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Story Sunday: Sometimes Pottery Breaks

November 6, 2016

I planned to share something different today, but then this morning a coffee mug broke in my house.  A coffee mug my son painted when he was almost six.  One of my favorite mugs.  Sometimes, pottery breaks.  If you’ve been in my store with kids, you know we have a “one finger touch rule – […]

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Photo Friday!

November 4, 2016

I take a LOT of pictures of pottery, and I want to share some of my favorites. I’m an average-at-best iPhone photographer, but I love these pieces and wanted to share… Painted by a sweet man for his wife. Love! This one was painted by a friend. I don’t know much about Shopkins, but I’m […]

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Traditions Thursday: the annual Christmas Ornament

November 3, 2016

In 2004, we decided to start a tradition at DIYC, and we’re still doing it all these years later – the annual ornament. Each year, we decide on a design, and that’s the custom ornament for the year. You give us a handprint, and we do the rest.  Each year, there is a different theme, […]

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Whatcha doing Wednesday: Christmas Village! 

November 2, 2016

Where am I? Christmas Village! We’ve never done Christmas village before and – frankly – I may be kind of scared. There are a lot of people who come to this. I get overwhelmed by it all.  We are here to make clay impressions – plaques and our favorite Santas and Snowmen.  (We are still […]

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Technique Tuesday: Coloring Book Bisque

November 1, 2016

I love the coloring book craze. I think it’s great anytime someone takes a moment to be creative. I am also well aware of what it’s like to have an idea but not have the training to make your hands do what your brain wants you to do. (Trust me, I can’t draw a horse […]

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Why a blog?

October 31, 2016

Are you wondering exactly why Do*It*Yourself Crafts might need a blog? Well, because we do a lot of cool stuff, and I want to be able to tell you about it. That’s the reason. Pretty simple. I want to tell you all the stuff that I think is amazing that we do, and I don’t […]

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November means…

November 1, 2015

I have been working on so many things for the store, but I’ve neglected updating it here. I plan to change that in November. Expect to see updates daily, with ideas for the holidays and how to enjoy them more and create memories you will treasure forever.  Tuesday I am emailing out our BIG CHRISTMAS […]

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The wall came down!

October 6, 2015

I’ve wanted to do it for a while, and last week it happened! The main studio wall is gone!  Come see us and marvel at how open and bright it seems!              As always, we are a work in progress – more changes still to come!

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Working and play

September 7, 2015

Today is Labor Day and Do*It*Yourself Crafts is closed to let our staff enjoy a day off. I’m hanging out with my family but indulged in a few minutes on Pinterest. These are a few of my favorite quotes!                        

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