Creative Bug: Knitting School Online

Creative Bug: Knitting School Online

I just discovered CreativeBug.com. It’s basically a website dedicated to online videos for Knitting, Crochet, Sewing, and other crafts. From short how-to videos and projects to full craft classes and workshops. But it’s also kind of an online school for knitting and crochet. I love the idea! What makes Creative Bug unique is that a […]

Where To Buy: All Your Crafting Needs – Amazon!

Hunting down just the right fabric, sewing machine, knitting needle, and even yarn is part of our wonderful hobby! There are so many places to search for these things from your local yarn shop, nation-wide craft stores, to online shops and websites. One unlikely place hobbyists may not think to look in is AMAZON.COM! I […]

FOTD: Dog Fabrics

FOTD: Dog Fabrics

FABRIC OF THE DAY: Dog Fabrics! Dog-themed fabrics for the dog lover in all of us. Timeless Treasures Dog Portraits Black by Timeless Treasures $9.48 per yard Sweetie Pie Snowmen Scottie Dog Toss Blue by Wilmington Prints, Stella Jean $9.48 per yard Dog Silhouettes Hunter Green by Elizabeth’s Studio $9.48 per yard Pugs Day Off […]

A List of Handmade Marketplaces

Here’s a random list of handmade marketplaces online I’ve been compiling for awhile. Perhaps they will provide artisans some options and/or give shoppers more places to shop! Open To All (Worldwide) Etsy http://www.etsy.com/ Artfire http://www.artfire.com/ Open To All (United States) Dawanda http://dawanda.com/ iCraft http://icraftgifts.com/ Zibbet http://www.zibbet.com/ Supermarket http://supermarkethq.com/ Bonanza (1000 Markets) http://www.bonanza.com/ Uncommon Goods http://www.uncommongoods.com/ […]

FOTD: Hawaiian Print Fabrics

FOTD: Hawaiian Print Fabrics

Fabric of the Day: Hawaiian Print Fabrics Left to Right: Trendtex Fabrics BG-004, Trendtex Fabrics BD-014R, Unmarked. The last fabric did not have a marking on the selvedge. My mom and brother just got back from a fabulous Hawaii trip! They picked out the fabrics themselves and brought it all the way back to NY. […]

Your First Sewing Machine – For Under $200!

Your First Sewing Machine – For Under $200!

Usha Butterfly by Usha, India What do you look for in a Sewing Machine? Especially your very first adult sewing machine? Style? Cost? Features? I struggled with my first machine because I didn’t want to invest too much as a beginner. I just needed something to tinker with… Taking sewing classes to start is smart […]

Sewing in Afghanistan

Sewing in Afghanistan

Woman and child sewing together in a yurt in the Kyrgyz lands. Wakhan Corridor, Afghanistan. Above is the winning picture for the National Geographic Traveler – 2012 Photo Contest by Cedric Houin. This captivating photo first drew me in by its strong sense of place. A snap in a moment of time, present day, yet […]

Thimble Blossoms Quilt Patterns

Thimble Blossoms Quilt Patterns

Look at these wall to wall gorgeous quilts by Thimble Blossoms!!! ❤ ❤ ❤ I love the designs, textures, color schemes… And especially the unique modern vintage style of each. It’s quaint and nostalgic but fresh and contemporary. Borderline hipstery, folk hipstery! And very “decoratable”! The designs are unique yet versatile enough to fit a […]

Etsy or Regretsy? Not So Handmade Markets!

Etsy or Regretsy? Not So Handmade Markets!

Robots in Times Square also sold on Etsy from Regretsy.com When Etsy first hit the scene circa 2005 or so, I remember where I was, what I was doing, and who I was talking to about it. Melodramatic, yes, but it was a big deal for me back then (as a tech professional, indie shopper, […]

21 Free Quilt Patterns Spring 2012

21 Free Quilt Patterns Spring 2012

Every single quilt pattern below is FREE from Art Gallery Fabrics. And is just a few of many other free quilt patterns they have. The skill level varies greatly but the patterns aren’t really marked. So if you’re a beginner quilter, try gauging how difficult a pattern is by looking at the intricacy of the […]