No matter what of kind maker you are, practically everyone – from electrical engineers to hardcore crafters – is enchanted by the magical notion of a 3D-printing pen. So, I was delighted when the crowd-funded folk heroes behind the 3Doodler reached out to me to try out their latest offering: the 3Doodler Create. In addition to […]Continue Reading
In case you missed it (like I did), CNN recently featured an article about the effects of knitting and crafting on the brain. SPOILER ALERT: Crafting is good for you!Continue Reading
This isn’t your average craft book; it has as many references to philosophy and art theory as it does to sewing machines.Continue Reading
You might not be aware of it but your home has an infestation of the most abundant, versatile, free and under-utilized crafting and prototyping material ever made. A gift from the consumer driven economy we overlook everyday.
This material is sitting cluttered in scattered piles in the basement and in crawl spaces, is buried within dusty mounds in the garage and is waiting to be discarded while overflowing in the recycling bin.
The material I am referring to is good old grade-A cardboard!Continue Reading
Sylvia’s Mini Maker Show shows kids how to sew their own “Backpack Buddy”Continue Reading
I enjoy reading the news over at Living Crafts, and I recently stumbled upon the nice collection of free patterns they have available. I’m currently partial to the Felted Rose Ornament and the Starry Starry Night Mail Pouch. Walnut Royals and Pumpkin Girl are clever and tickle my funny bone as well. I highly suggest […]Continue Reading
Yesterday I spent the afternoon making felt and sharing projects from Feltique at Cast Away Yarn Shop. I met the most wonderful people, and had a great time explaining the finer points of needle felting. I’d love to hear in the comments section about your favorite events, past or present, for making crafts with your […]Continue Reading