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TV Crafts : Inspired by: Scissors!

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In honor of the new Martha craft book, and well, crafting in general, I share my favorite tool…scissors! The large tailor’s shears above were the first pair I ever became obsessed with.  They belonged to my father and I recall as a kid loving them and needing to use both hands when he occasionally let …

Behind the Scenes : Origaminizing

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While I appreciate the art of it, I’ve never been able to get THAT into origami. Maybe it’s that i just have too many craft hobbies already (geez), or that once I’ve made an origami thingie, I don’t know what to do with it. But one particular paper creation that I love, and have found …

TV Crafts : Cats & Crafts

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I think anyone who has a cat is familiar with the scenario of getting set up to craft, or already totally immersed in crafting, to suddenly find a feline friend who is extremely interested in what is happening. Equally amusing and frustrating I present my two non-helper helpers. It never ceases to amaze me that …

Tools & Materials : Storing Scraps

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I was inspired by Athena’s post on her scrap-box- here’s my  method for storing those precious bits and pieces.  Using a presentation book with plastic sleeves, I store paper scraps according to color.  This makes for a fairly neat and easily accessible stash of papers for card-making and small paper projects.  Though I find it …

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Behind the Scenes : Hoarders

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I don’t know why they call it spring-cleaning. It seems like the best time to tackle those daunting organization projects is in the dead of winter. These past weekends after the New Year I’ve been slowly attempting to address my storage situation. Basically, my rent for a 5’ X 8’ cubby is equal to what …

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Inspiration Board : odds and ends box

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Below is a really simple idea… Like many of us, I have a really hard time letting go of / getting rid of things, out of some vague sense that somewhere down the line I’ll make excellent use of them… or really because I just like the way they look (which is apparently ok with …

Make It : Clip Art Photo Calendar

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I wanted to share this clip art calendar from the current issue of Living. It’s a great way to enjoy a favorite photo or several photos over the course of the new year. It’s also inexpensive pretty easy to make, here is the how-to,  clip art and frame. Happy New Year!…

Inspiration Board : Organized in the New Year

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It’s 2010 and new years resolution season!  The holiday season gets so busy around here that our craft room grew pretty far from tidy over December.  It’s back in order now, and we’ve resolved to keep it that way.  I imagine we’re probably in good company, and you could use some tips to stay tidy …