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Fight off the autumn chill in style with this #DIYTheLook outfit from Traci.

My Autumn Chill outfit is all about staying cozy during those “sweater weather” fall mornings when the frost just starts to invade. I love all of the textures and layering this outfit affords, as well as the different accessories to choose from.

Learn the basics of polymer clay in #TechniqueTuesday with Sahana from Vikalpah and make stamped clay jewelry!

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Hack That Tote!

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We chat to Mary, give you a chance to win the book and learn how-to sew a drawstring backpack.

I've been crafting most of my life, although sticking to one or two is a challenge (hence the “ADD crafter” moniker). My first book — Little Girls, Big Style (Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing) — was published in 2010; my second book, Modern Style for Girls, was published in the fall of 2015. And my latest book, Hack that Tote!, came out in September 2016. I teach a wide range of classes near my metro Atlanta home, including beginning sewing, serger techniques, apparel and bag making, decoding sewing patterns and even quilting classes. I've sewn for fabric manufacturers and designers, creating tutorials and samples used to market new lines and patterns. I'v worked as a seamstress with Whitestone Motion Pictures, a small movie studio near Atlanta, and have wardrobe department credits on two short films, including The Candy Shop, starring Doug Jones, as well as a History Channel series. I also had the chance to sew for the third season of FOX's Sleepy Hollow. Before I took up sewing as a career, I was a journalist and worked as an editor, writer and art director at newspapers and magazines throughout the Southeast United States. My husband and I will celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary this year and have three kids, aged 26, 23 and 12.

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We head to Horten in Norway to meet #FeaturedMember Hannah, who loves to dabble with and try new crafts!

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

As a budding young crafter, I was looking for some crochet patterns for beginners and came across CO+K. The rest is history.

What projects are you currently working on?

Currently, I'm working on a crocheted hooded cape that I hope to finish by Halloween (You can check it out here: https://www.bonitapatterns.com/products/crocodile-hooded-cape?variant=281822228 ). I always seem to get crafty with wool at this time of year, resulting in many a warm thingamajig being made to ward off the cold.

The next big 'project' I hope to work on involves starting a family with my lovely husband. Wish me luck! :)

Beat the winter blues and create a gorgeous tropical outfit in #DIYTheLook with Adrienne Crafty Little Gnome.

Winter is coming but that doesn't mean you can't still live like the weather's warm. Check out this Tropical Style and DIY the look yourself. Conjure up memories of hot summer breezes and cool ocean spray. Get in a tropical mood and pretend you're headed on a trip to the islands even if you are just bundled up by the fire side.

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Learn how-to cook Ackee & Saltfish in #ABiteToEat with Three Little Birds in Brixton, London.

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We head to Portland, Oregon to meet #FeaturedMember Sneezerville who likes creating new, unique things with reclaimed yarn!

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

Random online search for a project. I joined because I liked the idea of having ONE spot to put ALL my craft venturs.

What projects are you currently working on?

a granny square afghan and a crochet top, both deadline work for a signature collection (anniessignaturedesigns.com)

Come behind the scenes at Making the World Cuter for a #CraftRoomTour and explore Tiffany's craft room in Bend, Oregon.

It's so bright and white and inspiring.

Create an awesome Mario themed party in #DIYTheParty with Hello Sweet Taco.

I’ve been a huge Nintendo fan since I could talk, I grew up with them like family so what a dream a Mario party would be. The characters are all so fun and bright, their designs are iconic. Who wouldn’t want to smash open a Boo piñata? Or pin the tale on the Yoshi? Bobbing for mushrooms anyone? Okay maybe we’ll leave that one out

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Modern Crocheted Blankets, Throws and Cushions

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We chat to Laura, give you a chance to win the book and learn how-to knit a Winter Pansies blanket.

I am a designer/maker living in the South East UK with my husband, young son, and dog. I work as a creative designer & consultant and get to spend a good portion of my time working as a craft author. After studying an English & Creative Studies Degree, I completed my post graduate studies in Journalism and am former Editor of Craft Business magazine, the leading UK trade publication. I launched Sew magazine, a UK monthly contemporary stitching title, in 2009 and continued as Editor until 2012, leaving to pursue my freelance career. I am passionate about textile design and enjoy all aspects of knitting, crochet, sewing and everything in between.
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