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Tori Spelling Live at CHA Introducing Her New DIY Jewelry Line

Tori Spelling has launched a gorgeous new line of DIY jewelry components that makes it so easy to get a high fashion look in just 3 easy steps! Her jewelry making system (from trusted craft supply maker Darice) lets you combine top pieces, bottom pieces and easy-add pendants to create convertible styles that work with […]


Althea Crome – Knitting In Miniature

Some crafters just seem born to create a certain kind of thing that uniquely their thing. Meet Amazing crafts artist Althea Crome, the person who created the teeny-tiny little miniature knits seen in the movie Coraline (Focus Features, LAIKA 2009.)

If you have never seen this video, it really is quite amazing to watch Althea work with what I can only guess are tapestry needles (you know, the ones with the not-so-sharp tips for working embroidery thread into a tapestry.) EVERY little stitch is done by hand (or ‘fingertip’ really)…if you think it took you a long time to make your sister that pretty scarf for Christmas, try this one on for size!

This is impressive not just because the work is beautiful, but Althea Crome’s work seems to be as much a creative outlet as it is an impossible zen exercise.

Coraline Mini Sweater

 


Isabelle Fuhrman Knit-Save The Children

Teen Star Isabelle Fuhrman: Knitting Caps For Good

Some teenagers spend lots of time on the phone, watching TV, or just hanging out. Isabelle Fuhrman, best known as the star of the chilling movie Orphan, Ghost Whisperer, and most recently joining an all-star cast in Salvation Boulevard (which will premiere at Sundance 2011), likes to spend her spare time doing something else: knitting! That is pretty cool by itself, but super creative Isabelle has also gotten involved with Save The Children on a program called Caps For Good to knit caps for newborns in developing countries. This simple, handmade gift not only keeps babies warm, it saves lives. Isabelle and Save The Children have created hundreds of these baby caps this year to help reduce the nearly 4 million newborn deaths that occur annually in the developing world. We caught up with Isabelle to talk about how she started knitting, how she got started helping Save The Children, what


What’s Better Than a “Triple Threat” – Interview With John Tartaglia

When a performer has exceptional talent as a dancer, a singer, and and actor, some say he or she is a “triple threat.” But what do you call someone who’s awe-inspiring talent and creative genius can be seen in theater, acting, singing, producing, puppeteering, developing productions from concept to fruition and everything in between? The […]

John Tartaglia and His Puppets in Imaginocean

What's Better Than a "Triple Threat" – Interview With John Tartaglia

When a performer has exceptional talent as a dancer, a singer, and and actor, some say he or she is a “triple threat.” But what do you call someone who’s awe-inspiring talent and creative genius can be seen in theater, acting, singing, producing, puppeteering, developing productions from concept to fruition and everything in between? The […]


Amy Sedaris: I Wrote A Craft Book

You might recognize accomplished actress, author, and comedian Amy Sedaris from her hysterical show on Comedy Central, Strangers With Candy, from her frequent guest appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, Martha, and the Today Show, or as a guest panelist at the BlogHer conference in 2007. You might also remember Amy from her last critically-acclaimed book, “I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence.”

We had the pleasure of chatting with Amy Sedaris about her and co-author Paul Dinello’s latest book, “Simple Times, Crafts For Poor People” which will debut #8 on the New York Times best seller list in the “How To” category Nov. 21st. It is available now at most bookstores.

CIW: Hey Amy, were you crafty growing up?

Amy Sedaris: Yeah, I was big in Girl Scouts and Junior Achievements and you know, we always made stuff in our family. I was crafty, but I mean I

Amy Sedaris - Simple Times Crafts For Poor People