Jeff_Rudell, contributor | January 10th, 201141 comments
Art is for the ages, but paper is for the here and now! Embrace its ephemeral nature and even turn it to your advantage. Putting a little time into something that's not meant to last can yield wonderful results.
Jeff_Rudell, contributor | December 10th, 201032 comments
It's white. You can fold it. You can crease it. You can even wash it! But, it's not paper; it's fusible interfacing. And, if you're making large-scale origami this holiday, it is the perfect paper substitute.
Jeff_Rudell, contributor | October 7th, 200918 comments
A woman I hardly knew, with a disease I hardly understood, taught me one of the most important lessons of my life: that compassion dissolves fear. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I offer a belated thank you to Millie Barnett for introducing me to the big "C."
susanstars, contributor | May 24th, 20092 comments
Transform a few wooden discs into fun, sparkly jewelry that's just right for summer! I used some of my favorite Crafty Chica imagery and added a few rhinestones for extra pop, but this project is ultra-customizable, so you can mix in the colors or style you like best.
I write a lot about craft ideas that make great gifts, but what often gets lost in such articles is that I wrap a vast majority of the gifts I give in my very favorite box of all time. Download the pattern and you'll see that it is beautiful, sturdy, versatile, and a pleasure to open. I always have one or two boxes precut and ready to use.
Here's a terrific project that'll keep you in touch with where you've been as you venture to places yet to be discovered. They are also the perfect handmade present for any traveler. Check them out: you'll never be lost again!
Jeff_Rudell, contributor | March 30th, 20096 comments
For this week's project, I found myself revisiting my high school geometry notes. What was a seemingly simple idea in theory turned out to be a challenging exercise in precision when put into practice. However, challenging work offers satisfying rewards.
Jeff_Rudell, contributor | February 9th, 200913 comments
A simple blossom is pressed into service as both ink and printing plate. This fast and easy process gives new meaning to the term "botanical print" and is a wonderful way to capture the fleeting beauty of flowers.