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Welcome to the AllCrafts Update, the email newsletter of, the Free Crafts Network. News

We announced our 5th year celebration last newsletter and it's still going strong! We're holding a Celebration Sweepstakes, with a new prize each month. Current subscribers to this newsletter are automatically entered, but if you'd like to update your info, use the entry form.

Win this book package from in your choice of instant download or printed copies:

A Beginner's Guide to Quilting
Unlock the Secrets of creating a beautiful quilt using this simple 9 step system.

Rag Quilt in a Weekend!
Make this fast, fun and funky quilt in one short weekend, whether you are new to quilting or have been quilting for years.

Quilt Mail Greetings
Send fabric greetings to your family and friends through the mail.

Quilt Mail Greetings for Valentine's Day
In just 7 easy steps and using fabric scraps from your stash or brand new fabric from the quilt shop, their Valentine's Day will be one to remember.

March Celebration Sweepstakes
Beginning March 1, enter to win a $200 gift certificate from On their web site you can choose unpainted or painted wooden letters and shapes in dozens of sizes, over 1,700 different fonts, and numerous thickness options.  These letters can be integrated into your favorite craft projects. They are also great for every wall of the home including kid's rooms, nurseries, family rooms, living rooms, and kitchens. 
In addition to wood letters they offer a full selection of vinyl lettering and craft boards.  See their idea gallery for phrases and pictures.  Also offered are kids puzzles, mirror wall letters, and much more. truly allows you to customize your home or craft project. - Buy and Sell Crafts Online

I just had a great time browsing this online arts and crafts market. They have thousands of crafts for sale in dozens of categories.  I was impressed with the quality and quantity of listings. The categories are interesting:

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For crafters and artisans, the e-commerce tools at are comprehensive. If you do not have a website, you can build one there without knowing web design. In every membership level, except the most basic, a free domain name is included. If you have a website, you can still take advantage of the traffic at, by listing your website and your products.

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Arts & Crafts Coupons

A Cherry On Top
40% off the regular price of any one item with $20+ order.
Discount Coupon Code: february5879    Exp. 2/28/06

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Nature's Art Box Nature's Art Box: From t-shirts to twig baskets, 65 cool projects for crafty kids to make with natural materials you can find anywhere.
by Laura C. Martin

Here in the Northeast US, we're still gripped by the icy fingers of winter. Hopefully, spring will come soon. Meanwhile, I'll while away the gray days with Nature's Art Box, a sturdy and well-written hardcover book with 65 nature crafts projects for kids. This book is appropriate for parents, teachers, home-schoolers and group leaders. It's a nature crafts course for educators in a cosy, attractive book. The book is divided into several sections based on different types of natural materials:

  • Vines, Twigs, Cones, and Moss
  • Gourds, Pods, Husks, and Seeds
  • Clay Stones, Sand, and Shells
  • Paints, Inks, and Dyes
  • Flowers and Leaves
  • Stamps, Stencils, Molds and Seals

The introduction and appendix are full of helpful information on gathering materials and other crafts supplies to create the projects. The projects vary in complexity - some are very simple, and others require adult supervision. Safety tips and instructions are plentiful.

Here's a sampling of the 65+ projects included:

  • Bark and Moss House
  • Angel Ornament
  • Okra Pod Canoe and People
  • Sand Painting
  • Shell Buttons
  • Homemade Natural Paint
  • Fern Print
  • Dried-Flower Fairy
  • Leaf Rubbing Gift Wrap

Right next to this book on a shelf, I picked up a nature crafts book that was lovely to look at, with elegant design and great photography. But the projects were scanty and simplistic. This book is the antidote - it is full of information, projects and ideas. You will turn to it year after year, season after season. Highly recommended.

Nature's Art Box: From t-shirts to twig baskets, 65 cool projects for crafty kids to make with natural materials you can find anywhere.


New Projects in Dollmaking

Dollmaking is all-new! Here's some of the free projects added:

Cloth Dolls Doll Theme Craft Party
Mother Nature Doll
Recycling Jeans into Dolls
Bluebell Doll
Joints for Cloth Dolls
Sock Dolls
Cupid Doll
Dolly Hugs
Doll Wigging
Enlarging Doll Patterns
Freya Doll
Make a Wish Tree Top Doll
Wizard of Oz Dolls
Tea Bag Doll
Peaches Ballerina Doll
Poseable Guardian Angel
Country Critters
Annie Doll Pin
Patriot Bear with Bunny
Dishtowel Angel
Doll Pincushion
Mermaid Doll
Prim Polly Doll
Santa Claus and Angel Dolls
Country Angel Doll
Fancy Nancy Doll
Elf Doll
Porcelain Dolls, China Dolls
China Paint tips
Making your own porcelain dolls
Reborn Dolls
Step by Step Reborns
Reborn Tutorial
Basic Reborning Instructions
Reborn Instruction Manual
Barbie Dolls
Rerooting Barbie doll hair
Fashion Doll Furniture
Remove 'Green Ear' from Vintage Barbies
Barbie Dolls - Crochet
Mr. Fashion Doll Pants - crochet
Red, Hot, and Blue 4th July Party Dress
Crocheted Doll Sweater
Babydoll Nightie
Kelly Doll Dress & Purse
Kelly American Sprit Dress
Fashion Doll Ballet Costume
Kelly Doll Pantsuit
Fashion Doll Bride & Bridesmaid Dresses
Gown and Hat Pattern
Barbie Petal Poncho
Barbie Formal Dress
Barbie Dolls - Knitting
Barbie's Rainbow Ball Gown

Barbie's Ragg Hiking Socks
Knit Bow-Trimmed Barbie Sundress
Prairie Skirt for Barbie
Barbie's Poodle Skirt
Marilyn Monroe Dress
Barbie Valentine Dress
American Girl - 18-19" dolls
Knit Western Outfit
Drop-Waist American Girl Doll Dress
Strip Doll Quilt
Crochet Doll Hood
American Girl Doll Bedding
19" Doll Cardigan
Crochet Thread Snood
Miscellaneous Doll Patterns
Victorian Lace Doll
Ribbon Garden Fairy
Funky Doll Jacket
Timber Shelf Dolls
Ribbon Lady
Corn Husk Doll
Lady Bug Doll Pin
Making Apple Head Dolls
Pumpkin Patch Teddy
Felt Wee Folk
Mimi's Handbook for Dollmakers
Tiny Hearts Sweater - knitting
Bear in Bunny Clothes
Doll Grocery Bag Recycler
Flower Pot Fairy Princess
Crochet Mrs. Claus Pattern
Crochet Nun Doll
God Bless America Angel
Gingerbread Boy
Crochet Victorian Doll
Party Dress - 8" doll
Doll Wristwatch
Teddy Bear - 5 1/2"
Yankee Doodle Bear
Wrapped Dolls
Japanese Rain Doll
'Misbehaving' Dolls
Tomato Cage Doll
How To Wire a Dollhouse
Printable Dollhouse Items
Miniature Crochet Patterns
Miniature Knitting Patterns
Dollhouse Decorating Tips
Dollhouse Assembly Tips
Art & Collectible Dolls
AADA Gallery of Art Dolls
Collectible Doll Reference
Homemade Face Molds
Waxed Paper Bag Art Dolls
Basic Polymer Clay DollMaking (pdf) Crossword Puzzle

Crafts Crossword Puzzle
Fabrics Crossword
Do you know your types of fabric? Try our crafts crossword puzzle.


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