Blogs to revisit

13mimosa - sewing, dolls
3 red buttons - sewing
craft hope - craft for charity
Craft magazine - variety of crafts
crafting japanese - japanese craft books
crafty kin - sewing
the design files
every spare minute - sewing
feeling stitchy - embroidery
Folding Trees - paper
herzensart journal - plush, collage
hop skip jump - plush
how about orange - fabric design, crafty finds, diy
hyena in petticoats - knitting, sewing
ikat bag - sewing
japan couture addicts - sewing from Japanese books
katie did - sewing
kirin notebook - fabric design
kootoyoo - sewing
kup kup land - collage and plush
little cotton rabbits - knitted plush
Loobylu - plush, illustration
Made by Joel - crafting for and with kids
mairuru - hand sewing
matsutake - sewing, wood toys
meet me at mikes - "a happy place for crafty types"
meggiecat - crafty links
Mochimochi - knitted plush
moopy & me - plush, fabric
oh, fransson! - quilts and bags
One Pretty Thing - daily lists of tutorials
one red robin - plush
onegirl - sewing
pigeon pair - sewing
pippijoe - fabric, sewing
Planet June - amigurumi
Planeta Amigurumi - amigurumi
plush you - plush
Posie gets cozy - craft and cooking
print & pattern - design
purl bee - knitting and sewing
ric rac
roman sock - crochet
RuttuNuttu - children's clothes
sew liberated - sewing, patterns
sew, mama, sew! - sewing
softie making - softies
soozs - sewing
soule mama - craft and family
stickers and stuff - illustration
sweet sweet life - handmade goodness
tada's revolution - amigurumi
teddy bear's wednesday - bears
the long thread
the needle - collaborative plush
The Toy Society - plush
this is love forever - sewing, fabric craft
tiny happy - embroidery, sewing, knitting
Tree Fall Design - sewing
two little banshees - plush, bags and yarn
udder - plush
vlijtig - sewing, stamps
Wee Wonderfuls - plush and embroidery
whip up - variety of crafty links
wikstenmade - sewing, clothing design
wise craft - craft and family
wren handmade - dolls, crochet
Zakka life - craft, tutorials and food

Christmas goodies

Button ornaments from Martha Stewart
Button wreath ornament from Martha Stewart
Christmas crackers from Little Dishy
Christmas tree pop-up card from wikiHow
Christmas tree wall hanging from Mi Lado Creativo
Clay ornaments from Living Creatively
Clay robin ornament from Nini makes
Crocheted mitten and sock ornaments from Pierrot
Crocheted snowflakes from Martha Stewart
Crocheted wreath from yagurunn
Easy gift tag ideas from design*sponge
Fall berry wreath from Martha Stewart
Felt candy cane from feltcafe
Felt christmas ornament from zakka life
Felt circle garland from Anna Maria Horner
Folkloric tree skirt from Canadian Living
Gift tags for kids to write on from A Little Hut
Half-eaten gingerbread man from elsie marley
Little birdie advent calendar from Skip To My Lou
Holiday gift tags by PaperSeed
How to make Christmas ornaments from Saidos da Concha
Japanese-inspired ornaments from Gingerbread Snowflakes
Jingle Mouse ornament from Pimp Stitch
Maddie bird ornaments from tricia-rennea
Mini Santa Claus of felt from Runo
Mistletoe knitting pattern from Yarrrn
Printable gift tags from Mushy
Recycled card ornament from Cathie Filian
Reindeer gift card pouch from my little mochi
Ribbon pinecone ornament from whip up
Ribbon wreath from Canadian Living
Santa Lucia dolls from Posie gets cozy
Sewn nativity scene from Canadian Living
Snowy balloon ornaments from Martha Stewart
Stickers & gift tags from A Print A Day
Thrifted Holiday Trees from the long thread
Very easy ornament from Mimi Kirchner

Clothing Stores

Craft resources

Antique pattern library
Etsy's Seller Handbook
Modish Marketing - a guide to marketing your creations
paper n stitch - an online exhibition by submission
Ponoko - laser cutting
Reverse Art Truck - waste art/craft supplies in Melbourne
Spoonflower - custom printed fabric
Stitch guide from the Embroiderers Guild
this to that - glue reference site

