A coffee cup, you can eat


KFC Britain, in what could be a brilliant marketing strategy, has come up with a coffee cup that you don’t need to throw into a rubbish bin once you have finished the coffee.

Instead, you can eat the cup.

To me, …

Pallet Housing that Survived a Cyclone


A prototype Pallet home, that was originally designed as a glorious, cheap, and fast student accommodation, has survived a devastating Cyclone that recently hit parts of Australia.

The Pallet home project, called “The Shelter Project” was designed by three students … Read More...

Has Etsy lost its Indie Cred?

is etsy losing its cool-

Once a darling of the indie craft movement, Etsy is now struggling to identify itself with the crafters who made it successful.

Rampant fake “handmade” goods, an inability to weed out resellers and a homogenization of indie crafts is making … Read More...

Free pattern: Paper pieced pin cushion

Paper Pieced Pincushion free pattern

Nati of Nati’s Little Things shares this paper pieced pincushion pattern as a free download as part of Craftsy’s “Free Pattern Friday”. They come in two sizes, so you can choose, or make both. These would be great for a swap, because … Read More...

Knitting as Protest and a Show of Love

fracking protesters stage knit insThis week’s knitting news spotlights how knitting can be so much more than “just” making things.

First there’s a group of knitters in Australia who have been protesting against coal seam gas mining (also known as fracking) in their communities … Read More...

Project Notebook: Boneyard Shawl

boneyard shawl wipThere are certain knitting patterns that it seems like everyone has knit, that are classics even if they haven’t been around that long.

But because I spend a lot of my time designing knitting projects (and writing books), I haven’t … Read More...

Review: Lace Knitting for Beginners

lace knitting for beginners book reviewFor some reason, lace reminds me of spring. I guess because when it starts to get warm outside you can start thinking about wearing projects with eyelets again.

Whatever the reason, I have lace on the brain right now as … Read More...

QAL block two – Sewing machine

Snapshots quilt block

Melissa of Happy Quilting shares her “make” for month two of the Fat Quarter Shop’s Snapshots Quilt-Along (QAL). Though the patterns are offered up as a free download, the research done by St. Jude’s is not. They are asking participants of this year-long … Read More...