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August 2011

Savor the Little Things in Life with a Teeny-Tiny Food Slideshow and Giveaway

To celebrate the publication of Anna Hrachovec’s Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi, along with Peter Callahan’s Bite by Bite from Clarkson Potter, CrafterNews has teamed up with The Recipe Club to offer you an exclusive peek at both books. What better way to showcase the huge fun than with a slideshow of teeny-tiny, bite-sized food!

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DIY Wedding Series Part 4: Escort Tags

Vintage tags in different shapes and sizes are the order of the day for my escort cards. These will be pinned with straight pins to my wine cork bulletin boards.

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Wendy Knits Lace Week: When Is a Lace Sweater Not a Lace Sweater?

Ever wonder where a knitting author gets her ideas? Get a sneak peak inside the brilliant mind of Wendy D. Johnson, as she shares the inspiration and design process behind Deirdre, a cozy lace pullover that started out as something quite different. It’s just one of many ingenious designs in her latest book, Wendy Knits Lace, which we’ve been celebrating all week with an exclusive series of guest posts from the author herself. Read on for the final installment!

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Wendy Knits Lace Week: To Variegate or Not to Variegate?

This week we’re celebrating Wendy D. Johnson’s latest book, Wendy Knits Lace, with a series of exclusive guest posts from the lace knitting master herself. Today, Wendy answers a dilemma that plagues many knitters: variegated yarn and how it will look in a finished project.

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Folded Flower Bowl Video from Sewing in a Straight Line by Brett Bara

Looking for an organized, crafty way to store small items such as pins, buttons, jewelry, and other trinkets? Brett Bara has the answer: adorable folded flower bowls!

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Wendy Knits Lace Week: On Pace for Lace

She taught you everything you needed to know about toe-up socks. Now, Wendy D. Johnson brings her expertise and demystifying powers to a new topic: lace. We’re so excited about her forthcoming book, Wendy Knits Lace, that we’re featuring advice and behind-the-scenes stories from Wendy all this week!

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DIY Wedding Series Part 3: Table Numbers

Russell and I love to travel, and have done a lot together in our six years as a couple. And while surfing The Knot for ideas, I came across these adorable postcard table placards. As I wanted them to fit my “theme,” I changed the idea to vintage postcards.

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Mochis on a Plane and Mochimochi Photo Challenge

Last month we shared some of our adventures at TNNA, the National NeedleArts Association show, in Columbus Ohio. We showed you pictures of our booth. We told you about our 5th anniversary celebration and we gushed, maybe a little too much, about the cupcakes and champagne we consumed.

Here’s what we didn’t tell you.…until now.

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Q&A with Anna Hrachovec and Free Project from Her New Book, Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi

Mochimochi mastermind Anna Hrachovec’s new book, Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi hits bookstores today! To celebrate, CrafterNews sat down with Anna to discuss the new book, her favorite mochimochis, and more. Read the Q&A with Anna, check out the Tiny Chicken project on Scribd, and start creating your own teeny-tiny mochimochi!

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DIY Wedding Series Part 2: Menus

Ah, wedding stress. Who doesn’t love it? While waiting for the RSVPs to come in, and stressing over the fact that I couldn’t finish my escort tags, I turned my attention to my menus.

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