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Get Craftsy’s Better Lives With Crafting Badges for Your Blog!

By Karen Kelty
Crafting is my therapy badge

Did you know clinical studies show that crafting can have real medical and cognitive benefits? In honor of National Craft Month, each week in March we're exploring the different ways being a maker can contribute to a person's overall health and wellness in our "Better Lives With Crafting" series. Want to let others know about the health benefits of crafting. Simply grab the code to your favorite badges here and proudly sport them on your own site!

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Better Lives with Crafting: Webinar

By Craftsy
Click below to watch a replay of Bluprint's March 10, 2014 webinar on the relationship between crafting and health & wellness! Research shows crafting activities like knitting, quilting and painting can boost mental health and agility and slow the cognitive effects of aging. These types of activities may contribute to healthy brain aging, building a buffer against dementia, among other health and wellness benefits that may lead to a slower onset of mild cognitive impairment. In honor of National Read more »

Meet the Member of the Month for March: Rainy Hovarth

By Randi Thackeray
Craftsy Member of the Month for March: Rainy Horvath

It is with great joy we introduce our March Member of the Month, Rainy Hovarth. It has been nothing but sunshine since we met this special gal. It is true that we are impressed with the fact that Rainy has over 140 Craftsy classes. But, the real reason we love her so is that she has been loyal to Craftsy since the very beginning. As we have grown as a company, Rainy has been growing as a crafter.

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10 Most Popular Knitting & Crochet Posts of 2013

By Karen Kelty
Knit Infinity Scarf

Get out your needles and commit to creating more this New Year! Need some inspiration? Check out our collection of the Top 10 knitting and crochet posts of 2013 for project ideas, expert tips and techniques, and more to motivate your crafty aspirations!

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Spoil Your Four-Legged Friends: Holiday Gift Ideas for Pets

By Karen Kelty
Knit Dog Leash and Bow Tie Collar

Give your pet a treat they’ll adore with these precious patterns from Craftsy members who can’t get enough of their furry friends! From a cute and cozy bed to funky toys for fetch, they’ll love these gifts as much as you enjoy making them. Don’t forget to consult Fido for his input on yarn and fabric colors!

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Thanksgiving Crafts Contest 2013: And The Winner Is….

By Craftsy
It seems like Thanksgiving brings out the crafter in us all! There were so many fabulous submissions for the Craftsy Thanksgiving Contest 2013, and deciding the winner of this competition was not an easy task. All of us here on the Craftsy blog team want to congratulate everyone on your incredible work! Read more »