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    The Future of the Craftcore YouTube Channel #YouTubePartnerProgram

    I started my YouTube channel in November of 2016, posting craft tutorials, craft room tours, and sewing machine reviews.  I’ve loved having a way to show you guys even more sides of my crafty life.  Sometimes it’s easier to show you a tutorial in video format rather than in static images and text. Eligibility Changes for the YouTube Partner Program Like many content creators, I support this blog with advertising.  The advertising helps cover my server costs and costs of supplies.  It does not cover all my costs, but that’s okay.  This is my hobby, not a business (as much as I’d love for Craftcore to be a standalone business one day, I have…

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    Craftcore Has a New Look! Website Redesign

    If you’re like me, as soon as you’re able to open up the windows and let in the fresh spring air, a sudden urge to give the house a deep clean strikes.  Similarly, I’ve been itching to give my humble ‘ol blog a spring makeover.  I don’t think there was anything wrong with the old look, but sometimes I just want to experience something different. Yesterday, I gave Craftcore a fresh redesign that features larger images and an easier-to-browse navigation.   All blog posts from now on will feature larger, higher-quality pictures, meaning that you’ll be able to get up close and personal with all those crafty details.   Additionally, the…

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    Canvas Pouch Giveaway Winners Announcement

    I’m pleased as punch to announce that the two lucky winners of the Craftcore Canvas Pouch Giveaway.  Jenny H and Richard B will be receiving a canvas pouch of their choice from my Etsy shop.    Hooray! Jenny and Richard, I’ve sent you an email to arrange prizing.  Check your email! Thank you to everyone who entered the contest and supported my new Etsy shop.  Be sure to check out my shop and take a look around at all my available designs. Be sure to follow me on Twitter and Facebook to keep in the loop about future giveaways and all the activity going on at Craftcore!

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    Craftcore Announcement & Canvas Pouch GIVEAWAY

    Hello everyone! Last week I soft-launched my Craftcore Etsy shop! I’m so excited to share my yoga leggings and canvas pouches with you, made from fabrics designed by me. After a successful first week (four sales), I feel confident enough to share this with you all here on the blog. To celebrate launching the shop, I wanted to host a giveaway.  I’m giving away a prize to two lucky winners. Each winner will receive a canvas pouch of their choice from my Etsy shop ($15 CAD value).  I currently have more than 45 designs available. I’m also celebrating 300 Facebook fans!  I’m aiming to reach 1000 Facebook followers next.  If…

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    A Year in Review: 30 Crafty Projects Before 30

    365 days ago I decided to pick 30 crafty projects to complete before I turned 30. What a year!  30 projects was too aggressive, but I am happy with the projects that I was able to complete.  It’s always great to shoot for the moon – that way if you fail to reach the moon, you’ll still reach the stars. Out of the 30 projects I dreamed about, I completed 12 projects. 40% Completion. My biggest problem was that I kept on making things last year that were not on the list.  I can’t help it!  When the desire to make something hit, the 30-before-30 list inevitably was moved aside to make room.…

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    Ultrasound Pregnancy Announcement and Gender Reveal

    What is the best way to announce to your friends and family that you’re having a baby?  I had a really hard time with the big reveal.  I’m an introverted type when it comes to telling people news about myself in person, so I decided that after telling close family about my pregnancy in person, I would use Facebook to do the announcing at 12 weeks to tell everyone else the good news. Pregnancy Announcement Photography For my reveal, I kept it simple.  I printed out a copy of my 11 week dating digital ultrasound photo on plain computer paper, increasing the contrast prior to printing to make the whites brighter and the blacks darker.  I…

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    Grow Your Fabric Collection with Yard Sales

    I love having fabric on hand to choose from for impromptu projects.  Sometimes inspiration comes at unexpected times so having at least a few prints available in a rainbow of colours makes it easy to jump into a new project quickly without losing that motivated feeling. I originally grew my fabric stash by always buying “a little extra.”  Not only does this grow the stash, but it allows for cutting mistakes in desperate situations. Additionally, I went through a phase of online shopping a few years ago, waiting for the best deals to pick up off-season fabrics on the cheap.  I don’t do this as much now due to budgeting constraints. This…

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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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    Apply For Puces POP Fall 2012 Fair!

    VENDOR APPLICATION FOR PUCES POP (FESTIVAL EDITION) MISE EN CANDIDATURE – PUCES POP (ÉDITION AUTOMNALE) It’s time to get crafting! Applications are now open for the fall edition of Puces POP Craft & DIY Fair, taking place during POP Montreal on Sept 22-23 at St-Michel Church in Mile End. Apply online now! Deadline is Friday, August, 17th. Puces POP is Montreal’s biggest and best-loved marketplace for handmade art, craft, and design, featuring the work of over 100 artists from Montreal and beyond. Don’t miss the fun! Sortez coffres à outils et machines à coudre! L’appel de candidatures est officiellement ouvert pour l’édition automnale de la Foire d’artisanat Puces POP, qui…