Archive for November, 2007

only just barely craft-related: greyhounds

17 November, 2007

We’ve been approved to adopt a retired racing greyhound and hope to pick one out in the next few weeks, so now I’ll be needing free patterns for winter clothes for that specific breed. Anyone out there know of any? Or have any non-crafty-related tips for new greyhound owners? We’ve been reading books and websites like crazy, but I’d love to hear your personal experiences.

Nini Makes: Quick apron for a little cook

7 November, 2007


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  • Great American Craft-off

    3 November, 2007

    via West Coast Crafty:

    The Great American Craft-off contest just started this week, running through January 1, 2008. You can get lots more info and enter your original handmade creations at the official contest website.

    The grand prize includes:

    • An all-expenses-paid trip to the John C. Campbell Folk Arts School including one week’s tuition, room & board, and round-trip airfare. Total value over $1500
    • Singer CE-250 embroidery/sewing machine & serger valued at $1200
    • A complete custom website design including online store and hosting from valued at $2100
    • A $500 gift card to Michaels Arts & Crafts
    • 2,500 Postcards and Business Cards from
    • A $375 Premium Subscription to the Online Learning Library at
    • A signed copy of Nifty, Thrifty, and Kitschy Crafts by Leah Kramer of
    • Handmade Gift Pack valued at $350
    • ….and more!

    The winner’s creation will also be featured in the Spring 2008 issue of Adorn magazine.

    The Great American Craft-off is underway! « West Coast Crafty