Egg Crafting ~Made with Love~

What came first..

The chicken or The Egg…

Ok, does it really matter in the end? This is not about evolution it is about creating unique gifts from things available in every store.

Egg crafting for all ages..

Hand painted chicken egg ornaments ~Doodle Eggs~

 See all the colorful hand painted eggs created by Beadz Plus More….{Click Here}

If you would like to learn more about the art of decorating eggs check out these resources below.
One thing to mention is, you can easily create wonderful egg gifts very cheaply. Do learn about blowing,cleaning,and sealing before
you consider selling your handmade works.

Creativity Tip:
Beginners- blowing the egg yourself is very easy, but you need to make the whole large enough at each end to get the egg completely out.
You will also feel the pressure on your throat if you do a lot of blowing in one sitting. I know I did, and it can hurt a bit.
Also make sure you completely rinse and air dry before moving forward with your designs. The resources below will help you get started and
have many step by step lessons. Enjoy your new crafting experience!!

Creativity Tip:
For creative and decorative embellishments you can use, crystals,beads,ribbon, ect..
You can find wholesale craft supplies in our World of Products ~Wholesaler’s Print Workbook~
International Egg Art Guild
http://www.eggartguild.org/

Egg Art And Egg Art Lessons
http://www.hobbit-hollow.com/

EggSamples ~International Egg Art~
http://www.eggsamples.org/

Egg Art Lessons and Instructions
http://www.eggcrazy.com/egglessons.html

We Sell Eggshells
http://www.hometown.aol.com/redhengirl/myhomepage/business.html/?source=EggCrazy.com

Learn Pysanky ~Ukrainian Egg Designs~
http://www.learnpysanky.com/designs.html

Build a Decorative Egg Holder
http://www.learnpysanky.com/designs.html

Egg Art Suppliers~Free Egg Art Instructions~
http://www.quicksitemaker.com/members/eggartsupplies/

Egg Art Groups

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EggArtBazaar/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eggart/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Eggs-Pysanky/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Eggshellcarvers/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eggart2/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pysanky-beginners/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EggTemperaPainting/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eggcitment/

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Charities and Special Interest Links

Helping Others

Afghans for Afghans
http://www.afghansforAfghans.org

Binky Patrol
http://www.binkypatrol.org
All volunteer, national, non-profit organization making and distributing homemade blankets to children (age 0-18) born HIV+, drug-addicted, infected with AIDS or other chronic & terminal illnesses, those who are abused, in foster care or experiencing trauma of any kind.

Caps for Kids
http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/caps.html
Providing needy children with cozy hats to keep them warm is what Caps for Kids is all about. Nearly one million caps, along with other children’s accessories, have been knitted and crocheted by volunteers since the program began. The hats are given to non-profit, non denominational agencies in the communities of the donors.

Care Ware
http://www.hood.edu/carewear/
Care Wear is a nationwide group of volunteers who knit, crochet, and/or sew, providing handmade baby items to hospitals. All Care Wear items are given free to infants, children and their parents.

ChemoCaps
http://www.chemocaps.com
A wonderful organization that encourages knitters and crocheters to knit and crochet caps for folks who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy treatments. If you need a pattern, we have created a Knit Chemo Cap and Crochet Chemo Cap pattern for your convenience.

Project Linus
http://www.projectlinus.org
With over 300 chapters in the United States, our organization supplies blankets to children in need who is seriously ill or traumatized in some way — in other words “children in need of a big hug.”

Stitch to Win Against Breast Cancer
http://www.tnna.org/take_part.php
http://www.winabc.org
In celebration of TNNA’s 30th anniversary, the organization is partnering with WIN Against Breast Cancer in an effort to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and education.

Warm Up America
http://www.warmupamerica.org/home.html
Volunteers donate their time to crochet and knit a 7″ X 9″ rectangle (or more) to be joined into full-size afghans. Over 120,000 of these afghans have been donated to victims of natural disasters, battered women’s shelters, the homeless, and others less fortunate than ourselves.

YouTube ~Learning Crochet Stitches & More

Learing how to crochet has never been easier thanks to awesome crafter’s and their short clip video’s.

I myself am self taught and wish I would have had these video’s to help me get started. I have been crocheting for
a few years. Never having been able to read a pattern, I thought I was doing the stitches the right way. YouTube ~how to~ video’s
have proven me quite wrong. It does go to show you anyone can create beautiful hand made gifts without any experience. But now I
know the right way and will start taking steps to incorperate a few correct stitches into my designs.

