple things still.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Sex-ay Wallets and other swaps

Well I finished the garden scarf and the one skein scarf for the following month. I still haven't completed the crochet hook roll (well I finished it, but it is messed up, I need to re-do it) or the clutch. I've been doing a lot of sewing lately. I made these wallets out of paperback novel covers, I found a tutorial on Craftster and modified it slightly.

Also I made a purse and goodies for a purse swap on craftster. I had quite a bit of trouble with it, I hadn't sewed from a pattern in years, and now I remember that I hate Butterick patterns. It's lined in a green/brown silky fabric and closes with a magnetic snap. I also did a crocheted journal cover with room to hold a pen on the spine area with vintage ribbon to hold it closed, a crocheted roller skate key chain that I made up the pattern for (my partner liked roller derby), and a crocheted bookmark.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Crochet Projects To-Do

Ok, 3 crochet projects I promise myself I will finish by the end of June:

1. Felted crochet hook case...I just need to do the inside!
2. Clutch purse...need to sew lining, crochet trim, and find and attach the perfect button
3. Garden Scarf for CAL...I would really like to finish this by the end of May and get started on June's project in a timely manner, but not really thinking that's going to happen right now.