Craftster Crush: barbolot

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Craftster Crush barbolot Barbolot is an amazing member of the community! When I slyly asked a few moderators about her they just gushed over how sweet she is, how awesome her swap organizer skills are, and just her all around fabulousness as a community member. I have to say my experiences with her have led me to feel the same way! Not only is she just as nice and helpful as she can be but she also has a real passion for giving old fabrics new life and creating beautiful things out of items that have already lived another life.

Barbolot is a great example of the Craftster Spirit. She loves making things from reclaimed materials and she’s always sharing her tutorials and patterns with the community! Oh yea, and the things she makes are really awesome!


Upcycled Flower Hairpins Pinup Shopping Bag Catnip Mice
Day of the Dead Pincushion Sacred Heart Embroidery Mexican Kitsch Shrines


Here are some random crafty facts about barbolot!

  • She homeschools all eight of her children! I think that alone requires a lot of craftiness.
  • Because she runs a successful etsy shop and blog on top of her very busy life, she was the fourth Crafty Business Interviewee!
  • She likes a good trashy novel.
  • She has organized all four “A Week of Baby Onesies” swaps.

  • Birthday Cake Pincushion Autumn Leaf Dotee Doll Katamari Pincushion

    Thanks for being a part of Craftster, barbolot! We you.

    Do you have a Craftster Crush? Let us know with your comments here! Or, if you’re a Friend of Craftster, join in the discussion here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=287907.0

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    5 Comments

    1. beckashell says:

      Thanks barbolot for being such a great organiser in the August birthday swap!!

    2. pixieval says:

      Awesome crush choice! barbolot is very wonderful!

    3. puamelia says:

      barbolot is the bomb! It’s amazing the things she does, and she is so sweet and thoughtful! My first swap with her, I was completely and utterly spoiled!!! (and the next one too ;) heehee!) Congrats my friend!

    4. mcsladek says:

      I’ve actually used two of her patterns (mice and Catrina doll). I didn’t realize they were from the same person! They were easy to understand and the results were lovely. I guess she is my craftster crush too! ;)

    5. Xperimentl says:

      Congratulations barbolot! I love all of the projects you share and you always provide great feedback and encouragement on the boards. You totally deserve this honor.

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