By: Rob Floyd
In a season soaked with commercialism, nothing stands out more than something made by hand — whether it’s a gift, holiday decoration, or a Christmas card. So why not show a little originality (and maybe save a little green) by getting into the holiday crafting spirit? Join us on November 7th, at 4pm EDT/ 1pm PDT for a live chat with some handy and creative crafters to discuss the ways and means to make some amazing handmade gifts and homemade holiday projects.
Whether you're a novice knitter, or an experienced glue gun slinger, we'll help you put together something that will wow your family and friends this season.
You can post your questions and comments in the chat box below. You can also sumbit them via twitter, just tweet us at @dailylounge and use the hashtag #holidaycrafts.
Amy Anderson is the author of two blogs, Mod Podge Rocks and Washi Tape Crafts , and a contributor to many others. She has been blogging for five years, and for the last year full time. She loves crafts, pugs and the color blue. She's been featured in Huffington Post, Woman's Day, Better Homes and Gardens, Fox News Magazine and Design Sponge. She released her first book, Mod Podge Rocks, in 2012.
Heather Mann is chief editor of Dollar Store Crafts, and specializes in transforming inexpensive materials into stylish and simple craft projects. She has appeared on the Martha Stewart Show, in Reader's Digest and the New York Times.
Anne Hanson is the owner of Knitspot, where she teaches about knitting, spinning, and designing with yarn. She is a life-long knitter with a background in the fashion and graphic design fields. Her design work/profile has been included in Knitty, The Knitter, Interweave Knits, Twist Collective, Sock Club, Brave New Knits, as well as several upcoming publications.
Kathy Cano-Murillo is a writer, artist and founder of the award-winning site, CraftyChica.com. Kathy has an extensive Crafty Chica product line with iLoveToCreate that is carried in Michaels stores. She is a former craft columnist for The Arizona Republic, and has authored nine books.
June Mellinger has been a driving force in the sewing and crafting industry for 20 years — working not only to development new products and technology but also to raise consumer awareness and excitement. She's the director of education for Brother and has appeared on Martha Pullen’s Sewing Room, Sheryl Borden’s Creative Living, Sew It All with Ellen March, and It’s Sew Easy.