6 Tips for Creating Emotive Characters in Illustration

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Drawing |

Subtle differences can make big difference when creating emotions with your characters. There's a world of emotion just waiting to be captured on the page, whether you're working in pen and ink, pastel, or oil. Here's a collection of helpful tips on capturing emotions for your drawn or illustrated characters.

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How to Make a Stylish Sheet Metal Pendant in 8 Simple Steps

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Jewelry Making |

Learning to make a basic sheet metal pendant is an easy skill that once learned can be adapted for projects as versatile as cuffs, earrings and simple rings. And you can further customize the pieces by using some of the texturing techniques we’ve covered in our post on how to texture metal. Start making your own custom pendants today with this super simple step-by-step tutorial!

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Cutting Your Knitting on Purpose (Yikes!) With Steeks

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Knitting | Comments

Having a major freak-out just thinking about cutting your knitting? Find out what steeks in knitting are — plus, what they can do to help make your knitting easier!

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Making a Tage Frid-Style Stool: Time to Drill Holes for the Legs

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Woodworking |

With the seat, seat extension and their joinery ready to go, it’s time to focus on drilling holes for the legs of our Tage Frid-style three-legged stool. There are two major tasks to accomplish when making the seat: cutting 1” holes to join the legs and shaping the curve of the seat.

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NYC-Style Treats: Making Italian Rainbow Cookies

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Food & Cooking | Comments

If you have spent time in the New York metro area, these New York rainbow cookies (also called Italian flag cookies) will certainly be a familiar sight. But you don't have to travel all the way to the Big Apple to savor these colorful confections. Keep reading to discover the secret to enjoying NYC rainbow cookies, without ever having to ride the subway.

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The Triangle Maxi Dress: A Quick & Easy Sewing Tutorial!

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

Maxi dresses are showing up everywhere this summer. And, because now is the time when you'd rather be outside wearing a dress instead of being inside sewing one, I came up with a simple maxi dress pattern that's as easy to make as a summer breeze!

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Capture a Memory: Landscape Art Quilting Tips

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Quilting |

Landscape art quilting is a very popular technique. From abstract to realistic, a landscape art quilt is a great way to capture a memory from a favorite place in fabric. Learn three ways to get started here!

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