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Catching Up On Some Craft News While I Wait For My Voice to Come Back

Since spending a few days in sick bay, I’m playing catch-up on a few items that I wanted to pass on.

First off, Liesl Gibson, owner of the Brooklyn-based pattern company, Oliver + S and guest on CraftSanity episode 106, now has a line of patterns for women called: Lisette. Read more about the new patterns.

I love Liesl’s designs for kids and thrilled to see her offering patterns in my size now, too. Liesl also has a lovely new book out: “Oliver & S Little Things to Sew: 20 Classic Accessories and Toys for Children.” Read my review of this book and a few others in my column in today’s issue of The Grand Rapids Press.

In other news, Kathreen, the creator of Whipup.net, just released a new 20-page, printable mini-mag for kids called Action Pack. (Congrats!)

The pdf offers fun craft, outdoor, drawing and cooking ideas to keep kids busy. The cost is $5. Read more about this new publication.

And here’s a beautiful YouTube video that I watched for the first time today. Enjoy!

 

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Comment from Lydia
Time: March 6, 2011, 6:07 pm

Thank you Jennifer for the being alone video. I am a loner and always felt that being alone is fun for me, but not to be mentioned to others. Maybe something was wrong with me. Now I know better.

Thank you for sharing.

Comment from jennifer
Time: March 6, 2011, 6:35 pm

The video struck a cord with me because I’m a loner, too. Even though I often organize group events and really enjoy meeting new people, I spend a lot of time alone and have grown to appreciate that having the space to think, create and be myself is a good thing.

Comment from Knittingdigits
Time: March 6, 2011, 7:55 pm

Thank you.

Comment from kelly
Time: March 9, 2011, 7:56 pm

I loved the video. I have four young children and so ‘alone’ is often some thing I rarely get to be.

I often wonder what my mind would say to me if it could only be heard above the noise and banter that goes on.

Comment from Cynthia
Time: March 10, 2011, 7:19 pm

I love being alone. I embrace it. I get to think my thoughts without interuptions. I take this time to connect with myself and it helps me to be able to create clearer on the dolls and figures that I have floating around my brain, which by the way is a constant so I guess I can say I really embrace it when I can be alone. As a wife and mother of three grown children and a grandmother of six, I feel that my family is really starting to get me when I create and they say “Mom so this is what you do with yourself when you are spend this time alone”…

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