The Craftsy Blog

Delicious Roast Chicken on a Weeknight? You Bet!

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Can we let you in on a little secret? It IS possible to cook delicious roast chicken on a weeknight. This recipe for oven-roasted chicken breasts comes together in just 40 minutes with minimal prep and clean-up.

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7 FREE Knitting Patterns for Toddlers

Free Knitting Patterns for Toddlers

We knitters love stitching up tiny baby patterns for newborns — but what happens when those babies grow into toddlers? These FREE patterns are here to keep the cute and stay sturdy during playtime.

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Take More Creative Portraits Now: 6 Tips


There's more to taking a portrait than capturing a straight on head-shot. Follow these six tips to start taking more creative, engaging portraits at your next shoot.

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How to Draw Beautiful Portraits in Just 5 Steps

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Drawing lifelike portraits in colored pencil can feel overwhelming, but when you break the process down into only five steps, it feels much more manageable! Learn the simple parts of the portrait drawing process with this colored pencil tutorial.

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Have You Tried Watercolor Sketching?


Watercolor sketching allows you to capture the world around you in a free, expressive way. Learn the basics of this technique to get started, including how to find a subject matter and the materials you need.

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