Crochet and Knitting

Bernat - yarn brand with free knitting and crochet patterns
Charlie Brown's tree ornament - free snowflake ornament pattern from Crochet Me
Crochet a rag rug out of T-shirts from craftstylish
Garnstudio & Drops Design - free knitting and crochet patterns
Guide to Baby Booties Patterns from whipup
Mini socks - free knitting pattern from Classic Elite Yarns
My picot - crochet stitch patterns, excellent UK/US conversion reference
Ravelry - "a knit and crochet community"
Rowan Yarns - yarn brand with free knitting and crochet patterns
Sculptural crochet primer from SuperNaturale

Crochet Patterns - Afghans

Hexagon how-to from Attic24
Ocean Waves from Coats & Clark
Pokey Dots Throw from Coats & Clark
Sunrise Sunset Afghan from Coats & Clark
Tiramisu baby blanket from Posie Gets Cozy

Crochet Patterns - Baby

Baby It's Cold Outside from Crochet Me
Mym's wedding jacket from Poppalina

Crochet Patterns - Clothing

Crop Cardigan from Monica Brown

Crochet Patterns - Hats and scarves

Bamboo scarf from Bernat
Bobble hat - free crochet pattern from Fable handmade goods

Cable hat from
Divine hat from
Durango from yarncat
Marguerite beret from
Scarf from MYpicot pattern #0020 from MYpicot
Softee chunky neckwarmer from Bernat
Stripes hat from Bernat

Crochet Patterns - Other

Bark Sedge Stitch Washcloth from Lion Brand Yarn
Grocery bag from Knit-o-matic
Grocery tote from the purl bee
Market tote from Pierrot
Mollie flowers from Roman Sock
Small basket from Pierrot
Snowflakes from Martha Stewart

Crochet Patterns - Toys and Novelties

Acorn Cap Necklace from a foothill home companion
Big footed bear from Pierrot
Bunny Boo from Roxycraft
Celestine dodecahedron from Berroco
Centerpiece (pussy willows and hydrangeas) from Berroco
Corazoncitos amigurumi hearts from Owlishly
Crocheted Mushroom from orange flower
Dog coat from Bernat
Flower fridgies from Salihan Crafts
Gnome home from Yarrrn
Loop baby rattle toy from Herbst Handmade
Magdalena doll from Owlishly
Pig, Fish, Bear, Mouse, Rabbit, Toadstool and Frog from Clover (.jp)
Sleepy Sarah from Owlishly
Simple crochet ball from Yarrrn
Teeny tiny flowers from Attic24
Thumbkin frog from Roxycraft
Tiny clothes from Pierrot
Turtle from Pierrot
Welcome puppy from Pierrot
Wiener dog from Lion Brand Yarn

For Kids

Animals of the world colour-ins from Louise Elliott Design
Betsy McCall paper dolls
Crafts and activities from Disney Family
Crayon hearts from Martha Stewart
Octonauts colour-ins from Meomi
Paper dolls from Wee Wonderfuls
Meg & Mog print-outs
Official Dick Bruna site
Stained glass butterflies from flossie teacakes - learn to read

Free online magazines

Knitty - knitting
Living Creatively - craft based magazine and community
lmnop - designer goods for children
papier mache - 'a very cute childrens magazine'
Parasol - design + art + creative lifestyles and small business
small - designer goods for children
We Love Crafts - in Spanish


Amy Cartwright
burst of beaden
Catia Chien
Deanna Halsall
Hsinping Pan
Lovely Paper
Matte Stephens
Mei Matsuoka
Melissa Moss
Susie Ghahremani

Knitting Patterns - Baby

Candy cardigan (size 6mth) from pickles
Cardigan for Merry from annypurls at Ravelry
Grow-along cardigan from pickles
Lollipop leg woolies from Vickie Howell
Preemie Fruit Orchard hat (for charity) from You Can Make This .com
Presto chango from Jimmy Beans Wool
Ribbed baby jacket from Prima
Simple baby cardigan from Prima
Stella pixie hat from 'Vintage Baby Knits' on Etsy
Super-natural stripes from f.pea
Various patterns from whip up

Knitting Patterns - Bags

BYOB from knitty
Elisa nest tote from the purl bee
Girls striped bag from Pierrot
Market bag from we wilsons

Knitting Patterns - Clothing

Cabled spinning vest (size 2y) from pickles
Hooded Sweater (for child 2-5 years) from Prima
Oh, handsome winter-sweater (size 2y) from pickles
Owls from needled
Simple cardi from Prima
Sketchbook cardigan from Lion Brand Yarn
V-neck tank top from Prima

Knitting Patterns - Hats

Bounce by knitboy1 from yarn ball boogie
Woman's knit hat from 'Hat Heads' on Woman's Day
Foliage from Knitty

Robin's Egg Blue Hat from i dream of knitting
Warm winter pompom hat from pickles

