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Apr
19
2017

What Inspires Katie O'Brien Denton - Calligrapher & Artist

Posted by Marcea
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(Images courtesy of Katieobrien.co)Katie O'Brien Denton is an artist, designer and calligrapher who is passionate about all types of art. Learn more about how Katie got into calligraphy, how music and nature inspire her and how her OttLite lamps help her get creative. How long have you been an artist?  I was always doodling as a kid. Every time we went places I’d be constantly be asking my mom for a pen and paper out of her purse. When I’d go to my grandma’s she would give me ideas of things to [Read More...]

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Nov
04
2016

What Inspires Beverly McCullough - Vintage Craft Lover

Posted by Marcea
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(Photos courtesy of FlamingoToes.com) A former graphic and web designer, Beverly McCullough enjoys a wide variety of crafts including home décor, embroidery, crochet and sewing.  Taking all those loves, Beverly created the blog Flamingo Toes which she says she wants to “be a FUN place”.  Learn more about Beverly, her love of antiques and how OttLite lamps help her see while she's working.  How did you get started crafting? I started when I was little. My mom sewed a lot of our clothes.  It was [Read More...]

Tags: crafting crochet Embroidery Flamingo Toes OttLite sewing What Inspires
Categories: What Inspires Needle Arts



Sep
29
2016

Introducing the Ultimate 3-in-1 Craft Lamp

Posted by Marcea
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September is National Sewing Month. To celebrate, OttLite is highlighting our newest floor lamp, the Ultimate 3-in-1 Craft Lamp. An updated version of our 3-in-1 Craft Lamp, the Ultimate 3-in-1 Craft Lamp is a versatile magnifying lamp that converts from floor lamp to a table lamp or a clamp-on lamp depending on what works best for you. Product Manager Kelly Martelli has worked at OttLite for over 11 years and has helped bring a wide variety of OttLite lamps to market. We spoke with her about [Read More...]

Tags: 3-in-1 Lamp Clamp-on Lamp Crafting Light desk lamp floor lamp LED Magnifying Light natural daylight lamp OttLite OttLite Lamps Standing Lamp Standing LED Lamps Task Lamp
Categories: Magnification Lamps Needle Arts LED Lamps



Sep
23
2016

Sewing A Homemade Baby Blanket

Posted by Marcea
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There’s not much more exciting than a new baby! New babies need lots of things, including plenty of blankets. Blankets are also great for new moms to keep in the car or diaper bag – you never know when baby will need to be changed or take a nap! I found a great tutorial online from Sugglebug University on how to make a baby blanket with handles.  I had a friend who had just had a baby so, with a few slight modifications from the original pattern, I decided to try my hand at sewing one [Read More...]

Tags: baby baby blanket baby gift blog craft DIY Homemade OttLite sewing
Categories: DIY Crafts Needle Arts



Aug
01
2016

Guest Blog - Crocheted Can Cozy by Moogly

Posted by Marcea
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OttLite Ambassador Tamara Kelly is this month's guest blogger.  The creator of the crochet blog Moogly, Tamara shares with us a pattern to make a Crafty Hanging Can Cozy.  A great way to upcycle old cans and also get organized for back to school, this pattern is simple and helps to brighten up your supplies! Take it away Tamara . . . What have I been crafting under my OttLite? The Crafty Hanging Can Cozy! It's a fun craft that combines crochet, paper, washi tape, and recycling... and can help [Read More...]

Tags: blog crafting crochet crocheting Lion Brand Yarns Moogly OttLite recycle upcycle
Categories: DIY Crafts Needle Arts



Jul
22
2016

6 Tips For Healthier Eyes from Dr. Gannon of the Low Vision Institute

Posted by Marcea
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Dr. Marc Gannon OD, FAAO has been working to help people improve their vision for over 40 years.  Dr. Gannon gives us 6 simple tips to help keep your eyes healthy throughout your life. 1. Relax Your Brain "The main reason we blink is to rest the brain.  A lot of people think that we're blinking to try to spread tears across our eyes to maintain lubrication but we really blink to give the brain a rest. Even better is if you close your eyes for 30 to 60 seconds every 15 to 20 minutes to give the [Read More...]

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Categories: Health and Wellness



Jul
20
2016

What Inspires Kody Miller - Tattoo Artist

Posted by Marcea
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(Images courtesy of Kody Miller)Kody Miller has had a love for tattoos since he was a small child. Based in Kansas City, Missouri, Kody currently owns Hand and Dagger Tattoo where he and his team create a variety of tattoos for customers. Learn more about how Kody found out about tattoos, some interesting requests he’s received and how his OttLite helps him create this centuries-old form of art. When did you become interested in being a tattoo artist and how long have you been doing it? I [Read More...]

Tags: Body Art Kody Miller OttLite Tattoo Art Tattoo Artist Tattoo Lamps Tattoo Shop Lamps Tattoos What Inspires
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Jul
19
2016

5 Great Battery Powered LED Lamps for Traveling

Posted by Marcea
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Whether you’re traveling for work or for pleasure, having great lighting is important. When you’re on the road be sure you can see everything clearly with a portable OttLite lamp. The same OttLite technology with the ability to be a battery-operated lamp makes these lamps the perfect travel companions!LED Task Light Designed to be portable (notice the handle at the top?), this lightweight lamp is adjustable to whatever position you need to aim the light. Only needing 3 AAA batteries, the LED [Read More...]

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Categories: Travel Lamps



Jul
01
2016

Darby Smart Craft - Mini DIY Terrariums

Posted by Marcea
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I recently contacted Darby Smart after visiting their website to see if they’d be interested in partnering with OttLite for one of our monthly crafts.  If you haven’t heard of Darby Smart, they’re a website that believes in the fun of crafting.  With a bunch of crafting ideas, supplies and even a monthly crafting box mailed right to your home, Darby Smart is the perfect site for anyone who loves to craft. Once Darby Smart kindly agreed to send me one of their crafts in a box, I picked the [Read More...]

Tags: crafting Darby Smart DIY OttLite Terrarium
Categories: DIY Crafts LED Lamps



Jun
22
2016

What Inspires Twinkie Chan - Foodie Crocheter

Posted by Marcea
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(Images courtesy of Twinkie Chan)Twinkie Chan was taught how to crochet when she was 10 and has been making fun crocheted items ever since.  Designing and crocheting food items has become Twinkie’s signature and her work has been featured in a variety of places, including contributing designs to the Sanrio 50th anniversary art show. Although she’s never taken an official crochet class, Twinkie’s intricate food designs have taken the Internet by storm. Learn more about Twinkie, how she got her [Read More...]

Tags: blog crochet Crocheter food Hello Kitty OttLite What Inspires
Categories: What Inspires Needle Arts


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