This Week On CraftStylishcomments (3) October 12th, 2008
The best things in life are free-- and--handmade! This week more than ever CraftStylish salutes our craft community: how are we going to make it through the holiday season? DIY! The beauty of a handmade gift takes on special importance this year as crafters everywhere find creative solutions to the economic crunch right in their own hands. CraftStylish is here for you, to provide wonderful gifts-to-make, practical and easy-to follow how-to, and an abundance of inspiration from our thriving community--and it's free!. Take a look: now is the time to get your craft on--big time!
- The power of the craft community fuels the October Make It Pink Challenge In our first week over fifty-five projects have been posted to the challenge gallery. Help us spread the word: CraftStylish is donating one dollar to Susan G. Komen for the Cure for every project posted-- up to one thousand dollars! Come on crafters!!! We can make it--pink!
- More for making it pink-for every pink prayer shawl uploaded to the Make it Pink gallery in October, Taunton Books will donate $10 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, up to $1,000!
- Here's a terrific sewing technique for you to try: piping! Shannon Dennis's part two of this series runs this week Just in time for you to deck the halls!
- On Wednesday, Craftstylish launches Dare To Make it, our exciting DIY throw-down, with tons of how-to gifts to make, surprise give aways, and expert inspiration from our crafting super-stars. Introducing the first ever Dare to Make it Crochet Along with resident whiz-with-a-hook, Linda Permann. If you are a newbie to crochet, Linda's baby hoodie project is the perfect way for you to hook and loop with communal support.
- Make it Pink with Erika Kern's smashingly pretty embroidered t-shirt project. This terrific how-to gives you transformational powers with the simple might of a needle and thread
- Lee Meredith's sensational photo album how-to shows you how to make a gift that is packed with memories. Lee's exquisitely detailed project is easy to follow and is a sure-fire hit for your gift list.
- Cute and quick to make--how does fifteen minutes sound? Kayte Terry's pretty ribbon belt project lets you plow through your gift list in style. Bonus points if you make it with pink ribbons and post it to the challenge.
- CraftStylish helps you to get the most out of your craft time with Mary Ray's darling handbag how-to. Make this adorable pink clutch and you can craft for the cure and create a special present for someone special.
- Make your Halloween extra-sweet with Wendy Sloneker's sugar-skull how to. This project is perfect for the kids or to spook-up the house for trick or treaters.
- Pamela Jaye's next post on her business enterpise takes on the touchy subject of going into business with friends: a dream team or a recipe for disaster?
- Plus, more how-to splendor from Jeffrey Rudell, Susan Beal and daily homepage features from the great Flower Power Challenge