Crafts are an essential part of life in this country, but many people don’t realize how many there are.
With that in mind, here are a few of our favorite craft items that are becoming more popular in the last couple of years.
“Crafts are not just about buying and selling products,” said Matt DeSantis, founder of the Crafts Buddies blog.
“You need to be able to have fun making a thing.”
“It’s about a sense of family, a sense that everyone has a place and everyone has something to share with you, and a sense, in my mind, that the things you do together can be as meaningful as anything you do with your friends,” said Debbie Smith, author of the forthcoming book, The Crafts of Christmas: A New Perspective.
DeSantes said there are two kinds of craft: craftsmen’s and craftswomen’s.
“It depends on what you do,” he said.
“If you’re just a painter, you might be a craftsman.
If you’re an artist, a crafter.
If your goal is to make something beautiful or beautiful and useful, then maybe you’re not a craftswoman.”
“I started to make these crafts because I was having fun making them,” said DeSantson, whose son, Jason, is a craftsperson.
“I don’t think there’s anything that you’re going to get done in a year that you haven’t created.”
Smith, who has a daughter named Olivia, said she is obsessed with craft.
“Christmas is a very personal time for me,” she said.
“[My kids] love it so much, and I just can’t get enough of it.”
She started to think about her own craft during the holiday season.
“A couple of months ago, I decided I’m going to start making these craft things for them and I’m thinking about how I can give them something they love,” Smith said.
In a world where so many people are sharing their creativity, there is a chance to share the joy of craft with others.
Smith, whose work includes children’s books and children’s accessories, started Crafts with the intention of teaching children about the joys of making and the joy that comes from the craft.
Smith and her husband, Dave, have had their own Christmas projects, including a craft book and an online video series on how to make an ornament for a family Christmas.
The couple also started the Craftsperson Club, an online community that connects craftspeople and craft professionals.
“We have a group of craftspersons who are all friends,” Smith explained.
“So we have some fun conversations, and they’ve gotten into making things together.”
Craftsperson clubs are often led by women who share their crafts.
In the past, the club has partnered with craft stores and made an effort to share craft-related materials.
“There is a really strong community around these clubs, and there are people who have really dedicated themselves to the craft,” Smith continued.
“And that’s a really good thing.”
The Craftspender Club is one of many ways that Smith is encouraging people to explore their craft, especially for women.
Smith believes that it can be a way to bond with a craft that might not necessarily appeal to everyone, and also provide the support that they need to get started.
“People can learn from each other,” she explained.
Smith said the biggest challenge of starting a craft is knowing how to work with people.
“The craft is something that people don’ have time to learn, so I think you need to give them time,” she added.
“But also, they need you to be ready.
You have to have the courage to learn and grow.”
Crafts can be very rewarding, but it can also be exhausting and a little stressful, said De Santison.
Smith has created several projects with her husband.
“They are really inspiring,” she noted.
“My kids are so into it.
They’re into it, too.
They’ll play around with it and make things, and we’ll have fun.
And we’ve made an ornament and we’re trying to make another one.”
Craftsy is a digital marketplace for craft projects, where people can purchase and sell their own creations.
The site’s website features the craft of the month, and the recipes for a number of holiday gifts.
The Craftsy team has created the Craftsy Cookbook, which includes a recipe for a cinnamon roll with a vegan cinnamon butter.
“Our goal is not just to make the best gift for a friend,” De Santesonsaid.
“This is for you, too.”
Crafty has more than 5,000 recipes available on its site.
Smith says her biggest challenge is finding enough materials to create the things she loves.
“Because I can’t afford everything, I have to try to find things that I can make,” she lamented.
“What I really love about Craftsy, I