CraftSanity Episode 70
Kristin knits and stitches and paints and....
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Kristin Nicholas is my kind of creative. Some people pick one art medium and stick to it, but not Kristin. She does it all.

She's a craft book author and illustrator who is into stitchery, knitting, painting, ceramics, interior design and gardening much much more. In addition to using color with wild abandon in her knitting and embroidery projects, Kristin enjoys splashing color throughout her 1751 farmhouse where she lives with her husband, Mark, and daughter, Julia. On this farm located in an abandoned apple orchard, Kristin and her family live an inspired life raising sheep, pigs and chickens.

Tune in this week to hear the story of how Kristin got into the business of art and craft. Get inspired, then check out Krisitn's yarn line and plot out your next colorful project.

This week's project is from Kristin's "Colorful Stitchery" book. Download the pdf instructions for recycled wool potholders.

kfbWin a copy of Kristin's books! This week I'm giving away two books: "Kristin Knits" and "Knitting for Baby" (the book she co-authored with Melanie Falick who was featured on episode 30.) Post a comment about this week's show and get in the drawing to win one of these two great books. Tell us how you use color in your work. Do you use it with wild abandon, or are you more monochromatic in your thinking? To enter, simply copy your post into an e-mail to Please include your mailing address in your e-mail so I know where to send your prize if you win. The deadline is Friday, Feb. 29. Good luck everyone!

There is still time to get involved in these fun opportunities, too!

WIN THE BOOK! Be sure to enter this week's contest to win one of two copies of Samara O'Shea's book. All you have to do is write a letter about what letter writing means to you and send it to my P.O. box (address below) postmarked no later than Feb. 29. (Check out episode 69 if you missed it.) I will call upon Samara's letter writing expertise to select the winners. Are you a letter writer? Did you ever receive, or send a letter that changed your life? Send me your story for a chance to win a book and have your letter scanned and published online. Please write: "For the Love of Letters" on the envelope so I know your writing to enter the contest. Please include your e-mail address so we can reach you quickly if we need to.

Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood
CraftSanity Podcast producer
P.O. Box 888192
Grand Rapids, MI 49588-8192

Pen Pal Exchange: And because I've been really enjoying receiving letters lately, I thought I'd start CraftSanity Pen Pal Exchange. So, if you're interested in writing to a fellow listener, e-mail your full name, age, interests, and mailing address and I will attempt to match you with a pen pal with similar interests. Please write "Pen Pal Exchange" in the subject line and send me your response by Feb. 29. Samara and I are going to participate in this exchange and we'd love for you to join us.

Fabric Postcard Swap: Okay, here's one more opportunity to get cool mail. I'm also be hosting a fabric postcard swap. If you'd like to participate, e-mail me your name and address by Feb. 29 and I will match you with a swap partner. Partners will be assigned in early March and the deadline to mail your postcard is March 31. The theme is "Spring" so think flowers and sunshine.

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