Jen_WJennifer Worick, Seattle, WA, US
And now shes lucky enough to write about her crafty pursuits. She is the author of more than twenty books, including The Prairie Girl’s Guide to Life, Getting Started Knitting, and the upcoming Backcountry Betty: Crafting with Style.
In her past life as a publishing executive, she served as Editorial Director at Running Press Book Publishers and becker&mayer;! She lives in Seattle and, like a good prairie girl, never allows her hands or mind to be idle.
Check out her blogs at http://prairietales.blogspot.com and http://thingsiwanttopunchintheface.blogspot.com.
Follow her on twitter at http://twitter.com/Jennifer_Worick
craft interests: embroidery, fashion, gifts, holidays, jewelry making, knitting, memory making, sewing
Member Since: 05/16/2008
With just a few shanked buttons and some crystals, create a stunning bracelet in less than an hour.
Grab a Dremel tool and create a pair of summery dangles out of a few pieces of beach glass collected during your seashore holiday.
Rub-on transfers can embellish and customize party favors for a bridal shower or party.
Repurpose a few pantry ingredients for a calorie-free body treat.
Show your support of breast cancer research and survivors through this inspiring stamped silver bracelet.
I’ve had a year-long meaningful, mind-blowing experience with CraftStylish. For that, I thank you.
Home is where the heart is, sure, but it’s also where the crafts are.
With just a few materials and a few minutes, you can whip up a stunning and unique bridesmaid’s pendant.
Wallingford, Queen Anne, Ballard, and Belltown are a few of Seattle's crafty neighborhoods.
Use a leaf found in your wanderings as a stamp for a cute baby onesie.
Use your surroundings both as inspiration and as a rich source of crafting supplies.
For every craft triumph, there is probably a trail of tears and ratty failed prototypes that came before.
With the premiere of Handmade Nation, I started pondering the indie craft movement, economics, and beyond.
I've been thinking about what things harsh my craft mellow. Here's my top 10 list.
As our crafts focus on buttons, I can't help but think about memories of Grandma and her button collection.
In just a few minutes, whip up this foxy choker out of ribbon and buckles.
Check out this amazing online serialization from storyteller Stephanie Watson.
Applying a bit of basic feng shui to your home and your workspace can shake things up (in a good way).
If you are spatially challenged in your bathroom or boudoir, whip up this smart and stylish solution for storing your makeup.
With a few photos of your favorite furry friend, you can create customized note cards for your friends (and his admirers).
Check out this great etsy store.
How do your crafts define who you are?
As I return home, I'm still reeling from the sights, sounds, and incredible talent I experienced at CHA.
With a little red paint and some dry-erase pens, you can add some Feng Shui mojo to your home for Valentine’s Day and beyond.
After working on this for months, I finally bound off in time for Inauguration Day.
Crafting is helping me ease the pain as I cope with the loss of a pet.
With just a few ingredients from the pantry, you can go green by making your own floor polish.
The gift wrap has been fed to the fire, bits of ribbon squirreled away for reuse, and all the handmade gifts distributed. What’s a crafter to do?
With just a few ingredients and dollars, you can whip up bathtub fizzies sure to please any tub lover.
Visit the Island of Misfit Gifts and give some unfortunate presents a new life.
Torpedo stinky shoes with this great little shoe stuffer.
In just a few minutes, you can make a batch of bath salts sure to please friends, family, and coworkers.
The top 10 ways to procraftinate during the holiday season and beyond.
Great for men, women, and kids, you can make a pair of PJs in an afternoon, using a favorite pair of pajama bottoms as a template.
So many seminal memories and trashy TV shows are indelibly linked to my creations. Or maybe that's just me.
If you need a bit of inspiration on what to make for those mysterious creatures commonly known as "men," "guys," "boys," and "dudes," here are a few ideas.
Gather various feathers during your adventures and transform a plain headband into an eye-catching confection.
The best way to get ready to make your holiday gifts is to make a plan. Here's a practical guide and some template downloads for you to create a Dare To Make it Journal that'll help you to make it for the holidays and enjoy the experience!
Rather than tired garlands or silvery tinsel, adorn your tree this year with a fun and personalized garland, made out of photo booth photo strips.
Start your holiday shopping by dropping by this West Seattle shopping extravaganza, full of handcrafted items.
Every gal needs a pair of silver hoops, and these are so easy that you can make some for yourself and all of your gal pals in one sitting.
How do you see crafting as a necessary activity in this economy?
Whip up a cuticle cream in no time with just a few ingredients.
Make a lovely, eye-catching pair of leafy earrings with just a few materials.
With only three ingredients, whip up a customized spray for freshening your clothes, ironing, or even your home.
Learn to love shrink plastic and quickly incorporate it into your jewelry-making. Start with this charming pendant.
Transform foreign currency or subway tokens into a hip necklace.
Check out the wonderful Mid-Century Modern prints from this etsy artist.
A craft swap is a great way to socialize with other craftanistas, AND get an infusion of new materials.
Melissa Gilbert is playing Caroline Ingalls and singing. Seriously.
Take a nod from fashion designers and build an inspiration board for your upcoming craft collection.
A love of gingham and petticoats—not to mention Laura Ingalls Wilder—can be integrated beautifully into crafting.
What would you put in your hope chest, both for your future or your children's?
Grow your clientele by looking beyond traditional outlets for your craft business.
Getting a book deal isn't as far-fetched as you might think.
Treat your best tools—your hands—to a little TLC with this rich cream.
Check out this amazing mobile from Philadelphia's Spool.
Just because you rock one craft doesn't always mean you can jump into another with ease.
Somehow, I can never manage to remain faithful to my constant, beloved crafts. Can you?
Maybe it's not just a creative block that is affecting your creativity; maybe it's your Myers-Briggs type.