Thursday, June 26, 2008

Homage To Craftster.org


I spend a fair amount of my life logged into a website called Craftster.

In fact, according to their "stats" page my current "Total Time Spent Online":
6 days, 15 hours and 6 minutes

So I thought I should send a quick shout-out to them.

Craftster.org was started in August 2003 as a repository for hip, off-beat, crafty diy (do it yourself) projects.People who have crafty urges, but who are not excited by cross stitched bunnies and crocheted toilet paper cozies, can show off their current craft projects, ask advice on future projects and get inspiration for new endeavors.

Whenever possible, members are encouraged to post pictures of the steps involved in making a project as well as the final results.Craftster.org attempts to be carefully organized to allow members to easily find the projects they are looking for.Special emphasis is placed on projects that involve recycling, reusing and repurposing existing objects. The thinking is that whenever an object can be reused rather than buried in a landfill, it's a worthy venture -- not to mention an interesting challenge!

2 comments:

Jeri Ann said...

OK, this is so weird ... I recognize the illustrations from Volume 5, titled "Things to Make and Things to Do" in the "Bookshelf for Boys and Girls" I had as a kid. Whoa.

Also interesting is that since the book was originally made in the 1950's or so, a significant portion of the supplies for the projects was household objects to reuse. So Craftster.org chose some quite appropriate illustrations.

NyteRayn said...

Even more weird, Jeri Ann... "Things to Make and Do" was the very first craft book I ever owned... my mother used to pull projects out of it for my sister and I to try when we were very little. I recently, out of pure nostalgia, tracked down a copy and ebay and it now resides on my craft book shelf.

 

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