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    January Cure Blogalong – Assignments 6, 7

    The Apartment Therapy blogalong continues!  Follow me as I go through the tasks in the Cure and whip my apartment into shape. You can read more posts in the blogalong here. Assignment 6 – Prepping Artwork for Framing This task was in the bag! I recently printed out a new piece of artwork and framed it. It’s leaning against a wall for now until I’m ready to hang it. Assignment 7 – Weekend Chores I’m so glad that this task was assigned on the weekend.  My apartment definitely needed this!  It was all about the kitchen: clean surfaces (inside and out), counters, sink, cabinets, refrigerator, stove, and other appliances. For…

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    January Cure Blogalong – Assignments 3, 4, 5

    The January Cure continues! I didn’t write dedicated blog posts for assignments 3 or 4, but, rest assured, I got a fresh perspective and set up an outbox for items on their way out.  I even put some clothes I never wear in there, so time will tell whether they leave my apartment permanently. Assignment 5 asks participants to choose one project from the list to aim to complete by the end of the month. I’ve decided to rearrange dining room table to fit better (research options for smaller table with fewer chairs). I’ve done a lot of arrangements with this table: lengthwise, widthwise, pressed against the wall. No matter…

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    January Cure Blogalong – Assignment 2

    I’m working through my tasks for Apartment Therapy’s Assignment 2, to be completed by end of day Sunday.  This weekend is filled with family gatherings, so luckily, the tasks are not too arduous: Buy Flowers I went a different route than the outlined task.  Instead of buying cut flowers that would just wither away, I decided to finally invest in some plant life.  I’ve had an orchid plant and a rose bush indoors in the past, but both didn’t survive my care. I have a terrible green thumb, but my fiance is pretty good at keeping things alive on our balcony vegetable garden in the summer. I decided to purchase…

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    January Cure Blogalong – Assignment 1

    One of my favourite home decor blogs is Apartment Therapy. Unlike the beautiful, stylish rooms featured on this blog, I feel like my apartment needs a lot of therapy. They periodically run events to revitalize your home. The latest AT Cure starts today, January 2nd, and I can’t wait to get involved and refresh my apartment. My main goals are to make apartment easier to manage and more relaxing. Sometimes I feel stressed in my home just because of the clutter. By blogging along with the Cure, I’m holding myself accountable for making changes. Bring it on, 2014! Day one involves creating a list of potential projects. I’ve created my…

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    Celebrating 100 Posts – A Year in Review

    Monday’s Christmas ornament tutorial marked Craftcore’s 100th article. Wow, 100 already! I thought this would be a good time to look at the stats and see what posts have received the most attention. Here are the highlights from 2013. We are looking forward to bringing you more posts as we shift into 2014! Easy To Make Lyric Wall Art by Michelle How to Make an Origami Box out of Scrapbook Paper by Angela Easy Bumblebee Gluing Activity for Toddler Children by Angela Sheep Cotton Ball Art by Angela Paper Roses by Michelle How to Calculate How Much Fabric You Need for a Simple Quilt by Angela How to Make a…

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    Welcome to the New Craftcore!

    Welcome to the new Craftcore! I’m excited to reveal the new web layout for Craftcore today. I’ve redesigned the layout to put the focus on the content of the site and to make tutorials easier to read and follow along. New logo and visual branding Clearer step-by-step lists in DIY tutorials Larger thumbnails Cleaner, brighter look Organized, structured content Please browse through the various sections and check out the new article viewing experience. Any comments? Let us know in the comments or send us a private message via the web form or via our Facebook page. Want to join us? If you’d like to join Craftcore, you can blog along…

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    Frequently Asked Questions Expanded

    There’s no reason to be afraid of submitting an article to Craftcore. Our content management system is powered by WordPress, a tried-and-true platform that’s easy to use for beginners and experts alike. I’ve added a new section called Writing Centre to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section of the site that covers formatting your articles, adding images, and much more. If you still have questions, please submit your questions by contacting us. If you don’t have an account yet, join up and get crafty!

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    Section View Launched

    Here are Craftcore, we are trying to make the site as easy to browse as possible. While we were dividing up the content into sub categories like tutorials, inspiration, reviews, and before & after, all the home decor articles were lumped together with food articles, and there was no easy way to refine the results. Take a peek at Section view! It’s now nestled between “Articles” and “Columns” in the main navigation menu. It lists the main core sections of Craftcore: Home, Food, Fashion, Paper Craft, Kids, and Community. We have categorized all previously submitted articles into one of these new sections. Make sure when you submit new articles that…

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    All Aboard!

    Welcome to Craftcore! I hope you enjoy your stay here; get comfortable and discover helpful articles created by members of the Craftcore community. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Angela (@pange). I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t crafting something or other. I love to learn how to make new things from talented people, and I’ve designed Craftcore as a hub for people to join together, share their skills, and inspire each other. I hope that you will consider joining this community so we can grow and learn together. If you discover any bugs or have any suggestions on how Craftcore can improve, please consider voicing your…

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    Building the Core

    Welcome to Craftcore. If you’ve found your way here, I’m assuming that you were given a link for a super-special sneak peek of the site while it’s under construction. Watch your step; there are a lot of loose ends to tie up, but that won’t be a problem for our team of crafty creators, right? Right?! Soon to come: customized user profiles, membership directory, writing application form, and articles. Basically, everything is still on its way, so please don’t judge us too quickly. We have a lot to share with you, and we want to learn from you too. Have fun exploring Craftcore!