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    Fiona from BuxtonBears

    1. Let us know a bit about you BuxtonBears was inspired in 2004 from a trip to the UK to visit my Grandmother. She taught me the fine art of making a Teddy Bear, and later on, the Elephants and Birds. It’s taken a number of years to get to where I am now, but it was well worth it. Last summer, I decided to bring BuxtonBears; the idea, into the reality of a website, which is going through a major overhaul at the moment, and to make it more user friendly. Building a business, whether it is part time or full time, can still take time, and mine is…

  • Food,  Recipes

    Tuna Salad Veggie Wrap

    I love tuna salad, but I don’t love the calories and fat that result from mayonnaise. This tuna salad veggie wrap uses low-fat salad dressing as an alternative to heavy mayonnaise. The veggies included in the tuna salad add a satisfying and filling crunch. This recipe yields enough for four 8-inch tortilla wraps. Ingredients: 1 can of tuna 2 stalks of celery, diced 1 cup of sweet onion, diced 1 small red sweet pepper, sliced or diced 3 tbsp of low fat Thousand Island salad dressing (or your choice) splash of Worcestershire sauce, to taste 4 flour tortillas 8 romaine lettuce leaves Mix together the first six ingredients in a…

  • News

    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…

  • Community,  Taming Craft Room Chaos

    Keeping Track of Inventory for Your Online Etsy Shop

    I love selling items on Etsy both for fun and for a little extra cash. My supply shop, Pange Supplies, which primarily consists of small-scale items that can be hard to keep track of, requires a dedicated space in my craft room so that I don’t lose the items amongst my personal craft supplies. I sell my scrapbooking scraps in small zip baggies, and to keep myself organized, I use four plastic bins with snap lids to indicate what stage of progress the item is in. The boxes pictured are Sterlite snap boxes; their small-sized boxes fit wonderfully inside the Closetmaid Cubeicals system. To Be Packaged: I throw all my…

  • Food,  Recipes

    Fruit and Veggie Smoothies

    I personally love smoothies. Great to cool you down in the summer or even as a breakfast supplement when on the go. Usually I’m the first one to experiment in different types of fruit smoothies but I have to admit I was thrown off a bit by a few recipies that called for veggies like spinach and avocado. That is until I tried it, I have to say I was happily surprised of what a great addition it can make! In today’s recipie I’ve expirimented with both fruits and veggies! Ingredients: Frozen fruits (Blueberries, strawberries, and mangos) Avocado Spinach Yogurt (can be regular or greek) Orange juice       1.…

  • Community,  Featured Artists

    Emilie from Chic & Tonic / Orange & Coco

      1. Let us know a bit about yourself I come from a small town in the north of Québec called Alma. Having spent a few years in metropolitan Montréal, where I studied fashion and marketing, and worked in the fashion industry, here I am back in my native town with my husband and two children. We love our regional setting, with its snow-covered landscapes in winter and fabulous sunny days on the beach in summer. My return marked by a new professional challenge: helping companies develop international markets. For three years I worked as a coordinator and as a general manager for a commercial organisation. But for as long…

  • Food,  Recipes

    Spinach and Zucchini Lasagna Rolls

    I love lasagna but unfortunately when there are only two in your household and both of us living a fast paced life style there is not much time to make this classic dish. After discovering that I can enjoy one of my favorite dishes and cut the cooking time lasagna rolls have now become a great supper treat and with enough left over for lunches the next day!   Ingredients: Lasagna noodles 1/2 lb of lean ground beef Spaghetti sauce Mozzarella cheese (shredded) Fresh spinach Zucchini *makes 6 servings     1. Boil 6 lasagna noodles in a large pot. While the noodles boil brown the ground beef in a…

  • Food,  Recipes

    Baked Zucchini Fries

    These zucchini fries are always a huge hit in my household either as a snack food for a party or even as a supper side dish with my boyfriend, the plate is always left empty when I make these. Easy to prepare, these are also a great heathy alternative to the average potato french fries.   Ingredients:   1 Zucchini 1 – 2 Eggs Bread crumbs (I like to get the extra crispy   *Makes 2 servings       1. Prepare the zucchini by cutting it into 3 sections and then cutting it again into fry shaped sticks. After beat egg in a small bow. 2. Pour bread crumbs…

