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Inspiration Board : Anchors Aweigh!

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I am a huge fan of all things nautical—as I mentioned once before, my dad is a retired Captain in the U.S. Navy and I’m super-proud of that. I spent most of my early life on or near the water with him, so all things boating/fishing/Naval/sea-related bring that sense of comfort that only memories of …

Tools & Materials : Recycled Wool - Felting Tips & Techniques

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In winter, it seems that wool and felt are to crafting as mashed potatoes and soup are to cooking—if you’re a crafter, the desire to use soft and fuzzy materials is as strong as the yearning for comfort foods. On cue, we’ve been picking up wool felting in many different forms recently—one of my personal …

Celebrate : Homemade by Santa's Elves... well Martha's really!

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This Christmas I was most excited to give one gift in particular. For the newest member of the Graj family, I made a pillow out of an old shrunken cashmere sweater that belonged to his beloved Grandfather, whom he will never be able to meet. After seeing Julia Rothman’s free downloadable christmas tags, I was inspired to use …

Vermont Wool

Tools & Materials : Vermont Wool

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This past Labor Day weekend my husband and I made our way up to Montgomery Center, Vermont. We had a wedding to attend in nearby East Berkshire, so we rented a ski cabin and decided to make a nice holiday weekend of it. I had plenty of time to explore before and after the wedding, …

Tools & Materials : I learned 3 new craft techniques in 2 days!

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I am back from my excursion to Tucson and have had a moment to step back and examine everything I have learned. Although I work as a professional “crafter”, there are many crafts I know little about and am certainly not an expert in. It was extremely nice to attended the Crystallized Elements workshops and …

Inspiration Board : felt

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Felt is hardly new. But since it is such an incredible material, I did think it was a good post to leave you with over our break. It has so many uses and aspects to it, that it may inspire you to think of it in a new way after all. Growing up in Germany …