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shawnconna

shawnconna

Sometimes helpful editor and digital media director at MAKE and CRAFT.

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I've been into tiny houses for years now (after all, I live in a bus). But when I saw Christian Schallert's remodeled Barcelona pigeon loft, my mouth hit the floor. Driven by practicality, but without compromising on aesthetics, these 258 square feet have all the creature comforts of a larger... Read more »

The work of Maurice Mbikayi first caught my eye due to him creating a couple of skulls out of keyboard keys. Skulls, I once told a friend (only half jokingly), are my power animals. Add in some of the elements of my trade (keyboard keys) and I’m going to sit... Read more »

Garden_Pallet-Completed-430×300 How to Turn a Pallet into a Garden Read more »

My friend Tania Prosser is one of the most diligent upcycling crafters I know. She saves all the tiny pieces of ribbon to make barrettes, and reuses fabric scraps and buttons with great success in the form of headbands and ponytail holders. I love it when accessories bring a smile... Read more »

In anticipation of Father's Day (this weekend!) we're offering this review of Geek Dad's Guide to Weekend Fun. We think the book is, well, fun, and we think you'll agree. And as an added bonus, we're giving MAKE readers a free, downloadable PDF of one of the book's projects, the... Read more »

I don’t really have much to say about this quilt, except that it’s STUNNING and I want it! Some info from the creator, Katrin Rodegast, an artist in Berlin, Germany: It is coated with a pattern of 270 illustrations observing the social reality. With my quilt I connect traditional quilt... Read more »

Here’s a fun, 1-minute how-to video by printmaker and Etsy merchant Beside The Willow Tree. You’ll be amazed at how much you can learn about the process in such a short time, and you’ll be soothingly entertained at the same time (or at least I was). The lovely final product... Read more »

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