Posts Tagged ‘book’

Pair of Bears – Step by Step Tutorial

This pair of bears is so adorable! The tutorial will teach you how to make these cute little figures from wool roving and basic needle felting supplies. The finished pair would look great on your desk or would be a sweet gift for a friend! Click here to check out this great tutorial right here […]

Book Introduction: Start With Scraps

Sponsored Content Start With Scraps by Carol E. Loessel is definitely one of those books that will become many crafters’ best friend. Not only will it help you use up all that scrap fabric hanging around, but it will do so in a way that doesn’t just create MORE scraps! Many times, a project focusing […]

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 […]

The Wild Things are Here!

So the Spike Jonze live action movie version of Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are” opens soon!! Who’s excited?!?! Everyone seems to love this story and of course, when Craftsters love something, they craft it! Check out all the Max & Monster goodies lurking around the forum! Click on the pics below to see […]

Covering School Books

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… In honor of my Back to School blog on Monday, I found this nifty tutorial for book covers. Book covers don’t have to be plain brown paper bags. Encourage your child to personalize their covers using materials such as comic newspapers, photos, stickers, etc. Cover the embellishments with laminate […]

Book Introduction: Clay So Cute by Sherri Haab

We are happy to introduce another book and free project excerpt from our sponsors at Watson Guptill. This book, Clay So Cute by Sherri Haab, is geared to 8-12 year old girls, and makes it fun for crafty Moms, Grandmas, and even Big Sisters to involve the tweens in their lives in crafting. The projects […]

Craftster Loves Librarians

Craftsters are a very diverse group. We come from all kinds of backgrounds and have all kinds of interests and skills. I recently wrote about the awesome projects crafted by our members who are active in the sciences. In this article I want to introduce another well-represented professional group: the librarians of craftster!

Book Introduction: Hat Heads

I have a new goal: become friends with Trond Anfinnsen. Having just read his fun new book, HatHeads I have concluded that Trond is a generous, fun, talented and entertaining guy, who made hats for everyone he knows! This book not only includes 50 knitted hat projects, but some very interesting stories about Trond and […]

Book Introduction: Kanzashi in Bloom

OK, I admit it. I have been admiring those gorgeous kanzashi flowers around for a few years now, and I have been afraid to try them. I have swapped and bought a few, and looked up tutorials, but I have been afraid to try. There, I said it. Can you still respect me? Well, I […]

Home Sweet Home: Book Headboard

jessyratfink created this focal piece for her bedroom from a collection of used books. Simple, but striking, this piece makes a colorful statement in the room. Book cover crafts have so many possibilities. A fun twist of this project could be a coffee table, or even an art piece in the living room. Check out […]

Book Introduction: Chain and Bead Jewelry; Creative Connections

Scott David Plumlee’s second book, Chain and Bead Jewelry: Creative Connections, New Techniques for Wire-Wrapping and Bead-Setting covers eight techniques for creating chain maile and wire wrapped jewelry with beads. Each technique includes several projects which acquaint the reader with the technique, using a basic project (usually earrings) and then increase in difficulty as skills […]

Book Introduction: Paperie for Inspired Living

We are very happy to introduce another book from our awesome sponsors at Potter Craft. This one is Paperie for Inspired Living, by graphic designer Karen Bartolomei. This lovely book is full of elegant paper projects for sophisticated entertaining. Using examples of festive occasions, such as a Parisian dinner party, wine tasting, Oscar Night party, […]

Book Introduction: Simply Gemstones

If you are a lover of gemstone jewelry, this book is a must-have. The simple designs really let the gems take center stage. Nancy Alden, the cofounder of Beadworks gives clear instructions for making these uncomplicated but beautiful pieces, as well as information about a wide variety of gemstones available for a broad range of […]

The Art of Sabrina Ward Harrison

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… I am a huge fan of Sabrina Ward Harrison. She is an artist, author, and teacher who published her first visual journal at age 23, and it completely knocked me out. She has published three more books since, and they are all wonderful. Her work is a great inspiration […]

Book Review: Faith, Hope, Love, Knitting

This book by Lorna Miser, of Lorna’s Laces, features projects she has made to commemorate the important relationships in her life. The stories are heartwarming, and the photography is exquisite. The stories behind each project are very personal, and range from funny to sad, and often spiritual. It’s a book of inspiration from life and […]