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  • Groundhog Day Illustration Tutorial | Art Of Crafts
    teens or even experienced creatives Materials you will need Thick drawing paper or watercolor paper A pencil kneaded eraser and a permanent black pen Colored Pencils As an alternative use a thin paintbrush and watercolors instead of colored pencils 1 Lightly sketch out the seasonal Groundhog Day design shown with pencil You want to first create a circular shape that will serve as the wreath around the groundhog On the left side of the wreath shape add a winter motif with berries snowflakes and snowballs On the right side the motif should gently lead into spring images such as flowers hearts and leaves Lastly add a dapper little groundhog in the middle wearing a top hat 2 Trace over all the pencil lines with a fine tipped black permanent pen Wait a few minutes for the ink to dry then erase all pencil lines 3 Now is the super fun part Add color to your illustration as I have with colored pencils or experiment with watercolors In fact You can complete step 1 with pencil then go straight to the watercolors and avoid tracing with black pen This way you will achieve a much more free look 4 Adhere your illustration to the wall with washi tape or frame it for a lovely addition to your home this February Ashley Lucas aka Lady Lucas is a craft designer and illustrator specializing in adorable characters Visit her Etsy Shop for printable coloring books and pages and don t forget to join the Lady Lucas Club so you don t miss out on free downloads and ideas sent out every four weeks Lady Lucas on social media LadyLucasArt Sign Up For My Free Newsletter As a thank you I will send you my two ebooks The Big Book of Craft Interviews Vol

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  • Two Baking Books Up For Grabs In The Giveaway | Art Of Crafts
    you already love to bake or whether it s something you would like to learn 2 I would also be grateful if you could just Click to Tweet to let others know about the giveaway it s all set up and ready to go Thank you this is optional if you aren t on Twitter then please don t worry just a comment is fine to enter If you want to be kept up to date with all Art of Crafts latest giveaways then why not sign up for my free newsletter Sign Up For My Free Newsletter As a thank you I will send you my two ebooks The Big Book of Craft Interviews Vol 1 2 and you will get access to my weekly newsletter Success You will now need to confirm your subscription to the Art of Crafts newsletter please check your inbox There was an error submitting your subscription Please try again First Name Email Address Subscribe We respect your email privacy and will never pass your details to a 3rd party Powered by ConvertKit Filed Under Giveaways Comps Sewing Crafts Tagged With sewing book giveaway Comments Linda Rumsey says August 10 2015 at 4 45 pm My baking skills are very rusty but I would love to improve them Reply Susan Hagen says August 10 2015 at 6 09 pm I would love to win one of these books I have not actually baked a cake or anything for ages Reply Sandra says August 10 2015 at 6 22 pm I have been a crafter over 40 years a cake decorator over 20 years New ideas are always welcome along with new trends for cakes Would love to win either of these books Love your site Reply Pat Crossland says August 10 2015 at 6 45 pm Since my family left home and there is just me and my hubby of 47 years I really need to get back into baking some treats especially as Christmas is a coming so one of these books would go down a treat A pun there you see Reply Lady Lucas says August 10 2015 at 6 49 pm To be honest I m not the greatest baker but my husband is Creating delicious things to eat is his passion and I d love to gift him one of these lovely books Reply Pat Collingwood says August 10 2015 at 6 57 pm I love baking I also love new baking cooking books Reply Crissy Shaw says August 11 2015 at 2 41 am Oh wow I love your blogs The fact you have so many prize giveaways is amazing and yes I have to enter again and again because If you re not in ya can t win I don t have twitter don t know how to use it so I shared on Facebook Why would I love to win these books because I love baking and I have not found the perfect recipe to suit me

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  • Free Online Sewing Classes | Art Of Crafts
    You are here Home Craft Courses Free Online Sewing Classes Free Online Sewing Classes June 17 2015 by Alison Wood Leave a Comment As this is sewing month on the blog I thought I would bring you some free sewing classes today from Craftsy Craftsy offers a range of online courses in all sorts of subjects and even their free classes offer a lot of value Check out the ones below and just click the image to be taken through to the Craftsy site for some more information on the class Sign Up For My Free Newsletter As a thank you I will send you my two ebooks The Big Book of Craft Interviews Vol 1 2 and you will get access to my weekly newsletter Success You will now need to confirm your subscription to the Art of Crafts newsletter please check your inbox There was an error submitting your subscription Please try again First Name Email Address Subscribe We respect your email privacy and will never pass your details to a 3rd party Powered by ConvertKit Filed Under Craft Courses Sewing Crafts Tagged With free online sewing classes Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not

