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The Crafting Life Cycle

Whodunnknit Pix: Craft stash sorting. This is my box of metallic goodness., originally uploaded by Deadly Knitshade.

For me, crafting goes in cycles. Sometimes I'm inspired to do nothing but sit in front of the computer and illustrate or design. I crank out a half dozen posters or flyer or bumper stickers like it's nothing.

Right now I'm in a hands on phase. I started knitting a scarf for my son this winter (it sounds more exciting than it is - I'm a pretty lazy knitter), I actually started making duct tape wallets again (they'll be back in the shop in a couple weeks), and I'm sketching. Sketching is a habit I let myself get out of, and not only have I been missing it, but the HOW Design Live conference I attended this past weekend reminded me how important it is for maintaining and finding your creative voice. So I'm back to carrying sketchbooks and trying to doodle as much as possible. I think next up is sitting down and finishing some jewelry projects th…

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Manic Monday: Amber Pixie

Amber Pixie of Pixie's PocketShop | Blog | Facebook | Twitter
Guys, I'm a honey addict. I will literally eat the stuff with a spoon, so I am very pleased to feature this week's artisan. Just making this post up made me drool.
What is your favorite item in your shop(s)? This is the first flavor I ever made...vanilla beans make my toes curl, chamomile makes me sigh contentedly, and adding them both to honey is an amazing combination!
What is most inspirational to you? I love my home in the rural North Carolina mountains.  My neighbors are goats, chickens, and bees, and just gazing out of the window at the beauty while doing dishes makes even menial chores seem a beautiful act of love.
What is your favorite quote? "since the thing perhaps is to eat flowers and not to be afraid" - e.e. cummings
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New Orleans - October 3, 2009, originally uploaded by Beadmobile.

Manic Tuesday: Emily of LutraSaura

LutraSaura Dinosaur Kandi & ResinEtsy | Facebook
Because Monday involved working 15 hours this week, we're having a Manic Tuesday this time around - and a fun one at that! Enjoy some truly awesomely geektastic resin work:
What is your favorite item in your shop? I love this because I am a huge Legend of Zelda fangirl~ and I haven't seen anyone make something like this before!
What is most inspirational to you? Nature, videogames, friends, fandoms.
What is your favorite quote? 'cognito eggo sum''---I think, therefore I am a waffle.
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