Posts Tagged ‘toys’

Handmade Gift Ideas: Sock Monkey

Got some little monkeys on your list? Instead of running out and buying the doll that the latest craze, why not make them a classic sock monkey? You can see the full tutorial here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=382493.0 For more great gift ideas check out our specific gift guides or our full list of ideas. Gifts for Children [...]

Craftster Crush: AlwaysInspired

This month, our Craftster Crush is AlwaysInspired! You might recognize AlwaysInspired from her many poppets and other toys but she’s so talented, she can post around many different boards! She’s done close to 40 swaps, she’s a quilter, a glass maker, a painter, and embroiderer. Whew! Here’s a peek at AlwaysInspired’s Craftster portfolio, but be [...]

Keepin’ It Green: The Week in DIY: 8 Ways to Spend Less on Groceries, 4 Myths about Chocolate, and More

The Week in DIY: 8 Ways to Spend Less on Groceries, 4 Myths about Chocolate, and More Each week, we highlight some of our favorite projects from our friends at Treehugger and Planet Green to help inspire your inner DIYer. 8 Ways You’re Spending WAY More Than You Think on Food Trim your grocery bill [...]

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 [...]

Tsukineko Memento Ink & Amigurumi Crochet Toys? Oh Japan, How I Love Thee!

How does so much crafty goodness and appealingly designed things come from just one small nation? I came here to just write about this very interesting product called VersaCraft (Fabrico) I heard about which allows you to stamp onto fabric using a traditional stamp pad but then you can heat set the ink to the [...]

Endless Possibilities for Barbie and Ken

While this is the kind of project that gives meaning to the terms “arts and craps,” aren’t you glad these kind of things exist? You’ve got to see the other patterns in Crochet Annie’s Fashion Doll Crochet Club and Crochet Annie’s Fashion Doll Plastic Canvas Club. The amount of work and ingenuity is something to [...]