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Aug
06
2015

What Inspires Tamara Kelly – Moogly Creator

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Photo courtesy of Craftsy.comTamara Kelly, creator of the blog Moogly, came to her passion in a roundabout way. After starting a parenting blog she deciding it wasn’t for her. She kept her site active though because she had a crochet pattern she’d written posted on the blog and didn’t want to lose it. A few years later Tamara decided to start a business where she created crochet work on commission but quickly discovered she really loved creating patterns and the website transformed from [Read More...]

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Jul
31
2015

Back To School Storage Containers

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Summer is almost over and it's time to start thinking about back to school.  Back to school can mean many things but most importantly it means new supplies!  In honor of back to school, here is a fun craft for kids of all ages to help them get organized for the new school year.  It's perfect for the student desk, dorm room or home office.MaterialsAll of the items below can be purchased at your local crafts store: Acrylic Paint (we used yellow, white, blue, and red) Chalkboard Paint – [Read More...]

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Jul
28
2015

Stitch N Pitch 2015

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 Photos courtesy of Kristin LohrOn Sunday, July 26,  Stitch N Pitch came to the Tampa Bay area. OttLite is headquartered in Tampa, FL so we definitely wanted to get involved!A national event for people who love the needlearts, Stitch N Pitch gathers needle artists and seats them together at a professional baseball game. Sponsored by The National NeedleArts Association and major/minor league baseball teams, this event allows knitters, crocheters, embroiders, cross-stitchers and needlepoint lovers [Read More...]

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Jul
22
2015

What Inspires Ed Roth - The Stencil Artist

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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...]

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Categories: What Inspires Crafty



Jul
14
2015

Summer Reading List

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With longer days, nice weather and vacations, summer is a great time to read those books you've been meaning to pick up.  It's also a great time for new books since it's prime time for new books to be published.There are plenty of lists out for you to find summer books from the traditional (NPR, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times) to the non-traditional (Bustle.com, Miami New Times,  and The Huffington Post).  In addition to those lists, below is a list of the favorite summer books [Read More...]

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Jul
07
2015

Personalize Your Sunglasses

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 We're right in the middle of summer and here in Florida it's hard to get around without a pair of sunglasses. While it's great to have a pair, sometimes it's hard to keep track of them and some of the inexpensive pairs aren't that cute. So why not decorate them?I found this craft on modpodgerocks.com. It's fairly simple and lets you put your own personal spin on your glasses with a little paper and glue! Materials* Pair of inexpensive sunglasses (dollar stores often carry them)* Several pieces [Read More...]

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Categories: Crafty



Jun
25
2015

4th of July Wreath

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July 4th, also known as Independence Day, is a time when Americans get together for food, fun and fireworks. Many houses and buildings are covered with bunting and other decorations to show their national spirit.  We have a simple craft inspired by a craft on JoAnn.com that will help you decorate your house while still giving you time to enjoy yourself.Materials  * 16 inch foam wreath* Approximately 2 yards of contrasting patriotic fabrics (approx. 1.5 yards of one fabric and 1/2 yard of the [Read More...]

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Jun
15
2015

What Inspires Marjie Kemper - The Tag Artist

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Using ink and paper, Marjie Kemper creates layered and textured works of art. Art journaling and stamping since 1999, Marjie, who describes her style as ‘shabby chic’, uses her creativity to make a variety of mixed media pieces. Read our interview with Marjie to learn more about tag art, what color palette she loves and why she’s game to try anything new.How long have you been stamping and how did you get started?  When my first son was born, a friend showed me a scrapbook she had. I had no idea [Read More...]

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Jun
02
2015

Cheers to Father's Day - DIY Beer Cap Coasters

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  Another holiday is upon us and this time we celebrate the dad’s in our life. Father’s Day is June 21 this year so it's a great time to get creative.This go round we’re going to make resin beer cap coasters. Myléne Hillam, one of our ‘What Inspires’ interviews, loves to work with resin and sells these kits on her website.  When I saw Myléne's kit I got very excited because I have a large collection of beer caps I've been saving for years just waiting for a project! Since Myléne can only ship [Read More...]

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May
27
2015

What Inspires Debrah Block Krol - the Wearable Art Designer?

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Colors, textures, nature… These are just a few of the things that Debrah Block Krol loves. We were lucky enough to take a peek into the life of this amazing fabric artist and learn about the beautiful wearable art that she creates. How did you get into creating wearable art?With my training in painting and love of sewing and embroidery, combining textiles and paint was just a natural progression. I use the finest silks and softest hand painted wool for my felting work and each piece comes out [Read More...]

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