Decorate for Your “Big Game” Party with Team Spirit

If you’re planning a party to watch the “big game”, having a birthday party for a sports loving kid or looking ahead to home coming events, have you thought of using your crochet and knit skills for colorful decorations? In my photo, I used an earflap hat on a football as a centerpiece and another hat as a bowl cozy. Who said hats are only for heads?! Scarfs can also be used to add cheery team colors—try a scarf wrapped around a bowl or draped as a party time bunting. Dress cans and bottles in cozies for a sporty look. You may even want to make cozies for everyone to take home as a memento of the event. Continue reading “Decorate for Your “Big Game” Party with Team Spirit”

Three Surprising Causes of Crafting-Related Pain – and What You Can Do About Them

By Jamie Arnold

Staff Writer,

It’s no secret that winter is prime time for crafting. Cooler weather as well as a run of holidays give knitting and crochet enthusiasts plenty of excuses for whipping up cozy mittens, chunky scarves and other unique stocking stuffers, often on short notice. Marathon crafting sessions can result in some of our best work – but they can also lead to lingering pain in the hands, neck and upper back.

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Make a Heart, Give a Heart

Wow, I haven’t even put my Christmas decorations away and I’m already seeing Valentine goodies in the stores. Of course I’m still on a sugar high from all the Christmas cookies and am trying not to look at the Valentine candy (same old New Year’s resolution—to eat healthy). So I’m thinking that this year I will make an effort to make Valentine’s Day a holiday of hearts, not a holiday of candy. Here are my Red Heart ideas for February 14 gifting.

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Red Heart’s Featured Snowflake Wreath of the Month – January

Enter to Win the Wreath of the Month!

There will be 3 lucky people who will win the yarn, needles and hooks to make this month’s wreath.

Red Heart will be featuring a new wreath project every month in 2013! It will include a free pattern for the particular wreath and some tips and photos for assembly  from the designer Sharon Mann.

PLUS get a January Wreath Calendar that you can print out to keep track of important dates.

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Quick and Easy Faux Brie Perfect for Holiday Snacking

Normally we are all about yarn and fast holiday projects, but hey…a girl has to eat during the holidays too! So, I thought I would give you a quick recipe for those holiday get togethers where you forgot you had to bring something or you want to look like you slaved over a hot stove for hours and it only really took a few minutes – don’t you just love those kinds of things!

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Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge Season 4 Winners

The 4th season of the Wednesday Night Stitching Challenge has been filled with wonderful people sharing their precious handmade works with us. Congratulations to the 5 winners of the ultimate Red Heart Prize Package worth $150! We just loved so many of the projects that were submitted, we decided to award 7 honorary mention winners a $50 prize package. We can’t wait until next season and we have listened to your feedback and will make some improvements to the format of the challenge to be even better. See you next season!

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