Craftster

Join our chums at Craftster tonight, May 21st, from 4-6pm PDT for Happy Hour! They’ll be slashing prices in the their Shop by 30% for two hours only! Tons of crafty tees, kids clothes, necklaces, and even the Handmade Nation DVD! This is their biggest discount ever, so cozy up with the drink of your choice and start shopping!

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It's the Craftster Pick of the Week - brought to you by Mr X Stitch!

Time for another look at some of the great work featured in the forums at Craftster. Note: Although theyíre the pick of this week, they may have appeared before this week.

To paraphrase* an infamous American Supreme Court decision, “I can’t define art quilts, but I know them when I see them.” When I saw Seamlessgem’s post on craftster, I knew immediately her project was at least as much art as it was quilt.

She made this for her man for his birthday and included both her and her son’s hand prints in the quilting. It’s a ancient and powerful image, the hand print, and a wonderfully personal inclusion in this wonderful piece.

Check out the craftster post to see her freehand machine embroidered title and signature.

*This is what is called “taraphrasing” around here, since I’m wont to misquote. Ahem.

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It's the Craftster Pick of the Week - brought to you by Mr X Stitch!

Time for another look at some of the great work featured in the forums at Craftster. Note: Although theyíre the pick of this week, they may have appeared before this week.

Shaebay has once again shown us all how awesome she is by creating this underwear themed quilt.

I can’t get over how much I love this. And so much work went into it! Read more about it in Shaebay’s original post – and to see more from her, check out her flickr photostream or her etsy store. Trust me, it’s all good!

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It's the Craftster Pick of the Week - brought to you by Mr X Stitch!

Time for another look at some of the great work featured in the forums at Craftster. Note: Although theyíre the pick of this week, they may have appeared before this week.

Usually it’s the details that make or break an item and in the case of Snowday’s entry into Craftster Challenge #47: Reusable Shopping Bags the embroidery takes it from super practical and dang cute to exquisitely attractive.

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She use both machine embroidery

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and hand embroidery.

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She thoughtfully designed this bag and went the extra 1.60934 kilometers to re-purpose materials she had on hand including old clothing and a bicycle intertube! †Check out the original craftster post to see all the amazing details.

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