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
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
  : 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.

Books I Have Published:

Pixel Paint by Number Logic Puzzles
6 Volumes available: Winter, Autumn, Summer and Spring, Mini Book 1 and my NEW Mini Book 2!

Have You Seen? My Doodles

Have You Seen? My Matchbook Shrines

How About Some Fun?

Recent Updates:

Amusement Park Ride Model Kit Auctions - 22 Aug 14
I update auction listings for ride kits 6 days a week!

Contest/Prize Win! - 11 Aug 14
Another $25.00 Earned with SwagBucks!

Blog: WIPocalypse Update - 11 Aug 14
Stitching updates!

Blog: Journals & Sketchbooks - 08 Jul 14
New Zine: July day by day / End of Summer Art-a-thon

Contest/Prize Win! - 22 Jul 14
Another $25.00 Earned with SwagBucks!

Blog: Journals & Sketchbooks - 14 Jul 14
Random Doodle

Blog: WIPocalypse Update - 12 Jul 14
Stitching updates!

Contest/Prize Win! - 09 Jul 14
Another $25.00 Earned with SwagBucks!

International Zine Month! - 03 Jul 14
Updated my zines page!

Beaded Inchies - 29 Jun 14
Photos of a few of my beaded inchies added to the inchies page!

Contest/Prize Win! - 23 Jun 14
Another $25.00 Earned with SwagBucks!

Art Dolls - 09 Jun 14
Updated art doll links, and NEW beaded art doll photo added!

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