The Very Serious Crafts Podcast, Season 3: Episode 05 – Make Do and Mend, E-Waste Looms, and the Crafts of Animal Crossing

In season 3, episode 5 of the Very Serious Crafts podcast, the Very Serious Crafters make do and mend, with varying levels of success.

Make Do and Mend, E-Waste Looms, and the Crafts of Animal Crossing
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Make Do and Mend, E-Waste Looms, and the Crafts of Animal Crossing

The Very Serious Crafts Podcast, Season 3: Episode 5 – Make Do and Mend, E-Waste Looms, and the Crafts of Animal Crossing

In season 3, episode 5 of the Very Serious Crafts podcast, Haley makes plans for apocalypse weaving, Mollie escapes to her Animal Crossing craft room, and Heidi brings all the make do and mend vibes. Sadly, sheltering in place hasn’t given any of them extra free time.

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Make Do and Mend, E-Waste Looms, and the Crafts of Animal Crossing

S3E5 Show Notes:

Here’s a roundup of the resources, patterns, and projects mentioned in this episode:

Crafting in Animal Crossing

♥ The First Time Mollie Talked About Video Games and Crafting: https://www.veryseriouscrafts.com/2019/02/11/the-very-serious-crafts-podcast-season-2-episode-3/
♥ Animal Crossing New Horizons: https://www.amazon.com/Animal-Crossings-New-Horizons-Standard/dp/B07SR1BRN5
♥ Mollie’s Animal Crossing Craft Room (and her Wild Olive hoodie!):


♥ Modern Handcraft’s Animal Crossing Sewing Room:

♥ Another Cute Animal Crossing Craft Space:

E-Waste Looms

♥ The E-Waste Apocalypse Looms: https://hackaday.com/2018/09/02/the-e-waste-apocalypse-looms/
♥ These Post-Apocalyptic Looms Were Made From E-Waste: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qvmg9b/post-apocalyptic-e-waste-looms-kati-hyyppa
♥ Post-apocalyptic Weaving Video:

Group Topic: Make Do and Mend Mentality

♥ Freezing Milk: https://www.thespruceeats.com/how-to-save-money-by-freezing-milk-1388299
♥ Tips for making your own rags (tips on what towels/garments work, what to cut off, what to save, etc.): https://www.livingonadime.com/cleaning-rags-save-money-paper-towels/
♥ Draw a Chameleon from KTO Art:


♥ Haley making cloth masks for friends and family:

♥ N-95 mask cover tutorial: https://www.instructables.com/id/AB-Mask-for-a-Nurse-by-a-Nurse/
♥ Adjustable side face mask sewing tutorial: https://www.whitearborquilting.com/adjustable-side-face-mask/
♥ A roundup of mask tutorials from Fancy Tiger Crafts: https://fancytigercrafts.com/blogs/projects/shortage-of-masks

Additional scientific and medical resources re: COVID-19 and Cloth Masks
https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2004973
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30520-1/fulltext
https://www.livescience.com/cloth-masks-coronavirus.html
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/ppe-strategy/face-masks.html

♥ The Girls’ Own Book by Mrs. L Maria Child: https://books.google.com/books?id=UhSgAAAAMAAJ

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By Haley Pierson-Cox

Haley Pierson-Cox writes the craft blog https://www.redhandledscissors.com/. She's a knitter, sewer, maker, cross-stitcher, lover of cats, purveyor of quirk, an author of cross-stitch books, and avid swearing enthusiast! (But not on this podcast!) She's also sometimes an irritable cartoon called Tiny Cranky Haley.

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