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May 2013

Presenting The Crafter Prize Pack Giveaway from Random House Audio

Our friends at Random House Audio are hosting an Audiobooks Crafter Sweepstakes this week, and the prize pack contains everything you need for a season of crafting, and reading, and beaching. Enter to win today!

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Free Project: Crystalline Scarf from Tie-Dye by Shabd Simon-Alexander

We at CrafterNews are super excited to dress up our summer whites with brightly colored tie-dyed scarves. One of our absolute favorites is the Crystalline Scarf from Shabd Simon-Alexander’s new book Tie-Dye, on sale this June.

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Crafts to Make You Laugh—Science Edition

What do you get when you combine one part scientific knowledge, one part crafty creativity, and two parts humor? All kinds of explosively amusing new crafts!

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Q&A with Brandy Fortune, on Knitting for Kids and Her New Book

As a busy mom of two, Brandy Fortune knows what knitters want: quick, simple, and utterly adorable projects. In her first book, Just Like Me Knits, Brandy creates irresistible accessories and clothes for kids–and matching outfits for their toys! In our interview, Brandy shares behind-the-scenes stories about her process of designing these sweet little patterns.

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CrafterNoon Delight – A Recap and Slideshow from CrafterNoon 2013

If you’re a longtime reader of Crafternews, you know Potter Craft hosts a special lunchtime event for magazine editors, newspaper writers, and TV and radio producers to give them a sneak peek at our upcoming titles, as well as an opportunity to see finished projects from our books. And this year might have been the best event yet!

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International Polymer Clay Association Presents: Synergy 3

Polymer clay was touted, wooed, manipulated, transformed, and ever-present in Atlanta, Georgia, this spring. Seth Lee Savarick, a featured artist in Polymer Clay Master Class, presented and attended seminars at the IPCA’s third annual Synergy conference, and shares a few highlights from his perspective.

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is just a few short days away, and while nothing beats spending quality time with the women who raised us or giving new moms some well-deserved love and attention, here are some new books that she will also appreciate.

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Make Your Own Soda – Recipe for a Classic Black and White

Summer is nearly upon us—finally! Time to unpack those warm-weather clothes, hit the beach, and make the long-awaited switch to iced coffee. Now, thanks to Make Your Own Soda, we can add crafting delicious, artisanal beverages to the mix.

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