Hello, Crobbies #99

Hello 2019!
We’re gearing up for a crafty new year and we’re glad to have you join us!img_6544

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Katie’s Word for 2019

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Dori’s Word for 2019

We’ve got a question for you: Is the blog going the way of the dodo bird? We’ve been using our blog less and less and we are debating whether it’s an efficient use of our social media time. Do you still blog? Are blogs still relevant? Let us know in the comments below!

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Makers Hacks Episode #66

Do you have any crafting hacks you live by? Well sit down and join us as we chat about all the little things we do to make life a little easier when we are gettin’ creative!

Feel free to comment below on any hacks or tips you have!

Check out this cool Zelda quilt! It’s available for purchase through Awwww Berry on etsy!

I’m running a Pinterest: Pass or Fail YouTube series over the spring break. My first video is live and it’s a makeup tutorial using just the pin below.

Tomorrow I’ll share my thoughts on the Crayon melting art project, whether it’s a pass or a fail!

Dori is close to finishing the curved log cabin and she’s really cranking out her cross stitching!

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We share some of the crafting and sewing hacks that can be used when you need a little help making life easier or when you find you don’t have a tool on hand that you need.

We checked out this article from eBay about the 20 most useful crafts.

And then we read through this list on 25 sewing hacks!

Both had some interesting tips and a few we hadn’t heard of yet. There were a few we were excited and willing to try out! Definitely pop over to our Instagram page some of our fellow creative minds shared their maker hacks!

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Hobbies Up To Here Episode #10

Hey crafters, guess what time it is?
It’s podcast time!!!
And this is a special one. We’re celebrating our 10th episode so we have a special request from our readers.

If you are reading this and have listened to our podcast this week, check out the questions below, copy and past them into a blog post on your own page, and then answer them yourself! We want to get to know you! Link back to our page and let’s see how many quilters, crafters, sewers, and hobbyists we can bring together.

So many of our posts focus only on what we create and not who we are as people so we challenge our community to share some small tidbits about yourself with all of us!

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Our theme for this episode is LET IT GO!

We talk about those UFOs that lay around. How many do you have? We made the decision that it’s ok to start a new project to keep the creativity flowing and to not stall us. We’ve each got a few projects waiting in the wings to be completed but we’re itchy to move on and start something new.

So I’m not going to kick myself for moving on and insteadĀ I’m about to dive into a new kit!

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My mom is moving and grooving with her charm packs and layer cakes. I keep getting message from her at ALL HOURS showing me the beautiful creations she’s pumping out.IMG_1451

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Now for our celebratory 10 questions for our 10th episode! Feel free to cut and paste these questions into your own post and share on your page. Link back so that anyone else reading can join in!

1. What do you want to accomplish in your life?

2. How do you want people to remember you when you’re gone?

3. What would you do with a million dollars?

4. Where would you go on your dream vacation?

5. If your life were a movie, who would play you?

6. If you could have one super power, what would it be?

7. What is your most embarrassing moment?

8. If you could spend a day with 1 person, living, or dead, who would it be and why?

9. What are your favorite pizza toppings?

10. What is the best gift you were ever given?

When you are all done answering your own, link back here and comment down below to share with other readers your fantastic post.

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Hobbies Up To Here Episode #9

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Hey hobbyists and crafters! What’s shakin’? It’s summer time and we’re trying to keep as cool as possible in this sticky humidity all while creating and making things with our hands. So take a seat, grab some iced tea and listen to our newest podcast episode.

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My mom’s QAYG blanket is done! I looks great especially after a good wash. Now it looks cozy and ready to gift to a new baby!

Now she’s moved on to her new WIP, her music quilt. It’s a bit busy but it’s still a quick and easy pattern to follow. Her work wall really comes in handy to see the whole project in one glance.

I’m SOOOOO close to finishing my Playful Colors quilt, I can taste it! After our podcast I got down and finished those last borders. I’m ready to sandwich this then quilt the top down so I can hurry up and bind it!

My mom and I talked about my love of girl things like lotion and makeup today. It’s a hobby I’ve embraced only in the last 3 or 4 years but one I find very creative and fun.

And yes, I am wearing clothing…

Journalling! It feels good to be crafty these days and making things that are beautiful and inspiring. I never force myself to sit down and write but when I do, I enjoy making my pages bright and colorful.


My mom poured her first doll mold and has started branching out. This is Madison, or it will be. I’m curious to see how her dolls comes together when she paints the faces on. For now, it’s just some human bits and pieces lying around, looking sinister. HAHAHA!

Linking up this week with a few great blogs. Don’t forget to check them all out!

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