Stefanie-stamps
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

Susan-at-work
Fiber
Fiber

Susan Stein gettin’ busy with the Silk Fusion

The only thing better than making crafts and working with scrumptious materials, is watching and learning new techniques by another talented artist. Here is a quick peek at Susan Stein, author of Fabric Art Workshop, working on a piece of Read More

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Fiber
Fiber

Singer Simple-Decorative Machine Stitching

This Singer Simple Series is really comprehensive. I do a lot of sewing and when I say a lot-I mean the sewing machine has been out on the table virtually permanently. (I don't have a specific room for crafting-I craft in every inch of my Read More

margaret-hubert-booksigning
Fiber
Fiber

TNNA 2008 with Margaret Hubert

This years TNNA rocked! I had the pleasure of meeting Margaret Hubert, lets just say, big fan! She is just about the most charming knitter I now can say I know! Her designs and talent are just amazing. I did get to hear some inside scoop Read More

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Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Angela Cartwright Book Signing at Barnes & Noble

So last night Angela Cartwright signed copies of her books- Mixed Emulsions and In This House at The Barnes & Noble at the Grove In Los Angeles. This is beautiful store. It reminded me of the old G. Fox departement store in Downtown Read More

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Fiber
Fiber

Crochet Butterfly from Plus Size Crochet

I am really into crochet details and Margaret Hubert's latest book- Plus Size Crochet is packed full of them. The projects are made from a wide variety of fibers and stitches.This little butterfly is such a great detail that is a Read More

Nature-Journals
Art Techniques
Art Techniques

Hunting in Nature or… in the Book Store

Two parts of the creative process are inspiration and the elements to work with. Inspiration can come from a lot of places, one of the best is books on the subject you work in. Check out Kelly Kilmer's Blog for a good story about her Read More

my-collection-on-my-desk-today
Mixed Media
Mixed Media

What do you collect?

This is what is on my desk right now that I collect: 1.Anodized aluminum coasters -filled with: 2.Green buttons 3.Over-sized rings I've made from single earrings or buttons that I don't want to put away because I love looking at Read More

busybody11
Fiber
Fiber

These Yarns Make My Head Spin!

Author and Designer Lexi Boeger AKA Pluckyfluff shown here holding one of her creations, has taken spinning yarn to a new level. Whether you spin your own yarn or just love to knit and crochet with beautiful fibers the yarns that her and Read More