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Countdown to the Holidays Gift Guide Winter 1st Edition

It’s the beginning of November and the holidays are just around the corner.  Our days are chillier, the sun sets earlier and the stores are dressed in all it’s holiday fair.  It’s time to start shopping for our friends and loved ones and show them how much we care. Let’s support handmade business and give Read More


Countdown to the Holidays Gift Guide: Fall Edition

  Fall is my favorite time of the year, so I thought I’d begin the countdown to the holidays with some really cool Fall and Halloween themed gift guide made by some very talented handmade small businesses.

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How to hand paint yarn by All Free Knitting

As a self-professed “die hard” crafter and “yarnie”, learning to hand paint yarn is most definitely on my “bucket list”.  It would by my dream come true to be able to paint my own yarn to specific colors and create a more unique product that would set my stuffed animals apart from all the rest. Read More

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Boulder Creek Festival – October 2013

I was looking at the Groupon deals a few weeks ago and found a 50% off deal for the Boulder Creek Festival in Hesperia, Ca.  For $19 I received a free parking (worth $5), 2 pumpkins (worth $7 each) and 20 tickets (worth $20 for games, rides, etc).  I figured that I couldn’t go wrong Read More

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Free Tunisian Crochet Clutch Purse Pattern

I am offering my Tunisian Crochet Clutch Purse Pattern here. I used Dream Big Crochet’s Hand Dyed 100% Cotton Yarn to make my Tunisian Crochet Clutch.  I love the shades of greens and khaki browns. This clutch has enough room for a phone, your ID and credit cards and any small must haves.  You can Read More

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Loving this Free Geisha Style Pattern

I am completely in love with this Geisha Style Jacket! I wanted to challenge myself and create something that I would wear for a change.  I looked for free patterns since my budget is, well…..non existent!  LOL For some reason, when I’m shopping for clothing for myself I ALWAYS end up having my eye on Read More