“Making a dress is not hard!” promises Tanya Whelan, author of Sew Many Dresses, Sew Little Time. Considering our best sewing achievement thus far has been a rectangle makeup bag from a wine and sew weekend, we were a little intimidated by her promise. Then looking through her step-by-step tutorials for each project, peppered with […]
"We're living in a surge of likeability. With the click of a button we like one another's lives. But what's really happening on the other end of the click? Do we know why we like the things that we like?" asks Jacqueline Suskin, author of Go Ahead & Like It.
A few years ago, I uploaded a video to YouTube called “Realism Challenge: Crumpled Paper.” It opened on a small sheet of white paper on the left side of the screen, which I picked up and lightly crumpled. It was a simple enough idea. But something about it captured people’s attention.
You’re busy. I get it. But you have this bug of creativity that keeps biting you, and day after day you regret not being able to satisfy it. So do it. Make the time and the space, and add art (back) to your life. Here are some ideas to get you there, from the author of Daily Painting.
I knit everywhere ... waiting for the car to get its tires changed, at school events, at restaurants, at the doctor’s office, at the airport, you name a location and I’ve probably knitted there! When I knit I am peaceful: it is quieting, almost instant meditation for me. I think more constructively, concentrate better, and converse more fluently when I knit. In fact, my knitting is next to me while I write this!
This first tip will change the way you photograph your family: save yourself from having hundreds of holiday photos to sort through by first identifying what the storytelling elements are and then shooting for those.
So easy, so fun ... this case will put a smile on your face every time you use your phone! From Adventure Time Crafts, flippin' adorable stuff to make from the land of Ooo: projects for plush toys, chic jewelry, crafty home decor & stylish fashions straight from the Candy Kingdom.
Maybe you've bought one of those super-thick sketchbooks home from the store and then been too intimidated by all those blank pages to open it. I’ve got more of them than I care to admit! Making your own sketchbook means you can control the size, the type of paper, and how many pages your sketchbook will have.
You could call Clara Parkes a Yarn Whisperer. Whether you're new to knitting or you're a seasoned knitter, you'll find the step-by-step instructions and gorgeous patterns you're looking for in The Knitter’s Book of Socks. With Clara's help, you’ll be boot-ready in plenty of time for fall!
Drawing with pencils isn't just for fine artists and elementary school kiddos. It's an easy, colorful way to unleash your creativity! Think of it as “drawing a painting in color." The first step is to choose the right materials for you - here's how.