Craft Bits — Feather Hair Extensions, New Craft Mag, Vintage Window Shopping

Posted by on Mar 14, 2011

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Yep, it was going to happen eventually: The craft community found a way to immortalize Charlie Sheen’s best (dare we say, winning) catchphrases. Though the sampler-style approach is apt, you have about 10 more minutes to stitch one up before the joke goes stale.
Get the patterns for the Charlie Sheen cross-stitch sampler from Subversive Cross Stitch!

feather hair extensions
Just Brace Yourself for Hitchcock Jokes 

The latest trend in hair: Feather extensions. They’re a little Ke$ha and a little Tippi Hedren in "The Birds," and therefore we’re not sure how to feel about them. But expect clip-in feather accessories to become a trend-within-a-trend this summer.
Read more about feather hair extensions from Daily Candy.
vintage comic droid app
Light Up Your Phone with Vintage Comics 

This new-ish app lets you read hundreds of public-domain vintage comics on your droid. (Safe to assume there’s no Marvel or D.C. titles there, though.) It’s one way to liven up a commute, long line or morning meeting.
Get the Vintage Comic Droid app.
mollie makes magazine
The U.K. Gets a New Craft Mag …

… and we get a case of envy. Mollie Makes, a mag focused on crafting and vintage, is set to launch in May. So that means I need a friend in the U.K. to smuggle issues over to me (and while we’re at it, an Aussie friend to bring me Frankie Magazine issues, too). Takers?
Read more about the Mollie Makes magazine here, and check out their art director’s blog.
microscope iPhone app
The 1049th Thing to Do with Your iPhone

You can make a microscope out of it by attaching a few everyday (if you’re a science geek) items to the camera. Have fun playing "CSI: Your House." 
Find out how to turn your iPhone into a microscope from Wired.
vintage Chanel purse
Get Your High-End Vintage Window Shopping Fix 

The haute resale shop Resurrection has finally launched an online shop. And get this: The prices aren’t available unless you sign up for an account, turning browsing into a "Price Is Right"-fantasia.
Read more about Resurrection’s online shop and get a discount code.
jessica alba hosts diy celebration
In Nicer Celebrity News 

Jessica Alba took the DIY approach for her cousin’s baby shower, hand-crafting decorations like a paper butterfly garland and providing us with more proof that she’s an all-around great gal.
Read more about Jessica Alba’s DIY celebration.
recovered couch
Get a New Couch on the Cheap 

Whether your IKEA sofa is looking sorry or that thrifted find needs a facelift, this easy couch quasi-reupholstering project has you covered. Note: It’s better for those hard-foam-backed couches (like the one at left) than more traditional models.
Learn how to re-cover your couch from Curbly.
Jacques Grange’s eclectic-casual style
Or, Just Embrace the Eclectic Look

Precise, hyper-clean, mid-century-inflected decor is on its way out, and comfy, casually eclectic is in (a la design legend Jacques Grange). Your cheat sheet: Include plenty of seating (to get everyone comfy and inspire conversation), add touches of wood, vary the scale of your decorative accessories and incorporate a few sculptures.
Read more about how to borrow Jacques Grange’s eclectic-casual style.
kirby’s big yarn
Your New Favorite Time-Waster

We all know that Kirby is cute, but did you know that his latest game was designed using craft supplies? There’s yarn, buttons, lace, stitches and appliques galore in each game board. Cute times infinity.
Read more about Kirby’s Big Yarn from CraftyPod.

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