From pizzas to octopi, sweaters to pants, pies to cakes, and of course, sharks to tornados, 2013 was truly a year of crafts that came together in extraordinary ways.
We don’t know when this amazing plastic canvas needlepoint RV lamp was made, but our own Laura Cochrane spotted this gem in early 2013 and it lit the way for a lot of crafty brilliance this year!
Pizza and cephalopods are always popular among the CRAFT crowd, but this year Instructables user donedirtcheap brought them together beautifully with this inspired Octopizza Pie.
Everyone knows that snakes don’t wear sweaters, but this year artist Stephanie Christine Davidson asked the question, “but what if they did?” with this fetching little number knitted by Kacie Kim for a snake named Milky Joe.
Nature gave the armadillo a protective shell to guard its soft little body from predators and now you can give your soft little digits protection from chilly weather by curling them up in these armadillo gloves from Etsy seller muratyusuf.
The Cabbage Patch Kids fad might have fizzled out in the 80s, but it was back with a crafty vengeance this year with this inexplicably outstanding crocheted Cabbage Patch Kids doll hat project from Repeat Crafter Me.
Crafting is a great way to commemorate important cultural events, like this year’s spectacular TV movie premiere of Sharknado, which was lovingly memorialized in DIY halloween costume form by THREADBANGER!
Brushing up on the crafty fundamentals is something that will never go out of style, so this method of determining the weight of your yarn from Ashley of The Feisty Redhead was super helpful.
It used to be that sweaters and pants were two completely separate concepts, but 2013 changed all that with a revolutionary tutorial for making sweaters into pants by Stephen West, and the birth of the term “swants.”
A timeless dessert debate was finally reconciled this year with a mind-blowing pie cake tutorial from A Subtle Revelry.
Sometimes it’s the simple things that make the biggest crafty impact and 2013 made an indisputably strong finish with this unforgettable Wreath of Khan by Annie Shapiro.