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32 Somethin Pumpkin Pumpkins make the perfect fall decor accent, not to mention theyre super cute for Halloween!


36 Faux Real You’d be surprised how adding a litle paint to your floors can tranform a space 39 Thanksgiving Spread Try these simple decorative settings for your dinner party this Thankgiving

Pin Cushion 42 Cozy Knits Keep warm this season with these new, fun, and easy patterns for fall.


47 Take note Iinnovative crafting ideas for the home. Truely inspiring!

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70 Tracie Lyn Huskamp We sit down with this crafter and professional artist to

60 Fall Fabrics

79 Put a Cork in It This naturally beautiful material is simple an eco-friendly.

63 Coat of Autumn

find out what inspires may be inspired yourself!

Try this easy to install, alternative flooring option


These bold ethnic prints super hot this fall and perfect for a number of uses Check out some of the seasons paints in farm-fresh neutal tones continued on page 7

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Restore 50 What to do with Leftovers Find everyday uses for your crafting scraps, and househole recyclables 54 Antique Chic Turn back the clock on your old furniture with just a few contemporary tricks


Staples Scratch Paper: Notes from the editor Smitten: These are a few of our favorite things My DIY: Readers share their project experiences (and photos!) Crop Stop: Step by step cutout detailing for any craft Green Thumb: Grow outside the box Little Shop: Check out some great thrift shops from around the country

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79 Put a Cork in It On the Cover 63 Coat of Autumn 60 Fall Fabrics Green Thumb: Grow outside the box Scratch Paper: Notes from the editor Cr...