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    10 Great Backgrounds for Beautiful Craft Photography400photography background white paper
    Taking great photos of your craft for selling and marketing purposes can sometimes feel like a challenge. The good news is that it's easy to improve and make the process more enjoyable when you take it one step at a time. A good place to start is to choose a background that suits your craft. Here, we're going to talk about ten different options for backgrounds that are aesthetically pleasing, versatile and simple to create at home. For inspiration, take a look at the two photos for each option: the first shows the final look, and the second demonstrates the simple set-up that you can use to achieve it. Pick your favourite, and give it a try!Read More…
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    5 Things You Need To Know About Using Preservatives in Skin CarePreservatives final400x400
    Are you ready to make your own body and skin care items? Great! Making your own bath and beauty products is rewarding and fun, but you need to make sure that you're being safe with your craft - and that involves using preservatives. Read on to learn about the basics of using preservatives: what they are, when to use them and how to test your product. We're going to get a little scientific, but stick with me!Read More…
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    A Buyer's Guide to Your First Sewing Machine400px new
    Investing in a sewing machine can be an exciting yet daunting task. It's hard to know where to start with seemingly endless makes and models on the market. Finding the right sewing machine really depends on how you intend to use it, but before you give yourself a headache with all the possibilities out there, it's worth asking some basic questions. My Sewing Machine fabric by Dorothy Prudie Fabrics.Read More…
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    Cross Stitch Fundamentals: Getting to Know Your MaterialsRetina cross stitch preview
    Cross stitch can seem quite daunting if you're new to the game. Even if you've got a few projects under your belt, it can be confusing knowing what you need to start your own projects once you've tried of all those geese in bonnet kits at your local craft store. There's a little bit of jargon to be busted so in this tutorial you'll learn exactly what materials you need to go it alone and get stitching.Read More…
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    Craft Market Selling 101: A Beginner's Guide Deadweight retina
    Here it is! A handy Crafttuts+ how-to guide for selling your handmade products at markets. I've compiled a bunch of information based on my own first-hand experience selling handmade wares at markets, as well as some top-notch tips from Australia's industry insiders. Together I hope we can give you a kick start to something that will no doubt be fun and very fulfilling for your creative venture.Read More…
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    Give Your Brand A New Year MakeoverHappynewyeartype200
    2012 is done and dusted and if you're feeling a little drained after an epic year of creativity, don't worry! Make a cup of tea, put your feet up, and read our helpful tips on how to inject new life into your creative endeavours for 2013.Read More…
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    15 Awesome Christmas Gifts for CraftersFind keep
    Desperate for Christmas present inspiration? If you happen to know a crafty type and you're stuck for a gift, read on for our list of 15 perfect present solutions. Or if you're hankering after one of these little gems yourself, perhaps you'd like to share it on Facebook or Twitter with a little "Hint, hint" attached. It's like all your Christmases have come at once!Read More…
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    A Brief Guide to Geek CraftBazinganiftyknits200
    Hello, and welcome aboard! Get yourself settled and join me on a whistle-stop tour to introduce you to the wonderful world of geek craft. Are you completely and utterly obsessed with crafting? Do your fingers twitch uncontrollably without a needle, glue gun or crochet hook to keep them busy? Have your friends and family questioned your unhealthy lust for fabric or beads (hey, what do they know!)? Well, you are most definitely a craft geek... but are you a geek craft geek?Read More…
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