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Crafty Review: The Singer 2277 Sewing Machine

March 9th, 2016 | by Julie Finn

You know that kind of sewing machine that I'm talking about. Maybe it's got a ton of fancy stitch settings. Maybe you just press a button and boom, it hems your skirt. Maybe it does some cute embroidery while it's at it. And yeah, maybe it costs a thousand bucks


Stop Making Crayon Candles

August 26th, 2015 | by Julie Finn

Pro tip: There is more than one way to make a crayon candle. Here, I'll break down which method for making crayon candles works and which one doesn't


Kids Level up Their Eco Skills at DIY.org

December 19th, 2014 | by Julie Finn

My two favorite things about technology are 1) its ability to empower everyone, especially kids, to learn what they want to learn and do what they want to do, and 2) its potential for presenting information and encouraging people, especially kids, in ways that interest and engage them


Handmade Reviews: Boo Bottles from InstaCraft

October 14th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

Looking for a quick craft? A cute craft? A kid-friendly craft? InstaCraft, given to me by Ulysses Press, has become my kiddos' and my go-to reference when we're looking for something fast and easy to fill up a Sunday morning or a rainy afternoon with a little color.


Giveaway: Win Three Handmade Soaps from Soaps to Live by

August 13th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

Soaps to Live by is giving away, to one lucky winner with a United States address, three of their handmade soaps of the winner's choice. Yesterday I reviewed the Bliss oatmeal cloves soap, the Dream peppermint rosemary organic soap, and the Shine citrus lavender soap, but perhaps you're more into patchouli orange--then Hope is YOUR soap! Prefer thyme lemongrass? You'll want to ask for Live. Whatever your preferences, get your wish list ready, and then read on to see how you can enter to win your own three soaps from Soaps to Live by


How-to: DIY Embellished Business Cards–with a Treat!

July 15th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

Sometimes, if you're an artist or a crafter, you have the chance to give out business cards that have a lot more flair. Business cards that you give out at a conference or networking event, with a purchase at a craft fair, or in a package that you're shipping with an order from your etsy shop can afford to be a little fancier, and include a little bonus gift to make you memorable. These DIY business cards may not fit in a potential customer's wallet, but they'll still stand out. Whether it's a string of hand-painted beads, a small charm, or another trinket, these items may be just more of your unneeded stash, but to others they're gifts, a little added value that costs you nothing but a few extra seconds of time, but positively impacts how your business card is received



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