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We head to Newry in Northern Ireland to meet #FeaturedMember Joelle who is a craftaholic!

How did you find CO+K and why did you join?

just by browsing on the internet, I loved the variety of projects and the tutorials.


What projects are you currently working on?

too many!
a poncho, lace scarf, a cat,tea cosies,4 shawlletts,2 cardigans and this is only my knitting/crochet section.

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Junk Beautiful

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We chat to Sue, give you a chance to win the book and learn how-to make a coat hanger!

I am the founder and creative behind JUNKMARKET, a company that helps individuals incorporate vintage finds into their homes. I am a DIYer and offer re-purpose and makeover projects through my books, magazines, website and television appearances. I am the author of Decorating JUNKMARKET Style, JUNK Beautiful, JUNK Beautiful: Outdoor Edition and JUNK Beautiful Furniture Refreshed. I have contributed to many magazines including Country Home and Country Gardens. Learn more through my social media pages and at my website, www.junkmarketstyle.com
33 St.Benedicts Street, Norwich, United Kingdom NR2 4PF • Visit Website »

Learn how-to make a Seed Bead Memory Wire Bracelet, Pom Pom Cord Necklace and Lucite Bell Flower Earrings in #ShopShowcase with Raphael Crafts in Norwich, UK.



Maputo, Maputo City, Mozambique • Visit Website »

Come behind the scenes at Homemade @ My Place for a #KnittingNookTour and see Alessandra's craft room in Maputo, Mozambique.

I really love the big windows, which allow the natural light to light up the room, especially in the afternoon!


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Come behind the scenes at Shirley and Eadie for #KnittingNookTour and see Ashlyn's creative space in Baton Rouge.

The natural light and openness of it. It’s located right off of our living room with glass French doors opening into the living room. Half of the room is my husband’s work space, so if I decide to stitch from the couch and binge Netflix we can still be close to one another if he’s working and vice versa.


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FallenBeyond

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We head to Minnetonka in Minnesota to meet #FeaturedMember FallenBeyond who loves jewelry making!

How did you find CO+K and why did you join?

Through a sewing club I took part in my first year of high school. Someone found a tutorial on how to make hairbows on this site and I thought it looked interesting, so I checked it out more when I got home and ended up signing up.


What projects are you currently working on?

For my shop, I'm planning on making more cameo brooches and some more cameo hair bows. I just finished making the polymer pieces recently. For personal projects, I have a patchwork blanket I'm working on myself using my looms. I've only been working on it when I have nothing else to work on and feel like bingeing Netflix. I'm also about to start making a mini shawl for my friend's cat, because she keeps sitting on the one I made my friend and we thought it would be cute if her cat had one that matched her's.

Create a Summertime Hippie hangout in #DIYTheRoom with Joanna from Goddess Crochet.

Summer is my favorite season. It is a time to slow down and enjoy some quality time outside, feel the grass between your toes, and the breeze in your hair. Connect with the earth while transforming your area into a positively charged hippie haven with this collection of DIY tutorials.




Host a Paddington Bear afternoon tea for your cubs in #DIYTheParty with Cat.

I've started a new tradition of treating my family to Afternoon Tea on Christmas Eve and this year the theme was Paddington Bear. We designed the table to look like a train and each "passenger" got a set of bear ears, and a passport with the menu and a ticket from Darkest Peru to Paddington Station. We tucked into mini bear burgers, bear paw crackers, soup in marmalade jars and marmalade sandwich cookies from mini suitcases. After our tea, we went to see Paddington 2 at the cinema and it was the perfect day!



Toronto, Ontario, Canada • Visit Website »

Join us for a #CraftRoomTour of Annya Marttinden's illustration & printing studio in Ontario, Canada.

Definitely the long window sills that let a ton of natural light pour in throughout the day. My ceiling is pretty high since it is an apartment on the top floor. My second favourite thing about my space is the furniture. My desk has drawers where I can perfectly fit Etsy products such as bookmarks, stickers and postcards. In my experience it is very rare to find a wooden desk with drawers and compartments for art supplies. Another fantastic feature to my desk is it is on two levels where I can put my iMac higher than the space that I am working with my hands which helps a TON with posture so that I am not craning my neck downwards all of the time.




Create a spring style outfit in #DIYTheLook with from Charlotte from Lotts and Lots.

Hi! With spring just around the corner I've put together a "get the look" that covers everything from what to wear, gorgeous accessories, pretty ways to relax and even ways decorate your home for a spring celebration. This time of year makes me feel really crafty so I hope these colourful DIY projects inspire you to get creative. Happy Making! Charlotte - Lotts and Lots xx



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