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Farm Anatomy by Julia Rothman + Giveaway!

I had never heard of Julia Rothman or her latest book Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life until my publisher sent me this copy. They are so sweet that way, “Kristin, we just know you’ll love this book, here you go!” And I do lvoe this book! […]

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Make Along: Whip that WIP Challenge + Prize!

*imagine devo playing in the background* We all have projects laying around the house that could easily be finished in a week or so if we would just dedicate ourselves to them. I know I have a whole box! I’m challenging myself and YOU to go grab your unfinished thing-a-ma-jig, […]

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Hand Printing from Nature + a Giveaway!

I was so excited when the package containing Hand Printing from Nature showed up unexpectedly from Storey. The note simply read, “Kristin, I think you’ll love this book, enjoy!” I suppose that’s one of the many reasons I love working with Storey Publishing, they really get to know their authors. Anyway,  I realize […]

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What’s a Zine?

I first wrote this post 12/15/2009, it addresses such a great question of “what’s a zine?”. Since I’m knee deep in working on the next issue and thinking zine-y things, I thought I’d update it, and re-share it with you. Enjoy! I love getting questions about zines. It’s one of […]


Enter to Win Elmer’s Glue–perfect for making our ebook projects!

Diane and I have a giveaway going for the next two weeks, compliments of the nice folks at Elmer’s. If you order a copy of Card. Paper. Ribbon. before Monday, March 8th, you’ll automatically be entered in a drawing for these Elmer’s products: Elmer’s Glue All, Craft Bond Tacky Glue, […]


CL Challenge: 001

You see those zeros before that one? That means this is the first of many. Challenge 001: Fabric + buttons. That pink fabric, I love it! But, it’s so bright and busy that it’s been difficult to find the perfect project for. It decided to sprinkle in with it some […]


mixtape Giveaway! We have a winner!

Spreading some of that mixtape lovin’! Amy P stated, “I just hear fabulous stuff about Mixtape everywhere I go!” And now she happily will have her very own copy. Hooray for giveaways! I’ll be back a little later today with a free pattern for fingerless, crocheted mittens. See you soon! Kristin


Good Mail Day: Postal give away and On great mail day!

Monday was an exceptionally great mail day! A bounty of beads and neat fabric from freaking Africa from my buddy Amy (I was lucky enough to meet her while out in California this past summer). Wrapped in this amazing fabric.  Aren’t these absolutely amazing! And these too! And these! I […]


And the Winner is!

Bridget of Portland is the proud new owner of Re-Construct :: Eco Friendly Crafts Made Easy! Thank you so much for participating in the mail in giveaway. She used a standard sized note card for her post card (great idea!) and wrote: “OHH! OOOH! I WANT ME A RECONSTRUCT DVD! […]


Maker Faire :: Making Amends with Mending!

Hi all! I am about to embark on the adventure of a life time! Onward to the Maker’s Faire. I have so many exciting things to tell you about. First off, about my part at the Maker’s Faire. I am co-hosting a workshop/demo booth with the founder of the Sewing […]


Garden Giveaway Winner!

Soon to have her own Maker’s Apron in her very own hands is Cindy from Cindy is Crafty! I finally decided what to send out in the package, haha, sorry it took so long to make up my mind. So in the Garden Giveaway package Cindy will get her very […]


Weekend Garden Projects

I wrote about it in the April issue of Craft Leftovers Monthly and am not sure if I ever talked about it here, but I’m starting a garden this year! At first I was going to have a plot in the community garden, but then Jason and I’s friend offered […]

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button it up :: Book Review + Giveaway!

Last spring I was contacted about being a guest designer in an amazing new project book by Susan Beal! I have had such a hard time keeping my mouth shut about it as I was really excited. First I love Susan Beal’s other book Bead Simple and it turns out […]


We Have a Winner!

I’m happy to announce by random selection Meg is the winner of this month’s postal give away! I mixed the post up, fanned them out, and Jason picked one with his eyes closed. She gets to pick out any item she wants from the shop and I send it to […]


A Postal Giveaway & a winner!

The last Give Away was for two issues of CRAFTzine (vol. 07 & 08). And well, I only had one entry! Haha. I’m not sure what happened because the last giveaway had a dozen or so entries. That’s okay. It must have just been lost in all the posting I’ve […]