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  • Sew Fun Scan Bunny Tutorial | Art Of Crafts
    Needle Cotton 3 Toothpicks Sewing Regular Scissors Hot Glue Red Pastel Pencil or Blush Step 1 Cut two shapes out of yellow felt One piece should be rectangular and the other should be the same size but with bunny ears in at the top Reference the photo above for proportions Using some red embroidery floss stitch a face on the felt piece with bunny ears two french knots for the eyes and a small cross stitch for the nose and mouth Step 2 One the other piece of felt add a small french knot for the bunny s tail Flip the felt piece over and glue on the arms and legs as shown I cut one toothpick in half for the arms and snipped the top of two others to make the legs Step 3 Using a running stitch attach both felt pieces together as shown Step 4 Continue stitching all around the rectangle shape of the bunny s body until only one side remains open Stuff a few pieces of cotton inside then finish with a running stitch Step 5 Add cheeks to your cute bunny with a little red pastel pencil or blush Tip Experiment with different colors of felt and different ear shapes too This template would be really cute for cats pigs dogs and even frogs Ashley Lucas aka Lady Lucas is a craft designer and and illustrator specializing in adorable kawaii characters Visit her Etsy Shop for kawaii printables and coloring books and don t forget to join the Lady Lucas Club so you don t miss out on free downloads and ideas sent out every four weeks Sign Up For My Free Newsletter As a thank you I will send you my two ebooks The Big Book of Craft Interviews Vol 1 2 and

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  • Six Sewing Books Up For Grabs In Our Giveaway | Art Of Crafts
    fine to enter If you want to be kept up to date with all Art of Crafts latest giveaways then why not sign up for my free newsletter Sign Up For My Free Newsletter As a thank you I will send you my two ebooks The Big Book of Craft Interviews Vol 1 2 and you will get access to my weekly newsletter Success You will now need to confirm your subscription to the Art of Crafts newsletter please check your inbox There was an error submitting your subscription Please try again First Name Email Address Subscribe We respect your email privacy and will never pass your details to a 3rd party Powered by ConvertKit Filed Under Giveaways Comps Sewing Crafts Tagged With sewing book giveaway Comments Pat Collingwood says June 2 2015 at 3 28 pm I have only very basic sewing skills and would love to learn new sewing skills Reply Dina Newton Edwards says June 2 2015 at 3 31 pm I already sew but I m too impatient to do it well Reply Jo Hayes says June 2 2015 at 3 41 pm I am a beginner sewer but would love to be able to sew items for the home handbags Reply Nora Hessayon says June 2 2015 at 7 41 pm I am a fairly experienced sewer but you never ever stop learning I would love to win any of these books they all look so interesting Reply Ashley says June 2 2015 at 8 00 pm My birthday gift from my mother was a sewing machine last year so I ve been learning to sew for about 12 months now My favorite and only thing to sew as of right now is plush toys and other soft creatures Reply Katy M says June 2 2015 at 8 18 pm I would say I m an intermediate sewer Been sewing for about 10 years but I m self taught so I m learning all the time Thanks for the lovely giveaway x Reply ella says June 2 2015 at 10 25 pm I am new to sewing I ve sewn a few small things by hand but I ve never made anything with a machine on my own Reply Susan Hagens says June 3 2015 at 8 50 am I would love to learn how to sew properly The most sewing I do is alterations as in hemming items I would love to win any of these books as they all look very good Reply auschick in va says June 3 2015 at 6 16 pm I m an intermediate sewer but am always learning something new Reply Linda Rumsey says June 3 2015 at 6 32 pm I m new to sewing and my daughter wants to start making her own clothes so we will learn together Reply Kathryn Henderson says June 12 2015 at 1 50 am I m not new to sewing but have put it aside for quite sometime fairly experienced

