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Cynthia Shaffer
Orange, Ca
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Turns out that last year at this exact time I was very, very busy ... photographing like 4 books at the same time! This book, Felt-o-ween, was just one of the favorites ... or at least one of the first book that I received this season ... yup it takes about 1 full year for a book to hit the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Cynthia Shaffer
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I'm so very excited to share with you my latest book that I co-authored with Jenny Doh ... SERGE IT! Inside these pages you'll find some new and fun projects to make with that serger you bought, that you just knew you had to have! Right? Well, you were right! You need a serger to make these adorable trivets! Ok,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2014 at Cynthia Shaffer
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It's that time of year isn't it ... you know, gifts are exchanged, sometimes with people that have everything. You know who I'm talking about ... anyways, I had the opportunity to photograph Aimee Ray's Sweet & Simple Jewelry book (Lark Crafts) a while ago and I remember thinking how fun and doable so many of the jewelry pieces were.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2013 at Cynthia Shaffer
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A few months ago Judith Norman contacted me and asked if I would be interested in contributing an apron for her new adventure ... I Heart Aprons, an enhanced e-book for her new web site Craft. Chat. Eat. I jumped on the chance and the rest is history! Here's info on Judith's site, the e-book and a closer look at... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2013 at Cynthia Shaffer
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How fun is this? And how cute is this? My studio is all cleaned up, the laundry is done ... or at least my boxing gear is clean and ready for tomorrow, and the dishes are washed and put away. So, you know what that means ... that means I have a little free time to craft ... and so... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2013 at Cynthia Shaffer
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With my husband out of town, one kid in Las Vagas and then other at the beach, I found myself with sort of a day to treat myself to whatever I wanted to do! The question was ... South Coast plaza, shopping for a dress to wear to a wedding I'm attending in Pennsylvania, Samy's camera, where I'm sure I'd... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2013 at Cynthia Shaffer
I really didn't forget, Swear, I didn't, Life just got busy And then tonight, With a bunch of people sitting around the dinner table, I printed out the names of everyone that said "Hi" on my blog, In response to the arrow necklace Giveaway! And the winner is ... Kristin! I'll send you an email to get your address! Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2013 at Cynthia Shaffer
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I'm so excited to finally get to show everyone these super fun rubber stamps by Roben-Marie Smith and even more honored to be considered part of a design team that includes some super talented artist! So there's a little blog hop going on right now ... come along and check out the art that everyone created using Roben-Marie's rubber stamps.... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2013 at Cynthia Shaffer
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In case you haven't figured it out yet ... I LOVE TO FREE MOTION STITCH! I LOVE everything about it ... the imperfections that happen because I was going too fast, or not fast enough. I Love the buttery feeling under my hands as I navigate the sewing machine over simple plain muslin. And then to see the outcome, after... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2013 at Cynthia Shaffer
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How fun is this? And this? And guess what? They are the perfect size tote to carry a large laptop! Right around the holidays I found these amazing fabrics ... Printed Burlap ... Oh my! I was in love and right away I knew what I was going to make with them. When I got home from the fabric store,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2013 at Cynthia Shaffer
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This year at CHA ... Craft & Hobby Association the floor seemed a bit quiet. And, as you will see I only captured a few photographs of the day! What was I thinking? This funny lady just cracked us up ... Vanessa Johanning truly not a single inch of space on her body to hang or attach another chachkie! Oh,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2013 at Cynthia Shaffer
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It was a crafty kind of day at our house a few days ago. My son Corry, home from college, is loving the quiet of the house with just a few friends near by and the warmth pups! He was looking for something to make ... hummm. I reminded him of all the hides of leather we recently acquired ...... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2012 at Cynthia Shaffer
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This is the question of the day. As I was rummaging through my stash of yarns today, I came across a few projects that are unfinished. Here's a wrap I stated a few months ago when I needed a mindless project to work on. Well, this is sooo mindless that I'm struggling to finish it. Best I finish it while... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2012 at Cynthia Shaffer
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So I'm headed out to the Old Towne Orange area to photograph a sweet family for their Christmas cards. So of course I have to get out my cameras, check the batteries and make sure they all have empty cards ready to be filled up. Then the question is which lens do I use on and on which camera? So... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2012 at Cynthia Shaffer
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As you have probably noticed I'm not the type to blog too much about my life, my kids or what's going on around here but thought I would give you a little glimspe of what my fall has looked like. Dropped my oldest son Corry off at college, TCU in Fort Worth Texas ... and yes, that's all he packed!... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2012 at Cynthia Shaffer
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So a few us artist types have been painting away for a few months now and the day has finally come to show our work ... Come see what we've been up to. You may remember here where I shared a few of the paintings I've been working on ... these pieces will be there for sale as well as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2012 at Cynthia Shaffer
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Just playing around here. Moving kind of fast and not thinking, just creating. Being inspired by old botanical prints. And finding the back side of some of these pieces to be even more interesting than the front. Happy Stitching, Sketching and Doodling with your sewing machine! Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2012 at Cynthia Shaffer
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Here's a funny thing you might like to know about me ... when I have lots of projects on my plate and it seems like I don't have any time to really work on them, I tell myself to just start, just start even if I only have 10 minutes before I need to run out the door ... just... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2012 at Cynthia Shaffer
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It was weekend of work, work and even more work ... and I couldn't stop the ideas from flowing. In fact I got up early Saturday morning and then went to bed late that night with my mind still spinning over new ideas to stitch/sketch/doodle/paint on fabric and paper. I couldn't stop thinking about all the possibilities for this type... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2012 at Cynthia Shaffer
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It's a funny thing ... I have never thought much about art journaling, except to think that that's just not for me. I'm not an art journaler type. And then again, maybe I am, but not in the way most people think of art journaling ... Who knew? I have a few books, old book, that I carry around with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2012 at Cynthia Shaffer
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Hey, that's me! Thanks to Cindy Lantier for gathering 3o days worth of interviews and creative energy in one great blog! You can read the interview HERE! Click on the 2012 and read all the interviews for May 2012! Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2012 at Cynthia Shaffer
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I was looking at my 'To Do' list the other day and aside from the usual, laundry, dishes, pick up house stuff, everything else was art related. It dawned on me at the very minute that I am a working artist! Whether it's an article for a magazine I'm writing, a sewn projects for an upcoming book, paintings for a... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2012 at Cynthia Shaffer
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Have you seen the latest edition of Stitch Craft Create? You may remember that the first edition featured my quilted trees on the cover ... And today, they are offering one of my pieces on the Stitch Craft Create blog as a free project! So cute, don't you think ... a quilted cozy for a bouquet of flowers, just in... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2012 at Cynthia Shaffer
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Hop on over to Lark Crafts and get in on this great giveaway! Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2012 at Cynthia Shaffer
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I'm so excited to be teaching this class again! Photography 101 Shooting Beyond Auto Mode with Cynthia Shaffer 1-Day Workshop on April 28, 2012 :: OR :: May 19, 2012 If you have ever thought about getting that DSLR out of Auto Mode ... Come and take this class. We cover a ton of info ... but I promise that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2012 at Cynthia Shaffer