January 1st, 2005

pink doily

My Crochet and Knitting Patterns


Pineapple Nano Pouch
Phone Cozy (c) to hand your phone from your purse or belt
Bubble Necklace (c) A necklace to hold a little favor bottle of bubbles
Lip Balm Holder(c)
Spangled Bag (c) Crocheted with pretty spangles in it.
Ruffled Pink Thing (c) my version of a designer bag from a few years ago.
Necessity Pouch (c)- not really a pattern, just an overview.
Blue Flowered Purse (c) more a tutorial then a pattern for making a handbag with some easy shaping.
That Pouch Thing (c) a 4 sided really customizable pouch tutorial, I made it as a dice bag for my son.
Skull Graph for a knit pouch I made.
Making DPN's and learning to knit with them, youtube video links plus instructions for making a pouch as a first project.
Knitted Pendant Bag 1, thread knitting with beads, this makes a tiny bag and is very quick.
Knitted Pendant Bag 2 larger this time, with a description of how I designed it. It should make real knitters laugh.

Hair Accessories

Bun Cover (c)
Peace Symbol and Eyeball Barrettes (c)Stick style barrettes made with worsted weight yarn.
Pink Headband (c) with crochet chart tutorial
Rainbow Kerchief (k)

Dish Clothes and Potholders

Super Easy Potholder (c)
One Ball Hyperbolic Plane (c)
Flat Spiral Scrubbie (c)
Little Flower Dishcloth (c)
Batty Dishcloth (k)


Little Bat Pattern (c) Amigurumi mini bat, very cute.
How I do drawstrings and draw string channels(c)
Ear Warmers
Button Joint Tutorial for adding button joints to your amigurumi
Crochet Bow to decorate things with. I used it on a mouse ears hat for my daughter.
Danish Heart(c)
Alien and Skull (c) Patterns for appliqué or other uses
Coffee sleeve (c)
How I do my earflaps, (c) no pictures
Zill Covers (c)
Stars (c) the pattern I used to make flaps for a friend's hat, shown in a few yarns/gauges
Gloves for a young lady (c) super easy edging for a pair of purchased gloves- size 10 thread
Scalloped Glove Eding(c) also for purchased gloves
My Favorite Afghan Pattern (c) works up fast in a bulky yarn.
Sock Edging (c)
Another sock edging (c)

Vintage Patterns
From my collection of vintage books.

3 Edgings (c)
Barbara Stole (c)
Head scarf(k) A nice sequined scarf.
Chi Chi Bonnet(k) A set of very unique hats.
Sunburst Doily(c)
Hot Plate Mats(c) Very cool loopy pattern.
Hand Puppet and Stuffed Yak(c)
Face Potholders(c) A lady and a clown, really scary.
Gift Doily
Fish Mobile
Caressa Cardigan (k)
Hat/Scarves Hats with scarves, also known as Scoodies now.(k) (c)


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Bottom Up Granny Shawl (c)


Mike's Scarf super easy scarf for a very conservative man.
Wizard scarf tutorial (c) How to design the wizard-y scarf of your choice.

Recycled and Repurposed

Record Crafts

Making Labels for your record crafts so you can relabel a cheap record with something nifty.
Record Bowls
Record Bracelets

Repurposed Jewelry Ideas
Making Beads With Recycled Materials - links and ideas
Macaroni Earrings
Review of Timpy Works Earring Book
Making Beads from Toys
Duct tape and comic book bracelet
Penny Earrings- an older real copper penny is actually worth more than 1¢!

101 Uses For not anywhere near 101 uses, but please, suggest your own!
Cereal Boxes
Plastic Bags

Paper Crafts
Mini Notebooks using cardboard packaging and printed on one size reclaimed paper
Mini Notebooks 2 same thing, but decorated with reclaimed aluminum foil.

Bread Recipes

My Bread Recipes and Tips

Chocolate Banana Bread- quick bread in both sugar and sugar free recipes.
Thoughts on medieval bread and working out a recipe for it.
Tips for Better Bread, read to the end of the comments, jehanna contributed a great tip as well I forgot to put in.
Easy Fruit Spread

Yeast Breads

Sweet Breakfast Bread- cinnamon-y eggy goodness
Nut and Honey Bread made with spelt flour which is so yummy.
Scarborough Faire Bread with parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme
Cinnamon Raisin Bread
Maple Bread
Herbed Bread E and I just played around and came up with this recipe.
Herbed Rounds - olive oil and herbs in a rustic-y bread
Chocolate Cheese and Whey Bread -Making a homemade chocolate cheese spread and then baking bread with the whey leftover from cheese making. A lot easier than it sounds!
Basic Bread- This is the recipe I used for years until I finally just stopped using recipes entirely for baking bread
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Book Review Policy

For my readers-

I like to share things I read, especially craft and cookbooks, sometimes I get these for free from various publishers and sometimes they are books out of my vintage collection or books I bought.
It's the practice of some industries to send out copies of books, tools and other supplies for the purpose of reviews in hopes that some of the people who get them will enjoy them, and write about why they enjoyed it. When I get review copies and post a review, that's the kind of review it is. It is written because I honestly enjoyed the book and wanted to share it with my readers. I'll be honest about the sort of crafter, beader or cook I think the book is best suited for, I'm not trying to sell you anything. I may link to the item on my Amazon.com affiliate account because the small amount I make on Amazon gets spent on more craft books which I review.
I will not accept money for a review, and I won't write or post press releases or advertisements.

For publishers and writers-
I'm willing, even eager to review cook books and cooking paraphernalia, craft books and craft related items, and anything bead related. For other product and book reviews, it's time dependent and if it's not a good fit for one of my sites I'll post the review only on Amazon.com. Email me for my mailing address and to see if it's something I think my readers would be interested in.
Don't Eat the Paste is where I post craft book reviews, cookbook reviews and craft products and cooking products reviews. Very occasionally I'll consider music reviews for DETP, indie artists only. Don't Eat the Paste is primarily a craft blog and I do update fairly regularly.
Beadwork at BellaOnline.com is where I post beading and jewelry book reviews. Beadwork at BellaOnline is a content driven beading site that's part of BellaOnline. I've been the editor of the beading area for the last 5 years.
I will post occasional fantasy, mystery and music reviews at Shala Loves Making Things
All reviews also get posted to Amazon.com if there is a product page for the item/book.