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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



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
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



Jan
20
2016

What Inspires Marcy Harriell – The Jazzy Sewer

Posted by Marcea
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(Images courtesy of Oonaballoona.com) Actress, singer, sewer and all around Renaissance woman, Marcy Harriell is the magic behind Oonaballona.com.  Part sewing blog, part online party, Oonaballoona began when Marcy and her husband (known as Ruggy on the blog) moved from New York City to Los Angeles in 2008. Advised to get a hobby when she moved to West Hollywood, Marcy picked up sewing and hasn’t looked back.  Now back in New York City, Marcy continues sewing and keeping her followers [Read More...]

Tags: acting crafting New York City Oonaballoona Oonaballoona.com sewing What Inspires
Categories: What Inspires Needle Arts



Jul
22
2015

What Inspires Ed Roth - The Stencil Artist

Posted by Marcea
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Creating stencils has been a passion for Ed Roth since he was a teenager and started using stencils to customize furniture. The owner of the stencil company, Stencil1, Ed has created stencils that have been used in hotel rooms, shown on Martha Stewart’s television show and used to customize Converse sneakers. Read our interview with Ed to learn more about stenciling and how living in New York City defines his artwork.Why did you select stenciling as the medium to use for your art? I picked it up [Read More...]

Tags: crafting crafts DIY painting stencil
Categories: What Inspires



Apr
17
2015

Crafting With The Rich & Famous

Posted by Marcea
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Actress Elizabeth Taylor Are you surprised to hear there's a Celebrity Scarves book series or that Kate Moss was given her first knitting kit by her husband?Many ‘regular’ people enjoy crafting but as you start looking at famous people, you’ll find that a lot of them also enjoy crocheting or knitting. Or, in the case of former professional football player Rosey Greer - crocheting, knitting and needlepoint! Greer is often credited with “allowing” men to participate in these crafts and showing [Read More...]

Tags: acting crafting crochet Hollywood knitting OttLite relaxing
Categories: Needle Arts



Oct
21
2014

Up Close and Personal

Posted by Chaya C
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We sat down for a quick Q&A with OttLite product manager Kelly M. to get the scoop on our newest products, our handheld magnification line!Tell me about the new OttLite handheld magnification line.We are always looking for ways to bring helpful and fun products to our customers. As a product designer, my mission is to help our customers do what they love –longer and better. So, our new line of magnification was a natural extension of our line. The new line brings together optical-grade [Read More...]

Tags: close-up comfort craft crafting crafts development fun hand-held innovation interview magnification new OttLite see view



Aug
11
2014

What inspires Rebecca Yaker -- One-Yard Wonders Co-Author

Posted by Jessica
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Ever wonder what you could sew with just one yard of fabric? Rebecca Yaker (formerly known as the “Sock Monkey Lady”) and co-author Patricia Hoskins can show you 303 awesome ways to turn your fabric stash into something wonderful. Check out this great interview with Rebecca where you’ll learn about what inspires her, knitting for the Super Bowl, shoe making and more!What was the inspiration for the One-Yard Wonders series?The inspiration had a little bit to do with the publisher.... I’m a [Read More...]

Tags: author craft crafting crafts create DIY dress fabric fun inspire interview knit knitting monkey OttLite ottspirational rebecca rebecca yaker sew sewing sock sockmonkey
Categories: What Inspires



May
15
2014

Two Arms and Two Thumbs Up!

Posted by Jessica
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What has two arms, is super flexible and can help you see even the finest details with ease? It's the OttLite DuoFlex Magnifier Lamp!We love this lamp because it is so functional. Our designers wanted to create a one-stop lamp for enjoying OttLite's incredible illumination and having the power of a magnifier all in one unit that sits right on your desk. If you use instructions or work with fine details, this magnifying lamp makes it easy to zoom in. And, the flexible arms hold the magnifier in [Read More...]

Tags: bright craft crafting create fun inspirational knit lamp magnification OttLite ottspirational review sew sewing two
Categories: Magnification Lamps



Jan
24
2012

Sew Along With Suede

Posted by Marissa

If you haven't heard of Suede you are in for a treat. Suede is the super fun and fashionable designer who has created some of the freshest patterns for men and women under his Suede Says line which you can check out at his site or in great fabric/craft stores near you.Today (1/24) Suede is starting his first ever  SEWAlong which goes through Valentines Day. Even better, a portion of the proceeds from the pattern sales fo to Keep A Child Alive Organization. Check out the below message from Suede [Read More...]

Tags: crafting giving project sewing Suede