I just discovered this goldmine of eye candy and info on itunes... Etsy podcasts. Except they're really videos... surely there must be another word for them than podcasts, but anyway: they're how-to videos and mini-documentaries about the artists found on Etsy. Really awesome stuff. This was a really neat little how-to on how to make a really simple but great looking parchment flower. You can watch it here but do hasten on over to itunes to watch the rest of 'em if this sort of things lights your fire as it does mine. I tell you I'm in heaven.
I've been excited about making baskets lately. I'm trying to learn all these skills so I can apply them to all the random assortment of materials that we're going to be fiddling around with when Austin Creative Reuse is up and running. This is a great little tutorial found over at Craftzine.com.