Top 10 Easy & Colorful Gift Ideas–#1 Beautifully Tied Book

December 25, 2011

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Sometimes there isn’t enough time to finish crafting a gift. When  you’ve reached a deadline for producing a gift, an easy thing to do is buy a book that your friend or loved one will treasure and tie it to create a beautiful wrap. You can take some shimmery ribbons, fabric strips, string or yarn...

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Top 10 Easy & Colorful Gift Ideas– #2 & #3, Pins & Necklaces

December 24, 2011

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Beautiful and easy to  make. Gift ideas #2 and #3 are locker hooked and stitched pins and necklaces. Choose the smallest beautiful strips of fabric you have. Silk and satin in luminous colors are perfect for these small designs. Below are some samples that I may have shared before. They are all featured in the...

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Top 10 Easy & Colorful Gift Ideas–#4 Napkin Rings

December 21, 2011

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I love setting the table for a dinner party and getting creative. If you’re having a casual dinner party, why not make it whimsical or fun with different colors schemes and dinnerware for each place setting? Along these lines, locker hooking napkin rings in different colors and designs is a great way to introduce this...

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Top 10 Easy & Colorful Gift Ideas–#5 Ornaments

December 19, 2011

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Top 10 Easy & Color Gift Ideas--#5: Hand crafted ornaments locker hooked with yarn, wool or silk fabric strips make great gifts.

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Top 10 Easy & Colorful Gift Ideas–#7 & #6: Bracelets & Rings

December 18, 2011

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Locker hook easy and colorful gifts: bangle bracelets and Fiber Gems rings using recycled silks strips to create vibrant and fibrous designs.

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Top 10 Easy & Colorful Holiday Gift Ideas–#8 Beautiful Trivets

December 14, 2011

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Locker hook beautiful trivets with ceramic tile centers. These are hooked on 5-mesh with imported ceramic tiles.

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Top 10 Easy & Colorful Holiday Gift Ideas–#9 Garden Preserves Basket

December 13, 2011

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This charming gift idea is from the Locking Loops book. It’s a basket to hold a home-made jar of preserves, anything you’ve canned, or a special item you’ve bought. If you’re like me, you’ve probably been too busy this year for canning, but you can buy some at a local farmer’s market or grocery store....

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Top 10 Easy & Colorful Holiday Gift Ideas — #10

December 09, 2011

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This holiday season I think we’re all more cost-conscious consumers. When giving gifts, the prevailing trend is to be frugal rather than spendy. Something hand crafted is also extra special. In line with this idea, I have decided to make most of my gifts. But I realize they need to be easy to make and...

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Drumroll Please…Presenting The Holiday Giveaway Winner

November 25, 2011

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Somehow doing this giveaway right after Thanksgiving day seems so appropriate. The drawing has just been completed with comments and entries pulled together from Facebook and the Color Crazy blog. The winner is Debbie Klinger! Congrats Debbie! Contact Color Crazy at info@colorcrazy.com and let us know where you would like this shipped. I do hope...

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Holiday Giveaway Over $120 Worth–Crafting this Season?

November 09, 2011

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Holiday giveaway drawing worth over $120 in craft supplies for locker hooking, needle crafts, and/or mixed media including autographed copy of "Locking Loops" from Colorcrazy.com.

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Fall Quilt Market & Festival–Beautiful Fabrics, Designs

November 07, 2011

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I just got back from the International Fall Quilt Market and Festival in Houston, Texas. Wow! What a dose of color, texture and beautiful designs. I hardly know where to begin. I was there to promote my new Locking Loops book. I was so inspired by the beautiful fabrics, quilt designs, notions and unique finds. Some of...

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Garden Inspired: Hooked & Stitched in Fall Colors

October 18, 2011

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To find inspiration you just need to look at a garden in the fall. You’ll find flowering vines and seasonal goodies like pumpkins. And the colors of the season can be so inspirational. Here are a few of my latest designs–locker hooked and stitched. The pumpkins and gourds were crafted with my new “ruched frames”...

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