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I’m a serious walker.  You can see my other blog to learn more about that.  In the St. Louis area, it’s often to cold and blustery to walk outside without protecting my throat from all that cold air.  The very cold air is an asthma trigger for me so I work hard to avoid it.  I have used all …

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fastest-way-to-peel-apples

.. is to use a drill.

No seriously.

Dutch chef Jasper van Ramshorst probably got too bored peeling apples the normal way, so he got a drill, put it through an apple core, put the peeler on top of it and let the drill go.

The result, as you can see, is the fastest way to peel an apple, or a bunch …

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Winners!

by Heather Holbrook

Congrats to Kate, you’ve won the Somerset Memories magazine giveaway!

Also, we have a new winner for the Savvy Stamps giveaway, Diane! Our first winner never got back to me so I’ve picked a new winner.

Winners, be on the lookout for the e-mails I’ve sent you both.

**Please remember when you enter our giveaways be sure to correctly enter …

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somerset memories

There’s still time to enter to win the latest issue of Somerset Memories, click here to go to the original post and enter.

-Heather…

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And the Winner is……….

by Heather Holbrook

Congrats to Chery Florek, you’ve won the Savvy Stamps giveaway! Please respond to the e-mail I’ve sent you.

Thanks to everyone who entered!

-Heather…

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Crochet Mystery Piece

by jd wolfe

cro stash piece 0314That’s not a very good picture.  Blurry and overexposed.  Sorry.  But, I wanted to let you see what I found in my stash the about 20X20 inches and I have absolutely no memory of where I was going with this!  No memory of it.  I know the yarn is mill ends from that place that used to be in – …

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Giveaway Reminder: Savvy Stamps

by Heather Holbrook

Giveaway : Savvy Stamps

There’s still a little time left to enter to win some great new stamps from Savvy Stamps spring release.

Visit the original post for all the details.

-Heather…

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I usually wet-block my knitting projects, if I block them at all, but there might be reasons that you wouldn’t want to do that. Perhaps you’re working with a delicate fiber, or the project is huge and would stretch unpleasantly if it were wet, or you have a lace pattern you want to take extra care with, or maybe you …

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When I got the chance to try out Softsoap’s new liquid hand soap and do a project with it, I gladly said yes! My favorite is the Peony & Plum.The flavor is so lovely and fragrant. It smells like Spring in a bottle! It reminds me of a field of wildflowers on a sunny April afternoon. I’m happy to …

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And the winner is……..

by Heather Holbrook

Congrats Steph! You’ve won a copy of the current issue of Somerset Studio magazine! Please respond to the e-mail I’ve sent you.

Thanks to all who entered!

-Heather…

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magazine review and giveaway: somerset studio

There’s still time to enter to win the lastest issue of Somerset Studio magazine, click here to go to the original post and enter.

-Heather…

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The following review is part of the Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores® National Craft Month campaign.  I received compensation for this review; however, this is my personal, honest opinion based on my experience.

Tutorial: Pom Pom Posies wrist corsages

Spring time is busy at my house, y’all.  I’m sure it’s busy at yours too.  But that doesn’t mean we can’t find time to get some craftiness …

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unique-garden-planters

Spring is just around the corner and green thumbs are eager to start digging this year’s gardens. Gardeners should utilize complementary and proper-fitting planters to best display outdoor vegetation and plant life.

Rather than use standard, boring pots, consider these eight ideas to add flair to any garden.

Upcycled Colanders

Colanders can tarnish easily over time and rusted metal isn’t the most …

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And the winner is…….

by Heather Holbrook

Congrats goes to Eska! You’re the winner of the SRM Press DIY Princess Favor Kit giveaway on Craft Gossip! Please reply to the e-mail I’ve sent you.
Thanks to everyone who entered.
-Heather…

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review and giveaway, diy kits from SRM Press

You have until tomorrow night to be entered to win a fun Princess Party Favor Kit from SRM press! Click here to go to the original post and enter to win.

-Heather…

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Another Stampin’ Up! Review

by Heather Holbrook

Another Stampin' Up! Review

This is my third and final review for  the Stampin’ Up! Occasions mini catalog! This new catalog is chocked full of new stamps in wood and clear mount options, pretty Designer pattern papers, washi tapes, embossing folders, dies, embellishments and much more! With themes like Easter, baby, birthday, graduation, nautical, woodland animals, florals, Mother’s and Father’s Day along with trendy hot colors and patterns these new …

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Seaside Tinkered Treasures by Elyse Major Book Review via weddings.craftgossip.com

Welcome to the next stop on the blog tour for Seaside Tinkered Treasures by Elyse Major! A charming read, this book is brimming over with 35 seashore-inspired projects made from simple materials with easy instructions anyone can follow. If you’re planning a beach or nautical themed wedding, you’ll want to add this book to your collection. Or you can enter …

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Today I’m stepping a bit away from stamping to bring you a magazine review for Belle Armoire Jewelry. Published 4 times a year from Stampington and Company this publication is filled with ideas, techniques and inspirations for making beautiful jewelry. Project tutorials include materials lists, detailed directions and many also have wonderful step by step photos to help you create …

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Stampin’ Up! Review Part Two

by Heather Holbrook

stampin' up review part two

I’m back to share some more projects that I’ve made using brand new items from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions mini catalog! This new catalog is chocked full of new stamps in wood and clear mount options, pretty Designer pattern papers, washi tapes, embossing folders, dies, embellishments and much more! With themes like Easter, baby, birthday, graduation, nautical, woodland animals, florals, Mother’s and Father’s Day along with trendy hot

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finishing schoolIt turns out I had a lot less to say about finishing than I thought I did, so if you have any questions or topics I didn’t cover let me know and I’ll get to them next week.

In the meantime I wanted to share with you the best book out there about finishing: Finishing School by Deborah Newton. This …

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knit buttonholeI admit to not being much of a cardigan knitter, and I stick with pretty basic buttonholes when I do need them, either doing a decrease or a bind off for however many stitches and then casting on stitches to replace them in the next row.

It’s not elegant, but it works for my purposes.

But every time I think …

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sale: silhouette stamping kit

From today through Feb 28th Silhouette is having a fantastic sale, use promo code : GOSSIP at checkout and get one the these deals:

·         1 CAMEO, 1 stamping starter kit, 1 light hold cutting mat, 1 teal CAMEO dust cover for $269.99 (MSRP $351.96)

·         1 Portrait, 1 stamping starter kit, 1 light hold cutting mat, 1 grey …

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knit edging miraim feltonYesterday I mentioned that the easiest way to add an edging onto a knitting project — if it’s not knit as you work the rest of the project, anyway — is to crochet a border. But if you don’t like the look of crochet or don’t know how to do it, there are other options.

The most common way …

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Review: Stampin’ Up!

by Heather Holbrook

Review: Stampin' Up!

 

I’m so excited to bring you some projects made with products from the new Stampin’ Up! Occasions mini catalog! This new catalog is chocked full of new stamps in wood and clear mount options, pretty Designer pattern papers, washi tapes, embossing folders, dies, embellishments and much more! With themes like Easter, baby, birthday, graduation, nautical, woodland animals, florals, Mother’s and Father’s Day along with trendy

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orgnaizing ufosThis is probably something I should have mentioned back when we were talking about unfinished project triage, but I only just thought of it today while I was cleaning up some projects that had landed on my dresser.

When you’ve figured out which projects you want to work on right away and which ones it will take you longer to …

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