Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Loom Knitting

I just finished my first loom knitting project.  This was so much easier to make than I thought it would be.

I used the new oval loom, in the kit pictured below.  This product is from LeisureArts.com
This kit comes with two oval looms, a hook/stitching tool and a book with instructions on how to use the loom as well as patterns for 7 projects.

As you go through the book each pattern will tell you the skill level.  Since I have never knitted before, I decided to start with the very first project in the book . . . a basic hat with a rolled edge.  

Not only are the instructions in the book easy to follow, but the loom itself is so light and easy to hold onto, which makes this a great kit for a beginner.  The pegs on the loom have a slight indentation on the side, which is perfect for sliding the hook into when you are working the stitches.  And speaking of the stitches . . . will you look at how PERFECT they turned out!  I cannot believe how easy this project was!  The whole project went really quickly also.  I made this hat while watching television over the weekend.

If you are looking to try loom knitting, I would highly recommend this kit.  You can click on the button below to purchase one for yourself.  In no time at all you can be making knitted projects for your friends and family.

The Ultimate Oval Loom 2

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Leisure Arts Craft Book Sale!

I had to share this with you . . . LeisureArts.com is doing a sale right now on some of their digital books.  I have recently used some of these books to create some fun crochet projects.  You can check out some of my projects from the LeisureArts.com books by clicking HERE.

No matter what crafting project you want to learn, they can help you with their patterns and project inspiration books.  Just click on the logo in this post to head over to their site.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

In Honor of Finding Dory . . .

The new Pixar movie Finding Dory just came out, and in honor of that I wanted to share two projects I created using the Best Of Pixar Cricut cartridge.  One is a Finding Nemo scrapbook layout and the other is a card with Squirt.

To see the full blog post for the scrapbook layout, click HERE

To see the full blog post for the card, click HERE

Looking to purchase any Disney® Cartridges . . . head over to Cricut.com

Friday, June 17, 2016

I am Featured on AllFreePaperCrafts.com!

I have some news I wanted to share with all of you.  Due to some of my recent partnerships and work promoting my crafts, I have been added to the AllFreePaperCrafts.com family of Featured Papercraft Designers!  If you click HERE you can see my Papercraft Designer profile page on their site.

Thank you AllFreePaperCrafts.com and Prime Publishing for this honor!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

June Cricut Mystery Box

***clicking on the links in this post will help to pay my bills . . . thank you for your help!***

If you want to get your hands on the June Cricut Mystery Box you better hurry . . . boxes are going fast!

Don't Miss the Cricut June Mystery Box
Some of the items in this box include vinyl . . . so if trying some new vinyl crafts is on your list just click HERE to order your box today!

If you are in Canada, order a box for yourself and a couple for some friends because if you order $75 worth of product you can get shipping for just $14.99!!!

Get Flat Rate Shipping to Canada on Cricut Orders $75+


I recently did a blog post about how you can share your projects on other crafting sites to increase the number of people who see your projects, and increase the traffic to your blog.  If you would like to see that post, click HERE

Another site that is a great resource is AllFreePaperCrafts.com 

If you are looking for inspiration for making handmade cards, paper flowers, Origami, Holiday paper crafts or scrapbooking then AllFreePaperCrafts.com is sure to have something for you.

You can click HERE to see all of my projects on AllFreePaperCrafts.com
Make sure to click on the Submit button to submit YOUR projects and who knows . . . you could see something you created in their newsletter or on their Facebook page.  When you go to their submission page, they will even provide you with a list of the types of projects they are currently looking for.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Sharing Your Crafts

One of the things I love about having a crafting blog is that it allows me to share my projects with so many people.  Before the world of blogging, friends and family knew I crafted and would experience my creations first hand, but having a crafting blog has allowed me to inspire people and connect with other crafters who enjoy the same things I do.

But how do you get people to see the projects you make?  Yes, you can post them to your blog . . . but people need to be able to find that post.  Places like Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram are great places to share your crafting projects but you are still only going to reach the people who have liked or followed your account.

I have recently increased the number of people who see my projects by partnering with sites such as FaveCrafts.com  The picture below is just a small sample of the variety of projects of mine that are on FaveCrafts.com

If you would like to see all of my projects that have been featured on FaveCrafts.com you can click HERE.  I have to tell you, it is so much fun to open their newsletter or check out their Facebook page and see one of MY PROJECTS featured.

If you are a crafting blogger, having your project on this site will help to increase the traffic you see to your blog.  It can also open up additional opportunities for promotion and partnership.  For example, one of my projects is currently listed as one of the 10 Best Father's Day Craft Ideas on FaveCrafts.com and you can vote for my project by clicking HERE and then scrolling down to the bottom and leaving a comment . . . my project is #3, the Mr. Incredible Father's Day card.  Not only could I win from your vote, but YOU could win a coloring book and gel pens!

If you would like to have your projects featured on FaveCrafts.com it is so easy to do!  You will see a Submit Your Project button on FaveCrafts.com

Once you click on the Submit Your Project just fill out the information about your project, upload a photo and include a link to the blog post that has the full tutorial on that project.  If your project is added to FaveCrafts.com you will get an email notifying you that the project has been added.  When there is a specific crafting trend or type of project that FaveCrafts.com is looking for they will list that information on the Submit Your Project page.  This has helped me a lot . . . sometimes I see something listed there and think "I did a project like that earlier this year" . . . and linking to some of those older posts helps to bring new life to those projects.

Make sure to connect with FaveCrafts on social media, like Facebook . . . tell them Shawn Mosch sent you!