Crafting is experiencing not just a revival, but a virtual revolution, what with the popularity of blogs like Craft, magazines like ReadyMade, and handmade fairs and shops popping up all over the country. If, like me, you have some craft-savvy ladies in your life, you may want to consider gifting them with one of these project-promoting presents.
If you have a girlfriend who can't help but redesign everything she sees for the better, get her the D.I.Y. Design It Yourself Deck ($16.95), which includes step-by-step instructions for creating hip D.I.Y. projects. For the tool-savvy lady in your life, give her these blueprints ($35) that will show her how to build her own modular dwelling. Perfect for the carpentry enthusiast! For the all-around craft enthusiast, give her a handsome boxed set of Craft: magazine's first year ($59.99). This magazine rocks, as do its projects.