Posts Tagged ‘bird’

Talking Heads, or What We Made at Art Camp

Yesterday, cackle and I returned from the “Art Is…You” art retreat in Connecticut. We had such a great time learning all sorts of things. We took a book class where we learned a new binding technique, and a metal etching and cold connections class, among others. We agreed however, that our favorite class was “Talking […]

A Little Birdie Told Me

A little bird told me that there were a plethora of awesome bird-inspired crafts on Craftster. Not being one to believe everything I hear (especially when it comes from a bird), I went to see. Well, what do you know? That little bird was telling the truth! This mosaic toucan by LimeRiot rests on his […]

Put A Bird On It

There’s a saying in the craft world that if your project is lacking something, you should just “put a bird on it” to successfully complete the look. But why make the bird a mere afterthought? Here are some Craftsters that decided to make the bird the only thing. This beautiful needle felted cardinal by paxye […]

Spotlight on: Stumpwork

Needlework has so many different techniques to use in your stitching. You can even create 3D effects by using the stumpwork style. Stumpwork is an embroidery technique that originated in the mid-1600 to 1700’s, in England. This type of embroidery uses attached, pre-stitched pieces of embroidery, raised stitches, and even stuffed areas to create impressive […]

April 24, 2013 Featured Projects

Every two weeks we pick our favorite 15 projects that Craftster readers have voted for with the “This Rocks!” button. Here are our latest picks which were lovingly and painstakingly chosen (so many amazing projects to choose from!), this time by jungrrl. We hope you enjoy them! Ukulele by pinokeeo Girl with Kite Pincushion by […]

Gamer Wednesday: Angry Birds Amigurumi

Angy Bird Attack!! CraftyDork made these bird and pig amigurumis in what I can only imagine was an attempt to play the game in real life. I mean, isn’t that what you would do with them? I know I would! The full thread can be found here: You can see more great crafts by […]

CrafTATstic Crafty Tattoos – MegPrice’s Wren and Paintbrush

I’m a sucker for a bird tattoo but this one is crafty, too! Craftster member MegPrice has this lovely birdie in honor of her father, who she says is the source of her crafty genes. Her father’s last name (and her maiden name) is Wrenn, so this lovely wren is perfect. Add to that the […]

Rock Paper Scissors: Bird!

What would you do if you came across a plain little wooden bird? If you’re a papercrafter, you’d decoupage it! pinkanddinky found this bird in her mom’s stash and, using small scraps of paper, made him fabulous! This has me looking all over my house for items to decoupage. That dog of mine had better […]

Pink Flamingo Chandelier

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… Can someone make this for me? Pretty please? I love it! The people behind Bindle Art & Design are selling these truly fab chandeliers in their Etsy. Don’t need a whole flock? They have a single bird as a wall sconce! via Apartment Therapy Chicago

CrafTATstic: Craft Tattoos – sf craftster’s Paper Crane

It’s pretty rare that you see a papercrafting tattoo, but sf craftster has a gorgeous one! She has a simple but beautiful origami paper crane tattoo. Just clean straight lines but there is beauty in the simplicity!

Manic Monday: Jewish “Song of Songs” Papercutting

This absolutely beautiful piece was done by sophieangele for a friend’s wedding. It’s a verse from the Song of Songs in Hebrew surrounded by some great botanic designs. It looks laser cut! But no, she cut it all out by hand. It’s intricate and gorgeous and just downright well done. What an awesome gift! You […]

Craftster Crush: gorgaus

Gorgaus makes stuff that is…. gorgeous. I know, I know, bad pun, but really? Have you seen her stuff? It’s out of control amazing. She’s in school for making these awesome things, so don’t feel TOO bad that you aren’t creating wearable working Blythe heads in YOUR craft room. Still, it takes more than schooling […]

Green Thumb Thursday: Extreme Birdhouses

I wish I was a bird. OK, I am glad to be human, but who wouldn’t want to live in this amazing 17 room house with a rooftop pool, built by Cranbrook2? These are some lucky birds! They are even eco-friendly, being made from reclaimed barn wood. Gorgeous AND recycled, now that’s what I call […]

Crafts for Pets

Craftster pets come in all shapes, sizes, and species, but one thing they have in common is that they are loved. Being Craftsters, we like to show our love by making awesome crafts for our loved ones, and our pets are no exception. We’ve combed the Pet Boards for the coolest, craziest, most awesome pet […]