Archive for the ‘Wide World of Crafts’ Category

Pink Flamingo Chandelier

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… Can someone make this for me? Pretty please? I love it! The people behind Bindle Art & Design are selling these truly fab chandeliers in their Etsy. Don’t need a whole flock? They have a single bird as a wall sconce! via Apartment Therapy Chicago

Crafty Music Video: Architecture in Helsinki – Like it or Not

I don’t know too much about Architecture in Helsinki, but I do know that this video rocks! It’s completely embroidered! And full of coconut love. (That’s not a phrase you hear every day.) Architecture in Helsinki – Like It Or Not from helsinkids on Vimeo.

Coffee Art

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… Just when I thought Craftster had many craft mediums covered with the current community boards, I realized we are missing the most important one! Coffee art. Today I learned that coffee art is the craft of making patterns in the foam of espresso beverages. Thankfully, Divine Caroline shares eight [...]

Mongolian Felt Video

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… Thanks to our very own moderator of fiber-y goodness, Jane Doe, I have now seen what is probably the strangest and trippiest crafting video out there! Here’s a brief description (set to music) of how to make “Mongolian Felt”. Via Craftzine.

100 Games Cupcake Game

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… Give your gaming knowledge a test with the 100 Games Cupcake Game! From Zork to Mouse Trap, these 100 cupcakes have got it all. Go on. Take a Risk. Maybe I’ll even give you a Clue.

LED Squid Quilt

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… Quilting and circuitry. A match made in heaven, right? Cheryl from muppin.com thinks so. She made this awesome LED Cephalopod quilt as part of her challenge to herself to try one new technique a week. Sweet! Via Craftzine.

Create a Glitter Painting with help from Martha

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… Leave it to Martha to come up with an awesome way to turn photos into glitter paintings! With this clever link you can upload your own photo, click and presto! It’s ready to print and glitter. It basically turns your photo into a simple paint by number format in [...]

Decorating with Embroidery Hoops

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… I always stumble across beautiful and inexpensive decor made from embroidery hoops. First, I was in love with this living room decor by fnur. Then it was these random splashes of colorful hoops from aif the waif. Now, my true love has been discovered! This amazing nursery has embroidery [...]

How To Make A Watermelon Peacock

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… After the popularity of the apple swan, I had to look for more crazy fruit carvings. This amazing peacock looks pretty impressive, but after watching the videos it looks manageable, and it sure would impress my family at the holiday table! Ehow shows how to do it with a [...]

What the heck is a dorodango?

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… Dorodango is a Japanese craft that takes the simplest of all materials -ordinary mud- and, using some skill and concentration, transforms it into something beautiful. A shiny, perfect sphere is carefully formed and polished to a high shine using just dirt and water. It’s a strangely compelling idea. Working [...]

What to Do with Thanksgiving Leftovers

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… Looking for some ideas for your Thanksgiving leftovers? Chef Raymond to the rescue!

Crafty Music Videos: Division Day – Tigers

Yay! It’s crafty music video time again! I love craft music video time. This time we’re featuring a video featuring zombie tigers. Not just any zombie tigers, mind you, zombie tigers made by two of our very own members, tesstessi and KeenBean!

How to Make an Apple Swan

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… Have you ever had the urge to make a swan out of an apple? No? Well, you might if you watch this video that shows you how! You can amaze your friends and family with your fruit sculpture skills. Make seven apple swans a-swimming, or serve them for a [...]

Pentium 1.0 DIY Shoes

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… Artist Gabriel Dishaw created this techy sculpture from circuit boards. The shoes, named the Blazer Pentium 1.0, weigh 15 pounds and are fitted to be Men’s size 9.5. Although this particular pair of shoes took three weeks to complete, Dishaw is actually working on an entire shoe series. I [...]

Book Introduction: A Rainbow of Stitches

A Rainbow of Stitches features over 1,000 patterns for embroidery and cross stitch, arranged in color themes. Each color corresponds to a style (Green: bright, fresh, lively. Pink: sweet yet chic. Blue: timeless delights. White: a touch of elegance.). This provides for a variety of styles and themes, making this a great book for holiday [...]