The Stars Are Out This August on CraftStylish

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On Wednesday, Kayte Terry will show you how to make these pretty cards and tags using stripes and dots.

On Wednesday, Kayte Terry will show you how to make these pretty cards and tags using stripes and dots.

Photo: Kayte Terry

The August sky is full of stars and so is this month's line-up on This month we are thrilled to welcome Kathy Cano-Murillo of Crafty Chica fame as our guest blogger. The Crafty Chica has single-handedly put glitter stock over the moon and just wait unitl you see what she has concocted for CraftStylish! Beginning next week we will run a whole months worth of sparkly projects from this creative genius. On Wednesday CraftStylish interviews another bright and shining beacon in the DIY constellation--the hugely talented Marie Osmond! Marie gives us and up close and personal sharing the details of her passion for quilting and creative adventures as the new Janome spokesperson. That's not all: last month Jeffery Rudell lit up the site with his paper majesty and we are extremely proud to announce that you can look forward to much more from Mr.Rudell who has joined the Craftstylish team as our featured paper blogger!

The August zenith continues everyday, and every week with a whole universe of free projects, tutorials and tips from our galaxy of CraftStylish super-stars. Here's what to keep your eyes peeled for this week:

On Friday August 8th the four grand prize winners of the Tote-ally Crafty Bag Challenge will be announced. We are just amazed that there were almost a hundred fantastic entries! We highly recommend that you go and check out the gallery and take a virtual tour through the greatest tote bags to be found anywhere (we think so). This challenge has been such an inspiration to us we are already talking about the next one--but first things first--we have to pick out four (!) winners this week!

Thank you all so much for creating such a great creative event! We are so proud!


  • If you happen to be one of the million's of crafters with more stash than time you must read Jennifer Worick's post on How to Host a Fun & Fancy Craft Swap (Monday). These gatherings are the perfect multi-task solution to increase and decrease your inventory AND get together with other crafters.
  • Are you a paper crafter who sews or a sewer who paper crafts? Either way Shannon Dennis has got you covered with her darling Make a Ladybug Card with your Sewing Machine post (Tuesday). Who knew you could sew with paper?
  • Button, button, who's got the button? Linda Permann does and she'll teach you How to Crochet them so you can have some sweet and snappy closures of your own (Wednesday)
  • Tina Hilton's show us How to Make a Pincushion using entrelac (Thursday) These useful little beauties are a dainty way to pretty up your craft room and they are so easy to make.
  • You get your craft on all weekend with Diane Gilleland's three Spool-knit projects in one post.(Friday) If you have never tried spool-knitting before, this is definitely the project to cut your teeth on.
  • Last week Jennifer Stern kicked off her terrific How To Transform an Embroidered Beach Cover-up into a Trendy Tunic with a great Pattern Drafting 101 how-to. This week she'll show us how to finish it up (Saturday). See you by the Bard-B-que.
  • Do you dream of starting your own craft group? Susan Beal has so many going we begged her to share her expereince so that you can too (Sunday).
  • Plus another fabulous sewing project from Linda Lee., How To Make an Inverted Pleat Pillow (Thursday), quilt piecing with templates from Mary Ray (Friday), and more glorious paper magic from Jeffery Rudell (Monday).
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