Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Fun New Features

We've started something new, just for you. In the online world of crafty blogs, social media shares and too much caffeine - it's hard to keep up with all the new crafting trends, DIYs and awesome tutorials out there on the internet. We brainstormed, bantered and badgered until we got the go ahead to feature our favorite bloggers and all their cool ideas at Craftown!

In order to keep up with the latest and greatest, freshest and trendiest (yes, I just made that word up) we'll be posting little features about all the neat stuff we find that we think you'll love to make, create, craft and paint; not to mention knit, sew and crochet.

Basically, you get access to more great content than ever before, bloggers get fun little write-ups about how awesome they are and we walk away feeling happy and content that we could share crafty goodness with all.

Here's just the tip of the iceberg. Try not to be overwhelmed.

Monogrammed Mugs

DIY Patterned Flats

DIY Foil Cards

Leaves & Lace Felt Wreath

Pullover Towel Bibs
Enjoy all the new crafty ideas and look for more featured bloggers and crafty fun in the coming weeks!

Visit Craftown for more free tutorials, projects and patterns for any occasion or season. Connect with us on Facebook where I share more crafty ideas from other great craft bloggers and sites. Or follow us on Pinterest and make your own pinboard filled with inspiration.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

More Christmas In July!

If you are a crafter, knitter, crocheter or other artsy person...have you started your holiday gift list? A few years ago, when times and money were short for many people including us, my husband and I decided we would start making all Christmas gifts. We both come from large extended families and we are both givers, so buying a gift (even a small one) made it really challenging on the bank account and our hearts.

During this transition from buying gifts to learning how to create gifts, we discovered a really cool little secret. And I am going to share it with you. The secret is: it's a lot of fun to make the gifts, in fact, it's more fun to create gifts than to buy gifts. I can't promise that all the recipients prefer homemade gifts to store-bought, but I guess that's their issue.

And now, on to this week's Christmas in July ideas!

Some pretty knitting for your holiday decor...

Ruffle Christmas Stocking


Tis The Season Hat


Home for the Holidays Wreath

And a bit of crochet for gift-giving...

Baby Kristin Hat

Kristin Ribbed Hat


Visit Craftown for more free projects and patterns for Christmas, or any occasion. Connect with us on Facebook where I share more crafty ideas from other great craft bloggers and sites. Or follow us on Pinterest and make your own pinboard filled with inspiration.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Christmas In July? Why not!

Too early to think about Christmas and gift giving? Not if you plan to make your gifts this year! Start early, finish early and enjoy the holidays knowing you've got it all done! So in the spirit of "Christmas in July" I thought I'd offer a series of blog posts filled with gift ideas that you can knit, crochet, build or create!

I will not, however, burst in to singing Christmas carols because that is taking it too far. Just saying. I've collected some Christmas and Winter hats to inspire you to start your holiday projects!


Knit Santa Kids Hat


Santa Baby Hat


Simple Knit Baby Hat


Color Block Beanie


Candy Cane Hat

Now that you are inspired, go forth and start your Christmas gift list!

Visit Craftown for free Christmas projects and patterns. Connect with us on Facebook where I share more crafty ideas from other great craft bloggers and sites. Or follow us on Pinterest and make your own pinboard filled with inspiration.


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