Christy @ Inklings & Yarns

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Christy is a craft-at-home mom from northern California. She spent so much time (and money) at her local scrapbooking store that they offered her a teaching job, which she loves. She's now accompanied at her classes by a tiny assistant, Allie, whose talents so far amount to tearing paper and spilling paint. When she's not crafting or wrangling a one-year-old, she can usually be found blogging. She shares her thoughts, stories and hobbies … [Continue reading...]

The Snowball Skirt

*Project by Mandy @ SugarBee Craft Edition* It's the finals - eeek!! I just want to say I am SO EXCITED to be here - wow!  I had a tough time coming up with a final craft, especially with no theme to guide me.  I decided to go with a sewing project - it's probably my favorite crafting medium and I have yet to use it in the competition. Here's to hoping I can get your vote for The SnowBall Skirt: Now, I made this skirt for non-sewers - … [Continue reading...]

Anthropologie Inspired Knotted Quilt Tutorial pt 2

*Tutorial made by KoJo Designs for their win of Season 5.  Part 1 can be seen here.* Before we get started piecing a PILE of knotted squares together, do you want the backstory on this little Anthro-inspired gem? First, you should know that I'm a bedding junkie. I LOVE wandering through Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, Crate and Barrel, Anthropologie (at Park Meadows  in Denver, those stores are all conveniently located near each … [Continue reading...]

Anthropologie Inspired Knotted Quilt Tutorial pt 1

*Tutorial made by KoJo Designs for their win of Season 5.  Part 2 can be seen here.* Our quilt won the SYTYC finale! Wow! I kind of can't believe it. Thank you for voting... And actually, thanks to Missy for hosting. I've been wanting to make this knotted quilt for awhile, but making it to the SYTYC finale was the motivation I'd needed to actually sit down and put it together. Y'all have been too funny about this bedding- thanks for all … [Continue reading...]

Hibernation Station Tutorial Part 2

*Tutorial made by KoJo Designs for their win during the "winter" challenge.  Part 1 can be found here &  Part 3 will be coming shortly.* Allright, friends! It's time for the second installment of Build A Chair Using Palettes. In part 1, we built the platform of the chair/reading nook. Today, we'll be attaching the sides of the chair and painting it! For this second part of the chair building, you'll need: -a wooden palette (if you … [Continue reading...]

Hibernation Station Tutorial Part 1

*Tutorial made by KoJo Designs for their win during the "winter" challenge.  Part 2 can be found here & part 3 will be coming shortly.* I love palette furniture. Actually, I think that I love it for the same reason that I am so intrigued by Anthropologie's window displays- the idea of taking something that no one wants and turning it into something useful and/or beautiful resonates with me. An ostrich made out of book pages? Lovely! A … [Continue reading...]

Snowman Glove Dryer

*Project made by Mandy @ Sugar Bee - Craft Edition* Winter and snow - love it.  But what's the most annoying thing about winter?? - all those wet hats/gloves/boots thrown about the entryway.  Well, bring on winter because this year I'm ready with the Snowman Glove Dryer! This is a cost-friendly, FUNCTIONAL craft.  Made of inexpensive PVC pipe, there is a hole in the bottom that allows hot air to flow up and through the arms, legs, and top … [Continue reading...]

Penguin Coat Rack

*Project made by Chica and Jo @ Chica & Jo* Winter means many wonderful things to us, with the snow and the holidays and the decorations. When it comes to everyday life around the house, though, winter means lots and lots of winter clothes! Hats and scarves and coats and mittens get tossed everywhere when removed at the door, and keeping them organized can be a hassle, especially if you have little kids. We decided to make it FUN for the … [Continue reading...]