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Chef's Pencil Set

We're certainly not Top Chef material, but we have the basics down and can make a mean mac 'n' cheese. However, that's not to say we can't use some assistance every once in a while, which is where the oh-so-handy Chef's Pencil Set ($10) comes... [More]

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Between the Lines Coloring Book

We heart coloring books. Why? When we're watching TV in the evenings, scribbling away with crayons or coloring pencils keeps our fingers & brains occupied so we're not tempted to rummage through the refrigerator for snacks. But, coloring in pictures of Barbie or Dora the... [More]

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Jewelboxing System

Songwriters and mix tape makers (you old romantics), listen up and put the craft paper and scotch tape down. The clean white slate of the Jewelboxing System ($58-$220) lets us make a high quality limited edition CD and DVD package set. Presentation is key in... [More]

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Paper and Craft

Time to be honest. Some of us out there have pretty much zero crafty ability - sewing, knitting, painting, letterpress, you name it, we're bad at it. However, paper is a medium that even those of us without the Martha gene can usually manage without... [More]

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Rose Checker Pin Cushion

This Rose Checker Pin Cushion ($10) might just be cute enough for us to want to take up sewing. If the motivation fails us, though, it can double as cute, deceptive decoration to manipulate unsuspecting friends and suitors into believing that we can sew.... [More]

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Made by Hand: Searching for Meaning in a Throwaway World

The incredible popularity of Etsy and all things DIY seems strange, when you consider our society's obsession with all things disposable and temporary. It's not, though: handmade things have more intrinsic value and meaning. Sure, you can snag a scarf at Target for $8.95 and... [More]

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Photoart Wall Clock

The natural birch wood Photoart Wall Clock by Sativa Turner doesn't look like a DIY project because it makes such a pretty picture here, but it is. Don't get any panties in a twist yet. This is a paint by number kit - nothing too... [More]

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Cupcake Crayons

Who didn't chew on crayons when they were a kid? Certainly we all wondered if our Grape crayon actually tasted like fruity goodness. Other than the slight concern that young ones might continue their efforts to consume the waxy art product, we can't find a... [More]

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Coccoina Adhesive

For those of us who, erm, ate library paste as children (you know who you are, admit it!), and still love a little arts & crafts, the Coccoina Adhesive ($8) might just be your new best friend. Made from almonds, it has the taste -... [More]

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Online Craft Summer Camp

Summer camp was a precious time of friendship bracelets, walks along the lake at twilight, storytelling at the campfire, and innocent pre-adolescent romance. Well, RedVelvetArt's Online Craft Summer Camp ($60) has none of those things, but that doesn't make it any less amazing! A mere... [More]

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Reprodepot Folk Pattern Book

For vintage inspired boho backdrops in a snap, the Reprodepot Folk Pattern Book ($16) kicks butt. We can take our pick of 225 textile designs handpicked by founder Djerba Goldfinger and go straight to the finish line with step-by-step directions for ten fabulous papercraft projects.... [More]

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Anatomical Heart Felting Kit

The crafting revolution has taken the world by storm, and we're pumped to try our hands at something new, there's just one problem - what do we do with this crap after we make it? Too much of the crafting scene seems more like stuff... [More]

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I Swear To Good You Are God At This

Some days, we all need a little creative inspiration - especially those of us who write for a living and have to be "on" all the freaking time - and I Swear To Good You Are God At This usually does the trick. Written by... [More]

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Photojojo!: Insanely Great Photo Projects and DIY Ideas

Photojojo! is all about making photography more awesome, and now the authors of your favorite photo newsletter have penned an equally amazing book - helping you turn those old pictures into new works of art. Photojojo!: Insanely Great Photo Projects and DIY Ideas ($15) features... [More]

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A Bicycle Coloring Book

Here's a fun bike month treat for you (or your kiddos, cousins, or hipster friends) - A Bicycle Coloring Book Vol. 2 ($8) is full of black and white line drawings of bikes. If any of the images catch your eye, they're all available as... [More]

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One-Yard Wonders: 101 Sewing Fabric Projects

Crafting is like eating, sometimes our eyes are bigger than our stomachs, or in this case our hands. We have grandiose ideas that we are a smidge more Martha than we really are - when maybe we've just never been given the right tools, or... [More]

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The Paper Bride

DIY brides and lovers of all crafts paper related will adore the inspiration and instruction found in The Paper Bride: Wedding DIY from Pop-the-Question to Tie-the-Knot and Happily Ever After ($17). Despite the title, these crafts aren't relegated to the wedding realm. Learn how to... [More]

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Knitting Green: Conversations and Planet Friendly Projects

Knitters, go beyond simple diagrams and instructions with Knitting Green: Conversations and Planet Friendly Projects ($16). Prospective knitters, learn the way of the needle from fiber to finished product with all the eco-friendly issues covered. No matter who you are, with 20 green projects included,... [More]

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Sew Darn Cute

Some of us are lucky enough to have crafty moms, and if that's you, perhaps she'd enjoy Sew Darn Cute: Sweet and Simple Projects to Sew and Embellish ($20). Others of us have developed a love of crafty items, and we'll be buying this book... [More]

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Stitch-it Doll Kit

The fantastic folks at The Little Experience have created the coolest kits that encourage children to make and do! We can't sing their praises enough or highlight their entire catalog of rocking kits, so we'll start with Dolly. Stitch-it Doll Kit ($15) makes one super... [More]

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