Showing posts with label reading. Show all posts
Showing posts with label reading. Show all posts

Thursday, September 8, 2016

HOMEWORK: Reading | Becoming Me

Becoming Me Book ReviewI have such a fun and creative book review for you today. Becoming Me by Andrea Pippins and You is a coloring book, journal and inspirational to help you find your creative way.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

HOMEWORK: Reading–Veranda The Romance of Flowers Giveaway

Veranda The Romance of Flowers via homework (3)I’ve had a lot of giveaways lately because I want everyone to have a chance for a little something special and extra this holiday season. This latest giveaway is really special. Veranda The Romance of Flowers is by Clinton Smith. The Editor in Chief of Veranda, the very elegant interiors magazine that features some of the most beautiful interiors from around the world.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Homework: Reading–Country Living Christmas Joys Review & Giveaway

Country Living Christmas Joys Review & Giveaway (8)I have such a treat for you today friends. The wonderful and inspiring people of Country Living have come out with a book to inspire us through the holidays. It’s called Country Living Christmas Joys and it’s filled with beautiful holiday ideas. And the best part? I get to give away a copy to one of you.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Homework {Reading}: French General–A Year of Jewelry {and a giveaway}

French General A Year of Jewelry via homework (6)Here in Los Angeles, there’s a little store called French General. The owner and jewelry designer Kaari Meng, first opened the store in Soho and then moved to Los Angeles. The store is located in a Spanish-style warehouse and is only open one day a week for loyal and devoted fans to shop and browse through the collections of textiles, notions, ephemera and other items found on her yearly trips to the South of France.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

HOMEWORK {Reading}: Holiday Issue Martha Stewart Living & a Giveaway

There’s still time to create handmade or homemade holiday gifts and these ideas from the pages of the holiday issue of Martha Stewart Living are amazing. This story is titled Partners in Craft. I love that title because I love to share ideas and feel like the creative community is all about partnering. The projects featured in the story and in this post were created by members of the Martha Stewart extended family – colleagues, friends, current and past contributors to the magazine.


These cookie snow globes are darling. We’ve all seen hundreds of variations of the mason jar snow globe but these take things to a new level. Everything in the jar is edible. Homemade gingerbread cookies, royal icing and little trees made out of hard candy are nestled in a snowy field of icing.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

HOMEWORK (Reading): Artful Christmas 30 Elegant Craft Projects

Artful Christmas Book Review via homework - carolynshomework (1)Today’s reading aka book review is just in time for the holidays. Artful Christmas by Susan Wasinger has over 30 elegant craft projects that will make your house beautiful for Christmas without breaking the bank.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

HOMEWORK READING: Willow and Sage–Homemade Bath & Body

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It’s here. The second edition of Willow and Sage. If you’re not familiar with Willow and Sage, it’s created and published by Stampington & Company. Stampington & Company is a paper, stamping and crafty company. This bath & body magazine is out-of-the box for them and it is simply gorgeous.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

HOMEWORK {READING}: Craft Fail Book Review

Craft Fail Book Review via homework - carolynshomework (2)If you’re a crafter, baker or creator of any kind, you’ve most likely had a failed project at one time or another. I’ve had many, many failed projects. I’ve never posted about my craft fails. They usually go straight into the trash can. But Heather Mann, creator of the site Craft Fail celebrates the failures.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

HOMEWORK- READING: Felt-O-Ween {40 Felt Projects for Halloween} & a Giveaway

Felt-O-Ween 40 Felt Projects for Halloween via homework (1)Hello friends! Get out your felt because these cute Felt-O-Ween projects are sure to inspire you. Today I’m sharing the book Felt-O-Ween by by Kathy Sheldon and Amanda Carestio. You may be familiar with this team since they’ve also brought us books like Fa La La La Felt and Heart-Felt Holidays.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

HOMEWORK READING: Martha Stewart Living ~ Better Bake Sale & Printables

Museli coffee cakeFriends, the September issue of Martha Stewart Living is out and of course, it’s filled with timely inspiration. I loved this story on a Better (For You) Bake Sale. Jennifer Aaronson, Editorial Director of Food & Entertaining at Martha Stewart Living, brings us ideas for the "Better Bake Sale" which focuses on swapping in some better-for-you flours, oils, and food colorings. Favorite cookies, cakes, bars, and breads get healthful makeovers.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


1WIL-1401-Willow-and-Sage-600x600When you think of Stampington & Company, you think of stamping and paper and pretty crafts. So I was surprised when the editors of Stampington & Company emailed me to see if they could feature one of my scrubs in their next edition of Willow and Sage. I happily agreed because, you know, it was Stampington and Company. They explained that their first issue of Willow and Sage had just been published and sent me a copy.

Monday, June 16, 2014

HOMEWORK - READING: Martha Stewart Living

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Hello friends! I’m always excited to share beautiful inspiration from Martha Steward Living. The June issue is brimming with beautiful summer ideas, décor and creativity.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

HOMEWORK - READING: Mollie Makes MAKING IT! Book Review

Mollie Makes Book Review via homework - carolynshomework (10)Hello friends. Chances are if you’re here visiting at homework, you like creative ideas and are most likely crafty in some way. Maybe it’s scrapbooking or sewing. Crocheting or knitting? Perhaps you have your own blog or are considering starting an Etsy Shop. And unless you are lucky enough to have a background in business, it’s often difficult to turn your passion into a successful money-making business.

Monday, May 26, 2014

HOMEWORK READING: Celebrating Everyday Life with Jennifer Carroll

MayJune2014Cover72dpiHello friends! Today is a holiday here in the United States. It’s Memorial Day. The day we remember and honor those we have lost serving this country. Unofficially, it also marks the beginning of summer. So as we pause today to remember, honor and look ahead, I thought it would be the perfect time to share some beautiful inspiration.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

homework: Reading [ Make Your Mark ] + a Giveaway

Book Review Make Your Mark via homework (1)I have another great reading assignment to share with you. MAKE YOUR MARK  by Lark Crafts showcases another hot trend in the crafting world. Using markers, paint pens and more to decorate a multitude of products.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

HOMEWORK ~ Reading: Washi Wonderful (and a giveaway)

Washi Wonderful Book Review via homework |  I’ve been thinking about this post for over a year and now finally I can share it with you. About a year and a half ago, the amazingly talented Jenny Doh contacted me about the possibility of being a contributor for her new book, Washi Wonderful. It was a fascinating process and I basically had to audition and submit a portfolio of projects so the editors could decide on who the contributors would be.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

homework: reading {stylish weddings}

Book Review Stylish Weddings via homework | carolynshomework.comWe’re rounding the corner and heading into wedding season. If you’re planning a wedding or know someone planning a wedding, then you are probably already gathering ideas and working out all the details. Today, I’m thrilled to share with you a beautiful new book brimming with wedding ideas.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Homework: reading {book play}

homework {reading} Book Play (3)Friends, I’m behind on my reading. I have a stack of crafty books to tell you about and I thought I’d start with this one because I love making little books and working with paper.

Monday, April 1, 2013

homework: reading {paper blooms}

Paper Flower Jar Lids – from my archives

I’ve made several paper flower projects here on homework. I love working with the different paper colors and textures and turning them into fun embellishments or using them for décor.