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DIY Spree in Chicago

DIY Spree in Chicago

Check out Venus Web Editor Lauren Liss' round-up of all the cool stuff she saw at the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago.

The Lunar Calendar 2006

The Lunar Calendar 2006

For 30 years Nancy FW Passmore has been publishing The Lunar Calendar, mostly as a labor of love. The months are portrayed through the moon's cycle, so you can keep track of where the moon is, not always an easy thing in cities! The calendar connects us to nature by lettiing us know what's up with the moon and also through the inclusion of "tree wisdom", pictures and descriptions of leaves, poetry and art. A valuable reference for all lunatics!

Crafting for Manly Men

Crafting for Manly Men

I don't know who David Seah is, but I came across this entry: Crafting for Manly Men and it has all kinds of rad equipment. Sometimes seeing the equipment makes me think of the possibilities. Even tho I'm not a manly man. Or, indeed, any kind of man.

KnitBits

KnitBits

It's been a banner week for craft. Healthy competition between crocheted zombies and knit robots can only be helpful for the craft world at large. Here's one more reason (as if you needed more) for crafters to hold their head up high. This morning, BoingBoing published a link to knitting website knitty, which brings us an article on KNITTED BREAST PROSTHESES! It seems that Beryl Tsang, creator of "tit bits" struggled with not-so-aesthetic prostheses, which, while they might jiggle just right, are heavy, and reminded her of a piece of liver.
Being a MacGyver type, she knitted herself a proud, luxe replacement:

I finished my first knitted titty an hour before the party and wore it with one of my favorite lacy underwires. When a friend, who had been following the whole titty saga, saw me she remarked, "You really did a great job! Your left breast looks almost as good as the right one -- a bit lumpy but very realistic."
"You know," I replied, "It was my right breast that was removed."
LINK to article and pattern via BoingBoing LINK to TitBits store

CraftyChica's First Podcast

CraftyChica's First Podcast

Kathy Cano Murillo -- The Crafty Chica -- launches her first Crafty Chica Podcast. This first installment discusses Halloween decorations (Halloween is just two weeks away!) and the upcoming NaNoWriMo -- National Novel Writing Month.

Nano Nano

Nano Nano

The iPod-case-designer's work is never done. But who wants to shell out $40 for a carefully manipulated piece of plastic or leather? Me neither. The DIY iPod Nano Case with urban camo option (ie: inside an Altoids tin or gum packaging) will protect your precious pocket jukebox and thwart covetess, sticky fingers. Complete instructions and a downloadable pattern. Thank you, sneakmove!

More from Make

More from Make

For those too mushy to wade through piles of transistor chips, there's a subblog on Make re: crafting of the more "traditional" kind. Enjoy!

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