craft volume 07

Flashback: DIY Dioramas

Last week, Julie Jackson told us about how she made a “Deer-O-Rama” in the body of a full-sized decoy deer. That image is not only fabulous, but so inspirational. It reminded me of Patricia Zapata’s diorama DIY that appeared on the pages of CRAFT Volume 07. Patricia’s is simply adorable, and features a little deer […]

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Flashback: Knit Converse High-Tops

In the crafting world, yarn sneaks into the most wonderfully unexpected places, and a prime example is the knitted high-tops project by Katie Tesarowski that appeared in CRAFT Volume 07. Deconstruct and reconstruct these classics, and with the varieties of yarn available, you can really let your flavor flow. Here’s the full article and pattern […]

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101: Upholstery

Dining chairs are an integral part of good times. Where there’s dinner, wine, and company, there are chairs. But old dining chairs are notoriously uncomfortable: no fun for the buns. With simple modifications, though, that can be remedied. Plywood slip seats can be altered to allow for a bit of flex, a tad of padding, and a big difference in comfort. At your next dinner party, don’t be surprised if your guests won’t leave!

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Checkin’ In: Ridiculously Cute Lulu the Pom

Checkin’ In: Ridiculously Cute Lulu the Pom

Back in CRAFT Volume 07, a certain little furry crafter stole our hearts when she appeared on the cover. Lulu is her name, and this week we decided to check in with her to see what she’s been up to lately. Here she is on the cover, with her mom, our own Natalie Zee Drieu: […]

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Flashback: Dandelion Herbal Tincture

With summer sun comes summer weeds, and one of the most ubiquitous is the humble dandelion. When life gives you dandelions, make dandelion tincture! This week’s flashback comes from the pages of CRAFT Volume 07. According to Wikipedia, “Dandelion leaves contain abundant amounts of vitamins and minerals, especially vitamins A, C, and K, and are […]

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Flashback: Old Sole, New Shoe

When it comes to mending, strappy sandals always elude me. How can you fix that busted strap and still have the shoe look cute? Back in CRAFT Volume 07, the talented and innovative Thomas Maiorana offered us a major project on cannibalizing the soles of your shoes and adding new, custom straps (one version of […]

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Quick Craft: Simple Vanilla Syrup

SIMPLE VANILLA SYRUP Syrup of ipecac is fun, but vanilla syrup is easier to make. In CRAFT Volume 07, we learned how to make vanilla extract. Now, let’s use that extract and take it to the next level! MATERIALS Medium saucepan 1½ cups granulated sugar 2 cups water ¾ tsp. vanilla extract 1. Combine the […]

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