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Living Inspired: Camilla D'Errico

Posted by Autumn
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Camilla d’Errico is a product of her split heritage, Italian and Canadian rolled into one: Italian fiestiness, Canadian politeness, and an early addiction to Saturday morning cartoons, comics and manga. Thanks to her relentless energy, dedication, and just enough sleep deprivation, she has followed her dream of working creatively for a living. Camilla’s unique style has put her talent in high demand and her client list includes Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics, Random House, Tokyopop, Hasbro, [Read More...]

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Living Inspired: Bill Buchman

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Bill Buchman is an artist, musician, and teacher whose art focuses on the contemporary nude figure and abstraction.  Besides exhibiting his work, Bill also demonstrates and teaches his concepts  in his instructional book, Expressive Figure Drawing (Watson-Guptill),  on his five art instruction DVD’ s, and in workshops held around the US.  Bill also has his own special line of “Zen” Sumi brushes and reed pens.  To see more of Bill’s art and for more details visit his website. When did you start [Read More...]

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Living Inspired: Thom O'Hearn

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By day, Thom O'Hearn is a book editor for Lark Crafts. His books cover everything from printmaking and paper crafts to ceramics and letterpress. They have been featured in such places as The New York Times, the Tate Modern Museum, Dwell, Design Sponge, Apartment Therapy, Urban Outfitters, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art's bookstore. When he's done making books for the day, he's often found on the potter's wheel, brewing beer, or reading. He lives with his partner Heather in Asheville, NC.When [Read More...]

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30 Days of Creativity

Posted by Autumn

30 Days of Creativity is is an initiative for people to make something every day from June 1st to the 30th. This is the third year for the creativity initiative, and we think it's a great way to kick off a summer of inspiring arts and crafts!Participants can email, tweet, or pin projects to share, and get daily inspiration from the 30 DOC calendar. For more information and to join in on the fun, check out their website.And be sure to keep us posted on your craft-tastic June! [Read More...]

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Living Inspired: Drew Emborsky, aka The Crochet Dude

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Drew Emborsky is The Crochet Dude. He launched the wildly popular blog of the same name in 2005. He is the expert on the hit show Knit & Crochet Now! airing currently on PBS nationwide, and has been featured in national publications including BUST Magazine, Interweave Crochet, Knit.1, Knit 'n Style, Knit Simple, and Crochet Today!, as well as international newspapers such as The Sunday Telegraph (in London). His mother first taught him to crochet, and we're honored to bring you his Living [Read More...]

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Living Inspired: Jolene Roehlkepartain

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Jolene Roehlkepartain is a writer and speaker on family, parenting children and teenagers, and spirituality. Jolene has written 32 books, including Doing Good Together, Parenting Preschoolers with a Purpose, and What Young Children Need to Succeed. Jolene is also an avid Phalaneopsis orchid grower. She shared with us how she came to love growing orchids and a few useful tips about keeping these beautiful plants happy and healthy indoors.When did you first start growing orchids?I started growing [Read More...]

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Living Inspired: Gayla Trail

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Gayla Trail is a writer, photographer, and graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the creator of the popular gardening project, You Grow Girl and the author of “You Grow Girl: The Groundbreaking Guide to Gardening” and “Grow Great Grub: Organic Food from Small Spaces”. Gayla is also a frequent speaker, and spokesperson on the topics of urban gardening, ecology, and community. Gayla’s third book, “Easy Growing: Organic Herbs and Edible Flowers [Read More...]

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Living Inspired: Nerdigurumi

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MJ Bailey is the creator of the super-popular amigurumi website, Nerdigurumi.com. She is also a administrative professional, mother to a "nerdy rock n' roll" teenager, and a crochet pattern designer.When did you start to crochet? Is it true you started crocheting because of a videogame?I started crocheting successfully in the fall of 2009.  I had attempted to crochet on a few occasions prior to that, but struggled with various aspects of the basic concepts and techniques and usually gave up.  As [Read More...]

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A Very Special T-shirt Quilt

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We at OttLite are honored that so many of you have shared your special craft projects with us. Christening and prayer shawls, baby blankets, DIY wedding decorations, special occasion handmade cards, and more.This particular project came to us through the mail. Not email--the old-fashioned post office kind of mail. We were so touched by the story that we wanted to share it with all of you.Joyce from Dade City wrote that this memory quilt is made of blood donor T-shirts her husband had accumulated [Read More...]

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Pillowcase Shoulder Bag

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Here's a pretty project from the people at Martha Stewart.com.  Upcycle a solo pillowcase into a stylish shoulder bag!Sleeper of a Bagfrom MarthaStewart.comGive an orphaned pillowcase a new home -- over your shoulder.1. Trim 1/4 inch off the closed end, and cut the case in half on the diagonal. Turn the fabric of each of the four diagonal cut edges over by 1/4 inch, twice; pin, and hem.2. Place one pillowcase half inside the other, lining up bottom edges; pin, and sew at front where fabrics [Read More...]

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