How to Make Wooden Boxes With Dovetails, Part 1: Sizing and Marking

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Woodworking |

In this first installment of a series on how to make custom wooden boxes with dovetails, discover useful tips for sizing and marking your wood.

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Slip into Cozy Knitted Socks for Fall

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Knitting |

Do cold feet get you down in the fall and winter? Start knitting one of these cozy pairs of socks now to avoid a chill and keep your feet nice and toasty all winter long!

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Sweet Chic: 5 Essential Tips for Making Cupcakes That Wow

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Cake Decorating | Comments

Cupcakes shouldn't always be a "quick fix" dessert. When done right, these mini cakes can be surprisingly chic, stylish and grown up! With our top five tips for creating beautifully crafted cupcakes, from a simple swirl to elaborately decorated treats, you're tiny treats are sure to be the toast of the party season!

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Change of Scenery: How to Digitally Remove Paper Backgrounds in Photoshop

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Drawing |

If you intend on using an image on greeting cards, T-shirts, or even on a Web site with a colored background, removing the paper background from a scanned image is a vital skill. Read on for step-by-step instruction on how to digitally remove the background from your illustration:

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Get Organized! Craftsy Instructors Spill Sewing Room Secrets

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Quilting, Sewing |

Craftsy instructors tell all! Take a tour of Kimberly Einmo's sewing room and learn what Elizabeth Dackson always keeps next to her sewing machine.

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Meatless Monday: Simple Vegan Taco Recipe

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Food & Cooking |

Vegan cooking can sound intimidating but it doesn't have to be! These simple vegan tacos will show you how easy and affordable it is to make a vegan meal, so you can turn "Taco Tuesday" into "Meatless Monday."

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True Colors: Using Color to Convey Emotion in Art

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Drawing, Painting |

Color can be a powerful way to convey emotion in your illustration or fine artwork. It can be used to create a literal mood, such as a blue-grey rainy scene or a bright yellow breakfast nook in a kitchen, but it can also be used more figuratively to subtly evoke emotion through objects and characters. Here's how you can use color to help convey different moods in your next work of art.

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