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It's the perfect time of year to look around and turn old objects into brand new projects and crafts. Whether you're stuck inside because of the chilly weather, or have kids home for the holidays, Amy Azzarito's new book helps get you started. Your home will be front cover-worthy in no time! Read more
The term "crazy cat ladies" has always been wildly unfair, as cats are very awesome and loving them is perfectly reasonable.
These artists, including everyone from Picasso to Jean Coctou and Salvador Dali (pictured) are helping prove just that: Clearly, true geniuses love cats! Read more
I think any gift that makes people smile is a great gift. To find such gifts, I usually search by words like Fun , Funny , Funky , Unusual and see what comes up in search results. Humorous Signs There are so many funny signs and greeting cards with something interesting to say.

Personally, I am a cat person, but I know a couple of dog-lovers that have 2 huge dogs, so no cats are allowed in their... Read more
Jean-Paul Gaultier is known for making his mark in fashion for everything from the pointy bra made famous by Madonna to his iconic perfume bottles and a whole host of incredible couture.

A new exhibit put together by the Montreal Museum of Arts is giving people a chance to explore a multimedia presentation of his work, and if you can't be there, check it out here. Pointy bras, not included. Read more
My story starts almost 40 years ago , when my husband and I moved from Erie PA and started our lives together in Orlando FL. At this time I did a little bit of artistic work, mostly painting, but really did not start my crafting until I found out we were expecting our first child. To help keep costs down, I made most of my maternity clothing which got me sewing again, something I enjoyed doing as a young girl.... Read more
Artisangirl here again with part 2 of Fun Facts About Gemstones ! Check out my first article on Gemstones .

The first stone featured today is one of many in my private collection, although I haven't used it much lately in my creations:

Chrysocolla. ..A balancing stone that has the highest evolved form of the color turqouise. Believed to be an emotional balancer: connects Earth to Sky and brings peace... Read more
This photo series tells the story of Rupee, a once-stray dog who was adopted and became the first dog to climb Mt. Everest. Just goes to show, you definitely can teach old dogs new, incredibly impressive tricks! Read more
Tetiana Korobeinyk is the artist behind Silk Ribbon Embroidery . She creates beautifully realistic images of flowers and more in stunning colour. Welcome to iCraft, Tania!

Tell us a little bit about yourself My life, like the lives of the people of my generation who have personally experienced the collapse of the Soviet Union , was not easy. It is possible that the difficulties experienced by people... Read more
Colombian artist Diana Belrtran Herrera is keeping endangered birds alive with her latest art exhibit that turns the beauties into works of paper art.

Could be fun to try a version of this project at home as a way of preserving memories of local birds and other nature pals. And if you have kids, great way to have a "starter pet"! Read more
Miss Venezuela wins Miss Universe - will she have to change her mailing info?

What do you think about pageants like this, are they outdated or just fun? Read more



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