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CraftSanity Episode 24 Felt a Bit of Whimsy with Betz White

CraftSanity Episode 24 Felt a Bit of Whimsy with Betz White

Tune in for a chat with Betz White, 41, a fashion designer, artist and crafter living in Verona, Wisconsin.She’s going to give us an inside scoop on children’s apparel design and share the story...

Shibori Scarf tutorial from episode 24

Shibori Scarf tutorial from episode 24

Shibori Scarf Felting for Scaredy CatsBy Betz White Materials* old wool sweater* washing machine* sewing machine* cotton string* corks, bottle caps, coins, buttons (Several of one these items, or a mix of all will...

Herbal tea bath from episode 23

Herbal tea bath from episode 23

HERBAL BATH TEABy Gayla Trail What You Need:Cotton muslin or pre-made resealable tea bags (large size).Ribbon or stringAn assortment of herbs and essential oils (optional)Optional — rolled oats, epsom salts, sea salt.Cellophane bags, cellophane...

To Podcast or Sleep? That is the question.

To Podcast or Sleep? That is the question.

It’s funny because I don’t really have time to podcast. I work full-time and have two small kids. Heck, I probably should be sleeping right now. But I keep producing these shows because when...

CraftSanity Episode 23 Grow Your Own with Gayla Trail

CraftSanity Episode 23 Grow Your Own with Gayla Trail

Tune in this week to hear a chat with Gayla Trail, designer, photographer and creator of www.YouGrowGirl.com, the fantastic everything-garden website. She’s a crafty girl with a green thumb growing her own in Toronto....

CraftSanity Episode 22 It's Time to "Cast-On" with Brenda Dayne

CraftSanity Episode 22 It's Time to "Cast-On" with Brenda Dayne

If you knit and you own an iPod, this week’s guest needs no introduction. Pour yourself some tea and grab your knitting because you’re about to hear from Brenda Dayne, producer of “Cast-On, a...

CraftSanity Episode 21 Ted Anderson, Walking Stick Maker

CraftSanity Episode 21 Ted Anderson, Walking Stick Maker

Countless artists and crafters make amazing creations in the privacy of their homes not for glory or fame, but just because they love it. Ted Anderson is one of those sort of people. He...

Rustic knitting needles from episode 21

Rustic knitting needles from episode 21

Rustic Knitting NeedlesBy Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood I made a pair of these about four years ago out of branches from the two cottonwood trees in my backyard. We moved since then so I no longer...

CraftSanity Episode 20 Artist Katherine Shaughnessy Has Crewel Intentions

CraftSanity Episode 20 Artist Katherine Shaughnessy Has Crewel Intentions

This week we’ll hear the story of an artist living a creative life on the outskirts of Marfa, Texas. Katherine Shaughnessy is the 36-year-old fine artist making a name for herself in the craft...

Art sampler from episode 20

Art sampler from episode 20

The Art SamplerBy Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood I once thought of myself as a traditional crafter. I used to always knit and crochet with yarn, and sew and stitch on fabric. Then I learned to break...

CraftSanity Episode 19 Whip Up Something Wonderful With Kathreen Ricketson

CraftSanity Episode 19 Whip Up Something Wonderful With Kathreen Ricketson

From a purple house with a bright red door in Canberra Australia, Kathreen Ricketson, a 34-year-old working mom, has created a new crafty portal that highlights the latest and greatest in the artsy, crafty...

Kids pants from episode 19

Kids pants from episode 19

How to make easy kids pantsBy Kathreen Ricketson, creator of whipup.net I am always being asked how I can whip up 20 kids pants in a day. Its easy I say. They say “I...

CraftSanity Episode 18: Get Connected With Fiber Artist Lindsay Obermeyer

CraftSanity Episode 18: Get Connected With Fiber Artist Lindsay Obermeyer

So have you heard about the Red Thread Project yet? On this episode you’ll hear from Chicago fiber artist Lindsay Obermeyer, creator of the fantastic Red Thread Project, which is under way in Grand...

Review: ColdHeat Freestyle Cordless Glue Gun

Review: ColdHeat Freestyle Cordless Glue Gun

This is where I test out crafty books, products and services and tell you what I like. This is a new feature and CraftSanity podcast suppliment. NOTE: I’m not being paid to mention this...