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
  : Crochet
  : Cross Stitch - (lots of free patterns)
  : Knitting
  : 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.

Art Forty-Two - A site dedicated to helping artists create, collaborate, and connect. Swaps include ATCs, Chunkies, Inchies, Art Dolls, Mail Art, Zines, etc... Individual and Collaborative projects.

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

1x1 Inchies - Art group with a focus on sharing ideas and techniques, QUALITY and ON-TIME swapping, and other ONE SQUARE INCH mixed media projects.

Inchies-onexone - Art group for any crafter who makes Inchies.

Have You Seen? My Doodles

Have You Seen? My Shrinky Dink Projects

Holiday Fun Anyone?

Recent Updates:

Rebuilding the Gallery (Again) - 01 Mar 16
Projects Gallery

New FREE Cross Stitch Pattern Added! - 29 Feb 16
Cross Stitch Patterns: My Monster

Halloween Ornament SAL - 29 Feb 16
My Monster Ornament

Christmas Ornament SAL - 28 Feb 16
Snow Sampler Stitching

Craft Blog: Update - 24 Feb 16
February WIPocalypse Stitching Update.

Another Prize Earned! - 24 Feb 16
$25 PayPal earned with SwagBucks!

Craft Blog: Update - 15 Feb 16
Gifted Gorgeousness SAL update.

Another Prize Earned! - 10 Feb 16
$25 PayPal earned with SwagBucks!

Another Prize Earned! - 29 Jan 16
$25 PayPal earned with SwagBucks!

Craft Blog: Update - 24 Jan 16
January WIPocalypse Stitching Update.

Craft Blog: Update - 15 Jan 16
Gifted Gorgeousness SAL update.

Another Prize Earned! - 08 Jan 16
$25 PayPal earned with SwagBucks!

Cross Stitch Page Update - 05 Jan 16
Updated Stitch-A-Long information.

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