Posts Tagged ‘handmade’

Manic Monday: Handmade Log Cabin Quilt

So the title of the blog post might seem a bit strange. This is Craftster, after all; isn’t everything made by hand? Well, yes and no. In regards to quilting there’s a difference between hand piecing, hand quilting, and binding by hand versus the use of a machine. The big issue here? Time. Making a […]

Manic Monday: Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt

Hey folks! This is our second installment of a new weekly feature called “Manic Monday”. Basically, I get to lead you to all those incredibly detailed, time-consuming, jaw-droppingly intricate crafts that are posted all around Craftster! You know, those projects that just look like they took FOREVER. We want to showcase those amazing, dedicated, and […]

Craftster Style: Vintage, Retro, and Historic Clothing

From Renaissance Fair garb to funky 70′s styles, sewing Craftsters have made some amazing clothing and accessories inspired by history. Crafty people often have a unique style all their own, and one reason is that they can make one-of-a-kind wearables that express their personal style. For some, this can mean elaborate theatrical costumes, either true […]

Craft Challenge #33 – Handmade Holiday Gifts for Kids

This month, our challenge was Handmade Holiday Gifts for Kids! It was a chance to get a head start on making an awesome handmade item for a kid in your life! And a kick in the butt to knock one gift off your list! Entries included a crocheted tea set, an embroidered sampler celebrating a […]

Pledge Handmade

Buyhandmade.org aka Pledge Handmade is a great way to encourage your friends and family to buy handmade this holiday season. Here’s a blurb from the website: “The ascendancy of chain store culture and global manufacturing has left people all dressing, furnishing, and decorating alike. The connection between producer and consumer has been lost. Buying handmade […]