never enough time

It seems like there is never enough time to do all the things I want to do. Last fall, we bought a cute little vintage camper that we want to remodel. We didn’t get very far with it before the weather turned cold, but I had bought some fabric, thinking … Continue reading

Deal-A-Muse sale extended

I’ve extended the $5 sale on the Deal-A-Muse card set through January 31, 2014. I am surprised that more people haven’t taken advantage of this great deal. How many times have you sat down to make something and have no idea what to make? You waste your precious creative time … Continue reading

kato spring 2014 color recipe ebook

The Kato Spring 2014 Color Recipe Ebook is now available on a website near you. 😉 Also available in my Etsy shop. Deal-A-Muse on Sale for only $5 You can find the details here on the website or in my Etsy shop. Sale good through January 15, 2014.

new year

I hope your new year is off to great start. Don’t you just love a new year? Full of promise and possibilities. A fresh start. I thought we would start the new off right here at Crafts by Chris with a shiny new product. 😉 Deal-A-Muse Adventures in Creativity Deal-A-Muse … Continue reading

Deal-A-Muse set #1

Adventures in Creativity Whether your muse is on vacation or you want to push the boundaries of your medium, Deal-A-Muse cards are a fun way to get your creative juices flowing. What is Deal-A-Muse and how does it work? Deal-A-Muse is a pdf file that contains a set of printable … Continue reading

creative block buster #7

inspiration everywhere

What is a creative block buster? It is a simple exercise that can be done in just a few minutes that will hopefully jump start your creativity. Creative Block Buster #7 – Inspiration is Everywhere No matter where you are at this moment, stop for a minute and take a … Continue reading

color palette – warm and snuggly

Here’s a little color inspiration of the warm and snuggly variety… When I sit down to watch a little tv in the evenings, I like to crochet. The afghan in the photo is my current project. The great thing about crocheting an afghan is that it keeps me warm while … Continue reading

weekly special 10/28 – 11/3

Each Monday, I will post a new weekly special. The Special will be good through Sunday night. This week’s special is: Polymer Clay Color Primer – Your Guide to Mixing and Using Color is only $29! (That’s $10 off the regular price) Special price is available here on my website … Continue reading

color combinations

Deni David, president of the San Diego Polymer Clay Guild, shares her system for trying out color combinations. This is a great method for choosing your colors for a project, as you can easily see what they look like together. Here’s what she has to say about it, “I make … Continue reading

weekly special 10/14 -10/20

I’m trying something new. Each Monday, I will post a new weekly special. The Special will be good through the following Sunday night. This week’s special is: Spring 2012 Color Recipe E-books on sale for $10.00 each (regularly $15.00) They can be found here: Premo Spring 2012 Color Recipe E-book … Continue reading

creative block buster #3

What is a creative block buster? It is a simple exercise that can be done in just a few minutes that will hopefully jump start your creativity. Creative Block Buster #3 – Go Macro Today’s creative block buster exercise is to go macro. Let’s take a closer look. For this … Continue reading

Dainty Flower Beads Tutorial

This tutorial will teach you everything you need to know to create beautiful flower beads. The tutorial includes 32 pages of step-by-step instructions with 66 photos to guide you each step of the way. It is set up in three parts. Part one, is making the flower petal cane. Part … Continue reading