Tag » arts and crafts
The next time someone asks who you're knitting that sweater for, say your brain. It's long been assumed that creative types like Sylvia Plath are somehow more susceptible to depression, when in fact the opposite might be true; writing poems may have been her brain's way of fighting depression.  "When we are involved in (creativity), we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life," says Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. "You know ... Read More
  Illustrator, art educator, and feminist Maggie Lynn Negrete needs your help to get her badass coloring book off the ground. Yes, I did just throw badass and coloring book together, and I mean it. Maggie is the creator of the Adventuring Princesses series, a coloring/comic book that features two young princesses the way they should be featured -- doing awesome ass-kicking things. An excerpt from the Kickstarter campaign: "Adventuring Princesses relates ... Read More
Terrariums are great for those folks who weren't born with a green thumb. At the risk of sounding like an infomercial, you seriously just set it and forget it. (Okay, so it's more like you mist it and forget it, but you get the point.) Twig Terrariums is a "verdant venture" between two friends, Michelle Inciarrano and Katy Maslow. Their shop in Gowanus, Brooklyn boasts a variety of terrariums (moss, plant, succulent, and air plant), DIY kits, gardening swag, and ... Read More
I don't know about you but I love all things glittery and sparkly. Show me something shiny and I am all over it. Unfortunately, I don't have a crafty bone in my body but if you do you can make your own shoes and glittery ones at that. The tumblr  Tutorializer is a blog that shows you how to create your own crafty projects and they now show you how to make your own shoes. And just in time for Halloween! Inspired by the Dolce and Gabbana's worn in the August ... Read More