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DIY Bedroom Décor

Posted by Autumn

Maybe it’s the shorter days and longer nights, or maybe it’s pre-Spring Cleaning inspiration, but for some reason you just keep staring at your bedroom and contemplating how you’re going to afford a complete makeover. Before you break the bank to buy that bed with the aquarium headboard or the antique steamer trunk to use as an end table, check out these fun, simple and inexpensive ways to DIY-decorate your sanctuary….Sweet Wall ArtThis super-cute décor idea adds a fun, whimsical touch to any [Read More...]

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Living Inspired: Anna Hrachovec

Posted by Autumn

Anna Hrachovec is a knitted toy designer and author of two books, Knitting Mochimochi and Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi. She launched her own website, Mochimochi Land, in September of 2007. Her quirky knitted creations have been featured on The Martha Stewart Show and exhibited in galleries worldwide. We asked Anna about what inspired her to create her super-cute and strange mochimochi toys.What inspired you to start knitting? How did you learn? I first learned to knit when I was a high school exchange [Read More...]

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DIY Holiday Decorations

Posted by Autumn

The presents are wrapped, the holiday cards are in the mail and the fruitcake from your boss is safely hidden in the freezer. The holiday season has a lot of DIY and crafty projects to offer, and here are a few more you might like to try. Don’t worry, none of them involve fruitcake! Film Canister Holiday LightsThis craft comes to us from our peeps at Photojojo. The upcycled film-canister lights make great Christmas decorations, but would also look great around a patio or porch banister any time [Read More...]

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Quick and Crafty Gift Ideas

Posted by Autumn

It’s happened again! It seemed like summer only just ended, and suddenly Thanksgiving is over and now Christmas is right around the corner! October and November always seem to fly by—and if you’re like me you need some fast, crafty holiday gift ideas. And I found some great ones, by searching some of my favorite sites on the Internet:. Here are a few fun and fast projects that would make perfect presents for anyone on your Nice list:Scrabble Tile Coasters (from Domestic for Dummies)Perfect for a [Read More...]

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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

Posted by Autumn

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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Ideas For Organizing Your Crafting Tools

Posted by Marissa

“Where are the scissors? I swear a had them right here on the table!”If you’re a crafter, this line probably sounds very familiar. Don’t worry… you’re not alone. Having a double ( sometimes even a triple) pair, doesn’t save you from the mysterious black hole that eats the tool you need at the time you most need it!Been there, done that! That’s why I decided to post my Fave Four organization TIPS  to help your crafting experience become much smoother and without any unexpected [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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