Craft Bits — Happy Chinese New Year, Pastries for Pets, LEGO Social Network

Posted by on Jan 20, 2012

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Get ready to party like its 4710! On Monday, January 23, the Chinese calendar celebrates the new year and 2012 is the year of the dragon. Family Fun has posted a really cute dragon craft project that your children will love. 

To make this festive dragon, visit Family Fun.

Santa Fe

Pastries for Pets

Everyone loves baked goods, even your pets! KRQE did a great piece about how former Las Vegas real estate agent Daphne Wright opened the Pooch Pantry, Bakery and Boutique in Santa Fe. The store’s specialty is baked goods for pets, a topic Daphne became interested in after two of her dogs developed diabetes. I’m sure you’re wondering, so the answer is yes: the treats are all natural and delicious for people too!

To view the video, visit KRQE Santa Fe.

Vintage fashion from Malaysia
New Straits Times

Vintage Around the World

Shopping for vintage clothing isn’t just popular in the United States. Peggy Loh of Malaysian newspaper New Straits Times writes about how 1950s fashion styles and fabrics are becoming popular again in the southeast Asian country. 

To learn more about the vintage fashion scene in Malaysia, visit the New Straits Times.

Lego Miss America Project

Facebook for Blockheads

Every crafter has played with Lego blocks at some point. To help connect fans from all over the world, Lego has launched the new ReBrick social network, which allows builders to share pictures of their current projects with other like-minded fans.

To join this community, visit ReBrick.

Kiwi Crate delivers craft projects straight to your home
Kiwi Crate

Craft Delivery

Is this the future of home crafting? Kiwi Crate, a service that sends your family a monthly package of craft projects, has announced that it has secured an additional $5 million in funding. Kiwi Crate has a growing subscriber base and was awarded Maker Faire’s 2011 Education Award.

To learn more about the company, visit Kiwi Crate.

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