craft.girl kits are here!

There’s something about the end of summer, knowing fall is on its way, that always makes me ridiculously happy. I haven’t gone back to school in many years, but that excitement carries over. New books, maybe new clothes (or sweet 80s hand-me-downs from the slightly older girl down the street), lunchboxes and homework and seeing friends you haven’t seen in months. It’s a great time of year.

A huge amount of my excitement right now is centered around our latest magazine. craft.girl is officially on sale in print and I am so grateful to everyone who has promoted it, purchased it, or talked it up in a store somewhere to strangers who then maybe bought it! It’s still kind of surreal that it’s a real thing, but I’m slowly coming to terms with that feeling.

This week we also launched some awesome kits of projects in the magazine:

Vickie Howell’s Wintry Tree Wall Hanging uses weaving sticks to make this great piece of home dec, perfect to decorate for winter holidays or to leave up year round. The look of the woven fabric is really unique as is the weaving stick technique!

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Christina Garton’s Pin Loom Woven Bunting is made using a Pin Loom from Schacht and many of the squares are made from Skacel’s Zauberball-Crazy (the kit includes one ball of this lovely variegated yarn in a mystery colorway, enough to bedeck your life in bunting!). This loom and project are both compact and ideal for taking with you on the go.

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Lindsay Jarvis’s 1940s Inspired Headband (available in coral, like the one in the magazine, as well as a beautiful dusty sky blue color) is also a kit, and includes her awesome video about how to make this project as well as some beautiful needles from Brittany Birch. Lindsay is incredibly talented and knowledgeable and will have you casting on, knitting, and binding off in no time!

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If you’re looking to learn to knit and would rather make a scarf, check out this other video that Lindsay did.  You’ll still learn plenty, and you will end up with a scarf to get you ready for the winter we all know is looming right after autumn.

Even if you’re not heading back to school these days it’s never to late to learn new things. If you’re not sure what you like, check out one of these kits and get crafting! You might just find your new favorite hobby.

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