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I cook poorly, I craft obsessively and I love the look of a retro cocktail. When I am feeling guilty about taking time away from my family with my obsessions, I make videos about my guilt as "The Guilty Crafter" or I blog here. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday
Nov282017

Paper Bag Table Settings on AM Northwest

 
My latest guest appearance on Portland's AM Northwest morning show featured me as a bag lady of sorts. I am getting more and more comfortable making the most basic crafts ever on live TV. I will leave the precision and details to the other craft guests they book. Besides, they seem to think I am funny and have already asked me to come back on next month.  This time, I brought back one of my Thanksgiving favorites- cutting up grocery store paper bags for table settings. It's no-cost and incredibly easy. A perfect craft to task little kids with so they stay out of your hair while you are getting ready for holiday guests.

These links to AM Northwest don't last indefinitely but, for now, you can see my segment here: http://katu.com/amnw/am-northwest-lifestyle-health/thanksgiving-table-decorations-from-paper-bag

 

Instructions: Cut bags into placemat shapes. Use as placemats.

Can you believe a real morning news show actually invites me in to share this kind of stuff? Me either. But I DO meet the most fascinating people in the green room. This time I met Megan Giller who is the author of Bean-to-Bar: America's Craft Chocolate Revolution. I always confess that I am not a big chocolate fan but she was doing cheese and chocolate pairings on the show and a) interesting and b) she gave me all of the leftover cheese. Score! I can't wait to see who I meet next time. You can find out more about Megan's book here: https://www.amazon.com/Bean-Bar-Chocolate-Revolution-Mind-Blowing/dp/1612128211

Tuesday
Aug152017

Lunch Notes (Part Deux)

Many years ago, I was super excited to have a little project featured in Better Homes and Garden's Scrapbook Ect. magazine.  I haven't made the project since but when I was asked to be on Portland's AM Northwest this morning, I immediately thought of this quick and easy little project. 

If you dream of being a FOPM (full-on Pinerest mom), making gorgeous little lunches and adding pretty little notes to the lunch is another level of caring and memory making for your kids. Or, you can be like me and shove a note in the lunch (and the ones I came up with for my kids are pretty irreverent and you won't see them on my segment) and the lunch will be one of those frozen Smucker's sandwiches and a Kind bar. Maybe an apple they won't eat. 

Anway, you can check out my original published project here: http://www.theguiltycrafter.com/projects-ive-had-published/published/8786246 and you can watch a taped of the live segment I did for AM Northwest here: http://katu.com/amnw/am-northwest-lifestyle-health

Monday
Feb062017

Shaker Card AM Northwest

My latest appearance on AM Northwest. Shaker cards! Shout-out to Jillibean Soup for gifting me with a cute set of cards to show.

To see the (recorded) live segment, click here:  http://katu.com/amnw/am-northwest-lifestyle-health/shaker-cards

Monday
Feb062017

Gift in a Can AM Northwest

An oldie craft idea but one of my all-time favorites.

To see the (recorded) live segment, click here: http://katu.com/amnw/lifestyle-health/gift-in-a-can

Monday
Feb062017

Etched Glass on AM Northwest

I was a little nervous for this particular segment. I had JUST gotten samples of this awesome glass etching cream by Etchall (they are THE nicest company, by the way) so I was by no means an expert. I really wanted to do the product justice after Etchall was nice enough to send me product to use. I think the takeaway is, it really is that easy- I have gotten much more proficient at etching since this segment but even my 1st projects turned out pretty cute.

To see the (recorded) live segment, click here: http://katu.com/amnw/lifestyle-health/make-your-own-etched-glass

Monday
Feb062017

Dip Dyed Candles on AM Northwest

This project is not my best but it's still fun and can be a really inexpensive party craft.

Click here to view my (recorded) live segment: http://katu.com/amnw/lifestyle-health/creating-fabulous-holiday-candles

Monday
Feb062017

Ice Dyeing on AM Northwest Portland

As usual, I have neglected my blog in favor of the work I do with Rit Dye. I do have some back episodes of AM Northwest Portland to share, though. I LOVE this particular technique. It's so easy and fun and can look very sophisticated compared to tie dye.

http://katu.com/amnw/lifestyle-health/ice-dye-anything

Monday
Apr112016

Shibori Dyeing on AM Northwest

I was a little nervous to pour such a dark dye bath right in AM Northwest's lovely studio but the gods of crafting intervened and I do not have a dye-saster to report! ... Unless you count the indigo splash that inexplicably ended up on my ceiling this weekend but that's another story for another day... (ugh!)

For more of my dye project tutorials, check out my Rit Studio account here: https://www.ritstudio.com/author/angeladaniels/

 Click here for the video http://katu.com/amnw/lifestyle-health/the-ancient-art-of-shibori

Tuesday
Mar082016

I'm Dyeing Over Here

Periodically, I feel like I need to pop over to my blog, dust it off a bit and remind anyone who lands here that I'm still happily crafting away. I currently do the majority of my posting directly on the Rit Dye site at www.RitStudio.com. I'm in charge of their social media content and most of their projects. I am also a frequent contributer to Kids at Tahoe-Reno magazine. Could I have a more fun job? I don't think so.  I like to hum this catchy little tune while I'm dyeing:

Friday
Jan082016

Make Greeting Cards from Last Year's Calendar (Portland's AM Northwest Appearance)