Creative Stitches & Hobby Crafts Show 2014 London Review

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What made my world rock this week… I might make you jealous when I tell you that I went to the Creative Stitches & Hobby Crafts Show 2014 in London, UK, yesterday.  Even though it is a very popular show here, I had no idea how good it would be for me!! It turned out: […]

Frame Hanging Tool

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Wonder what this cloth pin with a nail in it is all about?? I tell you, I did not get it either until I saw the awesome result of its use. It’s the handy-dandy super-simple DIY variety of a real estate agent/home stager’s device to hang up an entire wall photo gallery within say 15 […]

Sweater Dresses @ Fashion Week Milan 2013

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Today, on day 3 of the Milan Fashion Week, I thought to give you a snapshot of what’s showing on The Runway in terms of fashion womens wear for the upcoming year. In particular, I want to show you that the sweater dress garment that I’m so in love with these days, and the notion […]

How To Organize Your Craft Fairs

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Yep. IF you’ve got yourself a little craft business, and participate in craft shows as the key way to reach your markets and sell your craft products, then right now is the time to start preparing. You may need to apply up to half a year in advance for major Christmas craft shows. Plus, in […]

Jewelry Trends = Business Success

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Aligning with trends in jewelry creates success. Several readers requested I write about the business of crafts. I know many of you love making jewelry. Is that you? Do you dream of transforming that passion for jewelry-making into a real jewelry business? Ideally, a home-based jewelry business?! OK, aspirant jeweler, this article is for you. […]

Annual World Peace Art Competition

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2010 peace pals

Each year, WorldPeace.org organizes an International Children Art Competition for Peace. The artwork is featured on the International Day for Peace, posters are made, etc. The children’s artwork will be touring around the world as part of the International Peace Pals Art Exhibition. Over the years, this peace exhibition has inspired the global hearts of […]

Green Design Trends in Fashion World 2010

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Eco-u-Terre just posted an interesting article called ‘16 Eco-Fashion Predictions for 2010’.  Here is the summary of this rather long article which interviews fashion mongers, hinting at what is to come in the world of fashion and (craft) accessories.   1. Leslie Hoffman. from Earth Pledge, predicts a deepened and more real interest in all […]

Fashion Camp New York City, This Weekend Sept. 12-13th, 2009

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FashionCamp New York City Sept. 12-13th, 2009 We all know New York FASHION Week is ON NOW. However, FashionCamp NYC 2009 is something special and not as well known…. let me explain and you’ll know if you should pack your bags for the Big Apple today…. It is a two-day open conference in New York […]

Trends: Toilet Paper Dresses & Coffee Filter Prom Gowns

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The cheap chic wedding site has an annual contest for who can make the most beautiful paper wedding dress. The winner of the paper wedding dress contest made her spectacular wedding gown from just toilet paper, tape and glue! From the pictures below, this dress is as beautiful as one made by a top designer […]

Niche Awards 2010: Submit Your Fine Craft Application

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NICHE magazine is now accepting applications for the 2010 NICHE Awards and NICHE Student Awards.   A new feature this year, artists have the option of applying directly online or by mailing in an entry form.     The NICHE Awards competition is open to professional craft artists over the age of 21 who reside […]

Handmade Business Cards in Pouch – the Perfect Gift

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When I noticed these wonderfully unique business cards on a Medieval Craft Market here in Northern Italy, featuring quality handmade cotton paper and presented in leather pouches that were also made by hand, I knew instantly that I would make a blog article out of them. Craft Gift Aren’t those wonderful leather pouches…!? They would […]

San Francisco International Gift Fair Starts Tomorrow

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The show will be from February 7-10th, 2009. The event will be held at Moscone South, located on 4th and Howard – a stone’s throw from SFMOMA – in San Francisco. Participants will be treated to a unique marketplace environment inspired by the colorful and diverse neighborhoods of San Francisco itself. Each neighborhood will be […]