Illustrator Basics: How to Illustrate a Book Around Text

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in Drawing |

Working an illustration around the written text it will share with a printed page will be a great portion of your work as an illustrator, so knowing how to do it properly is very important. I'm here to answer your questions on how to work an illustration around text for winning picture book any editor would be happy to publish!

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Our Favorite Chunky Yarns + Enter to Win Your Own Copy of Chunky Knits!

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in Knitting |

Are you ready to cuddle up to the coziest yarns and projects this winter? Then you'll definitely want to check out Chunky Knits, my new knitting book! Enter to win a copy, plus see picks for beautiful chunky yarns that are perfect for cold weather.

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Pumpkin Carving Tutorial: A Very Craftsy Jack-o’-Lantern

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in All, Cake Decorating, Crocheting, Embroidery, Food & Cooking, Gardening, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Paper Crafts, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Weaving |

Show your maker pride! This Halloween carve the craftiest pumpkin on the block and be the envy of every crafter in town with our FREE pumpkin carving templates + tutorial!

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Free Pattern Friday: An Apple Pattern a Day…

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in All, Crocheting, Embroidery, Food & Cooking, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Quilting, Sewing |

Did you know October is "Apple Month"? With orchards overflowing with crisp, ripe apples, there's never been a better time to incorporate this iconic American fruit into your next handmade project than now. Check out this roundup of free apple-inspired patterns to give your creativity some serious juice.

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Food Photography: How to Capture a Recipe Through Photos

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Food & Cooking, Photography |

Have you ever wondered just how to capture the steps of a recipe through your photos? Check out the method I use and the steps I like to focus on throughout the process of a recipe! Plus, learn a few tips on how to take action shots.

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Enjoy Fresh Herbs All Winter Long: How to Grow Thyme Indoors

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Gardening | Comments

Thyme is a delightful culinary herb that enhances soups, salad dressings, casseroles, scrambled eggs and homemade breads with its subtle flavor. Growing thyme indoors in winter is a convenient and easy way to keep enjoying this delicious herb all year long. If you'd like to give it a try, here are some growing and serving tips you'll want to consider.

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Adventures in AppliCut: Creating Cutwork Appliqué

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 in Embroidery |

Learn how to take a cutwork design you love and use it as an appliqué design. It's easy! Instead of taking fabric away, you simply add it.

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