5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Things About Schuyler St. Leger

The most wonderful thing about Schuyler St. Leger is that while he knows more about technology and electronics than most, he juxtaposes that knowledge with earnest curiosity. As much as Schuyler has to share, he also wants to learn. I’ll never forget the first time I met Schuyler. He walked... Read more »

5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Things About Krys Lefler

When Krys Lefler sent in her 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, I was instantly enamored. First of all, she is hilarious – look for the photo of Paula Deen riding a chicken if you don’t believe me. But beyond that, you can tell from reading her blog that she crafts... Read more »

5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Things About Carla Sinclair

Everyone remembers when Craftzine was CRAFT magazine, right? Our print edition’s founding editor was Carla Sinclair, a crafty mother of two beautiful daughters, and wife to MAKE Editor-in-Chief Mark Frauenfelder. Carla’s introduction to the DIY lifestyle began when her family lived on Rarotonga and she made dolls with her daughters... Read more »

5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Things About Penni Moussa

Today’s 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Things is about talented and vintage-inspired Penni Moussa, of Penni Pops Designs. She is just a doll. One Project You Are Particularly Proud Of 1. My first quilting project for my Bestie Annie’s first baby, Leonardo. I know that the word “gollywog” is not... Read more »

Free Motion Embroidery: Paul Nosa

One day Paul Nosa, having no prior applicable training, started using a sewing machine to express his own imagination. The result is Free Motion Embroidery, which he demonstrates at Maker Faire Bay Area 2011. Taking cues from customers, may of his items are made to order, and watching him perform... Read more »

Encrypted WW2 Cross Stitch

CRAFT columnist Julie Jackson (of Subversive Cross Stitch) just sent me this fascinating Guardian article, Nazis, Needlework, and My Dad, about how Major Alexis Casdagli endured his time in a Nazi Germany POW camp cross-stitching. Like other artists before him, he was able to hide secret messages within his work.... Read more »