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Posted Sep 25, 2015 at Craftside
Over at the new Craftside blog there is a great list of 21 Christmas Craft projects collected from the past years. Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Craftside
Pop on over to new home of Craftside for 21 Thanksgiving crafts. Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at Craftside
I am so excited, as of tomorrow Craftside will have a new home at It will still be the same fun and fabulous inside peeks into our crafty world, we are just moving! Please subscribe to our new feed... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at Craftside
Happy Wednesday! First up, I want to let you know Craftside is going to be moving over to It will still be the same fun and fabulous inside peeks into our crafty world, we are just moving! Please subscribe... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2014 at Craftside
When I got my new copy of The Complete Photo Guide to Jewelry Making, 2nd Edition: More than 700 Large Format Color Photos, I spotted the page featuring the hole drilling tool and thought it looked like a really cool... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at Craftside
Whether you have a mellow dog or a new frisky puppy, keeping you both safe when trimming their fur is always a top priority. To keep from knicking or cutting anyone while grooming, try this tip for choosing round tip... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2014 at Craftside
Today, I have another of my "Craft Book Mash-ups!" Two books that collided to give you my latest creation, Citysketch Paris: Over 100 Creative Prompts for Sketching the City of Lights and Tangle Stitches for Quilters and Fabric Artists: Relax,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at Craftside
Whether you are a beginner knitter or have been playing with 2 sticks and yarn for years, this great tip for caring for a knit shawl with a garter stitch center from the book First Time Knitting: The Absolute Beginner's... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at Craftside
I am so excited about the new book The Drawing Club: Master the Art of Drawing Characters from Life by Bob Kato. Bob is the founder of LA's weekly drawing workshop, where artists learn to draw amazing characters using real... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Craftside
Today, I have a special treat. Katherine Gleason author of Anatomy of Steampunk: The Fashion of Victorian Futurism has written a guest post for Craftside! It is a fun look into her kitty-filled world and her experience making the sleeve... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at Craftside
First up, congrats go out to Marybeth P. of Marshalltown, IA. She is the winner of our big Zentangle giveaway that included the soon to be released Tangle Stitches for Quilters and Fabric Artists: Relax, Meditate, and Create with Rhythmic... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at Craftside
Friday Art prompt! We all take little breaks during our day, whether we are at a desk job, or at home wrangling the family. Take a minute to sketch! Use the image below and fill in the remaining areas of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2014 at Craftside
I love to cut things up and let me tell you Paper Cut: An Exploration Into the Contemporary World of Papercraft Art and Illustration is filled with some of the most amazing cut up art! One of my favorite ways... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at Craftside
I love the trend of people holding up words on a page, but I hadn't seen words on a page used in places to convey meaning, thoughts, or emotions. Take these 3 photos by Seokmin Hong featured in the book... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Craftside
Are you an origami aficionado? Well, then I bet you will be enthralled by the book Origami Master Class Flowers. And just to get you started, you can Download the full tutorial on how to make an origami narcissus. Make... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Craftside
First up, co-author Shelby Allaho shared a variation of a project from her book, Crocheting Clothes Kids Love: 28 Fun-to-Wear Projects, where she used a scarf patttern to make a knit kerchief for her daughter. So cute! Also, if you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Craftside
Sometimes it's fun to whip up a quick, new piece of jewelry when you only have a short amount of time but have the need to create. This beautiful wrap bracelet, featured in the book Artful Handmade Wrap Bracelets, is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Craftside
Sometimes it's fun and cathartic to simply make a whole bunch of simple things and then arrange them. That is just what I did inspired by a page in Playing with Color: 50 Graphic Experiments for Exploring Color Design Principles.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at Craftside
Today's giveaway is all about fabric and fiber and all the great ways to knit, crochet, quilt, felt, weave and more with fabric and fiber. If you do one of these crafts but are considering trying a new one this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at Craftside
Wow! The fall decorations are already in the stores, so it's time to start fall crafting and that means Halloween is just around the corner! This cool rib cage skeleton pop-up card from the book Playing with Pop-ups: The Art... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Craftside
Happy Monday! I hope you had a fabulous 4th of July weekend. I thought I'd share some cute art by Helen Hodges featured in one of the all-time cutest books 1000 Dog Portraits: From the People Who Love Them. Why... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Craftside
Happy 4th of July! In honor of this auspicious holiday, I thought I'd share this Streak o' Lightning quilt block made in red, white and blue fabric from the new book, The Quilter's Palette: A Workbook of Color & Pattern,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at Craftside
I think it's fun to add little touches to garments and home decor items. This crescent braid pattern from The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet, 2nd Edition is just the kind of detail that would add just a little touch... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Craftside
Here, I have what I would call a "kick-it-up-a-notch" jewelry tutorial. If you make jewelry, than I bet you might know how to make wire wraps and bead links, but I really like the look of this wire-wrapped bead link... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at Craftside