Wednesday, January 8, 2014

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Lens of the Day: Spending Time With Lost And Forgotten Sisters

Posted: 08 Jan 2014 04:55 AM PST

Review of the Day: Once Upon a Time: Because adults can still enjoy fairy tales!

Posted: 08 Jan 2014 04:00 AM PST

So Crafty 101: Share Your Crafty Powers

Posted: 07 Jan 2014 11:17 AM PST

33362676_150c3362fbWhen you love something, you just can’t help but teach others about it.

Squidoo’s So Crafty Magazine is all about teaching people how to make awesome crafts — with yarn, paper, needle, thread, found objects, and so much more. If you can fashion materials into something beautiful and new, it’s a project perfect for So Crafty.

But with so many people getting into new crafts every day, we need to teach people all the basics, and we would love our crew of crafty lensmasters to be the instructors they turn to with the utmost trust. If you want to teach others about your favorite craft, we’re calling on you to begin at the beginning — starting newbies off slow and then perhaps helping them build expertise throughout the year. If you’re interested in becoming a teacher, with lenses featured prominently in So Crafty Magazine, take a look at our latest quest Squidoo Craft Club Quest. We’re looking for writers who offer step-by-step instructions, great photos, tools, resources, even your own videos (if you can) — teach in the best way you know how. If you’re not already a Craft Club member, it’s easy to join. Just go here:

Show a new knitter how to cast on, and start making a potholder. Explain about the tools you need to create a fabulous fairy village. Let someone new to sewing feel confident, not fearful, when they approach a sewing machine. Describe what you need to do, no matter what your favorite craft, so that a child could understand. Don’t assume a reader already knows something. When in doubt, explain. In essence, roll your middle-school art and Home Ec teachers into one and have fun!

We’ll contact the writers of great lenses about becoming ambassadors for their craft or crafts and regular contributors to the magazine, with plenty of support and guidance from the magazine team. We’re always here to help as a sounding board and helpful hand for writers. We’re here to do our best to make your work shine even brighter (it’s all the glitter, you know!) We can’t wait to see all you teachers in action (and to learn a few new things ourselves, too!)

With your help, 2014 will be an absolutely beautiful year!

Photo Credit: y-a-n via Compfight cc

The Winner Of IMMINENT!

Posted: 07 Jan 2014 09:46 AM PST

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First, we want to thank every Giant Squid who created a lens for this challenge. You are all awesome!

So, we're ready to pick our winner for the Giant Squid IMMINENT! challenge today, here’s how this works.

Every Giant Squid who submitted a lens and was picked for a highlight reel appears on this list, the list can be viewed, but not edited.

Each lensmaster is assigned one numbered line. For example, Stuwaha is #1, Ramkitten is #2, techmom is #3 and so on. Giant Squids received one entry for every lens that appeared on the highlight reels.

Now for the fun part.

We posted the current temperatures (at the time we wrote the post) in these cities for the past 5 days and boy was it cold!

So far we’ve had…

Billings, MT at 14 +

Miami, FL at 63 +

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania at 86 +

Toronto, ONT at 28 +

Cupertino, CA at 43

= 234

Now for today…At 12 noon EST we recorded and multiplied the temperature of these 2 cities and added that number to the total.

New Orleans, LA at 28
Dallas, TX at 36

28 x 26 = 1008

1008 + 234 =  Line 1242

So the winner is…drum roll please…raveonstudio.

A huge congratulations to her for winning this challenge. We’ll contact the winner with the details later today.


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