August 3, 2011 FaveCrafts Radio Show Recap

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FaveCrafts Radio is a monthly radio show hosted by Pat Sloan. Pat interviews your favorite craft experts and celebrities and they offer tips about and discuss some of their favorite projects on FaveCrafts.com. FaveCrafts Radio airs live on BlogTalkRadio on the first Wednesday afternoon of each month from 3 – 4:00 pm (ET) (2 pm Central, 1 pm Mountain, noon Pacific). Archived podcasts can be streamed directly from the website or downloaded for free through iTunes. Visit FaveCraftsRadio.com.

Listen now to the August 3 FaveCrafts Radio show.

Suede kicked off the show. He talked about his Suede Says pattern line with Simplicity, his tips on fashion (check out his Suede Says blog for more), and the headband he made for Paula Abdul. And you can make a similar one using the instructions he provided to us for the Not So Basic Headband.

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Candie Cooper chatted with us about how living in China affected her creative process and how she’s been making jewelry since she was a kid! She talked about working with resin, felting, and crafting classes. And speaking of classes, she also hosts the Hands On Crafts for Kids show on PBS now. And of course, she talked about her projects on FaveCrafts: Chinese Beaded Beads Tutorial and How to Add a Patina to Metal, great for jewelry makers.

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Matthew Mead is the man with the plan at Holidays with Matthew Mead magazine. He talked with us about his design philosophy, his prop warehouse (some people just have a prop CLOSET), and so much more. Then he shared his tips for making three quick seasonal projects from his Summer 2011 issue of Holidays with Matthew Mead: the Easy Sea Glass Wreath, Easy Sea Glass Flower Vase, and Simple Sea Shell Cake Plate.

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Needlepointer Janet Perry shared the differences between evenweave fabric, needlepoint canvas, and other embroidery fabrics. She blogs regularly on Nuts about Needlepoint, her needlepoint blog.  She talked about how you can create your own needlepointed monogram artwork such as the projects she’s shared on FaveCrafts.com

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And lastly, I, Linda Augsburg, discussed all the exciting news around the office and industry with Pat. I talked about the FaveCrafts Finished on the 15th Blog hop and the giveaways that our sites have every week. We talked about our latest eBooks: 6 Adorable Homemade Christmas Crafts for Summer eBook from AllFreeChristmasCrafts, One Skein Patterns: Crochet Made Simple eBook for AllFreeCrochet15 Free Cute Knitting Patterns for Every Season eBook from AllFreeKnitting, Upcycle t-shirts: 10 Projects to Make for Kids eBook from AllFreeSewing, and 33 Summer Wedding Ideas eBook from FaveCrafts.

We have some new sites launching: AllFreeBeadedJewelry, AllFreeHolidayCrafts, and FaveQuilts. And if you don’t have subscriptions to our newsletters, check out the list of the craft and food newsletters from Prime Publishing here! Some of our more recent additions are Cool2Craft with Tiffany Windsor and friends and The Crafting Crowd with the Crochet Crowd’s Michael Sellick.

Thanks for tuning in to FaveCrafts Radio. Let us know what you thought of the show–leave a comment below!

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