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Free Online Quilting Classes

As this is quilting month I thought I would point you in the direction of some free quilting classes from Craftsy. For any of you who haven't come across Craftsy yet you are in for a treat. They offer classes in all sorts of arts and crafts subjects and the ones I have taken - including jewelry design, crochet and drawing - have all been great. The teachers are excellent and [...]

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A Love of Quilting Made Kristina Dust Off Her Sewing Machine

Hi my name is Kristina Riauke and I live in Ireland. I've been making quilts for the past year.   I discovered that I loved quilting ever since I went to my first quilting class. I bought my first sewing machine to hem my husband's trousers 6 years ago and until I discovered quilting it stood in my home collecting dust .   The first quilt I ever ma [...]

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Needle Felted Rabbit Eggs Tutorial

I have had a real passion for crafting with felt over the past two years, and have noticed my little creations really appeal to crafters in particular. I hope you enjoy this simple needle felted rabbit for Easter! Materials you will need: Felt Roving {light brown, black & pink} Compressed of 'Flat' Felt Roving {light brown to match body} Small to Medium Sized Styrof [...]

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Giveaway - Win One of Five Quilting Books

I want to say a big thank you to Search Press who have provided us with these absolutely stunning quilting books for our March giveaway. Even if you aren't a quilter yet these books will make you want to give it a try. If you want to find out more about each of these books then click through to the links below - you won't be disappointed. Modern Rainbow - Rebecca Brya [...]

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Quilting Month - Meet Penny Who Loves to Quilt

This month I have designated it quilting month on the blog. Don't worry that doesn't mean that we won't be featuring other crafts - including a super cute needle felted rabbit tutorial next week - but for the next few months at least I want to have a theme. This will mean posts, news, recommendations and giveaways centred around the theme of the month. To keep up with what we h [...]

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WiReD Boutique - Beautiful Handmade Jewelry

Today we have a guest post from Pam Millershaski who tells us all about the handmade jewelry she creates for her store WiReD Boutique. WiReD Boutique came about because I really wanted to do something cool for you that I happened to love too!  It all started in January of 2013, when I opened my jewelry shop on Etsy.  I had previously opened a cross-stitch shop (www.wir [...]

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Social Media & Newsletter Training For Your Creative Business

Do you want to get better results from your social media efforts? Would you like someone to review your profiles to make sure you are heading in the right direction and then follow an online course to get the very best out of social media you can? Would you like to learn how to set up and run a mailing list and newsletter so that you get your handmade items in front of mo [...]

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Giveaway Time - Rock Art Craft Book

** This giveaway is now closed and the lucky winner is Jaime Haney. Thanks to all those who entered and congrats Jaime I will be emailing you shortly. Watch out for some quilting book giveaways coming this month and if you want to be the first to hear about them you can always sign up to my newsletter. ** Have you seen all the beautiful designs that people are painting on [...]

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Vegging Out Valentines Tutorial

These cute little valentines are the perfect way to send something a little different to friends and family this February. Get as creative as you can with the sayings on the back and the recipient will be tickled! Materials you will need: heart cookie cutter(s) watercolor paper fancy patterned paper (wrapping paper will do) paints & a paintbrush scissors [...]

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Art of Crafts Interview: LISU Wedding & Handmade Jewellery

For today’s interview please welcome Susan from LISU Wedding and Handmade Jewellery who is going to tell us more about the background to her business and how she find inspiration for her beautiful designs. 1. Welcome Susan. Firstly, please introduce yourself and tell us a little about where you are based, for example in which country and part of that country? Hi my name [...]

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Half Price Sale on All Jewelry in My Etsy Store Plus Free Shipping

I am currently have a sale in my Etsy store - all jewelry is half price and there is also free worldwide shipping. Come and grab yourself a very pretty bargain :-) Below is just a selection head over to the store for the full range. // [...]

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Help Your Creative Business to Thrive

First of all I would just like to wish everyone a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year and I hope 2015 is a great one for you. As we turn the corner into the new year I wanted to reach out to those of you with a handmade or creative business. I know that isn't going to be everyone so if you don't have a creative business, or have no intention of starting one, I give y [...]

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