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Art Techniques
Art Techniques

CHA Day 1-Make and Takes with Karen Carlson

A quick post about day 1 of CHA. Here is the fabulous designer Karen Carlson leading a group of jewelry crafters in booth #4351 It is safe to say, some fun jewelry making was done! Wear It Tonight! Create Your Own Jewelry Kit (Pink): Read More

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Fiber
Fiber

Sweater Surgery-Needle Felted Coasters at CHA

I thought needle felting would make a fun Make and Take for CHA to promote Sweater Surgery: How to Make New Things from Old Sweaters (Domestic Arts for Crafty Girls) from Quarry Books So what would crafters like to make and just Read More

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Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Names from Lisa Engelbrecht’s Modern Mark Making

Lisa Engelbrecht is bringing us some fabulous creativity with her upcoming title, Modern Mark Making: From Classical Calligraphy to Hip Hand-Lettering from Quarry Books. Here is some of the samples she will be demoing at CHA on Monday Read More

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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