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I just discovered this site today!  It’s a part of Coats&Clark that I’ve never seen before.  There are a few free crochet patterns on the site, including this beautiful dress.  You must register with the site to download the free patterns, but it may well be worth that small effort.

Since I have just recently returned to sewing also, …

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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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Peeps products

I was given a wonderful opportunity to shop at Peeps & Company and create a basket with their products. I’m actually purchasing some more items, but the above shows what I purchased with $50 budget given to me.

The basket and the cup took up most of my budget, but my teenager will be very happy on Easter morning. I’ll …

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The Pocket Source Website

by Francine Clouden

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The Pocket Source is a new website dedicated to everything pocket scrapbooking. Whatever system you use, Project Life, Simple Stories, Snap Albums….. you’re sure to find ideas and inspirations that you can adapt to your albums. And discover other systems you may not know of! The site has a blog,  and a community forum with members sharing their tips …

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Review & Giveaway: The Essential Sewing Reference ToolI’ve got a new book review posted in our Giveaways  section.  Go there to read my review of The Essential Sewing Toolkit by Carla Hegeman Crim  (The Scientific Seamstress) and to enter the giveaway to win a copy.

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tunictitleSachiko from Tea Rose home shares a tutorial at Riley Blake Designs showing how to yourself a pretty new top for spring.  It’s her faux button down tunic, a loose fitting sleeveless tunic.  The buttons down the front are decorative only so there are no buttonholes to make.  The dimensions and template she provides will make a size XS to S, …

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il_570xN.549852505_nznd Even the envelope it came in was cool! Yes I was sent a review Small paper Pink Flamingo Ephemera pack filled with 25 pieces of vintage papers from the UK and the envelope it came in had cool postage markings. Pink Flamingo Ephemera carries all sorts of pretty kits based on theme, color, topic and more! I haven’t decided what …

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Product Review - Canon Selphy vs Epson Picturemate by Kerri BradfordIf you’re in the market for a dedicated photo printer, Kerri Bradford has posted a comparison of the Canon Selphy and the Epson PictureMate. These two self-contained mini printers bot print 4×6 photos. Kerri gives a bit of technical background on both printers, explains the pros and cons of each and then shows a side by side comparison of …

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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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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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Free pattern: Hospital scrubs for an American Girl dollAG Doll Fan shares a couple of free patterns on her blog, Arts and Crafts for your American  Girl Doll, for making a set of hospital scrubs for an 18″ doll.  Use a solid blue broadcloth to make them look like real scrubs.  Or, change out the fabrics and make a whole wardrobe of (non scrub) pants and top for …

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New Product: Marker Spritzer

by Heather Holbrook

New Product: Marker Spritzer

Get more out of your markers using the new Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer. This tool gives you a cool air brush effect, this is great to use with stencils! Tim has a video showing how to use this cool tool with his markers and others (like Copics and Sharpies!) on the Ranger blog.

-Heather…

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cro symbol chart

Jamey Ekins has created this great crochet resource that we all need to have on hand.  You can’t really read the chart depicted here, but the one on her site is much clearer.  If you are ever uncertain about UK vs US crochet terminology, this simple, attractive chart will eliminate any difficulty.  It’s so nice to have the crochet symbol …

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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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Review: New Silhouette Products

by Heather Holbrook

Review: New Silhouette Products

Silhouette has released some really cool new items recently and I got the chance to try a couple of them out. One is the Washi sheets, these are semi-transparent sheets (similar to washi tape) that come in 12″ x 12″ sheets, you get three sheets with 3 patterns on each sheet in a pack and best of all they …

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Silhouette Sale!

by Heather Holbrook

Silhouette Sale!

From Thursday February 6-Friday February 14, you can get HUGE discounts on the following Silhouette products by using promo code: GOSSIP at checkout.

1.    The Silhouette CAMEO®, The Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software, the glitter collection sketch pens, and the metallic collection sketch pens for $269.99 ($94 in savings)

2.    The Silhouette Portrait™, The Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software, the glitter collection …

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Dr Who Tardis Soap Gift Set

by Shellie Wilson

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This little gem is for all the Dr Who Fans out there. This 4 piece set contains Dr Who themed soaps for your enjoyment. Just $8.50 and the best thing is they Ship WORLDWIDE. Get in touch with your inner geek and order now.

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Review & Giveaway - Rubber Band Jewelry at Craft Gossip-1

 This giveaway is now closed.

 

So I know that this isn’t scrapbooking, but when Design originals contacted me I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to review the Totally Awesome Rubber Band Jewelry by Colleen Dorsey. As well as give a copy away to one of you!

 

If one of your kids has a loom (Rainbow Loom, Cra-Z-Loom, or …

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Unicorn Farts Mist Spray

by Shellie Wilson

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Fortunecookiesoaps.com has these amazing soaps! Gift baskets start at $15.99 and contain soaps such as Cotton Candy Jelly, and Unicorn Farts Mist Spray.  With a name like that how can you not buy some. The other adorable thing with this product is the labeling, It’s called “Mist Me” As in missed me? perfect for Valentines day gifts. Check out Shannon

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Magazine Review: The Stampers' Sampler

The Stampers’ Sampler magazine has been around for many years and is one of the few magazine devoted completely to stamping. It’s also one of my favorites, I’ve been reading it for a very long time and was thrilled to even have one of my cards published in an issue! I find they are always on top of new stamping trends, …

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Etsy Shop: The Painted House

by Heather Holbrook

Etsy Shop: The Painted House

Take your stamping off the paper and onto your walls with these amazing rubber paint rollers from the Painted House. Visit their shop on Etsy for lots of cool designs.

-Heather…

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Gift Idea – Martini Sippy

by Shellie Wilson

479cb7575dcd4fcf75e61a53f08a005eLooking for the perfect gift for new parents? Check out this Martini Sippy cup.

No more spills!  These hand blown martini glasses with a curved rim make holding and sipping a martini easy and effortless! If you have children then you totally understand why they invented such a thing. There is nothing worse than finally finding the time to mix …

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Gifts For The Guys

by Shellie Wilson

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This manly man round up of gift ideas is from Pottery barn, not exactly the first place I would have thought to go Man shopping.

Gifts for Guys Roundup from Potterbarn

 

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Etsy Feature – Sara Riley

by Shellie Wilson

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Well who would have thought that $5.00 could grab you a handmade custom Jewelry piece off Etsy?  This delightful ring was made using a resin floral embellishment and a wire work adjustable band.

If you are looking for more whimsical and affordable pieces then check out the rest of her “Sara Riley “store. Prices vary from $5 – $35…

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Lizzy from Lulu Bear loom  (A Childhood name) shares her beautiful hand embroidery Jewelry pieces with us. I fell in love with her delicate pieces and this amazing  piece “hand-embroidered-wooden-flower-pendant” really stood out to me. I don’t know why but I reminded me of my Grandma.

“Each time I create a new design I can’t wait to sit down

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