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Magazine e-subscription giveaway!

I’ve been trying to wean myself off of print magazines lately, for both ecological and household decluttering purposes.  I love curling up with a good crafty magazine, and I have to admit that I have always thought the tactile multi-sensory experience of page-turning was a big part of that. So I didn’t expect this, but […]

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Bag ladies

I had my little henchmen each choose two random numbers, which gives me our four winners: Missy, Zoe, Gayle, and Jodie!  Congratulations, ladies.  I’ll be emailing you in a few minutes to get the snail mail addresses where I can send your knit or crochet bags. Thanks, everyone, for playing along!

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And the winner is…

It’s time to choose a winner for the skirt contest!  Between comments, subscriptions and retweets, there were 34 entries. so kindly chose #8 for me, which works out to be… [drumroll, please] Melissa E! Congratulations, Melissa!  I’ll be emailing you later today and asking a couple of nosy questions that will help me get […]

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Show off those pasty white legs: a giveaway

Well, ladies, it looks like winter is finally releasing it’s grip, ever so slowly.  It won’t be long before we’re shedding those jeans and opting for lighter wardrobe choices…  You probably know I am all about the Summer Skirt, and (weather permitting) the Spring Skirt as well. My pasty white Winter legs are ready to […]

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Plaid shawl pin giveaway

I realized yesterday that I hadn’t made a millefiori cane since January.  January! How did that happen?  longest. dry spell. ever. So you know that small counter space I cleaned off yesterday? Well, I filled it up with clay paraphernalia.  And I made myself a plaid cane using colors that I thought would complement my […]

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We have a winner…

Congratulations to Jenny Barnett Rohrs, whose re-tweet was chosen at random to win the copy of Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts!  Happy Mother’s Day, Jenny!  I’ll contact you via email when I get a chance tomorrow, or if you just want to drop me a line and let me know your mailing […]

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Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts + Giveaway

I’ve been eager to review this book for some time, but I have been overwhelmed by choice.  Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts is a substantial volume, to the tune of 400 pages, and so much of it grabbed me right out of the gate.  The 250-page project section is organized alphabetically, and […]

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Perfectly Paired + giveaway

I feel so lucky these past few months, to be getting the chance to flip through some very excellent craft books, often before they officially hit the market.  Today I have to thank Karin, who is a blog reader and also the editor of Patricia Kimle‘s new book, Perfectly Paired: Designing Jewelry with Polymer and […]

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