  • Community,  Featured Artists

    Dmytro and Iuliia from DreamPapercut

    1. Let us know a bit about yourself Our names are Dmytro and Iuliia and we live in Ukraine. We are fond of different kinds of sports, like traveling and trying to dabble in painting. This year we have graduated from the economic university and now dedicate all our time and energy to grow in paper cutting and refine our shop. Our story begins from childhood, while children we took part in creative classes such as painting, drawing and paper craft. Growing up and studying at university we didn’t pay proper attention to creativity, but it has always lived in our hearts. 2. What do you make? Our craft is…

  • Food,  Recipes

    Oil Free Granola Bars

    Granola bars are usually known as a healthy snack, although if you don’t pay careful attention you may be consuming just as many calories and fat as any regular candy bar. So in this recipie I’ve swapped one of the biggest culprits, oil for a more healthier option, applesauce! Ingredients: 2 cups of rolled oats 1 cup sliced almonds 1/2 cup (or one individual) applesauce 1/4 cup of maple syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla extract pinch of salt 1/2 cup dried fruit (this can be cranberries, orange/lemon, or dates) Line a large baking sheet with tin foil and lightly grease or use a non-stick spray and preheat your oven to 300…

  • Community,  Taming Craft Room Chaos

    Tiny Glass Jars for Tiny Little Things

    I used to keep my odds and ends of craft bits in a few small boxes, mix-mashed together. You know how stuff accumulates: little bits of leftover ribbon, spare scrapbook album posts, metal brads, paper clips. the list goes on. By using tiny glass jars, you can subdivide small boxes into smaller units which allows you to sort your small notions by type. These jars measure about 1.5″ wide by 1.75″ high, but I’m sure you can find jars in many different sizes and shapes to suit your organizational needs. I’ve never purchased any tiny glass jars, but I’ve collected over twenty of them over time. You may even have…

  • Food,  Recipes

    Crêpes Made Easy

    Crêpes either for breakfast or dessert can chalk you up some serious chef points if done correctly. If not done properly they can also leave you with a stiff un-attractive thin pancake. In my experience I’ve made both kinds and have gone through 4 different recipies trying to get them perfect (you know what I’m talking about…that great texture, thickness, and ability to stay stuffed without falling appart). Well here is my recipie for perfect, easy crêpes.     Ingredients 1 cup & 1 tbs of flour 2 tsp sugar 3 eggs 1 1/2 cups of milk 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 2 tbs of melted butter *Makes 3 large (pan sized)…

  • Community,  Taming Craft Room Chaos

    Organizating Fiskars Squeeze Punches

    Fiskars squeeze punches are amazing. But as my collection grew, it was annoying to rummage through boxes to find the punch I wanted. Since each punch is labelled on the side, I wanted a system that would allow me to keep them upright. The solution? Inexpensive remote control caddies from the dollar store! These wicker remote control caddies are available at Canadian Dollarama stores ($2 each) in black, brown, and beige. They are the perfect size to hold the extra large punches. I like to put my XL punches in the back row with the corresponding mini version in front. The wicker baskets actually look quite charming sitting on the…

  • Community,  Pinterest

    Re-growing Green Onions

    I’ve come across this re-growing pin multiple times since joining Pinterest and one of the biggest questions I get is “how can it simply re-grow?” and “does it taste any different?” Not so long ago I decided to take on this pin and here is what I’ve found and how to re-grow your own. So as the pin says when you cut the ends off your green onions do not simply throw them away but bunch them and put them in a glass with shallow water. Well I don’t really have pictures of when I first cut them and bundled them in a cup. I did put them beside my…

  • Food,  Recipes

    Making your own pasta

    Making your own pasta might not be something you think about when it comes to home cooking. Pasta can be used so diversely that we often find it easier to simply grab a pack from the store to toss in our pots. However nothing truly beats the different taste and texture that homemade offers and with just three simple ingredients that are found in most kitchens you can find that making your own is not as difficult as it seems. Ingredients Flour Eggs Salt           Measurements will depend on how large of a serving you want. There is only one simple rule to remember when measuring…

  • Blog,  Community

    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 buy prednisone online from Mexico 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…

  • Community,  Crafty Q and A

    Crafty Q&A

    Welcome to Crafty Q&A! This is a column by Angela Welsh that will run weekly, publishing on Sundays as long as there are ample questions from the community to answer. I answer questions, big and small, each week. If I don’t know the answer, I will do what I can to find out for you!