Holiday Crafts

Pizza Box + Plastic Easter Eggs = ?

Published on March 25th, 2008 | by Skye Kilaen

I grew up thinking of plastic easter eggs as fun and harmless. They don’t wear out, so you can keep using them for years. They also come in handy if you need an impromptu set of [&hellip... Read More


Holiday Crafts

Plastic Egg: It’s Not What’s for Dinner

Published on March 24th, 2008 | by Autumn Wiggins

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In keeping with this week’s theme of what to do with those pesky plastic eggs, I set out to find a worthy project. My enthusiasm was curbed when I came across reports of lead being found [&hellip... Read More


Events + Contests

Recycled Plastic: Artist Call for Submissions

Published on March 24th, 2008 | by Juliet Ames

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Lark Books is a fantastic publishing company that brought us all kinds of art and craft books including the addictive “500 Series.” Every year they publish 60-70 new titles and invite artists to submit work to [&hellip... Read More


Holiday Crafts

Eggstacular!

Published on March 24th, 2008 | by Kelly Rand

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Half eaten boxes of marshmallow Peeps; straw from Easter baskets strewn about; slowly coming out of a sugar high; plastic egg halves littering the floor. Does this sound like you and the aftermath of Easter? Feeling [&hellip... Read More


Events + Contests

Design*Sponge DIY Contest Winners

Published on March 21st, 2008 | by Emma Henderson

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For me, the term DIY dosen’t always conjure up the most inspiring of images. So I wasn’t sure what to expect when Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge announced that she would be running a DIY contest through [&hellip... Read More


Fabrics

What Can You Do With Jeans?

Published on March 20th, 2008 | by Skye Kilaen

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I have never met a woman who loves shopping for jeans. Finding a pair of jeans that fits can involve endless shopping trips, trying on pair after pair in the unflattering light of dressing rooms. Even [&hellip... Read More


Tools + Supplies

Yearn-Worthy Yarns: Hope Spinnery

Published on March 20th, 2008 | by Victoria Everman

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Nestled in the peaceful beach bordering countryside of southern Maine, you’ll find one of the most sustainable yarn companies on the planet. Unexpected, no? Hope Spinnery has prided itself on being as eco-friendly as possible: the [&hellip... Read More


Craftivism

A Fine Mess of Indie Craft

Published on March 20th, 2008 | by Autumn Wiggins

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In recent days some much anticipated dialog commenced between two heavy weights in the world of crafting. In this corner… wearing Amy Butler print shorts with a felt owl appliqué, weighing in at over 130,000 Craftster.org [&hellip... Read More


Handmade Reviews

Wearable Cork Cuff

Published on March 19th, 2008 | by Tara Hogan

Cork is a great jewelry material. It is 100% recycled and recyclable, flexible, and water repellent. Each piece is individually cut from a single block used for storage and display. Will fit men and women. Sold [&hellip... Read More


Fabrics

Fabulous Fabrics: Oliveira Textiles

Published on March 18th, 2008 | by Skye Kilaen

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Oliveira Textiles is a new kid on the block when it comes to organic fabrics. Their first fabrics, called the Ocean Collection, came out just last September. The Press section of their website shows that people [&hellip... Read More


Books + Magazines

Top 5 Must-Have DIY Crochet Tomes

Published on March 18th, 2008 | by Victoria Everman

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Often the second banana to the world of knitting, crochet is steadily gaining more followers thanks to just how easy it is to pick up the hobby. Instead of using two needles, all you need is [&hellip... Read More


Handmade Reviews

Recycled Jewelry: Where Has Your Jewelry Been?

Published on March 17th, 2008 | by Juliet Ames

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At the heart of the green crafting movement are artists using bizarre materials to make their crafts. I absolutely love making and wearing jewelry made out of unexpected materials. When has a gold heart necklace from [&hellip... Read More


Accessories

Careful With Those Bags, Darling!

Published on March 14th, 2008 | by Emma Henderson

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After a long running campaign to ban plastic bags in the U.K, Alistair Darling, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced this week a plan to introduce a tax on plastic bags. Fantastic news! We can rid [&hellip... Read More


Tools + Supplies

Yearn-Worthy Yarns: New! Rowan’s PureLife

Published on March 13th, 2008 | by Victoria Everman

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Internationally known for their knitting books, seasonal pattern magazines and luxurious wool yarns, England’s Rowan Yarns has finally ventured into the world of sustainable fibers. Available in DK/light worsted weight, Rowan’s 100% organic cotton PureLife yarn [&hellip... Read More


Events + Contests

Craft Con 2008: Help me. Help you.

Published on March 12th, 2008 | by Autumn Wiggins

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Last March in Pittsburgh, the first annual Craft Congress was held. Fifty organizers and icons of the indie craft movement gathered over a weekend to share knowledge and eat cupcakes. I was lucky enough to be [&hellip... Read More


Fabrics

Fabulous Fabrics: Harmony Art Organic Design

Published on March 11th, 2008 | by Skye Kilaen

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Designer Harmony Susalla has created fabrics for everyone from Target and Costco to Hot Topic and Tony Hawk. In 1998, she co-founded Harmony Art Organic Design and launched her own line of organic fabrics. The current [&hellip... Read More


Events + Contests

Green Pop Shop at Poppytalk Handmade

Published on March 11th, 2008 | by Victoria Everman

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Spring is right around the corner – the perfect time to refresh your home with a few new, eco-friendly items. Started by indie Canadian design blogger Jan, Poppytalk Handmade is like an online farmer’s market for [&hellip... Read More


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