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Wool Pets Needle Felting Kit Review

Wool Pets Penguin Needle Felting Kit Review By Beverly Laing This kit was my first encounter with needle felting, and I’m astounded at how easy it is. I used to think that it would...

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Let’s Craft Together

I’m back from vacation and gearing up to teach some classes here in West Michigan through Forest Hills Community Education. Next month I’m teaching art embroidery classes for those who want to learn how...

A 5-year-old’s take on tight stitching 2

A 5-year-old’s take on tight stitching

We spent a lot of time traveling in the car today and I happily used that time to do some paper piecing. My nephew was sitting next to me and asked if he could...

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Inspired By Nature

I love the texture of this Florida palm and had to snap a picture before Jeff’s grandma’s 80th birthday party. The family has been on a secret mission to fly in from Michigan and...

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Crafting Above the Clouds

Today I flew for the first time since 1998. The sky was a wash of orange and pink at sunrise and both the takeoff and landing were smooth, so everything is right with the...

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CraftSanity Episode 95: A Conversation With Wool Pets Creator Laurie Sharp

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Craft Book Inspiration

This week my Grand Rapids Press craft column is a review of some inspiring new craft books. You can read the column on my newspaper blog. And be sure to read it all the...

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CraftSanity on TV: Making Handmade Knitting Needles

Wooden knitting needles are my favorite, so I thought I’d show you how to make some of your own on today’s Take Five & Company craft segment. My inspiration was the rustic pair of...

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A New Handmade Dress For Me

I’ve been distracted ever since I got my hands on a copy of “Weekend Sewing” by Heather Ross. It’s a beautiful book (STC Craft, $27.50) featuring illustrations by Heather and great photography by John...

And the winners of the Jennifer Paganelli Fabric are… 3

And the winners of the Jennifer Paganelli Fabric are…

Okay, folks, it’s time to announce the five randomly selected winners of the Jennifer Paganelli “Flower Power” giveaway. To enter, entrants commented about what they would make out of the fabric if they won....