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June 21, 2009

Just in case you missed any details of our June 21st radio show, here's the facts, info, hints, tips, advice, musings and whatevers! Yep -- we actually talked about ALL this stuff on this show! Don't believe that we could have possibly fit all this info into one tiny show? Listen to the archived  show  Use our quick links to jump to any feature on this page:

Product Reviews
Project Ideas of the Week
Guest Interview with Cheryl Ball
Guest Interview with Eileen Eisele
Sizzix Project Pick of the Week
The Final Few  |  Musings
Herban Living  |  Go Go Green
Rave About Fave

All of our Inspired at Home projects can be found at  We love to rave about Fave!  This is a site that is a center for all things crafting with thousands of free craft projects from craft manufacturers, designers and craft bloggers. Here is our project pick of the week:

People Pin by Bead StudioMy project pick this week from is called a People Pin. I love the wild hair and the cute star charm that gives this beaded pin SO much personality. Love it! >>Tiff
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Sizzix ArrangementHere's a pretty Flower Arrangement that can be used as a table centerpiece, or anywhere that you want to add the effect of blooming florals.   Using the Sizzix Originals Die - Flower Layers #2, you can re-blossom silk flower stems or real branches with tiny paper blossoms >>Tiff 
Project Ideas
FloraCraft Picnic CaddyFloracraft is a Styrofoam® fabrication company. This means that they take the Styrofoam® product (which comes in huge logs) and make it into shapes like wreaths, balls, eggs, etc. Check out their Make It Fun Summer Crafts! Very cute lady bug, ants, turtle and tree frog all made out of Styrofoam. I might note there is a bit of family history here with Styrofoam®! Check out the Aleene Jackson Craft Museum to see the connection. >>Heidi
Plaid Fish PartyMy pick this week is from There is  great section for Summer Crafting for the Kids.  The party ideas are for both girls and boys and include themes such as baseball, ballet, Disney, luau, tween, tropical fish and surfer motifs. Great crafting projects that would make any birthday even more fun!>>Candace
Inspired at Home Blog - Check out this week's posts:  Aleene's Glue Embossing Frame, Aleene Jackson Craft Museum, Candace's Vinegar Home Remedy Info, Heidi's Corset in Belle Armoire Magazine!
In the Host Chat segment on today's show, we talked about a lifestyle feature by Lauren Sherman titled "Hobbies of the Future" posted on A great discussion ensued about hobbies vs crafts. Listen to our June 21st radio discussion and then let us know what you think!
Craft SuperShow
Have you heard about the CHA Craft SuperShow? This is a new consumer show which will be held in Orlando, Florida on Friday and Saturday July 31st and August 1st. This Craft SuperShow will be a place where people can visit with and learn from craft manufacturers, buy products form craft retailers and purchase finished projects from designers and professional crafters. They are also offering a full program of hands-on workshops, make 'n takes and fun events. For more info - GO>>
Did you know? Adhesive tape, specifically masking tape, was invented in the 1920's by Richard Drew of Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co., also known as the 3M company. The WW II military version of duct tape was first created and manufactured in 1942 by the Johnson and Johnson Permacel Division. Its closest predecessor was medical tape. The original use was to keep moisture out of the ammunition cases. Because it was waterproof, people referred to the tape as "Duck Tape." Also, the tape was made using cotton duck - similar to what was used in their cloth medical tapes.  Source:

DMC Needlework ThreadsDid you know?  The DMC Corporation, which manufacturers and distributes needlework threads, fabrics and accessories to the craft industry was founded in 1746. DMC’s products have been advertised in the United States since the 1920’s, well before the company was incorporated in the US in 1934.  DMC® products are available in approximately 130 countries. Aside from the division that manufactures needlework threads, DMC® also produces printed fabrics for home decor, denim, corduroy, and fireproof fabrics used for airplane flight suits. DMC® needlework threads continue to be manufactured in Mulhouse, France, by approximately 1,000 workers, working in 3 shifts around the clock. Source:



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