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We've been a bit slow at announcing winners on the blog, so here's a run-down of our winners over the past month. Sex & The City Craft Contest Our SATC craft contest was won by lentsu, with her pattern for a Cosmopolitan Softie, and jojobeandesigns with her Sex & The City Cupcakes. Fitness For Indie Rockers In our Indie Rockers competition, the yoga DVD was won by Erika A and the pilates DVD won by Megan LaCore. Fifi's Secret Jewelry Contest Our jewelry contest with Fifi's Secret was won by Sarijuana with her Playing Card Hair Clip how-to. The Ultimate Tea Diet And finally, the Ultimate Tea Diet competition was won by George B, Jessie H and Tommy.
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We thought this was a pretty cool craft although we'd never get the chance to properly use one.

Skip To My Lou have posted a how-to for making a Duct Tape Whip, I think it would make the perfect addition to a cowboy or cowgirl costume.

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Lady Harvatine has posted a how-to for making this lovely pair of Summer Slippers on her blog. They'd be perfect for lounging about it.

You might also like to check out the Flip Flops how-to that opposites-girl posted in the projects a few weeks ago !

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There's a new CO+K podcast with Cat Morley and this one is all about moving home, including tips and tricks for easing the stress and staying organized.

You can listen to the podcast directly from CO+K or, if you want to do us a very lovely favor, subscribe to our podcast in iTunes and you'll get the latest podcasts direct to you as soon as they're released.

We're hoping to bring the podcast back as a regular feature, but we'd like your say on what themes to cover. Head over to this thread on the board where we're discussing it now.

Also, make sure to check out the cheesy new theme tune.

- Subscribe to the CO+K podcast in iTunes.

- Stream the podcast.

- Have your say on the next theme.

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Our Sex And The City Craft Contest has been going strong and we've already had some fabulous entries including a knit Cosmopolitan Softie, Sex And The City Cupcakes and a Sex And The City Bag. The contest doesn't close until the 10th of July, so there's still time to enter your SATC inspired how-to's for a chance of winning the Sex And The City Movie book. Good luck!

Check it out here ->

Creative Chicks At Play have been making these wonderful stars and stripes t-shirts for the 4th of July.

Go to their blog to see more »

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I'm not a big fan of rum, but this recipe for Pineapple Rum from Life With Monkey looks and sounds delicious.

I may have to give rum a second chance!

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The Space Planner by Meg Mateo Ilasco is a workbook dedicated to helping layout and decorate the space in your home. Divided by room, each section offers helpful advice and know-how for making the best possible use of space, creating harmony and styling your home.

To find what's best for you, the book includes lifestyle questionnaires, budget sheets and furniture stickers with worksheets, which allow you to plan the layout of each room

Whether you're moving or just revamping your current home, this book is seething with practicality and sure to prevent a lot of unnecessary stress. As they say, 'failing to plan is planning to fail', so make sure to plan your space well when it comes to your home.

You can find out more about Meg on her website or pick up a copy of The Space Planner from Amazon now.

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Mamiedale has posted photos of this fantastic birthday cake on her blog, Mamiedale Does It Again.

I love the way she's incorporated the birthday candles in to the design of her cake. It looks yummy too!

You may have noticed that Crafterella has been a bit quiet here on Cut Out + Keep over the past few weeks. Well she's been very busy moving the whole Cut Out + Keep office down to London (and that's a very long way from Scotland!)

We have made it here safely and are settling in to our new home. We can't wait to give London some CO+K craft goodness but for now, we're asking any CO+K Londoners to enlighten us with tips for good places to go, craft shops and any craft groups they know of. CO+K is in the neighborhood!

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