We head to Liverpool to meet Jo and see her awesome craft space!
How did you find CO+K and why did you join?
I think I found you by accident if I’m honest. I spend a lot of time ‘collecting’ knitting patterns and during one of the usual google searches; I came across the site. Once I got here, I stuck around because I love knitting and I’m always looking for something new to try – there’s something a little more fun about Cut out + Keep than some of the other crafty sites.
What projects are you currently working on?
I’m working through my Christmas presents at the moment – I’m always rubbish with my timing and never get everything done before the big day, so this year I started in June! I’ve got a couple of scarves on the go as well as a Minion for my nephew. I’ve also just finished one of my BIG projects, which I’ve been going back to sporadically over the year. Probably one of the greatest things I’ve ever made Mr. Moose. ***Cat - I've had problems trying to add the moose as a project this morning - i'll try again later, but will send photos over for the time being***Read the rest of the interview »
Adriana (Vargas) Blake is a Venezuelan who has lived in the US and Canada since 1996. She's enjoyed drawing from an early age and decided to attend animation school from 2002-2005. She's worked on various animation and comic projects, including PBS' "Arthur", Cartoon Network's "Johnny Test", and Action Lab Comics' "Princeless."
She currently lives near Toronto, Canada with her husband, daughter and two birds.
Nathalie recreates the nature inspired rustic styke of a Mori girl's room.
I chose a mori girl theme. Mori (forest) girl is a Japanese street fashion style, looking sort of like a forest fairy. To me, it evokes a feeling of warmth and cosiness, and the happiness you feel when surrounded by nature.
Learn how-to make geometric string art and a "stained glass" rose window with United Art and Education in Indianapolis.
- Top - Old Navy
- Jeans - Nordstrom
- Shoes - American Eagle Outfitters
- Bag - Forever 21
- Lips - Ulta
DIY 3 Day Curls
Recreate the look with Megan's 3 Day Curls tutorial:
We're experimenting with Beckett's Gin for today's Cocktail Hour and mixing up an apricot martini, frangipane flip and some gin & tonic sandwich biscuits.
Come behind the scenes at As The Bunny Hops and see Amy's craft closet in North Carolina.
In the rest of my house I like to pretend that I'm an adult. My craft closet is the one place where that doesn't apply. It's full of toys and color and all of my favorite things. It's completely impossible for me to walk in without finding something that will make me smile.
Melissa from Specs And The City recreates the vintage style of Betty Draper from Mad Men.
Betty Draper is by far the most feminine icon of a glamorous bygone era. She is complicated and constantly questioning the outdated ideals on which she was raised. She goes through such a journey of good and bad and everything in between, yet her sense of style NEVER has an off day. You've got to appreciate the effort in a world where sweatpants and slippers in public simply weren't an option. Here I've gathered all the essential tools to twirl in her perfect shoes. Full skirts, pearls, martinis, and apple pie make for my favorite version of Betty's style: the 1950's lonesome housewife. SO glamorous and tragic...the most beautiful contrasts.