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21 Nov


New York City’s Flatiron Building Pays Tribute to Paris Attack Victims with Eiffel Tower Projections via AMNY

SMPCRAFT’s headquarters is in the Flatiron building, where, this past Wednesday through tonight, projections of the Eiffel Tower on its Broadway facing side, pay tribute to the Paris attack victims.

Compelled by these images and those posted by over half a million others sharing their thoughts and solidarity visually using #parisjetaime, PARIS, this post of handmade creations inspired by you, is for you, with love, from SMPCRAFT.


#PARISJETAIME via @blond_in_paris

Paris Je T’aime Postcard Pillow via Allwomenstalk

String Map of Paris via Babble

Eiffel Tower Smartphone Case via aspoonfulofsugardesigns

Pom Pom Poodle Dog Craft via lovethecountry

French Poodles Crochet Afghan via Allfreecrochetafganpatterns

3D Spellbinder Die cut Eiffel Tower via SamanthaLeeWalker

DIY Pin and Thread Eiffel Tower via thethingshemakes

Tissue Cover via aspoonfulofsugardesigns

Paris French Cookies with Royal Icing via Sweetopia


Paris Cake with Eiffel Tower Icing via SimplyBakeCakes

Eiffel Tower topped Cupcakes via lifeisalullaby

NEW YORK PARIS via stealstylist

Tagged with: #peaceforparis, DIY Eiffel Tower, Paris crafts, Parisjetaime, smp craft, SMP Kitchen, smpcraft, smpkitchen
7 Nov

23 DIY PET CRAFTS: Happy National Pet Awareness Month!


She’s working on it.

Time for this little poochie and all the pets of the world to milk this moment and let us bi-peds do a little more to show them just how much they’re appreciated. SMPCRAFT scoured the web to find DIY pet projects and crafts (cat, rabbit, and dog treats, too!) to honor our furry, feathered, scaled, and slithering loved ones.

Diy dog or cat bed

Upcycled Side Table Dog or Cat Bed via Better Homes and Gardens

Crocheted Cat Bed via Eilentein

Bird Cage Cover via Martha Stewart

Gumball Machine Fish Tank via Instructables

Styrofoam Turtle Dock via Instructables

DIY Pet Teepee via Barkpost

Diy two story cardboard cat climber

Cardboard Cat Castle via Hautenature

DIY Catscraper Scratching Post via maisonkuotidien

Fake Tree Branch for Your Reptile via Instructables

DIY Wood Hamster Swing via Petdiys

The Magic Cat Wand via designsponge

Paracord Braided Chew Toy for Heavy Chewer via lifehacker

Your sweater = Dog Sweater via voknits

Fleece Dog Boots via romprescue

Dog Bow Tie via Barkpost

Goose – Horse Hat via Nordic Mart

Bunny Basket via Martha Stewart

Sweet Potato Dog Treats via 17apart

Salmon Crunchies Cat Treats via mywoodenspoon

Dog Friendly Meatloaf via Cesar’s Way

Homemade dog treats

Apple Cinnamon Pupcakes for Dogs via diynetwork

Nutty Bacon Dog Treats via Dog Hill Kitchen

Vacation Pet Tag via Martha Stewart

Vacation Pet Tag via Martha Stewart


Time to start crafting and cooking for our favorite companions!

National Pet Awareness Month: we got this.

Tagged with: Diy pet treats, Dog sweaters, How to make pet clothes, Pet crafts, SMP Kitchen, smpkitchen
23 Oct

Free Friday Project: Color the Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls!

Once in a while, I check to see what happened on this day in history–sometimes I do it for inspiration, more often, because of curiosity. On this day in history, October 23, back in 1958, it was announced that Boris Pasternak would be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, “an event which both humiliated and enraged the Communist Party of the Soviet Union,” and which forced him to decline the prize, according to Wikipedia. 30 years later, in 1988, his descendants accepted the award in his name. 

