yarnmarket sold to love knittingAccording to a notice on their website and an email sent to subscribers, Yarnmarket has closed its doors and its remaining stock has been sold to Love Knitting.

Yarnmarket was an online yarn, pattern and notions store that was in business for more than 10 years.

The email, sent as usual by Jan and the Yarnmarket Staff says in part:…

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Techinque: "Rock and Rol"l Stamping (using mutiple ink colors on one stamp)

One of the hottest new products out right now for card making are the Wink of Stella pens, they add a wonderful touch of shimmer to your cards. Just like Catherine Pooler I recently got the clear pen and LOVE adding the glitter over top of my stamped images. Visit her blog to see how to ink a stamp using multiple …

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minecraftpartyideascollage

My nine-year-old loves Minecraft, as do most of his friends. If there’s a Minecraft-themed party in your future, check out Catch My Party’s list of Minecraft party ideas. The free Minecraft printables and the Creeper balloons are my personal favorites.

What clever Minecraft party ideas have you seen?…

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Tutorial: Putting a smooth hem on a curved fabric

Tutorial: Putting a smooth hem on a curved fabric

Hemming a curved piece fabric, like on a circle skirt, can be challenging.  The nature of circles is that the outer edges are longer than the inner edges, so when you turn in a hem you’re essentially needing to stitch a longer length of fabric to a shorter piece.  Daniela from …

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The Quilt Shop by Art Meripol downtown-eurkea-springs

I have a special nominee this week for my Best Fabric Shop Storefront contest, namely The Quilt Shop. For starters, it’s located in a historic flat iron building in downtown Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Second, the photograph itself is phenomenal; it’s the work of Art Meripol, former Senior Travel Photographer for Southern Living magazine, a position he held for 25+ years.…

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39wallart

Finding the perfect piece of art for your wall can sometimes be pretty difficult.  We get it in our mind what we want, but can’t seem to find it anywhere to buy.  Well, thank goodness we are crafters!  Why not make your own wall art?  These 39 easy DIY’s from Buzzfeed can help you with just that.  Read through the …

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Tutorial: Hooded dress-up capes for kids

Tutorial: Hooded dress-up capes for kids

Never underestimate the power of a cape to transform a child into a superhero or princess or evil villain.  Rachael from Rachael Rabbit shares a tutorial showing how you can make a hooded cape for kids’ dress-up play.  She shows how you can make it in four variations. With small adaptations, it can be a …

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knit a pair of mittens in mottled stripesKat at Just Crafty Enough set herself the goal of knitting a pair of mittens each month this year, and she’s taking it easy for July with a pair that uses stripes rather than her usual more complex colorwork.

The Sunset Stripes Mittens are worked with two strands of yarn held together. Sometimes both are the same color; sometimes they …

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tube-art (1)I have to believe that since you all keep crafting and sending in links to the cool projects you are making with recycled tp tubes you all want to keep reading about them. I personally love them and can’t believe that this cool piece of wall art is made with them. pop on over to the link Ellen sent in …

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Construction Pom Pom Pick Up and Sort Game
Do you have a little boy – or girl – who doesn’t like to participate in any sort of educational activities? If so, try this game! They will have so much fun, they will never suspect they are learning something.

This is a fun game that can be used to teach colors, sorting, and counting. It is also a great …

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Free pattern: Comfy knit lounge pants

Free pattern: Comfy knit lounge pants

Autie from iCandy Handmade shares a free pattern for making a pair of comfy knit lounge pants.  I live in lounge pants like these!  As soon as I walk in my door, I change out my skirts or jeans (or other responsible people clothing) and put on my stretch knit pants.  She doesn’t say …

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Barn Owl Print

Fox Print

I was browsing the etsy treasuries recently and I saw this lovely owl print by Sublimecolors. I love owls, and I think Elina’s Barn Owl painting is just gorgeous!

She paints more than just owls though, she also has adorable paintings of birds, mermaids, foxes, as well as offering cards, journals and handmade accessories.

If …

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cat-rope-coil-basketStephanie from The Crafty Kitty shares a tutorial at Henry Happened showing how to make the cutest kitty cat coiled rope basket.  You can make it on your sewing machine, with the rows of rope sewn together with a zig zag.  At the top, the rope makes pointed kitty ears.  Buttons make eyes and stitches make whiskers.  On the back, a length of …

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Packing-for-Project-Life by rukristin

Whether you’re heading to a crop, a friend’s house or going on a trip, these tips from Kristin will help you take your most needed Project Life basics on the road. She shows how she used a kit tray and large envelope to pack what she needed.

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Review: A Muse Studio Stamps

by Heather Holbrook


reveiw: a muse studio stamps

This is my second review for the brand new A Muse Studio Catalog, if you missed my first one you can check it out here.

The brand new A Muse Studio catalog is filled with fantastic new stamps, paper and embellishments!! The are many general themes like the beach and ocean, travel, birthday, sports, phrases and words, large background …

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Bubble quilt for brother

by Scarlett Burroughs


Puff Quilt for Brother

Skylar of Awaiting Ada made this handsome bubble quilt for her brother to enjoy in his desert shanty. She explains it’s much larger and heavier than other quilts she’s done in this style, requiring her to make some adjustments in the construction. Read the full story of her gift quilt, plus get her tips for sewing a large bubble …

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Tutorial: Crochet yoke sundress for a little girl

Tutorial: Crochet yoke sundress for a little girl

Fabi from Fabi Creates combines crochet and sewing to make this beautiful little girl’s sundress.  The yoke is crocheted, while the dress that is sewn to it is sewn from fabric.  The look is breezy and summery.  This style of dress has a lot of flexibility in sizing and can grow with your …

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Tutorial: Skirt with a hidden kangaroo pouch pocket

Tutorial: Skirt with a hidden kangaroo pouch pocket

Veronica from SewVery shows how you can make a skirt with a hidden kangaroo pocket.  Rather than sewn on the front of the garment, like you’d find on a hoodie, the kangaroo pocket on this skirt is on the back of the fabric.  It looks like there are individual pockets on each side, but …

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Melissa hosts of “The Sweet Escape” is a proud to be a Home & DIY contributor at Apartment Therapy, creator of Toronto Lifestyle Bloggers group and bi-monthly Blog Brunch as well as the founder of The Happy Blogger workshop series. Melissa is sharing her adult “modern advent calendar” with us with a complete tutorial to follow.  I love the way …

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Thanks to everyone for entering the giveaway for The Complete Photo Guide to Jewelry Making- 2nd edition. You can find my review here.

Congrats to Kate who won the giveaway! Kate, I’ve emailed you. you have  week to respond, if I don’t here from you then I’ll choose a new winner.

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