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Folding in the New Year!

New Year! Resolutions for lots of people! For me, goals. I make a yearly goal book and one of the ubiquitous goals is always origami. Mostly cranes (I’ve folded probably close to 5,000) and stars, but also hexaflexagons and random dollar bill origami. Some year I will make it a goal to try a number […]

The X-Files

Fans of the television series “The X-Files” are so excited about the currently running six episode mini-series featuring special investigation FBI agents Mulder and Scully, and the crafting proves it! This full sized afghan featuring Scully and Mulder is just incredible. anderlance reports that it took 17 days to crochet this masterpiece portrait in yarn. […]

@Home This Weekend: Thrifty Cake Stands

This weekend, economically elevate your pastries with a beautiful glass cake stand! craftADDchick made a couple of inexpensive stands using glass candlesticks and plates she found at a thrift store. They look great- perfect for her upcoming bake sale.

February 3, 2016 Featured Projects

Every two weeks we pick our favorite 15 projects that Craftster readers have voted for with the “This Rocks!” button. Here are our latest picks which were lovingly and painstakingly chosen (so many amazing projects to choose from!), this time kittykill. We hope you enjoy them! Cotton jersey Top (long sleeves) in bordeaux red by […]

It’s Groundhog Day!

What time is it? Time for Groundhog Day! Legend has it that every February 2nd, the groundhog emerges from his burrow to check the weather. If it’s cloudy, he’ll emerge and spring will arrive. If it’s sunny, however, he will see his shadow and retreat back into his den, and we’ll have to withstand six […]

Craft Challenge #112 Announced – One Tiny Thing

Craft Challenge #113 One Tiny Thing 3, has been announced! Your challenge this month is to craft a TEENY TINY project! Entries are due March 1 – 8, 2016. Read all of the challenge details here. 😀

@Home This Weekend: Pet Mat

This weekend, use up old fabric scraps to knit a cozy pet mat. elderflower, together with her Needlecraft guild, spent an afternoon converting fabric off cuts to these mats, which will be donated to animal shelters to provide insulation under the pet beds during the cold weather. What a great way to support your local […]

Craftster Challenge #111: Gingerbread House Winner

This month’s Craft Challenge was the Gingerbread House Challenge! The challenge was all about the sweetness of a Gingerbread House. For the challenge you could create any kind of house but it had to be made of gingerbread and have a roof and walls. It had to be handmade and not from a kit. Our […]

The Addams Family

Even though the 1964 black and white series “The Addams Family” lasted only two years, it’s still well known and loved. After all: they’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky; they’re all together ooky.  This close knit but macabre family was composed of several interesting characters, some of which are represented in here. Acadian […]

@Home This Weekend: Cabinet Rehab

This weekend, totally transform a cabinet with a painted stencil. You won’t believe the before and after photos of this once drab piece of furniture. schizo319 created an intricate phoenix stencil to embellish the doors, and then polished the blackened hardware to reveal their beautiful copper finish. Gorgeous!

January 20, 2016 Featured Projects

Every two weeks we pick our favorite 15 projects that Craftster readers have voted for with the “This Rocks!” button. Here are our latest picks which were lovingly and painstakingly chosen (so many amazing projects to choose from!), this time by rackycoo. We hope you enjoy them! Simple vest by wendiek Birdland Radio!! by blupaisan […]

Remembering Alan Rickman

Craftsters were so saddened to hear of Alan Rickman’s untimely death on January 14th of this year. Rickman was a star of stage and screen, and well known and beloved for his character of Severus Snape from the Harry Potter series movies. Many portrayals of Snape can be found on Craftster; here are a few […]

@Home This Weekend: Radio Birdfeeder

This weekend, make sure your feathered friends are well fed! Look at this amazing birdfeeder that blupaisan created out of an old 1940’s radio. Birds would be crazy not to stop by for a treat! (And maybe a song or two.) What do you have around your house that could be made into a unique […]

A Tribute to David Bowie

What can I say about David Bowie, who died June 10 at the age of 69? Definitely that he left us too soon, and that he will be greatly missed. We at Craftster thought it would be fitting to share some crafts inspired by Bowie as a tribute to this musical great. nureintier created this […]

@Home This Weekend: Revamped Clock

This weekend, revamp a clock to reveal your casual approach to time. Why worry about the hour if you’re late anyway? homebunnyj painted the frame of an old clock, and then gave it a new, more forgiving timeface. What time is it now? Does it really matter?