Amy recreates the free & easy style of singer Avril Lavigne in her What The Hell music video.
I think Avril Lavigne has a free spirit. She loves being free and independent. Her personality and clothes show that she can stay young forever and life's too short to listen to peoples criticism.
Our sidekicks are trying out Lumiere Fabric Paint from Jacquard in this week's Craft Test and have created a huge range of projects for you try at home. To win some paint to try yourself, just click below.
We head to Long Island to meet Betty who loves to start projects and eventually finished most of them!
How did you find CO+K and why did you join?
I found CO+K by chance back in 2007! I joined because the concept of a website that crowd-sourced project ideas and tutorials was new to me and incredibly useful.
What projects are you currently working on?
Right now I've got three costumes in progress (Cupid from Arrow, the Impala from Supernatural & Daria), all for my first Con (Atlantic City Boardwalk Con)! Once these are done I'm planning on a getting back to my easel with a painting & a drawing in mind.Read the rest of the interview »
Book of the Week »
The Crafter's Guide to Patterns
We chat to Jessica, give you a chance to win the book and learn how-to make a simple screen print.
My name is Jessica Swift, and I'm a full-time artist -- painter and surface pattern designer -- and author in Portland, Oregon, USA. I create products in my home studio and sell them on my website, license my work for a variety of products, and teach a popular online course called Pattern Camp (which is currently open for registration, with class starting June 6th!). You can find more about me on my website at jessicaswift.com
Ashly recreates the quirky New York basement apartment of Kimmy from The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
I am a big fan of Kimmy from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt series. She's vibrant, positive and her living space reflects this. While Kimmy's apartment style feels somewhat random, it is all tied together with aquas, pinks, golds and interesting textures. It just made sense to find projects that follow suite
- Pants - Love Culture
- Long Sleeve Shirt - Jones New York via Macy's
- Kaftan Top - Marshall's
- Shoes - Style & Co via Macy's
- Belt - Target
- Sunnies - Claire's
- Bracelets - Handmade in Mali, West Africa
- Earrings - Macy's
- Necklace Top - Wet Seal
- Necklace Middle - from Nepal
- Necklace Bottom - DIY (see below)
DIY Tribal Necklace
Recreate the look with Sheena's Tribal Necklace tutorial:
For most people, the best thing about Salt Lake City is the seriously kickin' skiing and snowboarding, as well as some of the best rock climbing, hiking/trail running and mountain biking in the world being just a short drive away. But there are a whole lot of fun things to do here that don't involve going outside, and a subset of the population who doesn't even consider themselves to be athletic or “outdoorsy” having a great time going to various art gallery events &/ or living the bar scene.
Come behind the scenes at RedAgape and tour Amanda's craft room and office in Dubbo, Australia.
My favourite thing about this space is the different zones for working on a variety of tasks! I have a craft area, a study area and a computer zone. Not to mention lots of storage with build in cupboards and open shelving.