Enjoy the video’s listed below. They should get you in the mood to create more ~OR~ learn the wonderful craft of crocheting…

Crochet Single Crochet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNYAyk3eD-0

Crochet Double Crochet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gQMTXrIP40&feature=related

Crochet Half Double Crochet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL4YCmIrCgw&feature=related

Crochet Triple Crochet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRzWtBaOkHg&feature=related

Crochet Multiple- Defining the Meaning
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGSSGCSDbU8&feature=user

Crochet Cluster Stitch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzW77bU6pm8&feature=user


Crochet Seed Stitch Flower Granny – Part1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9ou-h0D69Q&feature=user

Crochet Seed Stitch Flower Granny – Part2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX7Dvx_Wsjo&feature=user

Crochet Seed Stitch Flower Granny – Part3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaNmCIF4yXE&feature=related

Crochet BasketWeave Crochet Stitch – Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQKj7W0qCXI&feature=related
Crochet BasketWeave Crochet – Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zVFUTkx5Ic&feature=related
How to Crochet Beanies : Adding Stitches to a Spiral Crochet: Crocheting Beanies
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmsr_oLRWg8

How to Crochet Beanies : How to Double Crochet in a Spiral: Crocheting Beanies
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBz6p5KiaKM&NR=1

How to Crochet Beanies : What Size to Make your Beanie Hat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4C6LiPku98

Crochet-How to Crochet a Circle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eayNzAgZMUY

How to Crochet a Doll
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUckdWKw-OM

Crochet-How to Crochet a Flower
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfaX4nYA45U

Crochet Shamrock
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2vpUQzQAb8

 Crochet Christmas Wreath
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T377MFHXufU

Crochet Triangle-Star
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ubRL7O2uY4&feature=user

Seed Stitch Basic Crochet Pattern Stitch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlELlSlg6Vo&feature=user

Crochet Star Stitch – Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kCYCe_MYN8

Crochet Star Stitch – Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIIMK39jSO8&feature=related
Crochet with “plarn”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVIBR5uDlxg
Plastic Bag Crochet Project
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhGvS9yicnY&feature=related

Cutting Plastic Bags
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4gJSR4RtDw&feature=related
Joining Plastic Bag Loops for Knitting or Crochet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSRuw4-Pz_I&feature=related

 

 

Baking Made Into a Business

This year I am going to learn how to bake specialty cupcakes.
I am not sure this will be a business plan for the future, but it will be my newest crafting adventure.

Do you like to bake? If so, why not consider designing edible creations for profit.  I have been searching for

months and keeping track of the many specialty stores that offer baking products for starting a business. I will

be adding the resources little by little this month.  Valentines day is coming quickly, so why not give yourself a new

craft to work with. Try something different and see how it goes. Baking is a great way of earning a few extra bucks!

If you love to bake, this might be a venue for sales you will want to learn more about.

First tip for the New Year:

Peggy’s Baking Corner

http://whatscookingamerica.net/PegW/PeggyBakingCorner.htm

Enjoy, and keep coming back for more resources..

Happy New Years!

Shop Savanna Blue ~Flip Track Album~

http://www.fliptrack.com/watch/Nb0mShNRNs

US ~Holidays~ 2008

January-1
 New Year’s Day
 
January-4
 Trivia Day
 
January-5
 Twelfth Night
 
January-6
 Epiphany
 
January-8
 Jackson Day
 
January-8
 The King’s Birthday (ELVIS)
 
January-9
 Balloon Ascension Day
 
January-12
 National Pharmacist Day
 
January-12
 Stephen Foster Memorial Day
 
January-14
 Ratification Day
 
January-16
 Prohibition Remembrance Day
 
January-16
 Religious Freedom Day
 
January-18
 Maintenance Day
 
January-20
 Inauguration Day
 
January-21
 Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)
 
January-27
 National Activity Professionals Day
 
February-2
 Groundhog Day
 
February-2
 National Change your Windshield Wipers Day
 
February-3
 Patient Recognition Day
 
February-5
 Carnival / Mardi Gras
 
February-7
 National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
 
February-8
 Boy Scout Day
 
February-12
 Lincoln’s Birthday
 
February-14
 St. Valentine’s Day
 
February-17
 National Public Science Day
 
February-17
 Random Acts of Kindness Day
 
February-18
 President’s Day
 
February-22
 George Washington’s Birthday
 
March-1
 National Pig Day
 
March-2
 Texas Independence Day (Texas)
 
