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Sunday
Jan042015

Happy New Year from STC Craft!

Secret Message Snowflakes from BiblioCraft by Jessica Pigza

Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy 2015--with lots of new books, new projects, and new inspiration!

Tuesday
Dec232014

There's still time to add a touch of handmade this holiday season

 

Whether you're headed to visit family, planning a dish for a friend's New Year's Eve party, or staying home with the kids, here are some ideas for last-minute gifts to add a little handmade element to your gifting this year.

Last minute stocking stuffers (or gifts for the people you definitely didn't forget):

Textile Bookends from Novel Living by Lisa Occhipinti

Wool Rose Fascinator from BiblioCraft by Jessica Pigza

Pencil Holder Heads from Playful by Merrilee Liddiard

Patterned Stationery Set from BiblioCraft by Jessica Pigza

For the gracious host or hostess:

Denim Apron from Cloth by Cassandra Ellis

Wool Felt Oven Gloves from Cloth by Cassandra Ellis

Garlic Braid from Handmade for the Garden by Susan Guagliumi

Antiquarian Animal Votive Holders from BiblioCraft by Jessica Pigza


Gift toppers to add a little flair to your wrapping:

Christmas Corsages from Handcrafted Christmas by Susan Waggoner

Gift Topper from The Exquisite Book of Paper Flowers by Livia Cetti

Arts and Crafts Ex Libris Set from BiblioCraft by Jessica Pigza

Pocket Notecards from Novel Living by Lisa Occhipinti

Needle-Felted Snowman from Handcrafted Christmas by Susan Waggoner

Lavender Wand Sachets from Handmade for the Garden by Susan Guagliumi

Don't see what you're looking for? Try our posts from recent holiday seasons: 6 Quick & Easy Gifts to Complete in an Evening and 5 Handmade Gift-Packaging Ideas

Tuesday
Dec162014

Ever Wonder About the Woman Behind STC Craft?

Well now's your chance to learn more! The publishing director of the STC Craft imprint, our very own Melanie Falick, recently had the chance to sit down and speak with Abby Glassenberg on her While She Naps podcast.

Photo of Melanie from Knitting for Baby by Melanie Falick and Kristin Nicholas

With nearly twelve years as the leader of our craft imprint, she's worked on books from a full cast of exciting authors, including Heather Ross, Denyse Schmidt, Clara Parkes, Natalie Goldberg, Kaffe Fassett, and Natalie Chanin, and she has authored her own books as well, including Knitting in America, Kids Knitting, Knitting for Baby, Weekend Knitting, and Knit: A Personal Handbook.

From Weekend Knitting by Melanie Falick

Over the course of the hour-long interview, Melanie discusses all aspects of her career, from her start in the publishing industry, to what she looks for in a book proposal and an author's platform, and how creating the books within the imprint is in itself a feminist act, plus so much more.

Listen along while your hands are busy finishing up (or beginning! we won't tell...) some last minute crafting this week. Enjoy!

Monday
Dec152014

Holiday Gift Guide: Give the Gift of Books!

Running low on time and ideas for those hard-to-gift in your life? How about giving the gift of books?!

From Novel Living by Lisa Occhipinti

With a solid roster of books from the past year ranging from knitting compendiums to personal memoirs, we have a little something for everyone on your list: 

For the DIY Home Decorator:



Novel Living; BiblioCraft; The Exquisite Book of Paper Flowers; Handmade for the Garden

 

For the Babysitters, Parents, & Others Looking to Keep Kids Busy:

Playful; Handcrafted Christmas

 

For the Avid Knitters and Sewists:


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Magpies, Homebodies, and Nomads; The Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary; Gertie Sews Vintage Casual; Cloth

For the Lovers of a Good Read:

Unconventional & Unexpected; How to Catch a Frog; Living Color

 

For the Digitally-Inclined: check out our full selection of e-books on sale, available via Open Road Media, plus this trailer featuring STC Craft authors!

Don't see what you're looking for? Check out some of our past gift suggestions: Holiday Gift Guide: 12 Books for Crafters and Holiday Gift Guide: 15 Books for Sewists & Quilters

 

Friday
Dec122014

Holiday Decorating with STC Craft

While some people rush to pick out their tree and pin up their stockings as soon as stores open their doors for Black Friday sales, some of us need a bit more time to get into the holiday spirit. With a potentially calm weekend ahead and only a few weeks left to the holidays, here at STC Craft we are looking to take a load off, cozy up, and get crafting--this time, for our homes!

Won't you enjoy these projects with us?!

Pinecone Wreath from Handcrafted Christmas by Susan Waggoner

Secret Message Snowflakes from BiblioCraft by Jessica Pigza

Tabletop Tree from Handcrafted Christmas by Susan Waggoner

 Winter Garland from The Exquisite Book of Paper Flowers by Livia Cetti

Candy Stripe Christmas Stocking from Handcrafted Christmas by Susan Waggoner

Chenille Poinsettia Garland from Handcrafted Christmas by Susan Waggoner

For more holiday (and every day!) decorating ideas, check out these books:

 

Happy Weekend and Happy Crafting from your friends at STC Craft!