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CraftSanity Episode 71 Meet Kathy Goldner founder of Knitting Out Loud 1

CraftSanity Episode 71 Meet Kathy Goldner founder of Knitting Out Loud

Download the show (you may need to right-click the link) Listen to show in browser Subscribe to CraftSanity on iTunes RSS feed for podcast Are you a multi-tasking knitter who loves to read? Great....

Got a question for Anna Maria Horner? Submit it to enter the drawing for FREE fabric! 2

Got a question for Anna Maria Horner? Submit it to enter the drawing for FREE fabric!

Okay, folks, I hear you. I got your e-mail requests and an upcoming episode of the CraftSanity podcast is all about giving you what you want: a chat with designer Anna Maria Horner and...

One "Sassy Apron" Nears Completion 0

One "Sassy Apron" Nears Completion

Here’s a sneak peek at the apron I’m making for the “Sassy Apron Swap.” The deadline is fast approaching and the good news is it’s finished except for the ties. I can’t decide what...

Meet the Seamstress Behind K Bella Bambino 0

Meet the Seamstress Behind K Bella Bambino

Today my art & craft column is features Karin Harmon, the one-woman show behind K Bella Bambino Designs. I invite you to read her story and check out her instructions for a super simple...

West Michigan Book Art 1

West Michigan Book Art

Grand Rapids, Mich. – It was a pleasure to get a group of West Michigan creative types together Saturday at the YMCA for a fun bookmaking workshop with local book artist, Judy Jankowski. Judy...

Airmail from Australia 1

Airmail from Australia

It’s been a little hectic around here lately. So hectic, in fact, that I forgot about mail delivery today. Usually this is one of the highlights of my day, but today I didn’t even...

Still Time to Enter "For The Love of Letters" Giveaway 0

Still Time to Enter "For The Love of Letters" Giveaway

It’s been a couple days since I checked the P.O. Box and was very happy to get some more fabulous mail today. A talented woman named Billie Jean from Sparta, Mich. sent me a...

Fabric Scraps Are Delightful 0

Fabric Scraps Are Delightful

The girls stayed in their PJs all day today because it was just that sort of day. Abby was feeling a bit green around the gills (again), which made me feel a little green...

The Latest Apron cont. 0

The Latest Apron cont.

Okay. So this is side A of my new “Emmeline Apron.” This is the side I donned at work. This is the side that is my favorite. This is the side that I will...

The Latest Apron 0

The Latest Apron

Even though I had plenty of other things to do, I couldn’t hold off on this apron project. And I’m very pleased to report that Meg’s “Emmeline Apron” pattern seriously rocks! The instructions are...

Recycled wool potholders from episode 70 2

Recycled wool potholders from episode 70

From Kristin Nicholas’s “Colorful Stitchery” book, download the pdf instructions for recycled wool potholders. More about episode 70

CraftSanity Episode 70 Kristin knits and stitches and paints and…. 4

CraftSanity Episode 70 Kristin knits and stitches and paints and….

Download the show (you may need to right-click the link) Listen to show in browser Subscribe to CraftSanity on iTunes RSS feed for podcast Kristin Nicholas is my kind of creative. Some people pick...

Felted Polka-dot Coasters 0

Felted Polka-dot Coasters

Don’t these felt coasters look fabulous all piled up together? I had a great time snapping photos of Cara Redeker-Theile’s colorful creations when I stopped by her Holland, Mich. home recently to interview her...

Feast your eyes on this vintage beauty. 0

Feast your eyes on this vintage beauty.

I’m a sucker for old sewing machines. I’m not particularly fond of how they sew, but I LOVE how cool they look.This lovely Ambassador sewing machine belongs to Cara Redeker-Theile, the artist I feature...

Polka-dots, aprons and other delights 0

Polka-dots, aprons and other delights

Here’s a sneak preview of the craft column I wrote for this Sunday’s edition of the Grand Rapids Press. These whimsical polka-dot pillows are by a Holland, Michigan fiber artist who’s not afraid to...