Valentine’s Flip Book

February 11, 2010 - Filed under Valentine's Day


Check out this super cute Valentine’s Day Flip book from Color Me Katie. This simple project is a great way to make a big statement… and it’s pretty easy to pull off. All you need is a camera, a printer, and some markers, and you can make your own “kiss in your pocket” flip book.

Flip Book from katie sokoler on Vimeo.

Posted by: kelly

Heart Cake Tutorial

February 10, 2010 - Filed under How-to, Valentine's Day


I’m in love with this cake… not only does it look absolutely delicious, but I love the surprise when you cut into this cake. This is one of those cakes that would actually make it acceptable to steal a piece before it makes it to the table.

I am baker, has been busy perfecting this cake and has posted a detailed step-by-step tutorial… if you’re daring enough to attempt this!

Check out the tutorial here


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The World’s Smallest Valentine

February 9, 2010 - Filed under Valentine's Day


Lea from The World’s Smallest Postal Service has a super sweet teeny tiny Valentine’s package. This “cute as a button” package is exactly that…. cute as a button. Each teeny tiny package is custom addressed, and includes a little strip of paper, saying “You are as cute as a…”. Under the teeny tiny newspaper, your valentine will find a vintage button.

Order now while supplies last

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“Vote for Us” in the Handmade Olympics

February 8, 2010 - Filed under Events


Woohoo! has been shortlisted for “favourite blog with a handmaking focus” at RikRak Studio’s Handmade Olympics. There are 9 other fantastic blogs shortlisted in this category so we need all the help we can get! Please head on over here and vote for Talk Crafty To me! (no registering required, just a simple click)


Once you’ve voted be sure to check out all the other great events.

{ event 1 } :: our favourite handmade goodie with an innovative design
{ event 2 } :: our favourite handmade goodie for kids
{ event 3 } :: our favourite handmade eco friendly goodie
{ event 4 } :: our favourite handmade item that inspires lovelieness + wellness (in our homes, for ourselves, etc.)
{ event 5 } :: our favourite handmade personality/group forwarding kindness thru handmaking
{ event 6 } :: our favourite thrifty-forward, sustainable-minded blog, shop or site.
{ event 7 } :: our favourite FUN-FILLED handmade OR vintage goodie
{ event 8 } :: our favourite handmaking-focus blog <— this is our event!

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Groundhog Day!

February 2, 2010 - Filed under Amigurumi


Buy this cute little guy from moonscreations on Etsy.

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Sweets for your Sweet

February 2, 2010 - Filed under Valentine's Day

If ever there was a holiday that begged for sinfully sweet treats it’s Valentine’s Day! If you’re thinking about baking up something yummy for the one you love here’s some sweet inspiration…

valentine sweets

1. Big Kisses | 2. Cake Truffles | 3. Decorated Sugar Cookies | 4. Scrabble Cookies | 5. Mini Heart Cupcakes | 6. Red Wine Chocolate Truffles | 7. Red Velvet Whoopie Pies | 8. Raspberry & Macadamia Nanaimo Bars

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Etsy Valentine’s Card Roundup

January 29, 2010 - Filed under Paper goods, Valentine's Day

Not everyone has time to make their own Valentines, but that doesn’t mean you can’t support handmade. Here are some of my favorite Valentine cards on


1. You know what I love more than Bacon? | 2. Like a fat kid love cake | 3. I love you more than Xbox | 4. Crazy bunnies in Love | 5. I love you so much… | 6. You’re the cheese to my macaroni


7. Octopus love | 8. I (blank) You. | 9. I ♥ you | 10. blank mini note cards

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Nothing says ‘I love you’ like giving handmade

January 25, 2010 - Filed under Paper goods, Valentine's Day

This Valentine’s Day instead of giving into the commercial craze of the holiday, show someone you really love them, by giving them something handmade. Here’s a few simple card ideas to get you inspired, they’re quick and easy, and feel extra special cause they’re handmade!


Stitched Hearts | Stars & Hearts | Paper Hearts | Button Heart | Puppy Love | Love

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Reknit – Turn your old sweaters into something new!

January 21, 2010 - Filed under Kniting


Have you got an old sweater or two, hanging around in the back of your closet that you’re just not sure what to do with? Well look no further… You can send your old sweater to designer Haik Avanian‘s mom and she’ll unravel it, knit it into something new and send it back to you.

Each month Haik’s mom will Reknit a new and useful object, this month she’s making scarves, but you can vote on what you’d like next month’s object to be — a beanie, socks, an iPod case, or cut-off gloves.

Visit the Reknit website to print out a shipping label for your sweater and get Haik’s mom knitting for you!

Check out Reknit


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Help Haiti through crafting

January 17, 2010 - Filed under Events

Wishing you could do more to help those in need in Haiti? In addition to donating money, I’ve got two crafty ways you can give…

Craft Hope for Haiti

Craft Hope for Haiti

The Craft Hope Etsy shop is full of generously donated handcrafted goods, with all proceeds going to Doctors Without Borders. New products are being added all the time, so check out some of the great finds, and feel good knowing that your purchase is making a difference.

If you can sew, knit, crochet, or craft you can also help, by donating your items to the shop. Visit the Craft Hope website for more info.

Visit the Craft Hope for Haiti Etsy Store >

(A few of the items up for sale on Craft Hope)

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Haiti Relief Silent Auction

Indie Fixx has organized a silent auction with all proceeds to going to the Red Cross International Response Fund. Each day new items, that have been donated by indie crafters, artists and designers will be put up for auction. You can bid via the comments and are able rebid as much as you want. The highest bidder wins, and can make their payment through Paypal. Jen from Indie Fixx will pay all the Paypal fee’s to ensure that 100% of your bid goes to the Red Cross.

The best way you can help is by bidding! There are some fantastic items up for grabs, and every little bit helps.

Visit the Indie Fixx Silent Auction >

(A few of the items up for Auction)

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