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If you’re on Long Island or you don’t mind traveling to Long Island, next month – arts & crafts teacher and product designer (Dylusions Range), Dyan Reaveley will be hanging out and teaching awesome art journaling techniques at Scrapper’s Playground in North Babylon, New York.

Four classes will be taught:

  • Using Imagery in Your Journals {April 19}
  • Journaling with Silhouette’s {April 19}
  • Incorporating Rubber Stamps into Your Journal Pages {April 20}
  • Couture Journaling {April 20}

Please check out the Scrapper’s Playground’s blog here for times and registration information. Happy Art Journaling!


Images via Dyan-Reaveley.blogspot.com



This post is dedicated to the art of “yarnstorming.” If you haven’t heard of yarnstorming – its been described as another form of graffiti. Tagging using yarn instead of spray paint. Clever, right? Yarnstorming has several aka’s that include, graffiti knitting, yarnbombing and guerilla knitting.

Recently some pretty popular yarnstormers in London, dubbed Knit the City, individually known as The Fastener & The Deadly Knitshade (these are by far the dopest names ever!!) decided to give up their underground knitting lifestyle to team up with Toyota for its Positive Power Campaign to help promote their Prius Plug-In Hybrid vehicles.

I think the Knit the City gang did a great job with brightening up this Brixton neighborhood! Thoughts?


Photographs via FastcoCreate.com


Yesterday I went to the Renegade Craft Fair at McCarren Park in Brooklyn, NY. My mother, who is a sewer and doer also tagged along. I was hoping for nice weather since the fair was outside. We got everything but that  – it was rainy and cool.

After we walked around about three times checking out what all the vendors had to offer, I ended up buying, wait for it…another journal LOL. I also picked up a decorative tin to accompany my journal – both from Julie Dye Craft. Mom didn’t find anything that she really fell in love with.

There were many families, doggies and onlookers, despite the weather. I took a few random pics. Overall we had a great time. We even got to watch some pretty zexy men working out in the park, which was a nice treat (naughty, I know).

The Renegade will also be today, same place from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Here’s how I had to park my car in order to get a good spot right outside the park entrance. Yup I was on the curb. No worries, nothing was damaged and the decision was mother approved :D.


I apologize for the lateness of this post, but the days get away from me sometimes. The 7th annual Renegade Craft Fair is happening this upcoming weekend at McCarren Park in Brooklyn. The fair will be on both Saturday and Sunday – June 11 and 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. I hope the weather stays Springlike here in NY for this event!

Check out Renegade’s website for more information on appearing vendors, rules of the venue and directions.

Taken via the Renegade Craft Fair site


This month on The Dose, here is one of my favorite crafters, Josie.


Hi, my name is Josie. I am 30 years old and I live in London, England. I work for the Police in London and have done so for nearly 7 years.

What are you creatively addicted to? When did you start?

I do love to draw and paint, but haven’t done much of that for a few years. My creative addiction at the moment is card making and scrapbooking. I started making cards about 8 years ago, but really got into it the last 2 years. I love to use rubber stamps and colour them in, which leads me to my other addiction, Pro Markers from Letraset. They are amazing pens that lots of professional artists and illustrators use.

Why do you create?

I think arts and crafts has a calming effect. Any job can be stressful and crafting in any form is relaxing. It can take you away from the real world for a while. You can gain a sense of achievement when you have made something you are proud of. It’s also lovely to be able to give something to people you care about that you have made yourself. With something like scrapbooking, it’s a great way to store memories.

Where can people find your work?



Name one thing you would like people to know about you.

I want to be a police officer more than anything.

Josie has great card marking and scrapbooking ideas. Don’t forget to check out her blog.