Totally Sketchy: Techniques of Sketching to Improve Your Art

Posted by on Dec 24, 2014 in Drawing | Comments

Sketching can be an art in itself, and a powerful skill-building technique that will improve every facet of your artwork. Now that you have pencil and paper in hand, how do you get started?

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The Best Time to Buy Cheap Embroidery Blanks

Posted by on Dec 24, 2014 in Embroidery, Quilting, Sewing |

If you weren't busy enough, don't forget that Christmas is the best time of year for finding bargains on items you can embroider for next year! These designs will have you running to get the blanks in bulk.

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Router Mortising With a Simple Jig

Posted by on Dec 24, 2014 in Woodworking |

Check out this effective method for making mortises with a plunge router and a simple woodworking jig. This tutorial offers tips and step-by-step instructions.

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Must-Know Tips for Choosing the Right Button for Your Knitting Projects

Posted by on Dec 24, 2014 in Knitting |

Measure the buttonhole. Find a corresponding button. If only choosing buttons for knitting projects were that simple! Consider these tips next time you're choosing buttons for knitting projects.

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Announcing the Winners of Craftsy’s Holiday Contests!

Posted by on Dec 24, 2014 in Cake Decorating, Contests & Giveaways, Crocheting, Drawing, Embroidery, Food & Cooking, Gardening, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Painting, Paper Crafts, Photography, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Weaving, Woodworking | Comments

We're revealing the winners of THREE of Craftsy's recent contests. Don't miss checking out these inspirational entries!

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A Comprehensive List of Resources for Sewing Bags

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 in Sewing | Comments

Sewing your own bag is so much fun, but locating water-resistant fabrics, hardware and strappings can be a tremendous challenge. Here's the who, what, when, where of bag-making materials, so you can find all you need with ease!

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How to Make Homemade Spiced Cider

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 in Food & Cooking | Comments

This recipe for spiced cider is perfect for warming you up on cold nights — and it will fill your kitchen with wonderful smells as it cooks. You'll never go back to store-bought cider again!

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