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Living Inspired: Cathy Clark

Posted by Autumn

Cathy Clark is a multi-crafter; she knits, sews and makes jewelry. She’s also a big fan of OttLite, and we’re glad she is! It was her amazing knitting that we first noticed, and so she shared with us a little bit about how she became a knitter, what kinds of projects she loves to make, and a funny tip for beginning knitters.When did you start knitting? Who taught you?I started knitting about two years ago. I watched a lot of videos online and went to a local knitting store for help.What made you [Read More...]

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A handmade card for your Sweetie!

Posted by Jennifer

Why wait until next Valentine's Day to tell someone you think they're sweet? Tell them any time with this cupcake-themed card.The color scheme for this project was really driven by the envelope I selected. I made sure to use my OttLite Folding Task Lamp ***shameless plug*** when selecting the card stock so that all of the colors were complimentary.After I established the size of the card and cut the window opening for the cupcake drawing, I traced the window size onto my drawing paper. Then I [Read More...]

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Living Inspired: Janie Davies

Posted by Autumn

Jane Davies is a full time artist working in collage, painting, mixed media and encaustics. She offers workshops at her studio and nationwide, focusing on helping people to find a personal and playful approach to creating. She is the author of several books, including Collage Journeys: A Practical Guide to Creating Personal Artwork and Adventures in Mixed Media: Collage, Stitch, Fuse, and Journal Your Way to a More Creative Life. We caught up with Jane to ask her about her work and her creative [Read More...]

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T-Shirt Necklace Craft

Posted by Autumn

How many old T-shirts do you have in your closet? How about your dresser drawer--the one you never open for fear of a printed-cotton tee explosion? Yeah, we thought so. T-shirts are kind of like those fuzzy Tribbles from the original Star Trek. You get one at a marathon or a concert and it seems harmless, but the next thing you know you've got dozens of them filling up random drawers, spare closets, and boxes marked TO DONATE.So, what to do with all your past-prime T-shirts? If you're [Read More...]

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Make Your Own Mardi Gras Mask

Posted by Autumn

Mardi Gras, also known as Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday, is an annual festival of fun and feasting. It traditionally marks the last day for such revelry before Lent—40 days of austerity and sacrifice—begins.Mardi Gras is famous for parades, dancing, food and beverage, and above all, costumes. The masks at Mardi Gras celebrations range from beautiful to bizarre and everything in-between.Make Your Own Mardi Gras MaskWant to join the party? Here are a few tips for creating your own Mardi Gras [Read More...]

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Valentine Pom-Pom Garland

Posted by Autumn

It's the big day! The chocolates are bought, the cards are signed, the flowers are en route. What's left? How about a sweet and simple decorative craft? Perfect for a Valentine's Day party at home, the office, or at school.Valentine Pom-Pom Garlandfrom noodlehead What you need:red, pink, and wite pom-poms, in various sizestransparent threadneedle Thread the pom-poms on a length of transparent thread.Tie a knot in the bottom and thread the pom-poms on with a needle, tying knots to secure and [Read More...]

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Living Inspired: Franklin Habit

Posted by Autumn

Writer, illustrator, and photographer Franklin Habit’s first piece of knitting—a vaguely rectangular six-foot scarf—was produced during his student days at Harvard University in the 1990s. In 2005, inspired by the emergence of the online knitting community, he created The Panopticon. What began as a project diary is now one of the most popular knitting blogs. Habit is also the author of It Itches: a stash of knitting cartoons as well as multiple knitting essays.Could you tell us about your [Read More...]

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OttLite Show & Tell Contest

Posted by Autumn

Was there ever anything more fun than Show & Tell? We can’t think of anything, so we’ve decided to bring it back with our OttLite Show & Tell Contest!We want you to Show us what you're making and Tell us how your OttLite makes it more enjoyable. Do you quilt and love how OttLite’s 508® Illumination makes it easier to match color pieces? Are you a sewer who can see each tiny stitch because of OttLite's perfect balance of brightness and contrast? We can’t wait to see and hear what you’ve got to [Read More...]

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Sweetheart Knit Valentine

Posted by Autumn

The origin of the Valentine’s Day holiday is still mostly unknown, but what we do know is that it is one of the most popular occasions for handmade gifts and cards. Just the thought of all that crafty affection sets our hearts all a-flutter! Here is just one of the super-sweet ideas we fell in love with.Sweetheart Knit Valentinefrom flax & twineA quick confession from Autumn: I’m not a knitter (I crochet), so rather than try to decipher the step-by-steps for this project, I’m simply including [Read More...]

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DIY Bathroom Décor

Posted by Autumn

It’s the room that nobody likes to talk about, but everybody wants clean and fresh. (Well, most people, anyway.) If you’re looking for a few fun DIY ways to spruce up your washroom—look no further. We’ve pulled together a few of our favorites. They’re easy, affordable, and will transform your privy into a pretty powder room!DIY Air Freshnerfrom The Burlap Bag Why spend tons of money on air fresheners that are often too strong or too sweet? You can make your own in just 2 easy steps!What you [Read More...]

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