It started as a website, and they later did a book. It was full of hilarious fashion knit projects from mostly the 60's and 70's, with snarky comments added. And I can't remember what it was called for the life of me... Things like fashion models very seriously posing wearing a giant macrame neckpiece that could double as a wall hanging. Anyway, if anyone knows what I'm talking about, thanks!
I just clicked on the Leather, Metal, and Wood supplies link. The page is featuring Scratch Magic stickers, which have nothing to do with the leather, metal, and wood working supplies also featured. Weird. But I guess some glitches come with the territory. The shop itself is unobtrusive, and brings in revenue. I'm fine with that. Making it easier to shop online is good. We don't all have local shops that have what we need. And if you're car-less, taking care of kids, and or working the hours shops are open, the internet is your friend! But I would sooo love to see an online version of this that featured small, independent stores, that kicked back part of any Craftster derived sales back to the site. I hope that someday you can think of a way to make that work, as an addition to what you have. (I know, hand dyed yarn, hand made paper and beads, ect., one could go to Etsy. But there's so much stuff on that site! And even ordinary paint and glue, I hit my local shop before hitting the chains-having the option to support a small online business that supplies that would be wonderful!) Also-and this may already be somewhere on Craftster-how about a page where we can list our favorite online shops and recommendations? (I could go broke buying epherma at Manto Fev, for example.) Anyway-I want Craftster to keep going, I appreciate that it's a free site, and money to run it has to come from somewhere. All in all, it's a good idea.
I just got home from work, and the swap fairy had arrived! packages from Eukarya, Habitat Lady, Ceemonster, and Ashgrim. Everything is fantastic. A purple airship from Ceemonster, a steampunk dancer from Eukarya, a glass and clay creation from Habitat Lady, and a gear and key decorated lovely from Ashgrim. And of course earlier my cool star from Pogo. They're all amazing-I feel very spoiled. My wonderful partners are being kind enough to post pictures for me. Ladies, it was a pleasure swapping with you. Thanks so much.