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Weekend Watch: Let’s Do Some Crafts with Ellen

Ellen, of the relatively new YouTube channel, Crafts with Ellen, is a young Dutch woman who is a PhD student by day and an avid crafter/maker by night. Ellen loves learning new skills and sharing what’s she’s learned in her YouTube videos in hopes that she will help and inspire others. She writes of the motivation behind her channel and website:

I believe that if you make something yourself, you appreciate the work that went into it, love it more, and keep it longer. I’m also a strong believer in reusing, recycling, and using organic materials. Let’s stop throwing things away and let’s start making beautiful, personal, and long lasting things!

On Ellen’s channel, she presents a nice range of projects, from wood burning art to sewing to rubber stamping and paper crafts. Here are a few of my favorite Crafts with Ellen videos.

Ellen launched the channel in January of this year and has posted 15 videos to date. She has under 1,000 subscribers so far, but I’m sure that will change as she continues to post projects and the word gets out.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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