My Favorite Things – Clover Needlecraft

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By Crafts-a lot Contributor, Mable who is an avid reader of craft blogs & magazines and has aspirations to improve her crafting skills. Join Mable on Facebook to socialize and share with other crafters!

I’ve always been a fan of Clover’s bamboo knitting needles. In fact that was my first pair! Now many knitting and crocheting needles later, Clover is still my first choice and have made some of my other favorite things! They make some of the most ingenious products that makes craft projects look professional, even for a beginner.

Have you ever tried to make a yo-yo by hand? I have, and refuse to ever do it that way again! Watch this video on the Clover Yo-Yo makers and you’ll see why. The Clover Yo-Yo Makers come in small, medium, large and x-large in numerous shapes – butterfly, heart, flower, oval and more.

PS. I also refuse to make pom-poms by hand now too! Thank you Clover!

 

I recently got a Flower Frill template too. It’s a plastic template where you flip & fold fabric or paper to make a flower! This is what Clover made with the Flower Frill template, just imagine the possibilities!

Clover Double Ended Tunisian Crochet Hook

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By Crafts-a lot Contributor, Mable who is an avid reader of craft blogs & magazines and has aspirations to improve her crafting skills.

Now Tunisian crochet isn’t anything new. Well new to me. They go back a gazillion years. Well, maybe not that far, but it is an old technique. But now there’s something new on the market from Clover. It’s the Double-Ended Tunisian Crochet Hook. With a hook at both ends, it allows you to crochet in the round so you can make beautifil projects ranging from a cute little coffee cup cozy (you know, like those cardboard sleeves coffee places use) to hats to a cell phone holder to purses to …. well, you get the idea.

My handmade, reusable coffee sleeve

You can make a whole lotta stuff! Clover’s web site has instructional videos.

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Free Stuff Friday!!

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It’s another lovely Friday, and we are so excited to give away another prize! One lucky winner will receive this amazing Clover Bamboo Circular Needle Gift Set!

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This set includes seven 29 inch bamboo circular needles in sizes ranging from 7 – 15, all in a roll up carrying case!

Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week. We’ll pick the winners and contact them via email. Deadline is midnight tonight and the winner will be announced Monday. One entry per person please.

Question of the week:  Do you live in the country, suburbs, or city?

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Free Stuff Friday Winner!

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It’s Monday again, and that means it’s time to give away another wonderful prize! Our lucky winner will be walking away with a Clover Bamboo Circular Needle Gift Set! Congratulations to… Monica!

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This set includes seven 29 inch bamboo circular needles in sizes ranging from 7 – 15, all in a roll up carrying case!

The winning answer to “If you could invent a flavor of ice cream, what would it be?” is…

“Peanut butter sundae ice cream! It would have vanilla ice cream (best ever sundae base), peanut butter cups, fudge, peanut butter sauce, and real whipped cream all swirled in! Mmmmmmm…”

Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week.  Check back on Friday for your chance to win!!

Free Stuff Friday!!

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free-stuff-friday

It’s Friday again, and I’m really excited to give away our next prize! One lucky winner will receive a Clover Bamboo Circular Needle Gift Set!

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This set includes seven 29 inch bamboo circular needles in sizes ranging from 7 – 15, all in a roll up carrying case!

Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week. We’ll pick the winners and contact them via email. Deadline is midnight tonight and the winner will be announced Monday. One entry per person please.

Question of the week:  If you could invent a flavor of ice cream, what would it be?

If the comment box is not below, scroll to the top and click “comments”.

Washi Hearts: DIY Thumbtacks

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By General Crafts Contributor Monica from the blog Mon Makes Things.

Washi Tape Heart Pins

I tend to over think things. Anybody else have that problem? Sometimes I make projects super complicated and challenging and it seems like I add a zillion steps that are probably unnecessary. But once in a while I manage to make a simple craft. Like, really simple. Like so simple that I think, “I can’t post this, it’s too simple, it’d be silly.” But you know what? I like when bloggers post simple projects that I could finish in a single episode of television. So friends, this is one of those projects. And it’s still suuper cute!

Washi Heart Pins

Stuff You’ll Need: Washi Tape in various patterns, thumbtacks (the flat metal kind), wooden hearts, E6000 glue

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10 Ways to Avoid Getting Pinched on St. Patrick’s Day

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By Crafts-a lot Contributor, Mable who is an avid reader of craft blogs & magazines and is always looking to improve her crafting skills. Join Mable on Facebook to socialize and share with other crafters!

Were you one of those kids that always wore the smallest, most insignificant amount of green that you could on St. Patrick’s Day? For some reason, that was me. I’d wear green nail polish on one finger, or green underwear, or a green necklace hidden in my shirt. I loved fooling people into pinching me on St. Patrick’s Day. You got to pinch anyone who pinched you! Talk about payback. As an adult, I kind of hold on to this tradition. Not to pinch people, but I still avoid my green shirts and dresses and opt for a more subtle but still festive approach to avoid the dreaded pinch. Here are some great ways to avoid the pinching and still celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Clover Tattoo - Modern Parents, Messy Kids

DIY Four Leaf Clover TattoosModern Parents, Messy Kids

Keep a homemade temporary tattoo hidden behind a sleeve, or wear it loud and proud on your hand.

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