Pack Your Lunch


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 [...]

Featured Member: Picky

Picky and Elsjeboer How did you get started in your chosen craft? The egg of my creativity and resourcefulness for reconstructing clothing and creating items from found objects has been an intrinsic part of me as long as I can remember.  The children’s clothing aspect of this specifically came about with the birth of my [...]