Herringbone Infinity Scarf :: Free Knitting Pattern

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Tweet OK. Infinity scarf time!  Heat of the summer is over (at least here… time to get our act together and start thinking about prepping  back-to-school and Fall projects). Really??!!! In all seriousness, no matter how hot it is today where you are, I do want you to look at this absolutely stunning, stunning herringbone […]

These Crochet Flower Bags are Must-haves :: Free Patterns for 3 sizes

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Tweet Oh, I just LOVE this bag. It’s like carrying a happy bouquet of flower. And it’s roomy too…  Oh, so much to do, so little a time. I think I’d like to make a couple of them even, although that might be a bit too much work…. But seriously, besides in the absolutely beautiful […]

Teenage Girls Bedroom Makeover

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Tweet Ok.I’ve done dressers for boys rooms. Lots of kids furniture ideas for their bedrooms & playrooms. But what if your girls are teens?  OK. Here’s your inspiration for the year. This teen girl attic cum bedroom makeover will blow you away. Probably. I am showing you the ‘before’ picture first…. They went from this […]

Jewelry Trends = Business Success

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Tweet 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 […]

Pantone Color-of-the-Year

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Tweet this handy popular color conversion table: from Pantone color to Photoshop / Web colors (RGB / Hex), for the last 12 years. Thought to share this with you. The 2012 Color of the Year is a warm orange called Tangezine Tango (PANTONE 17-1463), which equals Hex DD4124, or RGB 221, 65, 36. Pantone sees […]

Halloween Black Cat Silhouette Template

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Tweet Hi all. To help teachers (or parents) make Halloween Cards for kids, I designed a huge, mean black cat template which the kids can use to decorate their Halloween Cards. Tip: look at our other Halloween stencils (haunted house, scare crow, raven) as card-making alternatives or to further embellish the card. Kids can use […]

Ruffle Tote Bag + Coin Purse Tutorial

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Tweet   It’s Tote Bag Monday and we’re featuring a beauty of a tote bag today. I love that ruffle on the front, don’t you?!   If you’re a quilter with loads of matching leftover fabrics, than this is the bag for you this year.   These days we’re in love with robin egg blues and […]

Tutorial Polymer Clay Bracelet & Earrings

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Tweet A fun and easy polymer clay jewelry set make a great Valentine’s Gift for a girl friend. Tip: You can use this tutorial as the basis, from which to make more complex designer jewelry. Even changing the colors to chocolate, powder blue and off-white will shift the style of the piece to be more […]

Halloween Costumes for Couples : Great Ideas!

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Tweet Many of the women Halloween costumes and men Halloween costumes can be extended into Halloween costumes for couples. Here is a list of ideas how to create your own Halloween costumes for couples. The Pirate Couple: his costume + her costume + her sexy hat Frankenstein + his Bride Costume * Ghosts costumes * […]

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

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Tweet 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 […]

Craft Color Planner Winter

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Tweet The Pantone Color Planner for Winter 2010/2011 offers a ‘mosaic’ of color choices. There are really eight color palettes for use in women’s wear, menswear, active wear, cosmetics, lifestyle, industrial design and graphics: Molecular is an exploration into a mood that is not somber, but vibrant and glowing and in constant re-interpretation of itself. […]

Starbucks Coffee Cup Sleeve ~ Easy Craft For The Beach

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Tweet   UPDATED!: check our fabulous new crochet & knitting patterns for coffee cup sleeves. You’ll love them! “One More Coffee for the Road?” my husband asked as I post this tutorial for reusable (Starbucks) coffee cup cozies! He just confirmed the usefulness of this craft project.   Making a coffee cup cuff, holder, sleeve […]

Golf Dad Greeting Card for Father’s Day – Puzzle Template

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Tweet Wish Happy Fathers Day to your ‘Golf Pro’ dad with this personalized golf puzzle template / Fathers’ Day greeting card, which reads: “You swing being my Dad really well.” Simply click on the thumbnail to download your free template. Print the page and sign it with your name and a personal message for your […]

Father’s Day Card for a New Dad

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Tweet This Father’s Day card for new fathers features a lovely baby coming fresh out of the cabbage. It is an absolutely adorable image, and yes, mom, you get to give it to the new dad.   Click on the thumbnail to download your free greeting. Suggested Embellishment Give this greeting in a nice-looking frame. […]

10 Free Printable Fathers Day Cards, Templates & More Project Ideas

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Tweet Wonder when is father’s day this year? It June 16, 2013 in the United States, Canada and the UK; and later in September in Australia and New Zealand. As you realize that NOW is the time to prepare, I`ve worked hard to help you get started. Free Printable Fathers’ Day Cards I thought to […]

Call for Artist in Residence Program, Japan

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Tweet Call for Artist in Residence Program, Japan Having lived in Tokyo, Japan myself for a few years, I just know how brilliant this can be for one’s character, measure of patience and art career. The artistic sensibilities of the Japanese art & design world is amazing. And amazing in various ways… whether that is […]

How to Sell Your Jewelry in Art Galleries

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Tweet For a change, after lots of family craft articles, it’s time for professional help. This, I believe, excellent article is written by an experienced jeweler, to benefit advanced as well as beginning professional jewelry artists who are building a professional art reputation and income from their art. “How to Sell Your Jewelry Through Art […]

Jewelry Making Contest Swarovski – Prizes!

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Tweet I am referring to the ‘be naturally inspired DESIGN CONTEST 2008 North & South America’ from Swarovski. As as impassioned environmentalist designer and as a leader in cut-crystals for over a century, Swarovski has created this contest around its important values of “a healthy environment * water”. Nature has also been an major inspiration […]

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