crafting with nature

Masterful Maloof

Masterful Maloof Renowned woodworker Sam Maloof reflects on a lifetime of inspiration. By Heidi Kellenberger “Craft is a dirty word to most people. It isn’t painting. It isn’t sculpture. But my pieces are sculptural pieces. I don’t know why people think crafts is a bad word,” says woodworker Sam Maloof. A self-taught founder of the […]

How-To: Driftwood Wall Art

There are so many things to like about driftwood. For instance, you have to go to the beach to get it. Also, it’s softer than other wood (or at least it usually is — more on this later), so it’s easier for children and wimps like me to nail into it. And, of course, it’s […]

DIY Feather Barrettes

DIY Feather Barrettes By Tina Barseghian Inspired by so many beautiful (but expensive) feather barrettes we’ve seen at our favorite shops, my friend and I (and our giddy daughters) decided to make our own. A trip to Michael’s covered everything we needed: standard metal hair barrettes, pieces of felt, a bag of vintage buttons, feathers, […]