Material World: meet the craftastrophe experts

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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