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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019

Upcycled Life: Colorful sun catcher made from scraps

When I first saw these beautiful scraps of blown glass, I knew that I wanted to find a way to create something that really highlighted the color and radiance of …


Shop local: Bazaar brings regional artists, buyers together

Bazaar, which debuted in 2014, will be held on Saturday on Main Street between Post and Howard streets.


Upcycled Life: Turn plastic tubes into tiny pouches

Does your green conscience cringe when you get to the end of a tube of sunscreen or lotion? Upcycle it into a tiny pouch instead of tossing it.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018

Patrons, participants take one last trip to fairgrounds as Spokane County Interstate Fair winds down

A novice blacksmith holds a thin steel bar over a bed of hot, refined coals. With heat and force, hammer, chisel and vise, the metal could be many things: rustic …


Coeur d’Alene celebrates 50 years of creativity at Art on the Green

Artists, musicians and art aficionado’s gathered on the North Idaho Campus Friday to kick off the first day of the 50th annual Art on the Green festival.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 19, 2017

Keep kids busy at Thanksgiving gatherings with a craft table

The Thanksgiving gathering stretches for hours in many families. Give the kids something to do by creating a craft table.


Upcycled treasures: Put a shine on some of the old junk in your house

Summer is a hard time for me to think about decorating; I mostly turn my focus outside to my garden and porch. But I do use these months to edit …


Quilling: Paper craft lends elegance to Valentine’s cards

Want to add a little panache to your Valentine’s Day cards? Learn how to roll a few quilling shapes – hearts, teardrops and petals, for starters – to convey your …


High-tech sewing machines help bring men to the hobby

Some men, turning to stitching hobbies in retirement, are attracted to the technology involved, or the geometry, or the practicality.


Arts and crafts fair joins MAC’s Super Saturday festivities

New at Yuletide, the annual fine arts and crafts fair that starts today: Hats. But they’re not just hats, said the Spokane Art School’s office manager, Jodi Davis, who’s running …


Garland Street Fair takes creative detour from Yellow Brick Road

Toto’s not on Garland anymore. The annual street fair run by the Garland Business District is veering from tradition, trading its “Wizard of Oz” theme for an emphasis on creative …


Garland Street Fair takes creative detour from Yellow Brick Road

Toto’s not on Garland anymore. The annual street fair run by the Garland Business District is veering from tradition, trading its “Wizard of Oz” theme for an emphasis on creative …


Jubilee International Marketplace features myriad fair trade products

It’s like a traveling United Nations of crafts when Nancy Spada and Roger Gee take their fair trade business, Singing Shaman Traders, on the road. Camel bone beads from Pakistan …


Creepy chic crafts start with newspaper

What’s black and white and orange all over? Creative Halloween decorations made out of newspaper. Black and white newsprint is a perfect starting point for spooky crafts.


Crafty friends look for opportunities to share their gifts

Sharon Colby, 72, is fire commissioner for Spokane County Fire District 3. She’s always been a go-getter, and any time on her hands she uses those hands to sew and …


Education Notebook: NW Christian band craft sale Saturday

The band department at Northwest Christian Schools will have its second annual craft fair on Saturday at the lower campus gym, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shoppers will have …


CV band boosters hold arts and crafts fundraiser

It takes a lot of money to run a marching band. Uniforms and instruments, traveling, equipment and feeding the students on the road all run up the bill.


For crafters, it’s hard to beat felt’s versatility

It’s that time of year when texture, character and warmth define the most successful décor. The perfect time for felt. This season has seen a variety of creative, decorative felt …


The Verve: Handmade is way to show love for Elise Bozzo

Elise Bozzo will blush if you call her an artist. “I call myself a craftsperson,” she said. “I’ve never purchased a gift from a big store; either I make something …


Holiday party favors: Little gifts can bring big smiles

With school and neighborhood holiday parties around the corner, help your child get a head start on party preparations with one of our fun and easy-to-make party favors.


Handmade is way to show love for Elise Bozzo

Elise Bozzo will blush if you call her an artist. “I call myself a craftsperson,” she said. “I’ve never purchased a gift from a big store; either I make something …


Jubilee marketplace features fair trade items from around world

When Naseem and Nissar Shah arrived in Spokane from Kashmir, India, in the 1970s they were eager to start anew, yet they never expected fair trade arts and crafts would …


Millwood church members make, sell uncommon items at bazaar

The back rooms of Millwood Presbyterian Church are bustling this week as the Women of Millwood put last-minute touches and price tags on items for their 25th annual bazaar Saturday. …


Monthly gatherings combine socializing, food and art

For friends Shauna Kennedy-Carr and Jessica Breeze, there’s nothing more fun than creating delightful home décor out of old objects. Unless it’s hanging out with other women.


Inland Crafts, longtime show, shuts down

Inland Crafts has folded after 29 years of hosting a juried fine-crafts exhibition and sale in Spokane. The nonprofit’s board decided hosting the annual show was “more than we felt …


Inland Crafts show ends its 29-year run

Inland Crafts has folded after 29 years of hosting a juried fine-crafts exhibition and sale in Spokane. The nonprofit’s board decided hosting the annual show was “more than we felt …


Do Your Part: Get crafty with materials headed toward trash

Let me just put one thing out there – I don’t consider myself “crafty.” I am not the person who can take a dresser from the dump and turn it …


Church Notes: Buddhist Temple food festival this weekend

Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St., will present its 21st Annual Fall Food Festival on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival, Aki Matsuri, will offer chicken …


Do Your Part: Give kids a summer of eco-friendly fun

It’s summer and there’s one thing parents hate to hear from the kids: “I’m bored!” While you’re looking for easy ways to entertain the kiddies, you can also do your …


Halloween crafts a magazine away

Some of the new do-it-yourself ideas for decorating, dressing and snacking this Halloween are downright spellbinding. “The Best of Martha Stewart Halloween Handbook,” available in many grocery store checkout lines, …