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Not Quite My Grandmother’s Crochet: The Priceless Legacy of Shared Crafting Skills

I have two skeins of light green yarn given to me after my grandmother’s death in 2005. She purchased the yarn with the intention of making a blanket for the child she hoped I would someday have. She passed in March 2005 ...
by Dana McCranie
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Why Creative Pursuits Breed Happiness in You and Others

Why Creative Pursuits Breed Happiness in You and Others

We all know it’s important to cultivate our creative sides, but do we really have the time? And more importantly, do we actually take it when we do? No matter where you are in life, if you have a family, you more than lik...
by Dana McCranie
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Pinterest pinboard

Pinterest: A Website That Feels a Bit Like Coming Home

As I write this, I’m waiting to board a plane in New York City. I’m homeward bound and with every beat of my heart, my excitement to see my husband and children grows. I love to travel, but there is absolutely nothi...
by Dana McCranie
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stamps for card-making in photo by Dana McCranie

3 Essential Stamps for the Beginning Card-Maker

Diving into the art of rubber stamping is one of my favorite craft memories. It was as if an entire new world of creativity had been opened up to me. However, I do also remember feeling overwhelmed by all the available options ...
by Dana McCranie
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DSLR camera used by female photographer

My Three Favorite Photography Books

When I purchased my first digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera four years ago, I decided to invest in a few books. I really desired insight into both the art and technique of digital photography. And I’ve found a few ...
by Dana McCranie
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Converted shoe organizer

How to Turn a Shoe Organizer Into Helpful Home Storage

Dana McCranie shares a tutorial on repurposing a basic shoe organizer into a family storage center that houses little things that can easily be lost daily. My husband places the things from his pockets in a little grouping each...
by Dana McCranie
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