This sweet bear is the Pu-Tai of my studio, he’s generous with a sweet smile and brings joy and bounty to my studio. Or at the very least, makes me smile whenever I glimpse him. You can pick up a kit for this great jolly Panda in the Shop here.
I love this little kit. I get to dig around in my box of favorite paper scraps and collect up a series of patterns, text, and pictures to inspire both you and me to play with collage. The pictured kit is an approximation of what you will receive. Each kit is unique but are made in batches so contain the same style and amount of papers shown. For me, it’s always a treat to put together and to read about and see what you come up with.
As you may or may not know, the February issue of Craft Leftovers Monthly is divided in half between friendship and gardening. While digging around for ideas I came across quite a few wonderful garden themed items. I was going to have a page devoted to these great goodies, but […]
This beautiful tiny zine is, literally, the size of a match box. The introduction and then the history of the Borrowers with a cute little accompanying magnifying glass. You will need it. This zine is all about post. I love getting mail and mail art is even better. The page […]
You may have read over the last week that the shop had some start up issues. We have them fixed now, hooray and thank you Jason! I have decided to have a redo of the initial shop sale since some of you may not have been able to order before. […]
And some freaking awesome goodnews. Can I swear? I’m swearing. I got my hands on a sweet ass crazy awesome, zine maker’s dream come true copy machine! Jason and his two friends went down to the ISU surplus sale last week and found, I kid you not, a Canon ImageRunner […]
In the shop! Check it out! now. do it. Check it. out. Get a one month zine+kit bundle. (etsy :: artfire) A three month subscription for the zine+kit. (etsy :: artfire) The September zine. (etsy :: artfire) The full subscriptions are on sale until the 20th and be sent out […]
For the August issue of Craft Leftovers Monthly I picked the theme of Drawing – so in the spirit of that I decided to have a book binding kit. Well, in the process of writing up the instructions for it I made myself a little quarter sheet sketchbook – the […]
Well, exciting things are underway and I finally get to share with you what I’ve been working on all weekend. First, if you are on Ravelry, I’ve started to add the all cl patterns to Ravelry for download! And I’ve also started going through all the cl patterns and updating […]
“Crap!” And there goes my button. Now only if I had a little pocket kit to carry in my bag so I could quickly attach it before it goes missing. And what about those times you snag your favorite skirt while on vacation? What’s one to do? Well, mending on the go maybe isn’t ideal, but with this little kit you sure can make it a lot easier. Everything right where it needs to be just when you need it. Even some fabric for patches in a pinch and replacement buttons when you can’t find the one you’ve lost.
Hooray Hooray Hooray! The April Issue of Craft Leftovers Monthly is in the shop today! It’s super crazy awesome and there are only 15 subscriptions available, so pick your’s up today! OH and because it’s my birthday in April, get 20% off when you order a gift for a subscription […]
Last spring I was contacted about being a guest designer in an amazing new project book by Susan Beal! I have had such a hard time keeping my mouth shut about it as I was really excited. First I love Susan Beal’s other book Bead Simple and it turns out […]
Suzanne Mwamba is the author of the TangleCrafts website – a great resource for all things diy weaving and embroidery! You can visit her website here and her shop here. Make sure to take a look at her new zine+kit subscription: DIY Weaving Club! I first met Suzanne Mwamba when […]
I am happy to announce two new kits and a redo of an older kit today! It’s been a long time coming because the before mentioned errors in the Cherry Chirp Pattern, but no more waiting, they are now available in the shop! The Cherry Loves Honey kit (two pattern […]
I’m happy to say that the January issue of Craft Leftovers Monthly is in the shop!
Last month a strange thing happened at the printers and although I’m still not sure how it happened, I ended up with 60 extra copies of the Holiday issue. So I put it up in the shop for the first time by itself. It did really well! I enjoyed selling […]
I told you I would be back after 4 hours (turned out to be more like 5) to say “Hooooooray!!!!!!” And that’s how I’m feeling! I’m happy to report I had my tires fixed and arrived home safely at about 1am. It was a good drive, nice and boring with […]
I’m happy to announce by random selection Meg is the winner of this month’s postal give away! I mixed the post up, fanned them out, and Jason picked one with his eyes closed. She gets to pick out any item she wants from the shop and I send it to […]
The November Craft Leftovers Monthly is in the shop!
There are certain things about every month that I love, but I look forward to October more than any I think. Getting fresh apple cider, apples, gourds and squash, honey, jams, apple butter, oh the apple butter from local orchards is always a high point. It’s all so delicious and […]