WOYWW: Ask A Crafter {week 2}

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Hello friends! I really feel like I have a whole bunch of new friends this week with all of the awesome questions that were posted on my blog and my YouTube channel after the first “Ask a Crafter” video blog. We’ll get to the video in a minute but first, since it is What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday, here is a picture of my workdesk today.

DCF 1.0

Not much happening, I bought a french knitter last week with a 50% off joann coupon because I wanted to try making some beaded jewelry on it. I’ll let you know how it goes;) I think I’ll use the gold crochet thread and some champagne colored “E” beads for my first go, wish me luck! I still have the shimmer watercolors out that I used on yesterday’s faux stained glass cards too. Well it is time for the weekly video blog, I have to warn you, it is long because I answered EVERY question that you asked! I sure hope you find the info useful. Next week, I’ll be more brief…I’ll try anyway! Maybe you could pretend it’s a podcast and just listen while you fold laundry or something LOL!

What do you think, long huh? Well, I’ll keep the written part of this post short and you can check out other crafty desks and join in all of the WOYWW fun! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

28 Responses

  1. Wow! What a great way to start my Wednesday! Yes, I hung in for the whole video! Great tips as always and thanks so much for answering my questions.

    Ok, you asked for more so here goes… I’m a Certified Laughter Leader at a Yoga Studio. We’re having a kids camp in July where we’ll do laughter therapy, yoga and some craft project. The age group will be about 7-10 and both boys and girls are welcome.

    There are beautiful hardwood floors at the studio and no tables. With that in mind, can you recommend a craft project that we can prep and make easily without damaging the floors? πŸ™‚

    I know you have lots of experience playing with kids so I’m sure you’re the right person to ask!

    Btw, thank you for sharing your tips on happiness and gratitude. They are part of the ideas we teach in laughter classes to prevent hardening of the attitudes! I am grateful for you!

    Peace & blessings,
    Marie

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  2. I haven’t actually SEEN an episode of Eastenders (a soap) in about a year, but I “listen” while I craft every week πŸ™‚ So works for me ….

    Happy WOYWW!
    MA (2)

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  3. haven’t tried the video as it is long and I am off to gym but will return later.

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  4. love to see what you make with the french knitter

    Happy WOYWW, have a great week

    Candace #58

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  5. I will come back to you video after I have finished the blog hop. I am liking the colour you have in your water colours real pretty
    Happy WOYWW enjoy the rest of your week and I hope you get plenty of crafting time
    Ria #113

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  6. I hung in with the video and loved every minute of it! Great ideas and your cheery attitude really brightens my day. Rachael Ray better watch out, someone just might spot you and offer you your own daytime TV show, I know I would be your #1 fan! Besides we need more crafting on TV. Have a great day. ~Diane

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  7. Sadly I haven’t had time for the video yet, but hope to return to it later. I look forward to hearing about your experiments with the french knitting. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW! Caro x (#70)

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  8. Thank you again for sharing all of your tips. Yes, I am still here and I watched the whole thing (while crafting of course.)
    πŸ™‚
    Melissa T.

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  9. Ohh French Knitting…I forget the laast time I did that and hey….never made jewellery…it was prolly over 40 years ago! Liking the stained glass effect….

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  10. I’ll be coming back for the video. I listened to the first two questions and can tell you have a wealth of knowledge.

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  11. I have got to say this – I love bright and bubbly first thing in the morning – it’s just a wonderful start. Take care. Ann

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  12. French knitting, not seen that for many moons! Used to love it! Happy WOYWW!! Karen 132 x

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  13. Can you tell me where I can find shimmer and metallic watercolors and who they are by? Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

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  14. Hey Lindsey…of course I hung in for the whole thing.. I was sitting here getting used to my Copics…which brings me to my ?? I did a lot of reading on which paper to use that also wouldn’t break the bank. I ended up buying cover stock?? but it wasn’t the same brand I was looking for and it is feathering..ughh…soo I was on other side of town the other day and stopped at Archivers and spent $7.00 on a very small package of paper..let me explain about how that killed me!! And of course late last night I thought duhhh I wonder what you use. If anyone would know of a really good paper that is not ridiculously overpriced you would. I understand and have no problems buying good paper and paying for it…however…if there is an alternative I would love to hear it! Obviously I am looking for quality and I am tired of running in circles. If you don’t mind dropping me an email I would really appreciate it! At this point I am looking at GinaK she has one just can’t think of name. I lost your email or I would of just emailed you…yeh I am bright LOL

    thanks
    Jackie

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  15. You talked about blender pens but didn’t give the brand name of that black one. Could you tell us what it is please?

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  16. Great tips, thank you

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  17. Thank you for these videos! I am learning a lot from you! On craft fair displays… any ideas on ways to display greeting cards for sale? Do they have to be in bags? How can you get a lot of them out so people can see the variety? Thanks in advance for any ideas you can share!

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    • I’ll talk about this more in next weeks video but I recommend bags so they will not become shop warn. Shallow boxes and baskets are great for display beacuase people can flip though them eaisly and it does not cost a lot.

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  18. I love those paints. I bought 3 when they were on sale!
    wondering what a French knitter is? Is it a spoolknittter that makes Icord? The tension on those with wire is tricky.
    Robyn 98

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  19. Lindsay!!! I adore you! πŸ™‚ I love your bubbliness and enthusiastic attitude towards crafting! Truly an inspiration to me πŸ™‚ I need your frugal crafty smarts πŸ™‚ I am currently donating some hand folded boxes that i make to a non-profit organization that is very near and dear to my heart for families that have lost babies who never took a breath on this earth, in honor of my twin angel babies. Which I am so excited about. In the past I have made these boxes for sale and just purchased my patterned scrap-booking paper from local craft stores. I am coming to find out that the local stores run out quickly as i purchase the whole stack when they have it or when they have a sale. I am needing to make 200+ boxes a month and need 16 sheets of paper for each box… So I am looking at needing BULK patterned scrap-booking paper in the exact same dark blue pattern and am having a difficult time locating regular weight paper since the card-stock cracks when folded repeatedly. Any suggestions for me on where to look??? Thank you for your time and all that you do!

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  20. Hi Lindsay,
    Great video…interesting – I can only watch 4 minutes or so on my desktop computer…but can watch the entire 40 minutes on my I-Pad. Is there a trick to being able to watch past the end of the slide at 4 minutes??? I have tried clicking on the slide button and that just repeats what I have already watched.
    Bummer…..It is a technical question – LOL!

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    • I think if you are trying to watch the video when it is still processing that can happen but otherwise it should not, it is the first I have heard of this, maybe your ipad is newer and can handle the epicly long videos better? huuh.

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  21. Hello; I was wondering if you will have a video on Tea Bag Folding. Saying Step one you do this.

    Step 2 you do this

    Step 3 you do this.

    Thank You Ann Dale

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