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craft trends for 2013

Two years ago, my friend Paul and I created CRAFTSarethenewCRAFTS.com, an indie craft trend generator inspired by Barack Obama is Your New Bicycle. We decided to give the site a fresh update for 2013, with new craft trends and a new look. (Helvetica is so hot right now.) So if you’re trying to figure out […]

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giveaway: 2013 etsy dayplanner!

Etsy surprised me with an envelope full of goodies recently, and included in it was this gorgeous 2013 calendar/planner. So cute! The chipboard cover looks letterpressed with gold filigree, and the insides are well-designed, too. I already have a 2013 dayplanner started (Paperblanks forever), but I can’t let this beauty go to waste! Leave a […]

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the etsyfication of high fashion

It’s no secret that the handmade aesthetic has become huge in the last five years. But this year, specifically, craft trends have  influenced high fashion brands. Burberry is especially keen on Etsy-esque motifs, but they’re not the only ones. It all makes a crafter wanna multiply her prices by 10… Burberry’s line of owl and bird […]

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