Crafter, interrupted.

Crafter, interrupted.

What a rollercoaster 2014 has been. I have been a crafter, interrupted. First there was the big move to Hong Kong – the opportunity of a lifetime to experience culture and place far beyond my island home.  The eternal optimist in me thought… I’ve...
3 key trends at BlogHer ’14

3 key trends at BlogHer ’14

BlogHer ’14 was nothing short of an amazing experience. Having twisted my own arm into traveling from Hong Kong to California, I was pencil at the ready jotting down every bit of bloggy knowledge and insight I came across. Three key themes struck me – balance, video...
The hiatus and BlogHer

The hiatus and BlogHer

I seem to have missed June. It simply disappeared. There was  a blur of humidity and thunderstorms that announced, in no uncertain terms, the arrival of summer here in Hong Kong. There were visits from family along with the arrival of gigantic mosquitoes and the most...

Blog makeover

Over the next few days the Craft Schmaft blog will be moving and getting a whole new look. Woot! After nearly 7 years of blogging I think it’s about time we take it to the next level. So please excuse the appearance while we move this week, better things are...

The lowdown on Toy Stuffing

One of the first questions I’m asked at craft fairs, classes and right here is “what do you use for toy stuffing?” So I thought I’d do a round up here. There are three types of stuffing I’ll cover; The hard stuff The natural soft stuff...