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Crafty Audiobook Review: Silence of the Lamb's Wool: A Yarn Retreat Mystery, Book 2

Crafty Audiobook Review: Silence of the Lamb’s Wool: A Yarn Retreat Mystery, Book 2

It’s audiobook review o’clock, and this week we’re diving into Betty Hechtman’s Silence of the Lamb’s Wool: A Yarn Retreat Mystery, Book 2. Read more

Crafty Audiobook Review: Framed in Lace: A Needlecraft Mystery, Book 2: Return to Monica Ferris' A Needlecraft Mystery cozy mystery series with an audiobook review of Framed in Lace: A Needlecraft Mystery, Book 2!

Crafty Audiobook Review: Framed in Lace: A Needlecraft Mystery, Book 2

Return to Monica Ferris’ A Needlecraft Mystery cozy mystery series with an audiobook review of Framed in Lace: A Needlecraft Mystery, Book 2! Read more

Crafty Audiobook Review: Crewel World: A Needlecraft Mystery, Book 1

Crafty Audiobook Review: Crewel World: A Needlecraft Mystery, Book 1

Need a go-to crafty audiobook series for when you have a REALLY big craft project ahead of you? With 19 books (and counting), and all… Read more

Crafty Audiobook Review: Needled to Death: A Knitting Mystery, Book 2 | Red-Handled Scissors

Crafty Audiobook Review: Needled to Death: A Knitting Mystery, Book 2

Lately, it seems like a bunch of new crafting-related cozies are popping up in Audible, filling out some holes in series that were previously pretty… Read more

Crafty Audiobook Review: Yarn to Go: A Yarn Retreat Mystery, Book 1 | Red-Handled Scissors

Crafty Audiobook Review: Yarn to Go: A Yarn Retreat Mystery, Book 1

I listen to a LOT of audiobooks while I’m crafting. Like, a lot a lot, since I work from home and I’m a professional maker.… Read more

Ode to Thread Heaven: Savior of My Hands and My Sanity | Red-Handled Scissors

Ode to Thread Heaven: Savior of My Hands and My Sanity

Thread Heaven: A magical thread and embroidery floss conditioner that is solely responsible for saving both my hands and my sanity. (With a how-to video!) Read more

5 Simple Drawing Tools for Quick Cartoon Sketches | Red-Handled Scissors

5 Simple Drawing Tools for Quick Cartoon Sketches

Over the past couple of weeks, my Tiny Cranky Haley series has gotten a rather surprising amount of attention and encouragement from fellow crafters on… Read more

Review: Foldio Portable Mini Photo Studio | Red-Handled Scissors

Review: Foldio Portable Mini Photo Studio

As a professional craft blogger, good photographs are one of the most important elements of my job. And, while I didn’t begin blogging with the… Read more

Knitting Pattern Review: Color Affection Shawl | Red-Handled Scissors

Knitting Pattern Review: Color Affection Shawl

You know that moment when you’re walking around your LYS, minding your own business, and suddenly you spot the perfect yarn? It’s magical yarn that… Read more

Review: AccuQuilt English Paper Piecing Hexagon Dies | Red-Handled Scissors

Review: AccuQuilt English Paper Piecing Hexagon Dies

Fact: AccuQuilt’s new English Paper Piecing Hexagon Dies are currently my favorite tools in the craft studio. I mean, cutting perfectly matched fabric pieces AND… Read more

Review: AccuQuilt GO! Baby Fabric Cutter | Red-Handled Scissors

Review: AccuQuilt GO! Baby Fabric Cutter

You could say that I reviewed the AccuQuilt GO! Baby Fabric Cutter on Craft Test Dummies, but that wouldn’t be quite accurate. I like to… Read more

Knitting Necessities: Cast On, Bind Off Book Review | Red-Handled Scissors

Knitting Necessities: Cast On, Bind Off Book Review

When I first started knitting, I made an embarrassingly large number of hats (and mittens and cowls) that I couldn’t even wear when they were… Read more

Review: Easy-Macro iPhone Macro Lens | Red-Handled Scissors

Review: Easy-Macro iPhone Macro Lens

I’ve been eyeing macro lens options for my iPhone for a while (because, details!), but those fancy Dalek-looking lenses always seemed incredibly clunky and impractical.… Read more

Review: Clover Weaving Sticks | Red-Handled Scissors

Review: Clover Weaving Sticks

Fiber crafter pals: If you’ve been following along on Instagram and Twitter, wondering what in the world I was doing all of those sticks and… Read more

