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But... I maked these!

Do people actually appreciate getting hand made knitted items, or are they mostly just annoying gifts? What knitted items would you actually appreciate receiving? [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Sep 4, 2014 - 93 answers

I solemnly swear it's not a knitted jumper again!

What are your go-to craft projects for gift giving? What handmade goods do you like to receive? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on May 3, 2014 - 33 answers

Large, pretty, possibly handmade chess set - more details?

Bought a large, possibly handmade chess set at a thrift store - can anyone give me more info about it? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Apr 15, 2014 - 6 answers

What things cannot be made by machine?

For example knitting can be duplicated by machine, but crocheted items can only be made by hand. I'm curious, are there other things that cannot be duplicated by machine?
posted by patheral on Oct 8, 2013 - 24 answers

I've stitched it, now what do I _do_ with it?

Please help me find good ideas of how to incorporate a 4" x 5" piece of needlepoint into a project for a new baby. [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on Jan 22, 2013 - 16 answers

A labor of love

Help/ideas/moral support needed for handmade wedding invitations for a 10-person wedding. [more inside]
posted by xiaolongbao on Dec 12, 2012 - 8 answers

Info and value on a Peruvian tapestry?

Artfilter: What can you tell me about this handmade Peruvian weaving/tapestry? [more inside]
posted by eggman on Apr 17, 2012 - 6 answers

Please recommend craft ideas for Winter gift giving.

Can you help me gather some project ideas for gift-giving? Food, crafts, fun stuff all welcome. [more inside]
posted by Blisterlips on Nov 18, 2011 - 13 answers

Tell me about the best handmade gifts you've received

What are the best handmade gifts you've received? [more inside]
posted by Nickel Pickle on Nov 16, 2011 - 37 answers

Is there a NICE credit-card multitool out there?

Is there such a thing as a really nice, possibly handmade, credit-card-sized multitool? Examples of what I'm NOT looking for below the fold. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 27, 2011 - 9 answers

Resources for making handmade jewellery (earrings)

Looking for information about making handmade jewellery (earrings) - resources, tips, help, suggestions, etc. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Apr 25, 2011 - 7 answers

Pretty, personalized DIY baby gifts?

Please recommend small, pretty gift ideas (preferably personalized!) that I can hand-make as new-baby, birthday or Christmas presents for small children. [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Feb 7, 2011 - 21 answers

Help me find a metal clock frame.

Art Project: I'd like to make a wall clock, using an easy-to-find movement piece and handmade face. The hard part is the frame... Help me find a round metal frame that can be purchased cheaply, perhaps from a hardware manufacturer... [more inside]
posted by blastrid on Dec 13, 2010 - 6 answers

Good gift for a vet student?

My soon-to-be sister-in-law is a first-year vet student, going to school in the UK. I wanted to get her a relevant present for the holidays (something related to being a vet student, perhaps?), but am drawing a blank. There's just a little bit [more inside]
posted by mingodingo on Dec 2, 2010 - 10 answers

Sweet gifts from Portland: where to look?

Where are some good places in Portland, OR to find handmade, local or edible gifts for my mother? [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Nov 12, 2010 - 10 answers

What are some ideas for little knitted and felted wares?

What are some small, knitted or felted goodies that will prove to be popular at an upcoming (Christmas) craft sale? [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Oct 18, 2010 - 27 answers

Puns about books? I'm drawing a blank! (page)

I need 144 (or maybe 36) different bad puns, "witty" sayings, and short jokes (plus accompanying pictures) about reading and books. Can you help me? [more inside]
posted by Mizu on Sep 28, 2010 - 30 answers

I rather like this person, let's not accidentally curse her..

Help me not bungle up some esoteric part of this dreamcatcher crafting project! [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon on May 26, 2010 - 3 answers

Not only do I "do more," I don't really even do my hair.

Where can I buy more cute 1" pins like these? [more inside]
posted by tantivy on Jan 11, 2010 - 14 answers

How to dispute non-delivery of item?

How do I dispute a claim for a handmade item when the PayPal dispute time has expired? The seller strung me along with claims that it was going to be sent until I ran out of time to dispute it. [more inside]
posted by silentbicycle on Sep 27, 2009 - 11 answers

Rockin' Mexico

GuitarFilter! I'm going to Mexico in september and i want to buy a guitar. Coming from Germany, are guitars much cheaper there? I specifically want to buy a Taylor Baby guitar (280 euros in germany), or should i buy a handmade one that mexico is so famous for? :p
posted by freddymetz on Aug 12, 2009 - 4 answers

High-end baby boutiques in the DC Metro area? Selling handmade?

Where are the fancy stores that might help me sell my handmade baby clothes? [more inside]
posted by GardenGal on Jul 20, 2009 - 11 answers

Examples of handmade cards for small business invitations

Where can I find examples of handmade corporate or small business event invitations? [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Jun 15, 2009 - 1 answer

Too lazy to make my own hand-made cards

I'd like to buy a bunch of hand-made birthday cards so I'd have a stash of them at home and wouldn't have panicky last-minute card shopping trips to the mall/stationery shop. I've browsed Etsy, but it's so... big, and their search engine is not the best and I give up after scrolling 10 pages of search results. Please give me recommendations for your favorite Etsy card-makers/sellers! [more inside]
posted by gakiko on May 12, 2009 - 4 answers

Crafty DC Shopping?

Crafty Gift Filter: Help! I need a place in the DC metro area that sells crafty gifts. [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Dec 5, 2008 - 11 answers

Weekend project ideas?

I spent some pleasant time this past weekend planting a windowsill herb garden. What are some other similarly self-contained projects I can do in a day or two this winter? [more inside]
posted by adiabat on Nov 13, 2008 - 12 answers

Where to find a big place that offers little cool things?

There have got to be some fairs, antique markets, or craft events going on in southern California. Right? I'm dying to find some sort of fair or bazaar setting where people offer mostly hand-made or collectible trinkets, or similar odds-and-ends - without any 'modern factory-based goods' making their way into the booths. [more inside]
posted by Bakuun on Nov 2, 2008 - 6 answers

There's thought behind it, sure, but also twenty hours of knitting.

What are the most memorable, awesome or useful handmade gifts you've received or given? I'm in search of some inspiration, as well as cautionary tales. [more inside]
posted by carbide on Oct 19, 2008 - 38 answers

Soap making 101

I want to start making soap. But I don't know where to start. [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on Feb 3, 2008 - 10 answers

Need fake beans, need hot, fake beans.

Beans! I want to make a microwavable beanbag, something that I can nuke for 30 seconds or so and wrap warm around my neck - but I don't want to use beans. [more inside]
posted by roygbv on Jan 22, 2008 - 28 answers

Crafty Cards

Ideas for birthday Cards. I'm pretty clumsy, and have little / no artistic ability, but I like to make my birthday and (in five months time) christmas cards. Does anybody have any simple / easy recipies for good birthday cards. [more inside]
posted by seanyboy on Jul 3, 2004 - 7 answers

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