From the Publisher
* A full-color collection of 50 craft projects from the 1950s and1960s (including more than 10 new retro-inspired crafts) from the founder of hipster craft website Craftster.org.
* With hundreds of vintage photographs, original project instructions, colorized images, schematic line drawings, and contemporary color photographs.
* Leah Kramer and Craftster have been featured in Time, Jane, Budget Living, San Francisco Chronicle, London Guardian, and Houston Chronicle, and on National Public Radio. Selected Crafts: Cigar-Box Purse Hardcover Book Clutch Coffee Urn Lamp Powder Room Poodle Macaroni Glamour Beaded Fruit Felt Flowers Glovely Lovelies Plastic Bottle Piggy Bank Doll Face Fridgies
"This isnt your grandmas craft club. . . . Cross Martha Stewart with an urban hipster and youve got the idea." CBS News Radio
"It has a sensibility thats not exactly homespun. . . . Call it open-source crafting." Time
About the Author
Leah Kramer has been a self-proclaimed craft junkie since she could hold a pair of safety scissors. In her spare time, Leah combs the aisles of thrift stores, yard sales, and flea markets looking for items to add to her collection of everything weird, old, and eye-catching, including 1950s craft and cookbooks, kitschy plastic charms, cake decorations, and old records with beautiful covers. Combining her computer skills with her love of crafting, Leah started the popular web community Craftster.org, whose motto is “No Tea Cozies without Irony,” in 2003. Much to her surprise, the website is now visited by hundreds of thousands of like minded crafters. Part-owner of the Somerville, Massachusetts, boutique called Magpie, which sells hip crafts and goods by indie designers and artists, Leah is also an organizer of the popular punk rock craft fair, Bazaar Bizarre (bazaarbizarre.org). Leah lives and crafts in Boston, Massachusetts.