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Christmas is next week and whether you still have a long list of people to shop for or your mom is blowing up your phone with texts demanding to know what the hell she should get you for this blessed holiday, have I got the gift for you — a subscription to the Crafter’s Box, an… READ MORE »


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While Twitter and Facebook have their place, Etsy is great for making sales, and Pinterest is fun for inspiration, the social platform where many artists, makers, crafters and artisans feel most at home is on Instagram. Over the last few years, a community of mostly female creators has exploded on the app, including both professional makers and on-the-side hobbyists, many of… READ MORE »


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I learned about sweatshops towards the end of junior high and I remember being deeply troubled. A burgeoning activist, I decided to boycott all clothing stores that sold products made in sweatshops. A quick AOL internet search (#old) revealed that my boycott would actually be incredibly difficult — if not impossible — given that I… READ MORE »


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The heavens have opened and gifted us cat fanatics with a whole Saturday night dedicated to kitty-centered DIY projects. Cat Lady Craft Night is going down at the Brooklyn Craft Company in New York City this weekend and I will totally be there, presumably decked out in my favorite cat tights. This night of self-described “catlady… READ MORE »


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When I first heard the term “vaginal knitting,” I assumed it meant knitting with your pubic hair. [Really? I assumed it meant knitting things that look like vaginas. — Amelia] But no. Vaginal knitting is inserting a skein of wool into your vulva and knitting with it!

Whoa. Crafting just went to a whole… READ MORE »


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One upon a time, the phrase “domestic diva” referred to Martha Stewart and stereotypes of 1950’s housewives. But you may have noticed recently that all your friends are knitting and growing their own kale. Your cousin is raising chickens in her backyard. Your mom is making her own pickles and selling them on Etsy. And… READ MORE »


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Thanksgiving turkey crafts: they’re not just for small children anymore!  Thanks to Pinterest, now anyone with orange construction paper and a couple of google-y eyes can make a DIY turkey craft for their holiday hearth.  Some are the work of skilled artisans.  Others suggest that turkey crafts are best left to kindergarteners. Here are eight… READ MORE »


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We are huge fans of DIY projects that can make us look glam in under 15 minutes. This DIY necklace design (made by me and modeled by Amelia) is awesome for three reasons: 1) It picks up on one of the hottest necklace trends, beads and chain; 2) you can recycle beads and a chain… READ MORE »


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Did the hem on your skirt come undone? Rip a hole in your quilt by accident? Now a crafty girl like you can save the day without lugging a big ol’ heavy sewing machine out of the closet. Who really has extra space in her apartment to set up a sewing machine, anyway? Not us! READ MORE »


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Congratulations, you made it through another holiday season. But you’re so broke you’ll be stuck at home eating ramen noodles until April! Never fear, actress and crafting extraordinaire Amy Sedaris won’t let those hands get idle. Simple Times: Crafts For Poor People, a belly-achingly hilarious tome of super-easy crafts and recipes, is a follow-up to… READ MORE »


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I’m embarrassed to admit this, but I don’t know how to knit. My mom taught me after college, but I messed up my stitches and abandoned it in frustration. Debbie Stoller promises she can teach me. Why shouldn’t I believe her? The editor-in-chief and co-founder of Bust magazine has taught hundreds of thousands of women… READ MORE »