Which crunchy/crafty/eclectic/kid-centered type stores should I visit when I'm in NYC? I'll be there for a seminar but will have some free time afterwards. [more inside]
Items weighing less than 1lb that make you think "WOW that's cool!" or "GOT to buy that!" on first glance? Catch: items already in your home or could do a bang-up job of creating in two weeks. [more inside]
Where can I find colorful velcro larger than 3" in diameter? [more inside]
My girlfriend really likes bracelets made from ordinary objects. She has a fork bracelet and a bike chain bracelet already. What are other objects that I could turn into bracelets for her? Or, alternatively, what are some cool Etsy shops that make cool bracelets out of everyday stuff? [more inside]
LA Gourmet Cocktails? What are the finest, most crafted cocktails you've had in LA? High-end genius drinkology? Even just the best-balanced martini? Is there a molecular gastronomy equivalent here? [more inside]
what is the coolest thing I can make using 1000 redundant business cards? [more inside]
Hi all, I have recently become obsessed with origami, and I love the funkier side of the craft. Bright colors, geometric patterns, modular pieces. I have the basic folds down, but now I want to make and learn about really cool stuff. Do any of you have suggestions about the most interesting origami papers, websites, discussion groups, patterns, etc.? Or any other origami advice?
I'm trying to figure out how to colour some clear glass tea light holders to maximize sexiness and avoid flames. [more inside]
Can you recommend some alternatives to Make magazine/blog without the social baggage and less emphasis on blinktrons and noisetrons? [more inside]
Where can I find light weight potatoes made of foam/plastic/etc? [more inside]
DIY art/craft help with the gingko tree/leaf as inspiration. [more inside]
What kind of filler should I use in the home-made microwaveable heat packs I'm making for holiday presents this year? [more inside]
How do I go about making my own lavender bags? I'm planning on making some softies for Christmas presents and am unsure on whether they need to be fully filled with herb (dude) or whether a mixture of polyfilling is needed (less expensive). I'm also wondering what kind of lavender to use, and where the best (UK) place to obtain it may be. [more inside]
Please give me recommendations for craft stores in London, UK! Specifically: card making, optional: knitting and soap making/rebatching. Bonus points for locations around Oxford Street and/or easy access by tube! [more inside]
Help me decide how to attach state quarters to my quilt project! [more inside]
I am looking for a place in NYC that is like the RFD in Washington DC. Any beer aficionados know? [more inside]
Help me remember a random arts-and-crafts kit from my childhood... with a German twist? [more inside]
Metal art/craft question - I need to scratch a design into a lot of cold rolled 22 gauge steel. [more inside]
Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble. Halloween is fast approaching and I need help creating some apothecary style props from the Bard's well known witches chant based on the introduction to That Scottish Play. Most of my audience isn't going to remember much past "eye of newt and toe of frog" but being a geek about details I'd like to try to create a tableaux of the entire contents of that cauldron. [more inside]
What is this children's papercraft book? Simple cut-out paper people (like gingerbread men) go on adventures (at sea, in the forest?) [more inside]
I need a crystal-clear transparent liquid that is as heavy (dense) or heavier than water, not dangerous, and not difficult to obtain. The heavier the better. The catch - it can't be water-based. [more inside]
Can someone help me remember this book? It was a book about making all sorts of things from paper, mainly models, and I remember the start of the book talking about how to make forest fairies and flora (actually fungi). [more inside]
What's in a (handmade crafts shop) name? ...Connotations of Boutique, Creations, Studio, etc. [more inside]
I need a craft that has tangible results! [more inside]
CraftFilter: I want to make a bracelet designed around a ring, but I need instructions. [more inside]
How can I "uncurl" photos that are no longer flat, but have somehow become warped? [more inside]
Colorado Craft Filter: I am looking to find how to procure another mounted monster head. [more inside]
I’m looking for an eco-friendly, or at least less damaging, alternative to these Styrofoam craft cones. [more inside]
What's the best way to make sharp, detailed, flexible custom stencils? [more inside]
Where can I find needlepoint supplies in DC? [more inside]
I just bought some interesting fabric from an enormous textile discount place. See link for crappy cellphone picture. Obviously, the pattern incorporates a logo (there is a teeny registered trademark sign inside each square), but I cannot place it. Any ideas? Someday, it will be a bag or maybe a skirt and I'd like to know who or what I'm wearing. Thanks!
I want to learn metal crafts using a scribe/jeweler or marquetry saw and soldering. I live in Los Angeles (specifically Burbank) and I've tried vocational schools but can't find any specific courses, just entire certification programs in welding & such. I'm better learning when someone experienced is teaching and not from a book. I'm willing to pay for courses...just can't find any.
Setting up shop filter. [more inside]
Help me name my new business venture. I'm looking for a creative/non-cliche name for a bed & breakfast that will cater to crafters, with an emphasis on scrapbookers. Basically it will be a three day/two night girls weekend. The B&B has a large craft area. We'll also offer massage, manicure and pedicure. Any ideas?
I am trying to prototype my own board/card game. I need a way to design a card format onto 4" x 6" and 3" x 3" spaces. Something like the software CCG maker but different sizes and not Magic specific. [more inside]
What are the preeminent online resources for quilters? [more inside]
Alternatives to staples, paper, glue etc for paper fastening in crafts and papercraft? [more inside]
I want to make a promotional mug that has a picture of a brain on it, where some 'brain activations' appear when the mug is heated. I've seen color-changing mugs like this around, but I can't seem to find out where to get them made. [more inside]
I've decided to make my own Christmas cards this year. But I'm having trouble deciding what to say inside them. [more inside]
With the joyous event of the election of a Rudd Labor Government here in Australia, I'm thinking of commemorating the win by taking the front page of a few newspapers and turning them into one of those hard wood posters you can buy from some music stores and poster shops. I am reliably informed that this process is called 'poster boarding' and from the few places I've looked at who do it professionally, this is going to set me back anywhere between $100 to $300 per poster. So I'm wondering if this is something I could do myself. If so, what do I need to buy, what do I need to do (a step by step process would be nice) and, importantly, how easy/hard will this be for a first-timer to do?
Where would I order small quantities of cheap but good-quality plain long-sleeve t-shirts for kids? [more inside]
Holiday craft ideas needed-catch is I want ideas that can be fun for my very creative, talented artistic 10 year old, and her sister, not quite 2. Tried and tested ideas, if possible, not just links to generic craft websites (links to fabulous websites you've found to be useful will be appreciated, of course). [more inside]
Help me make this retro t-shirt. [more inside]
woodworkers and/or adhesive experts: Is there some way to "seal" a thin piece of cedar wood so that it won't split? [more inside]
I would like to make some Halo (the video game) things for my husband's birthday (next week). I am thinking about a Halo-cake (any good ideas? I don't want to make a photo cake) but don't have any other ideas. I don't live in the US and cannot buy many special products here. I also don't want to spend a lot of money. It's the idea that counts. Any ideas?
My wife and I went to a craft fair and I was fairly surprised that I didn't see any JellyBean Bonzai (prototype here) trees there. Everything was giant squids and plushy monsters. Now I'm feeling crafty, but I don't want to kill anyone. [more inside]
how can i paint my laminate top guitar? [more inside]
What kind of fun can I have with 36 colors of permanent markers? [more inside]
I want to know how to make my own boxes. [more inside]