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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...

How-to for haiku from episode 33

How-to for haiku from episode 33

How to Write Haiku By Marie Kare, creator of the Sampler How to Write Haiku. If you can count to seven, you can write haiku. Haiku are poems They are really fun to write...

CraftSanity Episode 32 Collage Fun With Claudine Hellmuth

CraftSanity Episode 32 Collage Fun With Claudine Hellmuth

Laughter comes easy for Claudine Hellmuth, 31, a mixed media collage artist and author living the ultimate creative life in Orlando, Fla. Her humorous and whimsical artwork is fantastic, with her latest pieces including...

CraftSanity Episode 31 Rhonda Simmons Introduces Us to "Art in a Box"

CraftSanity Episode 31 Rhonda Simmons Introduces Us to "Art in a Box"

Rhonda Simmons is a 43-year-old artist living in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada where she documents life with plaster castings and empowers other women to celebrate themselves in their own artistic ways. And it’s Rhonda’s...

Artist trading card from episode 31

Artist trading card from episode 31

Artist Trading Cards By Rhonda Simmons Supplies playing card homemade paper bead grommets metal heart glue hole punch funky yarn misc items There are many things that i love about ATCs. They’re small and...

CraftSanity Episode 30 Knitting Author Melanie Falick Tells Her Story

CraftSanity Episode 30 Knitting Author Melanie Falick Tells Her Story

Since her debut book “Knitting in America” captivated a new generation of knitters in the mid-’90s, legions of yarn loving fans have grown to recognize Melanie Falick’s name on the front of a book...

CraftSanity Episode 29 Three Weavers Converge

CraftSanity Episode 29 Three Weavers Converge

Tune in for three perspectives on a fabulous art form. Sometimes the craft gods smile upon us and we just have to soak it all up. That’s exactly what I did when Convergence 2006,...

Pocket Weave Sachet from episode 29

Pocket Weave Sachet from episode 29

Jane Patrick’s Pocket Weave Sachet that is woven on a piece of cardboard. This is a bonus project you won’t find in her book. (Thanks to Jane and all the Interweave staffers who made...

Scarf pattern from episode 28

Scarf pattern from episode 28

Here’s your chance to preview Debbie Stoller’s cool book “Stitch ‘N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker” courtesy of the folks at Workman Publishing. Enjoy!