HobbyLoco
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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
Inchies
Journals & Sketchbooks Blog
Junk Journals
Mailart: Artistamps
Mailart: Postcards
Needlework
  : 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..)
Scratchboard
Shrinky Dinks
Zines


Pastimes:

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


Misc:

Atlanta (Info and Links)
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 Project Gallery



Have You Seen? My Art Dolls



Holiday Fun Anyone?


Recent Updates:

Cross Stitch Blog - 25 JUN 17
Update on my stitching projects for the WIPocalypse stitch along. *Progress on Multi-Coloured Alphabet, Carousel Tiger and Dutch Sampler.

Journals and Sketchbooks Blog: Update - 19 JUN 17
Inchies made during the Inchie-A-thon. (Cross posted in gallery here: http://www.hobbyloco.com/gallery/posts/inchie-a-thon/)

Inchies - 08 JUN 17
Inchie-A-thon coming up June 15-22! See my inchie page for more info!

Cross Stitch Blog - 29 MAY 17
Update on my stitching projects for the WIPocalypse stitch along. *Progress on Dutch Sampler, Cow Sampler, and Berry Patch Rooster.

Cross Stitch Blog - 19 MAY 17
Update on my stitching projects for the Gifted Gorgeousness stitch along. *I finished stitching my "Too Much Honey" Pooh Sampler.

Gallery: Journals and Sketchbooks - 15 MAY 17
Posted a crazy collage made for the Tip-In Athon.

Sketchbook Tip Ins ALL Mediums Athon - 14 MAY 17
Participated in the art-a-thon at AtcsForAll.com

Cross Stitch Blog - 01 MAY 17
Update on my stitching projects for the WIPocalypse stitch along.

Gallery: Journals and Sketchbooks - 01 MAY 17
Added photos and info from my Junk Mail Journal to the gallery.










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