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 Project Gallery

Have You Seen? My Button Crafts

Holiday Fun Anyone?

Recent Updates:

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.

Free Cross Stitch Pattern - 30 JUL 18
Updated spider pattern page to include photo and instructions for ornament.

Cross Stitch Blog - 30 JUL 18
Update on my stitching projects for the WIPocalypse stitch along. *Progress on "Multi-Coloured Alphabet", Castle Sampler by Teresa Wentzler, and other projects.

Journals and Sketchbooks Blog - 21 JUL 18
Update on the July Challenge Art-a-thon showing some of my ATC art: paper pieced mosaic watermelon, sun drawing and pink kitty collage .

Cross Stitch Blog - 15 JUL 18
Update on my stitching projects for the Gifted Gorgeousness stitch along. *Progress on "Autumn Sampler" and "American Sampler" by Sandy Orton, and my Butterfly Pillowcases.

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