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  • Quilting From Glenroy Designs | Art Of Crafts
    yet there is still time head over now as the giveaway closes tomorrow Just before we leave quilting though I have a treat for you today The lovely ladies over at Glenroy Designs are sharing some of their beautiful quilts with us Over now to Janet and Louise enjoy We are Janet and Louise and we run Glenroy Designs an online shop selling fabric for patchwork quilting and sewing We stock a range of contemporary and traditional fabric and enjoy making quilts soft furnishings bags and clothing to show our customers how fabulous the fabric looks when it s made up Although we sell mostly online we also have a stand at the Duxford Spring and Autumn Quilt Shows and we regularly have pop up shops in Southwold Suffolk You can find Glenroy Designs at their website and also on Facebook and Twitter and please do take a look at their stunning creations below Sign Up For My Free Newsletter As a thank you I will send you my two ebooks The Big Book of Craft Interviews Vol 1 2 and you will get access to my weekly newsletter Success You will now need to confirm your subscription to the

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  • Two Crochet Books Up For Grabs In The Giveaway | Art Of Crafts
    t on Twitter then please don t worry just a comment is fine to enter If you want to be kept up to date with all Art of Crafts latest giveaways then why not sign up for my free newsletter Sign Up For My Free Newsletter As a thank you I will send you my two ebooks The Big Book of Craft Interviews Vol 1 2 and you will get access to my weekly newsletter Success You will now need to confirm your subscription to the Art of Crafts newsletter please check your inbox There was an error submitting your subscription Please try again First Name Email Address Subscribe We respect your email privacy and will never pass your details to a 3rd party Powered by ConvertKit Filed Under Crochet Giveaways Comps Yarn Crafts Tagged With sewing book giveaway Comments Crissy Shaw says October 5 2015 at 12 23 pm Hi Alison another great opportunity for everyone You have such awesome books up for grabs Although I enjoy crochet I d love to win either of these for my supplier here in NZ she not only sells jewelry components from home but also goes out of her way to make baby clothes for children in her neighborhood and she crochet s cot blankets Last time I talked to her on the phone she had commented that she needed a new book with some new patterns So I would definitely gift this to her if I won it Thank you for the opportunity to participate Good luck all Reply Dina Newton Edwards says October 5 2015 at 1 33 pm I enjoy crochet but need to stretch myself and try more stitches I ve tweeted via the link Reply Susan Hagen says October 5 2015 at 2 28 pm I would love to learn how to crochet and would love to win one of these books Reply Pat Collingwood says October 5 2015 at 5 35 pm Lovely giveaway I ve made a shell stitch baby blanket would love to make a granny square blanket Reply Linda Rumsey says October 8 2015 at 9 52 pm I went to my first crochet class this evening and had a lot of fun I wouldn t mind winning either book to help me on my crochet journey Reply Pat Crossland says October 9 2015 at 7 59 am As a knitter but could never get the hang of crocheting would love this book as it might give me the incentive I need to learn with a vengeance Reply Katherine says October 9 2015 at 9 41 am I love crochet although I ma still learning really It would be wonderful to win either of these books Reply colleen says October 9 2015 at 3 28 pm I love to crochet I learned when I was quite young and more or less abandoned it for years while I was a working single mom Now that I m retired I m loving that I have

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  • Before We Leave Knitting Month | Art Of Crafts
    joy in the craft Over to you Pat I have been knitting for over 40 years I retired 4 years ago and have used the extra time to learn new skills First I started painting and drawing then began to learn new crafts eg beading felting weaving pottery to name a few Although I enjoy everything I have learnt I still get the most pleasure from knitting To me knitting is one of those crafts that once you start you will always return to Please take a look at just a few of Pat s knitted items below and you can find out more about her over at her blog PJC Gallery Thanks Pat and I hope you have all enjoyed knitting month There is just three more days to enter the two giveaways for four knitting books so hurry Enter for Knitting Basics here and the other three knitting books here Sign Up For My Free Newsletter As a thank you I will send you my two ebooks The Big Book of Craft Interviews Vol 1 2 and you will get access to my weekly newsletter Success You will now need to confirm your subscription to the Art of

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