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Time To Party! Feb. 24th Quill Be Great!

Lots to cover for this week’s Inspired at Home Pajama Party! So let’s get started… 

Many thanks to fan, Rita M. for inspiring me to get moving and share some quilling tonight at the Pajama Party. I have posted photos in the Pajama Party Fan Page Album, but here are some links to help you get started on quilling, a paper filigree technique. 

I love this photo from the Chica and Jo Blog


 You can read Chica and Jo here. 

 You can also find wonderful images and directions on The Origami Resources website. Take a minute to look over the shapes of quilling! 

Update: The Blumenthal Lansing Kit Giveaway. I, Maria Nerius made a terrible mistake with this giveaway. I thought anyone who signed up for a kit would get one, but that’s not what the giveaway was meant to be. Blumenthal Lansing had a kit to giveaway, just a single kit. A name was selected at random and I’ll be sending Cindy C. Thank you everyone who signed up. I am so sorry that I got this whole giveaway confused. Guess that’s why we need the Singing Prize Lady, Lisa! 

Other news: I am so happy to tell you that I will be the back page column in Crafts N Things magazine starting with the July/August issue. The new column, “Cashing In On Your Creativity” will take a realistic look at how you make earn money through all types of creativity! FaveCrafts.com will be sponsoring this column and I’m excited to be working with Abby and the Crafts N Things staff! 

Don’t Forget! Tiffany Windsor will be hosting the new FaveCrafts Radio show starting March 7th at 7 pm EST. Check out this new creative radio show. Great guests! Interesting interviews! Charming regulars! And so much more!  You can also check out the FaveCraftsBlog.com for weekly giveaways and cool posts! 

If you like the Pajama Party, you’ll love Cool2Craft live webTV Monday events! Here’s more info: 

Link to Cool2Craft Facebook Fan page = http://tiny.cc/fbc2c 

Link to Cool2Craft Blog = http://www.cool2craft.com 

 Link to Cool2Craft Facebook LIVE room = http://tiny.cc/c2clive 

 Link to Cool2Craft webTV via the Web =  http://tiny.cc/c2croom 

Inspired at Home Handmade Play It Forward X 5 tutorial is now on the Pajama Party Fan Page under DISCUSSIONS 

Looking forward to some fun tonight! Please let us know if you enjoyed the show. And if there is anything you’d like to see at the Inspired at Home Pajama Party, just let me know: maria@inspiredathome.com 


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Ring Bling Fling Winner, Who Could It Be?


I hope everyone will turn up this Wednesday night for another great Inspired At Home Pajama Party LIVE! We have a little old business… a winner has been selected from the Pajama Party LIVE! Fan Page discussion thread for a Faster Plaster Ring Exchange at CHA! You’ll have to join us and find out if you might be the lucky winner! 

Small Foil Embossed Box from The Craft Ark website.

There has been a request for a demonstration of foiling and I’ll try my best to get a demo together to show everyone how to foil. You can read more about foiling on the Inspired At Home Craft Concierge Blog. 

This is the last week I’ll be taking names and e-mail addresses for the wonderful Blumenthal Lansing Pajama Party LIVE! at CHA kit. This wonderful sponsor offered to send the kit that was used by their table at the Pajama Party at the CHA show! You must send me your name and e-mail address, then Blumenthal Lansing will contact you for a mailing address. Send your info to: Maria@inspiredathome.com or send me a message on Facebook or put your info on the Discussion Thread: Blumenthal Lansing, at our Fan Page. 

Some new business! If you have trouble entering the Pajama Party on Facebook, you can now use this LINK to join us via the web.  It’s very exciting news for us and should help everyone join the party much easier! 

And finally please check out all of Tiffany’s wonderful LIVE! videos, just look under Previous Discussions on the main page.

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Pajama Party Fun Jan. 6

You just never know what’s going to happen at a Share Your Creativity Pajama Party! Jan. 6 Tiffany shared some happiness, Ann showed us her mixed media and dominos, Lisa tempted us with cupcakes and a few dominos, and Jana rounded out the party with some paper fun!

Maria did some live needle felting showing tools, roving, and more! She didn’t have time to show us how to needle felt a bead so that’s on the schedule for the Jan. 13th Pajama Party! Have you made your plans to attend and show off some of your creativity on the 13th? Let’s make 13 our lucky number and have some fun sharing!


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Good Clean Fun & Other Thoughts

I’ve been making loofah soap this week. This is a holiday tradition for me. I like to make up gift baskets of this soap, a salt or sugar rub, and lip balm. My family and friends keep asking for my little homemade goodies so I think this craft is a hit!

I use melt and pour soap because it’s faster than from scratch and you can add any scent you like plus color if desired. Soap crafting is fun and very practical, useable craft. All you need is a microwave, microwave-able measuring cup, knife and cutting board, pot holder, and your melt and pour soap!

Do you have a favorite quick and easy craft you make and give? I’d love to know what you are making as gifts! Please leave a comment!


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