Craft Bits — Craft Zine Editor Switch, Candy Vegetables and Kate’s Lace Sleeves

Posted by on May 02, 2011

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It’s been an eventful international news weekend for sure, but that doesn’t mean that the craft world stops turning. The big news: Founding Craft Magazine editor-in-chief Natalie Zee Drieu is leaving her post to spend more time with her adorable family. Though we’ll miss her, we are super proud of her replacement: Diane Gilleland of CraftyPod fame. Isn’t it nice when you see a great job go to someone who deserves it?
Read about the Craft Magazine editor switch and wish Diane luck!

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Photoshop’s Elder Master

The next time you say “Oh, I’d love to do, but I’m just too old!” please refer back to this story. Over in China, a 76-year-old man is painstakenly restoring damaged photographs for free. When did he master the program? At 60.
Read more about China’s Photoshop master and get ready to rethink your future plans.
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Sweet Veggies

We can’t stop staring at this new series of photographs by artist Wendy Van Santen. Featuring confections like sprinkles (nope, we don’t call them jimmies here), sour belts and jelly beans paired with broccoli and other greens, we bet your desktop wallpaper will be changing soon.
Check out Wendy Van Santen’s Sweet Veggies photo series.
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Mug Lending Library

If you have more mugs than you can possibly use for your morning coffee break (but can’t bear to give up your Charlie Brown "Good Grief" mug), then why not try a lending library? This Brookline, MA, store is trying it out.
Read more about the mug lending library in Brookline, MA.
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One More Dress Ogle, Please

We swear, it’s the last time you’ll hear about the royal wedding (at least from us)! But did you get a good look at the gorgeous lacework on Kate’s sleeves and bodice? It was all handmade at the Royal School of Needlework. And in case you’re wondering, they do take students from overseas.
Get one more look at Kate Middleton’s lace wedding dress and read about the techniques behind it all.

Image credits from top:, via,,, Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

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