Hobbes Plush Sewing Pattern

Don't get excited - its just a sewing pattern! It's not easy getting a plush toy to look like Hobbes, but the version by Lindsay Mays of the Silent Orchid Studio is spot-on... which is why she was flooded with order requests and decided to... [More]

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Fiskars Heart Hand Punch

When it comes to hole-punching, where's the romance!? Where's the passion!? Regular circle punches are so "couch and Netflix," while the Fiskars Heart Hand Punch ($6) is "top of a Ferris wheel in Paris."... [More]

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Black Friday Bender: Beeswax Candle Rolling Craft Kit

Sick of making paper snowflakes and clothespin reindeer? We're not really, but if it's time to move the kids onto more advanced crafts this holiday season, check out the Beeswax Candle Rolling Craft Kit ($22) at HearthSong. Choose between the vague-yet-politically-correct color schemes of "Holiday"... [More]

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Laser-Guided Scissors

Tired of doing all your DIY clothes in a tattered style? Making a straight cut can be as hard as a drawing a perfect circle, so we're calling in the big guns: lasers! The Laser-Guided Scissors ($9) add the precision of a sniping to snipping.... [More]

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Turkey Rosette Centerpiece Kit

Ahh, Turkey Day. With a dozen or so guests and a big meal to prep, the last thing you need to do is spend forever on decor. The Turkey Rosette Centerpiece Kit ($20) is a happy compromise. You spend - tops - an hour putting... [More]

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Supersized Colouring Pictures

Looking for a way to shut the kids up entertain the children you love so dearly? These 36"x59" Supersized Colouring Pictures ($11) are big enough to keep all the kids busy and the house quiet for one glass - maybe even one-and-a-half glasses - of... [More]

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Devine Color Gold Dust

Everything is better when it's shiny, from wood floors to jewelry to your currently salt-encrusted car. Wall colors are no exception. This Devine Color Gold Dust ($10) can be dumped into a paint can of your choice to lend any hue an extra dash of... [More]

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Crayola Marker Maker

They never seem to have to exact color you're looking for, do they? Well, stop turning all your art projects into black and white - get the Crayola Marker Maker ($14) instead! Create up to sixteen markers of your own design by following the mixing... [More]

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Machine Gun Red Riding Hood Art Block

Typical chauvinistic fairy tales: a defenseless woman is being terrorized by an overgrown dog, and needs the help of an oafish lumberjack to fix her problems for her. The Machine Gun Red Riding Hood Art Block ($35) rethinks this story for modern times...with the welcome... [More]

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Stitch 'N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker

If you're wondering how a pastime like knitting ever got popular with the young crowds, it's partially thanks to Debbie Stoller, author of the bestselling Stitch 'n Bitch books. But now she's dug her hooks into crocheting with her book, Stitch 'N Bitch Crochet: The... [More]

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Doodle Duvet

Are you tired of bland, traditional duvet patterns and prefer something with a little more dinosaur on it? The Doodle Duvet ($50) lets you "draw on it, wash it, and do it again." Its personal touch has the spirit of a memory quilt - but... [More]

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Steampunk Bag of Gears

When working with steampunk clothes, where are you supposed to shop for parts...um, materials? This Steampunk Bag of Gears ($3) might be useless to a watchmaker, but to the right designer, it's exactly what they've been looking for.... [More]

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HomeMade Gin Kit - Christmas Blend

Don't let the festivities and smiling decorations fool you - the holidays are stressful...and you're going to need something harder than eggnog. Thankfully, the makers of the HomeMade Gin Kit are now offering a Christmas Blend ($10): cinnamon, clove, ginger, and rosemary. The Kit alone... [More]

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Cheap Thrill: Heart Pegs

Surprisingly, these darling Heart Pegs ($5 for ten) from Down Under meet our Cheap Thrill requirements, even with regular international shipping charges. What you do with them when they reach your doorstep is up to you. Attach them to packages for pretty presentation, use them... [More]

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Watercolor Postcards: A Portable Studio

If what our moms said was true, the best gifts are homemade (even though they never wore those macaroni necklaces we slaved over...). Why then should you send someone some crappy old postcard when you could paint one yourself - in watercolor! Watercolor Postcards: A... [More]

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Make Your Own Snow Globe Kit

They never got around to making that snow globe for Albuquerque, did they*? No worries, because you can do it yourself with the Make Your Own Snow Globe Kit ($28). Finally natives of Death Valley, the Atacama Desert, and the Australian Outback can join in... [More]

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Day of the Dead Iron-On Transfer Patterns

You know what that throw pillow's missing? An elaborately decorated sugar skull. And you know what would look great on that shirt? An elaborately decorated sugar skull. What would jazz up this tablecloth? Hmm, my instinct is saying an elaborately decorated sugar skull. If we... [More]

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Cavallini & Co. Vintage Maps Stickers

You know what that steamer trunk you're using for a coffee table is missing? These Cavallini & Co. Vintage Maps Stickers ($15), clearly. They'll help make it look like a truly well-traveled thrift store find instead of something you picked up at Walmart.... [More]

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Made By Hand

With great power comes great responsibility, and if you can make a birdhouse without it turning out to be your tenth ashtray this month, then you are powerful indeed and must exercise your gift. Best-selling author Lena Corwin's Made By Hand ($30) contains twenty-six craft... [More]

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Not Very Dangerous Tool Pen Set

Want to feel handy? Write down that to-do list with something from this Not Very Dangerous Tool Pen set ($20). Instructing someone else to get that dishwasher back up and running by way of a scribble from a faux pair of pliers will make you... [More]

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