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Living Inspired: Franklin Habit

Posted by Autumn

Writer, illustrator, and photographer Franklin Habit’s first piece of knitting—a vaguely rectangular six-foot scarf—was produced during his student days at Harvard University in the 1990s. In 2005, inspired by the emergence of the online knitting community, he created The Panopticon. What began as a project diary is now one of the most popular knitting blogs. Habit is also the author of It Itches: a stash of knitting cartoons as well as multiple knitting essays.Could you tell us about your [Read More...]

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More DIY Valentines

Posted by Autumn

Cupid's got nothing on us! Everywhere we look, there are fun and crafty ways to celebrate the day of love and romance. Here are a few more of our favorites!Valentine Gift Conefrom MarthaStewart.comThis traditional German craft looks fit for cake decorating, but it's really a bag filled with sweets for your sweetheart.What You Need:Valentine Gift Cone templateMedium-weight paperScissorsDouble-sided tapeBone folderCrepe paperLaceWhite glueDresdensRibbon1. Download and print template. Use template [Read More...]

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Heartbreaker Valetine

Posted by Autumn

Valentine's Day is such a great opportunity to share a little handmade goodness, we can't help but share with you a few of our favorites! Here's another crafty Valentine's Day project!Heartbreaker Valentinefrom danamadeit.comWhat you need:colorful papercomputer printerstapler/staplesscissorscandyPrint the heart template on bright, colored paper. You can find the template by clicking here.Cut out your hearts with scissors, trying to keep some of the black outline in there.Staple around the [Read More...]

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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

Posted by Autumn

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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