Knitting Patterns - Mittens/Gloves

Lychee mittens from Kelbourne Woolens

Knitting Patterns - Scarves

Binary from knitty
Danica from knitty
Haruha scarf from Made By Myself
Lace ribbon scarf from knitty
Wavy from knitty

Knitting Patterns - Toys and Novelties

Button-up dog sweater from Prima
Hoodie dog coat from Bernat
Oh, Bunny! washcloth from Susan B. Anderson
Flock bird mobile from Knitty
Rag doll from Prima
Snails and slugs from mochimochiland
Veggie rattles from Jimmy Beans Wool


Chest of Books - free online books that are out of copywright
Collapsible light box tutorial from Drawings In Motion
Stock.xchng - free stock photos
Teeny Tile - 2" square printed ceramic tiles


Bookplates (plus here and here) from orange you lucky
Cardboard cat playhouse from Martha Stewart
Easy paper candy favours from zakka life
Exposed spine paper-covered book from Mim's Blog
Gift card box from Hello my name is Heather
Kusudama flower ornament from Folding Trees
Origami bookmark via Folding Trees
Origami cherry blossoms from The Flirty Guide
Origami club
Origami placecards
- free origami models
Padded bags using reclaimed materials from Swirlythoughts
Paper aquarium with seahorse from Canon Creative Park
Paper flower table setting from craftershock
Petit collage from Martha Stewart
Photo flipbook tutorial by The Curious
Photo Kaleidocycle from Foldplay
Pop-up lotus card - tutorial by tekuila
Print-out train set from Sanrio
Simple Pop-ups You Can Make from Robert Sabuda
Waterfall card - tutorial from Card Inspirations

Recipes to try

Easter Cake Pops from Bakerella
Gourmet Favourite Cookies 1941-2008
Panettone from 13mimosa
Peanut Butter Buckeye Bars
White Christmas
Wholesome Banana Chocolate Breakfast Bars from Chocolate & Zucchini

Shopping - art/prints - illustrated by Susie Ghahremani
Gallery nucleus - also has some t-shirts, toys, accessories and stationary
nut and bee - plus stationary and stamps
The Shiny Squirrel - also has toys, ceramics, stationary and wallpaper
Thumbtack press

Shopping - craft supplies

easy cut pop-up - printable pop-up cards
reprodepot - vintage reproduction & retro fabric
super buzzy - Japanese fabric & supplies
the Curiosity Shoppe - "crafts, kits and curios"
Winterwood Toys - natural fibre doll and craft supplies

Shopping - handmade

goodEGG industries
made it
Mahar Drygoods
meet me at mikes
Poppytalk Handmade

Shopping - kids

Charlie & Lola Shop
Cocoon couture - mostly cutesy decor
enfant terrible - boutique clothes, toys and books
Fawn & Forest - natural and stylish kid/baby products
Mudpuppy - great selection of puzzles, books and toys
Send a toy
Sylvanian City - Australian distributor for Sylvanian Families
tiny mcsmall
Walnut Melbourne - shoes
We Heart Books - kids books, puzzles and games
WhereDidYouGetThat? - clothes and toys

Shopping - machine embroidery designs

Anja Rieger Design
Der Stickbar
EmiOli Design
Kunterbunt design
Planet Applique
Smila's World

Shopping - misc

BijzonderMOOI - Danish designed products
Blik - wall graphics
eco depot - enviro-friendly products
Fishpond - books, music and movies
gama-go - cute tees, bags & bric-a-brac
huset - Scandinavian designed products
Rare Device - "good stuff for you and your home"
three potato four - new and vintage decor

