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Monday Snapshot: A Very Crafty Christmas 2013

Monday Snapshot: A Very Crafty Christmas 2013 | The Zen of Making

Monday Snapshot: A Very Crafty Christmas 2013 | The Zen of Making

Monday Snapshot: A Very Crafty Christmas 2013 | The Zen of Making

I think it’s safe to say that my incredibly generous Michigan family and friends know me pretty darn well, because there was a whole lot of crafty awesomeness with my name on it under the Christmas tree this year. (Okay, under several different Christmas trees.)

My holiday highlights include a Dremel workstation/drill press, a mitre box, Modern Log Cabin Quilting, by my friend Susan Beal, and a set of lovely Gingher pinking shears to round out my collection of fancy scissors. And, of course, we can’t forget Betty, my amazing new Singer Featherweight. (She decided to stay in Brooklyn for the holidays, so she wasn’t around when these photos were taken.)

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to jump back into the craft studio and get creative in the New Year!

Did you have a crafty Christmas too? I want to hear about your holiday favorites!


Craft Social: Holiday 911

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Survive the holiday crafting season with your sanity in tact! Join me and co-host Barbara TODAY (Tuesday, 11/27) for this month’s Craft Social Twitter chat.

In today’s chat, we’ll discuss different approaches to holiday crafting, why we give handmade, and tips and tricks for making on a deadline. Then, at the end of the chat, we’ll invite you to share links to your favorite holiday projects! Ready to get your craft on? Come share some advice, pick up some tips, and chat with your fellow crafters!

Bonus: As a special treat for folks who attend the chat, DecoArt will be giving away a set of their Ink Effects fabric transfer inks to one lucky Socialite! (Join us for the chat to learn how to enter.)

When: TUESDAY, November 27th, 2-3PM EST
Topic: Holiday 911: Spreading Out Creative Work & Avoiding the Last Minute Rush
Hashtag: #CraftSocial

Sweet! How do I participate?
Join the conversation using TweetChat, or look for the #CraftSocial hashtag on Twitter.

Want to know more? Head over to Craft Social.