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Arts & Crafts

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“We are dedicated to meeting the needs of every craft enthusiast who wants information and instruction on their chosen subject: knitting, crocheting, sewing, jewelry making and beading, quilting, weaving, spinning, drawing, and fine art.  We offer a wide variety of media especially created for YOU.” ~Interweave Store

No matter what your craft, Interweave has a free eBook for you:

Click here to visit Interweave to see what else they have to offer!

Here’s PENNY for your thoughts!
What is your favorite craft activity?


Showcase your photos with creative designs you will not find anywhere else.  This 11 1/2" x 8 1/2" glossy hardcover book features your photos and title accentuated by the background color or design for any occasion. User-selectable options include font styles and colors, cover and page layout selections from 1 to 12 photos (or text only), photo borders and a variety of page backgrounds to make your photos really stand out.


Order your Personalized Cover Book today

Coupon code BONNIE is valid for the first 25,000 customers to redeem it during online checkout for a FREE personalized cover book.  (value $39.95)


Free DMC Cross-Stitch Kit

November 20, 2009 · 0 comments

For two and a half centuries, generations of stitchers have selected DMC needlework threads to create cherished heirlooms.  As they continue into their third century, DMC continues to be committed to color, quality, and you!


Sign up to become a DMC Mentor and receive a free DMC Cross-Stitch Mentor Kit.


Holidays in Hand … capturing the hopes, memories, and wonderment of the holidays.  Make a December album project to help you tell your holiday stories past and present.  Refocus on what matters most!


Head on over to  Log in, then click Redeem Gift Code.  Enter HIHFREE2009.  Experience a “JS” memory-keeping class for yourself.  Spread the word, share the love, all are welcome.  Hurry, registration ends at midnight TONIGHT (11/16/09)!

A penny for your thoughts …
Have you ever taken a class from Jessica Sprague?  I have taken ACDSee Digital Organization, Now We’re Rockin’ With Photoshop, and Photo Editing, and each has been fabulous!


Free knitting patterns are the way to go.  Why not create your own source of clothing?  Knitting your own creations makes it that much more special.  It’s always great to craft your own gifts too.  Use the extra yarn you have laying around the house to create something beautiful.  Knitting your own patterns is, of course, a money saver too! 


Get 24 Quick & Easy Knitting Patterns eBook for FREE from FaveCrafts, which includes cables and blocks for afghan, sock monkeys for kids, mop covers, bath spa mitts, a newsboy cap, and much more. 


25QuickThriftyCrochetPatterns Use up the yarn in your stash or create a great last-minute gift with this downloadable collection of 25 free, easy crochet patterns.  These free crochet patterns from FaveCrafts require little yarn and little time to create, making the economical and fun.  You can sit down to crochet with a movie and have a dishcloth, flower, or bookmark by the time the movie is over.  Download 25 Quick and Thrifty Crochet Patterns by FaveCrafts now.  Thanks, Carrie!