Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Win a Copy of Lark's Craft Camp Book For Kiddos

Say hello to Craft Camp: Over 40 Fun Projects for Kids! I'm thrilled to be a contributor of this fun book from Lark Crafts.

Read on to find out how to win your own copy!



Inside the book you'll find three of my projects:
  • Galaxy T-Shirt
  • Yarn Painting (pictured below)
  • Arm-Knitted Scarf

 
 

There are plenty of other fun projects in there for ages 6-12. The crafts are categorized from easiest to most challenging, so you can pick the right craft for your kid.

 
Want to win a copy for a creative kid you know? Just fill out the Rafflecopter below. I'll contact the winner via email on or around August 6th. Good luck!

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If you don't win or you missed the giveaway, order Craft Camp: Over 40 Fun Projects for Kids here!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Sewing an Oliver + S Family Reunion Dress



I sewed this dress for my niece for her birthday back in March, but it's only in the last week that my mom could persuade her to try it on and take pictures. Judging from these photos, I think she likes it.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Crafty Stuff in Austin, Texas


Chair at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center's café

I visited Austin, Texas, a few months ago and I neglected to share all the awesome crafty stuff I saw. Better late than never, yes?



I was super lucky to see Shou Ping's paper sculpture exhibit at the Wildflower Center.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

A Pass to Try Creativebug FREE This Month!

Creativity is Contagious - 1 month free

I'm a longtime member of Creativebug. I took their Imposter Shawl class over the winter, and right now I'm working on a sampler from the Advanced Embroidery Sampler class taught by Rebecca Rinquist.

Creativebug recently restructured their pricing, so it's much more affordable. And now, if you use this pass, you'll get Creativebug FREE until June 30th, plus one class to keep forever. Pretty good deal, huh?

Click here to redeem your FREE month using code SUMMER2015!

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Enter to Win a Copy of Super Simple Stick Weaving

Last week, I had a little booklet called Super Simple Stick Weaving published. The book uses Clover weaving sticks, a neat tool that lets you use yarn to weave pieces of fabric without a fancy loom.



This booklet is meant for tweens and teens, but anyone can try out the projects in it. There are even instructions in the front to help you learn all the basics.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Oh, Baby! Knit Baby Booties + Choosing Baby Yarn

Knitting baby gifts is awesome because they're so darn tiny. They take no time at all when compared with, say, that pair of socks you knit your Dad for Christmas that took more than ten hours.

I made these cute booties for my friend Anna's baby girl. She's due very soon, though I think it might take some time for Baby L to grow into these. Anna was the first person I met in Asheville, and as an ex-NYCer herself, she was a lifesaver when I transitioned from Brooklyn to Asheville. Her baby deserves lots of handknit goodies.


Yarn: Lion Brand Modern Baby in Green

Pattern: Time Flies Booties from What to Knit When You're Expecting by Nikki Van De Car

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

FREE eGuide: Take Better Photos of Your Crafts (and Everything Else)

When you blog on a budget, you have to be a jack of all trades. You need to have skills in HTML, CSS, writing headlines, tagging your posts -- an amount of knowledge that is usually spread throughout a web team of ten people. But the one area where I struggle most is taking photos.

Photos are one of the most important parts of blogging. Photos are what most readers notice first, and if your photos are yucky, you're likely to miss out on a lot of page views.



Taking great photos doesn't just apply to blogging. It can even apply to crafters who want to sell their patterns, photograph an event, or show off their work on Ravelry.

If you're like me and you struggle with getting the right light, focus, props, and angle with your camera, then this free eGuide from Craftsy is for you.

Download the Free Photography eGuide from Craftsy and start improving your photos now.

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