“To prepare quickly. To excite. To create. To incite. To invent. To conceive. To push. To upset. To manufacture. To provoke.”
No, this is not the mantra of a progressive DC think tank, celebrity criminal’s prolific defense team, or liberal arts-ish alternative university. Rather, it’s the definition of our favorite craft blog: WhipUp.Net, which is out to help projecteers around the world improve themselves (and their gift-giving prowess) one knitted pincushion or homemade t-shirt at a time.
Whip Up calls itself “A handcraft guide in a hectic world”—and a hectic crafting world, it is. The site, which has a handful of blogging authors, acts as a filter: it features crafts the authors deem worthy, reviews crafting magazines, and hosts its own and spreads the word about craft contests.
Stuff we found on WhipUp that has us ready to head to the local craft store, hardware store, and/or fabric store include: cards, cardholders and wallets made out of paintchips; cute fabric gift tags; and a tutorial on making your own cloth napkins.
Finally, a one-stop “shop” for all things crafty!