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Autumn is upon us, and that means it's almost time for Halloween! Although Halloween is typically thought of as a "kids' holiday," sometimes it's the adults that get most excited about it. Picking a Halloween costume is the most important part, and it's easy to stand out in a crowd when you DIY your costume! Anyone can pick up a generic costume-in-a-bag at the local big box... Read more
Like many artisans, Chen got her start by making pieces she loved for herself. She soon began giving her friends her handmade goods as gifts and quickly started receiving requests from her friends, who wanted to give the jewelry to their friends! In 2010, Chen transformed her hobby into a professional occupation and founded ChenJewels , through which she sells her fashion jewelry worldwide to boutiques and... Read more
I love cupcakes... and cake. I love pretty much anything involving chocolate and frosting. I'm the designated baker in my family and group of friends, so I'm always trying to learn new cupcake and cake decorating techniques.

For my nephew's first birthday party, I made both a cake and cupcakes--both decorated to compliment the golf theme. I made a basic buttercream and used the Wilton's... Read more
Seems like now that the weather is cold, everywhere I look I see cute animal knit hats!

I see them on babies, kids and adults--although I have to say, the baby and kids hats are way cuter! I went through a knitting phase a few years ago, but never quite graduated from scarves, so I found an online tutorial to bone up on my knitting skills so that I can attempt one of these absolutely adorable animal knit... Read more
Being married to an artist definitely has its of which is never lacking wall decorating ideas!

Paintings are a great option for adorning your walls, but there are plenty of other ways to decorate your home without spending a lot of money. One recent trend is vinyl wall decals, which make a statement with the added luxury of being affordable and extremely versatile!

Several artists right here... Read more
Instead of creating an elaborate Halloween costume and going to a party, we decided to check out the Halloween Parade in downtown Las Vegas and gawk at everyone else's creative costumes!

This year the participants really outdid themselves. Downtown Las Vegas is normally chock full of slightly odd people, so add to that Halloween costumes and it makes for a very entertaining evening :-) Just to set the... Read more
Coming up with a new and exciting birthday gift every year can be quite a challenge. Certain milestone birthdays, like a 30th birthday, can be even tougher since they hold so much meaning.

This past summer, my sister and I threw a fantastic 30th birthday party for our cousin, and close friend, Michelle as our gift to her. Sometimes, giving someone an experience is better than any gift you could buy. :-)... Read more
Planning a wedding can be a crafty girl’s dream come true, and it all starts with the wedding invitations!

The wedding invitations set the tone for your entire event , so when it was time for my husband and I to pick our invitations, we decided to go the do-it-yourself (DIY) route.

Between my craftiness and my husband’s amazing artistic ability, we decided we wanted to make our wedding... Read more
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las vegas, NV, US

I've always been very crafty and love creating things for friends and family. Since getting engaged in December 2010, I've been creating all kinds of fun things for my wedding and want to share with other brides-to-be! I am excited to share my ideas with the iCraft community and hope to inspire others to tap into their craftiness :-)

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