Not your ordinary colored pencils

Not your ordinary colored pencils

I still remember being about seven and getting my first set of “serious colored pencils” from my mom. I recall the pride of knowing I’d outgrown the kid stuff, and that I had been deemed worthy enough to own art supplies that came in a fancy tin with...
Craft inspiration beyond egg cartons and glitter pens

Craft inspiration beyond egg cartons and glitter pens

I’m always on the lookout for websites that can help me with my neglected crafty side, like tips, tutorials, and ideas for cool new projects. I’m feeling the inspiration from the talented folks at Cut Out and Keep. Basically this member-centric site lets...
A paint-your-own kit with an adorable twist

A paint-your-own kit with an adorable twist

With two craft-loving girls, I have enough kids’ art supplies in my home to start a small store. That said, I have never seen anything like the adorable set of paint-your-own nesting dolls from Kookle and know my kids would go ga-ga over this kit. Like...
1977 Stocking stuffer flashback

1977 Stocking stuffer flashback

I fondly remember those goofy frustration pencils with the googly-eyed gnomes at the top, and how you’d spin them between your palms to make the neon hair get all crazy. You know, to unload all the frustration we had pent up in fourth grade. Artist June Pfaff...

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