Posts Tagged ‘applique’

Crafty Book Review: The Modern Applique Workbook

Creative thoughts from Craftster Guest Blogger MareMare… Crafty Book Review: The Modern Applique Workbook I was very eager to review The Modern Applique Workbook by Jennifer Dick, since my experience with applique has pretty much been limited to fusing and raw edge applique. The book is 135 pages long plus pull-out patterns in the back […]

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Blanka Amezkua

Blanka Amezkua is a mixed-media artist from Mexico.   “Mexican-born female artist Blanka Amezkua has been using imagery from recycled “Sensacionales” (Mexican adult pop culture comic books) in her art for the last 11 years, putting their visual vocabulary at her service and appropriating the genre to convey her messages. Like Roy Lichtenstein who has […]

Teddy Bear Picnic Day!

July 10th is Teddy Bear Picnic Day! So you know the drill, …if you go out in the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise! Like this adorable appliqué bear hoop by craftysheep, perhaps? …if you go out in the woods today, you’d better go in disguise! …well, you don’t need to disguise yourself […]

As Seen on TV: Adventure Time

Mr X Stitch Presents: The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – Mandy Besek

Welcome to the Cutting (& Stitching) Edge! I’m Mr X Stitch and I’ll be your guide to the best in contemporary embroidery. Each week I’ll showcase someone who is rocking the world of embroidery and textiles. ——————– Mandy Besek is a textile artist from Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. When I came across her amazing work on etsy, […]

Wear It This Weekend: Shirt with Doily Reverse Applique

This shirt is so cute! Najaorama was kind enough to share this great idea that’s a super simple way to spice up a plain shirt. You can see the full (easy!) tutorial here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=358315.0 If you make one for this (or any other) weekend, let me know in the comments!

As Seen on TV: Bumble Undies

One of my favorite things this time of year is the old Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer special. Hopefully I can sneak a watch in this year! All of the characters are incredibly adorable but who doesn’t love Bumble the Abominable Snowman! CraftADDchick made this awesome undies set for a swap. You can find it here: […]

Gamer Wednesday: Cooking Mama Apron

It’s almost time to post your crafts in Craft Challenge 55! In honor of our amazing prize package from the makers of Cooking Mama it’s a Cooking Mama apron! Crafterbation made some awesome and complex appliques to show Mama when she’s… “less than happy”! You can see the full thread here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=242410.0 You can see […]

Mini Art Quilts

Creative thoughts from Craftster Guest Blogger MareMare… Mini Art Quilts are all the rage! Or at least it seems like that these days; these adorable little guys are popping up all over. Check out this post by FOC korok and see two projects for the price of one! Ok, that price is free, but you […]

Gamer Wednesday: Xbox 360 Controller Dress

It’s a family affair on this week’s Gamer Wednesday! Craftster member christephi posted this adorable little dress that she made for her daughter for Father’s Day. Using reverse applique and fabric markers she added the Xbox 360 remote to the dress. How cute! You can see more great crafts by viewing the Xbox tag.

Mr X Stitch presents The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – June 3rd, 2009

Welcome to the Cutting (& Stitching) Edge! I’m Mr X Stitch and I’ll be your guide to the best in contemporary embroidery. Each week I’ll showcase someone who is rocking the world of embroidery and textiles. ——————– Alli Coate is a supremely talented artist, working over several different media. She is adept at painting, drawing […]

Mr X Stitch presents The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – May 06, 2009

Welcome to the Cutting (& Stitching) Edge! I’m Mr X Stitch and I’ll be your guide to the best in contemporary embroidery. Each week I’ll showcase someone who is rocking the world of embroidery and textiles. ——————– Emily Eibel is a mixed media artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She uses applique to great effect, […]

Mr X Stitch presents The Cutting (& Stitching) Edge – April 29, 2009

Welcome to the Cutting (& Stitching) Edge! I’m Mr X Stitch and I’ll be your guide to the best in contemporary embroidery. Each week I’ll showcase someone who is rocking the world of embroidery and textiles. ——————– Marloes Duyker’s machine embroidered work is sublime.

Tute Tuesday: How to Make a Craft Fair Banner

Craftster Community Manager, Jungrrl, created this awesome felt banner to use in the Craftster booth at various craft fairs and events. It made its debut at a very rainy Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago last summer, and it was hit! Most recently it was spotted at the Craftster/Standard Recording party at SXSW in Austin, Texas! […]

Craftster Loves IamSusie

Each year as the holidays come around, Leah and the crew like to recognize the hardworking Mod Squad with a crafty holiday gift. You may remember the awesome Mod Squad tote bags or the amazing Lusterbunny pirate scissors pendants of previous years. This year, they turned to wonderful Craftster member and FOC IamSusie.