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I cook poorly, I craft obsessively and I love the look of a retro cocktail. When I am feeling guilty about taking time away from my family with my obsessions, I make videos about my guilt as "The Guilty Crafter" or I blog here. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday
Aug152017

Lunch Notes (Part Deux)

Many years ago, I was super excited to have a little project featured in Better Homes and Garden's Scrapbook Ect. magazine.  I haven't made the project since but when I was asked to be on Portland's AM Northwest this morning, I immediately thought of this quick and easy little project. 

If you dream of being a FOPM (full-on Pinerest mom), making gorgeous little lunches and adding pretty little notes to the lunch is another level of caring and memory making for your kids. Or, you can be like me and shove a note in the lunch (and the ones I came up with for my kids are pretty irreverent and you won't see them on my segment) and the lunch will be one of those frozen Smucker's sandwiches and a Kind bar. Maybe an apple they won't eat. 

Anway, you can check out my original published project here: http://www.theguiltycrafter.com/projects-ive-had-published/published/8786246 and you can watch a taped of the live segment I did for AM Northwest here: http://katu.com/amnw/am-northwest-lifestyle-health

Monday
Feb062017

Shaker Card AM Northwest

My latest appearance on AM Northwest. Shaker cards! Shout-out to Jillibean Soup for gifting me with a cute set of cards to show.

To see the (recorded) live segment, click here:  http://katu.com/amnw/am-northwest-lifestyle-health/shaker-cards

Monday
Feb062017

Gift in a Can AM Northwest

An oldie craft idea but one of my all-time favorites.

To see the (recorded) live segment, click here: http://katu.com/amnw/lifestyle-health/gift-in-a-can

Monday
Feb062017

Etched Glass on AM Northwest

I was a little nervous for this particular segment. I had JUST gotten samples of this awesome glass etching cream by Etchall (they are THE nicest company, by the way) so I was by no means an expert. I really wanted to do the product justice after Etchall was nice enough to send me product to use. I think the takeaway is, it really is that easy- I have gotten much more proficient at etching since this segment but even my 1st projects turned out pretty cute.

To see the (recorded) live segment, click here: http://katu.com/amnw/lifestyle-health/make-your-own-etched-glass

Monday
Feb062017

Dip Dyed Candles on AM Northwest

This project is not my best but it's still fun and can be a really inexpensive party craft.

Click here to view my (recorded) live segment: http://katu.com/amnw/lifestyle-health/creating-fabulous-holiday-candles

Monday
Feb062017

Ice Dyeing on AM Northwest Portland

As usual, I have neglected my blog in favor of the work I do with Rit Dye. I do have some back episodes of AM Northwest Portland to share, though. I LOVE this particular technique. It's so easy and fun and can look very sophisticated compared to tie dye.

http://katu.com/amnw/lifestyle-health/ice-dye-anything

Monday
Apr112016

Shibori Dyeing on AM Northwest

I was a little nervous to pour such a dark dye bath right in AM Northwest's lovely studio but the gods of crafting intervened and I do not have a dye-saster to report! ... Unless you count the indigo splash that inexplicably ended up on my ceiling this weekend but that's another story for another day... (ugh!)

For more of my dye project tutorials, check out my Rit Studio account here: https://www.ritstudio.com/author/angeladaniels/

 Click here for the video http://katu.com/amnw/lifestyle-health/the-ancient-art-of-shibori

Tuesday
Mar082016

I'm Dyeing Over Here

Periodically, I feel like I need to pop over to my blog, dust it off a bit and remind anyone who lands here that I'm still happily crafting away. I currently do the majority of my posting directly on the Rit Dye site at www.RitStudio.com. I'm in charge of their social media content and most of their projects. I am also a frequent contributer to Kids at Tahoe-Reno magazine. Could I have a more fun job? I don't think so.  I like to hum this catchy little tune while I'm dyeing:

Friday
Jan082016

Make Greeting Cards from Last Year's Calendar (Portland's AM Northwest Appearance)

Friday
Jun192015

Boho Fringe Macrame Purse

Now that our cute chicken coop is done (see post below), I'm buckling down to have a summer of dyeing. I love, love working for Rit dye- what a fun product. It's super open-ended. I kind of make or buy anything I love and then dye it a color or colors that I love. I post my tutorials at RitStudio.com but I thought I'd also add some of what I'm doing here. 

Here's a little purse I bought at Target. Why on earth was it all white orginally?! 2 1/2 bottles of dye later, it matches all my favorite outfits. Too cute! It took about 1/2 hour (not including dry time). You can check out my step-by-step tutorial here: https://www.ritstudio.com/2015/06/19/summer-pearl-grey-boho-fringe-handbag/