thoughts for a friday.

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i am not crafty. i wish i were but apparently i haven’t got that gene. i like making things, but i think i lack the patience to follow through. i like buying handmade items though, and i admire the handywork that goes into a good DIY immensely. there’s several blogs out there that excel at DIY — i am not one of them. okay, every once in a while, but it’s... 
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make : thread : craft : art

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attention crafters and makers! for the first time, bay area artists lisa solomon and Katrina Rodabaugh are offering a new online course: INTERWOVEN:: make : thread : craft : art — a textile-based online craft course that will guide students in four techniques over four weeks, each week will focus on a different textile project—crochet, soft sculpture, embroidery, quilting—with... 
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portland bazaar – part deux.

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hey pdx! the second annual Portland Bazaar is this coming weekend, December 8th + 9th so mark your calendars and color me envious — i so wish i could go to this handmade party! There will be local handmade design/gifts, food/drink tastings, live DJing from Beacon Sound and a long row of tasty Portland food trucks. hosted by wood & faulk, antler & co, and Design*Sponge... 
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unexpected guests: Sarah Goldschadt.

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today’s unexpected guests is a little different — we’re visiting a home, as well as a book. we’re dropping in on new york city’s Sarah Goldschadt, the author of craft-a-day, published by quirk books and featuring over 430 pages of simple crafts broken down into weekly themes in which sarah crafted, wrote, and photographed the whole thing! By day... 
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you are awesome. so is this book.

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it’s the weekend at long last, so what better time to check out artist abbey hendrickson’s new book You Are Awesome: 21 crafts to make you happy? this is one craft book i did not feel intimidated by. i think it’s the hand drawn sketches by UK-based artist named Fiona Biddington of the ‘how-to’ instructions that make the crafts in you are awesome... 
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