HobbyLoco Index

Welcome to my hobby site. I am definitely "hobby loco". I like to try new things and have decided to share my tips, tricks and information about my many hobbies. On this site you will find free patterns, and lots of how-to pages!

Hobby Categories:

Arts / Crafts:

Altered Books
ATCs (Artist Trading Cards)
    (my cards - separate site)
Art Dolls
Beading - (free patterns)
Button Crafts
Button Making - (pinback buttons)
Charms: Handmade
  : Bottlecaps
Chunky Books
Egg Decorating
Free Graphics
Journals & Sketchbooks Blog
Junk Journals
Mailart: Artistamps
Mailart: Postcards
  : Crazy Quilting
  : Crochet
  : Cross Stitch - (lots of free patterns)
  : Knitting
  : Latch Hook
  : Plush Stuff
  : Stitchery
Papermaking - make recycled paper Pocket Shrines - themed art works that
  fit in your pocket
Polymer Clay - (Sculpey, Fimo, etc..)
Shrinky Dinks


Contests / Giveaways
Pixel Paint by Number Logic Puzzles
  How-to info, sample & links to available
  nonogram, griddler, and tsunami
  puzzle books. (separate site)
Scale Model Building
  : Faller Carnival Ride Models
  : Faller Booths/Shows
  : IHC Carnival Ride Models


Atlanta (Info and Links)

My Other Sites:

My Hobby/Craft Blog
My Sketchbook & Journal Blog
My CafePress Shop
My Etsy Shop
    My handmade goodies for sale.
Happy Holidays Fun Site
    Family friendly site featuring holiday
    themed games and puzzles.

Swap Groups (Mail Art):

ATCsforALL.com - A swap group offering many types of ATC swaps as well as other types of trades. There is a feedback system in place to help protect you from unscrupulous swappers.

IUOMA - International Union of Mail-Artists. Don't join unless you are ready to send and receive lots of mailart! Themed groups to cover many interests.

Swap-Bot - Swap group for everything! Includes all types of swaps such as: ATCs, postcards, plushies, themed swaps of handmade and purchased items.

Postcrossing - Send and receive postcards from places around the world. Themed swaps in the forum.

Have You Seen? My Shrinky Dinks Art

Have You Seen? My Button Crafts

Halloween Fun Anyone?

Recent Updates:

Hallowe'en Blog Hop - 31 OCT 18
Showcase of Halloween stitching featuring owls for the Annual Hallowe'en Blog Hop.

Cross Stitch Blog - 17 OCT 18
Update on my stitching projects for the Gifted Gorgeousness stitch along. *Progress on "Mini Banner Fall" and "A Chirpy Sort of Place" projects.

Cross Stitch Blog - 30 SEP 18
Update on my stitching projects for the WIPocalypse stitch along. *Finished "Multi-Coloured Alphabet" and made progress on "Mini Banner Fall" by Debbie Mumm.

Journals and Sketchbooks Blog - 29 SEP 18
Doodle dog card featured.

Crazy Quilting - 29 AUG 18
New! Crazy Quilting page with information, links, and ideas about crazy quilting, as well as a photo or two.

Cross Stitch Blog - 15 AUG 18
Update on my stitching projects for the Gifted Gorgeousness stitch along. *Progress on "Hummingbird and Fuchsias" and "Gathering Honey" projects.

Free Cross Stitch Pattern - 12 AUG 18
New! "Old House" pattern with photo and instructions for ornament.

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