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 Button Art

Have You Seen?
My Crochet Patterns

Holiday Fun Anyone?

(puzzles and games)

Recent Updates:

Cross Stitch Blog - 31 OCT 20
Trick or Treat Blog Hop. *Featuring some "witchy stitchy" from over the years.

Cross Stitch Blog - 28 SEP 20
Update on my stitching projects for the "WIPocalypse" stitch along. *Progress on projects including "Berry Patch Rooster", "Pandemic Sampler", and "Women of the Mayflower".

Journals and Sketchbooks Blog - 14 SEP 20
More of my Composition Book art.

Journals and Sketchbooks Blog - 14 SEP 20
Stained Glass Butterfly art in colored pencils and ink.

Cross Stitch Blog - 30 AUG 20
Update on my stitching projects for the "WIPocalypse" stitch along. *Progress on projects including "Berry Patch Rooster", "Pandemic Sampler", and "Women of the Mayflower".

Altered Books - 17 AUG 20
Added several more photos about my altered book project, and updated links to more altered book sites

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