May 20, 2013GilliancloseAuthor: GillianName: Gillian Grimm Site:http://driedfigsandwoodenspools.blogspot.com/ About: Gillian Grimm lives in Charlottesville, Virginia where she balances writing, cooking and crafts with eight chickens, two kids, a dog, a cat and a husband. As the daughter of a Journalist, she grew up all over the United States, switching schools, towns and newspapers every few years and loved every minute of it! She now works as a freelance writer, primarily in the craft industry but with a few forays into travel writing, narrative non-fiction and educational matters. Gillian was recently published in the literary journal the “The Northville Review”. You can find more of Gillian’s work at “Dried Figs and Wooden Spools”.See Authors Posts (187)Craft Trends, Crafts, Kid's CraftsNo Comments
Remember rock pets? I LOVED rock pets. I think I had a whole collection of them and looking back, it’s kind of silly to remember how much fun I had with them. Because… they are rocks. But there’s something to it because my kids seem to love them as much as I did. In fact, they love all sorts of rock art. And boy is there a lot of it out there. With summer vacation just around the corner I’ve been building up my supply of rock art ideas, and of rocks, of course. They’ll love them, I know, and I bet your kids will too. Here are some of the best of the best out there.
My daughter has a fondness for foxes. She loves them and has a whole collection of fox friends (all named foxy, by the way) So I KNOW this will be at the top of her list of rock art projects. A fox she can keep in her pocket? Perfect. And I have to admit, I think I need one too, it’s so sweet!
These wildly different but equally cool rock owls are also at the top of our list. I love them both. The more abstract heart shaped owls have such a fun, modern look while the more realistic owls have a woodsy, folksy look. It’s the detail and color combinations in both that make them so dazzling I think. I can’t wait to try my hand at creating something similar.
And talking of abstract, this rock is stunning with it’s abstract circles and lines. It reminds me of zentangles, except on a rock. I think these might be just the thing for some late summer birthday gifts from kids to the grownups in their lives.
Have you tackled any rock art? Show off your projects! We love to see them! Check out these and other ideas for rock art projects on our Craft Trends Pinboard!
May 19, 2013erincloseAuthor: erinName: Erin Site:http://feelinglovesome.com About: My name is Erin Lund and I share ideas and inspiration over at Lovesome (link: www.feelinglovesome.blogspot.com). I live in Seattle, Washington with my husband and toddler-son, and have grown to love the rain, it gives me extra time inside for crafting and creating! As a preschool-teacher-turned-mother I love coming up with kid-friendly crafts, as well as pretty little projects for myself that make life a little more fun.See Authors Posts (5)Crafts, Home Decor, Kid's Crafts, Paper CraftsNo Comments
By General Crafts Contributor Erin from the blog Lovesome.
I’m kind of in love with anything watercolor right now. The soft colors are just so fresh and springy to me. I was experimenting one afternoon with different patterns and colors and thought they would make pretty magnets. I have to say, I love how they turned out!
May 18, 2013Guest BloggercloseAuthor: Guest BloggerName: Guest Blogger Site: About: Interested in Guest Blogging? Got a project idea you would like to share? A craft tip to tell us about? Then sign up to be a Think Crafts Guest Blogger! If you are interested, simply email us at email@example.com with your blog post title, text and attach any pictures. We will let you know if your post was approved or not, and when it will be posted on Think Crafts. Please also contact us if you have any questions or would like further information regarding guest blogging. We look forward to hearing your ideas!See Authors Posts (215)Crafts, Holidays, Paper Crafts, Scrapbooking, Techniques and MediumsNo Comments
Paper Phenomenon is full of in-depth tutorials and kits for your next scrapbooking project. Be sure to check out Kathy’s YouTube channel for step-by-step page making instructions and how-to’s for different scrapbooking tools and attend her scrapbooking classes online at her UStream Channel every Monday at 2 PM Central Time and Friday at 7 PM Central Time!
To celebrate National Scrapbook Day all month long, Kathy will be sharing her tutorial for a Retro Fitted Mini Album Layout every Saturday in May! If you love this layout, be sure to click the links above for even more tutorials and scrapbooking tips and check back next week for parts 6 and 7!
May 17, 2013Mable CraftsalotcloseAuthor: Mable CraftsalotName: Mable Craftsalot Site:http://www.Facebook.com/CreateForLess About: The name says it all! Mable Crafts-alot is an avid reader of craft blogs & magazines and has aspirations to improve her crafting skills. Mable has never met a craft she didn’t like! Mable spends her free time attending craft classes at local community centers, and even teaches a few. When she is not crafting she enjoys cooking, reading, photography and gardening. Mable loves to connect with other crafters to share project ideas, discuss craft trends and chat about favorite crafting tools and techniques. To learn more about Mable, become her friend on Facebook!See Authors Posts (113)Crafts, Crafts to Wear, Needlearts, Seasons, Sewing, Techniques and Mediums3 Comments
By Crafts-a lot Contributor, Mable who is an avid reader of craft blogs & magazines and is always looking to improve her crafting skills. Join Mable on Facebookto socialize and share with other crafters!
DIY fashion has become more and more popular over the years, and we’re so glad! The latest trend in fashion now seems to be the creative use of craft supplies to make your own fashion statements. From basic supplies like fabric paint, to surprising uses of zippers, we’ve found some of our favorite craft supplies used in unexpected ways. Make a statement with these DIY projects!
Every Friday we’ll post a giveaway on Think Crafts and all you have to do is comment on the blog post answering the question of the week. We’ll pick the winners and contact them via email. Deadline is midnight tonight and the winner will be announced Monday. One entry per person please.
Question of the week: If you had one extra hour of free time a day, how would you use it?
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We’re always showing you what we’re making at Think Crafts, but now it’s your turn to show us what you’ve been up to! Head over to Crafty Show-offs to submit your crafts and you could win a $100 Gift Certificate to CreateForLess. You can also submit straight from Instagram. Just add #craftyshowoffs to the caption of your photo to enter.
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