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Celebrate : Party in a box addition

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Remember the ‘Party in a box’ I sent for my mom’s 70th birthday back in November … well only just now did she finally have her celebration. Once it got closer to the event, she asked if I had any ideas for place cards she could get in Germany. I told her  I’d think about …

Inspiration Board : Alchemy Yarns

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The ultimate luxury of crafting to me is working with a material that was created with the finest ingredients, love and inspiration. A material that  inspires even just ‘as is’ … waiting to be transformed  and given your personal touch … Alchemy yarns are that kind of luxury. Each strand starts with the best of fibers, …

Make It : Spring Forward with Cynthia Treen

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Today I’m excited to have Cynthia Treen back sharing another adorable project with us. Cynthia’s Hungarian Reindeer was a hit and I think this new project will be too. Enjoy! “With warm weather this winter in Providence, And a shiny new snow blower at rest in the shed, I have decided to let go of …

Love Struck Pencils

Make It : Love Struck Pencils

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Today’s guest post comes from Claire Roudabush and Kristin Eddington, of BLOW UP! blog.  We are so inspired by their posts everyday, and are thrilled that they’ve taken the time to share this super cool Valentine DIY. “Go ahead, get love struck.  We made these colored pencil arrows to share with any target your heart …

Valentine's Day Cards and Gifts

On The Web : Valentine's Day Cards and Gifts

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It’s still technically January, but trust me, Valentine’s day is just around the corner!  This weekend is the perfect opportunity to get started on those handmade gifts- get the kids involved too- While we always like to promote making your own crafts, there are too many cards and gifts out there that are just too …

On The Web : Valentine Candy Boxes

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I had so much fun making the heart-shaped boxes in February’s issue of Living- and even more fun creating this iPad animation with the shoot team- You can find the templates and how-to for these boxes online, the candy came from Candy Warehouse, the ribbon is from Mokuba, and the charms are made by Helen …

Making Dolls

On The Web : Making Dolls

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Did you see the story in February’s Living on Jess Brown and her amazing handmade dolls? You’ll find a little sneak peak into her studio, as well as learn a bit about the story behind these beautiful dolls, and her crafting techniques. And if you feel inspired to make your own dolls, follow our link …

More Stuffed Bunnies

Make It : More Stuffed Bunnies

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A few months ago I posted about a stuffed bunny I made based on Silke’s pattern.  After making the bunny, I decided she needed a little dress.  It was easy to make the pattern- I just traced about 3/8″ around the arms, then coming out in an A-line at the bottom.  Hem the neck, cuffs, …