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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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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...]

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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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Living Inspired: Lawrence Scaduto

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Lawrence Scaduto makes a lot of things. He is mostly known as the man behind Ohnoho, a Brooklyn-based guitar effect pedal store. In addition to making things to make music, he is also a musician himself, as well working in video production. And he cuts his own hair.What made you decide to hand-craft guitar effects pedals?There’s a certain affliction common to many musicians called GAS: Gear Acquisition Syndrome. The most common symptom? Creating eBay saved searches for rare audio equipment.... [Read More...]

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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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Why so SAD?

Posted by Autumn

For many, the season of snow, ice and freezing cold is a welcome treat. A winter wonderland full of snowmen, icicles, and hand-knit scarves. For others, it is a months-long battle with fatigue, irritability and depression.It’s kind of like the difference between this…and this…Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as the Winter Blues, is a kind of depression that occurs at certain times of the year, usually during winter. (Go figure.)SAD often affects people who live in climates with long [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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Mitten Commitment Wrap-up

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The first-ever Mitten Commitment was a huge success, and we couldn't have done it without you! We received mittens from just about everywhere...even as far away as Finland! We received hundreds of mittens, and you shared with us that even more mittens were donated in honor of the Mitten Commitment to local charities all over the country. The Salvation Army was thrilled to include your handmade mittens in gift baskets to be delivered to needy families.As mittens came into our office, they quickly [Read More...]

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