Restyling CraftStylish.com

comments (6) May 28th, 2009     

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The collage of faces behind CraftStylish.com

The collage of faces behind CraftStylish.com

Like the greater economy, CraftStylish.com is undergoing some changes. Over the past year, we have invested in the best writers and crafters in the country to help us build a vibrant community and share creative projects daily.

Unfortunately, we can’t continue at this pace when faced with real economic pressures that many in the publishing industry are facing right now. As a result, beginning June 1st, we will no longer be lucky enough to support a monthly payroll of bloggers.

We have been amazed everyday by the creative genius that our faithful crew of contributors has shared here. The sheer volume of comments and feedback from readers is evidence that you feel the same way. From Jeffery Rudell’s unbelievable work with paper to Linda Permann’s ingenious crochet Swiffer sock, we have witnessed crafting at the highest level.

You have shown us again and again how to craft fantastic things from everyday objects and we are equally committed to creating a wonderful community with limited resources. We will continue to support the CraftStylish community with projects and information throughout the week, including the same detailed tutorials you have come to expect from us, as well as news, events, contests, and featured work from all of you.

Here’s what you can expect as we move into this next phase:


1. Projects: Each month we will continue to commission and post new projects and tutorials from some familiar faces, as well as from the larger crafting community. If you have a project to pitch we would love to hear about it.

2. Interviews: We are going to hit the streets in search of creative and interesting crafters. We will also be profiling CraftStylish members throughout the month to share your amazing work with the community.

3. Challenges: We will continue to launch contests that challenge you to show off your creativity and skill. 

4. Community: In the next few weeks we will be opening up CraftStylish to you. In addition to our current gallery, you will be able to post your own blogs, videos, and tutorials in a new community section. We have seen the amazing talent and passion you possess, and realize that there is a lot you can teach each other and us.

In addition to their excellent work on CraftStylish, you can find more from your favorite contributors on their personal websites listed below, and if you are in the New York City area be sure to check out Michaela and Jeffery as they “spin a yarn” at the Lion Brand Studio on June 4th.

Cal Patch: http://hodgepodgefarm.blogspot.com
Kayte Terry: http://www.thisisloveforever.com
Diane Gilleland: http://www.craftypod.com
Lee Meredith: http://leethal.net
Erika Kern: http://myimaginaryboyfriendlovesme.blogspot.com
Linda Permann: http://www.lindamade.com/wordpress
Susan Beal: http://westcoastcrafty.wordpress.com
Jennifer Stern: http://jsterndesigns.blogspot.com
Jennifer Worick: http://thingsiwanttopunchintheface.blogspot.com and http://jenniferworick.blogspot.com

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Comments (6)

KraftyGirl writes: I've been a member since Day 1 and it breaks my heart to see all you fabulous bloggers go. But you've given CraftStylish a wondrous start and you should all be so proud of your work.
Posted: 9:59 pm on June 3rd
TheArtfulDogger writes: Your fabulous bloggers will be missed! I hope they'll make an occasional guest appearance. I'll be checking out their blogs in the meantime. Hang in there, CraftStylish! We still need you!
Posted: 11:45 pm on May 31st
elbowyoyo writes: I'm with Burningkarma . . . that might have been a workable option.
Posted: 8:56 pm on May 31st
ShiningStar writes: I'm sorry you have to downsize. But I wondered how long you guys could keep it up considering the current economy. I know CS will still be great so I'm not worried. I disagree with the poster will mentioned making this a subscription site. I like it as a complement to the print magazine. I love Craft Stylish and Sew Stylish. It's always a special treat to buy the print version.
Posted: 9:24 pm on May 30th
burningkarma writes: I wish you had considered becoming a subscription site... the collection of crafters you had assembled would have been worth it! I, too, will miss the "regulars". Thanks to all of them for the inspiration and creative ideas!!
Posted: 5:57 pm on May 29th
croqzine writes: I'll miss your roster of bloggers!
Posted: 1:07 am on May 29th
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