Claire Waring

Designer. Blogger. Crafter.

Making Happy

Craft Schmaft is the brainchild of Claire Waring (that’s me over there). It began as a blog in 2007 filled with crafty musings of a then Creative Director in digital advertising. What began as a pastime became became an obsession and an online sensation as craft became cool again. Free patterns, pics and tutorials spread to the corners of the globe. Magazine features, trade shows and classes followed as I took a leap into the world of crafty business.

Since 2009 Craft Schmaft sewing patterns and craft kits have brought smiles to both makers and receivers of quirky plush toys, mobiles and more.  Available in stores and online, the philosophy of “Making Happy”  is at the heart of everything I create.

I’d love to hear from you and I especially love seeing what you’ve created using my patterns and kits! Leave a comment or drop me a line any time at

Happy Crafting


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I’d love to hear from you. We travel to craft meet ups, hunt down new supplies, sew up a storm and occasionally sip lychee martinis but I’m always on hand to answer emails thanks to a complete iphone addiction.

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