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.

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

Have You Seen? My Postcards

Have You Seen? My Art Dolls

Halloween Fun Anyone?

Recent Updates:

New Postcards Added! - 07 OCT 16
Zombie postcard added.

Ongoing Updates! - 22 SEP 16
I have been updating old links and adding new project photos throughout the site.

Ongoing Gallery Updates! - 08 SEP 16
Added more project photos and info!

New Art Doll Added! - 08 SEP 16
New assemblage art doll photo and info!

Ongoing Gallery Updates! - 31 AUG 16
Added more art doll and inchies photos!

Composition Book Doodles - 25 AUG 16
I have been filling up my composition notebook with doodles and blurbs on a regular basis.

Craft Blog: Update - 22 AUG 16
Olympics SAL (stitch along) and August WIPocalypse Stitching Update.

Craft Blog: Update - 15 AUG 16
Olympics SAL (stitch along) and August Gifted Gorgeousness Update.

Craft Blog: Update - 08 AUG 16
Summertime Stitching Party.

ICAD Challenge Finale - 31 JUL 16
I completed the 2016 ICAD (Index card a day) Challenge, which ran from June 1 to July 31!!

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