The podcast that's all about making stuff.

Welcome to the CraftyPod, a craft podcast all about making stuff.

Click the “Play? button at the bottom of this post to listen!

In this show:


- All about making gingerbread houses, with Pam Harris (My mom!)


- Notes on how to bake it, how to build it, and how to decorate it.


- Cautionary tales from our family's Gingerbread Disasters.

G-Bread Links:

- Martha's gingerbread house gingerbread recipe.

- Here's a giant photo gallery of gingerbread houses, for inspiration.

- Some nice detailed instructions from About.com.

- Another great tutorial, at Simply Recipes.

- Lifehacker has a nice tutorial, too.

- Recipes, blueprints, tips, and photos at Celebrating Christmas.com.

- Okay, just go look at this little modern gingerbread house.

- Or, you can just enjoy this awesome decorate-it-yourself online gingerbread house at Allsorts.

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Welcome to the CraftyPod, a podcast all about making stuff. Click the "Play" button at the bottom of this post to listen! In this show: - An interview with Amy Karol, about the ins and outs of sewing your own clothes. - Awesome tips, and Amy's favorite tools. - How wearing handmade clothes differs from wearing storebought. Amy Karol's Links: - Amy's main website, Amy Karol.com - Amy's online shop, King Pod - Amy's fab blog, Angry Chicken - Amy's new book, Bend the Rules Sewing
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Welcome to the CraftyPod, a podcast all about making stuff. Click the "Play" button at the bottom of this post to listen! In this show: - We tried all kinds of homemade clay recipes, and now we're sharing the results with you. - Some notes on how to use and store handmade clay. - Good ways to use homemade clays in your crafting. - A cautionary tale about Dryer Lint Clay. Link to Homemade Clay Recipes: - Can Teach, an awesome Canadian site where you'll find recipes for basic Bread Dough Clay, Rose Petal Clay, Cornstarch Clay, and lots of others. - A recipe for Bread and Glue Clay, at Cooks.com. - Kool Aid Clay, at Barakah Life Handmade. - Chocolate Play Dough, at Craftbits. - Coffee Play Dough, also at Craftbits. - Construction Paper Clay, at Easy Fun School.
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Welcome to the CraftyPod, a podcast all about making stuff. Click the "Play" button at the bottom of this post to listen! In this show: - An interview with Faythe Levine, Producer and Director of the film Handmade Nation. - How this project started, how it's staying alive, and how you can help. - A glimpse or two into what we can expect to see on the big screen when it's all done.

Handmade Nation Links:

- Handmade Nation official website. - The older, Indie Craft Documentary website also has plenty of information. - Watch the trailer. It rocks! - Help support the project at Handmade Nation's Etsy Shop.

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Welcome to the CraftyPod, a podcast all about making stuff.

Click the "Play" button at the bottom of this post to listen!

In this show:

A conversation with Rachel Johnson, co-founder of Swap-bot.

- All about Swap-bot, a home on the web for people who love to trade handmades.

- Some thoughts on the culture of swapping: why we love it, and how to do it up right.

- Notes on some delightful - and odd - swap themes.

 

. . . Now, go check out Swap-bot!

Want to know which swaps these photos came from? Read on...

All Pink Matchbox Fill

From my Hands to Yours

Winter Scarf Knit Kit Swap

Full Of Flowers Matchbox Fill

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