craft companies to follow

23 Craft companies and makers to follow!

  Here are 23 awesome craft companies and makers to follow to give you inspiration for the new year! I hosted my first ever virtual retreat early last month. 100 guests joined in and we crafted more than a dozen projects over the course of two nights and three days.

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How to balance hustle and flow

Hustle and flow – What exactly does this mean? For starters it is an award-winning 2005 film about a rapper hustling to find his flow in the world and his dreams. Here’s me as a mom who loves to craft. Nothing in common, right? A LOT in common, actually. Hustle

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Drink coasters from plastic bags! #craftychica

Plastic Bag Crafts: DIY Drink Coasters

  This year, I’ve challenged myself to do more with recycling and repurposing. For those items that can’t be recycled at home, repurposing is a great way to give them a second life. At RecyclingSimplified.com by Republic Services you can get tons of information about how to recycle correctly, as well as activities that

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candy can hearts

Candy Cane Hearts

Fun project to make for your upcoming holiday party! These are thin peppermint hearts made from candy canes! Supplies: Mini candy canes Cookie sheet Parchment paper Heart cookie cutter Directions: Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Open the candy canes and place them like a heart on the cookie sheet.

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Winter Window Crafts for Kids

If you have children, you’re surely trying to keep them occupied with fulfilling, creative activities during the winter. If you live in a cold area, surely there is snow covering your yard. To enjoy the scenic winter wonderland outside of your home while giving your children a fun project to

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Bottle Cutting 101: DIY Vases & Glasses

Welcome to glass bottle cutting 101! This technique is much easier than you think, and you can make a collection of beautiful drinking glasses or painted vases.  While recycled glass can be remade into new glass bottles and jars, fiberglass, faux turf, and countertops, glass is not recyclable in all

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Hi, I’m Kathy, The Crafty Chica! My specialty is creative motivation. I’m an artist, author, and speaker and this is where I share my craft tutorials, artwork, articles, books, product lines, and workshops!

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Ever flub a speech? Please share!

Here I am with Diana Gabaldon! She is a Latina author too and has sold more than 17 million copies of her books, can you imagine? Last Friday I had an event that I had been looking forward to for months. I was invited to be on an author panel

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Craft Fail: I Suck at Gingerbread Houses

This one breaks my crafty heart. I’m finally stepping up tot he plate to admit that I SUCK at making gingerbread houses. You see, every year a local organization, The Neighborhood Housing Services of Phoenix, holds an event called Home Sweet Home. They invite people from the community to decorate

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My kids flew the coop & I grew a set of wings

“Don’t you dare touch my room,” Maya instructed last July, right before she stepped in her newly purchased Toyota Yaris to leave for Los Angeles. “It’s still my room, I’ll only be gone for three months. Please leave it as is!” I nodded in agreement, excited to have a new option

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