Featured Member: Red or Gray Art

Red or Gray Art How do you make your craft or etsy store eco friendly? Using fabric , paper and wood that is discarded or found on thrift store shelves, garage sales, even junk mail!  Most greeting cards I receive have been eventually crafted into collage or birds of some type and my business cards [...]

Pack Your Lunch

lunchkit

Now that people are going back to school, it is time to think about portable food.     For centuries, people used non-disposable items to carry lunches.  Pouches, saddlebags and fabric wraps were commonly used.   A familiar icon of post industrial America is the hinged metal lunch box with domed top for a thermos.   In my school days, in the ’60s [...]

Featured Member: Ojamiya

Ojamiya How did you get started in your chosen crafts? I’ve been interested in Japan for years and I admire the Asian cultures for their resourcefulness and minimalism. Learning about and sharing the crafts and bento making is just a natural extension. How do you make your craft or etsy store eco friendly? I’m learning [...]

Featured Member: Lalipourie Designs

Lalipourie Designs How did you get started in your chosen craft? I was first introduced to telephone wire for art projects at my very hippie parent-coop elementary school called Charquin Alternative Program in Hayward, California. I started off creating bird sculptures and other figures before gradually creating bracelets and hair ornaments. Since then I’ve perfected [...]

Featured Member: Glue and Glitter

Glue and Glitter How did you get started in your chosen craft? I actually got started making jewelry, and then back in 2005 a friend taught me how to sew. It was like something clicked, and suddenly all I wanted to do was sew! I haven’t looked back. How do you make your craft or [...]