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Friday, July 13, 2012

Where O Where Did I Put Those FREE Patterns?

Ok - I freely and joyfully admit that I LOVE free stuff.  Like all good artsy people - this is especially true if the free stuff comes in the form of craft items or - yes - say it with me - patterns!!  Oh those most glorious of items that fill our filing cabinets with ideas and projects we really want to do when we have a few spare minutes but never get around to.  And with the invention of the internet - and best of all EBOOKS - I can now expand my paper collection of directions to the wide and all encompassing world of electronics.  

Where, you ask in wonder, could I possible get the gigabytes of patterns, designs and ideas that make up the collection of flashdrives (I've exhausted my hard-drive limit) that reside in a place of honor on my desk?  I don't even have to go searching for them - they come directly to my e-mail!  How's that for convenient!  From painting to knitting; jewelry making to fiber art, there is a "Daily" or "Today" type e-magazine that provides a crafty person with imaginative plans to drool over.  Just today, for instance, I received free e-books that contained patterns for spinning, quilting, card-making, crocheting, jewelry making, something done on an "inkle loom" (if anyone can tell me what that is I'd be forever grateful), painting, beading and fabric dolls.  Oh the humanity!!

What do I do with all of these great e-books and patterns?  Well - of course I share them with my friends and family members (all in the hopes that I'll actually GET something made from these patterns!)  For example, Diane receives all the cool knitted things, Dominique receives the bags and sewing patterns (she's making a great purse that will be featured soon on our blog and store), Carol gets the bead-weaving patterns (although I'm still waiting for that beaded bookmark!) - I'm sure you get the picture.  The rest get stored for the time when I actually run out of my own designs and am looking for something new and different to try.

Hmmm -- those fabric dolls look a little like zombies - that may have to be a Christmas present for Diane this year......


FYI -- Interweave produces the following e-magazines.... enjoy all the cool free patterns:  Knitting Daily, Quilting Daily, Sew Daily, Bead Daily, Craft Paper Scissors, Crochet Me, Jewelry Making Daily, Artist Daily, Spinning Daily, Weaving Daily.   Enjoy!

~ Dani
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5 comments:

  1. Great post!

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much. Great to hear from you!

      Dani and Diane

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  2. wow..i would like to see ur craft:)
    btw maybe we can fllw each other?
    jessillesilv.blogspot.com

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  3. Thanks for linking up to Fabulous Friday's blog hop! :)

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