Review: Crochet One-Skein Wonders | Red-Handled Scissors

Review: Crochet One-Skein Wonders

I reviewed Crochet One-Skein Wonders, edited by Judith Durant and Edie Eckman, on Craft Test Dummies! Grab your yarn stash and hooks, my friends, because… Read more

Review: Dremel Moto-Saw Kit | Red-Handled Scissors

Review: Dremel Moto-Saw Kit

Disclosure: The generous folks at Dremel provided the Dremel Moto-Saw that is used in this post, but Dremel did not contribute in any way to… Read more

Review: Clover USA Pin 'n Stow Sewing Pin Holder | Red-Handled Scissors

Review: Clover USA Pin ‘n Stow Sewing Pin Holder

I reviewed the Clover USA Pin ‘n Stow sewing pin holder on Craft Test Dummies! Craft Tool Review: Clover USA Pin ‘n Stow Since winter… Read more

Review: Nancy's Hobo Tote Collection Trace 'n Create Bag Templates from Clover USA | Red-Handled Scissors

Review: Nancy’s Hobo Tote Collection Trace ‘n Create Bag Templates from Clover USA

I reviewed the Nancy’s Hobo Tote Collection Trace ‘n Create Bag Templates from Clover USA on Craft Test Dummies! Craft Tool Review: Nancy’s Hobo Tote… Read more

Review: Fiskars Detail Scissors & Seam Ripper-in-one with Multipurpose Organizer | Red-Handled Scissors

Review: Fiskars Detail Scissors & Seam Ripper-in-one with Multipurpose Organizer

If I were to imagine a craft tool that was custom made for me, the Fiskars Detail Scissors and Seam Ripper-in-one with Multipurpose Organizer would… Read more

Review: Sublime Floss™ Embroidery Floss from Sublime Stitching | Red-Handled Scissors

Review: Sublime Floss™ Embroidery Floss from Sublime Stitching

When Jenny from Sublime Stitching sent me the new Sublime Floss™ collection this fall, I was beyond excited. When I opened the package and saw… Read more

Review: Boye Artisan Tools CrochetMaster Plus Crochet Hook Set | Red-Handled Scissors

Review: Boye Artisan Tools CrochetMaster Plus Crochet Hook Set

I reviewed the gorgeous Boye Artisan Tools CrochetMaster Plus Crochet Hook Set from Simplicity on Craft Test Dummies! Craft Product Review: Boye Artisan Tools CrochetMaster… Read more

Review: Christmas Woolens Ornament Kit from Rachel’s of Greenfield | Red-Handled Scissors

Review: Christmas Woolens Ornament Kit from Rachel’s of Greenfield

I reviewed the Christmas Woolens Ornament Kit from Rachel’s of Greenfield on Craft Test Dummies! Craft Product Review: Christmas Woolens Ornament Kit from Rachel’s of… Read more

Review: Self-Finishing Needlepoint Coaster Kits from Jenny Henry Designs | Red-Handled Scissors

Review: Self-Finishing Needlepoint Coaster Kits from Jenny Henry Designs

I reviewed the Self-Finishing Needlepoint Coaster Kits from Jenny Henry Designs on Craft Test Dummies! Craft Product Review: Self-Finishing Needlepoint Coaster Kit from Jenny Henry… Read more

Review: Neenah EPC™ Film Cuttable Heat Transfer Film for Craft Test Dummies | Red-Handled Scissors

Review: Neenah EPC™ Film Cuttable Heat Transfer Film for Craft Test Dummies

I reviewed Neenah EPC™ Film Cuttable Heat Transfer Film on Craft Test Dummies! Craft Product Review: Neenah EPC™ Film Cuttable Heat Transfer Film Today, I’m… Read more

Review: Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing | Red-Handled Scissors

Review: Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing

Part beginner sewing manual, part guide to vintage fashion, Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing: A Modern Guide to Couture-Style Sewing Using Basic Vintage Techniques… Read more

Review: Kwik Sew Organizer Patterns for Craft Test Dummies | Red-Handled Scissors

Review: Kwik Sew Organizer Patterns for Craft Test Dummies

I reviewed Kwik Sew Organizer Patterns on Craft Test Dummies! Craft Product Review: Kwik Sew Organizer Patterns I definitely know a thing or two about… Read more

Review: Martha Stewart Crafts Pierce and Stitch Starter Kit for Craft Test Dummies | Red-Handled Scissors

Review: Martha Stewart Crafts Pierce and Stitch Starter Kit for Craft Test Dummies

I reviewed the Martha Stewart Crafts Pierce and Stitch Starter Kit on Craft Test Dummies! Craft Product Review: Martha Stewart Crafts Pierce and Stitch Starter… Read more

I Love Kitchen Cotton Yarn! | Red-Handled Scissors

I Love Kitchen Cotton Yarn!

