Steampunk Jewelry

Posted on Monday, April 14, 2014 by Arts_and_Crafts

Steampunk Emporium Steampunk Emporium Visit Jema "Emily Ladybird" Hewitt's Steampunk Emporium for some steampunk accessorizing. Here you will find brassy accessories for the Victorian gentlemen and matching jewelry geared up for the ladies. Emily Ladybird adds the occasional penned letter for the browser's enjoyment. Each anecdote highlights the Era of Steam themed projects. Jema Hewitt provides a list of supplies for each project, alongside a photograph and . . . more »

Come on out and make a mini Victorian hat!

Posted on Friday, April 11, 2014 by Arts_and_Crafts

Campbell Maker Program April 14, 2014 - Minit Victorian Hat Come on out Monday night, April 14, from 7-8:30. We will be making Mini Victorian Hats out of cereal boxes! The craft project is based on a project in Steampunk your wardrobe by Calista Taylor. All supplies provided, but if you would like to bring your own doodads to add-on, by all means, do. . . . more »

Here Comes the Bride - DIY style

Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 by Arts_and_Crafts

stylish weddings As wedding season nears, one of the many decisions to be made by the bride-to-be is how much of the preparations, if any, should she do herself? There are compelling reasons for a do-it-yourself approach: it allows for a more personalized touch, it can be more economical, and it is just plain fun. For me, it was the woeful lack of commercially available chocolate mint . . . more »

Focus on Pip Lincolne

Posted on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 by Arts_and_Crafts

Make Hey! Pip Lincolne how I love thee, let me count the ways: 1) Beautiful photography of arrangements and collections 2) Patterns in the books 3) Eclectic mix of projects for adults and children 4) Piggy-back Pocket Monkey 5) Handy Dandy Pocket top for kids 6) Miss Marlo Dress 7) Fox in the Bed Quilt 8) Medal of Craftiness 9) Cute-as-a-button vintage clutch 10) When you run . . . more »

Knitting a Squishy Friend

Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 by Arts_and_Crafts

Huge & Huggable Mochimochi Amigurumi, from the Japanese “ami” for crocheted or knitted and “nuigurumi” for stuffed doll , are (obviously) knitted or crocheted stuffed animals or anthropomorphic creatures. Anna Hrachovec puts her own spin on them, calling her creations “mochimochi”, from the Japanese word for “squishy”. Her most recent title— Huge & Huggable Mochimochi —focuses on supersizing these creations, needing three to 13 (!) skeins per critter. A . . . more »

Make a Paperback Novel wallet @ Campbell Library

Posted on Thursday, March 6, 2014 by Arts_and_Crafts

Make Anything - March flyer paperback novel wallets Campbell Library will be hosting a Make Anything program this coming Monday March 10th at 7pm. We will be making wallets out of old paperback novels and vinyl. Sewing machines and all materials will be provided. No experience necessary. Come join the fun!

March is National Craft Month - What will YOU make?

Posted on Monday, March 3, 2014 by Arts_and_Crafts

artful parent Whether you are a seasoned crafter or a new-comer, you can make March an exciting opportunity to explore new ideas. Here is just a sampling of what the library has to offer for the daring craft adventurer. . . . more »

Art + Book: Art In the Pages

Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 by Arts_and_Crafts

altered book - pulp novel theme Santa Clara County Library District will be having altered books programs at the following libraries in celebration of the SIlicon Valley Reads 2014 selections. Morgan Hill Library, Saturday March 1, 12 noon Campbell Library, Saturday March 1, 3pm Milpitas Library, Tuesday March 18, 7pm Supplies will be provided, but if you wish to bring your own supplies or little scrap of something special, you are . . . more »

Geek Crafts!

Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 by Arts_and_Crafts

Star Trek Geeks Geek can mean many things but today people wear the term with pride. Whether you go to a con dressed as an expendable red shirt or you are into Dagorhir, there is something for everyone. Here are some project books to help you out. The Star Trek craft book by Angie Pedersen World of geekcraft by Susan Beal Geek Dad by Ken Denmead Geek mom . . . more »

Belts of All Shapes and Sizes

Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 by Arts_and_Crafts

Fabric belt I have lots of fabric just laying around waiting to be made into something awesome. I also have lots of scrappy bits that I just can't part with because it could be useful someday. A belt is the perfect project to use just those things; it is easy to make, it comes in just your size and it is the perfect showcase for some awesome . . . more »

Using up your stash

Posted on Monday, January 27, 2014 by Arts_and_Crafts

50 yards of fun As knitters, we always have leftover yarn around. It’s too nice and too much to throw away, but it’s hard to find projects that use minimal amounts of yarn. Rebecca Danger to the rescue! In 50 Yards of Fun, Knitting Toys from Scrap Yarn, she has written patterns that use approximately 50 yards of yarn to create the cutest little critters, some real and some . . . more »

Mommy (or Daddy) & Me: Sewing Together

Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 by Arts_and_Crafts

creature camp Looking for a fun way to introduce your kids to sewing basics? Check out Creature Camp by Wendi Gratz, a whimsical journey into the world of creating stuffed animals, monsters, and other cuties. This new title in our Axis 360 eBook collection covers a lot of ground. Through clear, step by step directions, kids will learn how to sew on a button, put in a . . . more »