March-3
 Casimir Pulaski Day
 
March-3
 National Anthem Day
 
March-4
 Town Meeting Day (Vermont)
 
March-6
 Alamo Day
 
March-7
 Peace Corps Day
 
March-10
 Harriet Tubman Day
 
March-12
 Employee Day
 
March-12
 Girl Scout Day
 
March-14
 Pi Day
 
March-16
 Black Press Day
 
March-16
 Freedom of Information Day
 
March-16
 Liberty Day
 
March-17
 Camp Fire Boys & Girls Founders Day
 
March-17
 Evacuation Day (Boston only)
 
March-17
 St. Patrick’s Day
 
March-21
 Good Friday
 
March-22
 North American Wildlife Celebration
 
March-23
 Easter Sunday
 
March-25
 Maryland Day
 
March-26
 Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana`ole Day (Hawaii)
 
March-27
 Skyscraper Day
 
March-30
 Doctor’s Day
 
March-31
 Cesar Chavez Day (California)
 
March-31
 Opening Day (Cincinnati)
 
March-31
 Seward Day
 
April-1
 April Fool’s Day
 
April-6
 National Tartan Day
 
April-13
 Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday
 
April-15
 Income Tax Day (also Accountant’s Day)
 
April-15
 Rubber Eraser Day
 
April-16
 Emancipation Day (DC)
 
April-16
 Librarian Day (School)
 
April-18
 Paul Revere Day
 
April-21
 John Muir Day
 
April-21
 San Jacinto Day (Texas)
 
April-22
 Earth Day
 
April-22
 Oklahoma Day
 
April-26
 Confederate Memorial Day
 
May-1
 Law Day
 
May-1
 Lei Day
 
May-1
 Loyalty Day
 
May-1
 May Day
 
May-1
 National Day of Prayer
 
May-1
 Save the Rhino Day
 
May-2
 Brothers and Sisters Day
 
May-3
 National Scrapbook Day
 
May-5
 Cinco de Mayo
 
May-6
 National Nurses Day
 
May-8
 V-E Day
 
May-10
 National Receptionist Day
 
May-11
 Mother’s Day
 
May-15
 Peace Officer Memorial Day
 
May-18
 Armed Forces Day
 
May-19
 Malcolm X Day
 
May-21
 National Waiter/Waitress Day
 
May-22
 National Maritime Day
 
May-25
 National Missing Children’s Day
 
May-25
 National Tap Dance Day
 
May-26
 Memorial Day
 
June-6
 Child Health Day
 
June-6
 D-Day
 
June-7
 Boone Day
 
June-8
 Best Friend’s Day
 
June-11
 King Kamehameha Day (Hawaii)
 
June-14
 Flag Day
 
June-15
 Father’s Day
 
June-17
 Bunker Hill Day
 
June-19
 Emancipation Day (Texas)
 
June-19
 Juneteenth (Milwaukee, Wisconsin & Texas)
 
June-28
 World War 1 Day
 
July-2
 Salvation Army Founders Day
 
July-4
 Independence Day
 
July-20
 Moon Day
 
July-22
 Pi Approximation Day (not to be confused with Pi Day, Mar 14)
 
July-23
 National Hot Dog Day
 
July-24
 Pioneer Day (Utah)
 
July-27
 Cross Atlantic Communication Day
 
July-30
 Father-in-Law Day
 
July-31
 La Hae Hawai`i (Flag Day in Hawaii)
 
August-4
 Coast Guard Day
 
August-5
 Sister`s Day
 
August-6
 Atomic Bomb Day
 
August-9
 Smokey Bear`s Birthday (Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires)
 
August-14
 V.J. Day
 
August-16
 Bennington Battle Day (Vermont)
 
August-16
 King’s Death (Elvis)
 
August-19
 National Aviation Day
 
August-20
 National Homeless Animals Day
 
August-26
 Women’s Equality Day
 
August-27
 Petroleum Day (Texas)
 
September-1
 Labor Day
 
September-11
 Patriot Day
 
September-16
 Mayflower Day
 
September-16
 Stepfamily Day
 
September-17
 Citizenship Day
 
September-17
 National Stepfamily Day
 
September-19
 Talk Like a Pirate Day
 
September-22
 American Business Women’s Day
 
September-25
 National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims
 
September-26
 Native American Day (California)
 
