Beanbag DSLR Pod

I learned the single most valuable photography tip in the late eighties from my company’s staff photographer – a large beanbag makes a superb photographic “tripod.” It’s sturdier, lighter, simpler to use, and more versatile than most three-legged supports. Read more »

Space Invaders Tote

The Space Invaders are sensitive to the electromagnetic waves of mobile phones. When in close proximity to a mobile phone, the Space Invader is energized by an incoming call and its LED eyes begin to twinkle. Accessorized with a handmade Space Invaders Tote for an evening shindig, you will never... Read more »

Oil Lamp from the Cave Dwellers of Lascaux

In Africa, Europe, and China, field scientists have uncovered the fossilized remains of campfire-charred bones so old that they likely predate Homo sapiens. The archeological evidence suggests that our humanoid ancestors began taming fire perhaps as long as 1 million years ago. While these creatures most likely lacked the wherewithal... Read more »

Guitar Bag

There are countless ways to show your personality through crafts. It’s easy to create beyond the traditional and come up with something truly unique. Instead of sewing a bag that can simply carry your stuff, you can come up with something that reflects who you are. This guitar bag does... Read more »

Crafty Barrettes

Are you a fabric hoarder? As a way to use some of my mountains of fabulous tiny scraps, I made these fabric-and-button barrettes. They’re fun, easy, and great for using little stashed vintage textile treasures and lonely buttons. You can make them in coordinating pairs or fun singles. Read more »

Country Gent Tweed Coat

This project is excerpted from Canine Couture by Lilly Shahravesh (St. Martin’s Griffin). My dogs love this traditional tweed coat for weekends in the country when the weather is crisp. Short-haired breeds and older dogs, in particular, benefit from an extra layer to keep them warm in winter. This coat’s... Read more »