Category Archives: you made it so

oh you clever, clever crafty folk! you inspire me so.

an introduction to marimekko: guest post by aron solomon

as i mentioned, it’s marimekko week here! i have a couple of guest posts lined up, all about marimekko written by those who share my love of the designs, and who probably know more about marimekko than i do. first … Continue reading

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you made it so: distressed desk & reupholstered chair

i haven’t done a you-made-it-so in a while, but i had to share this email and desk/chair makeover from my friend tara… Hey Ana! I painted an old desk yesterday that has been begging for some love (it was my brother’s … Continue reading

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barbara reid: author and illustrator (and talented plasticine artist)

the other day, i wrote about the clay project that i tried. for me, it was equal parts soothing and maddening. i loved kneading and working the clay in my hands, softening it up and getting it rolled or flattened … Continue reading

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friday archive dive (and a featured artist!)

i am so excited about this week’s dive topic. it was inspired by something i saw one of my twitter friends, suzy taylor (aka @FolkArtPapercut), mention the other day. the tweet was almost in passing, like “hey. that thing i … Continue reading

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quilling – ann martin & all things paper: part 3 of 3

previously, part 1 and 2… if you know me at all, or have read a little on this blog, it wont surprise you that my mind soon started wondering about the history of quilling.  as i was doing the craft … Continue reading

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