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Happy Halloween from OttLite

Posted by Autumn

Goblins, ghosts and ghouls…oh my! It’s Halloween, time for jack o’ lanterns, haunted houses and costumes! On Halloween, kids and adults alike can enjoy donning a mask, wings or horns and become something otherworldly. If you’re in a pinch for a creative costume idea, here are a few we like:Photojojo says go as a black-and-white photo. Paint all visible skin with gray-ish white costume makeup, and accent your lips with black lipstick. Ta-da! Take it one step further by replicating the outfit of a [Read More...]

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Eeek! pumpkins craft

Posted by Autumn

Here’s a super-easy pumpkin craft from Kaboose. I love these little exclamatory pumpkins. They’re easy to make and look adorable. What a great way to decorate your house for Halloween!What you'll need:6 mini pumpkins (add more if you'd like)Pins, metal brads, or 3-dimensional stickersGreen floral foam or scrap newspaperBlack craft or spray paint How to make it:Decide whether you'd like to use pins, brads, or stickers for this pumpkin project.If the pins or brads you are using are not black on [Read More...]

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A life with many interests: crochet

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People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.I learned how to crochet about three years ago. I've mastered scarves, hats, and baby blankets. Friends and family members are always asking for sweaters, socks, and those adorable amigurumi toys. But I've a confession to make: I'm a lazy crocheter. I can chain, single-, double-, treble-, and even half-double crochet stitch with the best of them, but when it comes to shaping I’m abysmal. Sleeve holes are as apt to vanish on my [Read More...]

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Photo negative candle holders

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Here's a quick and crafty solution for all you shutterbugs wondering what to do with the neglected negatives taking up space in your closets. Negative candle holders are simple, fun, and add a nice photog-touch to any decor.A big shout-out to Photojojo for this nifty idea!Negative Candle HoldersWhat you need: Photo negativesGlass candle holdersGlue dots, or double-sided tape Step 1: Measure AroundMeasure your strip of photo negatives around the candle holder to see how many frames you need to [Read More...]

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Low-tech letters

Posted by Autumn

When was the last time you wrote a letter? Not email, not an IM, not a Facebook wall post. I mean a real, tactile, pen-and-paper letter?The art of the personal letter used to be taught to young boys and girls in grammar school—now it’s about as common as making macramé hanging baskets for indoor plants.  Which is a real shame, because who doesn’t love getting a letter in the mail? And really, don’t you think the postman gets bored of delivering Valu-Paks and cable bills? I would.With those [Read More...]

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Living Inspired: Interview with Anna Hrachovec

Posted by Autumn

What inspired you to start knitting? How did you learn? I first learned to knit when I was a high school exchange student in Japan. My host sister taught me because she had recently learned, and my first project was a purple fun-fur scarf. Then I picked it up as a more involved hobby when I was in college, and my boyfriend's mom (now my mother-in-law) encouraged me. She bought me lots of yarn, so I couldn't refuse! Do you have a favorite place to craft (studio, living room, on the subway, [Read More...]

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