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Handmade holiday crafts, part 2! (written on December 14, 2007 1:51 AM)
I thought I'd do a re-post from last year's (Dec 06) getcrafty column with the list of fun handmade holiday projects I put together then. Disclaimer: I haven't had time to check to see if every single link is still...
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The further adventures of Pink Craftie (written on July 20, 2007 1:46 AM)
This month is two years since I started my getcrafty column! I took an unexpected hiatus of a couple of months to move from Los Angeles to Portland and work on some big projects, but I'm so excited to keep...
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April 07: Craftivism in Action (written on April 18, 2007 3:42 PM)
The crafty community never fails to amaze me with its generosity, so this month I wanted to highlight three very worthy projects to support with your time and energy, if you are so inclined. And of course be sure to...
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March 07: Crafty Magazines Round-up! (written on March 2, 2007 11:32 PM)
I adore craft magazines, and when Nancy, one of the fabulous co-editors here at getcrafty, suggested that I write a spring round-up for my column this month, I thought it sounded like a lot of fun! So here are five...
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February 07: Offbeat Bride! (written on February 2, 2007 4:05 PM)
When Andrew and I got married in the summer of 2005, after a solid year of planning the darn thing, I was so happy that we got to do the things that were important to us (handmade pretty much everything,...
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January 07: Getting Crafty with Kids! (written on January 8, 2007 4:11 PM)
I just got to spend some time making stuff with my five-and-a-half-year-old nephew Julian, and wow! is he ever crafty! He loves drawing, making books, collaging, and (be still my heart) making his own jewelry. Right now he does his...
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December 06: Make some cool holiday gifts! (written on December 4, 2006 10:39 PM)
I keep seeing all these great handmade tutorials all over the place for making everything from cards and holiday decorations to presents for everyone on your list... so I've put together links to a bunch of free online how-to projects...
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November 2006: Fall Into Crafting! (written on November 3, 2006 10:26 AM)
As the nights get longer and the days get colder, a whole new round of crafty books are popping up -- just in time for you to start thinking about all the cool holiday gifts you might want to concoct......
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October 06: CRAFT magazine on the horizon! (written on October 3, 2006 12:56 PM)
What's not to love about a magazine that shows you how to knit your own boots and crochet your own robot? Oh, and design your own custom-animated LED shirt, and create your own paint-by-numbers masterpiece while you're at it! The...
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September 2006: Stitch-O-Rama! (written on September 17, 2006 10:01 PM)
New Embroidery: Not Your Grandma's Doily, a show of unconventional and modern feminist needlework, opens at Contemporary Crafts Museum in Portland, Oregon on September 22. Twenty-one artists will exhibit their work, and one community-created piece will be spotlighted in the...
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