Tutorials - bags

1 hour bag from Ric-Rac
Apple picking tote from purl bee
Basic messenger bag from mmmcrafts
Blue dandelion felted bag from 'Scandinavian Needlecraft' on Craftzine
Box bag from dragoknit-fly
Bunny pencil case from
Buttercup bag from made by rae
Children's pochette from Peachmade
Diaper pouch from Peachmade
DIY hand sewn coin purse from annekata
Drawstring bag from Thimble
Drawstring bag with french seam from between the lines
Everything pocket bag from chickpea sewing studio
Fat quarter tote bag from Cicada Daydream
Fold-up reusable shopping bag from whipup
Hip Mama Diaper Bag from A Mingled Yarn
Hobo bag from j caroline creative
Hook clutch from Craft leftovers
Japanese knot bag from Show Your Workings
Kiddie Messenger Bag from LangLangCreations
Lined drawstring bag from happythings
Lined shopping bag from between the lines
Lined tote from Little Purl of the Orient
Little boxy pouch from three bears
Lunch bag from Make Good Books
Lunch sacks from Skip To My Lou
Margaret Sling Bag by oh,fransson!
Mama Backpack from happy things
Messenger bag from weekend designer
Monk's bag from the purl bee
"Not a funeral" bag from sew-mad
Oilcloth lunch bag from Martha Stewart
Pen case from mairuru
Pencil bag from craftlog
Pleated tote from Cut Out + Keep
Pocket Tissue Case from Make Good Books
Purse frames demystified from U-handblog
Purse pouch from 7 Layer Studio
Recycled book handbag by curbly
Reversible bag by verypurpleperson
Reversible patchwork bag from Pink Penguin
Reversible shoulder bag from Lula Louise
Rounded lined zip pouch from snowwing
Ruffled messenger bag from between the lines
Scandinavian-style felt bird bag from 'Scandinavian Needlecraft' on design*sponge
Sewing bag from Living Creatively
Shell pouch from Peachmade
Shoulder bag from tiny happy
Simple six pocket bag from Better Homes and Gardens
Simple tote bag from Hip to Piece Squares
Small round bag from Quilts, Crafts and Things
Software documentation purse from Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories
Soho slouch tote from weekend designer
Spotty tote plus other patterns from Honda Quilt Fair
Square bottomed lined bag from crafster user thejordy
Wasp bag from machen/machen
Water bottle carrier from Pink Chalk Studio
Yo-yo handbag from craft stylish
Zippered pouch with pocket and loop from U-handblog
Zippered pouch with window from Thimbleanna

Tutorials and Patterns - clothes and shoes

A-line wrap skirt from Fitzpatterns
Bedroom slippers from Runo
Best (head)band ever from foofanagle
BurdaStyle - open source sewing
Empire top and dress from Burda Fashion
Faux drawstring skirt from Quilting Arts Stitch
Gathered t-shirt from polka drops
How to make a necktie from Ask Andy About Clothes
Kaleidoscope apron from Etsy's Handmade Blog
Relax blouse from polka drops
Reversible apron from Living Creatively
Tunic dress from Burda Fashion
Wrap skirt from polka drops
Yoga skirt from Modkid through Sew, Mama, Sew

Tutorials and Patterns - for pets

Cozy quilted pet bed from Better Homes and Gardens
Dog bed from Jezze
Dog collar from Canadian Living
Doggie (or kitty) bed from pretty little things
Doggy coats from Martha Stewart
Knit an argyle dog sweater from Better Homes and Gardens
Pet ID tag from Martha Stewart

Tutorials - home

Animal silhouette pillow from Martha Stewart
Baby food jar pincushion from Craft Pudding
Bean bag chair from stardust shoes
Bedtime duvet from 'Baby Stuff' on Etsy
Bicycle bucket from Noodlehead
Car organiser from mayfly
Cotton waffle bath mat from Scandinavian Needlecraft via Woman's Day
Crazy quilt CD pincushion from Ivory Blush Roses
Dressed-up dresser from 'Printing By Hand' on Etsy
eco bath rug from ecologue
Fabric basket from Pink Penguin
Fabric basket from vlijtig
Fabric covered box from Handmaiden
Fabric fridge frame from how about orange
Felt birdcage ornament from Zakka Life
Flower fairy lights from apartment therapy
Kidlet wall pocket from JCasa handmade
Ladybug sleeping bag from Canadian Living
Little House Ornaments from Pimp Stitch
Miniature applique quilt from Woman's Day
Peg bag from Living Creatively by Nini Makes
Pincushion caddy from Craft: by Anna Maria Horner
Pincushion cuff tutorial from Keyka
Recycled bath mat from The {New New} York Etsy Street Team
Reversible journal cover from Kirin notebook
Ribbon flowers from BurdaStyle by Etsy
Roll-up baby chair from Canadian Living
Roman blind from Jen Duncan
Soft trees from little birds handmade
Storage cubes from Crazy Mom Quilts
Toadstool Cottage and Mushroom House from little house by the sea
Turtle pincushion from Craft Passion
Undercover Crate by paint in my hair
Valentines from the purl bee
Wrappa*dappa*doo reusable gift wrap by joybucket
Zakka style owl pennant by moonstitches

