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9 FREE Patterns Make Your Valentine’s Heart Flutter

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Show your Valentine how much they mean with more than a store-bought card: Instead, give them a handmade, heart-filled gift! From pincushions and potholders to tote bags and mug rugs, there's a pattern for every kind of Valentine — even hard-to-shop for co-workers and relatives!

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5 Pen & Ink Techniques You Should Know

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The pen really is mightier than the sword — especially if you know the right techniques for drawing with pen. From selecting the right materials to creating contrast, we'll show you the basic skills you need to create pen and ink drawings you're proud of.

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Win a Pattern Book + Yarn in One Easy Click


Is there anything quite as therapeutic as knitting? We don't think so! That's why we're giving you a chance to win a new book full of patterns that are perfect for kicking back with your needles. Find out how to enter here!

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10 Family Portrait Ideas Every Photographer Should Try

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With parents, kids and maybe even grandparents in the mix, photographing a family is no easy task. While there's so much you can't control, you can prepare yourself with the right equipment, communication and these expert tips.

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No Guy Could Resist One of These Awesome Knit Hats

Knit Hats for Men

Some dudes are adventurous when it comes to donning hats, while others prefer a more classic style. Choosing just the right pattern can sometimes be tricky. No matter what type of hat you're looking for, you'll find a great pattern to download here.

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Trend Alert: How to Ice a Semi-Naked Cake

Semi-Naked Layer Cake

Semi-naked cakes aren't as scandalous as they sound. Learn more about this oh-so trendy cake decorating technique, plus give it a try for yourself with our FREE step-by-step photo tutorial.

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