Happy National Embroidery Month!


Since February is National Embroidery Month we’re taking a look at the well-known craft that’s remained popular for centuries. Embroidery starts when an outline is drawn on fabric and then stitched over with a back stitch. This will create a solid line in thread. Projects ranging from handbags to ornaments can include embroidery. Traditionally, embroidery […]

The National Needlework Association Trade Show


I’m at the TNNA trade show. Basically, it’s the place where your favorite yarn shops and needlework shops come to see what’s new and get yarn, canvasses and more. And it’s amazing! SO much to see and do. The Fashion Show on Friday night was amazing, and Saturday I got to walk the show floor […]

When Creativity Knocks FAVEulous Find of the Week: Flight of the Monarch Butterfly


The Fall season brings to my mind the migrating journey of the Monarch butterfly. Tiffany Windsor has created this lovely butterfly plant stake with some Aleene’s Super Thick Tacky Glue, brown grocery bags and a couple other things. The finished butterfly reminds me of the remarkable Monarch. ANA’S TIPS: Leave out the wooden skewer. Tape […]

Plastic Canvas Crafts


We have received a number of inquiries recently about plastic canvas patterns. For those of you who are not familiar with the medium, plastic canvas is a lightweight plastic with holes that is used for needlepoint or cross-stich. In our needlecraft category on FaveCrafts, we have an entire subcategory dedicated to plastic canvas that is […]

Product Review and Giveaway: DeElda Needlepoint Kits


DeElda Needlepoint Kits Checkerboard Creations WIN THE NEEDLEPOINT KIT! We are giving away the needlepoint kit for free. To review a review of this kit from one of our crafting experts and enter to win, visit the DeElda Giveaway Page. **Please visit the entry form page instead of commenting on the blog for this giveaway. […]

Crafternoon Tea


Last Saturday, I attended two classes in a series called Crafternoon Tea. My first class was embroidery and it was a huge success! I can do all the basic embroidery stitches now and can even do french knots. To do a french knot, you bring the needle up from the bottom with the floss knotted […]