Wednesday, June 29, 2011

new magazine issue

I've published a new magazine / booklet with Magcloud. The magazine is called "Stitcher's World". This issue is an introduction to tunisian crochet. It's available at Terri's Yarns and Crafts or by clicking on the button below. I hope you like it!

Tunisian Crochet

Stitcher's World Issue 1: Tunisian Crochet

Find out more on MagCloud

Finished Project

I've finished my project for the Westcott Brand Designer Display at Craft and Hobby Association in Chicago next month. Hope you like it!

It's a necklace with an interchangeable rose focal point. The roses not on the necklace are "docked" on an organizer that you can use for pencils, makeup brushes, or anything that fits. Of course, it's all done with Duck® Brand Duct Tape, Velcro fasteners, and Westcott Brand titanium non-stick tools. I added cardboard tubes, jewelry findings, a wooden nickel, satin rattail cord, and pieces of a cardboard box.

All of the products were great to work with. The duct tape sheet were fantastic for covering large areas. I also cut it into strips with the Westcott titanium trimmer. There was no residue left on the trimmer, scissors, or knife. Just a good clean cut. I used the trimmer for the corrugated cardboard. It took 2 passes through to complete the cut because of the thickness, but it was still easier than using scissors. Velcro is always great for holding things together.

I had a lot of fun working with the products. I have several more ideas floating around in my head for some other things to do. Watch for more later!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

My Rose Necklace

As promised, here's a picture of something made from The Duck Brand® Duct Tape, Velcro® Brand Fasteners, and Westcott Brand cutting tools. I made a rose. It's attached to a starburst backing with Velcro that hangs on a cord. I'm wearing it as a necklace in one photo. The second photo shows it against a white background.

I'm having fun working with the supplies. The Westcott Brand tools are great. The scissors are cutting the duct tape with no problem. I've use the cutter for the duct tape sheets. Again, no stickiness and a great result.

I have several ideas for the duct tape samples. I didn't know it came in zebra stripes and camouflage. Too cool!

Off to work some more! Hope you enjoy the pictures!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Creative and Charitable Designer Display at CHA

I'm taking part in the Creative and Charitable Designer Display sponsored by Westcott Brands. I'm going to use Westcott cutting tools, Duck Brand© Duct Tape, and Velcro® Brand Fasteners to make a piece to be auctioned off at the Craft and Hobby Association in Chicago in July. The proceeds will go to

My only problem is going to be deciding what I want to do! I'll be posting pictures here as I go.

What's Up?

I've got a lot going on this summer. I'm working on some new patterns. I have one for a knitted headband that is cute.

Have you ever thought of recycling those worn out blue jeans into bags and adding knitted accents? It's really rather fun! Knit flaps, patches, and straps. One pair of adult jeans yields at least 3 bags. Holes don't matter; just patch them.

Summer is also a time for crafting with the kids. Make sure you have plenty of paints, chalk, glue, glitter, and craft foam for projects.