I spent a rockin’ Saturday evening catching up on my favorite ghost-related “reality” TV shows and tackling some practical crochet projects. (We party pretty hard… Read more

Review: Sullivans Embroidery Floss for Craft Test Dummies | Red-Handled Scissors

Review: Sullivans Embroidery Floss for Craft Test Dummies

I reviewed Sullivans Embroidery Floss on Craft Test Dummies! Craft Product Review: Sullivans Embroidery Floss Today, I’m reviewing a selection of Sullivans embroidery flosses, including… Read more

Massive MOD PODGE ROCKS! Book Review and Giveaway | Red-Handled Scissors

Massive MOD PODGE ROCKS! Book Review and Giveaway

My crafty pal Amy is the undisputed queen of decoupage. How do I know? She wrote the book, of course! Mod Podge Rocks!: Decoupage Your… Read more

Review: ImpressArt Metal Stamps for Craft Test Dummies | Red-Handled Scissors

Review: ImpressArt Metal Stamps for Craft Test Dummies

I reviewed ImpressArt Metal Stamps on Craft Test Dummies! Craft Tool Review: ImpressArt Metal Stamps I’ve wanted to try out a set of metal stamps… Read more

Review: Babyville Boutique Sewing Line | Red-Handled Scissors

Review: Babyville Boutique Sewing Line

I reviewed the Babyville Boutique sewing line on Craft Test Dummies! Craft Product Review: Babyville Boutique Sewing Line from Prym Consumer USA Even though it’s… Read more

Review: LED Sewing Kit from Sternlab.org for Craft Test Dummies | Red-Handled Scissors

Review: LED Sewing Kit from Sternlab.org for Craft Test Dummies

I reviewed the LED Sewing Kit from Sternlab.org on Craft Test Dummies! Craft Product Review: LED Sewing Kit from Sternlab.org If you’re looking to add… Read more

TZoM Top 5: Must-Have Embroidery Tools | Red-Handled Scissors

TZoM Top 5: Must-Have Embroidery Tools

Needlework is a genre filled with amazing (and amazingly cute) accessories, so narrowing them down to just five of my favorites was pretty tough. But,… Read more

Review: Twig Terrariums Terrarium Kits | Red-Handled Scissors

Review: Twig Terrariums Terrarium Kits

I talk a good game about fire escape gardening and air plant chandeliers, but the only part of my anatomy that’s even close to green… Read more

TZoM Top 5: Must-Have Crochet Tools | Red-Handled Scissors

TZoM Top 5: Must-Have Crochet Tools

It might come as a shock to my more delicate readers, but I’m a loud and proud hooker! Here are my top five tools of… Read more

TZoM Top 5: Must-Have Sewing Tools | Red-Handled Scissors

TZoM Top 5: Must-Have Sewing Tools

I may go a little “My prescioussssss!” in a notions aisle, but, when it comes right down to it, there are only a few items… Read more

Review: Lion Brand Yarn Wool Stainless Steel Yarn for Craft Test Dummies | Red-Handled Scissors

Review: Lion Brand Yarn Wool Stainless Steel Yarn for Craft Test Dummies

Wool stainless steel yarn has a weird name, but it’s some seriously fabulous stuff. (Also, can we just take a moment to talk about how… Read more

Review: Martha Stewart Crafts and Lion Brand Yarn Knit and Weave Loom Kit for Craft Test Dummies | Red-Handled Scissors

Review: Martha Stewart Crafts and Lion Brand Yarn Knit and Weave Loom Kit for Craft Test Dummies

Attention yarn crafters: my epic review of the Martha Stewart Crafts and Lion Brand Yarn Knit and Weave Loom Kit is up on Craft Test… Read more

Review: Clover Sewing Measurement Tools for Craft Test Dummies (Stocking Stuffers!) | Red-Handled Scissors

Review: Clover Sewing Measurement Tools for Craft Test Dummies (Stocking Stuffers!)

