(In other, related news, today is my lovely boyfriend’s birthday. Happy birthday J.)
Category Archives: Craft on the interweb
I’ll admit Fair Trade stuff might be A Good Thing, but it isn’t always beautiful.
Fortunately, Just Trade exists. One of my bestest friends bought me a piece from the site (one of her friends owns it), and I wear it ALL the time.
ps. Kate and Gemma contributed to a little piece I’ve done for the Guardian and BlackBerry. It’s part of an awesome campaign I’m doing for them (along with my awesome colleague DT), which also includes this “how to draw a monster” piece by Jonathan Edwards (aka Felt Mistress‘s fella), “how to be a digital illustrator” by Sam Brewster and the “how to create a monster” video which features some of my favourite creatives. Go have a gander and let me know what you think.
The craft ledge and rapper actually have loads in common. Doing jail time, baking special brownies …
I wanna be in their gang.
Highstreet fascinators are usually pretty shocking (as Philip Treacy said in my book, “‘Cheap imitations are leading to the downfall of the headgear trend that milliners worked so hard to create; now they are just limp feathers and a tacky flower.”) So it’s awesome news that millinery legend Stephen Jones is doing a line for Debenhams.
Lovely piece on this by Peter York in the Independent.
“I love knitting. Oops, maybe I shouldn’t have said that, it’s not good for my image,” femalefirst.co.uk reports.
Whatevs Wasik, whatevs.
They’re here to stop making a good awful mess of your crafting: read their top advice in Material World and there’s every chance you’ll be lucky and WON”T end up on one of their blogs.
Who? Jen Farley
Why? The blogger behind Craigs Dump, a VERY funny site that gathered the very worst of the worst listings on popular US site Craig’s list
Where can I see more? craigsdump.wordpress.com
Who? Renee Nichols
Why? If you make something that looks crap and post it on the web, she WILL track you down and post it on her blog, Craftastrophe. Because like the tagline says, handmade isn’t always pretty.
Where can I see more? craftastrophe.net
Who? Heather Mann
Why? Admit to your epic craft fails to Heather and she WILL post them on her blog, Craft Fail. But she will be nice about your misfortunes, don’t worry. Well, nice-ish.
Where can I see more? craftfail.com
Who? Jen Yates
Why? Because Cake Wrecks, her blog that – yep, you’ve guessed it, charts the most awful and hilarious attempts at baking on the web – is absolutely brilliant.
Where can I see more? cakewrecks.com
Who? April Winchell
Why? The most successful of these craft fail blogs is Regretsy, the blog that picks out the very worst Etsy sellers and the trash they try and flog. April – the actress, voiceover artist, presenter and all round celebrity type person – secured a Random House book deal for this blog, and also started a foundation based around it to raise cash for charity.
Where can I see more? regretsy.com
You TOTALLY can. Support Sarah Corbett, the super-awesome craftivist, with just $15 and your name could be in the back of her first book, The Little Book of Craftivism. A perfect Christmas present, right? Visit Indigogo.com for deets.
ps. Please do ignore the static image of me in the video on the site. NOT A GOOD LOOK.
Followers of MADWP will know that I’m rather partial to a bit of political craft – it’s why I made this gallery of the best Obama and Romney craft for the Guardian.
Having written it the day before the election, I wasn’t sure whether Melanie Howard’s prediction was going to be that accurate (she reckoned Obama might do it as his finger puppets were outselling the Romney ones), but I’m SUPER glad she was.