Mini Galaxy Magnets DIY

A couple months back Pop Craft held an Astronomy Craft Night featuring guest speaker Diane Turnshek.  Diane did some cool demonstrations showing us the different colors created by various gasses, so we were well informed as we painted our galaxies onto hand bound journals.  Since then, Diane has spoken at TEDxPittsburgh on Light Pollution, oneContinue reading “Mini Galaxy Magnets DIY”

10 DIY Bunting Tips

Bunting. In two months I’ve made more bunting than I have in my entire existence. Bunting is the super popular, so classic it’s trendy, go to party decoration. When you see these tiny flags strung in a row, you know you’re at a great party. I’ve made bunting for my husband Chris’s pirate themed birthdayContinue reading “10 DIY Bunting Tips”

The Etsy Craft Party!

On Saturday June 6th, creative cool kids of Pittsburgh came together to celebrate the Global Etsy Craft Party.  The Etsy Craft Party is a celebration of meeting and making that brings together Etsy fans and sellers to create a craft at the same time as others just like them in craft parties held around the world.Continue reading “The Etsy Craft Party!”

What Happens When Science and Art Collide

Astronomy Craft Night It started with Diane.  She was in the midst of turning out the lights in Pittsburgh.  The purpose was to make more people aware of the beauty hanging above us nightly.  Seldom seen through the glow of the city, a sea of stars, nebulae and galaxies await our gaze.  Her quest, to spread knowledge about lightContinue reading “What Happens When Science and Art Collide”

Essential Upgrades for Your Notebook

A good notebook is your best friend when it comes to staying organized and keeping your thoughts in one place.  I absolutely love this one that my friend Amber gave me for Christmas.  It is the perfect collection point for all of my crafty ideas and business notes.  I added a couple extra features to makeContinue reading “Essential Upgrades for Your Notebook”

Is this everyone’s favorite craft store?

Pat Catan’s does it right.  If I talk to people about Pat Catan’s, usually the words “I love” precede its name.  Pat Catan’s was the local craft store where I grew up until it was taken over by Michaels.  It was hard to put my finger on it (cough cough higher prices, cough) but itContinue reading “Is this everyone’s favorite craft store?”

Power tools = awesome

Circular saw, oh circular saw.  I’m so glad we have become friends.  Bone folder, you have some competition.  I love crafting, but my project ideas require an additional power tool every now and then.  If I had an entire shop I would be thrilled.  Speaking of which, I took a tour to TechShop Pittsburgh andContinue reading “Power tools = awesome”