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Gwen Bautista

Share Your Sparkle, Join our Summer Crochet Along

The countdown to our Summer Crochet Along has begun. Our Summer Crochet Along will start June 9th (International Craft in Public Day), and we’ll be out and about to crochet our Uptown Diamonds Wrap kit. This week we are kicking off the fun with our first competition where one person will win the Uptown Diamonds

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Gwen Bautista

Overcoming Project Fatigue for Crafters

Project fatigue for crafters is a creative killer.  It hits everyone from the casual crafter to the working artist.  Everyone can use strategies to shake project fatigue and be more satisfied with their crafting whether it’s a pleasure project that you are trying to finish or a commissioned piece.  Check out these 5 strategies meant

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Gwen Bautista

Crochet Cotton – Summer Crochet Projects

When we think of those scorching summer days, when the heat radiates on our skin we at Mary Maxim like to wear one thing in particular: Cotton! Or, at least we like to wear and work with Crochet Cotton blends. As one of our favorite summer yarns cotton is the most widely produced natural fiber

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Gwen Bautista

Must-Haves For Your Notions Bag

Notions Bag: Stitch markers- check Small sharp scissors- check Row counter- check Chocolate- check Crafting First Aid Ah, the notions bag also known as the first aid kit for crafters! We all have that “one” thing of ours that we just can’t do without. Some crafters need a plethora of tools, others need just their

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Gwen Bautista

Mary Maxim Vintage Patterns – Five Free Pattern Download Friday

We are known for our vintage patterns. Handmade items crafted from Mary Maxim’s vintage designs can be seen all over Instagram and if you are lucky you may find a few items in a vintage resale shop. Our sweaters have adorned stars like Bob Hope and beauty queens like the former Miss Canada. This week

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Gwen Bautista

Free Baby Patterns – Five Free Pattern Downloads!

We love babies!  How can you not?  Babies are the best, they smell wonderful, give the best cuddles and don’t move faster than I do.  As a crafter, I have to say I love baby showers almost as much as I love babies themselves.  Baby showers are full of beautiful handmade items and keepsakes that

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