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This is a great idea for using those mini cookie cutters (or the mini cutters you can find in the polymer clay section) to decorate cookies or sugar eggs. It comes from the book The Complete Photo Guide to Cookie... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Craftside
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If you are a fabric artist or quilter and are in need of a lightweight move-able design board, Elaine Schmidt, author of the new book How to Make 100 Ribbon Embellishments: Trims, rosettes, sculptures, and baubles for fashion, decor, and... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Craftside
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I wasn't familiar with the term "neatline" until I read this page from the new book Map Art Lab: 52 Exciting Art Explorations in Mapmaking, Imagination, and Travel. A neatline is a border commonly drawn around the extent of a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Craftside
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Because that's what a craft Easter Bunny brings to crafters! This Easter basket of books includes the new book: Gardening Lab for Kids: 52 Fun Experiments to Learn, Grow, Harvest, Make, Play, and Enjoy Your Garden Along with... -Once Upon... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Craftside
Happy crafty Monday! To kick off the week, I have to book giveaways to tell you about. Map Art Lab: 52 Exciting Art Explorations in Mapmaking, Imagination, and Travel by Jill K. Berry and Linden McNeilly and The Quilter's Palette:... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Craftside
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This milk shake sounds so yummy; I love every ingredient in it right down to the quick cooking oats! It's from one of my favorite books 500 400-Calorie Recipes: Delicious and Satisfying Meals That Keep You to a Balanced 1200-Calorie... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2014 at Craftside
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Today, I have a fun little idea that is simply the combo of a line, a square, a marker and an Ikea natural wood mirror. My inspiration came from Lab #37 in the book, Paint Lab: 52 Exercises inspired by... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at Craftside
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I had such a great time at Craftcation. If you were there, I bet you did too. And if you are looking to do a great event that includes crafting classes as well as seminars on how to have a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at Craftside
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Today's art prompt (or silly idea), however you tend to look at a sort of doodle/graffiti idea, is inspired by this page from Paper and Ink Workshop: Printmaking techniques using a variety of methods and materials. This page features concert... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Craftside
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Do you love altering dolls? I have a book packed full of amazing designs that is sure to make you drool as much I as I am. The Doll Scene: An International Collection of Crazy, Cool, Custom Designed Dolls. Here... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Craftside
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Today, I have a fun idea for decorating lollipops from the book The Complete Photo Guide to Candy Making. Whether you make your own lollipops, or use store bought ones why not try embellishing them with decorative sugar or royal... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Craftside
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Today, I have a fun creative prompt from the book Playing with Type: 50 graphic experiments for exploring typographic design principles. Pick two opposite words and combine them in a fun way. Here are two examples: Solid and hollow that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Craftside
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I have a fun giveaway and crochet design to share with you today. You can get yourself in the running for a copies of Simply Adorable Crochet: 40 of the Cutest Projects Ever and Fabulous & Flirty Crochet along with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Craftside
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First up today, I have a big dose of CUTE in the form of doga and puppies posing with copies of the best-selling dog training books by Kyra Sundance. Pop on over to her Facebook wall and see a whole... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Craftside
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Today's Tasty Friday Tutorial is one of those answers to the question, "How do they do that?" We answer the question, "How do you make spun sugar?" The answer is from the book The Sweet Book of Candy Making: From... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2014 at Craftside
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I bet this technique for dyeing by osmosis from the new book Yarn Works: How to Spin, Dye, and Knit Your Own Yarn would be so cool to try, not only with yarn, but fabric and even maybe paper? Click... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Craftside
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Today, I have a necklace design to share with you that has a fun little technique I use regularly in my jewelry design. I tend to collect pins but I don't wear them. I scored this great scissor pin at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Craftside
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I tend to consider a fish as a summer motif, but this is the second fish pattern from our nordic knits book, Baby Knits from Around the World: Twenty Heirloom Projects in a Variety of Styles and Techniques that I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at Craftside
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Now that it is officially spring, regardless of whether or not it feels that way where you are, it's time to start some new projects and learn new skills. Either way, maybe getting yourself in the running for the soon... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at Craftside
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Granny squares come in so many fun motifs and patterns, it's a good thing you can make them and then mix and match them. This pattern for an orange slice granny square from the book Granny Square Flowers: 50 Botanical... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at Craftside
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As promised, today I have a tutorial on how to fold an origami twisted rose from the book Origami 365: Includes 365 Sheets of Origami Paper for A Year of Folding Fun!. And if you would like to get yourself... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at Craftside
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I am probably one of the only people on this planet who doesn't smother my food with ketchup, but just about everyone I know does put it on something. So I thought, wouldn't it be fun to share a recipe... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at Craftside
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I love regular taxidermy and all sorts of faux taxidermy, and this version of how to make a deer head with a sock from Boycraft: Loads of Things to Make For and With Boy (and Girls) is just darling! Scroll... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at Craftside
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To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, I thought I'd kick off the week with a giveaway: Featuring 2 new books: Boycraft: Loads of Things to Make For and With Boy (and Girls) Origami 365: Includes 365 Sheets of Origami Paper for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at Craftside
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In keeping with the St. Patrick's Day theme, not in a classic holiday dish, but simply in color I thought I'd share this recipe for "Green Goddess Dressing" from the book The Kitchen Pantry Cookbook: Make Your Own Condiments and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at Craftside