Posts by David

Check Out Brooklyn Craft Camp

Brooklyn Craft CampThe coolest party ever is happening in Brooklyn, and it is a dream come true for crafters of all types. Founded by Craftsy instructor, Brett Bara, the Brooklyn Craft Camp features awesome classes, hip music, tasty food, delicious cocktails, and 120 very lucky crafters---one of which could be you! Read more »

Star Wars Cakes: Adventures in Cake Decorating

Yoda CakeIs there a birthday boy in your life? Make him a Star Wars cake! Fun, adventure, and fantasy all portrayed in a festive cake---the perfect way to celebrate his big day! Here are some Star Wars cakes that our very own Craftsy members made and posted in our Projects section. Read more »

Modern Quilts: Inspiring Projects and Patterns

Modern QuiltsIn this post, we look at some of our favorite modern quilting projects featuring inventive design and bold color work on Craftsy, and even point you to some fantastic modern quilting patterns in the Craftsy Pattern Marketplace. Read more »

Amigurumi Projects and Patterns: Crochet Trends

Amigurumi Caterpillar PatternAmigurumi is one of the hottest trends in crochet, because it has crafters making the cutest little creatures quickly and easily. They make great toys, decor, and they are unforgettable gifts! Here at Craftsy, we have two online classes to help you learn and perfect your Amigurumi skills. The Craftsy Pattern Marketplace is also home to tons of irresistible Amigurumi patterns. Here are some of our favorite Amigurumi projects from Craftsy members just like you! Read more »

Hello Kitty Cakes Make a Sweet Treat

Hello Kitty Birthday CakeHello Kitty makes for a fantastic cake decorating subject. Whether you pipe it, or create 3-D figures, it's sure to be a memorable cake. Here are some wonderful examples made by Craftsy members just like you! Read more »

Minnie Mouse Cakes: Magical Cake Decorating Projects!

Cake Decorating Projects: Minnie MouseMinnie Mouse is one of the most popular Disney characters, so it's no wonder so many cake decorators are creating cakes featuring her likeness! We were curious to see how many Craftsy members had made Minnie Mouse-inspired cakes, and found there were a lot! We've highlighted some of our favorites here. Read more »

How to Make Gum Paste

How to make gum pasteNicholas Lodge is a preeminent sugar paste artist, and a Craftsy instructor. In this free video tip, Nicholas explains and demonstrates his very own recipe for making gum paste---the essential ingredient for making sugar flowers! Read more »

Know Your Sugar Flower Brushes

Sugar Flower BrushesCheck out this free video tip featuring Nicholas Lodge, renowned gum paste artist! In it, Nicholas explains how and when to use different brushes (flat brushes and round brushes) for when you are coloring your sugar flowers. Read more »

Make Your Peonies Pop! Learn to Color Sugar Flowers

Learn to color sugar flowers.This free video lesson gives you a quick, but enlightening look at how Nicholas Lodge (instructor of the online class Classic Sugar Flowers) colors the petals and stems of his sugar flowers. Coloring your sugar flowers is an essential step in creating the realism you're aiming for. And it's not just achieved with a flat brush. Watch how the steam adds a subtle but critical gloss to the gum paste. Read more »

Meet Mug Rug Maker and Quilting Pattern Designer, The Patchsmith!

Mug rug Quilting Patter Designer: PatchsmithThe Patchsmith makes mug rugs and designs patterns for them so you can make them, too! And you should; after all, they make wonderful gifts. Quilters will absolutely love these, as they make quick, fun projects that yield wonderful results. It's also a fantastic way to use up those scraps in your stash! Read more »