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How Would You Design Your Workspace or Studio? – part 2

What do you do with all the stuff involved in your craft(s) and in selling them? Where do you put it all? Before, I had it spread all over the unfinished basement. It was hard to find anything. Now, I have a walk-in closet. Continue reading

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How Would You Design Your Workspace or Studio?

What would you put in your workspace or studio if you had the chance to design it from scratch? In part one, see how Denise designed the first area of her studio workspace. Continue reading

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Bead and Button Show and the Rest of the Story – part two

After a night of very little sleep, I headed off to my 3 day class on enameling with Barbara Minor. Class was only 5 people. Not so great for the teacher, but, great for the students. We worked with opaque … Continue reading

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Bead and Button Show and the Rest of the Story – part one

First, I would like to apologize for the length of time between posts. Things have been a bit crazy around here. In late March, we signed our lives away (at least it felt that way!) to have some windows replaced … Continue reading

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Photography – Make or Break?

When you are selling things on the web or elsewhere, your pictures make or break your sales. On Etsy, you’ve got about a second or less to interest your customer in taking a look at your item. Your picture has … Continue reading

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Chain Link Beaded Bracelets

For this month’s finished on the 15th project, I wanted to show how different the same beads could look using the same pattern. These bracelets are done using square stitch. The pattern can be used for loom work also. The … Continue reading

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Making Christmas Presents or Not

Fave Crafts sends out a question of the month to designers and this month’s topic was on making Christmas presents. I thought it was a very interesting question that would make a great blog post. They asked if I had … Continue reading

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Critterville

We live in the woods surrounded by farm fields. We are in a constant battle with the local critters. They want to move in with us. We want to keep them out of the house. Two years ago, I spent … Continue reading

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Happy Haul-idays with Chronicle Books

Chonicle Books is giving away a chance to win $500 worth of books for one blogger and one reader who comments on the haul-idays post. Read all about it HERE Anyway, I spent way too much of my time looking … Continue reading

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Designing – It’s A Messy Job

Those muses don’t cooperate without a fight! – Here’s a picture of my dining room table covered with needlework threads. I was designing a canvas piece that I taught for the Heartland Region EGA. Remember it’s not always easy and/or … Continue reading

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