Christine Chitnis

Felted Conversation Hearts
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Felted Conversation Hearts | Valentine’s Crafts

Skip the sugar candy and enjoy a healthier Valentine’s Day with these soft and colorful homemade felted conversation hearts.

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Best Farmers’ Markets in New England

Summer and early fall is a glorious time for the many local farmers’ markets throughout New England. Author and market expert Christine Chitnis traveled to more than 50 venues while writing her book, Markets of New England (The Little Bookroom, 2011). Here, she shares her picks for the 5 best farmers’ markets in New England, […]

Colorful Stair Runner
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DIY | Colorful Stair Runner

When we moved into our charming, century-old, Providence home, there were several changes that I wanted to make.  I made my list in order of urgency, and right after “change the awful paint colors,” came “get rid of the scary brown stair protectors.” When I pulled up the stair protectors, I found, to my horror, […]

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Paper Crafts | Make Paper Party Garland

We have been busy celebrating these past few months- birthdays, anniversaries, potlucks and parties.  I try to add handmade touches to every celebration…and I would love to share a few of my favorite ideas with you.  This week, I will demonstrate one of the easiest paper crafts — how to make paper party garland, which […]

Dyed Easter Eggs
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How to Decorate with Dyed Easter Eggs

It might feel a bit early to be talking about Easter, but since the March/April issue of Yankee just landed in my mailbox, I thought I would take a minute to share a bit about my contribution.  I decided to play around with naturally dyed Easter eggs, which turned into an interesting experiment in kitchen […]

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An Easter Outfit

I am saddened by the fact that this is my last post here at The Crafty Yankee.  I will be handing over the reins to a new crafter next week, and I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us!  This change comes about for the very best of reasons: my husband […]

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Paint Chip Napkin Rings

Tulips were the hot item at the farmers market this weekend.  I couldn’t resist grabbing a gorgeous pink bouquet to spruce up the dining room table.  To compliment my spring-y, bright centerpiece, I decided to craft some napkin rings from pastel colored paint chips.  I loved the final result, and the craft take less than […]

Lavender Hearts
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Crafts | Make Vintage Scented Lavender Hearts

For a special handmade gift, a vintage-inspired scented lavender heart is sure to please. Antique linen and old-fashioned sewing methods  are all you need to make these beautiful, lavender-filled sachets. Materials to Make Vintage Scented Lavender Hearts: Linen Small bits of ribbon Lavender Needle and thread Instructions to Make Vintage Scented Lavender Hearts: Cut out […]

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