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Fiber
Fiber

Sweater Surgery Preview

Who is this cutie-pie? Why this is Alex, the daughter of my fabulous editor, Mary Ann Hall. Alex is proudly sporting a sweater that has been made by one of my fabulous contributors-Mindy Relyea of the web site: One Wish World.One of Read More

Art Techniques

FYI-What is CHA?

CHA is the Craft & Hobby Association "CHA's vision, simply stated, is to create a vibrant industry with an exciting image, an expanding customer base and successful members. The goal is to stimulate the sales growth of the craft and Read More

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Design
Design

Swarovski Supplies Have Arrived!

Oh the sparkly goodness overfloweth here at Casa De Bling!The supplies for the Make and Take that I will be hosting to promote Laura McCabe's Book-Creating Crystal Jewelry with Swarovski at CHA have arrived. They come either in a beautiful Read More

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Art Techniques
Art Techniques

CHA-Flashback 2006 Make and Takes

So I thought I'd share some photos from the last time I did Make and Takes at CHA. I do a lot of work with pom poms. How many of you can say that? Well I love them. And Westrim Crafts makes a lot of them. So when I got the call to make cute Read More

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Art Techniques
Art Techniques

CHA 2008 Quayside schedule of Crafty Goodness

Be sure to print out the schedule so you don't miss out on any of the fun! Click on the schedule to enlarge. This year's CHA  is sure to be a rockin' good time! The Quayside Publishing Group Booth # 4351 will be holding a whole bunch Read More

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Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Singer Simple-Mending and Repair- Button Tips

Losing a button happens to all of us at some point and this page of tips from Singer Simple-Mending and Repair from CPi is packed with great solutions. Click on the photo to enlarge. Several of the tips are about storage. I like to Read More

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Design
Design

I "Heart" Making Stylish Belts

Who doesn't love making and customizing accessories? Well, I do for sure! The projects in Making Stylish Belts from Quarry Books by Ellen Goldstein-Lynch, Sarah Mullins, and Nicole Malone range from quick and easy no- or low-sew to those Read More

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Mixed Media
Mixed Media

I collect, therefore I make

Now which one comes first? The crafting or the collecting? I think I like the collecting just as much as the crafting. And what is the best thing for a collector? A warehouse sale! Just in case you are either a collector, an Read More