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LoveCraft: Novel and Craft Book Couples

March is National Craft Month and to celebrate we’re doing a weekly feature on crafting. This week, we’re focusing on novels about crafting and DIY craft books that go together like cake and ice cream, or chocolate and peanut butter, or macaroni and cheese (can you tell I was hungry when I wrote this post?).  Forget the similes and check out this list…We’ve got books that’ll appeal to whatever your artsy heart might desire.              FOR THE KNITTER  The Wishing Thread + Once Upon a Knit   Three magical sisters who are believed to knit their customers’ wishes and dreams into scarves, mittens, and beautiful tapestries must reconnect after their aunt’s death in The Wishing Thread.   Once Upon a Knit offers knitting patterns for characters from some of… Continue
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Plan The Perfect Family Valentine’s Day

Everyone focuses on planning romantic or sexy dates for Valentine’s Day, but what about showing some family love on V-Day? I’ve got a few tips for having a great day with your kiddos and creating some traditions that will make you seem quite the crafty mom (take that, Pinterest geniuses!) and are easy enough to throw together with stuff you’ve already got at home. 1. Red Dinner This has been a tradition in my family’s house for years. Valentine’s Dinner was all red. And every year my mom tried to make it new, which meant getting creative with beets and tomatoes. I think she even tried to make us raisin-kidney bean stew one year. YUCK. Despite that year, we loved the Red Dinner. Some things I would suggest: Strawberry milk, Red Velvet cupcakes, spaghetti and… Continue