My stocking stuffers review for the Clover Seams Right and Clover 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge is up on Craft Test Dummies! (Warning: You’re going to want… Read more

Review: Cross-Stitch iPhone Case for Craft Test Dummies | Red-Handled Scissors

Review: Cross-Stitch iPhone Case for Craft Test Dummies

I reviewed the Neo Stitch Cross-Stitch iPhone Case on Craft Test Dummies! Craft Product Review: Neo Stitch Cross-Stitch iPhone Case by Leese Design When I… Read more

Review: Crafting with Cat Hair for Craft Test Dummies | Red-Handled Scissors

Review: Crafting with Cat Hair for Craft Test Dummies

I reviewed the book Crafting With Cat Hair: Cute Handicrafts to Make with Your Cat on Craft Test Dummies! Since it was first announced, there… Read more

Review: Clover Wonder Clips for Craft Test Dummies | Red-Handled Scissors

Review: Clover Wonder Clips for Craft Test Dummies

I reviewed Clover Wonder Clips on Craft Test Dummies, and it was true love right from the start! Craft Product Review: Clover Wonder ClipsFrom the… Read more

Review: Cutting Fabric with Spellbinders Grand Calibur for Craft Test Dummies | Red-Handled Scissors

Review: Cutting Fabric with Spellbinders Grand Calibur for Craft Test Dummies

I reviewed cutting fabric with the Spellbinders Grand Calibur on Craft Test Dummies!Cutting Fabric with Spellbinders Grand CaliburTo wrap up National Sewing Month, I was… Read more

Review: Westcott Craft Scissors – Detail Blades for Craft Test Dummies | Red-Handled Scissors

Review: Westcott Craft Scissors – Detail Blades for Craft Test Dummies

I reviewed the Westcott Brand Craft Scissors – Detail Blades on Craft Test Dummies! (Don’t forget to check out last week’s review of the larger… Read more

Review: Westcott Craft Scissors – Large Blades for Craft Test Dummies | Red-Handled Scissors

Review: Westcott Craft Scissors – Large Blades for Craft Test Dummies

I reviewed the Westcott Brand Craft Scissors – Large Blades on Craft Test Dummies! Craft Product Review: Overview of Westcott Scissors – Large BladesWhile Jenny… Read more

Review: Clover Kanzashi Flower Makers: Pointed Petal for Craft Test Dummies | Red-Handled Scissors

Review: Clover Kanzashi Flower Makers: Pointed Petal for Craft Test Dummies

I reviewed the Clover Kanzashi Flower Makers on Craft Test Dummies! Craft Product Review: Clover Kanzashi Flower Makers: Pointed PetalWhen Jenny handed me these Clover… Read more

Review: Steampunk Softies for Craft Test Dummies | Red-Handled Scissors

Review: Steampunk Softies for Craft Test Dummies

I reviewed the book Steampunk Softies on Craft Test Dummies! Craft Book Review: Steampunk Softies by Sarah Skeate and Nicola TedmanThere are few things that… Read more

Review: Brother 1034D Serger for Craft Test Dummies | Red-Handled Scissors

Review: Brother 1034D Serger for Craft Test Dummies

I reviewed the Brother 1034D serger (overlock machine) on Craft Test Dummies!Craft Product Review: Brother 1034D 3-4 Lay-in Thread SergerI had never used a serger… Read more

Review: Brother CS-6000i Computerized Sewing Machine for Craft Test Dummies | Red-Handled Scissors

Review: Brother CS-6000i Computerized Sewing Machine for Craft Test Dummies

I reviewed the Brother CS-6000i sewing machine on Craft Test Dummies!Craft Product Review: Brother CS-6000i Computerized Sewing MachineI’ve been using my Brother CS-6000i regularly for… Read more

Review: Martha Stewart Crafts Embroidery Kits for Craft Test Dummies | Red-Handled Scissors

Review: Martha Stewart Crafts Embroidery Kits for Craft Test Dummies

I reviewed the Martha Stewart Crafts Embroidery Kits for Craft Test Dummies!Craft Product Review: Martha Stewart Crafts Embroidery KitsWhen I was first given the opportunity… Read more

Review: Sew U: The Built by Wendy Guide to Making Your Own Wardrobe | Red-Handled Scissors

Review: Sew U: The Built by Wendy Guide to Making Your Own Wardrobe

There are few things that make me happier than a good how-to book. I love to learn, and I want to see exactly how each… Read more

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