Calling all Crafty Bastards

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Are you a Crafty McCrafterson? Apply to be a part of this awesome team!

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We’re looking for fun, motivated handmade artists to join our Crafty Bastard team!  We have a private group on Facebook where we can share inspiration and ideas with like minded people and every once in a while host a sale for the public.  If you’re interested in being a member, please fill out the following application and email it to us ASAP.

-CB

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The Crafty Bastards Guide to Starting your own Crafting Business

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So many of you have asked me for tips on how to start your own crafty business! Well here are the best tips ever, thanks to the Crafty Bastards!

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It’s the curse of the crafter. You’ve found something you love to make.  First you make it for yourself.  Next thing you know you make some for friends.  Then before you know it your home is overflowing with macramé plant holders, but you still have the urge to create them.  And more of them!!  Your friends all say, “hey Susan!  You should TOTALLY sell these!”, and you think “nah, nobody would buy macramé plant holders… I’m just doing it for fun”.  So you casually peruse Etsy (while still making macramé plant holders, of course) and realize that tons of people are selling macramé plant holders and yours are actually better!!

So you want to open your own shop (and we hope that you do!). The Bastards have come up with a little bit of advice, based solely on what’s worked for us over the years (and what hasn’t). …

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Homemade ‘Krispy Kreme’ Donuts

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It’s national donut day! Remember when I made mock Krispy Kreme donuts? They are so easy and airy and delicious :) Try it for yourself!

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What’s a pregnant gal to do when all she craves is a Krispy Kreme donut, but lives on an island where none are to be found? Well, after a good cry, she makes ’em herself!

I think it’s no coincedence that donuts are shaped like halos ;)

I saw this video recipe for mock Krispy Kreme’s and then I spent a good hour hunting for other options, because the guy in the vid seems pretty…untrustworthy… sorry 99cent chef! BUT his recipe was so different from the others and I could tell that his technique would result in an airy, delicious, melt-in-your-mouth donut, rather than a cakey chunk of chunk.

‘Krispy Kreme’ Donut Recipe (Courtesy of The 99 Cent Chef):

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons of dried yeast
  • 1/4 cup lukewarm water (100 degrees)
  • 2 cups flour – cheap, white all purpose. Okay to try out different types for extra flavor and…

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