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A BLOG ABOUT CRAFTING ADVENTURES IN THE FAR NORTH
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Alaska Crafter meets Craft in America
Let me tell you, crafters, I discovered a secret in my mailbox shrouded in a sassy red envelope that made me realize we can have our cake and eat it too, or at least we can have our TV and love it too. I know, I know, you're thinking HGTV, or the Food Network, but this is even better. Aptly named Craft in America, this five-part series is my answer to darkening days and freezing nights and is brought to us by my childhood television love, PBS.
Monday, September 20, 2010
A New Knit in Town
|Robin Mason, new owner of Forget-Me-Knot yarn store.|
Tucked right inside the double doors of the formerly-filled-with-Gottschalks end of the Mendenhall Mall lies the shop, Forget-Me-Knot. Expect to be greeted with a smile and a few pairs of needles clacking away in the back. And don't be surprised if you encounter a tween knitting away alongside a more ripened soul, that's just the kind of knit-spot it is.
Friday, September 17, 2010
In Denver? Drink Beer!
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Sunwoo Starfish- adorable stuff!), entrepreneur, advocate, and poet. Her poetry is such a vital part of her life and her brilliance, and she has just come up with a new way to share the love with her local haiku stand.
Don't live in J-town? No worries!!! BUY one online!!
She has an etsy where she will send you a haiku written especially for you on a topic of your choice. She even sends it via snail-mail- I know, blowin your mind a bit.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Trashed Tee Stash Tutorials
Fathers and mothers hoard their old college T-shirts full of sentimental value, while children muss, smudge, grow out of and just plain destroy their tees, then return them to the dresser without another thought. Thankfully, professional crafters have found ways of dealing with this calamity, and they are willing to share their knowledge to reign in worldwide TTS. Listed below are two projects aimed at reducing your TTS while still getting some used out of your old friends.
Tee Ruffles Embellishment:
To add a little pizzazz to your newer tees without breaking the bank, embellish them with older tee add-ons.
Tools: a new tee and an old tee in complementary colors, scissors, a soda can, fabric chalk, needle, thread.
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