10 Sweet Handmade Greeting Card Ideas for Easter

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Paper Crafts |

Easter is coming, and who doesn't love new inspiration for handmade greeting card ideas? Spring is such a fun time of year to send and receive happy snail mail. Is there really anything better than receiving a thoughtfully crafted card in the mail? Here are 10 bursts of inspiration to get you ready to craft your own greetings and say, "Happy Easter" to your favorite people this spring. Read more

Explore the Mystery and Drama of Bargello Quilts With Karen Gibbs

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 in Quilting | Comments

Interested, yet a touch afraid, about Bargello? Don’t be! There's no Bargello monster under your bed, I promise! Join expert quilter Karen Gibbs as we explore the fun and drama of Bargello! Read more

Stay Safe in the Workshop with These Woodworking Safety Tips

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Woodworking | Comments

Are you interested in woodworking but concerned about safety? A shop full of sharp blades and powerful machines can be intimidating if you don’t know the basics of how to stay safe. Practice these safety tips in your shop and you’ll have an enjoyable experience making things out of wood for years to come. Read more

Colorful Canvas: Types of Watercolor Paper for Perfect Paintings

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Fine Art | Comments

Painting with watercolors is not only fun but also very forgiving. However, using the right (or wrong) type of watercolor paper can truly make or break a painting. Here's what you need to know about painting with types of watercolor paper to avoid mistakes and create beautiful, fluid paintings! Read more

Sealed With a Stitch: 10 Adorable Embroidered Gift Ideas

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Embroidery, Sewing |

Love the look of zippered pouches but hate the thought of sewing a zipper? Enjoy creating embroidered gifts, particularly when they don’t require lengthy and complicated finishing? Make them in the hoop with this collection of delightful and quick embroidered gift ideas! Read more

Giving Back With Quilting: Quilts of Valor Foundation and Kimmy Brunner

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Quilting |

Have you ever heard of the charity Quilts of Valor? The organization provides quilts for soldiers and veterans touched by war. Our very own Craftsy instructor, Kimmy Brunner, is raising funds for the Quilts of Valor Foundation. She wanted to share with you what this organization means to much her and how your quilt donation would contribute greatly in honoring those who sacrifice so much. Read more

Stitching Up Stockinette: How to Knit the Stockinette Stitch

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014 in Knitting |

Stockinette stitch creates a fantastic fabric. It's smooth, polished, and let's be honest, it's an easy knitting pattern to work on while watching TV. Stockinette stitch (abbreviated St st) is a stitch that works well for almost any yarn. It is great for variegated yarns as the simple fabric really allows the colors in the yarn to shine. Read more