Tutorials and patterns - kids clothes

Basic bib from Nested
Basic hooded cloak from Just Tutes
Bitty booties from Heather Bailey
Child's apron from sew liberated
Cloth shoes from Stardust Shoes
Cup day skirt from thornberry
Fabulous fifties bib from Living Creatively
Fairy dress-up from Wee Wonderfuls
Felt hair tie from vlijtig
Felt hat from Martha Stewart
Frou frou tutu from knewbie knitter
Go To dress pattern from The Train To Crazy
Hats for little heads from Canadian Living
Infant bib from Chickpea Sewing Studio
Kids art smock from don't look now
Lazy days skirt from Oliver + S
Market skirt from Made
Ruffle sleeve top from Sparkle Power
Ruffled skirt from Grand Revival Design
Shirt dress from MADE
Simple kimono wrap from Habitual
Smocked sundress from 'Weekend Sewing' on Etsy
Soft baby shoes from On Pins and Needles
Tiered skirt from Kuky Ideas
Twirly skirt from house on hill road

Tutorials and patterns - miscellaneous

Deluxe Kitty Scratching Post from reese dixon
Easy felt rose from Mimi Kirchner
Simple, unpadded pouch sling from Jan Andrea (for dolls or babies)

Tutorials - stamping

Hand carved stamps from The Monkey Basket
How to: Hand carve rubber stamps from Two Cheese Please
Rubber Stamp Carving Tutorial from Vonvonz Handmade
Stamp carving books and tutorials from Craft Pudding

Tutorials and patterns - toys

Baby grab ball from
Baby Wooden Blocks from Martha
Bird mobile from spool
Black Apple Doll from Martha
Children's mailbox from Living Creatively
Chipmunk softie from Etsy
Cloth doll (and animal) making from Runo
Cock-a-doodle-doo felted toy from pickles
Cute bears from felt from Canadian Living
Dinosaur playmat from Stitch-Craft via Craftzine
Doll bedding from Crazy Mom Quilts
Doll's overall pattern from The Silver Penny
Easy Softie Ball from The shishi girl
Fabric dollhouse from UK lass in US
Fabric house from molly chicken
Felt banana from Associated Content
Felt blackcurrant mousse (with blueberry & sliced strawberry) from 'My Favourite Felt Sweets' on Etsy
Felt cake from ikat bag
Felt doughnut from Skip to My Lou
Felt cream puffs from kcc (Japanese)
Felt fried eggs and bacon from Wee Folk Art
Felt hotcakes from kcc (Japanese)
Felt oreo cookie ice cream from Lit'l Brown Bird
Felt rabbits and garden playmat from Canadian Living
Felt pups from Disney family entertainment
Felt rainbow ball from Duo Fibreworks
Felt sandwich from Myrtle & Eunice
Felt sandwich and chips from Snazzle Craft
Felt strawberry from Lit'l Brown Bird
Felt tomato slice from One Inch World
Felt woven picnic basket from Lit'l Brown Bird
Felty friends from Disney family entertainment
Glove animals from Martha Stewart
Handmade dolls from Martha Stewart
Jofus and Lally (flat bottomed mice) from Ric-Rac
Just like me doll from Canadian Living
Kangaroo from 'Softies Only a Mother Could Love' on Woman's Day
Little Pup from 'More Softies Only a Mother Could Love' on Woman's Day
Mimi Kirchner's hand-sewn felt doll from the purl bee
Molly Monkey from mmmcrafts
Moogle from BabyLondonStar
My little mushroom from my little mochi
Owl from 'Softies Only a Mother Could Love' on WomansDay
Party Turtles from vintage ricrac on whipup
Pet Bendycat plus other animals from puchicollective
Pointy kitty from Wee Wonderfuls
Princess wand from Zakka Life
Sasha the seahorse from future girl
Stuffed animals from Martha Stewart
Stuffed mouse from sewing stars
Waldorf doll hair from Crafty Sheep
Wee girl from Making it lovely
Whale from small dreamfactory
White-eye (a small bird) from Nuno Life
Wooden gnome from Myrtle & Eunice

Waldorf dolls

Basic instructions for a waldorf doll - a few photos and a link to pattern at bottom of post
How I Make a Waldorf Head - detailed photographic tutorial
Making a Waldorf doll - flickr set tutorial
Part 1: Forming the head - includes some details about making a nose shape
Part 2: Sewing & stuffing the body - includes information about making a bottom and belly button
Winterwood Toys - online store selling doll making supplies
Wool-stuffed doll - instructions (with drawings) and pattern

Window shopping

Cawauso Book Felt - felt food pattern books
Pakhuis oost - kids decor, toys and accessories
Sunny Style - Japanese cute
Zakka Candy - natural Japanese homewares