Craft Bits — Red Wedding Gowns, Scarlett Johansson's Muffin Tops, A $250K Toilet Chair

Posted by on Apr 20, 2012

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From red wedding dresses to a Scarlett actress's baked goodies, crafts were in the red this week. Let's not forget the craft news that got us seeing red, including a British celebrity's views on the "ideal" woman and a toilet seat that's worth more than most houses.

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The Bride Wore Red

New York's Bridal Fashion Week debuted wedding gown trends, the most notable of which were Vera Wang's red wedding dress designs. Brides can choose from a spectrum of red, including a dried blood maroon or a fire truck vermillion.
For more on 2013's wedding gown trends, head to the New York Daily News.
Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson's Alter Ego 

“Muffin baking,” declares ScarJo at “The Avengers” premiere, when E! News asked the actress to name her personal super power. Blueberry, banana and chocolate chip are just a few of her favorites. 
The New York Post has the full story about Scarlett Johannson's muffin baking as well as more on her newest movie. 
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Antique Chair Does Double Doodie

"Antiques Roadshow" estimates an antique chair bought originally for $700 is several hundreds of years old and worth over $250,000. 
Read more about the man who would pay $700 for a used toilet chair at the Huffington Post
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Craft Cops 

According to the Wall Street Journal, Etsy employs a force of craft cops to verify its online shops sell handmade creations and not factory-got goods. Thanks, Etsy, for helping us all feel a little safer as we shop online.
Want to know what happens to the no-good Etsy shops? Go to the Wall Street Journal for more. 
Kirstie Allsopp
The Ideal Homemaker 

The Daily Mail interviewed Kirstie Allsopp, a British TV personality known for her outspoken support of traditional domesticity. She says women have lost basic homemaking skills like cooking and sewing and need to get them back. 
Is Allsopp out of touch with the modern woman or right on the mark? Head to the Daily Mail to weigh in on Kirstie Allsopp's views on DIY womanhood.

Image credits (from top): Vera Wang, Vera Wang, AP, PBS, Etsy and Daily Mail

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