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Key Ring Necklace from episode 42

Key Ring Necklace from episode 42

Key Ring Necklace project instructions from Hannah Rogge’s book, “Hardware: Jewelry From A Toolbox” posted courtesy of STC Craft. More about episode 42

CraftSanity Episode 41 A Chat with Quilter Weeks Ringle

CraftSanity Episode 41 A Chat with Quilter Weeks Ringle

Weeks Ringle, 45, of Oak Park, Ill., shares the story of how she launched a home-based contemporary design studio called FunQuilts with her husband and business partner, Bill Kerr. Learn more and listen to...

Between the Lines quilt pattern from episode 41

Between the Lines quilt pattern from episode 41

A FunQuilts pattern from Weeks Ringle called “Between the Lines.” Download the pdf More about episode 41

Measuring tape bracelet from episode 40

Measuring tape bracelet from episode 40

Tape Measure Bracelet By Janice Taylor, artist and author of “Our Lady of Weight Loss” If you’ve got a tape measure lying around the house and the thought of wrapping it around your waist,...

CraftSanity Episode 40 Janice Taylor Tells Us How to Craft Ourselves Thin

CraftSanity Episode 40 Janice Taylor Tells Us How to Craft Ourselves Thin

Diets and support meetings didn’t work for Janice Taylor. So when she heard a wise voice in her head, she listened to it and turned her obsession with food into an art form. She...

Create your own color story from episode 39

Create your own color story from episode 39

Tutorial by Laura Buzard that will help you become a better designer and make color selections with ease. Download the PDF More about episode 39

CraftSanity Episode 39 Meet Handbag Designer Laura Buzard

CraftSanity Episode 39 Meet Handbag Designer Laura Buzard

Before Laura Buzard created her own line of Laura Bee Designs handbags and opened a fabulous store and working studio in Seattle, Washington, she was crafty woman with a dream. Now she’s a successful...

CraftSanity Episode 38 The Making of a Glass Bead with Nancy Puffer

CraftSanity Episode 38 The Making of a Glass Bead with Nancy Puffer

This week the CraftSanity podcast visits the home studio of Grand Rapids, Michigan glass artist Nancy Puffer. She’s a 49-year-old stay-at-home mom turned artist who makes the vibrant beads she uses to make fantastic...

CraftSanity Episode 37 Natalie Zee Introduces MAKE magazine’s CRAFTty little sister

CraftSanity Episode 37 Natalie Zee Introduces MAKE magazine’s CRAFTty little sister

Believe the hype. CRAFT magazine will rock your craft room. First, they brought us MAKE, the quarterly DIY magazine for people who can’t stop tinkering around with the technology in their lives. Now the...

Cell phone charm from episode 37

Cell phone charm from episode 37

Learn how to make a cell phone charm in this tutorial Natalie wrote for the MAKE blog. A similar project appears in the premier issue of CRAFT. More about episode 37

CraftSanity Episode 36: The Story of Etsy

CraftSanity Episode 36: The Story of Etsy

It started with this guy, Rob Kalin (left), and his big idea to create an online marketplace where handmade goods could be bought and sold. Some thought it couldn’t be done. But Rob assembled...

CraftSanity Episode 35 Stitchin’ with Melinda Barta

CraftSanity Episode 35 Stitchin’ with Melinda Barta

Tune in for this week’s chat with Melinda Barta, 26, of Fort Collins, Colo.The author of “Hip to Stitch: 20 Contemporary Projects Embellished with Thread,” Melinda will share the story of how she landed...

Velvet ribbon embroidery project from episode 35

Velvet ribbon embroidery project from episode 35

A sneak peek inside Melinda Barta’s “Hip to Stitch” book. The folks at Interweave Press are letting us post her velvet ribbon embroidery project. This is a simple way to add a special touch...

CraftSanity Episode 34 Get your Knit Fix with Lisa Kartus

CraftSanity Episode 34 Get your Knit Fix with Lisa Kartus

When Lisa Kartus makes a knitting mistake, she revels in it. Tune in to this episode of CraftSanity to hear how this financial reporter turned knitting writer has emerged on the crafty scene with...

CraftSanity Episode 33 Samplin' Crafty Goodness with Marie Kare

CraftSanity Episode 33 Samplin' Crafty Goodness with Marie Kare

Looking for an easy way to get the word out about your crafty creations? You’re in luck! On this episode of CraftSanity we’re going to meet the one and only Marie Kare, the brilliant...