and I'll keep adding to these as my "favorites list" grows-
if you have a site that you really like, won't you please email me
so I can add it here?
"crafters stick together like crazy glue!"
All Crafts Net
a very comprehensive site covering all sorts of crafts -
needlework, scrap booking, wood working, gardening and nature crafts, lots of ideas for different holidays-
There are free patterns, recommendations for books and craft kits on each topic and a bunch of great links.
You have to sign up for a free membership to this site, but after that- it's a goldmine of ideas!
Free patterns for general crafts, crochet, cross stitch, knitting, paper crafts, plastic canvas, quilting, sewing, tatting and woodworking all free for the taking!
"One craft project, like one cookie, is never enough"
HGTV's Carol Duvall An archived index of every project (with directions) shown on the Carol Duvall television show. Also has a message board for Carol's fans to discuss their crafting !!!
Stargazer's Crochet and Craft Index Stargazer (aka Martha) has other crafts on her site, but she is the first place I look for free crochet patterns.
Great resource for vintage patterns, doilies, clothing for men, women and children/babies, fashion dolls and bed dolls, toys….the list goes on and on….
"If I stitch fast enough does it count as an aerobic exercise?"
Wedding Craft Page- Links to wedding and related craft projects found online-
Some really pretty and unique ideas to help keep those outrageous wedding costs down-
whether it's for your own wedding or a friend, your children, nieces, nephews or grandchildren-
ideas for everyone...
"A creative mess is better than tidy idleness"
The Google directory of arts and crafts by category- Enough to keep you busy for a lifetime and I'll bet some of these you've never heard of!
Did you know there is an "International String Figure Society?"
Me neither, but I had to try out a string figure or two when I saw the site!
The Open Directory Project- A human edited directory of craft sites.
I like this one because it includes craft chats and forums, craft swaps, sources for supplies along with links to free patterns.
"Sewing and crafts fill my days not to mention the living room, bedroom and closets"