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Review: Teach Yourself Crochet Visually

I like writing knitting and sewing patterns because it’s exacting. You have your drape, you have your stitches, you have your needles. One stitch, two stitch… nice in a row. Even sewing is pretty math based. Crochet, kind of. It’s organic and shapely. You can put your hook just about anywhere.

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Vogue Knitting Ultimate Sock Book

I went through stages of delight and disappointment with Vogue Knitting The Ultimate Sock Book. When it comes down to it, would I recommend it? Maybe. Here, let me explain. I’ve had this book in my library for a couple years and I loved it. Yesterday when I sat down

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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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1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse: Book Review

I really enjoyed the book 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse: Remake, Restyle, Recycle, Renew  by Garth Johnson; it is exactly what it says. With about 4-9 pictures per page it is the largest catalog of creative people I have ever seen. So inspiring! It’s grouped into 6 different categories: paper, collage +

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Game Knitting: Book Review!

Game Knitting aye? What is that? Think tv drinking game meets knitting. But instead of a hangover, you get a one of a kind fun knit project! Wonderful! I have never seen anything like this and I am so excited to have my first game knitting night :) I just

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Sneaky Chef: Book Review

For today’s Thursday in the Thrift Kitchen I’m going to switch it up a bit. Instead of sharing a recipe, I’m going to share a new (to me) recipe book with you. Missy Chase Lapine has really put together a fine collection of Sneaky Chef recipes for The Sneaky Chef: How to

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Book Review::Refashion by Alyssa Devanny

Alyssa Devanny of Refashion released a wonderful book right up the Craft Leftovers ally. Everything in the book is repurposed, reworked, and well! You guessed it refashioned from clothing and scraps of fabric. “Make your own ‘trashion’ statement by recycling your tired, worn-out clothes into unique, eco-chic pieces you can wear

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How to Tuesdays on Craft: blog!

Jenny Ryan has been showcasing some great tutorials every Tuesday. This last Tuesday’s post had to do with using up long strips of fabric by making them into beautiful necklaces. The tutorial is complete with how to add in the metal chain and clasps too! [link] Long skinny strips have

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