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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Top October Treats: The Month’s Most Popular Posts + More

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in All, Cake Decorating, Crocheting, Drawing, Embroidery, Food & Cooking, Gardening, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Other, Painting, Paper Crafts, Photography, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Weaving, Woodworking |

Happy Halloween, crafters! We don't have any tricks up our sleeves here on the blog, but we do have plenty of treats in case you missed them.

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Sweet Temptation: 5 Fabulous Modeling Chocolate Decorations

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Cake Decorating |

Modeling chocolate is by far one of the best and most delicious mediums to work with in the world of cake decorating. Get inspired with our top five fabulous chocolate decoration ideas — perfect for your next sweet project!

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6 Top Tips for Architectural Photography

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Photography |

Photographing buildings and man-made landscapes can be a satisfying art form for both the professional and the amateur photographer. It’s a beautiful thing when architects, engineers and builders can all come together to produce a giant 3-D and functional piece of art. Learn how to take great architectural images with these tips.

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Add a Little Texture: Weaving With Weft Deflections

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Weaving |

Incorporating weft deflections in your weaving is a simple way to bring texture and movement to your handwoven pieces. In this article I will describe how to use a block threading to encourage waywardness in your weft. Read on!

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Free-Flowing Foliage: How to Paint Fall Leaves

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Drawing, Painting |

Nothing is more playful or heartwarming than a beautiful fall day accentuated with warm and golden shaded leaves flowing and swirling through the air. Beautiful leaves painted simply or in detail can add so much to a painting. And the best part is they are so easy to draw and paint! These tips will add will you add action and even emotion to your artwork.

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When and How to Make Full-Size Woodworking Project Plans

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Woodworking |

Full-size drawings are sometimes a great aid to building a project and can give you the visualization necessary to work out construction and design issues. Here's when to use them, why, and a simple, low-cost setup to make them.

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Breathe Easier in Your Home With These Air Purifying Houseplants

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 in Gardening | Comments

The amount of indoor air pollutants in the average home is astounding. From carpets and mattresses to cleaners and air fresheners, toxic vapors are everywhere. Luckily for us, there are a number of houseplants that double as air purifiers. We reveal the best plants that will look pretty while also making your home safer and healthier here.

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