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Cut Out + Keep

BY Intern nicole! in Crafty

Crafty-cool website Cut Out + Keep hit the 30,000 member benchmark today, which is quite the feat. The website, which started out as a personal craft blog for journalist Cat Morley, has expended into a craft mecca, with oh so many craft and other DIY (beauty and food recipes, etc) tutorials posted by members. While browsing the website earlier, I found tutorials for a Spiderman Bento Box, a Strawberry Cheeze Cupcake, and a charming Envelope Bag with many possible ... Read More
The 4th Detroit Urban Craft Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. this Saturday on November 21st at the Majestic Theater!  You can also join The Detroit Urban Crafters  the night before, this Friday, in the Cafe for the DUCF Tweetup from 7 to 9 P.M.  Crafters say the trends in Detroit are driven by everything around them, politically and ecologically.  Everything from a slow economy to the desire for community, enjoyment of working with ... Read More
Last spring a screening of Handmade Nation made its way to Portland, OR, where I was living at the time. Because I was a little slow on the up-take, the screening at the Museum of Contemporary Craft sold the hell out and I was left a little bummed. Now how was I going to catch this documentary on the DIY craft movement that has made its way into every corner of America?! Well well, just in time for the holidays is the release of Handmade Nation on DVD (yay!). For ... Read More

Yard Sale

BY Vanessa in Crafty

Thanks to a handful of new DIY-fabric companies, you can now take your handmade creations to a whole new level of customization. Are you obsessed with your pet bunny? Reupholster your favorite chair in fabric printed with her likeness. Can’t stand the holiday-inspired textiles at your local craft mart? Create your own neon plaid. The options are endless; all you need is an Internet connection and a little creativity. The following resources let you turn ... Read More
New Sites Make It Easy To Create Your Own Fab Fabric by Jen Ng Thanks to a handful of new DIY-fabric companies, you can now take your handmade creations to a whole new level of customization. Are you obsessed with your pet bunny? Reupholster your favorite chair in fabric printed with her likeness. Can’t stand the holiday-inspired textiles at your local craft mart? Create your own neon plaid. The options are endless; all you need is an Internet ... Read More
London. Heatwave! Well, without trying to jinx our recent run of sunshine, come the August London Summer Craftacular we don't want punters overheating or experiencing any kind of shopping meltdown. So, we couldn't think of a better way to beat the heat and keep stylishly refreshed than with a vintage tea party. By the way, all you crafters can STILL apply! The deadline is July 13th and fast approaching. Coming courtesy of London's queen of the kitchy charm ... Read More
Congratulations to our grand prize raffle winners from the BUST Spring Fling Craftacular Raffle! Here is Lauren who won the Batavus bike care of the Hub Station! Here is Sara Cecilia with her Yudu personal screen printer! And last but not least Nicole with the Vendor showcase chock full of special items from most of the vendors who participated in the event, like socks from Ashi Dashi, t-shirts from PASTE, items from Glitterlimes, Oliba Soap, Tugboat ... Read More

Meet Me For a KIP

BY Web Intern in Crafty

It's almost time for Worldwide Knit in Public Day! Events are next Saturday, June 13, all over the world. Pick up your sticks and join in the fun! You can check out the WWKIP website to find events in your area. The day was started four years ago by Danielle Landes so that knitters could get to know each other. As the WWKIP site says, ''Knitting is such a solitary act that it's easy to knit alone somewhere and sink into your work without thinking about all the ... Read More
Check out these super cute fern leggings from Photosynthesis! You can get this cute leafy print on all different items of clothing at the Etsy shop. Or, you can check the brand out this Sunday in person at the BUST Spring Fling Craftacular! It's at the Warsaw (261 Driggs Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn) from 12-7. Don't forget to wear your garden party best! We want to see wall-to-wall flowery dresses and straw hats! Your $2 entry fee gets you entered in our ... Read More
The BUST Spring Fling Craftacular is in the Village Voice this week! And it's complete with that super-sexy picture of our very own Callie Watts BUSTing a move at last year's gig. Here's what the Voice said: ''BUST magazine's DIY shopping and party extravaganza is going country this time with their Spring Fling Craftacular 2009. Please be advised that this isn't your average flea of local vendor booths. You're asked to come dressed in your best gardening outfit, ... Read More
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