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Hello out there!

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Hello out there! Crafty content will return tomorrow (you’re gonna LOVE tomorrow!), but today I wanted to connect with you. It’s rough out there right now. We’re all struggling in one way or another. Please know I’m here for you in any way I can be.

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Creativation 2020 – Sneak Peaks and More Awesomeness from AFCI and TNNA

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Creativation 2020 was so awesome! I spent last weekend in Phoenix and saw so many incredible new products that I am excited to share with you. I made new connections and got to catch up with old connections. I also spent time with some of my friends who I only see at trade shows and conferences. It was wonderful!

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Middle School beginnings and more to come – Selfie Sunday

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Middle school beginnings can be so rough, but I am super happy to say the twins are handling it like champs! They have great friends and great attitudes. We’ve had some bumps that are typical at their age, but we are working through them. Every night ends with “I love you”, and every morning starts with “good morning.” So I call that a win.

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Sew Outdoor Living – The sewing book you didn’t know you were missing!

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Sew Outdoor Living is not only packed with 22 awesome garden party patterns, but it is full of useful techniques and tutorials you will love. Weather a beginner or seasoned sewer, this book is one you will want on your shelves!

Stick around to the end of this post for a chance to win a copy by December 10th, 2019.

Sew Outdoor Living book review and giveaway from Jessie At Home
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Spray Chalk Everywhere! Birthday party fun for the 12 year old twins.

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Spray chalk, paint and canvases, birthday cake, and a nice day, what more could you ask for when cerebrating your 12th birthday?! The twins had a great birthday party last month and everyone who came had a blast painting canvases and painting the yard, the house, and the garage with Testor’s spray chalk.

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Games for Kids With Dyslexia That Everyone Will Love!

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It’s hard finding games for kids with dyslexia that don’t feel like they’re games for KIDS with DYSLEXIA. Looney Labs has solved that with games everyone can enjoy that also happen to be awesome for kids with dyslexia. These games will create awesome times with awesome people!

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Selfie Sunday – The end of cabin fever!

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Happy Sunday! It seems like a good day to catch you up on the various goings-on here At Home lately. I doubt I’ll do this every Sunday, but I’ll try to do it once or twice a month. Yesterday was the girls’ first day of Spring Break and this morning we opened windows. Cabin fever is finally ending!

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Happy Abstracts – so much fun for both kids and adults

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Over the girls’ February break we took a look at Happy Abstracts by EttaVee (Jessi Raulet). We were inspired to have a girls day painting party and ended up with some really wonderful creations! Stick around until the end of this post for a chance to win a copy of your own!

Happy Abstracts - painting book for kids and adults - review by Jessie At Home
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Fondant 101 for Anyone -or- Our Fun Girls Day!

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This past weekend the girls and I invited over a friend and decorated a cake with some Satin Ice fondant. We had so much fun and have some basic fondant tips to share with you.

Fondant 101 for Anyone by Jessie At Home

The fondant used in this post was provided by Satin Ice. All opinions are my own.

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Cyber Monday Hand Crafted Holidays ideas – handmade gifts you can buy!

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Handmade gifts are so wonderful, I just love giving them. However, we don’t always have the skills or the time to make all the gifts we would like. Etsy to the rescue! You can get some beautiful hand crafted creations quickly and easily from the comfort of your couch. Celebrate this Cyber Monday and support small and home businesses by filling your gift list with some of these lovely pieces of art.

Handcrafted Holiday Gifts You Can Buy - found by Jessie At Home

Here are the names and links to each of these fun gifts, along with a bit about the shops they are from. If the item listed is sold out, go to the shop and see what other similar items the artist has for you to gift. (more…)

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Crafty Llama – An adorable story about friendship and crafting!

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I am so happy to share Crafty Llama with you today! Crafty Llama is a sweet illustrated children’s story about crafting, friendships, and the very best gifts. I have fallen deeply in love with this book.

Crafty Llama Book Review from Jessie At Home

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Some years are harder

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I was going to put up a crafty post today, but I couldn’t. I’ll post it tomorrow. Today I’m really feeling the memory of 17 years ago. Some years I can get through this day pretty much OK, other years I feel it for weeks before and after. This is one of the harder years. I can’t bring myself to post about crafts as if it is just another day.

I find myself at a loss for words today. So here are two posts I have written in the past about my experience on that day.

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Snap 2018 & Mystery Crafty Giveaway

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Hello my blogland friends! Last week I went to the Snap 2018 Bloggers Conference in Salt Lake City. I had so much fun with my friends, I made some great contacts, and I took some awesome classes.

Now that I’m home and unpacking I realize I need to make room for some of my new goodies, so at the end of this post will be a giveaway for a box of crafty supplies. There will be some yarnie items in there, but there will also be other craft items in there as well. It’s a mystery!!

