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Crafting For Losers

Erica Ford | Posted 08.20.2014 | Parents
Erica Ford

As a kid, I knit my Dad a 16-foot long scarf and then wondered why he never wore it. A ceramic tree I painted looked like a melted bong. When I became a mother, I couldn't wait to craft with my own girls. I thought, I'll be good at crafting now!

5 Things Parents Are Not Obligated To Enjoy

Sara Goldstein | Posted 08.20.2014 | Parents
Sara Goldstein

I'm not about to bring another free loader with bodily fluids into my house. I've occasionally considered a goldfish and deemed them too much hassle less than 24 hours later. We are gloriously pet-free and I refuse to feel bad about that.

Summer Craft: Mint Tin Treasure Boxes

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.06.2014 | HuffPost Home
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Mark Kintzel, designer Here's a super-easy and super-fun project for the whole family! Transform empty mint tins into stylish ...

The Ultimate Handcrafted Item in America -- the Child

Vicki Cobb | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Vicki Cobb

In order to produce original thinkers, creators, innovators and inventors, as well as thoughtful citizens, it is in our national interest to handcraft each child.

How To Make Homemade Play Dough... In 47 Easy Steps

Kim Bongiorno | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Kim Bongiorno

44. Listen to her say, "I don't want to PLAY with the play dough. I just wanted to MAKE the play dough."

Jo-Ann Fabrics: A Forsaken Place

Brandy Ferner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy
Brandy Ferner

I quickly chose my fabrics, knowing full well that I had little time to meander as life with a newborn baby has me on the tight milk leash. I headed to the fabric table, which I will subsequently refer to as the 'hellmouth.'

The Most Generous City In America Is...

Posted 11.14.2013 | HuffPost Home

There are many ways to define generosity, but according to the DIY mavens at Craftsy, there's one true indicator of a person's propensity to give -- t...

Phone Book Pumpkins

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger, designer Mark Kintzel Every year, I receive at least two or three phone books. Seriously, who uses those anymore? They magically ...

Why Pinterest Will Not Be the Next Facebook

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Vanessa Van Edwards

No one loved Pinterest more than me. However, like any doomed relationship, Pinterest had a few deal-breakers I just couldn't shake. People often ask me -- will Pinterest be the next Facebook? A Twitter for women? Sadly, I think not. Here's why.

Why Tim Gunn Hates The Word 'Crafty'

Posted 09.03.2013 | HuffPost Home

Tim Gunn is by far one of our favorite television personalities, and after reading his latest interview with Etsy, we can't help but love him even mor...

Crafting an Infographic Narrative

VisualNews.com | Posted 08.12.2013 | Technology
VisualNews.com

The best infographics are created when a story comes first. In a completed piece, every data point, piece of copy, and design element should support the story. This does not mean, however, that the story an individual or organization wants to tell will intuitively translate to the infographic medium.

WATCH: The Queen Of Etsy Doesn't F*ck Around

Posted 02.03.2013 | Comedy

Most people probably think of Etsy as a place to find a "Parks & Rec" needlepoints or a bicycle charm for their antique bracelet, but apparently there...

6 Ways Crafting Can Help You Destress

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 10.30.2012 | HuffPost Home

Grab your glue guns!

Replaced By A Younger Woman?

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 10.07.2012 | HuffPost Home

Say it ain’t so!

PHOTOS: 3 Adorable Book-Themed Crafts

Sarah Goldschadt | Posted 12.02.2012 | Books
Sarah Goldschadt

As a crafter who also happens to love books, I'm so excited for the release of my first book Craft-a-Day. I grew up in Denmark and love very simple projects that are easy to make at home.

HELP THESE WOMEN!

Posted 08.16.2012 | Comedy

The concept of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl isn't new by any means, but with sites like Etsy and Pinterest getting more popular by the minute, America i...

Sandwich Crafting: A Creative Guide

Will Levitt | Posted 09.23.2012 | Taste
Will Levitt

Some of you may have heard of the gourmet sandwich shop chain 'Wichcraft. It's a pretty appropriate name for a sandwich shop, not only because its so clever of a name, but because sandwiches really are crafted.

Mexico-Based Blogger Finds Inspiration In Nature

The Huffington Post | Erica Cheung | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

Geninne D. Zlatkis is an artist and mom who lives in Mexico and sells her crafts on Etsy. She describes herself as "passionately curious" and has a bo...

Crafting Your Valentine's Day Into the Day You Want

Candy Spelling | Posted 04.14.2012 | Celebrity
Candy Spelling

Valentine's Day is actually a wonderful opportunity for creativity. If you're a single girl, what could be more fun than getting a group of girlfriends together for a glass of chardonnay and jewelry making?

Most Useful Doormat Ever

Posted 12.05.2011 | Comedy

When you read "most useful doormat ever", you probably think this thing has some sort of super cleaning powers -- some scrubbing brushes or jet techno...

The Web Is a Room With a View

Pamela Poole | Posted 12.31.2011 | Fifty
Pamela Poole

When you choose to wear the red flannel shirt instead of the blue sweater, you're expressing yourself. Your mood. Your personality. Your values even. ...

PHOTOS Crafting With Your Cat: How To Make Cat Hair Book Covers

Posted 12.11.2011 | Books

We get a lot of e-mails. Yet when we received an e-mail announcing a book called "Crafting With Cat Hair," we have to admit, it caught our attention. ...

15 Ridiculous Facebook Items You Can Buy On Etsy

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 11.23.2011 | Comedy

Online marketplace Etsy is no stranger to Internet-inspired handmade crafts, so our savvier readers might not have been surprised to see a photo of a ...

Craft It Out

Deborah Lynn, M.D. | Posted 10.10.2011 | Parents
Deborah Lynn, M.D.

Creating, crafting something that comes from our own hands, ignites creation within, defeating the self-attack that is grabbing hold. Something Prozac and Celexa just can't do.