Hi, my name is Carmen. Welcome to Beyond The Fringe!

Here you'll find sewing, crocheting, card making, painting, doodling and more. I offer digital stamps and vintage graphics, many for free. Enjoy your visit!

Check out my Etsy Digi and Card Shop!

Please see my Digital Stamps page for terms of use on freebies and some helpful information on digital stamps. My Freebies page has a list of the freebies on this blog.

Sewing, Crochet, etc,

I love to make things!!

I am a seamstress who worked for a local children's clothing company called Rainbowear. Sewing is a love of mine and I have made many, many things including quilts, purses, totes and clothing.

I used to crochet doilies years ago. When I picked up my hook again it was to make hats and baby shoes for my grandchildren. Now I make cowls, various hats, scarves, etc!

I have also done a lot of embroidery work, including Brazilian Embroidery. You can find me working with ribbon, jewelry, and anything fun! I love to play!

You can see the various posts on the right hand side of the blog, under the headings provided.



  1. This is a nice blog, but I was drawn in by the picture of the tote (purse) I would have liked to have seen that or something like it.
    A little disapointing

    1. I'm sorry you were disappointed! This blog covers many different types of crafts, and it is more of a hobby blog as I'm not a professional, but just a girl who likes to make things. 😊


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