Archive for the ‘Craftster Community Spotlight’ Category

These Are a Few of My Favorite (Spooky!) Things

No raindrops on roses today; it’s Halloween season! Here are a few of my favorite things found on the Halloween board this year. I absolutely love this frightened little toad, who’s perched himself up on a spooky skull. Who is responsible for this paper maché masterpiece? The Raging Sloth. fiberartsy picked up a small birdcage […]

Meatless Monday: Pea, Potato, Leek, Mint Soup

Let’s get a couple of things straight, number 1, I love soup, number 2, I do not love peas…until now. Tekky has whipped up this yummy recipe for Pea, Potato, Leek and Mint Soup. It is perfect for a cold autumn night and the mint adds an extra zing to keep those sinuses clear, but […]

@Home This Weekend: Create a Spooky Yard

This weekend, whip up a few faux tombstones and transform your exterior for spooky Halloween fun! TheMistressT injected a bit of humor into her headstones. For example, the grave pictured on the left memorializes “Hugh Jass”. Ready for Halloween?

CrafTATstic Crafty Tattoos: Featured Artist Katrina Polacek

Finding the right person for a crafty tattoo can be a challenge. You want someone who can capture your style and take your idea from a simple line drawing to a beautiful work of art. Katrina Polacek does just that. Her tattoos are vibrant, personal and captivating. This crafty tattoo is just one example of […]

October 15, 2014 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! Teensy-Weensy Greenhouse by pottermouth Faux Taxidermy – introducing […]

Spooky Halloween Treats

Are they really treats, or just tricks in disguise? This collection of spooky delights is guaranteed to please all but the very squeamish. Be frightened! krispat brought this red velvet skull cake to an office Halloween pot luck. I’m sure this cake sat at the “head” of the table! Inspired by Freddy Krueger and his […]

Meatless Monday: Fruity Nutty Oaty Breakfast Bars

Breakfast is rough for me. I just can’t seem to will myself to eat early in the morning. At 5am nothing sounds good…until now. Ludi shares her recipe with us for Fruity, Nutty, Oaty Breakfast Bars. I love how easy this recipe is and how there is not added sugar. This is a perfect pick […]

@Home This Weekend: Reupholstered Chair

This weekend, recover an old chair that’s in need of an update. You could just pick out a nice fabric, OR, like suereal you could do something totally creative and wild, like this tiger chair! Not only is it covered with tiger striped fabric, it has eyes, ears, a tail, and even glow in the […]

Craft Challenge #104 Announced – Halloween Costumes 2014

Craft Challenge #104 – Halloween Costumes 2014, has been announced! Your challenge this month is to show off your handmade Halloween costume!! Entries are due November 3 – 10, 2014. Read all of the challenge details here.

Spotlight on: Dotee Dolls

Do you dotee? Me either. So let’s check it out together. A dotee is a simple handmade cloth doll, usually about 4 to 6 inches in height/length. It is generally just a simple soft sack type body with no arms or legs, and a drawn or embroidered face. The simple body is your canvas to […]

Spooky Decor for Halloween

It’s that scary time of the year when it’s fun to decorate your house in anticipation of all the little ghouls and goblins that will soon be knocking at your door. Let’s see how some Craftster members will be decorating for Halloween this year. kittykill made a stunning glittery wreath in the classic Halloween colors […]

@Home This Weekend: Glam Up Thrift Store Mirrors!

This weekend, upcycle some thrift store mirrors! Craftster member bookstorebabe has transformed many thrifted items, and these mirrors are no exception. The mirror pictured here was given a coat of copper rub ‘n buff, and then embellished with a tiny metal ballerina. There are two more mirrors featured in her post; make sure you check […]

October 2, 2014 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 kittykill. We hope you enjoy them! Black & Orange Glitter Nails – Manicure for […]

Spotlight on: Washi Tape

What in the world is washi tape? Well, let me just say be ready to make space in your craft room. Washi tape originated from Japan. It’s made of paper, but is not as delicate as you would think. It comes in patterns, colors and designs that will make your inner crafter hyper-ventilate. It comes […]

“Z” is for Zombie!

Now that September is nearing an end, we’re starting to move into the spookiest time of the year. We may be weeks away from Halloween, but you’ve got to keep your wits about you; zombies are everywhere. These zombie dolls with handpainted faces are by lunamadre. I swear they look like they can see into […]