Showcase Your Talent in the First Craftsy Pattern Design Awards!

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in All, Crocheting, Embroidery, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Paper Crafts, Quilting, Sewing | Comments

This October, we want to celebrate the amazing pattern designers whose hard work and creativity has given us the tools we need to create incredible projects. Read on to find out more — including how you can be entered to win the Craftsy class of your choice!

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Recycle Your Garden! How to Save Garden Seeds for Next Season

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in Gardening |

Saving seeds is simple, and it's a great project to involve the whole family in. Keep reading to learn all the ins and outs of saving seeds so you can start recycling your garden in a whole new way!

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How to Repair Fondant: 5 Tips for Fixing and Preventing Fondant Disasters

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in Cake Decorating |

Cracked, lumpy, dry or torn fondant is an absolute nightmare when all you want is for things to go smoothly (pun intended). So many different factors from humidity and environment to an unfamiliar brand of fondant can work against you when it comes to covering cakes. With our top tips for working with and preventing fondant disasters, you're cake decorating experience is bound to be less bumpy!

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Well-Bread: How to Make a Classic Sandwich Bread

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in Food & Cooking |

Ready to take your sandwich from okay to hooray? This homemade bread recipe comes together so quickly and easily that it's bound to become part of your regular recipe rotation, and of course, you can use it to make any sandwich you love even better!

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Illustrator Basics: How to Illustrate a Book Around Text

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in Drawing |

Working an illustration around the written text it will share with a printed page will be a great portion of your work as an illustrator, so knowing how to do it properly is very important. I'm here to answer your questions on how to work an illustration around text for winning picture book any editor would be happy to publish!

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Our Favorite Chunky Yarns + Enter to Win Your Own Copy of Chunky Knits!

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in Knitting |

Are you ready to cuddle up to the coziest yarns and projects this winter? Then you'll definitely want to check out Chunky Knits, my new knitting book! Enter to win a copy, plus see picks for beautiful chunky yarns that are perfect for cold weather.

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Pumpkin Carving Tutorial: A Very Craftsy Jack-o’-Lantern

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in All, Cake Decorating, Crocheting, Embroidery, Food & Cooking, Gardening, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Paper Crafts, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Weaving |

Show your maker pride! This Halloween carve the craftiest pumpkin on the block and be the envy of every crafter in town with our FREE pumpkin carving templates + tutorial!

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Free Pattern Friday: An Apple Pattern a Day…

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in All, Crocheting, Embroidery, Food & Cooking, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Quilting, Sewing |

Did you know October is "Apple Month"? With orchards overflowing with crisp, ripe apples, there's never been a better time to incorporate this iconic American fruit into your next handmade project than now. Check out this roundup of free apple-inspired patterns to give your creativity some serious juice.

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