If this "Hey Girl" meme with Ryan Gosling makes you laugh, chances are you're a crafter who's encountered the dreaded pair of dull scissors at least once in your life.
Luckily, Gather Here Stitch Lounge is hosting an event today to help you spring clean your sewing kits, craft closets, and kitchen drawers to get a new edge on projects with discounted sharpening (even pinking shears!) starting at 2 p.m. today in their Cambridge shop.
Patti Small of On the Edge Knife Sharpening will be on hand to revive your favorite pair or blades for just $8 each (normally $10).
Who knows? You might even run into actress Amy Adams, who was spotted in the craft shop just last week!
Gather Here Stitch Lounge, 370 Broadway Cambridge, MA. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, check out GatherHereOnline.com
The jury is out over whether Pinterest has enhanced the holidays for hosts or just added to the seasonal stress of striving for perfection, but either way it's easier than ever to find inspiration (and a DIY tutorial) for any of your holiday planning needs — like these 18 Easter egg designs, all of which can be done in a day with simple tools and some leftover craft materials.FULL ENTRY
Image: ShutterstockDid you know? March is National Craft Month! Started in 1994 by the Craft & Hobby Association, National Craft Month celebrates taking the time to do something creative, whether trying something new or picking up an old favorite project.
Here at DIY Boston, we're celebrating in our own way — with a Craft Swap! Click through for all the details:FULL ENTRY
Photo: Windsor Button via Google Plus.
Continuing in the tradition of beloved Boston stores closing on a celebratory note (see: the Artifaktori Davis Square location closing last weekend), Windsor Button is going out with a bang.
Earlier this week, Racked Boston and The Boston Day Book confirmed that this historic, locally owned haven for Boston makers (Windsor Button opened in Boston in 1936) is indeed closing, and a call to the store revealed that it could be as early as the end of March — though the store representative we talked to said that the store will be open "at least a couple more weeks, and then week to week after that."
Here's hoping that week to week turns into month to month turns into year after year and they never really close at all. To hedge that bet, however; hightail it up to Downtown Crossing (35 Temple Place) for discounts from 20% to 50% off all their fabulous DIY supplies — and a chance to say goodbye to the Boston crafting landmark in person.
Windsor Button, 35 Temple Place, Boston, MA 02118 (617) 482-4969. Hours: 10 am to 6pm (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday); 10 am to 7 pm (Thursday); 10 am to 5:30 pm (Saturdays); closed Sundays.
I made it a whopping six pages into the cookbook before practically drooling on their version of Nutella, a chocolate hazelnut spread so warm and nutty, you may never buy the imported stuff again.