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Why I don’t make animal crafts anymore

If you’ve ever met me in person, there’s a 99.5% chance that either I’ve a knitting project in my bag — or — I’m knitting AND talking at the same time. My hands are nonstop (my husband says better my hands than my jabber mouth) – either knitting, crocheting, hand-embroidery, typing, photographing, cooking or eating. But mostly knitting – because …

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Silhouette Cameo 40% Discount

*I received a Silhouette Cameo for review, but I had actually purchased and paid full price for a machine back in July! Someone is getting a really nice Christmas present next month This summer, I bought myself a new toy – the Silhouette Cameo, a crafty cutting machine for creating delicate design cut-outs from paper and fabric! It was quite …

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For the New Year: Make a Memory Jar

This idea was so popular last year that I’m reposting it again! Happy New Year everyone! ~Jaden I always say that time goes by too fast. Every. single. year. Other than this blog, I don’t keep a family journal (lazy at writing with a pen and too shy to spill all our personal family stuff on Steamy Kitchen), so every …

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Manly men knit, right?!

Earlier this week, I had mentioned in my email newsletter that Nathan was embarrassed to let his friends know that he knits. Well, I got so many email responses from wonderful, supportive readers that I thought it would be great to post this on Steamy Kitchen and let Nathan read all the responses. Last Thursday, we had a neurological check …

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Crocheted Apple Cozy

Wait. Before you make a judgement…I actually do have a legit excuse for crocheting a sweater for the apples. My kids bring a snack in their backpacks everyday, the same backpack that gets thrown, kicked, stuffed under bus seats, violently slung over the hook and hackysacked around. Yes, I could pack their fruit in a titanium lunchbox, but crocheting an …

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Box Crafts

Don’t throw away those shipping boxes! Come see the genius ideas to make them into toys for your kids over at my blog at Discovery Health.

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Easy Knit Scarfette With Flower Pattern

I started knitting when I was 8 months pregnant with Andrew, my belly was so big that there wasn’t much I could do comfortably other than lounge on the couch watching television and short craft projects that didn’t involve noxious glue. The belly made a perfect “table” for knitting and propping of the elbows for good ergonomics. As you know, …