Hi Crafters! We are kicking off our series of CRAFT Holiday Gift Guides for 2009! From now until mid-December, we’ll round up the best crafts to make or handmade goods you can buy for each special person on your holiday list. Today, I’ll be featuring some of the great CRAFT products and kits available now in our Maker Shed. Craft: The Complete Collection ($149.96) Get the Complete CRAFT Collection — every issue we ever published! CRAFT Volumes 01-10, featuring the First Year Box Set, the Second Year Box Set, and Volumes 09 and 10. CRAFT Box Sets: The First Year ($59.99) and The 2nd Year ($59.99) In this special limited release, all 4 Volumes of Craft’s first year and 2nd year are combined in a Special Edition Boxed Collector’s Set. Box slip case is included in this set.
Cute Penguin Kit (On sale for $15.00) Make this cute penguin for a friend or give the kit for a crafter who loves making toys. This cute penguin will be 7″ tall when finished. The kit includes pattern, tutorial and fabric. Sock Monkey Kit ($12.00) This kit by Monkey Sock Monkey gives you everything to create a cute sock monkey friend as shown above. Choose between “Finnoola Peach” or “Eenie Mo Blue”. comes with sock, buttons for eyes, instructions, and 3 bonus postcards featuring sock monkey adventures. Mini Monster Kit ($22.00) Make an adorable hand-sewn monster as featured in CRAFT: 06. The kit includes full color printed instructions, a page of bonus monster patterns, 2 pieces of fabric, a bag of bamboo stuffing, 1 piece of black felt, 1 piece of white felt, 1 piece of colorful felt, some fuzzy yarn, and 1 fill-in-the-blank monster personality profile. Bead Simple Solo Earrings Kit (On sale for $2.50) Easily create a pretty pair of earrings to give this holiday! Choose from sparkly orange or sparkly blue round beads to create your jewelry. By Susan Beal, author of Bead Simple. Plum Blossom Pillow (On sale for $15) This beautiful pillow kit makes an approximately sized 18″X13″ felted pillow. The body is knit in stockinette stitch on straight needles. The blossoms are knit as circles, then cut out after felting using the included template. The pillow is felted first, then the design is appliquéd on. The kit comes with size 10 straight needles, size 10 double-point needles and yarn needle, pattern, 260 yards of two different colors for front and back; 15 yards for applique pattern. Kit by Pick Up Sticks. Knit-to-Felt Child Snugs (On sale for $15.00) Make these felted booties for the kid in your life! The kit comes with 230 yards of yarn for exterior and 300 yards of yarn for lining, instructions, and suede sole pads for traction. You will need size 10 DPNs and a yarn needle. Kit by Pick Up Sticks. Finger Puppet Friends Kit (On sale for $10) Make a hungry dog and steak or adorable bunny and carrot. Each handmade kit includes easy-to-follow instructions, felt, thread, eyes, needles and patterns. The kit also contains eco-friendly felt made from recycled plastic bottles. Made by experienced puppet-maker by Stacey Rebecca. Beginner Resin Kit ($49.95) A great all-in-one beginner’s kit for casting your own resin jewelry. Smart Materials Kit ($65.00) This smart materials kit is designed to be an affordable way to sample materials that are often available only in much larger quantities. Create designs that only show up under certain conditions; heat sensitive, glow in dark, color changing under different light conditions. Sculpt the polymorph plastic into whatever shape you’d like. The kit also contains the book, Fashioning Technology by Syuzi Pakchyan. In the Maker Shed: Want more? Stop by the Maker Shed. We’ve got all sorts of great holiday gift ideas, Arduino & Arduino accessories, electronic kits, science kits, smart stuff for kids, back issues of MAKE & CRAFT, box sets, books, robots, kits from Japan and more.
Holiday Shipping Deadlines in December: 04 (Fri) – Deadline for microscope shipping 11 (Fri) – postal shipping deadline 14 (Mon) – ground shipping deadline 18 (Fri) – FedEx 3-day shipping deadline 21 (Mon) – FedEx 2-day shipping deadline 22 (Tue) – FedEx overnight shipping deadline *Customers experiences on orders with these ship methods placed after these dates may vary, the dates listed are what we call “safe dates” USPS (Any Method): Due to the high volume of mail that the postal service deals with around the holidays, order by Dec. 10th, however, many packages are lost or delayed in transit and we do not replace or refund any orders lost using this ship method, we strongly encourage you to not use this method in December.