Everything Alice

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blog2 Today, it’s everything Alice! Lewis Carroll’s Alice can be found everywhere on Craftster, in all sorts of mediums. Here are a five great Alice projects to inspire you, should you find yourself going down a rabbit hole.

NiinaMaria used Alice themed scrapbook paper (and lots of glitter!) to create this wonderful collage featuring the White Rabbit.

Please don’t disturb this sleepy little Dormouse. Ludi brought him to life through the magic of stumpwork. I love his little sleep cap! blog5
Do you remember the “glasses bird” from the Disney version of Alice in Wonderland? Patraw created this delightful miniature, and then photographed it on all kinds of toys, including a Monster High doll and a My Little Pony. blog3
You’d have to have happy feet if you had handpainted Cheshire Cat shoes, like these, by jillybeans! This pair was created for her young daughter, who I’m sure is the envy of all her friends.

 

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rockmygypsysoul recreated Tenniel’s illustration of Alice with the Queen of hearts in the 8″ by 10″ lino cut. The amount of detail is impressive! Click on the link to see the entire work. blog1

There are tons more Alice in Wonderland projects on Craftster. Make sure to click here to view them!

Meatless Monday: Pizza Pockets

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220973_19Jun15_IMG_1632 The kids are out of school, you are recovering from the holidays and cooking just isn’t what you want to do this week. What are you going to do? You can’t feed everyone cereal for a week (trust me on this one). Why not whip up some Pizza Pockets with an easy to follow recipe from Calabaza. Prepare this meal with a side salad on a week night, or make up a few and freeze them for lunches. The best part, you can customize each pizza pocket to individual tastes. No fighting over what goes on the pizza!

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@Home This Weekend: Santa!

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blog This weekend, enjoy your holiday. Ho ho ho, I hope Santa came to your house last night if you hung your stocking. I love this ceramic Santa; it’s one of my favorite things I ever received in a swap. Thanks, cinnamon teal!

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: It’s a Wrap!

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303012_07Feb15_String1 Whew! You are finally done with all of your crafting and now you just have to wrap your presents. You didn’t skimp on the gift, so don’t skimp on the wrapping. CMarion3’s tutorial for Fancy String is just what that gift of yours needs. Brown paper packages tied up with string can be more than just a line in a musical, it can be reality when you wrap your gift. As an added bonus, the fancy string can be used again and again or repurposed into a bracelet.

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Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Moleskin Planner

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23567926885_602918789e_z It is time to start looking to the new year. I can’t believe I just said that! It will be 2016 before we know it. Why not give a gift that someone can use throughout the year with KiddyFactory’s tutorial for a Moleskin Planner. This is the perfect present for a person on the run or someone who has trouble remembering birthdays and events. Go old school with this planner. Embroider their initials, a mountain scene or just a free form design.

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December 23, 2015 Featured Projects

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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!


Little Stained Glass Christmas Trees by Mannon2

Tacky Krampus Sweater for Him! by TheMistressT

Toddler Slouchy Loom-Knit Hats by jillybeans

Merel’s handsome winter sweater by Naantje

Santa Mouse by BeaG

3 Story Tudor Home – 28mm Scale by Arachnea

House elf ornaments by teag

It’s "just a card" by blupaisan

2016 Moleskine Planner by kiddyfactory

Rustic Truck Cross Stitch by amigurl55

Driftwood Christmas by yoopidou

Holiday Camping Scene by lindyv321

Christmas wine cork mice by Krafty_Karasu

golden eagle cane with wip shots by maxxev

Spiced Apple Muffins by hat-and-bag-lady

Tute Tuesday: Bath Bombs

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2gv25ix Nothing is better for your body or state of mind than a nice hot bath. It is relaxing, you can soak you cares away, and in the winter warm those bones up! A bath can also be beneficial when you use sweetmelange’s tutorial for Bath Bombs. You can add essential oils that relieve stress and soften your skin. Make up a batch and have them on hand when your day has been crazy. Take a nice hot bath and melt away with your yummy bath bomb.

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Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Danish Heart Basket

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13270_21Dec15_IMG_1065 You can never go wrong with giving a gift card. They are practical and easy. Instead of giving just a card, create a wrapping that is fun, can be filled with other treats and be reused again and again. Kittykill shares her tutorial for a Danish Heart Basket that not only makes a perfect holder for that gift card, but also is a great treat ornament for the tree. Fill it with candy or nuts and hang on the tree as an added treat.

Our Handmade Holiday Gift Guide has something for everyone on your list. Don’t forget to thank your mail carriers and delivery drivers!

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Not a Creature Was Stirring…

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blog3 ….not even chocolate mice! Are you ready for Christmas?

