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Look what came in the mail a few days ago:
Issue #2 of the Craftsanity Magazine! I have long been a fan of the Craftsanity Podcast, I used to cue it up and listen on my headphones while I was working away in my cubicle. Craftsanity creator, Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood, writes, broadcasts and crafts from Grand Rapids, MI which is about 40 minutes from my hometown of Muskegon, MI. So, I've always had a fondness. Jennifer is a journalist by trade and it is very apparent in her excellent writing and interviewing skills. Plus, she is funny, warm, curious, honest and open. She asks great questions and her podcasts are detailed and meaninful. All in all a very good listen and a great way to lift your spirits and get inspired. One word of caution: they are highly addictive! I have listened to most all of the 123 episodes that she has put out so far, some of them twice! It is also pretty neat to hear the voices of the crafters and bloggers that I admire most. To hear instead of just read, ya know?
The magazine is jam packed with projects and, just like the podcast, it is super interesting and irresistable. Here are a few of my favorites from this issue:
I love the book review section. I am somewhat of a craft book collector, rather than a craft book user (there I said it.) Admitting my habit does not change the fact that I really want to go and get this one. Liesl has a fabric line with Moda as well, have you seen City Weekend?
Basketweaving? Don't mind if I do. I would love to try my hand at this one, it is so adorable. There is something so charming about a bike with a handwoven basket. I need more of that in my life I think. I can't wait until Rylie is big enough for a bike seat. Actually, I can wait. She is already growing so fast.
This little tutorial about curling kid's hair with rags is really interesting. I love the long ringlets it creates, but also love the look of an updo tied with rags. Rylie has a little bald head that I can not stop kissing. However, my own hair has sort of taken on a life of its own and I would love to try this out. Little curly low pigtails on each side, uh huh.
These flowers made with a fork are sweet and might be great in this vase of mine. I feel a little spring spruce up coming on!
Have I mentioned that I have two copies sitting here beside me? One for you and one for me. All you have to do is leave me a comment telling me your favorite thing about spring and on Monday March 21 I will randomly pick a winner. Good Luck! Which reminds me . . . Happy St. Patrick's Day!