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Can knitting improve health? Craftsy hosts a webinar on crafting for wellness

Posted by Melissa Massello March 5, 2014 01:43 PM
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Sure, crafting is fun, but can it be good for your health? Social network and online class service Craftsy is hosting a webinar this Monday on the benefits of crafting for wellness. Check out the panel of experts, and Craftsy's member survey results on the topic:

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Maker Moment: Valentine's Day DIYs & girls night in with Boston lifestyle blogger Kate Bowler

Posted by Melissa Massello January 30, 2014 08:48 AM

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Hallmark usually gets all the credit when it comes to Valentine's Day, but — rather than focus on commercialization — local lifestyle blogger Kate Bowler of DomestiKated Life instead celebrates all things handmade: the giddiness we all experienced as schoolchildren, trading homemade cards in paper desk-side mailboxes; the sweetness of spontaneous romance and friendship and all things pink and heart-shaped.

So, when we found out that Kate was co-hosting a "Girls Night In" DIY workshop this Saturday with west elm Fenway, we just had to sit down with her to pick her brain for this week's Maker Moment. Read on to find out how Kate earned her glitter-glued stripes in all things crafting, as well as how to grab a spot at her event — where she’ll be teaching the sewing technique for created stitched felt hearts for pins, sachets, etc. (shown above) while lucky students nosh on complimentary Valentine’s Day cupcakes from Boston bakery Sweet.

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Make It Boston: Vintage weddings & maker markets

Posted by Melissa Massello January 16, 2014 04:00 PM
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Lynn Quinlivan Photography

Crompton Collective's Vintage Wedding Weekend is January 18 & 19.

Tons of awesome events come across our desks each week. Make It Boston is how we'll share our favorite ways to get out, get crafty, and make things in and around Boston.

Love is in the air! With our Facebook feeds still reeling from the holiday engagements and Valentine's Day less than a month away, here are ways to get planning, whether it's a wedding or a V-Day to remember.


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Make It Boston: Crafty alternatives to Black Friday

Posted by Melissa Massello November 27, 2013 08:00 AM
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via West Elm Fenway

Tons of awesome events come across our desks each week. Make It Boston is how we'll share our favorite ways to get out, get crafty, and make things in and around Boston.

Not into stampeding the local mall for the latest "it" toy or hot electronic? Yeah, neither are we. Here's what's happening in the Hub in the next week that doesn't require camping out in the wee hours, plus shows support for local businesses and makers:


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Maker Moment: Sarah Blatt of Crimson and Clover

Posted by Melissa Massello November 13, 2013 10:18 AM
sarahcrimsonclover.jpg We just love the free-spirited nature of Sarah Blatt. She's the woman behind Crimson and Clover, a collection of unique handmade creations for your home and closet. Crocheted coffee coozies, rugs, and bikini tops hang alongside totes made out of vintage T-shirts and blankets. Her intricate dream catchers, though, are truly stellar, ranging in size from a couple inches to a couple feet in diameter. Sarah will be teaching you how to DIY your own dream catcher at Crompton Collective this Thursday, so we decided to ask her our Maker Moment questions first: FULL ENTRY

Make It Boston: Crafty Halloween events around town

Posted by Melissa Massello October 30, 2013 02:00 PM
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Photo credit: via Friends of Fort Point Channel

Halloween isn't just about costumes and candy; it's also about being crafty. Sometimes the holiday feels like it's just for trick or treating with the kiddos or bar hopping dressed as sexy Hulk Hogan. Never fear, DIYers! There are fun Halloween events for you, too.

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Make It Boston: Food, glorious Food Day

Posted by Melissa Massello October 23, 2013 01:15 PM
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Harvard Square's Curious George Store gets dressed up for Food Day 2012.

Tons of awesome events come across our desks each week. Make It Boston is how we'll share our favorite ways to get out, get crafty, and make things in and around Boston.

You may have heard: October 24 is Food Day. Created in the spirit of its sister holiday, Earth Day, Food Day is a nationwide movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. Because we love eating real here at DIY Boston, we're sharing why food matters and where you can celebrate this delicious holiday in Massachusetts.

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Make It Boston: Events to get you cooking (& cook up some crowdfunding!)

Posted by Melissa Massello October 16, 2013 01:30 PM
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America's Test Kitchen

Tons of awesome events come across our desks each week. Make It Boston is how we'll share our favorite ways to get out, get crafty, and make things in and around Boston.

Now that the air is getting cooler (and turning on the oven doesn't result in potential heat stroke), we can't wait to get in the kitchen and cook up something delicious. Here are our favorite events this week that will inspire just that:

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Post-picking: Where to press & celebrate apple cider in Mass.

Posted by Melissa Massello October 2, 2013 03:15 PM


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Ah, apple picking. It's a classic way to spend an autumn weekend in New England. Sure, you can eat them raw, bake them into pies, make applesauce and apple butter. But you can make them into cider, too. Sweet or hard, apple cider is a beverage of the season. Here's how you can celebrate by pressing your own, at home or at a local farm:

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Boost your biz: Join Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson for webcast tomorrow

Posted by Melissa Massello September 30, 2013 11:30 AM
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Hey, local makers! Etsy, the mother of maker marketplaces, is hosting a town hall webcast tomorrow, October 1 with CEO Chad Dickerson. Users and sellers can sign up to watch live and ask questions.

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About the Authors

Melissa Massello is a newspaper journalist turned startup junkie and lifelong Bostonian who prides herself on her do-it-yourself attitude. From making her prom dress out More »
Tara Bellucci is a Boston-based writer that lives for fonts, food, and flea market finds. Whether decorating jars of her homemade jam for The Boston More »

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