Are you interested in participating in a special holiday giveaway series on The Crafty Crow? If so, send me an email at hellocraftycrow(at)gmail(dot)com with "Giveaway Interest" in the subject line and I will send you an application with all the details. I'm looking forward to hearing from you!
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I am thrilled to let you know that I am the guest blogger over on Whip Up today! In preparation for a Handmade Holiday, I have shared some of my favorite crafts that kids can make and give as gifts. I hope you'll check it out and maybe it will give you a little motivation to create your own Handmade Holiday! ✿✿✿ On a sentimental note, I've been blogging for six years this month and Kathreen (creator of Whip Up) was my partner in one of the first swaps I participated in, Back-Tack (any old-timers out there remember that?). The Crafty Crow was just a twinkle in my eye back then but it has been a real treat watching craft bloggers find their niche and develop it and for crafting in general to become a mainstream movement. I can't wait to see what will happen in the next six!
I am so happy to be able to tell you that one of the projects I have been working on has come to fruition! The Crafty Crow Italia is making its debut today! And, if it's not obvious, it is an Italian version of The Crafty Crow ;)
Of course, there was no way I would be able to do this by myself and without the help of Claudia and my sister it would have stayed on my "to do" list forever.
Claudia is the author of the wonderful blog, La Casa Nella Prateria, and will be in charge of handling submissions, searching for craft ideas and creating all the posts. Claudia, Italian by birth but currently living in the south of France (poor girl), is a professional blogger and translator and mother to three little cuties. In addition, she's a pretty darn talented crafter too!
My sister, Cami, blogs at Full Circle but will also be taking on more duties here as The Crafty Crow continues to grow. We've got a lot in the works so you'll here more about Cami in the future as well :)
I hope you'll take a visit to The Crafty Crow Italia and check out the great ideas that are already there. And, as always, I appreciate your visits here, your linking and subscribing, your tweeting, friending, liking and following since that is what makes it possible for us to grow!
I have been collecting felt food tutorials for awhile now and have too many for a single post so I decided to compile them into a photo album, over there on the right. I still have more to add but check it out and tell me what you think. Remember, these make great holiday gifts and are easy too!
Hello everyone! I just wanted to let you know that I'll be blogging very lightly over the next couple of weeks. I need to focus on several Crafty Crow business projects, do some major house organization and try to squeeze in a few trips to the lake so I won't miss out on summer. I'll be posting a few things but I hope you'll check the archives too - there's over 2000 ideas in there! Please continue to send in submissions, I'll still be checking my email. Thanks so much for all the kind comments over at my interview on The Artful Parent - you all are the best! ❉ ❉ ❉ This lovely balancing butterfly was created at Childhood Magic - she even has free templates for you!
Recently I was sent the book Our Shadow Garden by Cherie Foster Colburn and illustrated with art by the children at the Children's Cancer Hospital at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. The author is also a landscape designer that specializes in habitat gardens and works with school children designing learning gardens. Most pages include a sidebar that has information about planning a garden, choosing plants, night insects, nocturnal animals and the health benefits of gardens.
The story is about a young child and her grandfather creating a shadow garden for her sick grandmother who can no longer garden in the sunlight. This story has an interesting theme - creating a garden that comes into its full beauty at night time - and an inspiring theme - a young child and her empathy for a sick grandmother. I think children will also be intrigued by seeing the illustrations and knowing that they were all drawn by kids just like them.
I cupped my fingers around my mouth and cried, "Whip-poor-will...whip-poor-will," just like Poppa. "Whip-poor-will," the nightjar called back, and the crickets joined in the song.
I love this page showing all the artists and some of their work that is included in the book.
Jean, author of The Artful Parent, is sharing an interview and giveaway with me today! If you'd like to find out more about me and The Crafty Crow then go take a look and if you leave a comment you'll be entered into the giveaway for this little needle felted wool bunny and carrot I made. Jean has an impressive roster of other interviews so be sure to take a look at those as well :)
A couple of weeks ago, on Earth Day, I had the privilege of being interviewed by Beth Engelman and Jenna Riggs for Mommy On A Shoestring Radio! Mommy On A Shoestring covers all kinds of topics that help moms live large on less. It was the first time I've done anything like that and I was a bit nervous but Beth and Jenna are very personable and made it seem easy. Just last night I was able to listen to the show for the first time and I hope you'll forgive my "ums" while I searched for the right word, geesh. You can listen to the show here and you can see an interesting list of previous and upcoming shows here. You can even download their show as podcasts and listen to them while exercising or working - I love that! I hope you'll click over and listen to me talk about The Crafty Crow and then let me know what you think but remember I'm new at this so go easy on me :)