We head to Dallas to meet TheYearlingBlog who is working her way through 365 projects, one day at a time!
How did you find CO+K and why did you join?
I just sort of stumbled upon the website when I was looking for crochet project ideas. I joined because I fell in love with the idea of a craft community I could both share all of my ideas with and constantly be inspired by.
What projects are you currently working on?
I'm writing a 365 blog, because I'm completely insane, that focuses on the idea of doing something every day. I've loved writing for forever so holding myself accountable to craft and then write about it has been amazing for my writing production as well as my psyche.Read the rest of the interview »
Book of the Week »
Take a Tea Towel
We chat to Jemima, give you a chance to win the book and learn how-to make a Clothes Peg Bag.
I trained as a graphic designer a lifetime ago, and worked in the West End for ten years – as a designer I was determined, but also lucky, spanning the 80's and 90's. I then retrained to teach art, specialising in graphics and textiles. I teach profoundly deaf teenagers, but only a couple of days a week. My work for Making Magazine and my books could take up all the hours I have!
Libby recreates the colourful New York apartment of Max from TV show, 2 Broke Girls.
I love Max from 2 broke girl's open-plan apartment, it's so full of colour and personality. It's such a treasure-trove of found and thrifted things; I wish I could go there and snoop around!
- Dress - Primark
- Bag - DKNY
- Shoes - Wera Stockholm
- Earrings - Glitter
- Watch - Regal
- Ring - H&M
- Nails - DIY (see below)
Spring Floral Nail Art
Recreate the look with Ann-Louise's spring floral nail art tutorial:
We're getting creative with the Embellie Gellie from ScraPerfect for today's Craft Test and crafting a range of fiddly projects including a Steampunk Necklace, Marquee Name Brooch, Embellie Gellie Pendant & Greeting Card.
The stories! The atmosphere! All those little undercurrents of mystery, history and gothic horror. There's the feeling that something, somewhere is happening and if you are lucky you might just stumble into it.
Come behind the scenes at Oh Sew Much and tour Leanne's amazing sewing room in Alberta, Canada.
My favourite thing about my sewing room, besides all of the amazing fabric on the shelves, is the space I have to sew.
Kristi from Delightfully Kristi recreates the girly style of up-and-coming starlet Elle Fanning.
Elle Fanning is one of the cutest up-and-coming starlets with a style that is all her own. She can rock a flouncy dress or classic structured look equally well with her fun, girly vibe. I love her playful and fashion-forward sense of style, and admire her even more for her incredible acting ability. Elle is willing to experiment with fashion, but always looks comfortable in her own skin - this girl is one to watch!!
Mix a Protein Junkie and Sweet Beet Juice with Natural Born Juicers in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Book of the Week »
Torie Jayne's Stylish Home Sewing
We chat to Torie Jayne, give you a chance to win the book and learn how-to sew a wigwam.
Hi, I’m Torie Jayne, originally a fashion designer by trade. In 2009 I started my blog, ‘Torie Jayne’, as a means of sharing my baking, crafting and interior design ideas with others. The response I got from other bloggers and my readers was overwhelmingly supportive and by early 2012 I was getting over 182,000 monthly page views and over 59,000 unique monthly visitors, which changed my life! I started getting offers of magazine work and in 2012 I was asked to write my first book ‘Craft, Show & Sell’, which ultimately gave me the push I needed to quit my full time job as a senior designer at Marks & Spencer and pursue my dream of an even more creative life. Roll forward to today and I am happy to say I am now a blogger/author/stylist/photographer/designer who recently moved from London to the Devon countryside to live my creative dream. I think it would be fair to say I am known for my trademark palette of pastels. Please come and say hello on my website or Instagram. I love meeting fellow crafters!