I’m not sure why, out of all of the many things that happened on this day in history–from a hostage crisis in Moscow Theatre in 2002 to a World Series winning homerun by Toronto Blue Jays Joe Carter in 1993 to the births of Johnny Carson and Michael Crichton–that Boris and his short-term bittersweet win inspired this week’s free project download. Perhaps because I loved both Doctor Zhivago as a novel and a movie (seriously crushed on Omar Sharif), maybe because it’s the end of October and it’s getting chillier outside and there’s a thought-inducing hue blanketing the evening skies. I can’t know for sure.

Today, on this day in history October 23 2015, we’re paying homage to Boris Pasternak, his Russian heritage, and offering a downloadable spread of Matryoshka Dolls from Four Seasons: A Coloring Book by Aiko Fukawa.

Download the Free Friday Project by clicking on the image below:


Free Coloring Project Download Pdf: Matryoshka Dolls from FOUR SEASONS A COLORING BOOK by Aiko Fukawa

Four Seasons A Coloring Book is available at your favorite bookseller:

Four Seasons: A Coloring Book

Barnes & Noble
Powell’s Books

Tagged with: adult coloring books, russian dolls, smp craft
14 Oct

#STITCHITFORWARD: Join The Craft Yarn Council’s I Love Yarn Day on OCTOBER 17!


The Craft Yarn Council: #STITCHITFORWARD #ILYD2015

SMPCRAFT loves I LOVE YARN DAY, which turns five this year on Saturday, October 17. To celebrate, The Craft Yarn Council is “calling all fiber fans to share their affection for yarn and ‘stitch it forward’ by teaching at least one newbie to knit, crochet, weave, spin or bomb. Whatever craft it may be…if it involves yarn, we know we love it, we know you love it, and we know others will too!”

To join the fun, which includes ideas on how to stitch it forward, free patterns, contests, giveaways, and more, click the image above or visit!

Tagged with: #ilyd2015, 100 colorful ripple stitches to crochet, aran knits, baby knits, Bead Crochet, cable knitting, Craft yarn council, crocheting, free project, i love yarn day, smpcraft, stitchitforward
13 Oct

How-To Tuesday: Rock Chick Eyes from Simply Glamorous

If you’re too busy to knit yourself a proper Halloween costume this year, why not put the spooky spotlight on your soul-windows by bringing out your inner rock goddess? In celebrity make-up artist Gary Cockerill’s Simply Glamorous: Make-up Transformations to Make You Look & Feel Fabulous, you’ll find all the makeup tips you need–for day, night, work, happy hour, Halloween–and every time in between. And lucky you, it’s on sale today!

Photo by Vikki GrantWith Gary’s friendly, down-to-earth approach, he demystifies make-up and reveals the best products and application techniques to make anyone red-carpet ready. He begins by showing the power of make-up in creating an illusion, whether it’s to enhance the features you like or to draw the eye away from those you don’t. Gary then takes us step-by-step through a series of breathtaking makeovers on a range of “real” women of all ages, demonstrating the transformative power of cosmetics and explaining how to make up a look to suit any face shape, features, color, or age. Simply Glamorous is packed with useful tricks and practical tips by one of the industry’s leading experts.

To kick off the holiday spirit (mmmget it?), we’re giving away one of the book’s make-up projects so you can replicate this ultra-cool look at home. Click on the link below to download the PDF (and you might also want to brush up on your air guitar).

Download your free project!

For this and other cool make-up projects, buy your copy of Simply Glamorous today.

Simply Glamorous
Barnes & Noble
Powell’s Books

Tagged with: books, DIY, eyeliner, free project, gary cockerill, glamour, halloween, make-up, makeup, rock chick

CAUGHT CRAFTING: SMPCraft’s Spotlight on NYC Crafting

SMPCRAFT #CAUGHTCRAFTING Tuesday, N Train, Manhattan: She's crocheting a hat!

November National Pet Awareness Month

Time for this little poochie and all the pets of the world to milk this moment and let us bi-peds do a little more to show them just how much they’re appreciated. SMPCRAFT scoured the web to find DIY pet projects and crafts (cat, rabbit, and dog treats, too!) to honor our furry, feathered, scaled, and slithering loved ones.

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