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May 27, 2022 at 01:39 AM UTC

I unashamedly have to say that I love Micarah and I thank you Kitty for once again making my day.

Shannon Ellefson

May 18, 2022 at 11:35 AM UTC

Oh my goodness! Micarah is hilarious. 😂 I’ll have to go and find her other videos. I don’t sew, but she’s so awesome it doesn’t matter. Lol.


May 17, 2022 at 02:45 PM UTC

I guess I’m really the odd man (woman) out. I don’t want to watch YouTube videos unless it’s a tutorial of something I actually am trying to learn. And I’d rather read a blog post by Kitty than watch a video with her saying the same material. I absorb and remember better what I read. I don’t retain much of what I just hear without seeing words as well. I guess the world is leaving me behind and I’ll have to enjoy the old paper books when people aren’t even writing ebooks any more because they made a YouTube video.


May 16, 2022 at 04:51 AM UTC

I love Nerd Forge! I do a lot of crafting myself, but I also think it’s very satisfying to watch other people make stuff. Rachel Maksy (does a variety of projects, lots of sewing and cosplay) Studson Studio, and North of the Border (model building) are some of my favorites lately. There’s some language in some of their videos, so maybe not 100% kid friendly, but really entertaining to watch!


May 11, 2022 at 07:11 AM UTC

Okay, NerdForge is going on my list of favorites. Thank you very much, Kitty!
Say, how are you doing? Is there anything we can do for you? We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers, and I must thank you once again for being you, for your writing, and the way you have blessed all our lives with laughter and love and sass and friendship.


May 10, 2022 at 05:46 PM UTC

Definitely have to check these channels out, thanks Kitty so much for sharing them.


May 10, 2022 at 05:47 AM UTC

Oooh yeah, nerd forge is such a great channel!


May 10, 2022 at 03:58 AM UTC

Love these cool crafty ideas!!💕🥰

Need a break?

My health issues slowed me down a bit in April, which meant I had more time to relish in my most guilty of guilty pleasures: Crafting! Or more correctly, watching people craft. (I can’t do anything DIY or crafty worth a hill of beans.)

I found so much cool stuff, that I decided to show you some of my favorite finds! I am aware that as an author it’s a little odd I’m discussing an entirely different entertainment form, but all of these craft makers and creators were so comforting when I was feeling miserable, and I’m hoping they might be able to bring you a bit of joy today, too. (And don’t worry, I’m feeling a lot better now!)

So, let’s look at some of my favorite crafting/creating youtube channels!

To start our list, here’s Sweet Impact!

Sweet Impact is a cake making/decorating channel, in which our intrepid baker shows off his amazing decorating skills in one minute clips! Highly recommend if you’re stuck waiting for an appointment or in line to pick up your kiddo, particularly since his videos are perfectly formatted for cell phone viewing. (Also, Sweet Impact is kid safe!)

Up next we have one of my favorite seamstresses ever, Micarah Tewers!

Micarah serves the incredibly niche market of funny/entertaining sewing tutorials. Seriously, even if you have zero interest in learning how to sew, Micarah is bound to entertain you with her unique and quirky humor. She’s made a slew of Disney Princess dresses that I’m sure my fairy tale Champions will love, but I chose to share this particular tutorial of hers as many of you have shared with me that the Barbie movies are actually quite entertaining! (Micarah is also kid friendly!)

What about if you’re in the mood for something that’s more on the artistic and soothing side of crafting? I’ve got you covered with my next pick, Azukibean Hobbies

Azukibean Hobbies is based in Australia, and she does a lot of adorable and creative crafts, from making tiny books with washi tape, to DIY bookmarks! Her channel has a lot of bright colors and soothing music, with no talking at all–but she does have subtitles so make sure you turn those on! I particularly like this video I selected to share with this post, because the Book Nook kit she makes is available on Etsy! (There’s actually a slew of them, including a forest one with a massive deer that I’ve been eyeing up for months!) So if you’ve ever been interested in a book nook kit, this will give you a pretty good idea of the work that goes into them. (Azukibean is also 100% kid safe!)

For something equally as memorizing, but in a totally different crafting style, I recommend Royalty Soaps!

Royalty Soaps is run by the youtuber Katie–the Duchess of suds! She’s got lots videos with a wide variety soap designs–she’s done everything from Lord of the Rings to Disney Princess designs, more recently she did a cow soap, and she’s also done a series of Studio Ghibli soaps! Royalty Soaps is perfect to have playing in the background if you’re cooking/cleaning, or to watch if you’re just relaxing after a long day of work! (Royalty soaps is fully kid safe!)

Finally, we have one of the most well known DIY-ers/crafters team in the nerd realm, Nerd Forge!

Nerd Forge is a Norwegian couple-team, and they do everything from giant model replicas of castles, to book bindings, book nooks, resin casting, cosplay props, and more. If you want to see amazing crafts that most of us mere mortals couldn’t possibly hope to recreate, this is your channel! Their creations–and the work they do to bring them to life–are amazing! Important: Nerd Forge gets a PG-13 rating for swearing! 

Do you have any crafters/DIY-ers you like to watch–or even projects of your own? Leave a comment down below to share! Until next time, thanks for reading, Champions!

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