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Feeling Overwhelmed? Get Your DIY On!

**This bundle is no longer available, but stay tuned for more bundles, coming soon!**

Do you ever look at the bare wall in the family room, that tired and sagging couch, or those tatty tablecloths, and feel absolutely overwhelmed by the thought of tackling any of them?

Which one do you start with? And then once you’ve decided, how do you know which steps, instructions or advice to follow? Just getting to the point where you’re ready to start can often take so much time and effort!

I’ve been there! It’s frustrating, because you know just how satisfying it can be to create something of your own – that sense of accomplishment and fulfillment can’t be beaten. What you need is someone to pull together everything to get you started, to make it as easy and painless as possible.

Get Your DIY On!

Good news – it’s back! When the Ultimate Bundles team created The Ultimate DIY Bundle, they had you in mind! The Ultimate DIY Bundle is your instant go-to library for a whole range of carefully curated DIY and crafting eBooks and eCourses to get your DIY on!

No more trawling through the internet looking for good-quality, easy-to-follow information and advice for you and for your homeschool: it’s all right here! For the crazy low price of just $34.95, you get access to a carefully curated library of over 69 eBooks and eCourses from the world’s leading DIY and crafting bloggers – enabling you to pick a project and jump straight into it with confidence. It’s the perfect tool to skip the information overload and throw yourself straight into a new activity.

Hurry though! The Ultimate DIY Bundle will only be on sale during this 2 day FLASH SALE – from 10am AT (9am EST) on Monday, March 31 until 10am AT (9am EST) on Wednesday, April 1.

You can buy with complete confidence because you’re covered by the Ultimate Bundles 30-day money-back guarantee. That means you have a full 30 days to enjoy all the eBooks and eCourses in the bundle, and if you don’t think they provided enough value, you’ll get a full refund.

Not only that, but The Ultimate DIY Bundle comes with 4 awesome bonuses, worth over $150. That’s 4x the price of the bundle alone! These include…

A free $15 Store Credit PLUS 8×10 Art Print from Hope Ink ($43 Value), a free online class from Craftsy (up to $71.95 Value and our favourite!), a free sewing pattern PLUS a Premium Video Class from UpCraft Club ($19.99 Value), and free, full digital copies of Where Women Create Magazine and Greencraft Magazine ($20 value) from Stampington and Co.

So, don’t miss your chance to grab The Ultimate DIY Bundle, and get 69 incredible eBooks and eCourses for just $34.95. Get your DIY on! All you need to do is take action by 10am AT (9am EST) on Wednesday, April 1!

This amazing deal ends in just…

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Port Williams: Make a Doll for your Child at this Workshop

Melanie of Green Grass Toys will be hosting a doll making workshop on Sunday November 4th, 2012 from 1:00-5:00pm at her home in Port Williams, Nova Scotia.  The workshop price is $65. It’s a chance to get together in a small group and learn about Waldorf inspired doll making.  Sit down and create something special for a child.  Get together for some coffee, cookies and creative work!

Melanie will walk you through the process of making a 12″  Waldorf inspired doll with stuffed arms and legs.  Each doll is unique and special.  Browse the Doll Photo Album for a sample.  Please email Melanie at to register (space is limited) or visit the Green Grass Toys website for more information.

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Knits for Nerds – Review

Photobucket When I saw the title, Knits for Nerds, I knew I had to check out this book!  I gained access to a digital galley copy for 30 days on my Kobo from NetGalley, with no obligation to write a review, I just wanted to share these cool, geeky knitting patterns!

Knits for Nerds was written by “Joan of Dark”, otherwise known as Toni Carr.  She has put together 30 projects inspired by comic books, Science Fiction, Fantasy, and all things geeky.  As I viewed page after page of cool projects from shows and books that I love, I realized that I’m going to have to pick up a physical copy of this book so I can get down to knitting!  In particular, I want to knit the ethereal shrug inspired by Galadriel from The Lord of the Rings, the Princess Leia bun-hat (pictured on the cover), and the Trek Girl Dress!  I want to wear one of these knits to the next CON!  And yes, my geeky friends, there are even knits inspired by The Big Bang Theory, Firefly, Harry Potter (ooh, I almost forgot about Hermione’s bag!), and more.  If you belong to the crafting website, Ravelry, you can view projects from Knits For Nerds HERE.

A paperback copy of Knits for Nerds retails for $16.99 US or $19.99 CDN. You can buy online at the Andrews McMeel Publishing Page, Amazon, or at your local bookstore.  So pick up a copy with me and start knitting some of  yours and your kids’ favourites.

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Looking for Things to do for Valentine’s Day?

Today is Valentine’s Day!  Here are some arts and crafts and Valentine’s themed ideas for you:

  • CurrClick has a free math-based e-book “Loving Sums” for about Preschool to Gr. 1.  There are a number of other Valentine’s freebies available as well as for sale for $0.50 and up at Currclick HERE.
  • has all sorts of free Valentine’s arts and crafts ideas.
  • has Valentine’s Notebooking pages, cards, labels, and envelopes to download.  Simply scroll down and you will find them under the heading “Free Winter Holiday Notebooking Pages.”
  • has free Valentine’s worksheets
  • Learn more about St. Valentine and the history of Valentine’s Day at
  • Free Valentine’s Day History/Creative Writing course for ages 9-adult at Connect The Thoughts.
  • Go to for a lesson in “The Sweet Science of Chocolate.”

If you live in Cape Breton and want to get out of the house and do something fun, some of the activities happening today are Skating, an Art Exhibit at CBU, and Dinner Theatre at the Savoy.  You can see a calendar of events at What’s Goin On.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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