Don’t these little fellows look delicious? What a fun Christmas treat. McJulie-O’s post has complete instructions on how to make these adorable edible mice.

Deck the halls! YennaMuffin has a gorgeous wreath for her front door, made with an assortment of sparkly Christmas ornaments. blog1
Make sure your stockings are hung by the chimney with care! This stocking by lindyv321 is made of felt and embellished with buttons and ribbons. It’s big enough for lots of Christmas goodies. blog2
I love this creative decoration by cackle. She created a lovely Christmas scene in the inside of a small Christmas ornament box. Best thing about it: it belongs to me! blog4
Onyxnox decorated Altoids tins as gifts for her nieces and nephews. Not only do they make great ornaments, they also hold gift cards and treats. Who wouldn’t love a fun surprise like this? blog5

Better watch out; Santa is almost here! Have a wonderful Christmas, and remember: keep it crafty.

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Fabric Plumeria Flowers

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149159_07Oct15_IMG_1111 Let’s face it, some of us are just not fans of a cold winter. We would much rather be sunning our buns in a tropical climate. While most of us can’t make it to a warm sandy beach, we can make tropical Fabric Plumeria Flowers thanks to yoopidou and her easy to follow tutorial. This is a great gift for the tiki lover in your life. Make a bouquet, hair pins or decorate the top of a package. You can make them holiday themed with different fabric.

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Meatless Monday: Spiced Apple Muffins

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71746_08Dec15_image Are you expecting guests this holiday season? Cooking for so many people can be a bit daunting, especially if everyone is on different schedule. Hat and Bag Lady has a solution to feeding your guests with her recipe for Spiced Apple Muffins. This is a great way to feed a lot of people without a ton of work. Whip up a batch of muffins, add some specialty butter and let the crowds graze all day. This recipe would also be a great neighbor or teacher gift.

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Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: T-Shirt Yarn

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73745_23Jul15_image1 Don’t throw out those old t-shirts! Upcycle them into something new. CraftADDchick shares her tutorial for making T-shirt Yarn out of scraps of old shirts. This project is very easy and is a great way to turn something old into something new. Make up several balls of yarn and give them to your favorite knitter or crochet person. Better yet, create a rug for them like we did on this Craftster’s Quickie!

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Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Butterfly Stumpwork

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148681_08Oct15_unnamed You don’t have to torture yourself to create a beautiful piece of art if you follow sheepBlue’s tutorial for Butterfly Stumpwork. This gift is perfect for those collectors of art or butterflies. It is an elegant twist on needlework and once you have the technique down, you can create a wild kingdom. In addition to this butterfly, she also shows you how to make a flower. Why not make both for the garden lover in your life.

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The Force is Strong with this Project: Star Wars Inspired Crafts

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148076_01Nov13_IMG_20131101_171217 It’s here! The wait is over and we can all squeal with delight. The new Star Wars movie is in theaters and to celebrate its release, we offer up some of our favorite Star Wars craft projects. This Star Wars Afghan was crocheted by devilduck. It is a true labor of love. Below is a small sampling of what other fans have created. Let’s check them out!

Doesn’t everyone need a Death Star for their couch? Popsdemilk shares her pattern for a crochet Death Star that any fan will love. It is perfect for those who have everything. It would be a fun addition in a TV or movie room. Why not stitch up little tie fighters to attack the star. 324199_06May14_That_s_no_moon_-_Pops_de_Milk
Kids of all ages will love this Star Wars Light Up Sign for their bedroom. Sparegus created this sign for her son’s bedroom using plywood and LED Christmas lights. She traced the lettering and with just a swing of her light saber, a flashy sign was born. 95821_28Dec14_starwarslight1
Mixing traditional sacred heart images with Princess Leah Urka embroiders a one of a kind work of art. Our Most Desperate Hour embroidery is one of the most memorable quotes and images from the original movie. It is still used in pop culture today. 5948071639_77ee732e4c

These Star Wars inspired craft projects are just the tip of the Hoth iceberg. Check out our Star Wars tag for other great projects. Maybe you will find a craft to work on while you are standing in line for the next showing. Crafting Star Wars projects is your destiny. Join me, and together we can rule the galaxy!

Handmade Holiday Gift Guide: Marbled Leather Jewelry

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141777_16Feb15_DSC02772 Creating one of a kind pieces of jewelry may seem like a daunting task but it doesn’t have to be thanks to The Dancing One’s tutorial for Marbled Leather Jewelry. You can make sheets of marbled leather and cut to create earrings, a necklace and bracelets. Try different color combinations and swirls for different effects.

The Handmade Holiday Gift Guide is a great way to learn a new craft and create beautiful one of a kind presents.

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