Category Archives: Craft

Valentine’s Day is coming to Essentials! (And we’re getting crafty.)

We view holidays as an excuse for craft projects and Valentine’s Day is prime for getting our craft on.

Not so crafty? That’s okay. We’ve got plenty of cards, gifts, wrapping paper, ribbon and more so you can be sure to spoil your sweetie appropriately.

And yes, everything’s better in Hipstamatic!

It’s a banner day at Essentials!

Occasionally, I like to showcase some of the fantastic signage made by our amazing staff. We are so dang lucky to have such creative folks to share our days with.

Come visit Essentials soon, and spy the crafty bits and pieces hidden in nooks and crannies all over the store.

The real reason I need to upgrade my iphone: So I can get my craft on.

It was only a matter of time before high tech and low tech came together for a bit of crafting.

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That’s right. An iPhone cover you can Cross-Stitch! (via)

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Who care if it actually protects your phone? If it looks cute in your cross-stitch cover, does it really matter if it works anymore?

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Matryoshka Doll Magic you really CAN do yourself.

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For those of you who saw our blank Matryoshka dolls in the store and couldn’t figure out how to do them yourself, some inspiration. (via)

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Decorate your place, vintage Frenchie-style.

1974 French Crafts & Knitting Magazine - Phildar Décoration et Loisirs

Calling all crafters. It’s time to get your craft on, Frenchie-style, with this amazing Vintage French Crafting Magazine.

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If only the pattern book came with this awesome vintage VW.

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Want this pattern filled beauty for yourself? It’s an Etsy score so I’d move quickly because it’s guaranteed to go fast. Who wouldn’t want one of these doll outfits? Of course, you need to overlook the dolls with the creepy eyes.

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Should you purchase this goodie, promise to share with us?

Hey Strawberry? Do you know what time it is?

I am blown away by the creativity of this beautiful clock. (via)

(Thanks for the tip Knit Hacker.)

The DIY Doily Dish for someone WAAAYYY more talented than I.

According to this DIY Doily Dish Tutorial at Sodapop Design, anyone should be able to do this. HA!

In my dreams. Any of you crafty enough to try this?And if you do, let’s just say I WANT, WANT, WANT!