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blair/wisecraft
Seattle
Author of Wise Craft: Turning Thrift Store Finds, Fabric Scraps, and Natural Objects into Stuff You Love
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Wise Craft Handmade can now be found here. Come on over! Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at wise craft handmade
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We had such a good time at my last Faux Bois stitched pillow class that we decided to offer it one more time. Taught at Drygoods Design's beautiful Make Do Mend studio on June 14th from 12:00-3:30 pm, details and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at wise craft handmade
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Sometimes I get really excited about things. Like this. This newest quilt has been in the works for several weeks. I finished it a couple of weeks ago (all the while, sharing peeks on instagram), but panicked when I realized... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at wise craft handmade
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I won't tell you there were big events or earth-shattering types of happenings that prevented me from blogging these past couple of weeks. I could. But I won't. Instead, I will come clean and say that in addition to several... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at wise craft handmade
Beautiful in the pictures, I can't even imagine how gorgeous they must be in person!
Toggle Commented May 20, 2014 on grammie's quilts at angry chicken
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Hi Catherine! Congratulations! You're the winner of the 3 month free subscription to Creativebug! Please email me at wisecraftblog@gmail.com so I can get details to them and you can claim your prize! Thanks for entering!
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You know, I could really get used to hand applique. Honestly I didn't think it was for me, but I think I stand corrected, it's much less intimidating than I original thought. This is a little bird quilt inspired by... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2014 at wise craft handmade
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Have you been thinking about what project you'd like to make for the #wisecrafthandmade contest yet? I thought it might be fun to talk about some of the different types of handcrafts throughout the book during the contest. Today, let's... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2014 at wise craft handmade
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I have a DIY project up over at the Creativebug website today! Add a simple oven baked clay top to all kinds of small sake cups and dessert glasses to create a lovely table arrangement for Mother's Day, or any... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2014 at wise craft handmade
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Update 5/13/14- Giveaway is closed and winner has been notified. Thank you to all who entered! I'm pretty picky these days about any giveaways I do here on the blog, but sometimes I make exceptions. Like today! Today I am... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2014 at wise craft handmade
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Today I am launching a pretty fabulous contest for my book. The #wisecrafthandmade pinterest (and beyond) contest! I'm so excited to finally announce this contest! I wanted to create a fun, crafty call to action for all of you who... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2014 at wise craft handmade
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Last week I accidentally splattered oil from a new jar of almond butter on this shirt. It's been a favorite of mine for about 2 years (bought on sale at Anthropologie). I tried all the tricks I'd learned in my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2014 at wise craft handmade
That does it. Crochet party coming to you soon! xoxo
Toggle Commented Apr 25, 2014 on wise craft—the book at angry chicken
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I am inspired by so many things, I decided that every Friday, I will highlight a favorite person, thing, or idea. Maybe you will be inspired too! See all past Friday Favorites here. <><><><><><><><><><><> Today I am excited to have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2014 at wise craft handmade
Jessica, I love that square and I talk about it at my book signings all the time. You sending that to me is really what made this blanket perfect for this book!
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Jessica, I love that square and I talk about it at my book signings all the time. You sending that to me is really what made this blanket perfect for this book!
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Faux Bois Pillow and photo by Katie of Sew Katie Did. Katie willingly offered to be my faux boix guinea pig as I was prepping for my upcoming class. Her pillow turned out so great! I think there is still... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2014 at wise craft handmade
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I am thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to revisit some of the projects from my book. It seems like every time I completed a book project, I immediately had to put it aside to move on to the next one. Just... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2014 at wise craft handmade
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This past week was Spring Break for the kids, and the four of us headed to Vancouver, BC. We also went technology-free, turning off the kid's smart phones at the Canadian border (imagine the horror!) I also took the week... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2014 at wise craft handmade
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Another little "just because" project I indulged myself in last week. This is from Sarah Fielke's online Craftsy class "Big Techniques From Small Scraps". I highly recommend this class, I've learned so much from Sarah! This is the dolly quilt... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at wise craft handmade
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Over the weekend I did that thing I seem to do every Spring... I made some new pillow covers. This is not earth-shatteringly big news (sorry) but you see, the fun thing about keeping a blog as long as I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at wise craft handmade
Hi Tara, that scarf (as all my other scarves) are made in Minneapolis by my friend Martha McQuade of Scarf Shop (http://scarf-shop.com). They are fantastic year round pieces, in a whole assortment of colors.
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Thank you all for your kind words on my New Day Northwest appearance! <><><><><><><><><><><> I am inspired by so many things, I decided that every Friday, I will highlight a favorite person, thing, or idea. Maybe you will be inspired... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at wise craft handmade
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That wasn't at all as as scary as I thought it would be. (Well, first I didn't think it would be scary, then I did, and then I didn't, and then I did, and then it was time to film.)... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at wise craft handmade