CraftSanity - A blog and podcast for those who love everything handmade Blog

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!

CraftSanity Episode 28 Stitch 'N Bitch with Debbie Stoller

CraftSanity Episode 28 Stitch 'N Bitch with Debbie Stoller

Tune in this week for a chat with Debbie Stoller, the co-creator of Bust magazine and author of the “Stitch ‘N Bitch” books that have inspired thousands to pick up their needles and start...

CraftSanity Episode 27 Tie One On" with Artist Amy Karol

CraftSanity Episode 27 Tie One On" with Artist Amy Karol

Amy Karol knows what it’s like to land a great job, only to go work and feel like something is seriously wrong. After graduating from the University of Oregon with a degree in interior...

CraftSanity Episode 26 Adorn yourself with crafty editor Linda Permann

CraftSanity Episode 26 Adorn yourself with crafty editor Linda Permann

Linda Permann is living the ultimate crafty girl’s dream in the Big Apple. She’s the 26-year-old craft and decorating editor for Adorn magazine, SOHO’s latest craft publication that just hit newsstands this summer.Tune in...

Polymer clay buttons from episode 26

Polymer clay buttons from episode 26

Polymer Clay Buttons By Linda Permann, Adorn magazine craft editor Supplies * polymer clay in desired colors (I used Sculpey III, just a small amount will do) * rolling pin (not the one you...

CraftSanity Episode 25 Heidi Kenney Chats About Her World of Plush

CraftSanity Episode 25 Heidi Kenney Chats About Her World of Plush

This week I’m going to bring you a chat with Heidi Kenney, the crafty woman behind the website and online shop My Paper Crane. She’s a hip 28-year-old, Baltimore-area artist making impressive plush creations....

Poo cookies from episode 25

Poo cookies from episode 25

Oh Poop! A Cookie Recipe By Heidi Kenney, creator of the my paper crane P.S. Heidi recommends that you buy your candy eyes here.

Getting connected

Getting connected

“An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet regardless of time, place or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle but it will never break.” – Chinese Proverb Seven months ago,...

Crafting Sanity

Crafting Sanity

Now that I have my CraftSanity podcast up and running, it’s time to join the creative bloggers of the world and contribute what I can to the to the creative landscape. Above is a...