October-6
 National German-American Day
 
October-6
 Physician Assistant Day
 
October-9
 Leif Erikson Day
 
October-11
 National Coming Out Day
 
October-13
 Columbus Day
 
October-14
 Peace Corps Birthday
 
October-15
 Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day
 
October-16
 Boss Day
 
October-16
 Dictionary Day
 
October-16
 Ether Day
 
October-16
 National Feral Cat Day
 
October-17
 Black Poetry Day
 
October-18
 Alaska Day
 
October-23
 National Mole Day (Avogadro’s number)
 
October-24
 United Nations Day
 
October-27
 Navy Day
 
October-31
 Hallowe’en
 
October-31
 National Magic Day (for Houdini)
 
October-31
 Nevada Day
 
October-31
 Reformation Day
 
November-1
 All Saints` Day
 
November-2
 All Souls` Day
 
November-3
 Sandwich Day
 
November-10
 Marine Corps Birthday
 
November-11
 Veterans Day
 
November-15
 America Recycles Day
 
November-18
 Mickey Mouse’s Birthday
 
November-19
 US Marine Corps Day
 
November-20
 Children’s Day
 
November-22
 John F. Kennedy’s Assassination
 
November-22
 National Stop the Violence Day
 
November-27
 Thanksgiving Day
 
December-5
 Day of the Ninja
 
December-7
 Pearl Harbor Day
 
December-10
 Human Rights Day
 
December-10
 Nobel Prize Day
 
December-12
 Poinsettia Day
 
December-15
 Bill of Rights Day
 
December-16
 Boston Tea Party
 
December-20
 Louisiana Purchase Day
 
December-21 to December-29
 Chanukkah
 
December-21
 Forefather’s Day
 
December-23
 Festivus
 
December-25
 Christmas Day
 
December-26 to December-31
 Kwanzaa
 
December-31
 New Year’s Eve
 

Visit YouTube ~Informational Crafting Video’s~

Here are some fun crafty tid bit video’s I found interesting.

Youtube is a lot of fun, but can be very informational also in buidling a craft business..

Have some extra time to play, what some of these listed below..

http://powertexusa.crafterscafe.com/worksheets.html

Tips for Painting on Fabric: Arts and Crafts Painting
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Mlh05l8TCC8

Quilling Project: Crafts Beautiful August 2007
http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZZCJHnhGMBw

An Introduction to Quilling
http://youtube.com/watch?v=uQ9DOF7zdGg&feature=related

Quilling flowers
http://youtube.com/watch?v=boMSzkYdGV4&feature=related

Quilling: ARTE DE CRIAR FIGURAS ENROLANDO TIRAS DE Papel
http://youtube.com/watch?v=uuzNqmkfkG4&feature=related

Quilling
http://youtube.com/watch?v=HRn7SRAaUF0&feature=related

How to create a virtual crafts show
http://youtube.com/watch?v=PTvxuXDhbBs&feature=related

Success in Your Crafts Business
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Zp03O5jGOeQ&feature=related

How to build a town from paper
http://youtube.com/watch?v=WABnDTLp7Z4&feature=related

paper cutting demo
http://youtube.com/watch?v=1kVlB8tz85I&feature=related

AC257 Paper Cutting In English
http://youtube.com/watch?v=h_6JLZ8qZ2g&feature=related

Paper Cutting Project
http://youtube.com/watch?v=svVwFTHiMZU&feature=related

How to make a paper snowflake
http://youtube.com/watch?v=nM0dwtK1U2g&feature=related

http://youtube.com/watch?v=nM0dwtK1U2g&feature=related
http://youtube.com/watch?v=AbzUE8njdh8&feature=related

Make A Cool 3D Paper Snowflake
http://youtube.com/watch?v=ausJdGcgs0k&feature=related

 snowflakes
http://youtube.com/watch?v=chODoN65_Yg&feature=related

32 – Chrismon Snowflake Ornaments
http://youtube.com/watch?v=Y9yYGOpmE9c&feature=related

Cake Decorating Results:

http://youtube.com/results?search_query=cake+decorating

Cupcake Decorating Results:

http://youtube.com/results?search_query=cupcake+decorating

Fondant Results:

http://youtube.com/results?search_query=make+fondant+

http://youtube.com/results?search_query=Using%20Fondant&search=Search&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&spell=1

http://youtube.com/results?search_query=+Fondant&search=Search

Etsy Labs ~YouTube Video~ Screen Printing
http://www.etsy.com/storque/section/howTos/article/etsy-how-to-screenprinting-and-you/958/