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Crafty contests

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Okay, I’ll admit I’ve never entered a craft contest, but I’ve always wanted to. Here are a couple of interesting contests that you should enter!

Indie Home Decor Challenge – Send a picture of your DIY home decor project and have a chance to win some really cool indie craft prizes. This contest ends June 18th.

PEEPS on Film – Create a video telling your PEEPS story (how you met them, or whatever…), or create a video showing what you can make with PEEPS. The winner receives several things, including a year’s supply of PEEPS! and a video camera. Nice. The deadline has been extended until May 31st.

So go enter one of these contests and win some cool prizes.

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Your Craft Space

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I just moved from one apartment to another this weekend. Moving is stressful and difficult, to say the least. However, it’s gotten me to think about my craft space and how I want to organize it.

I wish I had a whole room to dedicate to crafting, but I’m lucky to get just a corner of a room. I want the space to be organized as well as creative, but that’s a tall order, especially with limited space. I’m inspired by some of the great ideas at Country Living’s Make a craft room photo gallery. Check it out and look at all the cool things you can do with your craft space.

What about your craft space? Do you have a whole room set aside for crafts, or just a desk or a closet? Does your space inspire you, and if not, what could you change in order to make it inspiring?

*Image courtesy of decor8

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Vintage blog to check out

I wanted to share one of my favorite new blogs with you: Millie Motts. She is a self-proclaimed collector of all things 1940s-60s, and she shares all kinds of awesome photos on her blog. Here’s one example of the great pictures you’ll find on the blog (From a post entitled “banana appeal”):

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Check out Millie Motts for yourself and tell me you’re not hooked!

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Knit a hat for newborns

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Since I’ve been talking about baby hats lately, I thought I would share this awesome way to get involved and make a difference in the life of a child.

Save the Children is calling on knitters (and non-knitters willing to learn) everywhere to knit newborn baby hats to send to newborns around the world. A hat protects infants in other countries from getting pneumonia and potentially helps save their lives.

So check it out. If you’re a knitter, perfect! And if you’re not, they even have a section dedicated to teaching us non-knitters (I don’t know how to knit yet, either) the basics of knitting. Pretty cool. Let us know if you decide to do it – I’d love to see your pictures.

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Easter Crafting

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There have been so many awesome crafts being circulated for the Easter holiday. I thought I’d share some of the fun Easter crafts that I’ve found around the web.

 

GENERAL CRAFTS

These adorable egg matryoshka dolls look worth making!

Easter window clings are perfect if you have children.

There’s a cozy for everything, including one for Easter eggs. Check out this Egg cozy tutorial.

 

FABRIC & YARN

Learn how to sew these secret pocket Easter eggs.

Make these adorable knitted Easter egg ornaments.

I love these colorful knitted Easter chickens.

Another Easter egg cozy. Knit one today.

 

EDIBLE CRAFTS

Chocolate bird’s nests. Make these cute bird’s nests for Easter, and then eat them!

Make these fancy golden chocolate Easter eggs.

If you’re looking to decorate your eggs a little differently this year, check out these variations.

This post gives tips for dying your Easter eggs naturally.

Happy Easter, everyone! And happy crafting.

 

*Photo by Lin Pernille

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New craft blog with giveaways

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I wanted to pass along a great new craft blog I found. They’re called The Village Shop, and they feature fun tutorials and craft ideas.

During March they’re also sponsoring four giveaways. The first one ends tonight, so head over to this post and leave a comment to win the first giveaway.

I’m looking forward to more great things from them.

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Craft Links around the web

I wanted to mention a few things going on in the craft world.

First, have you checked out CrochetMe lately? The site got a whole new look, but more importantly, they changed it so that the members of the community (i.e. you) are the ones who submit patterns, tips and ideas. Pretty cool! I just signed up.

Also, there’s a contest going on that involves turning an old board game into something crafty and cool. The contest, which you can find here, goes from October 1-5, so find an old board game and get creative!

Do you have a craft business (or really want to create one)? Check out Craft Boom. Written by the creator of U-Handbag, it gives ideas, tips and very helpful information on making your own successful craft business.

Holli Jo

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