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Posted October 5th, 2010 13:05

A perfect centerpiece for any table at Halloween, bake yourself a boo-tiful ghost cake!

Check out the recipe from I Am Baker »

Posted October 5th, 2010 11:55

Creating clothing that can't just be picked off a rack, DIY Fashion by Selena Francis-Bryden will teach you how to revamp old clothes, customize your wardrobe and turn unwanted pieces in to awesome new looks.

With tutorials big and small, there's a project for every skill level. Learn how-to slash t-shirts, make a boob tube and turn x-large tees in to dresses; turn old jeans in to denims skirts (long and short), bags, cushions or other accessories; and turn men's shirts in to gorgeous dresses and skirts. You can also learn how-to turn recycled items in to awesome accessories, such as a cassette tape necklace, a musical clutch bag and a jam jar bracelet.

Customize and personalize to make your own DIY fashion and ensure you'll never be caught dead in the same outfit as somebody else!

You can pick up a copy of the book now from Laurence King »

Posted October 3rd, 2010 12:09



Our latest Crafty Superstar is Little Miss Momma, Ashley Stock and she's going to be posting adorable projects all week.

Check out her superstar projects now »

Posted September 30th, 2010 13:02

A guide to simple sewing by Lisa Stickley, Made At Home will teach you how to add a touch of old-fashioned charm to your house.

With projects for every room of your house, it's easy to add a touch of homemade chic. Sew a tea cosy, napkins and pinny for your kitchen; Roman blinds, bolster cushions and a pouffe for the living room; a hot water bottle cover, a bedspread, and hanger coats for your bedroom; and finally a peg bag, laundry bag and door stop for the other rooms in your home.

Complete with the paper patterns you will need, it's easy to start making at home.

You can pick up a copy of the book now from Quadrille »

Posted September 30th, 2010 12:37

Give someone the fright of their life this Halloween with a bloody shower curtain. This would be such a great DIY.

Check out the accessories on Technabob »

Posted September 30th, 2010 12:29



In our latest Hardware Store Decor craft contest, we're giving 5 lucky CO+Kers the chance to win copies of all 3 of Curbly's eBooks - Make It! Mid Century Modern, Make It! Secondhand Chic and Make It! Hardware Store Decor.

For your chance of winning, simply enter any hardware decor project below. You can enter up to 3 times, so good luck!

Enter your project now »

Posted September 28th, 2010 12:42

With the last few days of summer speeding by, these Autumn Apple Muffins are sure to chase away your cold weather blues. There's even a print out for the cute apple cases!

Check out the recipe from Alpha Mom »

Posted September 27th, 2010 13:02

If you've ever wanted to sew your own bags, Lisa Lam's book The Bag Making Bible will teach you everything you need to know.

A comprehensive how-to manual, the book covers everything from choosing your fabrics and working with patterns to sewing handles and adding zippers. Sew a Reversible Bucket Bag, the Cocktail Ruffle Clutch, an Organized Office Bag, an Oversized Fashionista Bag, a Piping-Hot Hobo and many others.

A complete creative guide to sewing your own bags, you can learn how to sew the perfect accessory for every occasion.

You can pick up a copy of the book now from David & Charles »

Posted September 27th, 2010 12:21

If you've got a huge selection of teas to drink, keep them organised with a handy kitchen wreath!

Check out the how-to from Kojodesigns »

Posted September 26th, 2010 23:16

Traditional crafts with a twist, Indie Craft by Jo Waterhouse showcases some of the most unique, innovative and creative crafters.

Featuring artists from across the globe, the book studies the rise of new-wave craft on the internet and the stars of the indie craft scene. Check out cute hand-stitched dolls from Amy Rice, knitted taxidermy from Shauna Richardson, Knitta's knitted graffiti, Phil Davidson's cross-stitched Banksy art, Diem Chan's embroidered art plates and many other innovative art pieces from crafters around the globe. 

The face of craft is changing, becoming younger, hipper and more creative than ever.

You can pick up a copy of the book now from Laurence King »

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