Craft Schmaft is the brainchild of Claire Waring (that’s me over there). It began as a blog in 2007 filled with crafty musings of a then Creative Director in digital advertising. What began as a pastime became became an obsession and an online sensation as craft became cool again. Free patterns, pics and tutorials spread to the corners of the globe. Magazine features, trade shows and classes followed as I took a leap into the world of crafty business.


Since 2009 Craft Schmaft sewing patterns and craft kits have brought smiles to both makers and receivers of quirky plush toys, mobiles and more.  Available in stores and online, the philosophy of “Making Happy”  is at the heart of everything I create.

I’d love to hear from you and I especially love seeing what you’ve created using my patterns and kits! Leave a comment or drop me a line any time at claire@craftschmaft.com

Happy Crafting



20 thoughts on “About

  1. I just happened to stumble across your blog, such adorable creations. I noticed you mentioned in one of your posts that you were now selling your patterns. I couldn’t find a link anywhere on your blog for purchasing. I’m particularly interested in the owl mobile, just perfect for my soon to be grand baby.

  2. Hi claire
    I am an editor at Danish magazine BoligLiv (boligliv.dk) and I am doing a
    small feature in our October issue called ‘plush monsters versus aliens’ ,
    where I would like to mention your blog and the tag monster. Do you have an image of him in a high resolution that we may show ?

    Best regards
    Kristina Fjeldgren Beyer

    Egmont magasiner
    Hellerupvej 51
    DK.2900 Hellerup
    mail: khf@boligliv.dk
    tlf: 39 45 75 86
    mobil: 27 38 26 51

  3. Hi Claire

    Can you please email me as I’d like to speak to you about doing a project for Homespun magazine. I just love your sock creatures and I’d be thrilled to work with you. Look forward to hearing from you.


    Catherine Sanchez

  4. Hi Claire,

    I have just purchased a little children’s wear boutique in Wahroonga Sydney Australia and I absolutely love your products could you please contact me,to see if its possible to obtain some of them for my shop etc or can you please send me your contact details so that I can phone you etc.

    Thank you

    Kindest Regards


  5. Hi Claire,
    I have nominated you for The Dragon’s Loyalty Award. I wanted to share my appreciation for your blogging activities via this award. For more details see my latest post http://kukileaf.com/2013/05/22/dragons-loyalty-award/ and I look forward to more of your great posts in the future
    🙂 Jaie
    (P.S. love the hot air balloons! I made one similar for a baby shower a while back)

  6. Hi Claire, Just found your blog and your patterns and kits are adorable! We will certainly try one and let you know how it goes. I am the mom of a very crafty kiddo, and she wants to learn to sew. If you have the time and interest, I would love if you checked out my blog of kids projects etc at Kartwheels. Take good care!

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