History of the Art of Crochet

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We see it everywhere, beautiful crochet baby blankets, hats, scarves, toys, even jewelry; but do you know where it got started? According to the Crochet Guild of America, the name comes from the Middle French term croc or croche which means hook and was probably developed as we understand crochet around the 16th century as […]

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National Puzzle Day

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They say that doing puzzles helps to keep your mind sharp! In honor of National Puzzle Day may I present to you some handmade treasures that celebrate puzzles! Crossword Puzzle Watch Love puzzles and want to show it off? Darling crossword puzzle watch from Sunny River Creations is just for you! Adorable puzzle and even […]

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Happy Organize Your Life Day

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Did you make a New Years resolution to organize your life? How is that going? While many of us take a look around our homes and swear we are going to clean up and clean out, when it comes to actually doing it, we often fall short. Paris Travel Wallet Do you need a place […]

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What is Shabby Chic Art and Decor

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since so many misinterpret this specific style of decor or art work, I decided to visit Wiki and get some explanation out there in the Online land. One can describe it as whimsy, all pastel colors, made to look worn and old, Roses, roses, roses, chandeliers, white, natural, ivory colors….. Shabby chic items are often […]

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National Coffee Day

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“…you haven’t had enough coffee until you can thread a sewing machine while it’s running” ~ Jeff Bezos Coffee, the drink of the gods, well, that and me! My day must begin with coffee so today is the perfect day to celebrate….It’s National Coffee Day! So, on honor of the momentous event, I invite you […]

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“Talk like a Pirate Day” September 19th on handmadeartists.com

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September 19th is “Talk like a Pirate Day.” Just for the entire silliness of this day, Avast, me hearties! (pay attention!) Why do we need an International Talk Like a Pirate Day? Make no mistake. We do. But it’s a little hard to articulate why, especially when you’ve made the mistake of referring to your […]

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Celebration of the Star Spangled Banner

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I know, it is not the fourth of July, but there is still a reason to celebrate the National Anthem of the United States! This is the 200th anniversary of the writing of this national symbol and the city of Baltimore, where the anthem was written, is doing it up big! Francis Scott Key wrote […]

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The “Candy Bomber”

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Christmas 1948, the “Candy Bomber” I was 2 years old lil girl and remember it well. How happy we were, all of us, who had nothing and were hungry. That is why I still today love candy, maybe even to much. And handmadeartist.com has plenty of it…. Christmas from Heaven is a true story of […]

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Back to School-Time for Mom to Relax

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  It’s that time again! The big yellow buses are coming down the road and that means a well deserved break for mom! To help you enjoy your first day alone in three months, allow me to tempt you with a few handmade treasures to get you started. Ginger Tonic Immunity Support Tea Bulk Loose […]

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Summer Blog Ring 2014

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Click to see more of TheAlchemistsVessel work![/caption] Do you love handmade? Do you like to talk/write/blog? Then join us on our summer blog ring tour for 2014. Like Sandi asked a few blogs ago, what are we doing to support handmade? Blogging is a great way to support handmade. And for many different reasons than […]

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