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Letter From the Editor: January 2014

It’s a new year, and we’re excited to explore new skills and hobbies, wedding planning, and Valentine’s Day inspiration.

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Featured Shop: Culinarium

“Our mission is about more than utilizing an ancient material in a novel way – it’s to create products we honestly love.” – Jordan

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New Skills for a New Year

Curious about crewelwork? Wondering about weaving? Kits are a great way to try out the activities that pique your interest.

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Featured Shop: Burrowing Home

“A single illustration can take me up to three months to complete.” – Kelly

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Color Crush: Radiant Orchid for 2014

We’re entranced by Pantone’s color of the year, Radiant Orchid. Get the look with this collection of color-soaked Etsy finds.

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How-Tuesday: Best of 2013

Browse some of 2013′s best and brightest Etsy tutorials, accompanied by our favorite craft supplies.

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Make Your Own Custom Tea Blends

A tea-making and tasting party is both a respite from the holiday bustle and the perfect way to craft a custom gift for friends.

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Featured Shop: Studio Liscious

“Between the two of us, we have an interesting mix of creative skills that result in a style distinctly our own.” – Mara

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Make a Snowflake Sugar Cookie Tree

Take your treats vertical with this stunning (edible!) DIY centerpiece. It’s almost too pretty to eat.

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Featured Shop: Swamp Angel Soap

“A bar of soap is incredibly meaningful to me – not just for its scent and color but for the wonder of its chemistry.” – Charlotte

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The Mystery of the Christmas Pickle

The tradition of hanging a pickle ornament on the Christmas tree has mysterious origins.

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Kitchen Histories: Bûche de Noël

A charming log-shaped mold triggers an exploration into holiday history and how the traditional Yule log morphed into a frosted treat.

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Featured Shop: Felting Dreams

“My creative business has taught me how to persevere and to believe in wishes that might not always seem possible.” – Johana

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Editors’ Picks: Lights in the Dark

Chase away the winter gloom with handcrafted candles, lamps and luminaries.

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Editors’ Picks: Holiday Happy Hour

Our editors share their favorite holiday cocktails and the traditions that make them special.