I first wrote this post 12/15/2009, it addresses such a great question of “what’s a zine?”. Since I’m knee deep in working on the next issue and thinking zine-y things, I thought I’d update it, and re-share it with you. Enjoy! I love getting questions about zines. It’s one of […]
When I inherited my last stash in mid-March I just new I had to share these stories with you. I’ve been so fortunate, and kind of a sucker, when it comes to getting free and super cheap craft supplies and tools! In Volume 4: when you order the print version […]
The first issue of Volume 4 is hot off the presses! This month’s issue is all about collaborating, collaborating with my friend Jill actually! I talk about using the internet, mail, crafting, and sketchbooks. There’s a recipe for chocolate cheese cake, a wordfind, and 3 patterns! I’m super excited to […]
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Ah the late fall, the early winter. Always love the changing of the seasons. This issue I’m cleaning out my garden, making apple sauce, and knitting a great scarf for a friend (who will remain nameless until after Christmas). Get the single issue in the Shop or on Etsy! Get […]
The newest issue of Craft Leftovers Monthly is in the shop today and it happily marks 4 years of making this fun zine! Can you believe that? Four years of zine making and I’m still loving it as much as that first issue. To mark this great event, get 40% […]
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This month’s issue is all about spring turning to summer–gardening, cleaning up, and allergies! I don’t know about you, but my nose is going nuts with all the pollen around here.
Ah such sweet musings of late winter, crafting, and *haaaa-chooooooo*. Umm, excuse me…where was I…ah, yes . . .and being sick. Seriously, I’ve been fighting some kind of cold/sinus/ear/throat/infection since Christmas. It never fails that I get sick while I’m at my parents’. And, funny enough, my mom gets sick when she comes to visit us.
When I first thought of making my own zine library I was at a loss as to what would fit them all. How could it look good and be functional? I thought it would be kind of neat to make a series of small boxes that would hang on the […]
I’m so happy to get this issue out! E-to-P and print versions are now available! January is always a blah month in the north–snow snow snow. Loads of gray. Dry skin. Blah. Well, thankfully I’ve whipped up a load of self pampering DIY for you and me! In fact I […]
The very nature of being a zine maker leads me to own a crap ton of zines. I’ve participated in swaps, I’ve purchased them from around the world. I’ve been given them by friends. And I have multiple copies of my own zines of course. Now, all these zines…I love […]
This past week I received a really nice email from a woman wanting to get her friend a subscription to Craft Leftovers Monthly. She was wondering if that’s something I offered. Well, no and yes at the same time. You see a few months back I made the choice to […]
The final issue of Volume 2, the December issue of Craft Leftovers Monthly is packed with projects to make in a mad dash for your holiday crafting. These little projects can be whipped up en masse in a night using little bits of this and that laying around the craft […]
I have two fun things to tell you about today. First, the November issue of Craft Leftovers Monthly is in the shop. Order it before Wednesday to get a little off while I print and pack up all the issues. Just $6.50 for the next three days! Woot! This month’s […]
Every issue of Craft Leftovers Monthly is full of patterns, tutorials, and fun little snippets. What are these snippets I am referring to? Well, that varies from month to month. Because October’s issue was all about Falling into Fall, I filled the pages with patterns, tutorials, and thoughts on crafting outside as well as cozying up with fall crafting. Here is one of my favorite pages from this month’s issue about what I’ve learned about drying gourds:
The latest and greatest issue of Craft Leftovers Monthly is now available in the shop! This month’s issue is all about the current cool down we are going through. I went out to the garage for my last bit of outdoor crafting this month to bring you projects that take advantage of the last few weeks of bearable weather. Pick up your copy in the shop or on etsy today.
Volume 2: Issue 8 is hot off the presses!
In the September issue I have delved into the world of miniature crafting. It’s been a blast making tiny crafts on the small scale and reminiscing about playing with my Pink Panther as a kid. Ah the adventures that 10″ high pink plushie and I had.
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Ah, finally back to the crafty goodness! So nice. And the best kind, the bookish kind! This month’s issue of Craft Leftovers Monthly is all about loving books – reading, making, and hauling around.
Last week I talked about what the zine contains, Monday covered how I come up with content each month. And today I’m going to go over the nuts and bolts of how these ideas make their way onto the printed page and get to your mailbox. Writing and Editing After […]
Last week I showed you the content concepts and the general ideas behind Craft Leftovers Monthly–recycled, ad free, paid guests, patterns, goofy articles, illustrations and photos. Today I’m sharing with you how general ideas become specific patterns and articles. How does random inspiration from the blogs I read and doodles in my sketchbook become a 36 page zine each and every month?