Author Archives: Croq

About Croq

CROQ Zine is a print zine devoted to hip crafting and indie business. Our first issue went to print in Summer 2005.

Crafts, DIY, and Good Reads

How to Redo Barstools at DecorHacks I had no idea what layaway was (I mean, I have heard about it, but no idea how it works or why you’d want to use it), so I researched it, then wrote this … Continue reading

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10 Best Craft Ideas of 2011

I can’t believe it’s already time to look back over this year! Check out our most popular posts of 2011: 1. 16 Headband Tutorials Get your pinning fingers ready! I picked 16 amazing DIY headband ideas for you. 2. When … Continue reading

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World of Geekcraft Book Blog Tour

I was so excited to be a contributor for Susan Beal‘s new book World of Geekcraft. I made a Cylon Hoodie inspired by the TV show Battlestar Galactica. It was so much fun to come up with a geeky craft … Continue reading

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Unique Peeps Crafts

Kia at GreenChicken31 has done several cute peeps crafts. Check out these pretty rainbow peeps bunnies she used to make a mobile. [see the peeps bunny mobile here] Kia also used felt Peeps bunnies to make napkin rings, make wall … Continue reading

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CROQ Lipbalm Kit

Yay, almost all of the Kickstarter packages have gone out. I have about six more to go, I’m sorry to say. When I got approved to post my Kickstarter project, the Kickstarter people suggested that I offer handmade goodies for … Continue reading

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CROQ 12 Notes: Linkies

Thanks for the link love, friends! Carolyn Belefski of Curls Studio, who did the 2 page comic “Foundation Year” for CROQ 12 Craft Leftovers, an outstanding crafty zine

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CROQ 12s at large

Leethal got her CROQ 12 today! Woo hoo! I sent about 50 yesterday (and also donations to about 10 libraries & zine libraries), and got the rest of the singles (including the internationals) packaged up today! (this photo by leethal, … Continue reading

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CROQ Zine Issue 12 Has Arrived!!

I almost can’t believe it, but CROQ Zine, Issue 12 has FINALLY made it home. When I started working on this issue, I was pregnant with son #2. Son #2 will turn 3 in January. It’s been a long time … Continue reading

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Craft News: Ebooks into Gifts, #Crafterminds Chat

Turning Ebooks into Gifts This week over at CraftyPod, my good friend Sister Diane is posting an fun series about turning an ebook into a cool gift.  She’s posting one idea for the next five days for turning your ebook … Continue reading

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Cheap Teacher and Hostess Gifts

Impersonal gifts – the ones you give to teachers, party hostesses, coworkers, your local mail carrier or UPS driver… you want them to be cheap per piece, easy enough to make in an assembly line style, and impressive enough to … Continue reading

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