Tamara and Jess making spoons with Plaid

Thursday’s opening reception featured several make and takes, including a fun wood burning and painting craft. Here we have my friends Tamara and Jess crafting away. (more…)

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Creativation 2018!

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Hello all; I just got home from a long weekend in Phoenix for the AFCI (Association For Creative Industries) Creativation show. What a great time I had with so many great people!

I left the house early Thursday morning. While I waited for my flight at the airport, I made a little friend. Isn’t he a cutie?

Creativation 2018 my airport buddy

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NYC Yarn Crawl 2016 – or, we came, we crawled, we got Starbucks.

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This past Sunday I went on the NYC Yarn Crawl with my awesome friends Marie of Underground Crafter and Amy of The Stitchin’ Mommy. We weren’t able to hit all the stores on the crawl, as we just had one day, but we had a great time at the stores we did hit.

Our first store was School Products Yarn. I didn’t snap any photos at that store,  but I got some at the rest.

Our second stop was Annie & Company.

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We really enjoyed this store. It was pretty big, and full of some of the most scrumptious yarn!! Plus, they had a bunch of fun buttons!! (more…)

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Knitting Love Link Party #12

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Hello! Welcome to the August Knitting Love Link Party #12, hosted by Marie Segares and me. There are a lot of great geometric shapes and designs in this month’s featured patterns. I’m a big fan of math in art, so I really love the looks of these 5 patterns!

This month’s giveaway is for The Knitter’s Book of Knowledge! Every project, tip, tutorial, or pattern added to the link party will count as an entry. We will choose one winner at random at the end of the month.

According to Random.org, last months winner of the 4 skeins of Berroco Vintage Chunky yarn in fall colors was Ginx Craft; congratulations! You should have been contacted by email by now, if you have not, contact Marie or me.

Be sure to share this link party with all your knitting friends so they can link up as well, and find new and fun knit projects around the web. Our link parties start on the first Thursday of the month, and end on the last Thursday of the month. Here are the 5 most clicked links from last month.

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Easy Custom Bottle Cap Buttons

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Hello my friends! Today we have a special guest post from a crafty blogger friend. Enjoy!

Hi there! My name is Danielle and I blog over at Storypiece – a craft and DIY site that encourages others to design a meaningful home that reflects their own unique story. I’m super excited to be guest posting for Jessie today and getting to know your community.

As someone who enjoys diving into creative endeavors, I have to confess that I only knit at a basic level and have struggled with learning how to crochet. In fact, I grew-up with a grandmother that constantly crocheted beautiful pieces, but I could never master the skill… really, the only thing I managed to accomplish was frustrating her to no end.

Recently my daughter, Tess, has taken up her great-grandmother’s mantle and taught herself how to crochet. I’m continually surprised by what she comes up with.

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Rhinebeck 2015

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Happy Tuesday my friends! I hope your week is off to a good start.

Did you do anything special for I Love Yarn Day on Saturday? I went to Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival. I didn’t take a lot of pictures, as I was having a lot of fun and kept forgetting.

I did remember to take a photograph of where I parked. I’ve been doing that a lot when I go somewhere by myself. I’m always worried I’ll forget where I parked. But I’m sure you don’t need to see that photo, so here are a couple I took of yarnie people and pretty fall foliage.

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Knit Link Party #2

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Hello! Welcome to the October Link Love Party, Knit Link Party #2, hosted by Marie Segares and I. Our first month was a lot of fun, now let’s keep the fun gowing. Be sure to share this link party with all your knitting friends so they can link up as well, and find new and fun knit projects around the web. Our link parties start on the first Thursday of the month, and end on the last Thursday of the month. Here are the 5 most clicked links from last month.

Knitting Love monthly link party #2Seed Stitch Headband/Ear Warmer by Posh Pooch Designs: This quick and easy free knitting pattern is embellished with buttons.

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Knitting Love Link Party! #1

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Welcome to the Knitting Love Link Party!

Knit Love Link Party

Oh my goodness, I am so excited to share a new feature with you!!! I know I am more crochet focused, but I REALLY love knitting as well, and I am working on increasing my knitting patterns. I have found a kindred spirit in this regard in Marie Segares of Underground Crafter. Marie and I have teamed up to bring you a knitting link party every month. So let’s get this party started!!

Welcome to our first Knitting Love Link Party! Every month, the Knitting Love Link Party will open up on the first Thursday at 1:00 a.m. Eastern and close on the last Thursday at 11:55 p.m. Eastern. Share your latest knitting projects, patterns, tutorials, tips, and WIPS, and be sure to stop by and leave comments on other projects, too! (more…)

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