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7 Apr

CAUGHT CRAFTING: SMPCraft’s Spotlight on NYC Crafting

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#TBT Thursday, Flatiron building. Macmillan crafters knitting hats and scarves for a cause: Women in Need, Inc. and The Salvation Army’s Women’s Residence. 

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25 Mar

CAUGHT CRAFTING: SMPCraft’s Spotlight on NYC Crafting

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Thursday, Flatiron building. DIY Upcycler doing a “Blind Date with a Book” for Twitter! The wrapping paper is from an old Trader Joe’s paper bag, the ribbon from a ripped Victoria’s Secret bag, and the stickers are from her co-workers’s recent office re-org.

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What’s beneath the wrapping paper? Bet Me by NY Times best selling author Jennifer Crusie, which our Upcycler got at Free Book day and is one of her favorites!

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19 Feb

CRAFT FASHION ALERT: PARACORD Jewelry + Free Project Downloads!

Fashion Week in NYC officially ended yesterday and since paracord (aka parachute cord)–one of the most forgiving, fun, and affordable materials to design and craft with–was noticeably absent (Wha?) from the runways, we’re having our very own mini paracord design showcase here!

To kickstart the Friday fun, we’re giving you TWO (2) FREE PROJECT DOWNLOADS from Made in Paracord: 25 Great Jewelry, Accessories, and Home Projects to Knot by Caitlin Wynne:

Download for free here, the SIMPLE NECKLACE and the BRACELET WITH BLING!

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Free Project Download: Simple Necklace from Made in Paracord

 

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Free Project Download: Bracelet with Bling from Made in Paracord

Want to make more with paracord? All of the projects in Made in Paracord are modern, fun, beautiful and require virtually no skills. Create your own pieces to keep or give as a handmade gift!

Maybe this plant holder?

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DIY Paracord Plant Holder

 What about this pot or pencil holder?

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DIY Paracord Pot or Pencil Holder

Or this chair… which I’m dying to make myself…

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DIY Paracord Chair

Look! A dog leash!

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DIY Paracord Dog Leash

 Find these fabulous, affordable, simple paracord craft projects and more in Made in Paracord–at your favorite bookseller:

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Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Books-a-Million
Indiebound
Powell’s Books

Happy weekend crafting!

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17 Feb

MAKE, SHOW, and SELL Your Crafts: Open Call for The Renegade Craft Fair 2016 Tour!

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This year, The Renegade Craft Fair (RCF) will host a variety of Fairs and Pop-Ups throughout the U.S. and the U.K.: nine Spring/Summer Fairs, two Wholesale Markets, eight Pop-Ups, and seven Holiday Fairs. We are also very excited about their announcement that they’ll be expanding their Summer Fairs to include Denver, Colorado! Check out their website RenegadeCraft.com for full details or jump right in and APPLY.

Here’s the list of locations and details. Applications for the upcoming Spring Fairs in San Francisco, Brooklyn, and Austin are open from February 16 – March 11.

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
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AUSTIN, TEXAS
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BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
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Not quite ready to showcase to the world?

Or maybe you are but are challenged by geography, cash, and/or time? Check out How to Show & Sell Your Crafts: How to build your craft business at home, online, and in the marketplace by Torie Jayne the perfect guide for crafters who want to take their craft to a new entrepreneurial level. Using highly-visual, step-by-step tutorials, this book is packed with helpful branding, selling, and merchandising tips that no serious crafter should be without. Using the workspaces, shops, salons, and “through-the-keyhole” profiles of some of the world’s most successful crafters, readers will learn the best ways to merchandise and sell their items at craft fairs, onlines, markets, pop-up events, exhibitions, and in shops. Plus, you’ll learn how to build a personality-driven brand, create a memorable blog or website, improve your photography skills, and analyze your results to help move your business forward into the future.

Get How to Show & Sell Your Crafts at your favorite bookseller below

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Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Books-a-Million
Indiebound
Powell’s Books

Share your new 2016 crafting adventures with us using #SMPCRAFT!

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5 Feb

Upscale Downhome GAME DAY: Recipes and Party Ideas for your Super Bowl Party!

Last minute SUPER BOWL SUNDAY party?

Whether you’re hosting or a guest needing to bring something for the potluck…

YOU’RE IN BIG LUCK.

TODAY, February 5th, before 5pm EST, pre-order Rachel Hollis’ Upscale Downhome: Family Recipes All Gussied Up and you’ll get an exclusive digital copy of Upscale Downhome Gameday, which includes five recipes perfect for your Super Bowl party, as well as some great Super Bowl party planning ideas! Three of the recipes inside are from the cookbook, which goes on sale in October, which means you’re getting a sneak peek before anyone else. Two of them are totally new and not available anywhere but in this cool download!

Upscale Downhome features recipes that are “a mix of my down-home roots and the upscale presentation I’ve learned from living in Los Angeles for the last fifteen years,” Rachel reveals. “This book is a perfect testament to my life long love affair with food. It has the sugar cookie recipe my mom made me as a child, the chicken and dumplings I craved while pregnant. It has the turkey chili recipe which was the first dish I perfected as a newlywed. And the cocktail I drank in my early twenties… it’s the story of my life, as told in food. Upscale Downhome is filled with casseroles, slow cooker recipes, desserts, drinks and there’s even an entire section on dishes you can make with the leftovers from the recipes in other chapters!”

Remember, once you pre-order, go to this page to retrieve your Upscale Downhome Game Day mini-cookbook!

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Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Books-a-Million
Indiebound

Broncos? Panthers?

Whichever team you’re rooting for…

HAVE A WONDERFUL FUN WOOT WOOT WEEKEND EVERYONE!

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CAUGHT CRAFTING: SMPCraft’s Spotlight on NYC Crafting

SMPCRAFT #CAUGHTCRAFTING Thursday morning, Astoria, Queens. Accessorizing with a lovely temporary floral tattoo she learned to make from DIY Temporary Tattoos: Draw It, Print It, Ink It by Pepper Baldwin!

PROJECT OF THE MONTH: JUNE DIY Father’s Day Gifts to MAKE NOW

PROJECT OF THE MONTH: JUNE DIY Father’s Day Gifts to MAKE NOW

Father's Day is less than three weeks away -- Sunday, June 19th in the U.S. -- just enough time to start prepping for what would make dear old pops feel loved....What dad, what MAN, wouldn't want to get a bright red tool box full of homemade BBQ, bacon, and chili flavored chocolate? Or a handmade Paracord hammock? Does he play golf?--hand dipped tees? Does he like to hike? Enjoy nature and the great outdoors? How about homemade beef jerky? Or does he enjoy watching sports--Remote Control Cookie? What about beer? One of the coolest new items coming out of Japan is a Frozen Beer Slushy Maker by Kirin Ichiban that perfectly pairs with the DIY black and tan soap! Scroll and click for more homemade DIY Father's Day gift ideas sure to make pappy happy! Hashtag #SMPCRAFT #DIYFATHERSDAY!

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